NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Showcasing + Reporting Creative Practice Research Outputs

Edited by Smiljana Glisovic

The work showcased here is impressive! With this edition, apart from an attempt to do particular work around processes, it’s also just such a pleasure to get a sense of the range of work being made within the research context.

Ellie Coleman Flights of Passage 2022 Stainless steel, wire, taxidermy Dimensions variable (detail)
Ellie Coleman Flights of Passage 2022 Stainless steel, wire, taxidermy Dimensions variable (detail)

With this edition we are continuing the conversation around research reporting and assessment of creative practice research outputs. The first thing to say is that the focus on measurement, accounting, and evaluating is not the only conversation to be having, and that in order to get that part ‘right’ what we need is to seriously engage with the philosophical underpinnings that guide the pragmatics around doing creative practice research in the academy.

For example, are the categories of ‘traditional’ and ‘non-traditional’ still apt? Or are these categories built on certain assumptions that we ought to put into question? Is the best way forward to compare the emergence of new ways of doing research with pillars that were instituted in very different times, or should we be reassessing some of these understandings? And perhaps this is the impulse for the Australian Universities Accord and ARC Review. That Creative Practice Research came into the university relatively recently, allows it to be a good kind of ‘disruptor’ in relation to some much larger questions around ‘knowledge’ and ‘research’.


Calling for contributions to an edited book exploring the impacts of artistic research and practice-based research PhDs upon creative practice. This book will be edited by Brad Haylock, Jessica Wilkinson, and Charles Anderson of RMIT University, and published by Valiz. Final contributions Timeline Fees Read more @ Research-in-practice…

Submissions due 30 November 2023 Editors Behzad Khosravi Noori and Magnus Bärtås. Nordic Journal for Artistic Research is inviting contributions to Issue 12: Contemporary Ar(t)chaeology: A dead-alive of Artistic Re-search and History Read more @ VIS…

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by Clive Barstow and Paul Uhlmann It is with great sadness that our lifelong colleague and mentor in the arts, Professor Ted Snell passed away on the 26th of September 2023 at the young age of 74. Ted was highly regarded both nationally and internationally for advancing the status of

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Submissions close Sunday 14 January 2024 HDR + ECR Special Issue of NiTRO Creative Matters HOW LIFE GETS IN We have been told that when you’re doing a PhD, ‘everything’ is the PhD…  But is it? We’re interested in what happens when the academy and life collide. How does your