Some of the biggest names in Sydney’s arts community have written to the the Chancellor of Sydney University, Belinda Hutchinson, and Vice Chancellor Michael Spence in support of the Sydney College of the Arts. Organisers behind the letter are alarmed that while an immediate merger with UNSW Art and Design has been put on hold a future merger of Sydney’s three art schools has not been ruled out and say the art school is still in danger.
Tarsha Finney, The Conversation, 1 August 2016.
The Australian Higher Education Supplement, 28 July 2016.
Today’s Sydney Morning Herald carries the news we have been hoping for. While this represents a major victory for the Friends of SCA there is still much work to be done to ensure the future of the art college. Watch this space.
An article in this week’s Inner West Courier Inner City Edition features Alumnus Ben Quilty voicing strong support for SCA.
Quilty slams arts decision
Elizabeth Colman and Tony Bosworth
Inner West Courier – Inner City Edition
26 Jul 2016
“RIGHTO, so all the art schools are getting closed down – because we don’t need our stories told, our souls examined? And we shouldn’t provide education for students who want to build on our dynamic culture?” So says renowned artist, Archibald Prize…
read the article here:
In today’s Saturday Paper:
Visual arts education is under siege as plans to merge Sydney colleges spark accusations economic rationalism is triumphing over creative endeavour.
An article in today’s Sydney Morning Herald revealing the depth of opposition to the proposed art school ‘merger’:
National Art School at Darlinghurst and Sydney College of Arts at Paddington set to move to UNSW.