Alumni

Using art to tackle stigma of mental illness

Meryl Keioske 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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Arts Education Law

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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Alumni

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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Alumni

Griffith filmmakers bring Christmas spirit to Lady Cilento

Griffith Film School has launched a short film that will screen at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital throughout the festive season. LiveLab Creative Director Richard Fabb said the inspiration for the project was the annual short films produced by global retail giants like John Lewis and H&M.
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Alumni

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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Alumni

Griffith Film School scores record nominations at awards

Griffith Film School has scored a record 10 nominations at this year’s Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) awards. The awards, established in 1982, recognise the best Australian and New Zealand screen content from film schools and screen industry professionals. Acting Head of Griffith Film School,  Professor Trish FitzSimons, said the strong showing reflected the calibre of talent nurtured […]
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Business and government

Six Griffith students named 2018 New Colombo Plan scholars

Bachelor of Engineering student to be China Fellow.
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Alumni

Griffith filmmakers recognised on international stage

Griffith filmmaker Claire Randall has won an award for Best Documentary at the Uni Shorts Film Festival in New Zealand with her film, Wolfe. The documentary continued its dream run, beating out entries from film schools in the US, Switzerland, China and New Zealand.
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Arts Education Law

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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Alumni

Education the key to a better life for Griffith grad

When Barat Ali strode across the stage to receive his Bachelor of Animation this month, it marked the end of a long and difficult journey. That journey has taken him from his home in war-torn Afghanistan, where he left behind everyone and every thing he knew in search of a better life.
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Alumni

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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Alumni

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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Alumni

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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Cinema great delivers public lecture at Griffith

One of the most celebrated figures in world cinema, Oscar-winning Lord David Puttnam, kept a sell out audience enlivened with the leading film-maker delivering a public lecture  at Griffith Film School.
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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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