Committees

Kudos Gallery Committee

Being on a committee is a great way to gain professional experience while you're still a student! The various committees at Art and Design encompass collaborative decision making across a variety of areas - grants, administrative operations, exhibition programming, and many more. Committees are also a great way to form professional relationships and make new friends! 

Kudos this year aims to continue to be what it always has been - a faithful place to play, experiment, test, and share creative ideas. So in keeping with our ethos of providing opportunities for students and artists to kick start their emerging arts careers we need your involvement to continue this legacy!

ABOUT: 

The Kudos Committee is a small group of UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture undergraduate and postgraduate student representatives who have regular meetings, help run the Kudos yearly program, and act as an advisory board. 

This is a voluntary role for students on the committee, the involvement is varied and irregular throughout the year, but is flexible to member’s availabilities. Committee member’s could expect an average of 5 hours per month, with more time involvement being around certain events in the program, and with the ability to have more involvement if desired. This time could be spent attending regular (video call) meetings, helping out an event/workshop, design and marketing jobs, curating, archiving, contacting artists, and more.  

Kudos committee will have oversee and be involved in our 2021 program of; 

* pop-up exhibitions and projects 

* Kudos Online Exhibitions 

* Kudos Shop 

* Public Programs and workshops 

* Kudos Archive Project 

* Kudos Emerging Artist, Designer, Critic and Curator Awards 

* Three Foot Square window exhibitions 

This is a fantastic opportunity for students interested in the workings an arts organisation to become involved in an active community supporting emerging artists, designers, curators, and writers. Committee Member terms are for one year. Participation on the Kudos Committee also acknowledged by UNSW on your 'Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS)' upon graduating. 


If you'd like to get in touch with the Kudos Committee you can email kudos@arc.unsw.edu.au with your inquiry, or you can find one of us on campus to chat to!

Applications for Kudos Committee 2022 are closed.

Kudos Committee 2022

Audrey Pfister

Audrey Pfister is the Kudos Coordinator.

Audrey writes, curates, edits, and works in the arts. They spend most of their time across Gadigal lands and waters, and grew up on Thawaral land. Audrey holds a Bachelor of Art Theory, and First Class Honours in Arts (Media, Culture, Technology). Currently the Kudos Coordinator and previous Framework Editor-in-Chief, Audrey is motivated to provide opportunities for emerging artists and writers to develop their practices such as through co-founding Fatal Crush, a reading series space for students to share work. Audrey has written for RunningDog, Overland Online, No More Poetry, Free Association, and Flower Books. 

Lachlan Bell

Lachlan Bell is a professional amateur working across textiles, photography, digital media and design working on Gadigal country between Wallumetta and Warrang. He is currently lurching and trudging through his fifth year of Design/Media (PR & Advertising) and uses his art practice as a means of escaping into a somehow more sensical world where concepts of time, history and storytelling are challenged - particularly around themes of personal identity and intergenerational memory. 

Em Best

Em Best is a multi-disciplinary artist living on Wangal land in Sydney’s Inner West. She is currently a third year Bachelor of Fine Arts student majoring in Painting and Sculpture, though her work also extends to moving image and (hopefully, someday) installation. Her work centres around nostalgia, insecurity, and a fleeting, fading feeling of home.  

Liam Black

Liam is a Canadian-Australian Media Artist, Filmmaker and Photographer based in unceded Darramurragal land.

From short cinema to instagram goofs, his practice includes moving and still image works about posthuman considerations of the world and (sometimes satirical) work that critiques canonical white-masculine tropes. Some of which have been interactive. 

He also photographs and makes videos for local bands, and is always amped to collaborate with anyone who needs a camera involved. Can find him on insta @noodle_foot. 

 

Monisha Kumar

Monisha Kumar is a queer, POC artist based in Dharawal country. Their practice serves as an exploration of self, the subjective and the world around. She uses her art to reclaim parts of her identity and Indian heritage, as a way of healing and connecting to spirit. They use traditional mediums to redress an obscured history through the concepts such as Orientalism, diaspora and Feminism. Her work extrapolates into contemporary discourse around the spirituality, Hinduism, gender, privilege, sexuality and ethnicity. You can find her sitting in the grass or on Instagram: @moni_.sha

Joshua Di Marrina-Bevan

When Joshua (he/they) is not on the dance floor, he studies fine arts/arts (second year) on the unceded Gadigal and Bijdigal lands of UNSW. He loves any producorial and curatorial endeavors, assisting on exhibitions such as ‘Monumental’ (AGNSW) and co-curating ‘Love Letters to the Horizon’ (Kudos). They have an early performance and photography practice – focusing on potentiality in the Queer and Ecological spheres. Aside from work in the arts, Joshua leads the Sydney Youth Pride Network – a support organisation delivering community and education-based programs for young queer people aged 13-18. 

Maya Martin-Westheimer

Bio coming soon

Mei Lin Meyers

Mei Lin Meyers is an emerging WOC artist based on stolen Darug country. Working across painting, textiles and sculpture, Mei Lin speaks to the nuances and multiplicity of biracial identity. Drawing upon her mixed Chinese-European heritage, her practice grapples with themes such as whiteness, cultural absence, diaspora and identity politics. 

