HDR achievements!

A collective summary of achievements and accolades as reported in the hdr weekly.

Dale Harding, DVA candidate [fine art] has been selected for the Liverpool Biennial, UK, 14 July - 18 October.

Dale Harding was invited to exhibit in Soon enough: Art in ActionTensta konsthall, Stockholm, 7 February - 29 April.

Michael Phillips MVA candidate [fine art] won the Brisbane Airport commission to create an epic 90 metre floor to ceiling art work for the expansion of Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal northern departures concourse. The $20,000 award is believed to be the most lucrative student art prize ever offered in Australia. Runners-up for the award each received $5,000 this included QCA HDRs Christine Ko, David Nixon & Pamela See.

Mandy Quadrio PhD candidate [fine art] has been selected for Hatched: National Graduate ShowPerth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) 19 May - 15 July. 

Deborah Eddy DVA candidate [fine art] has been selected for the Feminist Art CollectiveToronto, 17-21 May.

Meryl Keioske PhD candidate [design] won the Design Institute of Australia Graduate of the Year Award (GOTYA) for Visual Communication/Graphic Design. Meryl also won the overall State GOTYA Award. She will now be entered in to the Australian Graduate of the Year Award to be held in Melbourne in June 2018.

David Harris PhD candidate [interactive media] has been selected for the BCC's Botanica - Contemporary Art Outside exhibition in conjunction with the Commonwealth Games, 6-15 April.

Pamela See PhD candidate [fine art] has also been selected for the BCC's Botanica - Contemporary Art Outside exhibition in conjunction with the Commonwealth Games, 6-15 April.

Priscilla Bracks & Pamela See will participate in an artist talk on Temporal Art and Sustainable Design on Sunday 8 April 10am at the Botanica Marquee, City Botanic Gardens 147 Alice Street, Brisbane City.

Tristan Schultz PhD candidate [design] co-director and founder of Relative Creative has created See Change Sand Tracks as part of Festival 2018, 4-15 April.

Carol McGregor PhD candidate [fine art] is a participant of The City of Gold Coast's Indigenous Artist Camp and has created the sculpture Acknowledging Place for Festival 2018, 4-15 April.

Ree Hegh DVA candidate [fine art] and Jason Haggerty PhD candidate [interactive media] will feature in The Night Watch Exhibition at The Walls as part of Festival 2018 7-14 April.

David Harris PhD candidate [interactive media] and Priscilla Bracks PhD candidate [fine art] will participate in an artist talk on Responsive art and interaction design at the Botanica Marquee, City Botanic Gardens on Friday 13 April 4:30pm. 

Athene Currie PhD candidate [fine art] video works Whale Watching (2015) has been accepted into the Tight Rope Exhibition at Pine Rivers Gallery, 5 May - 4 August.

James Novak PhD candidate [design] will be speaking at the Inside 3D Printing Conference in Sydney,  9-11 May.

Crisia Miroiu DVA candidate [fine art] has been invited to participate to Arcipelagu, St Elmo Centre, in conjunction with The Island is what the Sea Surrounds, for Valletta 2018 - European Capital of Culture, Valletta, Malta 25 March - 1 July.

Deborah Eddy DVA candidate [fine art] video works Shop 'til the planet drops has been accepted into the Tight Rope Exhibition at Pine Rivers Gallery, 5 May - 4 August.

Ana Paula Estrada MVA candidate [fine art] received the 2017 AAANZ Best Artist Book Prize for Memorandum (2016).

Mandy Quadrio PhD candidate [fine art] artwork Indicative Concepts will be on display at Edward Street (Vitrine) - between Elizabeth and Charlotte Street as part of Maiwar 2018 public art program.

Jason Murphy DVA candidate [fine art] artwork Caste System (2017) will be on display at King George Square car park as part of Maiwar 2018 public art program. *Recent graduates Dr Fiona Foley and Dr David Jones also have artwork featured in Maiwar 2018.

Crisia Miroiu DVA candidate [fine art] has been selected for Cityscape 2018, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, March-April.

