Griffith ends Games partnership on a high

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The Gold Coast saved its best for last as the 2018 Commonwealth Games came to a captivating end with the staging of the marathon on the final day of competition.
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Environmental crusader joins 2018 Annual Appeal to change students’ lives

One of Griffith University’s most successful alumni whose conservation missions have taken her to some of the coldest places on earth is returning to where it all began to help change the lives of students. After blazing trails in Mongolia, jagging prestigious scholarships, and being profiled in the upcoming edition of Griffith’s digital magazine, Emma […]
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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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Musical theatre grads power new production at QPAC

Musical theatre graduates from the Queensland Conservatorium are powering a new production of the iconic rock musical, Rent. The Tony Award-winning show has just opened at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), and features half a dozen recent graduates from the Queensland Conservatorium's renowned Bachelor of Musical Theatre.
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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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Griffith musical theatre grad wins lead role in Aladdin

Queensland Conservatorium musical theatre graduate Shubshri Kandiah has had all of her wishes granted after winning the lead role of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s smash hit musical Aladdin. The role will mark Shubshri’s professional musical theatre debut. The 22-year-old graduated from the Bachelor of Musical Theatre at the end of last year, and is now […]
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Griffith singer-songwriter pens UK Eurovision entry

A talented young singer-songwriter who studied at the Queensland Conservatorium may be on track to Eurovision glory this week. While Jessica Mauboy is flying the flag for Australia at this year’s contest, former Young Conservatorium student Nicole Blair has penned the UK’s national entry. Her piano ballad, Storm, will be performed by English singer SuRie at Sunday’s Eurovision […]
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Griffith filmmakers selected for short film competition

Alumni and faculty from Griffith Film School have received funding to pursue their dream projects as part of a Screen Queensland short film competition. Screen Queensland's SQ Shorts Program has funded the production of 12 short films to allow emerging filmmakers to develop standout stories for the screen.
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Griffith grad Dami Im returns to her roots

Dami Im has returned to her roots with a new album of jazz standards – the music she first discovered during her studies at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Fresh off the back of a triumphant performance at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony, the multi-platinum artist is now in the middle of a national tour. “I see […]
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Remarkable music students win Conservatorium Medal

Two remarkable students are following a long line of musical luminaries by winning the prestigious Queensland Conservatorium Medal for Excellence. Violinist Kate Worley and pianist Crystal Smith were presented with the medals in front of a packed house at the opening concert of the Queensland Conservatorium orchestral season.
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Griffith jazz singers shortlisted for national scholarship

Queensland Conservatorium  jazz vocalists Adelina Martinez and Merinda Dias-Jayasinha are among six singers in Australia shortlisted for the prestigious Generations in Jazz vocal scholarship. The scholarship is part of the annual Generations in Jazz Festival, founded by Australian jazz legend James Morrison in 1982.
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Queensland Conservatorium celebrates a blockbuster orchestral season

The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University is launching a blockbuster orchestral season featuring a host of  high profile guest conductors, epic repertoire and a dazzling finale at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
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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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Graduate Vanessa explores UN peacekeeping in Lebanon

Based in Beirut, Griffith University graduate Vanessa Newby offers rare insight in a book examining the day-to-day challenges facing United Nations peacekeepers in Lebanon.
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‘Devil’ in the details for Eugene’s video game success

For Bachelor of Popular Music graduate Eugene Nesci, the success of the video game Devil Daggers is a validation of his skills and a reward for dedication
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Clinical trial research a global challenge for Lee

Griffith University medical graduate Dr Lee Forman believes the Malaria Vaccine Trial at Clinical Trial Unit is part of a new phase of global challenge and discovery
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Griffith Journalism students write their own history

For three hectic weeks – around 40 Griffith University students had an opportunity that many reporters would envy – having access to and reporting on the Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast. Based from a pop-up newsroom at the Gold Coast campus for the duration of the Games, journalism, photography and public relations students were […]
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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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