The Queensland College of Art (QCA) will be transforming the entire South Bank Griffith University Campus into exhibition spaces featuring the work of talented students from Griffith University in late November.

Festivities will commence from 26 November, when the QCA will launch its grand opening. The exhibition is open to the public free of charge, for the special five-day event.

The artists unveiling their finest work are be graduating from the likes of fine art, film, animation, games design, photography, contemporary Australian Indigenous art and design.

The exhibition is a chance to help young talents on their way to professional careers. The works exhibited will be for sale, along with award winners being announced.

Among the awards presented at the exhibition, include the Tony Albert Encouragement Award, presented by the well-known Indigenous artist himself. Albert, a graduate of QCA, is a successful Brisbane-based artist and was a finalist in the 2006 and 2007 Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.

Andrea Higgins was last years major award winner with a digital print on rag paper, taking home The Graduate Art Show & The Survey Co Art Award, which included a $2,000 cash prize.

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Other prizes awarded in last year’s event included The Graduate Art Show & The Survey Co Art highly commended awards and the QCA Showcase 2014 winners and highly commended awards.

Each day will be filled with interesting settings and various activities including panel events, industry previews and award ceremonies; spreading across various sites at QCA.

Be a part of a creative community in joining students and arts industry professionals witness the talent of emerging artists and the quality and diversity of visual art education offered by QCA.

For more information on the QCA Showcase 2015, visit the Griffith Website.


Words by Jayde Austin