2014 News Archive

  • Dominik Mersch Gallery Award recipient announced[8 December 2014]

    Sydney College of the Arts’ Master of Fine Arts candidate, Yvette Hamilton, has been awarded the 2015 Dominik Mersch Gallery award announced at the opening of the postgraduate show on 3 December.

  • Amelia Tracey receives Artereal Award[21 November 2014]

    The SCA Honours student received the Artereal Gallery Mentorship Award recognising her outstanding new media work entitled Top of the Charts.

  • SCA’s big art show of the year is here![17 November 2014]

    The walls and floors of Sydney College of the Arts’ new contemporary art gallery and its network of art studios are adorned with new works by more than 170 graduating students, in anticipation of the University of Sydney’s biggest student art show of the year.

  • Curating Feminism – a new way of creating art[16 October 2014]

    A research project by the University of Sydney’s contemporary art school in Rozelle sees several curators and artists form a unique collaboration in a lab-style approach to creating and curating art.

  • MFA student James Nguyen wins 2015 Samstag Scholarship[15 October 2014]

    Sydney College of the Arts Master of Fine Arts student, James Nguyen, has been announced as one of two winners of the 2015 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships.

  • Mikala Dwyer's Primavera 2014 opens at the MCA[24 September 2014]

    SCA lecturer Mikala Dwyer is guest curator of this year’s Primavera showcase, which opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Tuesday 23 September.

  • First major survey for one of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists: Lindy Lee[18 September 2014]

    In the first major survey of her work, a new exhibition opening at The University of Queensland Art Museum this weekend will examine and celebrate Lindy Lee’s extraordinary contribution to Australia’s cultural life over the past three decades.

  • Mikala Dwyer: the garden of half-life[10 September 2014]

    Meteorites, minerals and crystals from a largely unseen University of Sydney collection form the basis of a new site-specific work by prominent Australian artist and Sydney College of the Arts Lecturer Mikala Dwyer.The garden of half-life uses ancient geological specimens to explore deep-time, creating new constellations and dialogues between invisible forces and visible materiality.

  • Apple hires SCA graduate Marc Newson[7 September 2014]

    Australian born designer Marc Newson has been hired to work in the creative heart of Apple under the company's design guru and friend Jony Ive

  • 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.