School of the Arts, English and Media
In the School of the Arts, English and Media (TAEM) we create graduates who hit the ground running. Our students learn by doing. Our teachers are specialists in their fields passing on important knowhow in order to thrive within the Creative Industries.
Visual Arts graduate Alison Brown has been awarded the second curatorial internship at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre as part of a five-year initiative between the gallery, Sutherland Shire Council and UOW's Visual Arts program. As part of her internship, Alison, alongside Hazelhurst curator Carrie Kibbler, will have primary responsibility for the Vital Signs exhibition which is currently showcasing the works of other recent UOW grads. “Being involved with the art curating for Vital Signs was incredibly rewarding. Seeing the results of your work on the walls around you provides an incredible sense of accomplishment and joy,” Alison said.
TAEM academics and alumni win inaugural podcast award
Academics and alumni from the School of the Arts, English and Media have won the award for Best Documentary/Storytelling Podcast for their podcast Phoebe's Fall at the inaugural Australian Podcasting Awards. Phoebe’s Fall tells the story of Phoebe Handsjuk who fell to her death down a garbage chute in a luxury Melbourne apartment complex. Fairfax journalists investigated the story,and through Digital Editorial Capability Lead at Fairfax Media and UOW Research Fellow Julie Posetti, partnered with UOW to produced the six-part podcast series. UOW journalism alumnus Jake Evans and then final-year journalism student Lucy Dean worked as assistant producers while Journalism Senior Lecturer Dr Siobhan McHugh was brought on to the team as a consulting producer. Read more, and listen to the podcast through the UOW Newsroom article.
UOW graduates showcase their talent at the Belvoir Street Theatre
Six talented UOW graduates from the school of The Arts, English and Media (TAEM) will stage a major production at the Belvoir Street Theatre throughout April. The play, called ‘The Carousel’, was written by BCA graduate Pippa Ellams and explores the connection between sisters on their journey from girlhood to womanhood.
Showcasing the extraordinary talent of our graduates, The Carousel is directed by Hannah Goodwin, stars Alex Francis and Tasha O’Brien in leading roles and features Breanne Hickey as Stage Manager and Solomon Thomas as Operator – all of whom are former TAEM students. The Carousel will run from 21st - 30th April. For more information regarding show times and prices, visit the Belvoir Street Theatre website.
TAEM Grads to exhibit work at Hazelhurst Gallery
TAEM graduates are set to showcase their works in the upcoming exhibition 'Vital Signs' held at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre. Vital Signs is the second in a series of five annual exhibitions showcasing the work of recent visual and new media arts graduates from UOW. The exhibition aims to provide a platform for emerging artists from southern Sydney and the Illawarra Region. The exhibition will open on April 6, and run daily from 10am-5pm until April 18.
Left: Isabella Levis, "Skin Hunger" (detail), 2016, Wood, foundation, nail varnish, organza, wool, cotton, sand
Top Middle: Greer Harris, "I Feel Them and I Burn”(detail), 2016, hand dyed silk; tulle, paj & organza, rust, embroidery thread
Bottom Middle: Catherie Fenech, "Breathless" (detail), 2016, Acrylic Wool
Right: Bernadette Banasik, “You’ll Never Catch ‘Em All” (detail), 2016, ice concrete and mixed materials
Grad student selected to exhibit work at PICA
Creative Arts grad Greer Harris has been chosen to exhibit her artwork at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA). Greer was picked as one of only 35 graduates from art schools around Australia to display her work in the annual graduate show, ‘Hatched’.
Hatched, now in its 26th year, features work by recent graduates of the highest calibre from over 20 tertiary institutions around Australia. Students are nominated by their institution with an industry selection panel making the final choice.
The show not only puts a spotlight on the nation’s emerging art practices, but is also an important platform for the artistic careers of the grad students featured.
The exhibition will run at PICA from 6 May – 18 June. More information on the exhibition and a full list of the featured artists can be found on the PICA website.