QCA student wins national art prize

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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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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.

QCA student wins $25k commission to create epic 90m mural at BNE

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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.

QCA lecturer takes out national art award

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Queensland College of Art lecturer Dr Julie Fragar has won the $15,000 Tidal: City of Devonport National Art Award. The biennial, acquisitive award focuses on artworks that reflect the connections between land and sea. Her oil painting, 'Antonio Depart Flores on the Whaling Tide’, was selected from 130 entries from across the country.