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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.

2022 Gallery program


David Harold Tribe Sculpture Award 2022

Recipient Announcement: Wednesday, 18 May,  6-8pm

Exhibition:  19 May - 25 June

Taking place every five years at Sydney College of the Arts and open to all, The David Harold Tribe Sculpture Award encourages interest and excellence in sculpture. This year, SCA is pleased to be able to offer an increased prize pool of $20,000. 

The judging panel includes Joyce Hinterding (Senior Lecturer, Visual Art; Sydney College of the Arts); Dr Ann Elias (Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, University of Sydney); Biljana Jancic (Artist); and Neha Kale (Writer and Critic).

Finalists: Sarah Contos, Sasha Grbich, Allegra Holmes, Sarah Mosca, Kenzee Patterson, Robert Pulie, Shireen Taweel, and Brendan Van Hek.


Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship Gallery Installation

The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship 2022

Applications Close: 14 June, 5pm

Recipient Announcement: 6-8pm, Wednesday, 28 September

Exhibition: 29 September - 29 October

The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship supports SCA graduates who are practicing, 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.  Apply now.

Judging panel: Andrew Lavery (Co-Chair, Sydney College of the Arts); Danie Mellor (Artist); and Megan Monte (Director, Ngununggula, Southern Highlands Regional Gallery). 


New Contemporaries promotional illustration

New Contemporaries 2022

Exhibition: November – December 2022

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 visit us at The Old Teachers' College to see this year's Graduation Show enjoy the work of our students completing the Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours).


Marikit Santiago, Ms Malacañang Series (Imelda) 2020. Acrylic, oil, and pyrography on found cardboard, 167cm x 122cm. Courtesy of the artist and Yavuz Gallery, Sydney.

Marikit Santiago, Ms Malacañang Series (Imelda) 2020. Acrylic, oil, and pyrography on found cardboard, 167cm x 122cm. Courtesy of the artist and Yavuz Gallery, Sydney.

A park is not a  forest

Curated by Salote Tawale

Exhibition: 24 March - 30 April

Evening Celebration:
New date: Wednesday, 27 April, 6-8pm

In-Conversation: Saturday, 30 April, 1-2pm 
Dr June Rubis & Artist Tiyan Baker

A park is not a forest brings together artists with intersectional identities whose work draws on their own cultural heritage and the contemporary realities of living in the diaspora.

Featured artists include Tiyan Baker, James Nguyen, Claudia Nicholson, Sione Monu and Marikit Santiago.

Watch James & Salote In Conversation.
Read Salote Tawale's catalogue essay (pdf, 900KB)
Memo Review: A Park is Not a Forest by Verónica Tello


Installation view: Emily Hunt, 'The Public Art Rings', 2021. ‘The Dancing Plague Shoes', 2016. Glazed ceramic with gold luster. Courtesy the artist.  Koji Ryui, ‘TOT (reconfigured)’, 2019. Found objects, glassware, sand, water, pigment, clay, light fixture. Courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney. Photo: Document Photography.

The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship 2021

Exhibition: 10 February – 5 March 2022

Finissage: Tuesday, 1 March, 6-8pm

2021 Recipients:

  • Emerging: Pamela Pirovic
  • Mid-Career/Established: Emily Hunt  
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2021 Finalists:

  • Emerging: Ellen Dahl, Jana Hawkins-Andersen, Audrey Newton, Gillian Kayrooz, Kai Wasikowksi
  • Mid-career/established: Barbara Campbell, 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.

Enquiries: sca.enquiries@sydney.edu.au

  • 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:
Monday - Friday, 11am-5pm Saturday: 12-4pm