Galleries

COFA currently has four galleries on campus. They are teaching resources as well as exhibition spaces and are open to the public!
UNSW Galleries, Kudos Gallery, COFAspace Gallery and 3 Foot Square Gallery.

UNSW GALLERIES, COFA

Current

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Jerry and I, 2014. Jung WonChul, Linocut, 75 × 100 cm.

Seoul – Sydney: Contemporary Korean and Australian Prints

Seoul – Sydney is the result of a cultural collaboration between UNSW Art & Design’s Cicada Press and the Chugye University for the Arts in Seoul, South Korea. The exhibition features printmedia-based works by 46 contemporary Korean and Australian artists.

This project marks the first time these two institutions have worked together and a second exhibition will be presented in Seoul in 2015.

Curator: Michael Kempson

Opening: Fri, July 18, 6-8pm
When: July 11- Aug 2
Where: UNSW Galleries
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd,
Paddington
Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am – 5pm
Tel: (02) 8936 0888
RSVP: By July 14 to rsvp_artdesign@unsw.edu.au

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Benedikt Groß, Avena+ Test Bed (detail), 2013. Florian Vögtle/Stefan Eigner (Photographer), Hermann Benkler (Pilot). Image courtesy the artist.

Feral Experimental: New Design Thinking

Testing the limits of possibility, Feral Experimental brings together leading creative practitioners and researchers who explore the boundaries and intersections of experimental design, design thinking, data visualisation, and interaction design and service design.

Feral Experimental shows how the methods and processes of design experimentation and critical practice that have developed in a research context are now applied in a range of real-world settings.

Curator: Katherine Moline

A series of workshops and a symposium will run in conjunction with this exhibition. More information.

Opening: Fri, July 18, 6-8pm
When: July 18- Aug 30
Where: UNSW Galleries
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd,
Paddington
Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am – 5pm
Tel: (02) 8936 0888
RSVP: By July 14 to rsvp_artdesign@unsw.edu.au

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‘Galaxias’ from A Pagan Dream, 2013. Joel Crosswell gold pen and gold oil stick on black paper, 42 × 30 cm (each), 136 × 427cm (overall) Copyright: Matthew Newton. Courtesy: Tasmanian Land Conservancy.

The Skullbone Experiment

This exhibition is the result of a wilderness residency at Skullbone Plains, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Participating artists immersed themselves in the ancient and remote landscape and were given scientific interpretation by Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC) staff to deepen their experience of the reserve.

Initiated by the TLC, a not-for-profit organisation protecting private land for conservation in Tasmania, the exhibition aims to raise awareness of the need for long-term protection of biodiversity. The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Purves Environmental Fund and the Purryburry Trust.

Curator and artist floor talks: Saturday, July 19, 3-4pm.

Curators: Catherine and Philip Wolfhagen

Opening: Fri, July 18, 6-8pm
When: July 18- Aug 30
Where: UNSW Galleries
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd,
Paddington
Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am – 5pm
Tel: (02) 8936 0888
RSVP: By July 14 to rsvp_artdesign@unsw.edu.au

Upcoming

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Dr. Barbara Polla

UNSW Galleries & Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation Present: Dr. Barbara Polla

Dr. Barbara Polla will discuss the fourth iteration of SCAF’s Collection+ series that will showcase the work of Australian-born, London-based artist and COFA alumni Shaun Gladwell.

Dr. Polla is co-curating Collection+: Shaun Gladwell with Paul Ardenne, Professor of History at the University of Amiens, France. Collection+: Shaun Gladwell is on exhibition at UNSW Galleries from 6 March – 25 April, 2015.

Concurrent to Collection+: Shaun Gladwell, SCAF will feature a new major commission by Shaun Gladwell, on exhibition at SCAF from 6 March – 25 April 2015.

Dr Barbara Polla is an academic, a medical doctor and researcher, a curator and gallerist, writer, a former Swiss MP and a teacher. She is currently a Professor of Critical and Creative Writing at HEAD (Haute école d’art et de design – Geneva University of Art and Design).

Presented by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in partnership with UNSW Galleries.

When: Wed, July 23, 6pm
Where: Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
16-20 Goodhope St
Paddington
Tel: (02) 9331 1112
RSVP: By Tuesday, 22 July to bookings@sherman-scaf.org.au