WATCH: Free art exhibition showcases 25 Southern Cross University alumni

Twenty-five high profile arts graduates from Southern Cross University (SCU) are showcasing their works this month in a free, public exhibition at SCU’s Gold Coast and Lismore campuses.

The exhibition, entitled 25 Artists, 25 Years, is part of the University’s 25th anniversary celebrations and features a variety of artistic expression including painting, sculpture, installation, video and mixed media.

Senior Art and Design lecturer Dr Stephen Garrett said the curatorial team looked for artists who had sustained their art practice over time and who are continuing to achieve a high level of competency through single or diverse mediums and contexts.


“The depth of the selected artists’ practices was considered not only for technical competence but also in terms of innovation and originality,” said Dr Garrett.

Visitors to the Gold Coast campus can see 3D works by Daniel Clemmett and Mic Eales, the iconic permanent 10-storey mural by Guido van Helten and a Library exhibition featuring works from Valentina Palonen and Leah Thiessen. At the Lismore campus, works by Karlee Rawkins, Chico Monks and Frances Belle Parker are on display.

Southern Cross University will also host a public Artist-in-Conversation session as part of the exhibition on Sunday 18 August at the Gold Coast campus library, with Annique Goldenberg, Daniel Clemmett and Leah Theissen, facilitated by Diana Warne, Head of Curatorial Projects at HOTA.

The 25 Years, 25 Artists exhibition is open to the public until 1 September. For more information, visit: