Come and join in the festivities presented across the entire Griffith University South Bank campus and galleries of the Queensland College of Art (QCA), 226 Grey Street, South Bank, Brisbane for the Showcase 2014. The Showcase will be exhibiting works submitted from over two hundred of this year's graduates.
The QCA opens its doors to the public for a special four-day event this November when it showcases the work of graduating students from Visual Arts, Photography, Design, Film, Animation and Games Design in a 4-day festival from 27 to 30 November, 2014.
Admission to the Exhibition and Events is FREE.
The QCA Showcase 2014 will transform the Griffith University's South Bank campus into an exposition of the work of graduating students from the University's schools of fine art, film, photography, contemporary Australian Indigenous art and design.
Join students and arts industry professionals to witness firsthand the talent of Queensland's emerging artists and the quality and diversity of visual art education offered by QCA. Many of the works exhibited are for sale giving you the opportunity to kick-start young artists on their way to professional careers in the many diverse and exciting art forms mastered by them during their time at QCA – you might even get in on the ground floor with an early piece from the next Sidney Nolan, Faberge or Baz Luhrmann!
A Sample of the Beautiful Art Work on Display: 'Fading Touch' by Stephanie Natoli, 2014
To register to attend or for more information about this fantastic opportunity please follow this link. Registration will ensure you can attend the QCA Showcase opening night ceremonies and/or the Alumni Panel discussing, 'Secrets of successful creative careers'.
The program is set to take place at various sites within the Queensland College of Art. Each day is crammed packed full of activities and interesting fora. Set out below is a brief synopsis of the daily events, discussions and displays. The full program of event times and places is available here.
Thursday, 27 November, 2014: 4.00pm – 9.00pm
The Showcase and Graduate Exhibition kicks off with the opening event from 4.00pm, when there will be a short awards ceremony followed by a traditional dance ceremony and the official opening from 5.30pm with the exhibition remaining open until 9.00pm. The events for the opening of the Showcase will be held on the QCA Undercroft and marquees across the three lawns.
Friday, 28 November, 2014: 10.00am – 6.30pm Today the exhibition will be opened to the public and supporting activities include a jewellery making works (11.00am to 1.00pm and 1.00pm to 2.00pm); talks by the graduating painters (2.00pm to 3.00pm) and graduating Jewellery and Small Objects artists (3.00pm to 5.00pm); panel discussion titled, 'Secrets of Successful Creative Careers' (5.45 to 6.30).
Prior to the panel discussion refreshments will be available.
The remained of the evening will be the domain of the Design students who will be presenting talks (6.45pm to 7.30pm) and conducting a panel discussion (7.30pm to 8.30pm)
Saturday, 29 November, 2014: 10.00am to 6.00pm
The public will have free access to the exhibition throughout the day. If you can drag yourself away from the fine pieces on display you can also attend, artists' talks from the graduating painters (11.00am to 12.00md); a design masterclass (11.00am to 4.00pm); a workshop by the acclaimed artist, Bruce Reynolds titled, 'Collage and Cyanotype' (12.00md to 4.00pm); 15 minute roving talks from graduating photography students (1.00pm to 2.30pm); the GAS: Graduate Art Show and The Survey Art Award 2014 at the Griffith University Art Gallery (1.00pm to 2.00pm) and a workshop in framing for artists (2.00pm to 3.00pm).
Showing Appreciation for the GAS: Graduate Art Show
Sunday, 30 November, 2014: 10.00am to 6.00pm As usual, the graduating students' exhibition will be open all day for viewing by the public. Other activities on this last day are artists' talks from the graduating painters (11.00am to 12.00md); a design masterclass (11.00am to 4.00pm) and a framing workshop for collectors (2.00pm to 3.00pm).
This really is a unique opportunity to see and hear how fine arts are being developed and how they are really developing in practice. Come and join in this free and uplifting presentation of art in all its forms.