Following the DDCA meeting in December last year, we are now happy to confirm our board membership for 2017.
Su Baker (VCA) remains as President for the next 12 months, assisted by Clive Barstow (ECU) as Deputy President. Marie Sierra (UNSW) is our Treasurer, while Kim Vincs, now at Swinburne University of Technology takes the role of Secretary.
Other board members are: Matthew Allen (Deakin); Julian Goddard (RMIT); Kit Wise (Tasmania) and Sarah Miller (Wollongong). Frank Millward (Newcastle) and Bruce Watson (IDEA) are co-opted members.
Travis Cox also joins DDCA as our Web Officer, replacing Max Piantoni who has left to take up the position of Head Of Creative Technologies at FGMNT in Melbourne.
Below we profile just a selection of our fabulous Board members:
Professor Clive Barstow
Clive Barstow is Dean of Arts & Humanities at Edith Cowan University, Honorary Professor of Art at the University of Shanghai for Science & Technology China and global faculty member of Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey USA. Prior to moving to Australia, Clive taught at Middlesex University in London and the Kent Institute of Art and Design.
Clive is a practicing artist and writer. His exhibition profile includes thirty years of international exhibitions, artist residencies and publications in Europe, America, Asia and Australia. His work is held in a number of collections, including the Musse National d’Art Modern Pompidou Centre Paris and the British Council USA. Clive is also Director of the Open Bite Australia Print Workshop, which encourages the development of printmaking within a number of local indigenous communities.
His recent exhibitions include “Giving Yesterday A Tomorrow” at the Hu Jiang Gallery Shanghai China, “Cultural Pruning” at the Meou Art Gallery Shanghai and recent publications include “Encountering the Third Space: a study of identity and hybridity through trans cultural artistic practice in Australia and China” Oxford University UK. In 2005 Clive was awarded the distinguished teaching award by the Australian Council for University Art & Design Schools for his contribution to art and design education in Australia
Professor Marie Sierra
Professor Marie Sierra is the Deputy Dean and Head of School for UNSW Art & Design. She has held numerous solo and group exhibitions within Australia and overseas, published on contemporary art, and has had five Australia Council Grants, two ARC LIEFs and an OLT.
Based in Melbourne for 24 years, she built an art practice focused on nature as a social construct. While there she worked in senior roles at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, and RMIT University. Prior to joining UNSW she was Professor and Head, Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania.
Professor Kit Wise
Professor Kit Wise is Director and Head of School for the Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania and an Adjunct Professor at Monash University. His research focuses on approaches to and outcomes from interdisciplinary education and research. He is also an art writer, curator and practising artist, represented by Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne.
Professor Matthew Allen
Matthew Allen is currently head of the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University, and Professor of Internet Studies. His research mainly considers the profound transformations wrought on culture and society by network technologies. Matthew’s dancing is excessively 80s, his drawing childish, and his film making amateurish. But he did once audition for BMX Bandits ( now that would have been a sliding doors moment!). He hopes to make a modest contribution to the creative arts through his knowledge of bureaucratic machination.
Professor Frank Millward
An accomplished composer, multimedia artist, teacher and academic, Frank Millward makes connections between ways of seeing and hearing sound. His audiovisual approach includes traditional and contemporary ideas involving the creation of sound worlds where spectrographic imaging is used to develop a distinctive isomorphic sonic and performance language. His research has led to innovative works such as the DVD Uneasy Dreams, where abstract three-dimensional spectrographic moving images are presented as both score and representation of musical content in interactive performance. Currently he is completing commissions, including Brian & Banksy for presentation at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival with the Delta Saxophone Quartet. He is Professor of Music at the University of Newcastle.