New artistic talent revealed

Australia's next generation of artistic talent is now on show in COFA's graduating students' exhibition.

COFA Annual druple

Poppy Galloway, Untitled No.1

Australia's next generation of artistic talent is on show in COFA's graduating students' exhibition, the culmination of a long creative journey.

The COFA Annual, now open at The Roundhouse, celebrates the achievements of students completing their art, design and media programs in 2011.

COFA Dean Professor Ian Howard says the show provides a glimpse of artists that will lead, even dominate, for decades to come.

"All the work is impressively contemporary and each artist and designer appears to have found their own voice," he says.

The COFA Annual has become a rite of passage for students before they begin work as professional practitioners.

This year’s Annual features a stunning array of animation, ceramics, drawing, digital imaging, environments, graphics, installation, interactive media, jewellery, motion graphics, objects, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, sound, textiles and video works by more than 350 graduating students.

At the COFA Annual Screening, students present 3D animation, 2D animation, video dramas and documentaries and experimental screen-based artworks at the Randwick Ritz Cinema.

2011 has been highly successful for many COFA graduates. Kahled Sabsabi won the coveted Blake Prize and collaborative duo Soda_Jerk (COFA graduate Dominique Angeloro and her sister Dan) won the prestigious Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship.

Other well known COFA graduates include Shaun Gladwell, Mikala Dwyer, Adam Cullen, Susan Norrie, Jonathan Jones, Del Kathyrn Barton, Clinton Nain, Janet Laurence, Trent Jansen, and the team from Dinosaur Designs. 

COFA Annual 2011: November 26-30, Roundhouse, UNSW, Kensington campus

COFA Annual Screening 2011: November 28, 6 - 10pm, Randwick Ritz Cinema, The Spot, Randwick

Media contact: Susi Hamilton | 9385 1583