New opportunity for QCA students to display their work to the public

Machinery Street Galleries is an initiative of QCA Galleries and Lendlease, presenting an exciting new avenue for undergraduate Fine Art and Photography students from the Queensland College of Art (QCA) to exhibit and present their work to the public.

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Work from students of QCA’s Lighting as a Visual Language

Luz is an exhibition that explores creative interpretations of light through the medium of zine. The research and development behind this project was conducted in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Design Library, The Edge and Zics (Zine & Indie Comic Symposium 2018).

Shaped by their means of production, self-published zines, tomes and periodicals have seeped into mainstream culture. From the extreme, goal-oriented, professional and slick to the deliberate, activist, naive and the shambling, the liberating force of self-publishing allows for greater differentiation in terms of content, distribution and editorial say.

These students analyse the emotional and expressive qualities of their imagery through the application of light and form and contextualise their practice in terms of the characterisation of the subject and how this translates into meaning within the context of the Zine.

The exhibition runs until 6 July 2018.

Past exhibition March 2018 – June 2018

Cambodia in Sight

QCA Cambodia Documentary In-Field, 2018

Artists: Alesia Tabone, Sara Goddard, Jack Hart, Dylan Crawford, James O’Reilly, Alexandra Gonzalez-Mendoza, Joshua Prieto, Molly Burley, Debra Harrip, Ari Balle-Bowness, Kate Ryan, Margaux Kendall, Lilly McKenzie, Lily Mitchell,  Jennifer Colverson, Kathy Foster, Jake Day, Chantel Hallam.

This exhibition is the outcome of the QCA In-Field Documentary Project, one of the Global Mobility international programs of the Bachelor of Photography. Dr Heather Faulkner, Dr Kelly McIlvenny and Nobel-Prize co-laureate (Ottawa Treaty 1997) John Rodsted lead this fifth iteration of the in-field documentary course in Cambodia.

Students from the Bachelor of Photography, the Bachelor of Journalism and the Griffith Film School worked with local NGOs and their beneficiaries to uncover the stories of every-day Cambodians, producing photo stories and short documentary films. The three-week in-field course was conducted in Cambodia in January, 2018.

Past exhibition November 2017 – March 2018

Work by Jessica Byrne

Jessica Byrne

Bachelor of Fine Art, Interdisciplinary Sculpture

The VANarty Chair, IVy? and Mockelier

Mixed media sculpture installation

Jessica Byrne creates multimedia sculptures and installations from found and refurbished objects. Byrne’s work references the place where the material was collected from, either physically or socially. By exploring her local environments and emulating them into physical objects, Byrne engages with social themes that effect the body and identity.

Work by Jessica Dinsdale

Jessica Dinsdale

Bachelor of Fine Art, Interdisciplinary Sculpture

Tree Weave

Jute, string and charcoal

Jessica Dinsdale’s practice is centred on drawing, and incorporates various media such as ink, charcoal, jute and string to explore new dimensions within her work. Dinsdale is interested in connecting the materials of man with the natural world, by exploring the physical and psychical nature of our experience.

Work by Ronda Sharpe

Ronda Sharpe

Bachelor of Fine Art, Interdisciplinary Sculpture

Everything is Connected

Woven baskets: data cables, wire, ochre and bond crete

Ronda Sharpe is an environmental artist who promotes awareness of waste in our ecosystem by creating artworks made from reusable everyday mediums that are considered trash. Sharpe’s woven baskets represent the connection between ancient Indigenous women’s cultural practices and our current fast-paced lifestyle and use of high technology.

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