- Visual Arts, Design, Photography and Screen & Media
- Visual Arts
Cath Barcan BA (Visual Arts), BFA (Hons first class), MFA (Research), Grad Dip VET
Cath is currently Head Teacher of Commercial Photoimaging and teaches photography and professional practice within the Fine Arts curriculum. Her exhibition practice is based around photography, with occasional forays into other media. She has been exhibiting artwork for over twenty years. She has recently been included in national prizes such as the Josephine Ulrick Photographic Award, and the National Photography Prize. Her images explore heightened or theatrical environments, and are frequently concerned with the fine line between beauty and kitsch. You can view her work at www.cathbarcan.com
Head Teacher of Visual Arts
Phone: 02 9208 9325
Jo Ernsten BFA (Hons) UWS, Grad Dip VET CSU teaches printmaking. Exhibiting both locally and internationally Jo recently was one of the featured artists in 50/50: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking a U.S publication. Jo works across various media however print tends to underpin her practice. Jo works alongside a team of printmaking teachers keen on advancing lower toxicity practices in the print studio. Her work can be viewed at www.joernsten.com
Teacher Fine Arts
Phone: 02 92089490 or 02 92089405
BA (Visual Arts), MFA (Research) Tim’s teaching area is painting and drawing. His work is predominantly landscape based with a focus on abstract mark making. He has had 12 solo exhibitions . His work has been selected for many awards including the Dobell Prize at the AGNSW in 2012, 2009 and 2006 and the Wynne Prize at the AGNSW in 2007. In 2012 he has been a finalist in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, the Paddington Art Prize, the Norvill Art Prize (Highly Commended) and the NSW Parliament Plein Air Ar Prize. His work can be viewed at www.timallenartist.com and http://timallenartist.wordpress.com/
Phone: 02 92089484
Jo Newton teaches fine art photography, digital art, and professional practice. Her own photographic work often employs abstract references to an absent body - combining a fascination with hair, skin and bone, and a predilection for pattern. Despite having worked with digital technologies for over 15 years she also has an ongoing research interest in the contemporary application of 19th century photographic processes.
Phone: 02 9208 9515
Matthew Ablitt is an artist and master printmaker who moved to Sydney from London where, for over 10 years, he had worked for the top London editioning studios, Hope Sufferance Press, Paupers Press and Thumbprint Editions with artists such as Damien Hirst, Paula Rego, Anish Kapoor, Peter Doig, Jake and Dinos Chapman, and John Hoyland.
In addition to working in the UK, Matthew Ablitt has also printed in Australia at Basil Hall Editions and Northern Editions in Darwin and more recently in Sydney for Griffiths Studios and Whaling Road Studio.
His work can be seen at www.matthewablitt.com.
Stephen Hall Dip FA, MFA teaches cultural productions. Stephen is a prolific painter and sculptor having recently had two solo shows and participated in Sculpture by the Sea. He is currently working with artist books.
Phone: 02 92089484
Di Holdsworth BAVA, MCA is the coordinator of the Bachelor of Visual Arts and teaches drawing and studio in the Diploma and Bachelor of Visual Arts.
Di is a practising artist working primarily in the medium of mechanical assemblage. She is represented by Stella Downer, Fine Art, Sydney.
You can view her work at http://diholdsworth.com
Phone: 02 92089515
Samara Kendall has dual roles as Casual Teacher and Technical Officer in Printmaking. Samara has a BA in Fine Arts and has continued her study through ongoing research and workshops in her commitment to safe and alternative printmaking processes being applied to the printmaking section. Samara exhibits regularly in Australia and Europe with works in the Neavsted permanent printmaking collection in Denmark and in various private collections. She has also facilitated many community art projects throughout Western Sydney and The Blue Mountains.
Phone: 02 9208 9484