News and Events

SCA studio speed dating finds the perfect course match

20 August 2014

Find your perfect course match at Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) on Saturday 30 August. As part of the University of Sydney’s Open Day, art students exploring their options for tertiary study in 2015 are invited to join a Studio Speed Date for an introduction to the range of studio facilities and creative expertise on offer at SCA.

More to an image than meets the eye

30 July 2014

As society becomes increasingly desensitised to the daily deluge of images that are generated through digital technologies, a new exhibition at Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) explores how contemporary artists engage with the image in today’s world.

Fiona Lowry wins the Archibald

18 July 2014

Congratulations to Sydney College of the Arts alumna Fiona Lowry who has won the 2014 Archibald for her portrait of renowned Australian architect Penelope Seidler.

Jonny Niesche wins SCA’s top art prize

10 July 2014

At the opening of the FAUVETTE 2014 exhibition last night, Sydney College of the Arts announced emerging, Sydney-based contemporary artist Jonny Niesche this year’s winner of the annual Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship.

The Image in Question - an international arts conference in Sydney

8 July 2014

The image-saturated world that we live in today will be under scrutiny at an international, interdisciplinary conference and exhibition at Sydney College of the Arts from 1 to 3 August.

SCA Dean’s Korean exhibition of the experience of inbetween

7 July 2014

Sydney College of the Art's Dean, Professor Colin Rhodes, has opened a solo exhibition in South Korea over the weekend, alongside renowned Korean performance artist, art critic and Honam University Professor, Yoon Jin Sup, at Seoul’s Kunst Doc Gallery and Institute.

The shortlist for SCA’s top art prize

20 June 2014

Sydney College of the Arts has announced the artists shortlisted for its annual $28,000 art prize: Matthew Hopkins, Emily Hunt, Biljana Jancic, Jonny Niesche and Tony Schwensen. The 2014 prize winner will be announced at the opening of the finalists' exhibition on Wednesday 9 July at the University of Sydney's contemporary art school in Rozelle.

A man of metal

13 June 2014

For nearly twenty years, Sydney College of the Arts graduate Kenny Son has straddled two cultures. The talented designer was born in South Korea but migrated to Sydney in 1996. He is fluent in English and Korean and is equally at home in either nation. He has an abiding love of art, craft and design which he carries with him in these quite different settings.

'Primavera 2014' curated by Mikala Dwyer

4 June 2014

Artist and SCA lecturer Mikala Dwyer is the guest curator for Primavera 2014, the annual exhibition that showcases Australian artists aged 35 years and under at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Global Veins

15 May 2014
Gloria Bohorquez’s latest installation Global Veins currently showing in the Graduate School Gallery, invites the visitor to consider nature as a reason to pause, observe, absorb the detail and reflect on the inter-connectivity between the natural world and its inhabitants.

Staff as leading artists in new SCA exhibition

13 May 2014
Several prominent Australian contemporary artists on staff at Sydney College of the Arts will exhibit their signature artworks in a new exhibition at the University of Sydney’s Rozelle campus. Well recognised names including Lindy Lee, Mikala Dwyer and Julie Rrap are among ten artists who will feature in From A Near Future showing at SCA from this Thursday 15 May until 6 June.

Kaldor Public Art Projects moves into SCA

4 April 2014
Sydney-based Kaldor Public Art Projects, well known for many decades now for their ground-breaking contemporary art projects with international artists, is moving into Sydney College of the Arts at the University of Sydney's Rozelle Campus from 1 April 2014.

SCA joins Sydney in celebrating contemporary art

7 March 2014
As contemporary art moves into the Sydney spotlight this month when two major art festivals Art Month and the Biennale are staged, the University of Sydney’s art school in Rozelle will showcase its emerging artists in a suite of new exhibitions that officially open on Thursday 13 March.

International artists in residence give first Art Talk at SCA

5 March 2014
Artist duo Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson, from Spain and Iceland respectively and current artists in residence at Sydney College of the Arts in Rozelle, will give the first Art Talk of 2014 on Thursday 6 March.

