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October - December

2008 Degree Shows

Degree Show 2008

The Sydney College of the Arts annual Degree Shows will be on display from mid-November to mid-December 2008. The Undergraduate Degree Show opens on Tuesday 18 November, 6.00 – 8.00pm.

‘I’d been driving down Sydney’s Victoria Road for 50 years. I decided to walk it.’

David Watson

Sydney College of the Arts PhD candidate, David Watson's exhibition Walking With Cars will run from 22 to 30 November 2008, at Brush Farm House.

New Works by Helen Pynor

Helen Pynor

PhD candidate, Helen Pynor will be exhbiting new works at Dominik Mersch Gallery until 22 November.

Shoot the Chef

Niobe Syme

Master of Documentary Photography candidate, Niobe Syme was announced the winner of the Sydney Morning Herald Shoot the Chef student art prize.

July - September

The Fertilization of Drako Vülen's cheese pizza

Tom Arthur

Tom Arthur's The Fertilization of Drako Vülen's cheese pizza will be on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 6 September to 23 November 2008.

Point of Origin


SCA graduates Huseyin Sami and Rolande Souliere will showcase their work in the exhibition Point of Origin at Artspace.

Refusal of Reality: Subjective Positions in Contemporary Photography

Tim Kellner

Refusal of Reality, curated by inaugural visiting research fellow Tim Kellner, will open on Tuesday 9 September.

Chromatic Visions


Chromatic Visions, an exhibition featuring photographs of Native North American culture by Edward S. Curtis, accompanied by works of Tracey Moffatt, Fiona Foley and John Nixon, will be on display at SCA during September.

Rose Shamrock and Thistle

Three Weeds

The 4th Annual 3 Weeds Art Prize will be announced on Wednesday 10 September.

Desperately Trying To Tell You Something

Ben Terakes

Andrew Newman and Ben Terakes explore the idea of the artist as romantic through new works on display at Firstdraft.

YokoPeace (the space between us)

Kim Connerton

In YokoPeace (the space between us), a photographic installation, PhD candidate Kim Connerton performs as Yoko Ono and herself.

New Student Galleries at SCA

Danny Kennedy

Deadspace and the Abattoir will provide students with the opportunity to exhibit their work regularly in an experimental student environment.


Chantal Labbe

Sydney College of the Arts Graduate, Chantal Labbe is currently exhibiting her paintings, REgurgitators, in the Tripod Café, Darlington.

U - Beaut: Utility 2008

Marion LeGrand

Utility, an annual exhibition of work by Object Art and Design students at SCA, explores the theme U-Beaut and the idea of an Australian vernacular.


Ryszard Dabek

Fader, a new installation-based work by Ryszard Dabek, draws upon the abandoned utopian architectural projects of Mid 20th Century Warsaw while engaging the material detritus of the era.

Young Filmmaker's Debut On DVD

Julian Shaw

Julian Shaw's debut film Darling! The Peter-Dirk Uys Story will be released nationwide on DVD on August 4.

Art: Histories, Theories and Exceptions

Adam Geczy

Art: Histories, Theories and Exceptions, a book by Dr Adam Geczy, has been published through Berg Publishers, Oxford and New York.



Andrew Burrell and Trish Adams announced as the recipients of the Australia Council for the Arts collaborative massive multi-user virtual environment arts project.

Urban Jealousy

Hidden Identity

Sahar Hosseinabadi, a Master of Visual Arts candidate at SCA has been selected for the 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran.

Cairns to the Cape: A Photographic Journey

Nathan Kelly

New photographic work by Nathan David Kelly will be exhibited at the Cairns Regional Gallery in July.

SCA at the Biennale


Professor Ross Gibson invites you to have Conversations, at the 2008 Biennale of Sydney.

April - June

2nd Biennial: 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge

Hinterding / Haines

Joyce Hinterding and David Haines, will exhibit a new collaborative work titled Black Canyon and Earth Field, at the San Jose Museum of Art.

Without Borders, Outsider Art in an Antipodean Context

Outsider Art

Without Borders, an exhibition curated by Glenn Barkley, a PhD candidate at Sydney College of the Arts, and Peter Fay, will be on display at MUMA, Monash University, until 21 June.

My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble


My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble, curated by the German artist Tilman, will open on Thursday 5 June.

Exquisite Corpse: A Visual Research Collaboration

Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite Corpse, a collaborative research project involving current students and Alumni from Sydney College of the Arts and Parsons the New School for Design, on display until 14 June.

The Fragile Absolute

Fragile Absolute

The Fragile Absolute, an exhibition by MVA and PhD candidates from Sydney College of the Arts, will open this week at the Delmar Gallery.

Karin Findeis samples the Macleay Museum

Karin Findeis

samples (A Taxonomy of Objects), an exhibition by Karin Findeis, a lecturer in Jewellery and Object at SCA, will be on display at the University of Sydney’s Macleay Museum until 12 June.

Lindy Lee Features on ABC's Artscape - Artists at Work

Lindy Lee

Sydney College of the Arts senior lecturer, Dr Lindy Lee, will feature on this weeks Artscape – Artists at Work.

Sydney Underground Film Festival


Sydney Underground Film Festival, Directed by SCA Graduate Stefan Popescu, is calling for entries for 2008.

Thirty Two Heavy

Flight Recorder, Melissa Laing

Sydney College of the Arts PhD candidate, Melissa Laing’s exhibition celebrates and critiques a form of movement, international air travel, that has become embedded in our social and political world.

SCA Graduate Sean Lowry Celebrates International Music Success

Sean Lowry

Celebrity Drug Disasters, a production partnership between Sydney College of the Arts graduate Dr Sean Lowry and Rob Taylor, have secured a soundtrack commission for an international promotional trailer release.

Alternate: Have our successes become our failures?

Powerplant 3, Jennifer Norman

Photomedia student, Jennifer Norman explores current environmental issues through visually contradictory photographs of industry in her exhibition Alternate.

Helen Pynor wins Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photographic Award

Constipation Detail, Helen Pynor

PhD candidate, Helen Pynor has been announced joint winner of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photographic Award.

Sydney College of the Arts Ranks High in SCEQ Results

Sydney College of the Arts

SCA has once again proved its reputation as a provider of high quality teaching at the University of Sydney.

Julian Dashper Visits Sydney College of the Arts

Julian Dashper

New Zealand artist, Julian Dashper will be a Visiting Scholar at Sydney College of the Arts until 28 April.

January - March

Graduate Fiona Lowry wins prestigious Moran Prize

Winning painting by Lowry

University of Sydney graduate Fiona Lowry was announced winner of the richest portrait prize in the world this week.

Home Brewed: Australian literary classics at the Sulman

Bader with selected paniting

Current student Vilma Bader has been selected as a finalist in the Sulman Prize for her painting Home Brewed.

Glass student sees her way clear into a design future

Memory taps

Glass artist Lee Mathers has won a peer award, a place in a competitive graduate exhibition and a residency in Scotland all in the space of a few months.

Carrick Grant

carrick grant

Investigators into the role of the PhD in creative arts have received $100,000 towards their study.

SCA new digital artist wins Luminaires competition

Vlad da Cunha, Congonhas Airport, 2007

Vlad da Cunha, a graduand of the University of Sydney, recently won the Luminaires competition for his photo essay, 17.07.07: a day on the life of Sao Paolo.