LCAD is Australia's leading Visual Art & Design College

Australia's leading Visual Art & Design College

Visual Art, Photography, Graphic Design

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LCAD is home to a diverse range of professional and academic staff who are committed to delivering an exceptional education. All are practicing artists and designers who understand the interface between education and professional practice.

Bion Balding

Having Founded LCAD in 1995, Bion is both a Director and Course Coordinator at LCAD. With a BA (Fine Art) from the Victorian College of the Art (VCA), Bion has exhibited throughout Australia. Having been a previous recipient of the Australian Council Owen Tooth Studio Residency in Vence, France, and winner of the St Kilda Art Prize in 1988, Bion has taught in Painting at La Trobe University prior to founding LCAD.


Dr Martina Copley

Martina Copley is an artist, educator, and writer with significant experience as an independent curator of contemporary art in various contexts. She is currently an Artistic Director and the Gallery Coordinator at Blindside Art Space. With a BA Philosophy, Psychology and Fine Art from Melbourne University, BA Photography Victorian College of the Arts (VCA, Curatorship & Museum Management Post Graduate from Melbourne University, Master of Contemporary Art from VCA, PhD of Fine Arts from VCA, Dipl…


Merrin Eirth

Merrin has been exhibiting her work in Australia and Internationally since the early 1980’s. She has been awarded several profiled art prizes and artist residencies and her work continues to be collected in many significant public and private art collections. Merrin is also a very experienced educator in art at tertiary level. Included in her 22 years of teaching painting and drawing at university art colleges her most recent position was Head of the Drawing School at the VCA.


Dr Michael Mark

Michael serves as Head of Art at LCAD, holds a BA from Occidental College, Los Angeles, an MFA from the Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston, and a PhD from The University of Melbourne/VCA. He has lectured extensively in the US and Australia including at the University of Melbourne/School of Creative Arts, Deakin University, the Centre for Ideas/VCA, and the Ian Potter Conservation Centre. Michael has shown work in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, and is a previous recipient of a Netherland Am…


Jackie Ralph

MA Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts / BA Fine Art Victoria College Prahran / CIV TAE40116 Assessment & Training / Jackie has exhibited her work in drawing, painting, and sculpture in numerous group and solo shows. Her work is held in public and private collections in Australia. Jackie has traveled extensively and lived in London, New York, and Japan. has taught for a number of years at Victoria University and LCAD.


Nicola Hardy

NICOLA HARDY / GRAPHIC DESIGN BA Sociology & Literature, University of Tasmania / Diploma of Viaul Art / Diploma of Graphic Design / Cambridge Celta Certificate / CIV TAE40116 Assessment & Training updated RMIT. Nicola has been successfully practicing in graphic design since 2005 and has taught graphic design at RMIT, Deakin University, and in Spain, since 2006. She has been running her print-based graphic design and illustration business Secret Envelope Productions since 2005. Clients have inc…


Greg Giannis

GREG GIANNIS Greg is a media artist with a multi-disciplinary practice. He has a PhD Victoria University, Master of Arts RMIT, BEng(Elec) Monash University, Diploma of VET, Cert IV TAE40110 in Training & Assessment. Greg has taught for over 25 years in TAFE’s (Digital Media), universities (Art & Design, Education), Currently, he is a sessional teacher/lecturer/subject coordinator in the School of Education at La Trobe university, ACU and UNE in the areas of Digital Technologies, Design and Tech…