Griffith named top creative arts school in Australia

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Griffith University is the best creative arts school in the country, according to the latest Uni Reviews rankings.
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West Side Story opens in Brisbane

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Love and death. Romance and rivalry. Welcome to West Side Story, the Queensland Conservatorium’s main stage musical for 2017. The show, which turns 60 this year, headlines the Queensland Conservatorium’s 60th anniversary line-up. Hailed as ‘the greatest musical of all time’, the show features a Grammy-winning score by legendary composer Leonard Bernstein and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, including […]
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Global opportunities for fine arts graduate

Bachelor of Fine Art graduate Zoe Long recently returned from a 3-month study tour in Indonesia after winning a sought after scholarship. Zoe was one of 60 young people from more than 40 different countries who won the prestigious Indonesian Art and Cultural Scholarship.
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Griffith artists dominate prestigious prize

All four Queensland finalists in this year’s Churchie Prize are students and alumni from the Queensland College of Art. The prestigious national art award recognises emerging artists and is now in its 30th year. Queensland College of Art Director Professor Derrick Cherrie said the strong showing illustrated the breadth of talent at the QCA. “We […]
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QCA showcases graduate work

Local art lovers take note. If you are looking for the “next big thing” don’t miss the annual Queensland College of Art Showcase. The QCA will open its doors to the public this month for a series of exhibitions featuring the work of graduating students.
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Griffith lecturer curates blockbuster show at GOMA

It’s been a big week for Queensland College of Art lecturer Dr Rosemary Hawker. She has spent the past five years curating a blockbuster exhibition of Gerhard Richter’s work, which has just opened at GOMA to rave reviews. “It’s been a mammoth undertaking which started back in 2012. “It is on a very large scale […]
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AEL awards recognise remarkable alumni

Award-winning artist Gordon Hookey has been recognised as the 2017 Arts, Education and Law Alumnus of the Year. Born in Cloncurry and a descendent of the Waanyi people, Gordon is one of the leading Australian artists of his generation and is known for politically charged work that explores the intersections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures. An […]
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History in the making

Queensland College of Art lecturer Dr Julie Fragar made history this week with the unveiling of her official portrait of Queensland’s first female premier, Hon Anna Bligh AC. The stunning oil portrait is the first painting of a female premier to hang in Queensland’s Parliament House. Dr Fragar said she was “honoured” to be chosen […]
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QCA student looks to creative future after Games emblem

Premier unveils 'vibrant' emblem at handover event.
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Digital poet wins Queensland Literary Award

Digital artist and writer, Dr Jason Nelson, has won the inaugural Digital Literature Award at the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards.
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Games Village emblem designed by Griffith student

Commonwealth Games Village transformation gains momentum
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Fulbright fellow creates art for the digital age

As a Fulbright fellow, Dr Jason Nelson has joined the ranks of Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners and heads of state. The American-born Queensland College of Art  digital art lecturer undertook his fellowship at the University of Bergen in Norway.
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Art lecturer wins People’s Choice Award

Queensland College of Art  lecturer Dr Julie Fragar has won the $15,000 Ramsay Art Prize People’s Choice Award. The biennial art award recognises Australian contemporary artists under 40 working across any medium.  Dr Fragar's oil painting, Goose Chase: All of Us Together Here and Nowhere, won the popular prize and has been acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia.
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QCA unveils new South Bank design studios

The Queensland College of Art has unveiled its new design studios at South Bank. The state-of-the-art creative space will provide cutting edge facilities and equipment for students pursuing a design and fine art career. The 3D print and laser cutting labs, microelectronics workshops, fine arts studios and flexible work spaces allow students to take their concepts from design to prototype under one roof.
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Griffith curator unveils gateway to the Gold Coast

Queensland College of Art lecturer Professor Jay Younger is curating a major public art commission that will establish iconic gateways to the Gold Coast. Professor Younger is lead curator for the Gateway Public Art Commission, which recently unveiled the winning design by New York-based design studio LO-TEK.
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Beauty in decay for QCA artist

A childhood passion for plants would eventually lead Dr Renata Buziak to a unique intersection between art and science.
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How an interactive article helped land a graduate position

When Taylor Toovey graduated from Griffith University this week with a Bachelor of Journalism, she received her testamur with the knowledge that she already had employment lined up. Among a range of contributing factors that set the 20-year-old up in this position was an article published by the Griffith Review earlier this year. In a […]
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Artists making their mark on the world stage

Dale Harding’s latest exhibition has taken him on a journey from the wilderness of Carnarvon Gorge to the dizzying heights of the contemporary art scene in Europe. The Queensland College of Art doctoral candidate is back in Australia after exhibiting in Athens and Kassel as part of Documenta 14 – dubbed the ‘art Olympics’.
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