College of Fine Arts

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BrightHearts is a creative relaxation training app designed to help people observe and regulate stress, writes George Poonkhin Khut. 

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UNSW fine arts student Fiona Lowry has won the 2014 Archibald Prize for her haunting, airbrush portrait of architect Penelope Seidler.

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Art student Mike Barnard’s subtle portrait of his dying mother,You Beautiful Fighter, has won him a finalist spot in the Archibald Prize alongside a string of UNSW alumni.

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Whether fashionable or functional, the handbag – and what it contains – is intensely personal, writes Karen de Perthuis.


Educators can now learn to design and teach their own online and blended courses with the launch of UNSW’s newest Massive Open Online Course.

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An interactive app that monitors children’s heart rates is helping take the fear out of hospital visits.


The beauty of this exhibition is that while it keeps to its theme of investigating Australia’s Scottish legacy, it roams over the entire country, writes Johanna Mendlesohn.

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Australian press photographers help record Australian history. So what are we to make of Fairfax's decision to sack its staff photographers and instead source photos from a digital database in the US, asks Phillip George. 

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Conquest of Space, an exhibition locating contemporary Australian art at the forefront of the nexus of science fiction and art, opens at Galleries UNSW this month. 

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The establishment of an online database of Australian artists has broken down barriers to make research accessible to all, which means there is no longer any excuse for parochialism, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.