Ana Paula Estrada MVA candidate [fine art] will present her paper 'Documenting microhistories through artist books' at the Australian Historical Association Conference 2018, Australian National University (ANU), July.

Anna Carey, DVA candidate (fine art) – has just had two works acquired by Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art, LACMA.

Works acquired by LACMA, from Anna's Stardust series
517 North Vine Street, Hollywood…then 2015, 70 x 105cm Giclee print
517 North Vine Street, Hollywood…now 2015, 70 x 105cm Giclee print

Robert Andrew, DVA candidate (fine art) – Robert's work "Moving out of Muteness" is part of the Colony: Frontier Wars show currently at National Gallery Victoria.

Crisia Miroiu, DVA candidate [fine art] was selected for About me, Millepiani, Rome, Italy, 13-22 April.

Bianca Beetson, Program Director, CAIA and DVA candidate. Curator, NERAM exhibition Myall Creek and beyond, 8 June - 14 October, 2018 (detailed below).

Robert Andrew, DVA candidate (fine art) has been awarded The Alice Prize 2018 ($40,000) for his work "Whitewash Over the Burn", 2017. Robert also has work featured in Myall Creek and beyond exhibition (detailed below).

Michael Phillips, MVA candidate (fine art) – Michael's commissioned 90 meter floor to ceiling artwork was unveiled on Monday 23 April as part of the the Brisbane Airport $135 Million International Terminal expansion – officially opened by Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack MP. 

David Harris, PhD candidate (design/ interactive media) – has been invited to give a talk on art and science at the upcoming national Pint of Science event in May. David will be speaking on May 15 at the Catchment Brewery in West End.

Elizabeth Shaw, QCA Staff member & PhD candidate interviewed about her recent exhibition Recycled Narratives.

Amy Carkeek, Lecturer, Photography and PhD candidate has been selected as a finalist in The Hutchins Australian Contemporary Art Prize 2018.

Brodie Stephenson, DVA candidate (GFS). Brodie's film Fifty-Two has been shortlisted for the 2018 BAFTA Student Film Awards. Following the international expansion of the Awards in 2017, this year’s shortlisted 60 films have been selected from the 469 submissions by students at film schools in 35 countries across the world, including Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Israel, Kenya, Lebanon, Russia, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. 

Athene Currie, PhD candidate (fine art) will present her paper New Rites of Passage: Performing the Transformative at Menopause at the University of Gloucester, Research Centre for Women Ageing and Media Summer School (PGWAM), England in June 2018.

Susan Gourley, DVA (fine art) will have her artwork A Consumer's Guide to Unobtainable Happiness is on display at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery from 11th May until 17th June.

Susan is also presenting a paper at the Narratives of Climate Change Symposium, at the University of Newcastle 5-6th July. 

Paula Payne, DVA (fine art) will be presenting a paper and exhibiting artwork at the Narratives of Climate Change Symposium, at the University of Newcastle 5-6th July.   

Dale Harding, DVA (fine art) talks about his work for the Liverpool Biennial  'What I do is grounded in my family's cultural inheritance'.

Annique Goldenberg DVA (fine art) has been selected to exhibit at the Narratives of Climate Change Symposium, at the University of Newcastle 5-6th July.

Crisia Miroiu DVA candidate [fine art] has been selected for Al camello camello y al amor amorEspacio La Cigarra, Medellín, Colombia, 7 - 15 June.

Crisia's work will also feature in the book Al camello camello y al amor amor, edited and published by New Poetics of Labor, 2018.

Mandy Quadrio PhD (fine art) is exhibiting as part of Hatched National Graduate Show at PICA. Image below: Hatached finalists standing in front of Mandy's work @PICA, Perth.

Carol McGregor PhD (fine art) is completing a possum skin cloak for the anniversary exhibition Myall Creek and beyond at NERAM. Named the Myall Creek Gathering Cloak it is the first contemporary Gamilaraay possum skin cloak and will be a community highlight of the exhibition. After the exhibition the cloak will be returned to the community and housed in the future Myall Creek Cultural Centre. 

