Image: (supplied by UNSW): Jessica Long, Apartment Block. No. 10
Banner Image: Students viewing an exhibition at UNSW Galleries. Photo Brett Boardman

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.

 The Bridging Hope Charity Foundation has announced a five-year commitment to support UNSW’s A&D ANNUAL 2017 GRADUATE EXHIBITION.  At an event at UNSW to announce the partnership, the Bridging Hope Charity Foundation also revealed the inaugural winner of the TWT Excellence Prize, a new annual award for a graduating student that will be offered until 2021.

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.”

The A&D ANNUAL has a free public opening from Tuesday 28 November at UNSW Art & Design, where more than 200 emerging creative practitioners will display their final projects across six venues, including UNSW Galleries, Australian Design Centre, Kudos Gallery, Black Box and AD Space.
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
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