Queensland College of Art Director Message — October 2018

We have seen some amazing opportunities and outcomes for Queensland College of Art (QCA) staff and students recently.

In August we hosted two new events for our distinguished Alumni at our South Bank campus, followed later that month by our most highly attended Open Day ever.

We are currently gearing up for our annual QCA Graduate Exhibitions, which showcase the outstanding work of our graduating students. The exhibition will open at 6 pm on 1 November at South Bank, and 6.30 pm on 2 November at the Gold Coast campus. Both events promise to be a spectacular evening of art, design, photography, food and entertainment. I welcome you all to attend.

To keep pace with demand, we have appointed four new Academic staff to the Fine Arts area and we will be making further academic appointments across the College in the coming months.

Further afield, the QCA recently attended the Georgetown Festival in Penang, Malaysia, which showcased our 3D design work, photography, as well as slam poetry.

The Australian Embassy also invited the QCA to participate in Beijing Design Week, a ten-day showcase festival in China that is always highly attended. Additionally, QCA art and design students are studying alongside their counterparts at Shandong University of Arts this month, as part of a 20-year partnership between the Queensland College of Art and Griffith University.

Our photography students are soon to jet off to New York on a highly anticipated study tour.

Closer to home, the QCA Pop Gallery has relocated to 381 Brunswick Street and is now open from Tuesday — Saturday, from 10 am – 4 pm. Our newest gallery, on the South Bank campus, is due to open this month.

I encourage you to follow our primary social media channels — Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter — for the latest news, events and information from QCA.

Professor Derrick Cherrie
Director, Queensland College of Art (QCA)
Griffith University