UNSW’s A&D ANNUAL 2017 GRADUATE EXHIBITION is now showing in several exhibition and screening venues in Darlinghurst and UNSW Art & Design’s Paddington Campus. The exhibition features the work of more than 200 emerging creative artists.
Presented from 29 November – 9 December, the A&D ANNUAL is Australia’s largest and most diverse national showcase of graduate contemporary art, design and creative media work.
Graduating artist Jessica Long was awarded the 2017 TWT Excellence Prize, which includes a $2,000 bursary, for her video work titled Apartment Block No. 10. Graduating students Caitlin Dubler, Maya Mulvey-Santana, Luke Power and Beccy Tait also received Highly Commended awards.
The TWT Excellence Prize considers digital media, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, furniture and jewellery design, and ceramic works. The UNSW faculty selected 10 shortlisted artworks based on promise and professional commitment to being a full-time artist. The winner was selected by a panel consisting of Professor Ross Harley, Dean of UNSW Art & Design; UNSW Deputy Head of School (Design) Dr Mark Ian Jones; UNSW Fine Arts Lecturer Izabela Pluta; and Natalia Bradshaw, Art Advisor and Curator at the Bridging Hope Charity Foundation.
Bridging Hope Charity Foundation founder Tina Tian said: “The Bridging Hope Charity Foundation is delighted to support the ANNUAL, UNSW’s exhibition to launch the next generation of artists, designers, makers and digital media creators.
Dean of UNSW Art & Design Professor Ross Harley said: “The Bridging Hope Charity Foundation’s visionary and generous contribution to our A&D ANNUAL graduate exhibitions and screenings underscores the graduates’ achievements and assists to launch the careers of the next generation of contemporary artists, designers and creatives.”
INDUSTRY COMMENDATIONS Art Scene Annual Award for Printmaking ($1000 Gift Voucher) Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) Samuel Luke Beatty Art Scene Paper Award for Printmaking ($500 worth of paper) Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) Douglas Schofield Art Scene Printmaking Award ($500 gift voucher) Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) Jacqueline Corcoran Art Scene Annual Award for Painting and Drawing ($1000 gift voucher) Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) Caitlin Fargher Art Scene Schminke Painting Award ($500 gift voucher for Schminke products) Bachelor of Media Arts (Hons) Shirley Xin Art Scene Driven Award ($500 gift voucher for Derivan products) Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) David Pringle Art Scene Faber-Castell Drawing Award ($500 worth of Faber Castell Drawing Materials) Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) Maya Mulvey-Santana Art Scene Annual Screen Honorary Mention Awards Bachelor of Media Arts (Hons) Kyle Riordan Bachelor of Design (Hons) Leo Tsao Bachelor of Media Arts (Hons) Beccy Tait Bachelor of Media Arts (Hons) Saskia Schoenmaker Bachelor of Media Arts (Hons) / Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) Callum Howard Master of Art Rebecca Waterston Berkelow Books Commendation Bachelor of Design (Hons) Eugena Kouvaros Eckersley’s Art & Craft Commendation for Art Practice (Undergraduate) Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) Luke Power Eckersley’s Art & Craft Commendation for Art Practice (Postgraduate) Master of Art Moon Hee Kim Sculpture Prize $1000 Master of Art Donna Gough The MakerSpace Emerging Designer Membership Bachelor of Design (Hons) Emma Dalling & Tulla Carsons Workshopped Commendation Bachelor of Design (Hons) Emma Dalling