We in the Arts would like to take the opportunity to thank Yves Avila who sold his beautiful pastel portrait to the Media department. Pictured is Yves, with the drawing in the Media room in the new Visual Arts building.


The artwork is a pastel and cartridge paper and took Yves several weeks to complete.


In VCE Media, students study representation and in particular the representation of females in media products like film and television. This image, taken from the video game Alien: Isolation is a symbol of a strong female character, paying homage to the character Ripley, from the first Alien film, often known as the first female action heroine.