Carol also undertook a residency at Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Gallery, Charlottesville USA in February, this included a solo exhibition with new work, Repositories of Recognition, Jan - May 2018. 

Claire Tracey DVA candidate (fine art/design) & Annique Goldenberg DVA candidate (fine art) have won a $40,000 commission for their public artwork proposal flock (see artist sketch below). Flock will feature as part of the ‘Wetlands, Migratory Shorebirds and Global Partnerships’ 20th Anniversary of the Brisbane – Narashino Wetlands Affiliation Agreement.  

Crisia Miroiu DVA candidate (fine art) is the joint winner of the 'Propositions on Imagined Futures’ writing competition with a piece called 'Story of a Maker' currently published on the QAGOMA Blog.

Crisia Miroiu DVA candidate (fine art) M/AAV: Manifesti/Appunti per un’Autonomia della Visione, curated by Spazio Y, collective show, Palazzo Savona, in conjunction with ‘Manifesta 12’, 16 June – 4 November 2018, Palermo, Italy.

Tyza Stewart DVA (fine art) and James Barth DVA (fine art) have a show Assuming a Surface at Outer Space - opening Friday 22 June and continuing to 27 June.

Tyza also has a painting in Young Ones at GOMA until August 5, 2018.

Mandy Quadrio PhD (fine art) solo show Speaking Beyond the Vitrine 11-28 July, Metro Arts Gallery Level 2. Event OPENING / 11 July, 6pm and ARTIST TALK / 18 July, 6pm.Pamela See PhD (fine art) and Carol McGregor PhD (fine art) were selected as part of the forum Writing lives, revealing lives - Portraiture and personhood : 20 years of portraits at The National Portrait Gallery and ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory, 30 June - 1 July, 2018.

Pamela and Carol are also feature in the 'So Fine' exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery 29 June - 1 July, 2018. 

Dale Harding DVA (fine art) has been included in the Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where you?. The biennial takes place across the city over 15 weeks, Dale Harding will be presenting work at Tate Liverpool between 14 July - 28 October. More information here

Phoebe McDonald MVA (fine art) ceramic works (image below) is exhibiting in Happy Medium at Hub Gallery, Caboolture 19 June - 14 July. Exhibition opening 10am Saturday 30 June, 2018. Please RSVP.

Annelize Mulder PhD (fine art) is Metro Arts 2018 Artist in Residence and is in the midst of her 5 month residency. You can find out more about Annelize and her residency via Metro Arts

Mandy Quadrio PhD (fine art) Speaking Beyond the Vitrine solo show will open at Metro Arts on Wednesday 11 July, 6pm.

Andrew Gall DVA (fine art) work titled Erosion has been accepted into So Fresh + So Clean2018: The 5th Annual Ethical Metalsmiths International Digital Student Exhibition and Emerging Artist Award.

Paula Payne DVA (fine art) has received the Nancy Fairfax AIR at the Margret Olley Centre Tweed Regional Gallery for February 2019.

Alex Grigor MVA (film) editor/director of JILL BILCOCK: DANCING THE INVISIBLE received a 4-Star review by David Stratton in The Weekend Australian - the review is also available via YouTube.

Sonia York-Pryce PhD (fine art) recently presented a paper 'Valuing Lived-Dance Experience' at the Panpapanpalya 2018 /2nd Joint Congress of daCI and the World Dance Alliance at the University of South Australia, 8th - 13th July.

Crisia Miroiu DVA (fine art) has been selected for 'Family of No Man' exhibition at 'Les Rencontres de la Photographie Arles', Arles, France, July, 2018.

Mandy Quadrio PhD (fine art) is exhibiting in Converse, curated by Rachael Haynes & Simone Hine at Boxcopy 14-28 July.

Venessa Starzynski PhD (fine art) was selected to participate in a series of Aboriginal Cultural Workshops during July to discuss cultural stories and to develop a solution/design for a prominent public artwork at Balgowlah, NSW. 

Annelize Mulder PhD (fine art) solo show 'Peculiar Freedoms' will show a POP Gallery from 1-11 August, 2018. pening event 2 August 6-8pm. Artist talk 4 August 3-5pm. 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley.

