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Image: Biljana Jancic, Exit Strategies, 2016. CCTV camera, image splitter, 5 channel video projection. Photo by Ian Hobbs.
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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.

Please note: in light of COVID-19 please continue to check this page for updates to the gallery opening hours. We look forward to welcoming you to the show. Get in touch to book your visit, sca.gallery@sydney.edu.au.

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.

Transplant

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'.


The Other Portrait

Exhibition: Friday 18 June to Friday 23 July.

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.


Yasmin Smith, Flooded Red Rose Basin, 2018. Installation comprising two types of site-derived glazed ceramic objects: Ceramic bamboo poles; Yong Chuan slip with Jiajiang bamboo ash glaze; Eucalyptus branches: Yong Chuan slip with flooded gum wood ash glaze. Courtesy of the artist and The Commercial, Sydney. Photo: document photography.

The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship 2021

Winner announcement: Thursday 23 September, 6pm.

Exhibition:
Friday 24 September to Friday 22 October.

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

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).


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.

SCA Gradshow 21

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.


SCA Gallery

Opening hours:
11am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. Via appointment only.