PULP update of end of OCCUPATION at SCA

October 25, 2016By Agnes MartinNEWS

Over 20 police and security guards raid SCA occupation

Over 20 police and security guards raid SCA occupation

Photo source: Thandi Bethune

Jemima Wilson reports

Police and security guards have forcibly entered the occupation headquarters at the Sydney College of the Arts, physically escorting one protester and dismantling the space at 6.45 am this morning.

Protesters had been occupying the administration buildings at SCA for 65 days prior to their removal this morning.


The city that values art works but not artists, SMH, Jemima Wilson, Sept 19, 2016

October 25, 2016By Agnes MartinMEDIA, NEWS

It is an uncertain time to be a student of visual arts in Sydney, or indeed Australia. Funding cuts and campus shutdowns send a toxic message to young people whose ambitions and talents lie in the arts. These same young people are now fighting back – the past month has seen sit-ins at the Archibald Prize, citywide marches from all art schools, an ongoing occupation of Sydney College of the Arts, and 138 visual arts students lodging legal claims totalling $4.1 million in damages against the University of Sydney.


Merilyn Fairskye interview on 2SER

August 21, 2016By Man RayMEDIA, NEWS

Let SCA stay‘ protests continue, following the news of a proposal put forward by Sydney University, for Sydney College of the Arts to be moved from Callan Park to a new Camperdown campus. There is general dismay at the proposed cuts to staff employment and to the offered curriculum. Sydney Artist and former SCA Teacher and Associate Professor, Merilyn Fairskye joined Nic Healey on the line to discuss: