College of Fine Arts

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The art world is unforgiving of incompetence. We are able to see so much good art in this country because professional staff are very good at what they do, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.

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The challenge for art and design schools is to prepare students for a world that does not yet exist and for jobs that have not yet been created, writes Ross Harley.

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Is the Vivid festival just about light and colour and bling, or is it also about ideas and images that challenge us, asks Phillip George.

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There exist several barriers that prevent women from taking senior leadership posts in arts organisations, and the most significant is child-rearing, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.

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COFA graduate Del Kathryn Barton has won the Archibald for her portrait of actor Hugo Weaving, the second time she has won the prestigious prize.

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The Archibald Prize is the case of an unavoidable meeting between popular culture and those whose lives are defined by their passion for art, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.

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Dynamic COFA duo, Penelope Benton and Alexandra Clapham, have created a “sensory and exploratory” Art Month as co-artistic directors of the annual festival.

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'Voyeur', a lone figure born from 3D imaging, has won sculptor and COFA lecturer, Louis Pratt, one of Australia’s most lucrative art prizes.

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UNSW Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer has announced the appointment of Professor Ross Harley as Dean of the College of Fine Arts.


New research tells the story of a small group of style-savvy fashion designers who earned 1970s Australia the title of “most creative place in the world”.