Listen & Watch COFA Talks

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Black Box, COFA. Photo: Wilk.

Creativity, collaboration and interdisciplinary practice

Professor Ross Harley

Oct 29, 2013.

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The State of Drawing

Anne Ryan, Assoc. Prof. Paul Thomas, Assoc. Prof. Michael Esson and Peter Sharp

Oct 22, 2013.

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alan krell

Looking at Looking at Leisure: Manet’s Chez le Père Lathuile: en plein air (1879)

Alan Krell

This lecture is dedicated to the memory of Nick Waterlow.

Oct 15, 2013.

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alex seton
Alex Seton, Reprise (detail), 2012, bronze, edition of 8 (+2AP), 30 × 22 × 22cm. Photo: Per Ericson

COFA Talks: Contemporary Art Fairs and the Contemporary Art Market

Barry Keldoulis, Ursula Sullivan and Michael Reid

Oct 8, 2013.

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atlanta elke
Atlanta Eke, ‘Monster Body’, 2012, live performance, Next Wave Festival, Photo: Sam Ackroyd. Courtesy: The artist

COFA Talks: Sexing the Agenda

Vivienne Binns, Andrew Frost and Bec Dean

Sept 17, 2013.

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art in odd places
Art in Odd Places

COFA Talks: Art out of the Box

Ed Woodham, Greg Stonehouse and Eva Rodriguez Riestra

Sept 10, 2013.

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string theory
Tony Albert, ‘Optimism #3’ (detail), 2008, type C photograph. Courtesy: The artist and Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

COFA Talks: String Theory: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art

Glenn Barkley, Dale Harding and Tess Allas

Sept 3, 2013.

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Nici Cumpston, Scar Tree, Fowler’s Gap (detail), 2011, Archival print on canvas with pencil and watercolour, 100 × 177 cm, Courtesy: The artist

COFA Talks: Making Change

Nici Cumpston, Rea and Dr. Catherine De Lorenzo

Aug 27, 2013.

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COFA Talks: Whatever Happened to Photography

Brett Rogers, Michael Fitzgerald and Assoc. Prof. Phil George

Aug 20, 2013.

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Mathieu Gallois, Support Doubt Series, 2007, Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills, Sydney, white plastic cups in mesh fences

COFA Talks: Design Re-Think 2

James Mfula, Kim Andrews and Mathieu Gallois

Aug 13, 2013.

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Trent Jansen, Cyclesign Wheel Reflector, 2010, 93% reused road sign, 5% felt, 1.5% stainless steel, 0.5% aluminium.

COFA Talks: Design Re-Think 1

Elke Kramer, Trent Jansen and Guy Keulemans

Aug 6, 2013.

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Prof. Saeed Akhtar (detail)

COFA Talks: An Indelible Imprint: Art from Pakistan

Saeed Akhtar, Usman Saeed, Fatima Saeed and Imran Ahmed

July 30, 2013.

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test pattern

Ryoji Ikeda, ‘Test Pattern’, Image: Park Avenue Armory New York and Forma. Photo: James Ewing

COFA Talks: ISEA2013 Special Preview

Ross Harley, Paul Thomas, Mari Velonaki, Paula Dawson and Petra Gemeinboeck

June 4, 2013.

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mervyn bishop

Mervyn Bishop, ‘Gough Whitlam pouring soil into the hands of traditional owner Vincent Lingiari’,(detail), 1975

COFA Talks: Reconciliation is a two way street

Jo Holder, Mervyn Bishop and Joan Ross

May 28, 2013.

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peter sharp

Peter Sharp, Installation of ‘Sticks and Stones’ Drawings, 2011-2013, charcoal on paper, dimensions variable. Photo: Michel Brouet. Courtesy: Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney

COFA Talks: Why drawing is terrifying but still the most experimental medium

Peter Sharp, Leslie Rice, Tim Silver and Emma Robertson

May 21, 2013.

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george gittoes
Love City Jalalabad

COFA Talks: George Gittoes: Love City Jalalabad

George Gittoes

May 14, 2013.

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Adeel-uz-Zafar

Adeel-uz-Zafar, KONG- The Tragic Antihero (detail), 2012, Engraved Drawing on Vinyl, 152 × 183cm. Courtesy: The artist.

COFA Talks: The Diasporic Artist: Coveted or Snubbed?

Sophia Kouyoumdjian, Nafisa Rizvi and Adeel Uz Zafar

May 7, 2013.

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ben quilty
Ben Quilty, Captain S after Afghanistan (Detail), 2012, oil on linen, 210 × 230 cm

COFA Talks: Art in the Aftermath of War

Bonita Ely, Ben Quilty and Warwick Heyward

April 30, 2013.

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sweet art

Cake by Sweet Art

COFA Talks: What the world needs now is art, sweet art!

Penelope Benton, Alexandra Clapham, Tony Albert and Anthea Leonard

Apr 16, 2013.

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costa georgiadis

Costa Georgiadis from Gardening Australia

COFA Talks: Designing for Change

Costa Georgiadis, Selena Griffith and Diane Moy

Apr 9, 2013.

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Way Out West Festival for Children 2012, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

COFA Talks: How can we break down barriers and open the world to children through art?

Heather Whiteley Robertson, Vi Girgis and Jessica Yarris

Mar 26, 2013.

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COFA Talks: If art was as lucrative as sport, and had a similar media profile, would it also be the subject of an investigation by the crime commission?

Peter FitzSimons, Prof. Catharine Lumby and Adrian Newstead

Mar 19, 2013.

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Michael Kempson, Sweet and Sour (detail), 2008

COFA Talks: International Collaborative Problem Solving for the Artistically Engaged

Charlie Schneider, Tess Allas and Michael Kempson

Mar 12, 2013.

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COFA Talks: Why you can’t have an education revolution without TAFE

Penny Ryan, Matthew Tome and Bob McPhillips

Mar 5, 2013.

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Pia Interlandi

COFA Talks: Skin and Death

Pia Interlandi and Paul Rider

Oct 9, 2012.

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Antoinette Starkiewicz, ‘Zipper’ (film still), 1998.

COFA Talks: Approaches to Animation

Antoinette Starkiewicz, Steve Weymouth and Alan Cholodenko.

Oct 2, 2012.

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COFA Talks: Play, Code, Track: 21st Century Essentials

Dr Kerry Thomas, Karen Profilio, Elspeth Grew, Nicole De Losa, Amy Yongsiri and Melinda Hodges.

Sept 25, 2012.

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COFA Talks: Arts Advisors, Policies and Politicians: How the world really works

Rachel Healy, Chris Puplick and Kim Spinks

Sept 18, 2012.

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COFA Talks: Internships: Does working for free work?

Kim Snepvangers, Kate Coleman, Stewart Reed and Beatrice Spence.

Sept 11, 2012.

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COFA Talks: Art and the News Media

Michael Fitzgerald, Katrina Strickland and Andrew Frost.

Aug 28, 2012.

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Ole Nielsen, ‘Bronze Wombat’, 2012, Bronze, 32 × 58 × 27cm. Photo: A Shot Above – Keith Maxwell. Courtesy: Katoomba Fine Art.

COFA Talks: Art in a Public Place

Allan Giddy, Georgie Payne Loy, Dr. Catherine de Lorenzo and
Lizzy Marshall.

Aug 21, 2012.

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remarking remaking
Muamer Cajic, Hiding away from you (Detail), 2012, Graphite, Conte, gouache on paper, 140 × 180 cm (55 × 71 inches). Image courtesy of the artist. From Remarking/Remaking.

COFA Talks: Where Art and Life Meet

Wenmin Li and Abdullah Syed

Aug 14, 2012.

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COFA Talks: Masculinity and the 21st Century

Nick Vickers, Andrew Yip and Andrew Starr

Aug 7, 2012.

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Sophia Kouyoumdjian shows us around the Parramatta Artists Studios. Video by COFA Online, July 31, 2012.

COFA Talks: Art to the People

Jackie Dunn, John Kirkman, Belinda Hanrahan and Sophia Kouyoumdjian

July 31, 2012.

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Elizabeth Ann MacGregor explores the history of the MCA. Video by COFA Online.

COFA Talks: Why MCA?

Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Sam Marshall and Glenn Barkley

July 24, 2012.

