Professor Ross Harley


Professor Ross Harley has been appointed to a second term as Dean of the Faculty of Art & Design and will take on the new role of Chair of Culture at UNSW.


Professor Paul Gladston, one of the world’s leading experts on Chinese contemporary art and culture, is the inaugural Judith Neilson Chair of Contemporary Art at UNSW Sydney.


UNSW media arts graduate Jessica Long has won the inaugural TWT Excellence Prize, part of a five-year partnership between Bridging Hope Charity Foundation and the A&D ANNUAL.

A laser-cut, room-sized metal sculpture referencing reality TV has won a major UNSW prize at this year’s Sculpture by the Sea.


UNSW has recognised the achievements of one of the "giants of Australian art" John Olsen, with a studio named in his honour.


UNSW and ABC Radio have collaborated on a major digital archive providing unprecedented access to the personal experiences of Australian veterans who served in Afghanistan.

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Designers need to negotiate the sometimes delicate, sometimes clunky borders and controls that connect consumers to machines, writes Ross Harley.


The International Symposium on Electronic Art, co-chaired by new COFA Dean Professor Ross Harley, shows that digital art is a pervasive force.