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VCE Season of Excellence

StArt Up: Top Arts 2017

The exhibition presents outstanding work by students who have completed Art or Studio Arts studies in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and provides insight into young people’s ideas, thinking and creative practices.

Top Arts is an exhibition of photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, ceramics, film and printmaking produced by VCE Art and VCE Studio Arts students, held at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

In 2017, the exhibition will run from Thursday 23 March to Sunday 16 July 2017.

Applications for Top Arts 2017 close on Thursday 13 October 2016.

Open daily 10 am – 5 pm (Closed Good Friday, Open ANZAC Day 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm)

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square
NGV Studio
Ground Level

Download the StArt Up: Top Arts 2016 Exhibitor List (docx - 105.41kb) for a full list of the exhibitor’s selected for the 2016 exhibition,


Education Programs

A range of informative and interactive education programs supporting student and teacher professional learning, including introductory talks, folio viewings and sessions with exhibitors, educators, and gallery professionals are offered in conjunction with the exhibition.

Visit www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/education/ for online resources and further details.



For Top Arts education programs bookings, please contact:

The National Gallery of Victoria   
Phone: 03 8660 2340 (Weekdays 12.00 pm - 5.00 pm) 



The StArt Up:Top Arts 2016 catalogue is available from the NGV Australia Shop.


Public Programs

A range of public programs will be available on selected dates.
Visit ngv.vic.gov.au for further details or call (03) 8662 1555