March 29th, 2010

COFA graduate wins 2010 Sulman Prize

Michael Lindeman, Paintings, prints & wall hanging (detail), 2010 Sulman Prize winning work.

Michael Lindeman, Paintings, prints & wall hanging (detail), 2010 Sulman Prize winning work.

COFA graduate Michael Lindeman has won the $20 000 prize for his artwork Paintings, prints & wall hangings. The Sulman Prize is awarded for the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist. Established within the terms of the late Sir John Sulman’s bequest, it was first awarded in 1936. 

March 25th, 2010

COFA Talks: COFA Partnerships with Remote Aboriginal Communities

Narlie Nakamarra, Kalipinypa Tjukurrpa (detail), 2009, 122 x 91cm, Acrylic on canvas, The COFA Talk COFA Partnerships with Remote Aboriginal Communities features two presentations.

When: Tue, 30 Mar, ’10
Where: College of Fine Arts, cnr Oxford Street and Greens Road, lecture theatre: EGO2, 6:00 pm

In The Papunya COFA Partnership, Dr Vivien Johnson and Kasumi Ejiri will discuss COFA’s evolving partnership with the remote Aboriginal community of Papunya . This relationship has a unique point of reference in that Geoffrey Bardon, whose name, like Papunya’s, is synonymous with the birth of the desert art movement, received his training as an art teacher from COFA (then Alexander Mackie). Kasumi will join the discussion from Papunya via an online link-up along with some of the artists from the community.

In the Remote Avant-Garde, Dr Jennifer Biddle will showcase emergent trajectories of art, culture and language from so-called ‘remote’ Aboriginal communities. The audacious dynamism of contemporary Indigenous art requires new forms of cultural analysis. This lecture features current research projects within the Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics (CCAP) on art from the Central and Western Desert, including Tjanpi sculptural work and beanies; video work from Utopia and Alice Springs; and paintings from Ngaanyatjarra and Warlpiri home lands.

Dr Vivien Johnson is a Global Professor at UNSW. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the Dictionary of Australian Artists Online and the Public Officer of the Papunya Tjupi Art Centre.

Kasumi Ejiri is a COFA graduate and co-director of the Papunya Tjupi Art Centre.

Dr Jennifer Biddle is a senior research fellow at the Centre of Contemporary Art and Politics at COFA.

March 19th, 2010

New COFA Website coming soon!

Stay tuned for a brand spanking new website to be launched soon. It will feature all your old favourite top hits such as information on COFA Talks and News & Events as well as new features.

March 19th, 2010

COFA graduates finalists in Archibald Prize 2010

Jasper Knight, Portrait of Bill Wright AM.

Jasper Knight, Portrait of Bill Wright AM (detail).

COFA extends a big congratulations to all of the graduates who made it as finalists in the Archibald Prize 2010 and the Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2010.
The winners of all three prizes will be announced on Friday March 26. The winner of the Archibald Prize receives $50,000, the Wynne Prize for landscape painting or figure sculpture $25,000, and the Sulman Prize for subject or genre painting, $20,000.

COFA Graduate Archibald prize 2010 finalists:
Adam Cullen; Jasper Knight; and Nigel Milson. Portraits of COFA graduates  include a diptych of John Olsen by artist Victor Rubin and a portrait of COFA graduate Adam Cullen by artist and COFA graduate Nigel Milson.

COFA Graduate Wynne Prize 2010 Finalists:
Viola Dominello; Neil Frazer; and previous head of painting studies at COFA Ian Grant.

COFA Graduate Sulman Prize 2010 Finalists:
Lucinda Chambers; Michael Lindeman; Stephanie Monteith; and Paul Selwood.

March 19th, 2010

Public Lecture

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In this special Creative Masters Forum event, Syd will deliver a Keynote presentation entitled “Image : Reality” before being joined by Rob, Grant and Jason for a panel discussion and Q&A.

More information: please visit the creative master forum website www.creativemastersforum.com/seminar.html

March 18th, 2010

COFA in Issue 55 of Uniken

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Read about Project X in the latest issue of Uniken. A multi-disciplinary course that unites the talents of students from COFA and the Faculties of Engineering and the Built Environment, Project X provided the students with the opportunity to design and construct a prefabricated sustainable housing design out in Fowlers Gap.

Uniken is the UNSW magazine, which is published bi-monthly during session. It reports on the latest main campus University developments in education and research and UNSW community news.

Download issue 55: April/ May 2010 of Uniken

    March 15th, 2010

    Design Now! 2010

    Hannah Ritchie Young, Kids, digital print, 297 x 420mm, April 2009, photographed by Samantha Mintio.