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Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson with Nava Chapman, Yiwon Park and Karma Phuntsok, The way things are (detail), 2010, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 5 parts, 182 × 61 cm each; 182 × 307 cm overall. Collection: The University of Queensland, purchased 2011. Courtesy: the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne. Photo: Christian Capurro.

COFA Talks: Are They Our Relations?

Ross Harley, Tim Johnson and Cal Lane

July 17, 2012.

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Gordon Hookey

Gordon Hookey, A Painting for the Underdawg, 2005, oil on canvas, 133.0 × 250.0 cm. Purchased 2005. NGA.

Aboriginal Ways of Seeing

Gordon Hookey, Djon Mundine & Peter Sharp

May 22, 2012.

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HaCat skin cell

Atomic force microscope scan of a HaCat skin cell. © Paul Thomas.

Art + Science = ?

Michele Barker, Anna Munster & Paul Thomas

May 15, 2012.

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megaphone yellow

Who should control the conversation about art?

Bonita Ely, Sebastian Goldspink & Amy Griffiths

May 8, 2012.

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Partisan Monument

Anonymous partisan monument, Croatia, 2007.

Can Art Make a Difference?

Fay (Fae) Brauer & Uros Cvoro

May 1, 2012.

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Gene Sherman and Janet Laurence in Conversation. Video by COFA Online.

Janet Laurence in conversation with Gene Sherman

Janet Laurence & Dr Gene Sherman

April 24, 2012.

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Emily Floyd

Emily Floyd, The Garden (detail), 2011. (Courtesy: of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney and Melbourne.

Arts and Disability

Josie Cavallaro, Gabrielle Mordy, Simon Power & Tracie Sammut

April 17, 2012.

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Flashpoint Lab

Photo from one of Mickey Kovari’s Flashpoint Labs at Evans High School. Photo by Nana.

Art, Design and Social Enterprise

Janine Cahill, Mickey Kovari & Grant Young

April 3, 2012.

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The Colour Parade

The Colour Parade at Federation Square, Melbourne, 2012. Photo: by Abigail Varney.

Colour, Movement, Glitter: Artists in the Street

h3.The Colour Parade & Glitter Militia

March 27, 2012.

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Denise Green book cover
Book cover (detail), Denise Green, An Artist’s Odyssey, Macmillan Art Publishing, 2011.

COFA Talks: An Artist’s Odyssey In A Globalised Era

Denise Green

March 20, 2012.

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Female Eunuch

Germaine Greer, ‘The Female Eunuch’, 1970.

COFA Talks: Glass ceilings, baby bumps and short term contracts: Women and leadership in the arts.

Lisa Corsi, Kiersten Fishburn & Vivienne Webb

March 13, 2012.

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Pamela Griffith

Pamela Griffith, Conical Helix of the Murex Shell (detail), 1986, printed at the Griffith Studio and HGraphic Workshop in Sydney.

COFA Talks: When Art and Science Get Together: The Griffith Family Creating and Inventing Across Generations

Emeritus Professor Ross Griffith, Pamela Griffith, Selena Griffith & Dr Saul Griffith

March 6, 2012.

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Ian Howard explores the history of COFA, and introduces us to its future. Video By COFA Online.

COFA Talks: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

Professor Ian Howard, Professor Jill Bennett & Michael Kempson

February 28, 2012.

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Curating Cities logo

The Curating Cities project is a collaboration between COFA’s NIEA, the City of Sydney and Object Centre for Design.

COFA Talks: Curating Cities

Jill Bennett, Margaret Farmer & Richard Goodwin

October 1, 2011.

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Alan Krell talks about his new book, Burning Issues.

COFA Talks: The Dreadful Prankster: Some Thoughts on Fire’s Mercurial Character in Art and Literature

Alan Krell

October 11, 2011.

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Ross Harley talks two websites he is currently developing and administrating: Design and Art Online Australia and Scanlines.

COFA Talks: Design and Art of Australia Online

Anita Callaway & Ross Harley

October 4, 2011.

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Dr Susan Best discusses her book, Visualizing Feeling: Affect and the Feminine Avant-garde. Video by COFA Online.

