2016 News Archive

  • Mikala Dwyer awarded inaugural National Association for the Visual Arts Fellowship [25 November 2016]

    SCA graduate and senior lecturer Mikala Dwyer has been awarded the inaugural $20,000 National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) Visual Arts Fellowship.

  • A double award winner creates beauty and tension through optical illusion [16 November 2016]

    Photomedia artist Kai Wasikowski collected two top prizes at the opening of the 2016 SCA Undergraduate Degree Show. The Honours student won this year’s Artereal Gallery Mentorship Award and one of two SCA Dean’s Honours Award.

  • SCA student exhibits in Sculpture by the Sea [3 November 2016]

    Master of Fine Arts student Sophie Clague was selected from a pool of almost 500 entrants from around the world to exhibit at the 2016 Sculpture by the Sea.

  • Biljana Jancic wins 2016 Fauvette Scholarship [28 October 2016]

    The 2016 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship has been awarded to Newtown-based artist Biljana Jancic for her video installation Exit Strategies.

  • The exhibition for the 2016 Fauvette Loureiro prize opens at SCA [6 October 2016]

    An exhibition of works of the finalists for the 2016 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship, one of the biggest contemporary art prizes in Australia, officially opened this week at SCA Galleries at Sydney College of the Arts.

  • PhD candidate wins 2016 Churchie Emerging Art Prize [21 September 2016]

    PhD candidate Sara Morawetz has been awarded the 2016 Churchie National Emerging Art Prize for her artwork ‘How the stars stand (All sols) and (Dear NASA…)’.

  • Applications open for 2017 Artereal Mentorship Award [20 September 2016]

    Sydney College of the Arts is proud to announce that applications for the annual Artereal Gallery Mentorship Award are now being accepted.

  • Zhuwei Jiang wins $10,000 Urban Art Projects Award [31 August 2016]

    Master of Moving Image student Zhuwei Jiang is the recipient of the 2016 Urban Art Projects Award. The $10,000 merit based prize is awarded to a student from China undertaking a Master’s degree at Sydney College of the Arts (SCA).

  • 2016 Fauvette finalists announced [30 August 2016]

    Five finalists have been selected for the 2016 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship. The $28,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a recent SCA graduate to support the development of their practice through international travel.

  • Creative response to Syrian crisis [29 August 2016]

    SCA alumnus and founder of the Centre for New Art in northeast Syria, Fassih Keiso, is developing a creative response to the crisis in Syria.

  • Announcement: 28 July 2016 [28 July 2016]

    The University of Sydney will not be progressing with a proposed merger of the Sydney College of the Arts with UNSW Art and Design.

  • Creation of a leading centre for visual art and design [21 June 2016]

    In an important step the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney have signed Heads of Agreement for the Sydney College of Arts (SCA) to merge into UNSW Art and Design.

  • Research @ SCA: Space, Place and Country in Kandos [27 May 2016]

    The Space, Place and Country research cluster, working with Cementa Inc. and the University of Wollongong’s Material Ecologies Research Network (MECO) is proud to stage Futurelands II, a public forum to take place in Kandos, NSW, November 11 to 13, 2016.

  • $10,000 award for Master’s student [29 April 2016]

    Thanks to the support of Urban Art Projects, a student from mainland China commencing a Master’s degree at Sydney College of the Arts in 2016 will receive the $10,000 Urban Art Projects Award.

  • Lindy Lee’s Circle of Life [28 April 2016]

    Late last year Chinese-Australian artist and Sydney College of the Arts lecturer Lindy Lee completed her biggest sculptural work yet, The Life of Stars, in China. The celebrated contemporary artist, with an incredible career that spans three decades, says the Shanghai public art project is one of her great accomplishments.

  • The 24/7 city, creativity and the lockout [27 April 2016]

    Sydney College of the Arts alumnus Huseyin Sami will be illuminating the façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) for [[i||Vivid Sydney]] from 27 May – 13 June 2016.

  • The 24/7 city, creativity and the lockout [17 March 2016]

    Bars, clubs and other places of mischief have an enormously important role in our societies and not just for the young.

  • SCA resident artist sets sail for her first Sydney Biennale [10 March 2016]

    Over the last six weeks Sydney-based artist and SCA graduate Lauren Brincat has been in residence at the University of Sydney’s art school working on a mammoth installation for her first Sydney Biennale, which opens on 18 March.

  • Roger Ballen's Theatre of the Mind played out in Sydney exhibition [15 February 2016]

    His raw, black & white images are alluring, fascinating and disturbing. He is one of the most important and exciting photographers of the 21st century. The intriguing work of Roger Ballen is coming to Australia, to Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), this March in the artist's first major Sydney exhibition.

  • Pop-up art for Sydney leg of Laneway Festival at SCA [20 January 2016]

    Sunday Punch, a ‘knockout’ art exhibition, will be staged for the Sydney leg of this year’s St Jerome’s Laneway Festival at Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) on Sunday 7 February.

  • Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program at SCA [18 January 2016]

    Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) welcomed twenty year 11 and 12 Aboriginal and Torrres Strait Islander students from all over the country this week for the annual Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program. Led by SCA lecturer Janelle Evans, the talented group of students engaged in a program of art-making that encompassed producing work in the Printmedia, Screen Arts, and Jewellery studios, as well as creating a group mural painting.