A compendium of media coverage to date

July 16, 2016By Man RayMEDIA, NEWS

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Why We Should All be Fighting for the Arts – Catalogue

https://www.cataloguemagazine.com.au/feature/why-we-should-all-be-fighting-for-the-arts

On the Threatened Closure of Sydney College of the Arts – Runway

http://runway.org.au/on-the-threatened-closure-of-sydney-college-of-the-arts/

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/opinion/why-the-university-of-sydney-art-school-sale-is-wrong/news-story/de3596efe64a543e77588d80a5a87a82

JULY 12 – Challenge Sydney University to Provide Students with Skills Needed for the 21st Century NAVA

https://visualarts.net.au/news-opinion/2016/SCA-mediarelease-12July16/

JULY 7 – Art Attack – Alt media

http://www.altmedia.net.au/arts-schools-merger/116997

JULY 6 – Students clash with police over Sydney University and University of NSW’s art campus closure plans – Daily Telegraph

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/students-clash-with-police-over-campus-closure-plans/news-story/f60c1ed8bef65cad00913876fc623296

JULY 6 – Let SCA Stay – Friends of Callum Park

http://www.callanpark.com/?p=1185

JULY 5 – SCA: Sixty students to take on University of Sydney – SMH

http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/sca-sixty-students-to-take-on-university-of-sydney-20160705-gpyvkq.html#ixzz4ELfYERjV 

JULY 4 – 300 students protest SCA closure at USyd Senate meeting – Honi Soit

http://honisoit.com/2016/07/300-students-protest-sca-closure-at-usyd-senate-meeting/

JULY 1 – We’re starving our culture with cut after cut – SMH

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/were-starving-our-culture-with-cut-after-cut-20160630-gpv8p6.html

30 JUNE -Fact Check: Are our art schools closing? – Artshub

http://www.artshub.com.au/news-article/features/trends-and-analysis/gina-fairley/fact-check-are-our-art-schools-closing-251638

JUNE 30 – Art school merger not like mixing paint – Altmedia

http://www.altmedia.net.au/116856/116856JUNE 29 – Sydney College of the Arts Closure: Who’s Next? – NTRO Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts

http://www.ddca.edu.au/nitro/articles/2016/6/29/sydney-college-of-the-arts-closure-whos-next

JUNE 29 – University management face angry staff and students over proposed SCA ‘merger’ – Honi Soit

http://honisoit.com/2016/06/university-management-face-angry-staff-and-students-over-proposed-merger/

JUNE 29 – Sydney College of the Arts students fight campus closure – Red Flag

https://redflag.org.au/node/5364

JUNE 28 – No Friend of the Arts: University of Sydney slammed by associate professor for closing art school – SMH

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/no-friend-of-the-arts-university-of-sydney-slammed-by-associate-professor-for-closing-art-school-20160628-gpt9j4.html

JUNE 24 – Battle to Save Sydney University’s College of the Arts – Green Left Weekly

https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61989

JUNE 21 – Two Sydney art schools set to merge – Arthub

http://www.artshub.com.au/education/news-article/news/arts-education/gina-fairley/two-sydney-art-schools-set-to-merge-251562

JUNE 21 – Sydney University art school merger with UNSW sparks outrage among students – SMH

 http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydney-university-art-school-merger-with-unsw-sparks-outrage-among-students-20160621-gpofi2.html#ixzz4ELjuAqQu 

JUNE 21 – The Sydney College of Arts based at Rozelle will cease to exist after University of Sydney and University of NSW agree on merger – Inner West Courier

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/inner-west/the-sydney-college-of-arts-based-at-rozelle-will-cease-to-exist-after-university-of-sydney-and-university-of-nsw-agree-on-merger/news-story/c5e3a43341bd0c5d89b802f9ee565d4f

MAY 21 – College of the Arts denies plans to vacate Callan Park site – Inner West Courier Inner City

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/inner-west/college-of-the-arts-denies-plans-to-vacate-callan-park-site/news-story/8ab8f0fb45e1f685ac3aa5b2dea32b87

OTHER:

NSW Parliament

https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/la/papers/Pages/qanda-tracking-details.aspx?pk=233067

UNSW Art & Design Student Council ~ SPECIAL BULLETIN

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e7c933cb2669e20f5260f80ca&id=5cc9aaf706

PETITIONS:

Save Visual Arts Education at the University of Sydney – no to the closure of SCA!

