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Queensland College of Art graduate awards 2017

During the QCA graduate shows throughout October and November, our graduating students showcased work from the disciplines of fine art, photography, design and digital media, contemporary Australian Indigenous art, film, animation and games design. These exhibitions celebrated the remarkable achievements of students during their studies, and recognised notable outstanding students through awards across each of the creative disciplines.
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Alumni

Using art to tackle stigma of mental illness

Meryl Keioskie has used her Honours thesis to tackle the stigma surrounding mental illness, producing an arresting graphic novel about her life with Asperger's Syndrome. The Queensland College of Art student has just graduated from a Bachelor of Digital Media degree with Honours.
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3D technology brings history to life

A Queensland College of Art PhD candidate is using cutting-edge 3D technology to preserve the country's oldest human footprints.
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Griffith film graduate wins AACTA Award for work on ‘Lion’

Griffith alumnus and respected film producer Angie Fielder and her crewmates on Lion have taken out the Best Film prize at the 2017 AACTA Awards. The Best Film AACTA was one of a dozen awards, from as many nominations, claimed at the event by the critically lauded Australian produced film, which stars Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. The accolade […]
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Griffith Film School takes home ATOM double

Griffith Film School has been lauded for its continued outstanding excellence in the creative arts with two major wins at this year’s Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) awards.
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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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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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