    Hannah Ritchie Young, Kids (detail), digital print, 297 x 420mm, April 2009, photographed by Samantha Mintio.

    COFA congratulates graduates Hannah Ritchie Young and Jessica Benhar for being nominated as finalists in this years Design Now! exhibition. Object’s annual Design Now! exhibition honours the year’s most outstanding contributions from design graduates across Australia. The 2010 group of 18 finalists were chosen from more than 250 entrants. COFA graduate Hannah Ritchie Young’s entry was chosen as a finalist for the Design for the Built Environment section of the competition, and Jessica Benhar’s design was selected for the Design for Communication category.

    Young’s work is a response to the urban environment and addresses issues to do with urban estrangement, the self, and notions of home. This cross disciplinary work was produced during Cityscapers: Cardiff Chimera 2020, a Richard Goodwin international Porosity Studio sponsored by The British Council in April 2009.

    The Design Now! 2010 finalists are selected from six categories which capture the diversity of design, from furniture and fashion through to architecture and animation.

    Winners Announced: Fri April 8
    When
    : April 10 – May 30
    Where: Object Gallery
    417 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW
    Hours:
    Tues to Fri 11am – 5pm,
    Sat and Sun 10am – 5pm
    Web: www.object.com.au

    March 15th, 2010

    COFA Talks: The Laptop Atelier

    Gary Carsley, D.51 Parramatta Park, 2007, 690 × 2200cms, Lambda mono print on 96 wall mounted alpolic panels, Justice Building, NSW Attorney-General’s Department, Parramatta. Architects: Bates Smart.  Client: Multiplex: Art Consultant: Virginia Wilson.

    Gary Carsley, D.51 Parramatta Park, 2007, 690 × 2200cms, Lambda mono print on 96 wall mounted alpolic panels, Justice Building, NSW Attorney-General’s Department, Parramatta. Architects: Bates Smart. Client: Multiplex: Art Consultant: Virginia Wilson.

    Speaker: Gary Carsley

    In The Laptop Atelier, Gary Carsley will articulate an overview of potential outcomes when painting and drawing cross the divide between established and new media.

    In Carsley’s art practice, painting and drawing are no longer processes linking hand and eye in an act of representation; rather they are vital paradigms at the core of diverse, exciting imaging technologies. Carsley lecturers in COFA’s School of Art and is represented by BREENSPACE in Sydney.

    WHO: Gary Carsley
    WHEN: Tuesday, March 23 @ 6:00pm
    WHERE: College of Fine Arts, Main Lecture Theatre (EGO2), Cnr Oxford Street & Greens Road, Paddington
    COST: Free & Open to the Public

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    March 11th, 2010

    Exhibition: The Departed

    Forest Of The Inside (Detail), Melanie Boreham, 2009, Human hair and wire.

    COFA graduate and artist Melanie Boreham is exhibiting at Hardware from 16 of March. The exhibition, titled The Departed, leads the audience through many of Borehams own trials as she transforms the gallery into an intimate repository for her own loss. Across many disciplines including installations, video, painting and textiles, the audience is confronted with the destabilising nature of separation through the medium of human hair.

    Boreham uses human hair, an intimate material, as a way to look at the effects of separation. The constant growth and severing of our hair is a habitual act relating to the often destructive pattern of our human relationships. Just as we are constantly cutting our hair, our relationships are constantly evolving and breaking down.

    Where: Hardware Gallery, 263 Enmore Road Enmore

    When: 16th of Mar 2010 – 1st of Apr 2010
    Opening: Tuesday 16 March, 6-8pm
    To be opened by art critic, writer and COFA Alumni Andrew Frost

    March 11th, 2010

    COFA Talks: Creative Outreach: Social Development Through Art & Design

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    WHAT: COFA TALKS – Creative Outreach: Social Development Through Art & Design
    WHO: Rick Bennet
    WHEN: Tuesday, March 16 @ 6:00pm
    WHERE: College of Fine Arts, Main Lecture Theatre (EGO2), Cnr Oxford Street & Greens Road, Paddington
    COST: Free & Open to the Public

    This talk gives a visual account of a number of social outreach projects undertaken by the Omnium Research Group at COFA. These creative projects have involved worldwide student and professional collaboration to work with and aid communities in Kenya, Uganda, Sri Lanka and most recently the Philippines.

    Rick Bennett

    Since 1998, Rick Bennett has undertaken continuing research investigating online collaborative creativity (OCC) between distanced artists, designers and theorists worldwide. Having established numerous online and global creative projects through a succession of research grants, COFA is now a leading player in online visual communication practice and theory research.

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