Save Sydney College of the Arts Occupation

 

“We’re staying until our demands are met.”

Interview and video footage from the Save Sydney College of the Arts Occupation happening now!!

Support the occupation: https://www.facebook.com/letscastay

Read more in greenleft
SCA — here to stay, say occupying students
https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62504

First Nations activists support arts students’ occupation
https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/62506

Why art schools matter. Lindy Lee, Ben Quilty, Jane Campion, Reg Mombassa.

Art is so important because it gives expression to everything that’s invisible inside of us, and that is the totality of our experience and what makes us’, Lindy Lee, Artist, Academic and SCA Graduate.

 


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We’re starving our culture with cut after cut

Sydney College of the Arts at Callan Park, Rozelle

Photograph courtesy of SMH

One art school? Vanishing climate science? A disappeared government architect? Defunded public history? This is not just a few random cuts. After the corporatisation of our education system comes this wholesale attack on knowledge and creativity; a dismantling of institutions, a burning of books.

Of course, book  burning is useful for governments with oligarchic tendencies. In any takeover, demoralising the intellectuals is a first and critical step. What’s bizarre is the extent to which Australians have drunk the two-part neo-con instrumentalist Kool-Aid that makes this possible.

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300 students protest SCA closure at USyd Senate meeting

SCA meets USYD SENATE MEETING

 

Approximately 300 activists have physically clashed with police and campus security outside a meeting of the University of Sydney Senate, protesting the announced closure of the Sydney College of the Arts.

Restraining barriers placed on the stairway were shaken down by a group of protesters, although there was no actual movement past the barricade of police officers towards level five, where the Senate meeting was to be held.

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Andrew West addresses student protestors outside University of Sydney Senate meeting

SCA protesters addressed by alumni representative Andrew West before the University of Sydney Senate meeting.

Andrew West

Video available on the SCAR – Sydney College of the Arts Resistance Facebook page.

Students outside Senate Meeting

 

 

Jamie Thomas Parker, NSW Greens member for Balmain in support of Sydney College of the Arts

Jamie Parker ‘…because what the university is saying, we are prioritising accountants over artist…’


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Students fight for SCA

Sydney College of the Arts students, staff and friends protest about The University of Sydney plan to dismantle SCA. Watch the video…

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