Galleries and events

SCA Galleries play an important role in the life of Sydney College of the Arts as a resource and educational device for students and staff. By providing the community with access to a range of challenging and innovative exhibitions and events, the galleries also provide an opportunity for SCA to develop a public understanding and appreciation of contemporary art.

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2017 PROGRAMME

FEBRUARY

Image: Robin Hungerford, Same As It Ever Was (Educational Prop), 2016, Fibreglass, Acrylic Paint.

Nice One Picasso

Laneway Festival
Saturday 4 February (ticketed event)

Opening:
Wednesday 8 February, 6-8pm
Exhibition:
Thursday 9 February – Saturday 11 February, 11am-5pm

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Curated by Liam Garstang, Nice One Picasso is a contemporary art project for the Sydney leg of the 2017 St. Jerome's Laneway Festival. Held throughout Callan Park, Rozelle, and in the Laneway Pretty Important People (PIP) bar, the two exhibitions showcase the work of current students and graduates of Sydney College of the Arts (Laneway's Sydney venue). 

Following on from the Festival an adapted exhibition incorporating all work created for the project will be exhibited in the SCA Galleries, with performances on opening night.

Artists include: Vicky Browne, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Eugene Choi, Adrian De Giorgio, Chris Dolman, Chris Fox, Liam Garstang, Francesca Heinz, Hana Hoogedeure and Luke O'Donnell, Robin Hungerford, Harley Ives, Biljana Jancic, Richard Kean, Clare Milledge, Jonny Niesche, Kate Scardifield, Ben Terakes, Kai Wasikowski, and Justene Williams.

Image: Robin Hungerford, Same As It Ever Was (Educational Prop), 2016, Fibreglass, Acrylic Paint.


Image: Chris Dolman, Death Wobbles: an Anxious Tableau, Installation view, 2016. Photo: Ian Hobbs. December examination exhibition.

February HDR Examination Exhibition

Opening:
Thursday 23 February, 6-8pm

Exhibition:
Friday 24 February, 11am-5pm and Saturday 25 February, 11am-4pm

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Please join us to celebrate the achievements of our postgraduate students completing degrees in February 2017. A special private viewing of their examination work will be hosted by Acting Dean, Professor Margaret Harris and Justin Trendall, Graduate School Director.

Exhibiting students include: Corrine Brittain (PhD), Vivienne Linsley (PhD), Rachel Scott (PhD), Cobi Cockburn (MFA), David Collins (MFA), Amy Dynan (MFA), Petrina Hicks (MFA), Del Lumanta (MFA), Nicola Morton (MFA), Zoe Roberston (MFA) and Xaiver Winterstein (MFA).

Image: Chris Dolman, Death Wobbles: an Anxious Tableau, Installation view, 2016. Photo: Ian Hobbs. December examination exhibition.


MARCH – APRIL

Image: Zhu Peihong, ‘My Space- Untitled 2016-4’, 2016.

Centripetal Force – Four Dimensions of Chinese Contemporary Art

Opening:
Thursday 30 March, 6-8pm

Exhibition:
Friday 31 March – Saturday 29 April

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Centripetal Force - Four Dimensions of Chinese Contemporary Art, curated by Jerry Song, showcases the work of fourteen Chinese emerging artists who are committed to challenging the forms, media and concepts of art making. Their interest in interpreting Chinese society, politics, economy and culture through a contemporary lens reflects the critical thinking and awareness of current art strategies that we strive to embed in the emerging artists who train at SCA.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with the China Cultural Centre (CCC), Sydney and Artnova 100 as part of the CCC’s Chinese Contemporary Art Month.

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday, 11am - 5pm
Saturday, 11am - 4pm
Due to the public holidays SCA Galleries will be closed Friday 14, Saturday 15, Monday 17 and Tuesday 25 April.

Image: Zhu Peihong, ‘My Space- Untitled 2016-4’, 2016.


MAY – JUNE

Image: Anna McMahon, Untitled #3- 6 from the series Being Found Out, 2016. Installation view SCA New Contemporaries 2016. Photo: Ian Hobbs.

2017 New Contemporaries

Opening:
Wednesday 10 May, 6-8pm

Exhibition:
Thursday 11 May – Saturday 3 June

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New Contemporaries features the work of thirteen recent SCA graduates: Chris Bonnily, Ciaran Begley, Kate Brown, Barbara Campbell, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Sylvia Griffin, Dan Hollier, Yeliz Kocaballi, Paul Mumme, Sean O'Connell, Catherine Payne, Niall Robb, Emma Varker and Gianni Wise. Through painting, photography, sculpture, installation and video, these artists explore the political and personal implications of making, viewing and experiencing art.

The 2017 New Contemporaries artists were selected by a panel of SCA academics, based on a call for applications from postgraduates who completed their degrees in 2016.

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday, 11am - 5pm
Saturday, 11am - 4pm

Image: Anna McMahon, Untitled #3- 6 from the series Being Found Out, 2016. Installation view SCA New Contemporaries 2016. Photo: Ian Hobbs.


June HDR Examination Exhibition

Opening:
Thursday 22 June, 6-8pm

Exhibition:
Friday 23 June, 11am-5pm and Saturday 24 June, 11am–4pm



JULY

Dot, dot, dot

Curated by Janelle Evans

Opening:
Wednesday 5 July, 6-8pm

Exhibition:
Thursday 6 July – Saturday 29 July



AUGUST – SEPTEMBER

David Harold Tribe Sculpture Award – National Award

Opening:
Wednesday 9 August, 6-8pm

Exhibition:
Thursday 10 August – Saturday 9 September



September HDR Examination Exhibition

Opening:
Thursday 21 September, 6-8pm

Exhibition:
Friday 22 September, 11am–5pm and Saturday 23 September, 11am– 4pm



OCTOBER

The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Award Finalist Exhibition

Opening:
Wednesday 4 October, 6-8pm

Exhibition:
Thursday 5 October – Saturday 28 October



NOVEMBER

SCA Undergraduate Degree Show

Opening:
Tuesday 21 November

Exhibition:
Wednesday 22 November – Tuesday 28 November



DECEMBER

December HDR Examination Exhibition

Opening:
Thursday 7 December, 6-8pm

Exhibition:
Friday 8 December, 11am–5pm and Saturday 9 December, 11am– 4pm