AFTER SCHOOL ED is a series of professional development nights for SCA ACCESS members and friends. This three part series of hands on creative evening information sessions held at Verge Gallery in semester two.

Through this series, Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) students will have access to development in three key areas of professional conduct: writing applications, documenting artworks, and installing/ de-installing their work. Each After School Ed session will cover these areas of professional practice and also provide the opportunity for SCA ACCESS members to develop relationships with the Verge Gallery community and the greater Sydney professional creative community.

After School Ed is FREE for ACCESS members, with non-ACCESS USYD students charged $10 and students from other institutions (UNSW, NAS) welcome to attend for a $15 fee. Light refreshments are included.

The series ::

APPLY YOURSELF :: How to apply for grants/ prizes/ exhibitions :: July 5, 5-8pm

What opportunities are out there for emerging artists? How do you put your best foot forward? How to you present your work professionally? How do you write a CV? What is a cover letter anyway?

Join key presenters Anna, Penelope, Jane and Miriam in a HOW TO evening for SCA Access members and friends. Each presenter will be using examples of applications from their own sectors of the arts industry, sharing their insight and experience and giving tips and advice about how to get your applications noticed.

Key presenters: Anna McMahon (Firstdraft), Penelope Benton (NAVA), Jane Gillespie (MAGNSW), Miriam Kelly (Runway).

PICTURE PERFECT :: How to document like a pro :: October 25, 5-7pm

You make amazing art – but how do you capture it for websites, applications and promotion?

Join Sarah Kukathas and Patrick Cremin from Document Photography for an introduction to photographing artworks and exhibition spaces. The pair will take you through the equipment required and the photographic techniques needed to document your own work for proposals, websites and promotional materials. The pair will also open up the floor to any questions one may have on photographing artwork and exhibitions.

THE INS AND OUTS OF INSTALLING :: Tips, tools, and techniques :: October 26, 5-7pm

Drills, nails, 150cm, conduit, spirit level, external hard drives, putty, paint, sandpaper – WHAT DO THESE THINGS HAVE TO DO WITH ART?

Join Gilbert Grace for a masterclass of installing and handling artworks. He will show how to use the equipment and share important tips for safe and quick installations in different and tricky spaces. He will also share his personal experiences and open the floor to any questions or discussions. SCA Access members and friends will have the opportunity to use all necessary equipment and have a hands on experience of handling and wrapping artworks.