Centre for Cultural Partnerships, Faculty of VCA and MCM, University of Melbourne announce ‘Social Practice in the Arts practice-as-research seminars‘: “This year we are re-launching our ?culture and community research network? seminars to reflect the growing prevalence and resonance of research on social practice in the arts and community art. Particularly, we aim to be relevant for MFA and PhD research students across the creative arts with an interest in Social Practice, broadly defined.”
These seminars are public events.
Date: selected Tuesdays, 3-5pm, during Semester 1 and 2, see dates below.
Location: Art Auditorium, School of Art, Gate 4, Dodds Street, Southbank (unless advertised otherwise).
Seminars will be followed by an invitation to continue informal discussions over drinks and food nearby.
9th April – Lyndal Jones
Lyndal is an internationally renowned artist, across performance practices, visual art, arts education and research. She is Professor of Contemporary Art, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University.
23rd April – Stephanie Hemelryk Donald
Stephanie is a leading researcher of visual cultural, and cultural change through creative arts. She is an ARC Future Fellow and Professor of Comparative Film and Cultural Studies, at UNSW.
7th May – Mick Douglas
Mick is an artist and practice-based researcher with an interest in socially-engaged public art and sustainable mobility. He is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Design, RMIT University.
21st May – Michelle Duffy
Michele is a Cultural Geographer with an arts-research interest in sound, music and performance, in relation to emotion/affect, identity/community. She is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University.
10th Sept – Tony Birch
Tony is an award-winning writer, historian, novelist and collaborative artist-researcher-curator. He is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.
17th Sept – Barb Bolt
Barb is an artist and academic, with an interest in visual art, philosophy, new materialism and ethics. She is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean at the VCA and MCM, University of Melbourne.
24th Sept – Alyson Campbell
Alyson is a theatre practitioner and researcher, with interests in dramaturgy, gender and queer theory and performance. She is Senior Lecturer at the VCA and MCM, University of Melbourne.
8th Oct – Sarah Pink
Sarah is a visual anthropologist/ethnographer. She writes extensively on the theory/methodology of applied, sensory practice. She is Professor of Design, Media Ethnography, at RMIT University.
15th Oct – James Hullick
James is a musician, sound artist and researcher who explores social issues through music creation. James is also a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of VCA and MCM, University of Melbourne
22nd Oct – Ross Gibson
Ross is an artist and academic investigating the use of narrative and private ritual in the comprehension of everyday experience. He is Professor of Contemporary Arts, University of Sydney.