This year’s COFA ANNUAL exhibition will launch the careers of the next generation of artists and designers.  

The exhibition, opening at UNSW's Roundhouse on November 24, celebrates the achievements of more than 300 students completing their art, design and media programs in 2012.

Featuring a stunning array of animation, ceramics, drawing, digital imaging, interactive media, jewellery, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video works, the COFA ANNUAL has become a rite of passage for students leaving COFA’s classrooms to embark on their professional careers.

Students will also present 3D and 2D animations, video dramas, documentaries and experimental screen-based artworks at Paddington’s Chauvel Cinema as part of the COFA ANNUAL Screening.

Bachelor of Digital Media graduate, Tom Hetherington, is interested in the relationship between the body, mind and universe. He will exhibit his recent work, Second Skin, a series of still images that incorporate photographic and hand-drawn elements.

“The images are of five isolated beings dissecting their physical surroundings and searching for a sense of belonging, with a strong undercurrent of yearning and sorrow,” said Hetherington who also works with video, sound and live projection.

2012 has been highly successful for many COFA graduates. The MCA held a major retrospective of work by Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, the Art Gallery of NSW invited Shaun Gladwell to have a solo show, Nigel Milsom won the prestigious Sulman Prize and Fabian Astore won the Blake Prize.

Other well known COFA graduates include Abi Alice, Brook Andrew, Del Kathyrn Barton, Adam Cullen, Mikala Dwyer, Trent Jansen, Jonathan Jones, Janet Laurence, Clinton Nain, Bronwyn Oliver and the team from Dinosaur Designs.

COFA ANNUAL Exhibition: UNSW Roundhouse, Nov 24 – 28, 10am-4pm     

COFA ANNUAL Screening: Nov 26, 2012, 6-10pm, Chauvel Cinema, Paddington

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