SCA GALLERY ARCHIVES - 2014

MARCH

SCA Galleries

New Contemporaries

New Contemporaries showcased the flair, imagination and professional confidence of contemporary artists emerging from Sydney College of the Arts Graduate School: Cigdem Aydemir, Lionel Bawden, Ella Condon, Shoufay Derz, Stevie Fieldsend, Adrian Gebers, Harley Ives, Owen Leong, Jonathan McBurnie, Jonny Niesche, Kate Scardifield, Lachlan Warner, and Simon Yates

Graduate School Gallery Program

The Man with the Movie Camera

The Man with the Movie Camera is a series of autobiographical works inspired by Dziga Vertovsʼ film of the same title. Through which James Nguyen explored the complicity of documentation in motivating and/or provoking a performance.


MAY

SCA Galleries

From a Near Future

From a Near Future, curated by Nicholas Tsoutas, featured work by SCA staff Mikala Dwyer, Matthys Gerber, Jan Guy, David Haines and Joyce Hinterding, Lindy Lee, Tom Loveday and Nicholas Tsoutas, Colin Rhodes and Julie Rrap.

Graduate School Gallery Program

Global Veins

Global Veins, an installation by Master of Fine Arts student Gloria Bohorquez, drew on the artist’s childhood fascination with nature and how those memories became the blood vessels of her Colombian-Australian identity


JULY

SCA Galleries

Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artist Travelling Scholarship

The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artist Travelling Scholarship is a $28,000 prize, awarded annually by Sydney College of the Arts to a graduate who has completed his or her study in the previous four years. The 2014 finalists were Matthew Hopkins, Emily Hunt, Biljana Jancic, Jonny Niesche, and Tony Schwensen. The winner was Jonny Niesche.


AUGUST

SCA Galleries

The Sceptical Image

The Sceptical Image, an exhibition staged in conjunction with The Image in Question conference, presented new work responding to the theme of scepticism by eleven contemporary artists, including SCA staff and students Ryszard Dabek, John Di Stefano, Janelle Evans, Cherine Fahd, Merilyn Fairskye, Anne Ferran, Tanya Peterson, Stefan Popescu, Margaret Seymour, Yanai Toister and Justin Trendall.

Madame B: Explorations in Emotional Capitalism

Madame B: Explorations in Emotional Capitalism, a multi-screen video installation by Mieke Bal and Michelle Williams Gamker, is inspired by Gustave Flaubert’s 1856 novel Madame Bovary, and questions the role of women in society. The installation explored different visual modes to create an immersive filmic experience.


SEPTEMBER

SCA Galleries

New Materialism

The New Materialism exhibition looked at the ways we produce, reproduce and consume our material environment, accompanying the 2014 Graduate School Conference and showcasing new work by SCA PhD candidates Madeleine Boyd, Kath Fries, Trevor Fry, Andre Hemer, Andrew Lavery, Elizabeth Pulie, Jane Shadbolt, Oliver Smith, Lachlan Warner, and ek1 (Kate Williams and Emma Hicks).


OCTOBER

SCA Galleries

Curating Feminism

The Curating Feminism exhibition was staged in conjunction with the Curating Feminism event at Sydney College of the Arts, which comprising keynote lectures, conference, curatorial masterclasses and a wikipedia-thon. The exhibition presents work informed by feminist perspectives negotiated between several curators and artists or artist collectives from around Australia, including Kelly Doley & Hissy Fit, Elvis Richardson, Virginia Fraser, Laura Castagnini & Alice Lang, Jo Holder, the Euraba Papermakers & Debra Dawes, Brigid Noone & Soda_Jerk, Jacqueline Millner with Philipa Veitch, Elizabeth Pulie, and Salote Tawale, and Alana Hunt and the artists at the Warmun Art Centre.

Graduate School Gallery Program

Other Worlds

Other Worlds explored the intersections of photomedia and sense of place through pinhole photography, facial recognition technology, still life, and found/reproduced photographs and featured new work by postgraduate students Jessica Bradford, Claire Conroy, Laura Grace and Yvette Hamilton.