Faculty of Creative Arts
4 – 7 September 2012
Making it Real: Practice Led Research
Each year the Faculty of Creative Arts hosts Postgraduate Week, which brings together visiting artists and researchers, postgraduate students and staff to discuss their work. This year the theme is Making it Real: Practice Led Research, and the program will take place from Tuesday 4 to Friday 7 September 2012. It promises to be an exciting week.
One of the purposes of Postgraduate Week is to provide an opportunity for students and staff to discuss their research and creative work in a friendly and stimulating environment. All postgraduate students currently enrolled are expected to attend - this is a requirement of your studies - so please put these dates in your diary! Honours students and Dean’s Scholars are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Tuesday’s program includes presentations by international Artist-in-Residence, Elizabeth Hoak-Doering, a trans-disciplinary artist, and currently, Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus; as well as FCA’s Professor Ian McLean, one of Australia’s leading art historians, and editor of How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art: Writings On Aborginal Art 1980-2006 , published in 2011.
Wednesday’s program will include a presentation by Dr Caroline Wake, postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia at the University of New South Wales, working at the intersection of theatre, performance, memory and trauma studies. Lynette Wallworth, an Australian installation artist whose work spans video, photography and film will also be joining us. Lynette works frequently on a series of what she describes as meditations on a theme, which are often built around the relationship between the individual and the natural environment. Both days include presentations by artists, theatre makers and writers undertaking higher degrees by research, whilst Thursday morning sees practitioners in the Faculty of Creative Arts giving short presentations on their recent or current research projects.
Convened by ASPRO Brogan Bunt, the Expanded Documentary program supported by the Institute for Social Transformation Research (ISTR) is programmed for Thursday afternoon and Friday, and aims to explore the changing character of the documentary genre, acknowledging new modes of documentary within social media and contemporary art practice, within a range of different critical and creative-practice based research disciplines.
Professor of Contemporary Arts, Ross Gibson, will provide the keynote address, entitled The Creative Pursuit of Everchanging Actuality. For more information about Expanded Documentary, go to www.doco.medadada.net/
Image: 'Roy takes a breather after showing Kelton the best fishing spots' Prince's Highway Waterfall on APN billboard, from the series Appropriated Circumstance, 12 x 3.75 (metres) Derek Kreckler 2012.
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