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.


Image: Paul Mumme, PhD, 2016 December HDR examination exhibition Installation view. Courtesy the artist. 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

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Please join us to celebrate the achievements of our postgraduate students completing degrees in June 2017. A special private viewing of their examination work will be held from 6-8pm on Thursday 22 February, hosted by Acting Dean, Professor Margaret Harris and Justin Trendall, Graduate School Director.

PhD: Jan Guy, Markela Panegyres

MFA: Susan Chen, Hayley Hill, Erica Izard, Kevin Khachan, Isobel Markus-Dunworth, Josee Vesely-Manning, Rujunko Pugh, Simon Dorabialski

MCA: Amanda Bentley, Ben Broad, Shengwei Chen, Maryam Goodarzi, Yongjie Li, Elizabeth Nagy, Tilly Lees, Linelle Stepto, Chong Zhan

MMI: Shengwei Chen, Xiao Li Gai, Yuanjun Guo, Zhuwei Jiang, Jiaming Ke, Jiayi Li, Gaofei Lyu, Shen Shen, Yize Wang, Bingrong Xu, Walter Yan, Gavin Yang, Kaijian Yang, Stone Yu, Gina Zhang, Jaiyun Zhang

Image: Paul Mumme, PhD, 2016 December HDR examination exhibition Installation view. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Ian Hobbs.


JULY

Image: Lindy Lee, Untitled, 2017, perforated paper and firework. Image courtesy of the artist.

dot, dot, dot […]

Curated by Janelle Evans

Opening:
Wednesday 5 July, 6-8pm

Exhibition:
Thursday 6 July – Saturday 29 July

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SCA Wingara Mura Fellow Janelle Evans in collaboration with Dr Geraldine LeRoux (University de Bretagne) is curating an exhibition opening in July 2017 at the SCA Galleries. The exhibition seeks to provide a discourse about the ways in which contemporary Australian artists interpret the dot beyond the protective skin or screen used by Central and Western Desert artists and in ways which are non-derivative.

The artists in this exhibition explore the dot as indexical markers or indicators of time, place, memory, erasure, self-determination, feminist agency and diaspora; as energy points or ways of mapping a person or architecture and as points of dislocation and relocation.

Exhibiting artists: David Asher Brook, Bronwyn Bancroft, Jon Cattapan, Dacchi Dang, John Di Stefano, Janelle Evans, Lindy Lee, Ms Saffaa, Armelle Swan and ek.1 (Katie Louise Williams + Emma Hicks) with Willl Cooke.

Image: Lindy Lee, Untitled, 2017, perforated paper and firework. Image courtesy of the artist.


AUGUST – SEPTEMBER

Image: David Harold Tribe.

David Harold Tribe Sculpture Award

Opening and winner announcement:
Wednesday 9 August, 6-8pm

Exhibition:
Thursday 10 August - Saturday 9 September

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The aim of the David Harold Tribe Sculpture Award is to promote interest in and encourage the creation of sculpture in Australia, to help and give incentive to sculptors and provide them with additional monetary amounts, and to enable them to improve their skills and through the above improve the general public’s appreciation of sculpture.

The recipient of the $12,000 award will be announced on Wednesday 9 August, 6-8pm.

Judging panel: Professor Margaret Harris (chair), Hany Armanious, Julie Ewington and Associate Professor Jennifer Barrett.

Finalists: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Ciaran Begley, Vicky Browne, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Stevie Fieldsend, Kath Fries, David Haines & Joyce Hinterding, Daniel Hollier, Anna John, Therese Keogh, Anna McMahon, Kirsten Perry, Niall Robb, Susanna Strati, Salote Tawale, Ben Terakes, Yeliz Yorulmaz.


September HDR Examination Exhibition

Opening:
Thursday 21 September, 6-8pm

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



OCTOBER

Image: Biljana Jancic, Exit Strategies, 2016 CCTV camera, image splitter, 5 channel video projection. Winner 2016.

