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SCA postgraduate works go on display


6 December 2010

Jack McGrath, Master of Fine Arts Candidate, Journey to the Centre of the Mind, Still from stop motion animation.
Jack McGrath, Master of Fine Arts Candidate, Journey to the Centre of the Mind, Still from stop motion animation.

The 2010 Sydney College of the Arts Postgraduate Degree Show opens on Wednesday 8 December at the Rozelle Campus. Exhibited throughout SCA's galleries and studios, the exhibition will showcase the work of over 50 students completing their postgraduate degrees from the SCA Graduate School.

The works on display range from documentary photography, films, stop motion animation, glass, jewellery, ceramics, painting, performance, installation and much more.

Among the works on display will be a stop motion film by MFA candidate Jack McGrath. The film, Journey to the centre of the mind, has taken over three years to make, and has involved the support of students from across a diverse range of studios including Film and Digital Art, Glass, Ceramics and Printmedia. The 18-minute stop-motion animated film has been described as a fantastic trip into the human psyche.

Well known Australian art figure Sylvia Schwenk, who is completing her PhD at SCA and exhibits internationally, will also have work on display during the show. Her performance piece One day I think I'll lend a hand, but right now I need a new plasma TV, involves a group of performers in a grid formation performing simple and repetitive synchronised exercises.

Sylvia Schwenk, PhD Candidate, One day I think I'll lend a hand VIII, Sydney, 2009-10. Copyright & Image Courtesy the Artist. Represented by Artereal Gallery.
Sylvia Schwenk, PhD Candidate, One day I think I'll lend a hand VIII, Sydney, 2009-10. Copyright & Image Courtesy the Artist. Represented by Artereal Gallery.

The SCA Graduate School, established in 2007 and directed by Dr Debra Dawes, offers a range of postgraduate coursework and research degrees in Master of Documentary Photography; Master of Film and Digital Image; Master of Interactive and Digital Media; Master of Studio Art; Master of Fine Arts (formerly the Master of Visual Arts); and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


Event details

What: 2010 Sydney College of the Arts Postgraduate Degree Show

When: Opening 6 to 8pm, Wednesday 8 December. Exhibition continues to Wednesday 15 December

Where: Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Road, Rozelle Campus

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 11am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm


Media enquiries: Jacqueline Chowns, 9036 5404, 0434 605 018, jacqueline.chowns@sydney.edu.au