The fragile beauty of the Royal Bluebell flower inspired COFA student Anne Nguyen's winning design for this year's RUG UP competition.
The Federal Minister for the Arts Simon Crean has marked the start of construction on the $58 million-dollar redevelopment at UNSW's COFA.
RED Objects -- Australia's first group of researchers in experimental design -- will hold an exhibition and symposium as part of COFA's inaugural design festival.
COFA will offer scholarships and workshops for Indigenous artists valued at $120,000 over the next four years, under a new partnership with NSW Parliament.
Creative ideas for a portable cooktop and efficient clothes washing have won two UNSW industrial design students semi-finalist places in an international competition.
Pioneering virtual reality technology behind a Sydney Film Festival event has also produced an innovative Australian export success story which will lift safety in China's mining industry.
The international profile of Australian modernism research will be raised by a new centre at UNSW, led by Professor Julian Murphet.
Film composer Michael Nyman also has a passion for making his own movies. His Australian debut is co-hosted by COFA.
James Joyce, pornography and anthropology are just some of the topics to be discussed by UNSW academics at the Sydney Writers' Festival.
COFA student Kim Goodwin has big shoes to fill - she is the recipient of the inaugural Nick Waterlow Scholarship.