2015 News Archive

  • Winner of the 2016 Dominik Mersch Gallery Award [17 December 2015]

    Sydney artist and curator Anna McMahon has received the 2016 Dominik Mersch Gallery Award, which recognises the outstanding Sydney College of the Arts student in postgraduate studies this year.

  • Checkmate for Artereal Gallery Award Winner [18 November 2015]

    Sydney College of the Arts’ Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) student Yiorgo Yiannopoulos has won the 2015 Artereal Gallery Mentorship Award, presented at the opening of the 2015 SCA Undergraduate Degree Show on Tuesday 17 November.

  • Students count down to their biggest art show yet [9 November 2015]

    Over 160 students at Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) are counting down to their biggest exhibition yet as they put finishing touches on artworks for the 2015 Undergraduate Degree Show, which officially opens on Tuesday 17 November.

  • SCA graduate wins Dr Charles Perkins AO Memorial Prize [29 October 2015]

    For the third year in a row, a Sydney College of the Arts graduate has won one of three Dr Charles Perkins AO Memorial Prizes. Alicia Johnson, who completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) last year, was awarded the prize at the Dr Charles Perkins AO Memorial Oration on 15 October.

  • Ben Quilty – 2016 NSW Australian of the Year finalist [23 October 2015]

    The 2016 NSW Australian of the Year finalists have been announced and world-renowned artist and University of Sydney's SCA alumnus Ben Quilty is in the running for the distinguished title.

  • Rediscovering photography in the age of the jpeg [21 October 2015]

    The Alchemists: Rediscovering Photography in the Age of the Jpeg is a collaboration between Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) at the University of Sydney, the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) and the Australian National University (ANU) that will involve an exhibition, symposium, masterclass and digital publication.

  • Literary classic given artistic reworking in Mapping the Drowned World [9 October 2015]

    Fans of JG Ballard’s cult sci-fi novel The Drowned World can experience its post-apocalyptic themes in visual form at a new exhibition, Mapping the Drowned World, opening at SCA Galleries next week.

  • SCA awards Julian Day $28,000 art prize [8 October 2015]

    Artist, composer and broadcaster Julian Day is awarded the 2015 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarshipfrom Sydney College of the Arts. The $28,000 art prize was announced at the University of Sydney’s contemporary art school during the opening of the Fauvette Loureiro Finalists Exhibition at SCA Galleries last night.

  • SCA and the Museum of Contemporary Art present a new Talk Series on painting[16 September 2015]

    The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Sydney College of the Arts are presenting a new Talk Series exploring the recent history, current state and possible futures of painting.

  • The Slackers Reunite for Cosmic Wonder Lust [23 July 2015]

    Leading contemporary artists from the radical Imperial Slacks artist collective of the late 1990s will reunite next month in a new exhibition jointly presented by Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) and Campbelltown Arts Centre.

  • SCA Alumni Announced as Finalistst for the 2015 Archibald Prize[10 July 2015]

    Three Sydney College of the Arts alumni have been announced as finalists for the 2015 Archibald prize. Congratulations to Shaun Gladwell, Guy Morgan and Tianli Zu. The winner of the 2014 Archibald Prize, SCA graduate Fiona Lowry, is a finalist for the 2015 Sulman Prize. The winners of each award will be announced at the Art Gallery of NSW on the 17th of July.

  • Haines' and Hinterding's First Major Museum Survey at the MCA[6 July 2015]

    The first major museum survey of the work of artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding will be presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney from 25 June to 6 September 2015.

  • Fauvette Finalists Announced[2 June 2015]

    Congratulations to Bonita Bub, Lucas Davidson, Julian Day, Nick Dorey and Clare Milledge, the finalists of the 2015 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Award.

  • SCA Partners with Sydney Underground Film Festival [24 June 2015]

    The University of Sydney’s contemporary art school, Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), is partnering with the Sydney Underground Film Festival (SUFF) this September to host an inaugural talk and masterclass program, led by some of the hottest local and international talent in independent and experimental filmmaking.

  • Alumnus Marc Newson[21 May 2015]

    Australian designer Marc Newson has been described as the most influential designer of his generation. He has worked across a wide range of disciplines, creating everything from furniture and household objects to bicycles and cars, private and commercial aircraft, yachts, various architectural commissions, and signature sculptural pieces for clients across the globe.

  • BLAKOUT presents a new wave of Indigenous video art at SCA[15 May 2015]

    A new generation of Indigenous video artists is breaking away from painting, which has dominated Indigenous contemporary art for the last 30 years. The artists are now using the screen in a powerful new way to connect with contemporary Indigenous issues confronting urban communities in Australia today.

  • Let's honour the Anzacs by making two-up illegal again[17 April 2015]

    If I was prime minister for a day, in that primary-school hypothetical, I would make two-up illegal again. We lost a true act of remembrance when, state by state, we smoothed over the edges and normalised the whole affair to just another form of gambling at the pub.

  • Mikala Dwyer wins Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2015[31 March 2015]

    SCA senior lecturer and alumna Mikala Dwyer is the winner of the $25,000 Redlands Art Prize.

  • Artists create the extraordinary with Nomanslanding[25 March 2015]

    Senior SCA lecturer Robyn Backen is one of five leading artists from Australia and Europe who have created a 120 metre floating art work, Nomanslanding on Darling Harbour as part of the commemorations for the ANZAC Centenary.

  • A dream at 13 comes alive on Friday the 13th[13 Febuary 2015]

    Kiah Roache-Turner, an alumnus of Sydney College of the Arts, and his brother Tristan Roache-Turner will release their first feature film nationally on the big screen this Friday the 13th!

  • SCA graduates receive top art prizes in Clyde & Co Art Project[13 Febuary 2015]

    Two of the four SCA graduates chosen to exhibit in the Clyde & Co Art Project in Sydney this year have taken out the two art prizes at the exhibition opening on 10 February.

  • A kick start for ten SCA graduates in Young Artists Initiative[30 January 2015]

    Ten SCA graduates from 2014 are exhibiting in the Young Artists Initiative (YAI-14) at .M Contemporary in Woollahra, Sydney, from 31 January to 8 February 2015.

  • Aboriginal, Italian and Korean voices speak out through SCA art exhibitions[16 January 2015]

    A trio of new art exhibitions opening at SCA Galleries exposes fresh insights to Aboriginal, Italian and Korean politics and culture.

  • Ben Quilty’s exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery[16 January 2015]

    Works from Ben Quilty’s recent solo exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery features in anexhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery until 1 March.

  • Oliver Watts named curator for John Fries Award[5 January 2015]

    Sydney curator, artist, writer and SCA lecturer Oliver Watts has been named the John Fries Award’s Guest Curator for 2015.