August 15th, 2014

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Aboriginal illustrator required

The NSW Department of Education and Communities is seeking an Aboriginal illustrator to create some artwork for their Annual Aboriginal School Education Report.

They require an illustration for the front cover and some smaller graphics to be used throughout the report. A feature on the selected artist will also feature in the report. The final design is required by 23 August.

To apply for this paid job, send some samples of your work to Amanda Lukac.

August 12th, 2014

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Acoustiguide staff for Art Gallery of NSW exhibition


Acoustiguide is an audio tour service provider. They are seeking staff to actively sell audio tours at the Art Gallery of New South Wales for the Pop to Popism exhibition in October.

The exhibition opens on 31 October, 2014 and runs until 1 March, 2015. Shifts are available 7 days: 9:45am – 1:30pm; 1:15pm to 5:00; 5:00 to 9:00pm on Wednesdays; (possibly 11:30am – 2:30pm if the exhibition is busy).

They are seeking people who can commit to four months and they will be flexible when rostering around your current commitments.

You should enjoy working with people, be well presented, well spoken, honest and reliable.

If you are interested, call Maryanne, Tel: (02) 9589 3240, to arrange an interview. When requested, send your CV here.

August 5th, 2014

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Paid Work @ the Creative Campus

Open Day 2013. Photo: George Popov

UNSW Art & Design is seeking current students to work on Open Day 2014: Saturday, September 6 from 9am-4pm.

We’re looking for friendly, physically fit and cooperative students who have 1yr or more work experience in any type of paid or unpaid employment. Students will be required to undertake various duties to assist with the organisation of our most significant student recruitment event – UNSW Open Day @ the Creative Campus.

If you are interested, drop off your CV in person to Jo Bosben, Manager, Marketing and Communications in F Block, Level 1, Room F124, Paddington campus on Thursday, August 7 between 10am-12pm OR on Friday, August 8 between 10am-12pm.

July 31st, 2014

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Creative Team Intern at GetUp

GetUp is seeking an intern to join their creative team.

The role involves working on creative products and providing strategy support on their economic fairness campaigns.

More information.

July 29th, 2014

Hany Armanious artwork selected for City Centre Public Art Plan

Hany Armanious, Pavilion

Graduate Hany Armanious is one of three artists selected to create a public artwork for the City of Sydney.

Armanious joins Japanese artist Junya Ishigami and British artist Tracey Emin who were selected from over 700 expressions of interest from 25 countries.

The artworks are the first projects from the City’s $9.3 million City Centre Public Art Plan and are expected to be installed from 2017.

Hany Armanious’s work Pavilion is a replica of a blue milk crate measuring 13.7 metres high and will be installed in Belmore Park next to Central station.

More information.

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.