In this Edition:
Since the last edition of this Bulletin in August, three QCA students and two recent alumni have picked up significant art awards, each one valued at either $15,000 or $10,000:
- Alicia Lane (current student – Doctor of Visual Arts) – Swell Sculpture (see News – from Copper Boilers to Rainforest Remnants)
- Blair Coffey (current student – PhD) – Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award (See News)
- Karen Stephens (current student – Honours) Queensland Regional Art Awards (Flying Arts Alliance
- Kailum Graves (Alumni) – Clayton Utz Art Award
- Aimee Nesbitt (Alumni) – Brisbane Art Prize
Congratulations to all these artists who have put on public display the outstanding creative abilities of students and alumni from the Queensland College of Art.
Also featured in news stories:
Drawing Water is a research collaboration between QCA and creative arts schools in two Japanese universities – Geidai and Joshobi – and the second iteration of GCCAR’s Drawing International Griffith (DIG) project.
The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) will launch the catalogue for the Art of the Skins exhibition which has been running at SLQ since June. The exhibition is an outcome of HDR student Carol McGregor’s research which was completed with extensive involvement from Aboriginal communities in SE Queensland. The catalogue is a collaborative venture between SLQ, QCA and GCCAR.
Ali Bezer becomes the first QCA Artist-in-Residence at St Andrews War Memorial Hospital. Her residency – as a Research Fellow – was announced at a retrospective show for the St Andrews War Memorial Art Prize, of which Ali was the inaugural winner.
Finally, Ross Woodrow rakes over the coals under the issue of creative arts students in tertiary education. His exhibition Waterworks opens at Bosz Gallery on 15 November. See Exhibitions heading below.
Paul Wright | Editor, GCCAR Centre Manager