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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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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Griffith lecturer Paul Mason helps tell story of new comic series Kid Phantom

Move over Spiderman and Captain America – there’s a new superhero in town. Griffith Film School animation lecturer Dr Paul Mason has been chosen by Frew Comics to reboot the adventures of The Phantom through the Kid Phantom series.
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Griffith’s Tallowwood childcare centre hits 30-year milestone

Education platform setting children up for life
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Soil – not a load of dirt!

Not only do soils produce 95 per cent of our food, they are also responsible for creating our clothes, shelter and fuels. But with most people only seeing soil as dirt and something to vacuum off the floor, Griffith University is changing that perception showing how important soils are to humankind and our environment. To do […]
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Youthful entrepreneurs primed to be Qld’s job creators of tomorrow

New consortium targets next generation of innovation.
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Photography graduate chases stories in Cambodia

Recent Queensland College of Art (QCA) graduate Eliah Lillis is living the dream, working as a photographer at Cambodia’s only international award-winning newspaper, The Phnom Penh Post. Eliah graduated from QCA in 2016 with a Photography degree majoring in Photojournalism and Photographic Artistic Practice. This latest opportunity at The Phnom Penh Post arose after travelling […]
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Queensland College of Art Director Message – May 2017

2017 has begun extraordinarily well. It's a pleasure to recognise and celebrate the successes of our QCA students, graduates and staff in the May 2017 edition of the QCA newsletter.
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Photography student scoops top prize

Queensland College of Art student Tim Marshall has been crowned Queensland's top student photographer at the AIPP QLD Epson Professional Photography Awards. The Bachelor of Photography student, 36, received raves from the judging panel for his submission, which included a powerful stand-out shot taken on a QCA study trip to Nepal.
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Turning the lens on Nepal’s untold stories

Griffith photography students recently travelled to Nepal for a three-week study tour, using their work to reveal the untold stories of this tiny Himalayan nation. The tour featured a five-day festival of masterclasses and workshops, followed by an intensive 12-day storytelling project which gave students the opportunity to work in the local community with a team of international mentors.
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Griffith graduates feature in world’s biggest contemporary art exhibit

Two graduates from the Queensland College of Art have been chosen to exhibit at Documenta 14, the world’s most prestigious contemporary art event. Doctoral candidate Dale Harding and Masters graduate Gordon Hookey are among just three Australian artists invited to show their work at Documenta. The blockbuster exhibition is held every five years in Kassel, Germany and features the best contemporary artists from around the world.
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