July 23rd, 2014

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Loop de Loop animation challenge

Loop de Loop is a monthly animation challenge where animators from around the world create looping animations based on a given topic.

On the last Tuesday of the month loops are compiled and screened to a live audience at Loop in Melbourne. During the screening a winner is declared, who enters the hall of fame and has their loop featured on the website throughout the following month.

Students are invited to submit animations and attend the screening event in Sydney on Tuesday, 29 July at Knox Bar.

More information.

July 21st, 2014

Graduates finalists in the William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2014

Shoufay Derz, Ashes upon the moon #2 (detail), 2014, from the series Ashes upon the moon, pigment ink-jet print, 67 x 82 cm. Courtesy: The artist.

Four graduates are finalists in the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2014.

Shoufay Derz, Cherine Fahd, Owen Leong and Sarah Mosca are all finalists in the prize, which promotes excellence in photography.

The winner of the $25,000 first prize will be chosen from 48 finalists and announced on September 4 at the Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria.

The finalists exhibition runs from September 4 – October 12, 2014.

July 21st, 2014

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Australian Innovation Challenge

The Australian Innovation Challenge is looking for ideas from young innovators aged 21 years and under, that have the potential to make a difference to  lifestyles, environment, work or play.

To enter, submit a 300 word summary of your innovation, a CV and any other assets that are relevant to the innovation, such as images, videos or links to content. Teams are welcome to enter.

The winner will receive $5,000.

More information.

Entries close Monday, 11 August.

July 18th, 2014

COFA student Fiona Lowry wins 2014 Archibald Prize

Fiona Lowry, Penelope Seidler (detail), acrylic on canvas, 225 x 185 cm

Congratulations to COFA Master of Fine Arts student Fiona Lowry who has been announced the winner of the 2014 Archibald Prize for her portrait of architect Penelope Seidler.

Lowry painted Seidler at her iconic house in Killara, which she designed with her late husband Harry Seidler in the 1960s. Lowry’s paintings are made using an airbrush in a soft colour palette.

The $75,000 Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious and is awarded to the best portrait painting.

This is the third time Lowry has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize, last year with her portrait of Shaun Gladwell and in 2011 with her portrait of Tim Silver.

The finalists exhibition is exhibited alongside the Wynne and Sulman prizes at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, which all feature work from various COFA alumni.

The exhibition runs from July 19 to September 28, 2014.

July 17th, 2014

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Seen and Heard Film Festival

Submissions are now open for the 2014 Seen and Heard Festival in Melbourne.

Female-identifying filmmakers including directors, producers, editors, cinematographers, screenwriters, and production designers are welcome to apply.

They are seeking shorts, features, animation, genre, documentary, comedy, experimental, horror, musicals, sci-fi, drama and silent cinema.

More information.

July 16th, 2014

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Underbelly Arts Call Out

110%, Underbelly Arts Festival, 2013. Photo: George Popov

Underbelly Arts is calling for expressions of interest from artists to participate in the 2015 Festival and the Underbelly Arts Lab leading up to the festival.

Successful applicants will receive a development residency and mentorship opportunities, a financial contribution towards their project and a significant amount of in-kind and production support.

More information.

Expressions of interest close 5pm, Thurs, 7 Aug, 2014.

July 16th, 2014


Happs Creative is seeking a student with the ability to develop iPhone/iPad/Android Applications.

The role involves developing and constructing the iPhone App according to the business design and assisting with ongoing support for the App.

The App should be finished by the end of August and there are possible shares in the business available for the successful candidate.

For more information, contact James Carrick, Ph: 0405 664 479.

July 15th, 2014

STUDENT OPPPORTUNITY: Crew and Share house Required for short film

Award-winning TV director Reuben Field is looking for crew members and a location for his upcoming short thriller, Robber.
  • Location required: Student share house
  • Volunteer crew required: Camera Assistant with Canon 5D experience, Lighting Assistant, Production Assistant / Runner (drivers license required) & Assistant Editor.
  • Dates: Three shoot days (10 hours per day) in the week commencing July 28.

If you are interested, send some location photos and/or examples of your work to Reuben Field, Tel: 0429 821 977.

July 11th, 2014

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Graphic Design Internship

UNSW-based startup Meetisan is offering an internship to students with graphic design skills.

Meetisan is a networking platform that connects users through offline, face-to-face meetings through skills and interest-based ‘tags’ that work in conjunction with dual-geolocation services.

The intern will help Meetisan to launch its UNSW Social app (which will be launched early in Semester 2) by developing:

  • Brand identity, including colour palettes and visual themes
  • Video/animation design
  • Website design
  • Other miscellaneous and branded templates (e.g. letter heads, business cards, flyers, powerpoint slides etc)

For more information or to apply, contact Jason Seam.

July 11th, 2014

Alexie-Glass Kantor announced Encounters curator, Art Basel Hong Kong

Master of Art Administration graduate Alexie-Glass Kantor has been announced as the curator of the Encounters sector for Art Basel Hong Kong which will take place 13- 17 March, 2015.

Encounters was previously curated by Yuko Hasegawa, chief curator of Tokyo’s Museum of Contemporary Art. It presents sculptures and installations from leading international artists.

Glass-Kantor is a specialist in art of the Asia Pacific region and is the executive director of Artspace, a board director of NAVA and the deputy chair of the Contemporary Art Organisations of Australia.

More information.