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Photography graduate scoops top awards

Queensland College of Art alumnus Adam Ferguson has scooped two of the world's most prestigious photography prizes for his striking portraits of Nigerian girls recruited as suicide bombers by Boko Haram. Adam was named Photographer of the Year at the Pictures of the Year International competition and took out top prize in the People and Stories category of the World Press Photo awards for the series of images commissioned by The New York Times.
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QCA alumnus takes out Ozzie for best sound

A documentary produced by Queensland College of Art alumnus has fought off competition from multi-million dollar feature films such as Sweet Country and The Butterfly Tree to win the Best Sound Design Award in the inaugural OzFlix Independent Film Awards.
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Griffith photography students to exhibit at GC2018

Photography students from the Queensland College of Art have been invited to exhibit their work at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). A series of large scale images will be on display at the GC2018 Main Media Centre - a purpose-built hub in Broadbeach that will host press representatives from around the globe, providing a backdrop for live crosses and interviews during the Games.
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Grand designs

Queensland College of Art graduate Meryl Keioskie has won the Design Institute of Australia's Queensland Graduate of the Year Award (GOTYA). Meryl said she was "in complete shock" about the award, which recognised her Honours project - an arresting graphic novel about her life with Asperger's Syndrome.
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Griffith grad strikes gold with Games uniforms

Queensland College of Art alumnus Jenna Lee has created stunning artworks that feature prominently on the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Australian team uniforms. When the Australian athletes enter Carrara Stadium next month, they will be decked out in the traditional green and gold. However, the athletes' formal wear has been given a distinctive twist, with Jenna's unique print emblazoned on the ties, scarves, belts and blazers.
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GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay comes full circle for one graduate

Excitement builds ahead of Easter Saturday celebrations
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QCA student wins $25k commission to create epic 90m mural at BNE

Queensland College of Art student Michael Phillips has won a $25,000 commission to create an epic 90 metre floor to ceiling art work for the expansion of Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal. Believed to be the most lucrative student art prize ever offered in Australia, Brisbane Airport’s competition was open to QCA students across all disciplines, with applicants invited to submit concepts for the vast space that explored themes of adventure, discovery, connection and flight.
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Griffith student finds way to design winning logo

Unique and thoughtful creation captures special narrative.
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Student photographers turn lens on Cambodia

Griffith photography, film and journalism students recently travelled to Cambodia for a three-week study tour, revealing some of the country's untold stories. The tour involved masterclasses and workshops, followed by an intensive storytelling project which gave students the opportunity to work in the local community with a team of international mentors.
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Dennis goes on the edge to find beauty in the banal

Brisbane artist and Queensland College of Art graduate Dennis McCart finds the inspiration for his acclaimed work in the wildness and abandonment of society's urban 'edgelands'
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QCA grads nominated for top design award

Queensland College of Art graduates Neil Arnett and Troy Baverstock have been nominated for the Design Institute of Australia’s Queensland Graduate of the Year Award. The graduate designers submitted a portfolio of cutting-edge designs, ranging from a 3D printed prosthetic limb to a minimalist music system. Troy Baverstock, whose innovative limbU design was featured in Griffith’s […]
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Every picture tells a story

Peter Thiedeke's passion for photography has taken him all around the world - from high fashion shoots in London and New York to exploring off the beaten track in South America, Spain and the Sahara.
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Griffith Film School animator making her mark

Griffith Film School student Samantha Zaleski dreams of making her mark in the world of animation, film and design. The 19-year-old go-getter is hard at work making those goals a reality. The Bachelor of Animation student has exhibited work at GOMA, illustrated a children’s book, worked on a short film in Sydney, was named ‘Aspiring Young […]
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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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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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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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