https://www.change.org/p/vice-chancellor-michael-spence-save-visual-arts-education-at-the-university-of-sydney-no-to-the-closure-of-sca

SCA STUDENTS DEMAND ANSWERS: SCAR OPEN LETTER

https://www.change.org/p/sca-students-demand-answers-scar-open-letter

RADIO:

JUNE 23 – Arts News; Sydney art schools to merge – ABC RN

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandarts/arts-news:-sydney-arts-schools-to-merge/7535904

JUNE 23 – Razors Edge – 2SER

http://ondemand.2ser.com/programs/razors-edge/shows/2016-06-23

VIDEO:

JULY 4 – Students fight for SCA – SMH

http://www.smh.com.au/video/video-news/video-nsw-news/students-fight-for-sca-20160704-4hgm0.html

JULY 5 – LET SCA STAY meets the USYD Senate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqyS_FHE1Jg

JULY 4

https://www.facebook.com/eugenia.raskopoulos/videos/1012001345562386/

JULY 4 – SCA here to stay – Jamie Thomas Parker NSW Greens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na9jml-0fa0

JUNE 28 – LET SCA STAY goes to Provost Stephen Garton’s Presentation 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0CV6DviRjg

JUNE 28 – SCA students evict their Dean and Provost from student meeting

https://www.facebook.com/SocialistAltUSyd/videos/1102265246478699/

JUNE 24 – SCAs auditorium was packed today with students

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154968328187519&set=gm.642515075913394&type=3&theater

MARCH 2 – SCASS Meeting on the proposed merger of SCA with UNSW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8GbsXfTTKo

FACEBOOK POSTS (IMAGES & VIDEO):

JULY 6

https://www.facebook.com/groups/sydneycollegeofthearts/permalink/10154291636099844/

JULY 5

https://www.facebook.com/groups/sydneycollegeofthearts/permalink/10154289182554844/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/sydneycollegeofthearts/permalink/10154289484574844/

JULY 4

https://www.facebook.com/marta.ferracin.3/videos/10154459530982573/

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154352050141155&set=gm.647186898779545&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/claire.conroy.1004/videos/10154324413889187/

https://www.facebook.com/letscastay/photos/a.2026144084277954.1073741828.2024549401104089/2031375750421454/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/letscastay/photos/a.2026144084277954.1073741828.2024549401104089/2031360423756320/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/letscastay/photos/a.2026144084277954.1073741828.2024549401104089/2031357280423301/?type=3&theater

JUNE 30

https://www.facebook.com/letscastay/photos/a.2026144084277954.1073741828.2024549401104089/2028933530665676/?type=3&theater

JUNE 27

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=589634327863982&id=100004522608456

SOS SCA Friday 15 July AGNSW

July 14, 2016By Man RayNEWS

SOS SCA

Friday 15 July
Art Gallery of NSW

On Friday the 15th of July, students and supporters of the Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) will be holding a peaceful vigil in protest of the proposed closure of SCA.

On the 21st of June, the University of Sydney announced that it had signed a heads of agreement with the University of New South Wales, which would close SCA and force current students to transfer to UNSW from Semester 1 2017. This decision was made without any prior consultation with students.

In 1976 SCA became one of the first tertiary art schools established in New South Wales. Today it has around 600 students, and its alumni include artist Shaun Gladwell, designer Marc Newson and film director Jane Campion.

Danica Knezevic is a current PhD candidate at SCA and a Sydney artist. “It is an absolute tragedy that the University of Sydney does not have the vision and respect for the arts to develop and maintain Sydney College of the Arts,” she said. “SCA is an integral part of the future of arts education in Australia and its demise would be a disaster for our culture.”

SCA offers a unique studio-based arts education under the guidance of some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. For many SCA students, the exceptionally high calibre of academic staff was the key reason for choosing the University of Sydney. All current SCA staff have been asked to ‘reapply’ for their positions at UNSW, without any guarantee of future employment.

While undergraduate SCA students and those enrolled in the Master of Contemporary Arts will have the choice to remain enrolled in a University of Sydney degree, all units of study will be delivered by UNSW and follow their design-based curriculum.

This vigil highlights the plight of Sydney College of the Arts and coincides with the opening of the Archibald Prize, one of the most prestigious art prizes in Australia. Many artists who have graduated from SCA have exhibited at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and three have won the Archibald Prize: Ben Quilty, Cherry Hood and Fiona Lowry.

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