eMerge is a purpose built gallery primarily designed to be utilised as a teaching aid for the benefit of students, emerging from the school’s New Media Arts program. The gallery also seeks to attract SoCA staff and artists from the wider tropical community to develop and exhibit art and design works with an emphasis on excellence as a result of research. It is undoubtedly the best equipped gallery for the display of new media art in Townsville.
The Gallery Director is supported by an Advisory Committee of the school’s permanent staff who are working to reinforce five main annual events: BoSS [Best of Student Show]; Screengrab [International New Media Arts Award]; and SoCA Staff, Alumni and Honour’s shows.
Hampered by the tyranny of distance from the city centre and opening hours restricted to the working week, eMerge Gallery is a secret we are bursting to share.
Archive of exhibitions: www.jcu.edu.au/soca/milestones/index.htm (http://www.jcu.edu.au/soca/milestones//index.htm).
SoCA eMagazine (to hear about exhibitions): www.emag.soca.jcu.com (http://www.emag.soca.jcu.com)