COFA Talks: Visualizing Feeling

Dr Susan Best

September 27, 2011.

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arts interview

Photos of interviewees on Arts Interview.

COFA Talks: Arts Interview: Voices From the Engine Room

Eliza Muldoon & Kim Goodwin

September 13, 2011.

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Ludwig Meidner , Apocalyptic Landscape

Ludwig Meidner (1884-1966), Apocalyptic Landscape (detail), 1913, oil on canvas, 67.3 × 80cm. Private collection, courtesy Richard Nagy, London. © Ludwig Meidner-Archiv. Judisches Museum der Stadt Frankfurt am Main.

COFA Talks: The Legacy of Germany’s Mad Square

Dr Jacqueline Strecker, Dr Ann Stephen & Gary Carsley

August 16, 2011.

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COFA’s Dean, Ian Howard talks about his own art and the psychology of walls and barriers. Video by COFA Online.

COFA Talks: Physical Barriers, Virtual Freedoms: Protection vs Creativity Amidst a Global Crisis

Ian Howard, Roohi Shafiq Ahmed & Abdullah M. I. Syed

May 31, 2011.

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Tom Melick: The Politics of Aesthetics. Filmed by COFA Online

COFA Talks:The Politics of Aesthetics

Peter Alwast, Tom Melick and Dr Toni Ross

May 24, 2011.

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Anne Zahalka, The Bathers (detail)

Anne Zahalka, The Bathers (detail), 1989, type C colour photograph, 74 × 90cm, Edition of 20. (This image was used on the cover of the first BAT brochure)

COFA Talks: Flying BATS: 20 Years of the Bachelor of Art Theory Degree

Fay (Fae) Brauer, Graham Forsyth & Alan Krell

May 17, 2011.

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Deb West

Deborah West, Fog 5am Australia Day 26 January 2011: Littoral Zone: Spit Bridge, Middle Harbour, Sydney, 2011. (detail).

COFA Talks: Buffer Zone

Bonita Ely, Allan Giddy, Alison Groves, Ihor Holubizky & Sarah Iremonger

May 10, 2011.

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Peter Voulkos

Peter Voulkos giving a workshop, c. 1977.

Special Design Lecture: Mancraft

Dr Sandra Alfoldy

May 9, 2011.

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Oya Demirbilek

Oya Demirbilek, Truncated icosahedron bead with a blue crystal (from the Sacred Geoms jewellery collection), 2011.

COFA Talks: Art, Design & Healing

Julee Cunningham, Oya Demirbilek & Eliza Muldoon

May 3, 2011.

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In Action, Astra Howard interviewed by COFA Online.

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The Great Debate, Michael Garbutt interviewed by COFA Online.

COFA Talks: Less and Better: Do We Really Need More Stuff?

Michael Garbutt, Selena Griffith & Astra Howard

April 12, 2011.

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Perspectives on Curating & Programming: Beyond the Edge of Elsewhere. Lisa Havilah, John Kirkman & Aaron Seeto interviewed by COFA Online.

COFA Talks: Beyond the Edge of Elsewhere

Lisa Havilah, John Kirkman & Aaron Seeto

April 5, 2011.

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Tim Gaul, Puppet Maker, 2006.

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Steve Weymouth discusses the power of animation. Interviewed by COFA Online.

Motion, Emotion and Animation: Bringing characters to life

Tim Gaul, John Turello & Steve Weymouth

March 29, 2011.

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Brad Miller discusses his work Data_Shadow at the Underbelly Art Festival 2011. Interviewed by COFA online.

COFA Talks: Entangled Bodies

Dr Petra Gemeinboeck, Brad Miller & John Tonkin

March 22, 2011.

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Kathy Yeh, Kurnell

Kathy Yeh, Kurnell, 2009 tank, lights stand.

COFA Talks: Art and the Desert

Louise Fowler-Smith, Peter Sharp & Kathy Yeh

March 15, 2011.

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Korshi (Raymond) Dosoo, Chicks

Korshi (Raymond) Dosoo, Chicks (Study), highlighter and technical pen, 2008.

COFA Talks: What should school children learn about art?

Sylvia Ross, Kim Snepvangers & Dr Kerry Thomas

March 1, 2011.

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