The QCA is a thriving community of artists, designers, photographers and creative thinkers

At the Queensland College of Art, we've built a strong, tight-knit creative community. We teach creative innovation and adaptability and saw the results of that as we adapted to COVID-19.

Our QCA students, staff and alumni continue to push creative boundaries and we are proud to showcase these stories, projects and exhibitions. We'll update this page regularly and encourage you to engage with us further through our social media channels.


Alumnus exhibition at Queensland State Archives

Fragments of Remembering is a new body of work by Yuwaalaraay, Gamilaraay and Koama artist and QCA Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art alumnus Melissa Stannard. Developed from her research into archival records of Aboriginal reserves, missions and family members, Melissa is exhibiting at the Queensland State Archives until 30 September 2020.

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Art graduates selected for national exhibition

Three QCA graduates, Emma Hutton, Jody Rallah and Michelle Vine, are in the running for a $50,000 prize as part of the Hatched National Graduate Show. The prestigious exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art showcases the country’s best up-and-coming artists with work spans painting, sculpture, photography, installation, textiles, sound and video.

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Support the work of Indigenous artists at Griffith

Awards and prizes are presented by Griffith University with the support of community donations. The Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art degree is exclusively for Indigenous students, taught by Indigenous teachers and has established the careers of many leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Donate now to contribute to CAIA prizes and awards.

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Finalists announced for painting prize

Congratulations to the 36 artists selected for the 2020 Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting Finalists' Exhibition 2020! The awards night will be held on Thursday 26 November 2020, Webb Gallery, QCA, Brisbane.

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Natalya Hughes exhibition tour

Join 2020 QAGOMA Artist Ambassador and Queensland College of Art fine art lecturer, Natalya Hughes for a tour of her recent exhibition 'Maybe I was painting the woman in me' at Milani Gallery. Natalya explains her inspirations, artistic processes and response to the ‘Woman’ paintings of Willem de Kooning.

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Alumnus wins artists' book prize

Congratulations QCA alumnus Michael Phillips, who was recently announced as the winner in the 2020 Libris Awards, Category 3, Artspace Mackay Foundation Tertiary Artists’ Book Award for his work, 'Between earth, four views' 2020, woodblock print, 27 x 19.5 cm.

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Portrait of a pandemic: documenting COVID-19’s impact

QCA has teamed up with the State Library of Queensland to document the impact of COVID-19 across the state. QCA photography program director Dr Heather Faulkner pulled together a group of accomplished alumni, each tasked with capturing 100 portraits from around Queensland.

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Revealing Queensland’s forgotten Indigenous history

Queensland College of Art postdoctoral fellow Dr Fiona Foley has won the inaugural Monica Clare Research Fellowship. The fellowship is designed to explore Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures using the State Library’s collections.

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Passion drives QCA photojournalist student

Great profile in the UNSW Newsworthy blog on Queensland College of Art photography student Isabella Porras, focusing on her internship with The Sydney Morning Herald during the catastrophic bushfires in early 2020.

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Indigenous artists reach finals of national art prize

Three artists from the Queensland College of Art have made the finals of the prestigious Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA). The awards showcase the best Australian Indigenous art from emerging and established artists around the country.

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Griffith 3D print experts create PPE equipment

Griffith’s expertise and 3D printers are being used to help manufacture essential protective equipment for frontline health workers across Australia in response to COVID-19.

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QCA lecturer designs revolutionary ventilator

Industrial design lecturer Dr Sam Canning has created a prototype ventilator from everyday items that could be used to save lives in developing countries.

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Griffith University Art Museum

What's on?

Griffith University Art Museum is custodian of the Griffith University Art Collection, a significant public art collection in Queensland. See what's on during this time, including online and interactive resources like artist talks, videos and podcasts; adult and children's workshops; education kits, publications and resources.

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Online exhibitions

QCA Galleries

New online exhibitions

QCA Galleries are a facility of the Queensland College Art. Exhibitions, guest lectures and artist talks are programmed throughout the year. This online gallery space presents an opportunity for you to access exhibitions online. New exhibitions are added on a regular basis.

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Link up with your Griffith community

It's important we remain supportive of each other. Stay connected with your peers and enrich your studies online.

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At Griffith we encourage you, as our valued alumni, to stay connected with your University and your alumni network.

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Join a vibrant and innovative community of creative thinkers

QCA Live is the central hub breaking new ground by offering you platforms to redirect, challenge and rethink where you can take your creative career. Explore studio courses, work-integrated learning, professional development, real world projects, industry engagement, and mobility opportunities.

Latest news

First Nations academic wins epic public art commission

16 Jun 2021

Dr Bianca Beetson will create one of Australia’s largest public artworks after securing a highly...

Art Museum honoured for book on QCA alumnus  

10 Jun 2021

Griffith University Art Museum has won a national prize for a book showcasing the work of First...

Student hits the road to research digital nomads

03 Jun 2021

PhD candidate Alejandra Ramirez Vidal will spend the next year travelling across Australia in a...

New exhibition celebrates women who dare

27 May 2021

Art and design students are shining a spotlight on Brisbane’s early female leaders.

Griffith walks the talk for National Reconciliation Week

24 May 2021

Griffith University is leading the way in creating meaningful educational and employment...

Emerging artist selected for national showcase

05 May 2021

Recent QCA graduate Renee Kire is in the running for Australia’s most significant prize for...

Creating cultural connections through art and medicine

28 Apr 2021

QCA graduate Marianne Wobcke has received an Australia Council Award for her pioneering work using...

Griffith showcases art and science at Curiocity Festival

11 Mar 2021

Lecturers have created the world’s largest acoustic guitar – a mind-blowing multi-disciplinary...

Griffith alumni inspire young girls to dream big

11 Mar 2021

A social enterprise collaboration between Griffith alumni is breaking down gender stereotypes in...

First Peoples artists unveil stunning public art commission

11 Feb 2021

A pair of Griffith alumni are showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art by creating an...

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QCA Graduate exhibitions

South Bank Queensland College of Art graduate exhibition

South Bank graduate exhibitions

See works from Design, Creative & Interactive Media, Photography, Fine Art, and Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art students from QCA South Bank campus.

Wednesday 30 October 2019 6 – 9 pm
Exhibitions remain open 31 October – 3 November 2019, 10 am – 4 pm
South Bank campus, 226 Grey Street, South Brisbane

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Gold Coast graduate exhibition

Gold Coast graduate exhibition

See works from Design, Creative & Interactive Media, Digital Media, and Industrial Design students from the QCA Gold Coast campus.

Friday 1 November 2019 6.30 – 9 pm
One night only
Gold Coast campus, G14 Precinct, Parklands Drive

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Honours and postgraduate Queensland College of Art graduate exhibition

Honours/postgraduate exhibitions

See works from Master of Visual Arts, Master of Design, and Honours students from the QCA Gold Coast and South Bank campuses.

Friday 15 November 2019 6 – 9 pm
Exhibitions remain open 18 – 23 November 2019,
10 am – 4 pm
QCA Galleries, South Bank campus

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