NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Thanks Travis and Hello Tom! NiTRO welcomes new Web Officer

New DDCA Web Officer Tom Barton.

New DDCA Web Officer Tom Barton.

This will be the last edition of NiTRO for Travis Cox who has been our fabulous web officer since January 2017. Over the past few editions Travis has been combining his work on NiTRO with a position at the Virtual/Augmented Reality company FGMNT, and from the end of this year will step down from his DDCA duties to focus fully on his FGMNT job. During his time at NiTRO Travis has overseen a number of technical changes to both the DDCA and NiTRO web sites which have vastly improved our public face. Our thanks and best wishes go with you Travis to your new role.

From 2018, we welcome Tom Barton to the NiTRO and DDCA Web Officer hot seat. Tom has worked in editing and digital marketing across the arts, tertiary and medical sectors. He is a freelance marketer for high-profile jazz and contemporary musicians, has edited and written for a subscription-based medical publication, he’s worked across both the web and marketing teams at La Trobe University, and he did a stint in working in Yangon as the daily arts editor of the Myanmar Times newspaper.

Tom studied a Bachelor of Music Performance – Improvisation (voice) at the VCA, followed by Honours research reflecting on the current state of tertiary vocal improvisation pedagogy. 

Tom’s music involves using the voice as a vehicle for both lyrics and wordless singing, using extended vocal techniques, improvisation and live-looping with electronics. He’s currently working on a suite of new music for a performance on February 9 hosted by the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Other recent news

Other related news

March 26, 202411:00 AM – 12:00 PM Online and Foundations Lab (Brooklyn Campus, Main Building, room 401) “Ani Liu is an internationally exhibiting research-based artist working at the intersection of art & science. Ani’s work examines gender politics, labor, reproduction, simulation and sexuality. Integrating emerging technologies with cultural reflection and social change, Ani’s most recent […]

“Nine ways to reflect on how art can contribute to sustainability transformations” Dr. Joost Vervoort “The 9 Dimensions tool creates a shared language between creators, funders and researchers. It is designed to recognize and reflect on the multidimensional richness of creative practice and what it can do to create a more sustainable world. To do this, the […]

National University of Singapore (NUS) is recruiting ONE Research Fellow to work on a Social Science and Humanities Research (SSHR) Fellowship project, “Archipelagic Mappings and Performance Routes, Routers, and Networks (1840–1940)” The Research Fellow (Theatre and Performance) will work with the Principal Investigator (PI) to: Qualifications: Applicants should: Read more @ Time Higher Education…

The Kate Challis RAKA Award supports Indigenous creative artists. In 2024, the award supports the best script for film or television screened in the preceding five years. Applications open: 15 Apr 2024 Applications close: 1 Jul 2024 Total value: up to $25,000 Read more @ Uni Melb…

“Australian Research Council (ARC) and Department of Education have released the Terms of Reference and Discussion Paper for the Policy Review of the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP).   The Review is being undertaken jointly by the ARC and the Department of Education. It is supported by a steering group, made up of members with expertise from […]

“The Australian Research Council is to undergo its most significant changes in more than 20 years after a bill amending the governance of its operations and grants was passed by parliament.” – By Jenny Sinclair Read more @ Research Professional…