2010.21-2010.25 Kudos Exhibitions
Melissa Beowulf, Julie Clarke, Hai Ying Gao, Megan Won
22 June - 26 June
The disparities of self and self-image, no physical body is so wretched as to be deemed unidentifiable. Traverse mind, body and spirit through the works in this group Masters exhibition
12. Subjectivity & Authorship: Surface & Materiality in Painting & Drawing
29 June - 3 July
This exhibition examines how an artist affects the subjectivity and authorship of an image through their handling of surface and their interaction with materials.
13. The Shape of Language
6 July - 10 July
In a recent essay, Dave Hickey explored the idea that ‘human beings do not express themselves telepathically, everything goes out into the physical world in discreet patterns. It all comes back in through our hardwired capacity to recognize patterns, whether they are meaningful or not.’ In other words, it appears we have the ability to recognize the complexity of an unknown pattern and if no translation exists, we nonetheless attempt to understand what it is before us.
13 July - 17 July
Landscape and maps are a rich source for metaphor yet the perception of maps as Cartesian representations of the grid include all the implications associated with power, ownership and colonisation. For this series of paintings the perspective is raised to the space above land where climate and weather shape it
15. 410 KG/Second
20 July - 30 July
An exhibition of light installations exploring the aesthetics of wonder and ocean conservation.
16. Show Us Your Politics
3 August - 14 August
Art Revolt! Dare to make a work that's a response to the oppressive world you live in! A call out for dangerous and insightful work! Comment on sexism, racism, homophobia, patriarchy, institutions, capitalism, corporations and environmental destruction! Art to inspire, annoy, educate, and empower! "To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing".
International COFA student exhibition
17 August- 28 August, 2010
Dislocation is the Arc’s annual exhibition aimed at welcoming, exploring and promoting cultural diversity at COFA. This group exhibition offers International and Exchange students as well as local students, an opportunity to creatively express and respond to feelings of exclusion or inclusion inspired by being in a new or foreign place. Dislocation is supported by the SRC@COFA and curated by our International rep Stephen Chikazaza. The opening of the exhibition will feature live performances and a delicious international feast.
31 August - 11 September, 2010
Pleasure and wonder are at the core of Brook Morgans work and process. This work resonates the beauty found within tactile and somatic inquiry of natural and found materials that are collected, sorted and arranged into gradated colour and archetypal shapes and often meticulously woven configurations. Casurina needles become line drawings and grasses are sorted and woven into quiet landscapes of subdued browns, yellows and greens. This work is made in the vein of an intuitive methodology and inquires into the ways we define and look within the nature of creative research. Intuition admits a type of ‘knowing’ that is fostered through sensorial and visceral connectivity. These works through their treatment, care and consideration permit a sense of sacred or embodied meaning within the objects.
19. Tim Olsen Drawing Prize 2010
14 September - 25 September
A collaborative initiative, now in its tenth year, between the Tim Olsen Gallery and the Department of Drawing and Painting at COFA, with the intention of encouraging excellence in drawing.
20. The Sophia Exchange
Exhibition Management & Curatorial Studies students in the Master of Art Administration program
28 September - 9 October
The Sophia Exchange project aims to create enduring relationships between the people who live in the neighbourhood surrounding the College of Fine Arts (COFA) and Kudos Gallery, and the students and teachers at the campus and gallery.
It was praxis – and still is in villages and rural communities – that neighbours exchange items and products on a daily basis, which allows them to build relationships based on care for each other. COFA and Kudos Gallery are integral parts of the neighbourhood in Paddington and we hope that by asking our neighbours to actively participate in the project we will forge lasting relationships with them.
The project will ask that members of the surrounding neighbourhood donate a household item such as a piece of furniture, print, textile or other object which they are willing to let an artist from COFA transform. The creatively refurbished item will be exhibited at Kudos Gallery before being returned to its original owner to enjoy a new lease of life.
21. Kudos Emerging Artist and Designer Award 2010
12 October - 23 October
THE KUDOS AWARD now in its ninth year seeks to recognise, nurture and support innovation and excellence across a multidisciplinary field of makers, helping sow the seeds that guide students to evolve into fruitful professional practitioners.
This year our esteemed judging panel reflects a shift in environmental consciousness; 2010 Sydney Biennale artist Janet Laurence beautifully interweaves concerns of nature and architecture with a vivid imagination, David Gravina is the Director of Digital Eskimo, a Sydney based design agency focusing on social and environmental change.
As the artists and designers emerge from the wild undergrowth of COFA into an art world in full flourish, the Kudos Award offers an opportunity for professional development, praise and of course prizes!
Adding to the salute from our judges, the major prize for the award is $1,500 donated by Arc your student organisation. Runner up prizes include a fully subsidised exhibition in 2011 at Kudos Gallery, a massive Ariel bookshop voucher and a healthy package of paint supplies from Matisse. We also have a year long subscription from the amazing Artist Profile magazine, a Sherman Foundation donation and membership pack, and some hot tickets from the Sydney Opera House!
Branch out and let your creative career bloom.
Winner: Eva Mueller, 'Landscapes on hold 1/2'
22. A Lesson in Applied Physiognomy
26 October - 6 November
Tom Boyd, Working Man Both Ordinary and Peculiar: A Lesson in Applied Physiognomy.
23. Enlightenment Achieving an Illuminated State
9 - 20 November
COFA 2nd Year Object Design students showcase inspired ideas to lighten our load on the environment.
24. Evil Paradises
23 November - 4 December
Through sculptural installation Marilyn Schneider critiques the relationship between cinema experience and themed environments in commercial spaces such as casinos, resorts and gated communities.
25. Bunyip Gothic Panto
7 December - 18 December
A series of paintings, created by Graham Cheney that explore how Australia’s developing psyche was influenced by distance, isolation, and fear of the unfamiliar. It was surrounded by a vast unexplored, dark and sinister landscape that conjured stories, telling of the triumphs of the haunted gothic landscape over mortals.