The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Award Finalist Exhibition

Opening:
Wednesday 4 October, 6-8pm

Exhibition:
Thursday 5 October – Saturday 28 October

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The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship supports an SCA graduate to continue the development of their practice through international travel. The $28,000 prize is awarded on the basis of an application and visual assessment by a panel of judges. Drawing from the wealth of talent from recent graduates, the Fauvette exhibition has cemented a strong reputation for quality in contemporary art. The recipients and finalists include some of the most prominent contemporary artists in Sydney.

2017 Finalists:

Consuelo Cavaniglia
Consuelo Cavaniglia is an interdisciplinary artist whose work focuses on how we see and understand space. Taking its cues from film, photography and architecture the work employs technically simple visual effects to distort perception and unsettle the relationship between viewer and space. Independent curatorial projects have consistently flanked Consuelo’s practice. She has developed a range of exhibitions including a major project involving the presentation of ephemeral artworks in public spaces. Consuelo was awarded a Masters of Fine Art from Sydney College of the Arts,University of Sydney in 2016. She is the recent recipient of the NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) from Arts NSW.

Nick Dorey
Nick Dorey’s practice is inspired by alchemy. Through the process of chemical or symbolic transformation of found objects, Dorey creates large scale installations. Dorey completed Honours at SCA in 2013, had his first solo show in 2014 and was selected for inclusion in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Primavera exhibition in 2014. He is a two time recipient of the Zelda Stedman young artist scholarship, recipient of an Australia Council ArtStart grant 2014-2015 and was a 2015 artist in residence at Artspace.

Richard Kean
Richard Kean is a Sydney based artist who works with aural strings, drawing and objects. His work spans an enquiry into the politics of architecture to possible fundamental architectures of nature. Kean graduated from Sydney College of the Arts in 2015 with a PhD.

Kate Scardifield
Kate Scardifield’s interdisciplinary and experimental studio practice traverses textiles, sculpture, installation and video. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout Australia and in recent exhibitions in New Zealand, the United States and the U.K. and has been featured in the Australian Art Collector, Artlink, Das Platforms and Textile Fibre Forum. Kate is currently developing a substantial new work project curated by Panel (Glasgow) in partnership with Heriot Watt University and regional Scottish museums and galleries. Archival Enactments: New Constellations is being supported in-kind by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) and Sydney Observatory, and will tour across four venues in Scotland in 2018 and 2019.

Salote Tawale
Salote Tawale was born in Suva, Fiji Islands, and is now based in Sydney. Through performance, photomedia, drawing and sculptural installation, Tawale’s practice draws on personal experiences of race, class, ethnicity and gender formed by growing up in suburban Australia. Since 2005, Tawale has exhibited widely within Australia and internationally, including the Biennale of Sydney, Penrith Regional Gallery, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival, Wellington Art Centre (NZ), and the Indonesian Contemporary Art Network Yogyakarta (IE), as well as being included in national and international publications. She recently completed the Indigenous Visual + Digital Residency at the Banff Centre in Canada, made possible through the Sainsbury Sculpture prize and Australia Council for the Arts, and was awarded the 2016 Arts NSW Visual Artists Fellowship.

Image: Biljana Jancic, Exit Strategies, 2016 CCTV camera, image splitter, 5 channel video projection. Winner 2016.


NOVEMBER

Image: Kai Wasikowski, Installation view 2016 Undergraduate Degree Show.

SCA Undergraduate Degree Show

Opening:
Tuesday 21 November, 6-9pm

Exhibition:
Wednesday 22 November – Sunday 26 November. Monday-Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm.

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Join current, past and future students, industry, family and friends to celebrate the hard work of our graduating cohort and the creative talents of the next generation at the 2017 SCA Undergraduate Degree Show.

At the end of each academic year thousands of people attend the Degree Show to see the work of students completing the Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours). Works will be on display across the campus in each of the studio areas: Screen Arts, Jewellery and Object, Painting, Photomedia, Printmedia and Sculpture.

Image: Kai Wasikowski, Installation view 2016 Undergraduate Degree Show.


DECEMBER

Image: Tracey Clement, Mapping The Drowned World, installation detail, September HDR examination exhibition 2017. Photo: Ian Hobbs.

December HDR Examination Exhibition

Opening:
Thursday 7 December, 6-8pm

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

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