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Representational painting, drawing and sculpture centering on the human figure have returned to assert their prominence in the mainstream of visual art, and figurative art is once again at the forefront. From ancient to recent times, artists have used the human form as a means to express their innermost thoughts and highest ideals. Historically, artists devoted years of training to master the nuances and complexities of the body's representation in art.

Today, the Melbourne Academy of Fine Art advances this enduring tradition as the basis for the development of vital contemporary art. The study of the human body and its conceptual and metaphorical aspects are central to the Academy's intensive training.


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Director:  Pilar de la Torre

Pilar de la Torre, artist and teacher.  Studied at Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney, Australia, where she won a scholarship at the school in 1997.  Pursued further art training in Florence 2004.

Main passion is drawing the life figure and portraiture.  Pilar has entered major art prizes such as the Archibald and the Portia Geach awards.  In 2005, a portrait entered into the Archibald prize was selected into the "Salon the Refuse" exhibition in Sydney, Australia.

Working in all mediums including print making, etching and lithography.

Pilar has been granted commissions and her work can be found in many  private collections.



Contact Information

For all enquires, please contact us by telephone, on the number below or email the course information email address.  We will endeavor to respond as soon as possible.


International: +61413 527 485   Within Australia: 0413 527 485


Course Info:




Hampton East, Melbourne



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PO Box 7442 Beaumaris, 3193







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