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Spotlight Archive

QCA lecturer turns Zoom superstar during lockdown

Queensland College of Art lecturer Bill Platz has become a Zoom sensation thanks to a popular series of online art classes at the Queensland Art Gallery. Art lovers from around the globe have been tuning into drawing workshops streamed live from Dr Platz’s home studio in Brisbane.

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Pushing the boundaries of art and science

QCA Creative and Interactive Media graduate Jayden Allen creates pioneering work using high definition photography to 3D map objects. The designer won the Australian Decorative Fine Art Society (ADFAS) Gold Coast Scholarship to complete his Honours degree at QCA.

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Virtual tours of galleries worldwide hosted by QCA HDR candidates

QCA Higher Degree Research Candidates invite you to join them on a series of virtual tours to museums and galleries across the globe. Throughout July, candidates will share their research and emerging expertise on artists, designers, or collections in selected galleries or museums.

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Making Art Work

Making Art Work is a new commissioning initiative from the Institute of Modern Art, designed to feature work from artists, writers, and facilitators during and post COVID-19 lockdowns. Artists involved include QCA alumni Tony Albert, Susan Hawkins, Tori-Jay Mordey and more.

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Bursary supports artists from the bush

The Art in Bark Bursary supports high achieving students from regional and remote areas of Queensland who want to study fine art at the QCA. Recipient Anna Mahon says her studies at QCA have opened up a whole new world, learning from renowned artists and joining a community of like-minded passionate creatives.

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Entries open for national watercolour prize in landscape painting

Entries for The Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting are open until 17 July 2020. The overall winner will receive a $20,000 cash prize generously donated by Elaine Bermingham. Two highly commended prizes of $5,000 each will also be awarded.

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Honours scholarship opens up a world of opportunity

Industrial Design graduate Ashley Llambias won a Friends of the Arts Foundation scholarship to complete an Honours project that will improve life for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The scholarship will help fund the materials and technology to make her vision a reality.

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Photography alumnus wins World Press Photo Award

QCA photography alumnus Adam Ferguson has snapped up one of the world’s most prestigious photography prizes for his striking portraits of Yazidi refugees.

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Artists connect with audiences from home

QCA alumni will share work with audiences online from their home studios as part of a new residency at the Museum of Brisbane (MoB). Five of the ten creatives selected for the residency are students and alumni from Griffith University.

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Highly commended acknowledgements in the 2020 Alice Prize

Alumnus and Postdoctoral Fellow Fiona Foley, and alumnus Gerwyn Davies were acknowledged as Highly Commended in the 2020 Alice Prize National Contemporary Art Award.

Image: Fiona Foley, Hoodwinked (detail)

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Help our students continue their studies

To support students facing challenging times during this crisis, Griffith University established the Covid-19 Student Support Bursary.

If you can help, please join us and donate now.

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QCA alumni finalists in major Indigenous art award

QCA alumni Dylan Sarra, Jenna Lee and Ryan Presley are finalists in the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA), showcasing the very best Australian Indigenous art from around the country.

Image: 2019 Telstra NATSIAA Awards Ceremony and installation view

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Tony Albert's 'Healing Land, Remembering Country'

QCA Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art alumnus Tony Albert features in NIRIN: the 22nd Biennale of Sydney.

View Tony's work online.

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Exhibition features QCA CAIA students

QUT Art Museum exhibition Rites of Passage features QCA Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art graduates, including Shannon Brett as curator.

Image: Glennys BRIGGS, Swallow these words 2020 emu egg (etched) and silver sweet dish. Photo by Louis Lim.

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Exhibition walk-through with curator and QCA alumnus

Enjoy a walk-through tour of Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home with QCA alumnus Katina Davidson, Curator of Indigenous Art, QAGOMA, and co-curator of the exhibition. Visit our QCA Facebook page to read QCA lecturer Chari Larsson's review of the exhibition.

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