She is currently a 2nd year Bachelor of Fine Arts student… you can typically find her walking around the Paddington campus in a perpetual state of chaos.

Ava Lacoon-Robinson

(She/They, b. 2001, Kaurna Land) , is a queer-identifying emerging arts practioner, she works across curation, creative direction, writing, photography and fashion (you cannot contain her in one box). Her practice is mostly concerned with decolonisation, the archive, queer theory, practices of community building and healing, and overlooked moments of vulnerability. As a vocal activist and proud member of the collective, Stand with Tess, it is crucial that social justice extends across their own practice. @avalacoon 

Adele Walsh

Adele (she/they) is an undergraduate art theory and philosophy student living and practicing on Gadigal, Bidjigal and Darug lands. Adele loves puzzling over conceptual, mind bending art, and epistemic conundrums. She has a creative practice that takes many forms and is often experimental in nature. Most recently this has manifested as poetry, exhibition reviews and things that live between genres. Adele is most passionate about supporting other artists through curatorial practices and projects which bring their wild visions to fruition.  

Lana Zilla

Lana Zilla is an Autistic, Queer and non-binary artist living on Tharawal land in South West Sydney. 

Connection and collaboration within the community inform Zilla’s professional practice whilst abstraction, experimentation and play are the cornerstones of their personal practice. 

Three Foot Square

Kudos Committee curates Three Foot Square an alternative window exhibition space at the entrance to UNSW Arts, Design, and Architecture in Paddington. Find it on the corner of Napier St and Greens Road. 

Exhibitions rotate monthly with all works by students on campus and curated by Kudos Committee members. You can keep up to date with us at @threefootsquare !

If you want to get in touch with the Kudos Committee please email a.pfister@arc.unsw.edu.au

Past Kudos Committee member 2021

Siann Boustead

Siann is a Canberra born designer currently practising and studying in Sydney at UNSW’s School of Art and Design. Her works often revolve around design’s relationship with the human body. Practising predominantly within physical mediums she examines how design has the ability to enrich and advance peoples lives, advocating for an increasingly mutualistic relationship between the person and the designed object. This is a philosophy she goes by, using it to guide her work but also to think critically about existing designs and whether they adhere to similar human-centred principals.  

Oscar Davis

Oscar works on unceded Gadigal land. He uses space debris, disused bus timetables and broken soup ladles to try and find who we are through what we leave behind.  

He is NOT a hoarder. 

He IS on the look out though for used, preferably stained, mattresses and can be contacted at oscar@pico.zone with any mattress related tip-offs. 

Emma Harbridge

Emma is a mixed-race Chinese-Caucasian Australian emerging artist, who grew up as a settler on stolen and unceded Darug land (Granville) and is now currently living and practicing on Wangal and Gadigal land (Strathfield and Sydney). Her practice is mostly concerned with interpretations of food practices as a form of healing, mutual aid, community and as a self-constructive tool for diasporic identity. 

Emma's practice is process-based and multi-disciplinary - she moves across the mediums of moving image, sound, installation, performance, writing and drawing.  

Ellen O'Donnell

Ellen is an emerging cultural industries practitioner with a background in fine arts and linguistics. She sees the creative and cultural industries in their broadest sense, and hopes to work at the intersections of these various creative fields.  

Brigitte Podrasky

Brigitte is completing her final year of a Bachelor of Media Arts, majoring in Interactive Media and Sculpture. She has recently been enjoying working with clay as a creative medium.

Niko Plaskasovitis

Niko is an emerging artist & creative producer who lives and works on Gadigal Land. Working mainly with sound & installation he explores the overarching complexities of climate change and how they intersect with broader sociopolitical matters. He is interested in exploring the potentials of collectivity and community building through alternative and sustainable structures and processes. You’ll occasionally find him mixing music in intimate settings, experimenting with sweet ingredients for a cake conspiracy or lost in a spontaneous corridor conversation with a stranger. Niko is currently completing his Bachelor of Media Art.

Owen Redmond

Owen is a sound artist and musician. Developing from a background in ambient and experimental music production, Owen explores sounds relation to objects through accessing vibrational qualities of materials, manipulating the source material to accentuate musical elements and displaying auditory phenomena. Working in both installation and performative contexts, Owen has done a series of collaborations and solo pieces utilising contact microphones, transducers, modular synthesis and subwoofers paired with glass, metal, plastic and wood, using these components as both sound source and a medium of transferal for audio to be presented.  

Monica Trieu

Monica is an Australian-born emerging artist of Chinese-Vietnamese descent, residing and practicing on unceded Darug and Gadigal land. Her practice mainly engages with cultural traditions and language structures to break down the connection between westernised upbringings and loss of ethnic ties, and as a means of unlearning colonial systems of thought and remedying loss of racial identity. At present, Monica’s practice materialises dominantly in the form of printmaking, drawing and painting. She is currently in her second year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. 

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