Gordon Moyes DVA (GFS) will speak about 'Games Design in Virtual Reality' at the George Town Festival 2018, Penang, Malaysia.

Tristan Schultz PhD (design) was recently appointed by the National Trust Australia (Queensland) NTAQ, property owners of James Cook Museum to talk with Bama and Cooktown community about new, exciting and respectful ways to reimagine the way Aboriginal cultures are understood and experienced in and around the building and grounds. Tristan will continue to run strategic design workshops throughout 2018. You can read more about Tristan's design practice via Relative Creative.

Claire Tracey DVA (fine art/design) recently secured studio space in Flight Centre, opposite QCA. This space reflects Claire's approach to creative collaboration. You can learn more about Claire's art practice & tour of her studio on Wednesday during the HDR exchange session.

Natalie Haskell PhD (design) is currently in Penang showcasing a installation design piece and 3D printed sculptural works as part of the George Town festival.

Debora Eddy DVA (fine art) is hosting the The Great Divide: feminist art practice across generations and geography this Saturday 11 August. This event will be livestreamed between NY, MEL & BNE by Women's Art Register, (RE)Present (NYC) and Queensland College of Art (see below for more info). 

Ree Hegh DVA (fine art) is currently undertaking a Sam Rit Residency Program in Thailand.

Dale Harding DVA (fine art) has new work featuring in the TarraWarra Biennial 2018: From Will to Form, 3 August - 6 November.

Crisia Miroiu DVA (fine art) was selected for 'Families', Lincolnwood Village Hall Gallery, Lincolnwood, Illinois, 16 July - 22 August. 

Tony Baker PhD (fine art) won the gather.FESTIVAL prize sponsored by Philip Bacon galleries.

Dale Harding DVA (fine art) selected as 'Future Greats' by Kitty Scott, as featured in the Art Review.

Ana Paula Estrada MVA (fine art) book Memorandum will be included in How We See: Photobooks by Women’ (2018), 10×10 Photobooks, Ed. 600, New York. How We See: Photobooks by Women will be launched at The New York Public Library in October this year.

Robert Andrew DVA (fine art) has been selected as an exhibiting artist for The National 2019 New Australian Art.

Susan Gourley DVA (fine art) is a finalist in the 2018 Clayton UTZ Art Award, winner to be announced in October.

Paula Hardie MDesRes (design) & Tristan Schultz PhD (design) will present their paper 'Blockchain: Wasted Design Futures?' at the Unmaking Waste 2018 International conference : Transforming Design, Production & Consumption for a Circular Economy, 20-22 September, 2018.

Tessie Liddell PhD (GFS) has been undertaking a Art and Science Residency (AIRS) at the EcoSciences Precinct, Dutton Park and will have work on display as part of the Art meets Science Exhibition 'Art Lab: Where Science and art collide': Thursday 6 September, 5:30 - 8:00pm 41 Boggo Rd Dutton Park. 

Tony Baker PhD (fine art) one night show 'Summersong' will feature at Greaser Gallery, 256 Brunswick St., Saturday 9 September, 5pm til 10pm.

Jacinta Giles PhD (fine art) & Annelize Mulder PhD (fine art) exhibition 'Deeply Disturbed and Surprisingly Functional' will feature at First Coat Studio in the Main Gallery, 3-22 September.
OPENING EVENT: Friday 14 September 7-9pm, 6 Laurel Street, Toowoomba. 

Ana Paula Estrada MVA (fine art) will present her research paper ‘Documenting Life Stories through Artist Books’ at the International Printmaking Conference, Impact 10 in Santander, Spain on the 8th of September.

Crisia Miroiu DVA (fine art) is featured in ‘Dump City’, Faux Pas Gallery, Rochelle, Illinois, US, 17 Aug – 22 Sep 2018.

Mandy Quadrio PhD (fine art) will feature in Unleashed: emerging art & design at Artisan main gallery 21 September - 2 November.

Paula Payne DVA (fine art) has been selected to exhibit in "Right Now" at OneSpace from 10th to 27 October.

