The Art Scene
As of October 2013, quality fine arts retailer The Art Scene opened their doors on the COFA campus. Be sure to visit their store to purchase quality and affordable art supplies or to browse their extensive offer.
Arthouse Bakery Coffee Cart
In anticipation of the new café opening in 2014, a satellite coffee cart was established in the main courtyard of the COFA campus in October 2013. All staff and students can now access quality coffee, sandwiches, salads and sweets.
Anticipated to be open for business in Semester 1, this exciting new cafeteria with an improved offer will complete the retail precinct at COFA.
Danta’s presentation Shifting Frames: Animated travelogues from Seoul is part of the Special Education Talk: The Challenge of Collaborative Projects by Leading Animation & Design Schools in Asia.
COFA students created animated travelogues based on daily life in Seoul in an attempt to visually document their experience of the city. The aim of the exercise was to experiment with innovative ways of communicating their experience of South Korea through the art of animation.
The Sound and Materials Research Group is actively engaged in the practice, history and critical theory of sound works that engage in sound with and through materials.
In recent years there has been a perceivable shift from media practices housed within the architecture of the computer and the screen, to a media art based in materials. From Auduino to Raspberry Pi, from creative coding to modular synths, handmade electronics to cracked media, sound and materials is emerging as a critical focus within media arts and cross-media practices. The area is differentiated from audio/visual paradigms as sound is here approached as a material and through materials.
The group seeks active engagement from academics, postgraduates, artists and musicians.
The University of New South Wales has secured more than $54 million in funding from the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Major Grants and Future Fellowship programs, the highest total in the state.
Dean of COFA Prof. Ross Harley, Prof. Jill Bennett and Assoc. Prof Joanna Mendelssohn are part of a team who received Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities funding for a Design and Art Australia Online research tool, which will build on the recent and highly successful transformation of Design and Art Australia Online (DAAO).
Assoc. Prof. Paula Dawson was awarded Future Fellowship funding to undertake the first study to systematically investigate the features of the tactical digital holograms used by the military in mission planning. This project will advance the ﬁeld of holography through experiments with optical, digital, computer generated and holographic TV in conjunction with ‘haptic’ interfaces.
Dr Lisa Stefanoff won a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award for her project on Emerging Documentary Desert Painting and Interactive New Media which will investigate the significance of experimental narrative-based desert arts.
UNSW Library is undertaking a major system upgrade, and this could affect your library services up to November 11, 2013.
For more information on services affected, see here.
Anna Lise is the founder of &Company, a broker of creative opportunities, bringing together emerging designers, the creative community, makers, classes, workshop spaces, exhibitions and events.
She is one of five winners who will be given return flights to the UK, a professional development program and $5,000 cash.
UNSW is proud to be an event partner of Sculpture by the Sea, with four COFA graduates exhibiting their works along Sydney’s iconic coastline.
COFA graduates Caz Haswell, Francesca Mataraga, Simon McGrath and Margarita Sampson are four of 106 artists who made the final selection.
Sculpture by the Sea runs until Nov 14 along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. If you are visiting the exhibition, take photos with Instagram and tag UNSW for your chance to win.
Congratulations to Bachelor Media Arts student James Tran.
His animated film Tet has been nominated in two categories in the Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Awards 2013. The awards celebrate the best of Australian and New Zealand screen content from the education sector and screen industry professionals.
Watch Tet here.
Edmund Capon is presenting Art of Australia, a new three part series exploring the art and artists that have helped transform Australia.
The series airs on ABC1 from Tuesday Oct 22, 8.30pm. Watch the trailer here.
Metamorphosis by Trevor Nickolls has been announced as the winner of the 62nd Blake Prize. Metamorphosis represents the transformation from the physical realm to the spiritual realm. The painting was completed shortly before the artist died last year.
COFA Master of Fine Arts student David Capra was awarded the John Coburn Emerging Artist Award for his work Year of Jubilee. The video installation reflects upon his own religious community and examines the agency attributed to various forms of religious activity.
The Blake Prize Exhibition is on at Galleries UNSW until November 16.