Griffith artists dominate prestigious prize

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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 […]

QCA showcases graduate work

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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.

Griffith lecturer curates blockbuster show at GOMA

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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 […]

AEL awards recognise remarkable alumni

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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 […]

History in the making

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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 […]