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Image: Biljana Jancic, Exit Strategies, 2016. CCTV camera, image splitter, 5 channel video projection. Photo by Ian Hobbs.
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Galleries and exhibitions

Showcasing works to the University and broader arts communities

At Sydney College of the Arts we have an active gallery program of exhibitions featuring works by Australian and international contemporary visual artists and designers, staff, students and graduates.

Our galleries are an important resource and educational platform for students and staff. Through our galleries we offer opportunities to experience the curatorial process, to prepare and deliver an exhibition, and to build professional and academic networks.

The galleries also provide a space for staff and visiting professional artists, scholars and curators to develop, experiment and present research and artistic works to the college and broader arts communities.

By providing access to a range of challenging and innovative exhibitions and events, the galleries contribute signficantly to the public's understanding and appreciation of contemporary art.

Each year we hold the Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship exhibition. The $28,000 scholarship supports a graduate of Sydney College of the Arts to continue developing their practice through international travel. Past recipients include: Penelope Cain (2018), Nick Dorey (2017), Biljana Jancic (2016), Julian Day (2015), Jonny Niesche (2014), Vicky Browne (2013), Mark Shorter (2012), Alana Hunt (2011) and Justene Williams (2010).

Gallery program


March-April

SCA gallery interior

Pillar to Post

Opening: Wednesday 6 March, 6-8pm
Exhibition:
7 March – 13 April
Mon – Fri, 11am – 5pm
Saturday, 11am-4pm
Artist Talk:
Saturday 9 March, 12.30pm
Alex Gawronski, Biljana Jancic and Shane Haseman

Pillar to Post brings together a group of diverse contemporary artists, many of whom are SCA alumni, keen to interrogate and exploit the myriad possibilities of these exhibition spaces unique within Sydney’s contemporary cultural terrain.

Artists: Hany Armanious, Rose Nolan, Ronnie Van Hout, Sean Kerr, Jelena Telecki, Justene Williams, Biljana Jancic, Elise Harmsen, Mitchel Cumming, Scott Donovan, Shane Haseman, Margaret Brink, Alex Gawronski   


May

Still of a computer graphic video

Elwira Skowrońska, binary1_3 (datascape_2), 2018. Computer graphic video, colour, 5 mins. December HDR exhibition, 2018. Photo: Ian Hobbs

Higher Degree Research Exhibition

Opening: Thursday 9 May, 6-8pm
Exhibition:
10 – 18 May
Mon – Fri, 11am – 5pm
Saturday, 11am-4pm

Please join us at the Higher Degree Research (HDR) Exhibition to celebrate the achievements of our students completing degrees in May 2019. A special viewing of their examination work will be held on Thursday 9 May, 6-8pm. It will be hosted by SCA Director, Andrew Lavery and HDR Coordinator, Julie Rrap.


June

Switchboard

Postgraduate Coursework Exhibition

Opening: Thursday 13 June, 6-8pm
Exhibition: 14 – 22 June
Mon – Fri, 11am – 5pm
Saturday, 11am-4pm

Please join us at the Postgraduate Coursework Exhibition to celebrate the achievements of our students completing degrees in June 2019. A special viewing of their examination work will be held on Thursday 13 June, 6-8pm. It will be hosted by SCA Director, Andrew Lavery and Postgraduate Coursework Co-ordinator, Stefan Popescu.


September

Artwork hanging in the gallery

Magaret Brink, Rarely intended to impress, often beautiful, occasionally ugly, invariably communicates, 2017. Photo: Hannah Smith. Courtesy of the artist and ReadingRoom, Melbourne. 

Higher Degree Research Exhibition

Opening: Thursday 5 September, 6-8pm
Exhibition: 6 -14 September
Mon – Fri, 11am – 5pm
Saturday, 11am-4pm

Please join us at the Higher Degree Research (HDR) Exhibition to celebrate the achievements of our students completing degrees in September 2019. A special viewing of their examination work will be held on Thursday 5 September, 6-8pm. It will be hosted by SCA Director, Andrew Lavery and HDR Coordinator, Julie Rrap.


October

Art installation of cloth hanging from the gallery ceiling

Kate Scardifield, The lighter a thought the more it rises, 2018. Installation view, 2018 FLMTAS finalist exhibition, SCA Galleries. Storm sail cloth, rip stop nylon, polyester, silk, linen, thread, brass, rope, marine fittings, masking tape, graphite, acrylic paint. HD video,1080p, silent, endless loop. Video movements authored with Laurence Pike and Tim Schork. Videography with Robin Hearfield. Compositions and dimensions all variable. Photo: Robin Hearfield. Courtesy of the artist.

The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship

2019 Finalists: Chris Dolman, Jackson Farley, Harley Ives, Markela Panegyres and Amanda Williams

Opening and Winner Announcement: Wednesday 2 October, 6-8pm
Exhibition: 3 October – 2 November
Mon – Fri, 11am – 5pm
Saturday, 11am-4pm

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.

image: Jacqueline Larcombe, Columns and pots, Canterbury, 2019. 150cm x 110cm. Gouache, acrylic, wax crayon on raw canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

image: Jacqueline Larcombe, Columns and pots, Canterbury, 2019. 150cm x 110cm. Gouache, acrylic, wax crayon on raw canvas. Courtesy of the artist. 

Curatorial Lab SCA Galleries // Defiant Acts: Taking Action

An exhibition curated by Master of Art Curating, Curatorial Lab students, featuring work from Sydney College of the Arts students.

SCA Exhibition
Until Saturday 2 November
Monday - Friday, 11am - 5pm
Saturday, 11am - 4pm


November

Art installation featuring plant under lights

Hamish Dobinson, installation view, SCA Undergraduate Degree Show 2018.

SCA Graduation Exhibition

Opening: Tuesday 26 November, 6-9pm
Exhibition Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 November, 11am-5pm
Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December, 11am-4pm

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 2019 SCA Graduation Show. 

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

Please use public transport on opening night as parking is limited. 

 


Gallery details

Admission: Free
Opening hours
Monday to Friday, 11am to 5pm Saturday, 11am to 4pm (during exhibitions). Closed on public holidays.

SCA Galleries