The Griffith Film School is very pleased to announce the success of the 2016 graduate film "Wolfe" winning a Crystal Bear award for Best Short Film at the very prestigious Berlin International Film Festival.
We congratulate Claire Randall, Shannen Tunnicliffe and Lachlan Morton for their achievement.
Tim Mosely leads the Print Program at Queensland College of Art. He was commissioned by Designworks who won the tender for the baton, to make the paper which carries the Queen's message inside. An advanced spinifex nanofibre additive, made by the University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, was mixed in with the paper.
GCCAR’s membership includes a substantial group of creative writers based on Griffith’s Gold Coast campus. Late in 2015, GCCAR held discussions with the Asia Pacific Writers & Translator’s (APWT) Executive Director Jane Camens and committed our support for the organisation which is now incorporated in Queensland.
ÉVA - directed and Produced by Peter Hegedu - has been accepted in the St Kilda Film Festival in Melbourne where it was nominated for BEST DOCUMENTARY. This prestigious Film Festival hosts the top 100 short film works from our national cinemaand is directly connected to the Academy Awards allowing the award winners to be qualified for Oscar consideration.
Why do professional dancers have to retire so early? Well, according to QCA creative arts PhD candidate Sonia York-Price, they don’t. A former ballet dancer herself, York-Price’s extensive experience in the performing arts industry allows her access to interview dancers who have continued to work long after their ‘shelf-life’ as paid performing artists has expired.
The State Library of Queensland (SLQ), Queensland College of Art (QCA) and Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research (GCCAR) are working together to produce a catalogue for the Art of the Skins exhibition which has shown at SLQ since June.
There are many news and current affairs stories in the media now about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), stories that focus on the victims. Kym Melzer’s documentary films are made from a different and unique perspective – the families of those affected.
Australian filmmaker, writer, scholar and GCCAR member Dr Debra Beattie will begin a new research partnership with the Museum of Brisbane that will accumulate in an exhibition in the museums main gallery in 2019.
HDR Member Blair Coffey has been awarded the $15,000 Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award. Now in its 41st year, the awards are one of Queensland’s most prestigious regional art events, attracting more than 300 entries from established, emerging and amateur artists from across the country
The Drawing Water initiative is a collaborative exchange project between fine art students from three institutions: Queensland College of Art, GU, Geidai (Tokyo University of the Arts) and Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo. The project is initiated and lead by co-curators Professor Pat Hoffie and Dr. Linda Dennis (Joshibi) and coordinated by Dr. Bill Platz. QCA doctoral candidates included Carol McGregor, Anthony Vanghua Vue, Sally Molloy and Nat Koyama
Griffith Film School and Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research (GCCAR) hosted the Joint Conference for Serious Games (JCSG2016) at The Edge on South Bank in late September. Arts, Education and Law group Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Paul Mazerolle opened the conference which attracted 54 academics from 25 universities around the world, as well as 14 representatives from the games industry. 18 academics, professional staff and HDR students attended from Griffith.
Alicia Lane’s work Rainforest Remnants recently won the Swell Sculpture Award sponsored by the City of Gold Coast as a part of the Swell Festival 2016. As a Doctor of Visual Arts student at QCA, she is interested in the way that the natural environment continues to survive along with changes wrought by human activity.
Gardening Australia - Series 27 Ep 19: Tino visits a colourful garden, Sophie gets stuck into pruning, Costa visits an award winning garden, Angus profiles native groundcovers and we meet a botanical photographic artist Renata Buziak. #ABCgardening
Last Friday, seventy people gathered at the Film School cinema to watch a preliminary private screening of Griffith HDR Student Kym Melzer’s documentary series The Ripple Effect of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The screening formed a critical part of the documentary-making process, being the first occasion at which participants viewed all short films together in a public forum.
Brisbane artist Ryan Presley discusses his works that traverse many of the themes and histories he has been investigating for the past several years, in association with Frontier Imaginaries: No Longer at Ease.
Inflection: an exhibition of artists books & prints from the Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research, showing at the Centre for Fine Print Research, University of West England, Bristol, UK, 28th of June – 12 July 2016.
GCCAR is very pleased to confirm an exciting collaboration with grahame galleries + editions. The 6th artists’ books + multiples fair 2017 is planned to run in conjunction with abbe 2017 over the 6th, 7th and 8th of July 2017.
The Advance Queensland Women's Academic Fund supports the retention, development and progression of female researchers within Queensland based universities and publicly funded research institutes/organisations.
Round 2 of the Advance Queensland Research Fellowships will open shortly. In preparation for this round, An Expression of Interest process will open to ensure highly competitive applications that are well aligned with the objectives of the Advance Queensland scheme are supported for submission to DSITI.
ACUADS' Quick Small Grants are open again. Funds are available for initiatives of relevance and significance to art and design tertiary education. Up to five grants, of $1000-5000, may be awarded per year on a strictly one-off basis.
CreateWorld encourages paper, poster, exhibition and performance submissions relating to our 2016 topic, The Creativity of Things-how the simple objects, and the ways in which humans interact with them, is being reimagined by current practitioners in the overlapping fields of technology, art and design.
Clayton Utz is proud to support the Arts though the Clayton Utz Art Award (previously called the LAUNCH Art Award). The Award is open to Queensland-based artists or artists whit a strong connection to the state, offering a $10 000 winner's prize and exhibition space for the finalists.
Applications are made to an individual university (with one scholarship for each University). Each scholarship provides a living allowance of approximately AUD $26,288 per annum. Applications close 30 September 2016.
Clayton Utz is proud to support the Arts through the Clayton Utz Art Award. The Award offers a $10,000 winner’s prize and exhibition space for the finalists and is awarded to Queensland-based artists or artists with a strong connection to Queensland.
This programme, as a part of the “Project to Support the Nurturing of Media Arts Creators” organised by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (Bunka-cho), is an artist in residence programme that provides an opportunity to outstanding young artists in Media Arts (Media Geijutsu) including Media art, Video, Game, Animation, Manga, etc.
Call for entries for the COAL Prize 2016 – responses from artists to current environmental issues. It is open to artists from all over the world who deploy their creativity to devise and experiment with solutions and bear witness to the transformation of territories, lifestyles, organizations.
Thalie Art Foundation supports a Montessori’s school in South India welcoming 700 children from 3 to 15 years old initiated by Human Uplift Trust dedicated to break the social determinism of the Dalit community.
Gaffa is located in the heart of Sydney's CBD next to Town Hall Station. Gaffa remains committed to nurturing cross-platform collaboration, collectivity and cohesion within the contemporary arts community. They endeavour to provide creative space to both established and emerging artists and designers to create and exhibit their work in the inner-city.
Queensland’s academics in art history and theory have long enjoyed a close relationship with the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, actively engaging with its exhibitions and collection in their research and teaching and regularly contributing to the Gallery’s extensive public engagement and education programs.
GCCAR is committed to advancing critical discourse on artists book practice (in a broad sense of the term) within the antipodies. In pursuit of this we are initiating a collective of peer reviewers initially drawing from Australia and New Zealand to facilitate a double blind peer reviewing capacity for the field. Expressions of interest in this collective are welcomed, please forward them with a research CV to Dr Tim Mosely at the centre.
NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) is the premier conference in designing human-machine interfaces and interactions for musical performance. NIME gathers researchers and practitioners together for lectures, installations, concerts, and workshops.