Marc Leuthold at Sydney College of the Arts

Sydney College of the Arts welcomes 2013 visiting Research Fellow, Marc Leuthold, Professor of Art at The State University of New York, Potsdam.

Tracey Moffatt Joins Sydney College of the Arts

Tracey Moffatt, one of Australia’s best known and most highly internationally acclaimed contemporary artists, has joined Sydney College of the Arts as a long-term research resident.

Danie Mellor Appointed Chair of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts

The Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, has appointed Sydney College of the Arts Senior Lecturer, Danie Mellor, as Chair of the Visual Arts Board at the Australia Council for three years from 16 May 2013.

Adam Geczy and Blak Douglas' exhibition, BOMB, at the AAMU

Sydney College of the Arts Senior Lecturer, Adam Geczy, and Blak Douglas' exhibition, BOMB, will be on display at the AAMU from 11 June 2013 to 5 January 2014. Philosopher, author and art historian Lieven De Cauter, lecturer at the University of Leuven, will give a talk on the Art and Activism in the Age of Globalization at the exhibition opening on Thursday 20 June, from 4.30 to 7pm. The key work of the exhibition, BOMB, will then be unveiled in a special way during the opening.

Double Take

The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) will present Double Take a forum in conjunction with the current exhibitions by Professor Brad Buckley, The Slaughterhouse Project: Alignment and Boundaries (L’Origine du monde) and I wonder whether that’s Joanna Hiffernan with a Brazilian (revisited) and Associate Professor John Conomos, The Spiral of Time.

Intersections: Indigenous art in the Contemporary

Sydney College of the Arts will host the panel discussion Intersections: Indigenous art in the Contemporary, as part of the 2013 artalks program on Wednesday 17 April, from 12 to 1pm. The panel discussion, chaired by SCA Senior Lecturer, Dr Danie Mellor, will feature presentations by key Australian art identities.

Fashion and orientalism: a history of cross-pollination

A new book by Adam Geczy, an artist and a lecturer at the Sydney College of the Arts, is the first comprehensive survey of Orientalism in fashion. Titled Fashion and Orientalism, Geczy's book sees fashion as a history of cross-pollination, exchange - and sometimes outright stealing - between the East and the West.

New Works by Brad Buckley and John Conomos at the Australian Centre for Photography

Professor Brad Buckley and Associate Professor John Conomos' new exhibitions will be exhibited at the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) from Saturday 2 March to Sunday 19 May 2013. The exhibitions by Buckley and Conomos were commissioned by the ACP as part of an ambitious new program of major works.

Fashion and Orientalism: Dress, Textiles and Culture from the 17th to the 21st Century

Sydney College of the Arts is proud to announce the publication of Fashion and Orientalism: Dress, Textiles and Culture from the 17th to the 21st Century, by Senior Lecturer, Adam Geczy.

Put Your Hand Up

The University of Sydney is calling for entries from current students and recent graduates from Sydney College of the Arts to design the University of Sydney 2013 Sea of Hands for National Reconciliation Week.

2013 Art Month Sydney and Rozelle Contemporary Art Precinct Program Launch

On Thursday 21 March, Sydney College of the Arts will launch the 2013 Art Month Sydney and Rozelle Contemporary Art Precinct (RCAP) program. Highlights of the program include New Olds: Design between Tradition and Innovation in the SCA Galleries, Shadows of Strange Things in the SCA Graduate School Gallery, Out-and-Out in the DedSpace Gallery, as well as performances by Filthy Children and Pia van Gelder.

Postdoctoral appointments at Sydney College of the Arts

In a first for an Australian visual arts faculty, Sydney College of the Arts has appointed two postdoctoral researchers. While postdoctoral positions have been common in science and humanities faculties for some time, this is the first time such a career path has existed for researchers in the visual arts.

Body of Water

Body of Water, an exhibition of new video works by Sydney College of the Arts Associate Professor, Anne Ferran, will be presented by the Sutton Gallery in Fitzroy, Victoria, from Friday 8 February to Saturday 9 March.

Sydney College of the Arts Rated Above World Standard

The world-class standard of the University of Sydney and Sydney College of the Arts research has been confirmed in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluations announced on 6 December, 2012.