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Cath Barcan

Cath Barcan

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 Commercial Photoimaging

Catherine.Barcan@tafensw.edu.au 

Phone: 02 9208 9325

Craig Daalmeijer-Power

Craig Daalmeijer-Power

Acting Head Teacher of Visual Arts, Design & Photography at NADC. Craig has an avid interest in photography since using a Kodak Box Brownie as a 5yr old and with later influences from Ansel Adams, David Hockney and M.C. Escher, it is evident that the beautiful and the experimental as well technique and style are important qualities in his work. Served in the Defence Force as an Imagery Specialist, pioneering new techniques and approaches using digital imagery, videography, 3D and publication. His interests are in typography, Digital Publishing, drawing, infra-red photography, handcolouring, Polaroid transfers, landscapes, and technical challenges.

craig.daalmeijer-power2@tafensw.edu.au  

Phone: 02 9208 9513

Jo Ernsten

Joanne Ernsten

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

Joanne.Ernsten@tafensw.edu.au

Phone: 02 92089490 or 02 92089405

Tim Allen

Tim Allen

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/

timothy.m.allen@tafensw.edu.au

Phone: 02 92089484

Jo Newton

Jo Newton

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.

Jo.Newton@tafensw.edu.au

Phone: 02 9208 9515

Matthew Ablitt

Matthew Ablitt

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

Stephen Hall

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.

stephen.hall29@tafensw.edu.au

Phone: 02 92089484

Di Holdsworth

Di Holdsworth

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 

Dianne.Holdsworth@tafensw.edu.au

Phone: 02 92089515

Samara Kendall

Samara Kendall

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.

Samara.Kendall@tafensw.edu.au

Phone: 02 92089484

Catherine O' Donnell

Catherine O' Donnell

Catherine O'Donnell Dip FA, BAFA teaches History and Drawing. Her own practice focuses on large scale drawings. Catherine has had successful solo shows and has won major art prizes, including the 'City of Albury Art Prize',  which resulted in a travelling scholarship to Venice.
"My art practice enables me to combine my interest in light and shadow, geometry and the commonly overlooked, urban environment. I explore the compositional potential and underlying symmetry of these urban streetscapes. "

catherine.odonnell3@tafensw.edu.au

Phone: 02 92089484

David White

David White

Teaches figure drawing and painting. David has exhibited both nationally and internationally.

 “I am particularly interested in the areas of portraiture and figure drawing. The Architecture of the human figure, the texture of paint used to describe form and the subtlety of colour used to render light and shade in the human form interest me greatly. My influences in painting are predominantly Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud and Jenny Saville.”

david.white34@tafensw.edu.au

Phone: 02 92089484

Ricardo Della Ricca

Ricardo Della Ricca

Ricardo Della-Ricca Dip FA, BA FA is the Technical - Officer Painting/Drawing. With a trade background and multi-skilled visual arts experience, including current work as a preparator for various regional galleries, he helps by assisting teaching staff and students in such areas as; making canvases, hanging exhibitions in the gallery, problem solving, equipment ordering and processing, repairs and maintenance. At present, his art practice is based on his interaction of the everyday life experience.

ricardo.della-ricca1@tafensw.edu.au

Phone: 02 92089510

Peter Helm

Peter Helm

Peter Helm is the photography Technical Officer. He maintains facilities and equipment for both commercial photogimaging, and fine arts courses.

peter.helm1@tafensw.edu.au

Phone: 02 92089528



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