The UNSW Art & Design Alumni community includes over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries.
Encompassing graduates of the National Art School, Alexander Mackie College, Sydney CAE and the City Art Institute (among other earlier incarnations), the UNSW Art & Design Alumni community spans art and design practice, digital and media industries, art education and research, and the galleries, libraries, archives and museums sector.
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UNSW Art & Design graduates include critically acclaimed artists, celebrated designers, leaders of groundbreaking enterprises and renowned cultural institutions, plus more.
Below is a small selection of our distinguished alumni.
Hany Armanious, Artist, represented Australia 54th Venice Biennale, exhibited and collected worldwide
Geoffrey Bardon AM, Educator, Artist, instrumental in development of the Aboriginal art of the Western Desert movement
Del Kathryn Barton, Artist, Winner Archibald Prize 2008, 2013, exhibited and collected worldwide
Dr Melissa Chiu, Director, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
Adam Cullen, Artist, Winner Archibald Prize 2000
Sean Cordeiro & Claire Healy, Artists, represented Australia at the 53rd Venice Biennale, exhibited worldwide
Dr Brenda L Croft, Artist and Curator, curator for Australia 47th Venice Biennale
Dinosaur Designs, Stephen Ormandy, Louise Olsen & Liane Rossler
Dr Andrew Frost, Arts writer, presenter, critic, ABC TV, Guardian Australia
Shaun Gladwell, Artist, represented Australia 53rd Venice Biennale, travelled to Afghanistan as an official Australian War Artist, exhibited and collected worldwide
Katthy Cavaliere, Artist, exhibited for the Italian Institute of Culture at the 54th Venice Biennale
Dr Felicity Fenner, Director and curator, Australia 53rd Venice Biennale
Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director, Artspace and Curator for Encounters at Art Basel Hong Kong
Newell Harry, Artist, featured in the 56th Venice Biennale
Lisa Havilah, Director, Carriageworks
Di Henry OAM, Producer and President Maxxam International
Christopher Hodges, Director, Utopia Gallery, Sydney
Lisa Cahill, Director and CEO, Australian Design Centre
Gordon Hookey, Artist, exhibited and collected worldwide
Trent Jansen, Designer, exhibited at the XXiT, the 21st International Exhibition for the Triennale di Milano
Laura Jordan Bambach, Digital designer, creative director, and influential feminist
Jonathan Jones, Artist, widely exhibited both nationally and internationally, awarded Kaldor Public Art Projects’ Your Very Good Idea restulting in a series of major solo exhibitions in Sydney
Rosemary Laing, Artist, exhibited and collected worldwide
Janet Laurence, Artist, recipient of Rockefeller and Churchill fellowships, exhibited and collected worldwide
Fiona Lowry, Artist, winner Archibald Prize 2014
Victoria Lynn, Director, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Curatorial Director of the 2010 and 2012 Adelaide International festival
Angelica Mesiti, Artist, 58th Blake Prize Winner, exhibited worldwide
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, exhibited in the Jakarta Ceramics Biennale, the Adelaide Biennial, the Kuandu Biennale, recipient of the Freedman Foundation Travelling Art Scholarship and the 2014 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (emerging)
Bronwyn Oliver, Artist, exhibited and collected worldwide
Jamie Perrow, Designer, Urban Art Projects, commissioned worldwide
Duncan Ransom, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Specialist Animator, Founder/CEO of The Endless Collective and member of the 2014 Academy Award Winning VFX team for Gravity
Dr Vanessa Russ, Director, Berndt Museum
Khaled Sabsabi, Artist, exhibited and collected worldwide
Wendy Sharpe, Artist, winner of numerous prizes including the Archibald Prize, the Sulman Prize, the Portia Geach Memorial Prize
Russell Storer, Senior Curator, National Gallery Singapore, Curator of the 3rd Singapore Biennale
Imants Tillers, Artist, exhibited and collected worldwide
Philip To, Animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation, California, USA
Wayne Tunnicliffe, Head Curator of Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Nathan Yong, International furniture designer, recipient of the prestigious Singapore President’s Design Award and named 2008 Designer of the Year, the highest honour accorded to designers from all creative disciplines in Singapore.
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