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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 filmmakers honoured at top US industry awards

Two cutting-edge productions from Griffith Film School‘s LiveLab studio have been honoured at the New York Festivals Best of TV & Film Awards in Las Vegas this week. The awards recognise content in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. Dedicated to both the television and film industries, they mirror global trends and encourage the next generation […]
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Griffith filmmakers powering Comm Games broadcasts

Griffith Film School has more than 90 students and graduates working with  Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games official broadcaster NEP. The Host Broadcast Training Program has provided Griffith film students with hands-on experience in the lead-up to the Games, working on NEP live broadcasts for network television.
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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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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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Griffith filmmakers release Hollywood blockbuster

Griffith Film School graduates Peter and Michael Spierig have cemented their position in Hollywood with their latest feature, Winchester, which hits Australian cinemas this week. The identical twin directors, with fellow alumnus and producer Tim McGahan, unveiled their supernatural thriller to audiences in the US last month.
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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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Well placed for success

In 2012, a group of new graduates from Griffith Film School and the Queensland Conservatorium founded Well Placed Cactus – a digital start up that created games, apps and interactive installations. Fast forward five years, and the company has just been snapped up by global consulting giant Deloitte. Queensland Conservatorium music technology graduate Jack Gillespie […]
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Brothers felt right at home through their Griffith studies

Open Day experience opens doors to the future.
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