Arts Education Law

Photography lecturer recognised for work in Cambodia

For Griffith students studying abroad, the destination isn't a place, but a new way of seeing things. One of the university's most successful short-term mobility programs is the annual photography in-field trip to Cambodia, where students spend time on assignment with local NGOs to capture the country's untold stories. Queensland College of Art Photography Program Director Dr Heather Faulkner has been recognised with a Griffith Internationalisation Award for her leadership of the program over the past eight years.
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Arts Education Law

QCA showcases graduating talent

The Queensland College of Art Graduate Exhibitions are a must-see for art lovers on the lookout for the “next big thing”. The Queensland College of Art will open its doors to the public this week for a series of exhibitions featuring the work of its graduating students. The annual QCA Showcase will take over the South Bank […]
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Alumni

Griffith alumnus wins Artbank +QPAC commission

Queensland College of Art alumnus Karen Black has won this year’s prestigious Artbank + QPAC Commission – creating a large-scale work on paper inspired by the grand passions, drama and tragedy of opera. The work being commissioned is titled I gaze at you, I possess you translated from a love duet in Montiverdi’s ‘Coronation of Poppea’ […]
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Redesigning an Aussie icon

Queensland College of Art graduate Claudia Moodoonuthi was one of three artists commissioned to create a limited edition design for iconic Australian company, Vegemite. The company is celebrating its 95th anniversary with a range of unique designs on its jars, including Claudia's bold and colourful work, My Vegemite Family.
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Arts Education Law

East meets West through arts partnership

Griffith art and design students are studying alongside their counterparts at Shandong University of Arts this month, as part of a 20-year partnership between the two universities. Shandong University of Arts (SUA) in China is celebrating its 60th anniversary and also marking a two decade partnership with the Queensland College of Art and Griffith University. […]
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Eco-artists turn trash into treasure

Queensland College of Art doctoral candidates Claire Tracey and Annique Goldenberg have created a stunning sustainable artwork to celebrate the natural wonders of Moreton Bay. ‘Flock’, is made from plastic bottles formed into aerodynamic shapes that represent a flock of birds in flight. The installation moves with the wind and waves and glows at night. The […]
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Arts Education Law

Film lecturer wins national teaching award

Griffith Film School lecturer Ashley Burgess has received the 2018 Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUAD) Innovative Teaching Award. The national award recognises innovative teaching methods by emerging art and design academics, and focuses on the design and delivery of one course. Mr Burgess was nominated for the popular 'Outback Filmmaking Bootcamp' program he pioneered, which has seen Griffith Film School partner with the Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival in Winton.
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Griffith showcases talent at Beijing Design Week

From laser-cut seaweed creations to 3D print tableware and augmented reality installations, Griffith University is set to showcase the talent of its design staff and students at Beijing Design Week. Griffith was the only Australian university invited to exhibit at Beijing Design Week, which provides a platform for cutting-edge work by the world’s most exciting […]
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Arts Education Law

Turning trash into treasure a swell idea

Queensland College of Art student Ronda Sharpe enlisted the help of Griffith University's IT team to help create her entry for this year's Swell Sculpture Festival - using hundreds of old data cables to create part of a stunning collaborative work.
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Alumni

Art alumnus takes out national award

Queensland College of Art alumnus Madeleine Kelly has won the $25,000 Sunshine Coast Art Prize for her stunning abstract work, Allowable Forms and Unconscious Facts. The Sunshine Coast Art Prize is a national contemporary acquisitive award presented by Sunshine Coast Council. The award is open to any artist who is an Australian resident, working in a 2D medium.
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Griffith showcases creative arts on world stage

Griffith University will showcase its creative arts offerings at the George Town Festival in Penang, Malaysia next month. The Arts, Education and Law Group (AEL) are presenting The Griffith Creative Arts Room as part of the month-long celebration of arts and culture, which attracts more than a million visitors from around the world.
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Architecture, construction and planning

Griffith makes Australian top 10 on research publication rankings

Griffith University is in the top ten of Australian institutions according to a new performance measure ranking universities on a range of published research criteria.
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Arts Education Law

Renowned art museum acquires work by QCA student

Queensland College of Art doctoral candidate Anna Carey will join the ranks of artists like Pablo Picasso, David Hockney, and Claude Monet with the acquisition of two of her works by the renowned Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). LACMA is one of the world’s premiere art institutions, boasting a collection of more than 100,000 […]
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QCA student wins national art prize

Queensland College of Art doctoral candidate Robert Andrew has won the $40,000 Alice Prize, which recognises the country’s best contemporary art. The biennial acquisitive prize is open to artists from across the country, attracting hundreds of entries. Robert took out top honours with his work ‘Whitewash over the burn’, a striking textural piece that features burnt […]
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Remarkable alumna Davida Allen delights audience with storied career

Eminent contemporary artist and Griffith University alumna Davida Allen delighted the audience at a special screening of her acclaimed 1999 film Feeling Sexy at Griffith Film School. Held to coincide with Griffith University Art Museum’s current exhibition Davida Allen: In the Moment, the night included a Q&A with Allen and the film’s producer Glenys Rowe where […]
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Emerging artist in the spotlight at national graduate exhibition

Queensland College of Art graduate Mandy Quadrio  is one of 30 emerging artists chosen to exhibit at the Hatched National Graduate Show. The prestigious exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art has been running since 1992, and showcases the country's best up-and-coming artists.
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QCA lecturer designing the future

Queensland College of Art lecturer Dr Sam Canning is helping design the future - fusing art and engineering to create cutting edge designs. Sam's stunning 3D printed dress was used as the centrepiece of Griffith’s recent Remarkable campaign, and made its debut on the Today Show in the US before hitting catwalks across Europe and Asia.
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QCA lecturer elected to Australian Academy of Humanities

Queensland College of Art lecturer Professor Sue Best has been appointed a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities, joining luminaries like former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, historian Manning Clark, and renowned artists like Margaret Olley, Sidney Nolan and Arthur Boyd.
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