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Galleries and exhibitions

Showcasing works to the University and broader arts communities

At Sydney College of the Arts we have an active gallery program of exhibitions featuring works by Australian and international contemporary visual artists and designers, staff, students and graduates.

Our galleries are an important resource and educational platform for students and staff. Through our galleries we offer opportunities to experience the curatorial process, to prepare and deliver an exhibition, and to build professional and academic networks.

The galleries also provide a space for staff and visiting professional artists, scholars and curators to develop, experiment and present research and artistic works to the college and broader arts communities.

By providing access to a range of challenging and innovative exhibitions and events, the galleries contribute signficantly to the public's understanding and appreciation of contemporary art.

2021 Gallery program

Dane Mitchell, Meanwhere #12, 2021, (detail). Digital c-type print. 2300mm x 127mm. Courtesy of the artist.


Exhibition: Friday 5 March  to Friday 16 April.

Artists: Dylan Batty, Fiona Connor, Mitchel Cumming, Alex Gawronski, Helen Grogan, Shane Haseman, Dane Mitchell, Debra Phillips, Elizabeth Pulie and Zoe Robertson.

Curated by Alex Gawronski.

Transplant is an exhibition curated by Alex Gawronski in conjunction with KNULP, an independent artist space in Camperdown, Sydney. The exhibition will take place over SCA and KNULP galleries simultaneously. Each participating artist, including the four members of KNULP, will produce two works, one for the larger SCA gallery and a second for KNULP, a smaller urban space nearby. The local, interstate and international artists participating in this project represent a diverse and highly accomplished group. Each has been chosen for their ability to conceptualise art as a profoundly spatial undertaking. As the exhibition title suggests, the exhibition broadly considers what it means to move from one place to another, or to be moved, or to be housed in another space, to be de-sited and nomadic, or possibly even lost. The amplitude of such questions is only magnified in present 'uncertain times'.

Laura Nolan, Orchestrated Agency, 2017 (detail). Hand blown galss. Courtesy of the artist.

May HDR Examination Exhibition

Exhibition: Friday 14 - Friday 21 May

PhD: Simon Cooper, Janelle Evans and Tanya Richards
MFA: Allyson Adeney, Allegra Holmes, and Laura Nolan

The Other Portrait

Exhibition: Friday 18 June to Friday 6 August.

Artists: Cigdem Aydemir, Simon Cooper, Cherine Fahd, Ronnie Van Hout, Gabriella Mangano & Silvana Mangano, Sara Oscar, Patrick Pound, Julie Rrap, and William Yang.

Curated by Cherine Fahd and Julie Rrap.

The Other Portrait bring together work by artists who have an established relationship to the concept and traditions of portraiture. Through existing and newly commissioned works, the exhibition provokes a new analysis of the self and the other and examines the ways artists draw on their bodies, families, communities, cultures and experiences to underscore the paradoxes of subjectivity. Located across two spaces – UTS Gallery and SCA Gallery – The Other Portrait proposes the self and the institution as sites in conversation.

Panel Talk, 

Saturday 19 June, 3-4pm, UTS Gallery

Join us for an afternoon exhibition viewing and panel talk on portraiture with artists, writers and experts at UTS Gallery.


  • Rachel Kent, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
  • A/Prof Lee Wallace, Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney
  • A/Prof Patrick Pound, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University.
  • A/Prof Julie Rrap, Sydney College of the Arts, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney
  • A/Prof Cherine Fahd, Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building, University of Technology Sydney

Chair: Stella Rosa McDonald, Curator, UTS Gallery and Art Collection.

Floor Talks, SCA Gallery
Saturday 3 July, 2-4pm
Join us for an afternoon of talks by the exhibiting artists in the SCA Gallery.
Artists: Cigdem Adyemir, Simon Cooper, Cherine Fahd, Sara Oscar, Julie Rrap and William Yang.  

Hope Yates, Against Unworthy Praise, 2020. Acrylic on found objects (razor blades, cigarette boxes, wooden chair, glass bottle, rug). Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Ian Hobbs.

New Contemporaries 2021

Exhibition: November.

At the end of each academic year we celebrate our graduating cohort and the culmination of their collective research and practice based outcomes. We invite you to come and see this year's Graduation Show and enjoy the work of our students completing the Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours). Over thirty works will be on display from studio areas including: Screen Arts, Photography, Painting, Printmedia, Sculpture, Ceramics, Glass and Jewellery and Object.

The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship 2021

Winner announcement: Wednesday 9 February 2022

February – March 2022

2021 Finalists:

  • Emerging: Ellen Dahl, Jana Hawkins-Andersen, Audrey Newton, Gillian Kayrooz, Pamela Pirovic, Kai Wasikowksi
  • Mid-career/established: Barbara Campbell, Emily Hunt, James Nguyen, Koji Ryui

The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship supports SCA graduates who are practising, professional artists working in any discipline through support for professional development facilitated by travel. There are two scholarship categories; emerging and mid-career/established. Selected by an independent panel of judges, applicants are assessed on their initial proposal and the associated exhibition of the finalists’ work. Recipients in each category will be announced at the exhibition opening.


  • The emerging scholarship is valued at $10,000.00
  • The mid-career/established scholarship is valued at $30,000.00

Past recipients include: Yasmin Smith (2020 Established), Kalanjay Dhir (2020 Emerging), Chris Dolman (2019), Penelope Cain (2018), Nick Dorey (2017), Biljana Jancic (2016), Julian Day (2015), Jonny Niesche (2014), Vicky Browne (2013), Mark Shorter (2012), Alana Hunt (2011) and Justene Williams (2010).

SCA Gallery

Opening hours:
Due to COVID-19 restrictions the SCA gallery is closed until further notice.