Kieran Orrell, Planet of the Dinosaurs, 2014, digital art, 1920x1080px. Image courtesy of the artist.

Kieran Orrell, Planet of the Dinosaurs, 2014, digital art, 1920x1080px. Image courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition Space: ANU School of Art Graduating Exhibition

From harsh, rough carvings depicting the emotional stages of grief to smooth kiln-formed glasswork, the ANU School of Art Graduating Exhibition is a feast for the senses.

SIMON JENKINS and RICHARD FOX take a trip around the year's showcase presentation.

It starts with an inspiration. A moment. A life-long dream given an igniting spark.

It takes months of planning, crafting and perfecting.

It consists of weeks of lectures and tutorials; many hours of research.

To create that artwork that represents you takes a lot of time, dedication, patience, skill and know how.

And the culmination of this journey is a place in the annual ANU School of Art Graduating Exhibition.

To sit your artwork alongside your contemporaries, to show off your talents to corporate and individual patrons, to gain a career foothold - it's worth it.

For Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons) graduate Nicholas Adams, a moment of inspiration came from a technological flaw.

His series of glass bowls (pictured left) features designs inspired by classic computer games, such as Space Invaders and Super Mario Land.

One creation, the Glitch Bowl, focuses on the curse of the gamer - the glitch.