Lucienne Fontannaz-Howard DVA (fine art) will present her studio-based research In Search of a Female Imaginary at Concordia University in Montreal on the 27th of September.

Crisia Miroiu DVA (fine art) has work featured in Al camello camello y al amor amor (book) and will be available at the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, September 20 - 23, at The New Latin Wave Festival at Brooklyn Bazaar on September 30, and it will also be included in Printed Matter's distribution program. The book is edited and published by New Poetics of Labor, 2018. 

Claire Tracy & Annique Goldenberg DVA (fine art) 'Flock', a temporary art installation by Claire & Annique, represents a flock of birds in flight over the wetlands. This artwork celebrates the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Narashino Agreement, which protects habitats from migratory birds flying between Brisbane and Narashino, Japan.

Flock launch! Saturday 6 October 5:30pm Nudgee Beach foreshore park, Nudgee Beach. Find out more visit brisbane.qld.gov.au .

Paula Payne DVA (fine art) will feature in rightNow at OneSpace 10-27 October, the exhibition opening will be held on Saturday 13 October 4-6pm. 

Paula will also host an Open Studio on Sunday 21 October from 2pm to 5pm at 2/86 Ison street Morningside. "Come celebrate a year and a half of creative production in this space with me and see what I have been up to." Snacks tea and coffee provided BYO alcohol if you want to stay and socialise a while. The train station is a 5 min walk away and bus no 230 and 235 stop either end of the street - please contact Paula if you have any questions about this event.

Venessa Starzynski PhD (fine art) has been selected for the Fisher's Ghost Art Award 2018 at the Campelltown Art Centre. Official opening night and award announcement:  Friday 2 November.

Jacinta Giles PhD (fine art) is a finalist for the Grace Cossington Smith Art Award. The Prize will be announced at the official opening of the exhibition, open to the public, at the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery on Saturday 3 November 2018 from 2-4 pm. 

Ana Paula Estrada MVA (fine art) has been invited to act as a judge for the 2018 AAANZ Best Artist Book Prize. The AAANZ prizes recognise the best in arts writing and research across Australia and New Zealand. The awards cover a broad array of arts publishing and acknowledge the contribution of both emerging and established scholars and artists.


Dr Bianca Beetson Program Director CAIA and recent graduate (fine art) has had her artwork wrapped onto a bus as part of the Horizon Festival, Sunshine Coast Aug-Sept 2018.

Dr Beetson is also curating Myall Creek and Beyond and has designed the 2018 Indigenous Jersey for the Sydney Roosters.

Dr Simon Degroot recent graduate (fine art) is the winner of the 25th Anniversary of the Moreton Bay Art Award for this work: Transition 2016, oil on canvas, 183 x 167cm. 

Dr Ryan Presley recent graduate and QCA post-doctoral researcher, has mentored eight talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young artists as part of ‘660:Calling Home’. 

Dr Bianca Beetson curated the Myall Creek and Beyond exhibition which opened over the weekend. The exhibition features new works by artists Robert AndrewFiona Foley; Julie Gough; Colin Isaacs; Jolea Isaacs; David and Tim Leha with Quarralia Knox; Laurie Nielsen; Judy Watson, Warraba Weatherall, as well as the Myall Creek Gathering Cloak made by members of the local community working with Carol McGregor. Recent media include: The Armidale ExpressRoyal Australian Historical Society & Matters Journal.

Dr Kellie O'Dempsey will feature The never-ending line at NGA-Play, National Gallery of Australia, 16 June - 28 October, 2018.

Dr Ryan Presley (research fellow) has been selected for Primavera 2018: Young Australian Artistsexplore the politics of identity, visibility and representation at MCA 9 Nov 2018 - 3 Feb 2019.

Dr Ryan Presley (artist & post-doctoral researcher) 'Ryan Presley:Prosperity' book launched on 2 August at Federation Hall, Victoria College of the Arts, Melbourne.

Dr Kellie O'Dempsey (artist & academic) 'The never-ending line' at NGA play is open until 28 October 2018. 

Beck Davis