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National Art School independence confirmed after fending off Western Sydney Uni takeover bid

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald reports that the National Art School has fought off a ‘secret bid’ by Western Sydney University ‘… to take over the National Art School’s heritage site and management in order to broaden its course offerings in the fine arts and develop a beachhead in the inner-city’.

NAS has been subject to uncertainty over the past couple of years with concerns about continuation of its location and mergers with Sydney College of the Arts and UNSW being mooted in 2016. The NSW Arts Minister, Don Harwin, has finally laid this speculation to rest by confirming that “an independent NAS continues to be the best way forward” and announcing a call for directors for the NAS Board to “to work alongside the government to achieve the school’s ambitions and secure its long-term future through the development and implementation of commercial, academic and philanthropic strategies”.

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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 the visual arts in our […]

Submissions due 15th November 2024 The DDCA 2023 Annual Conference has taken as our theme for this year: Thriving Futures – with additional panels formed around the topic of Leadership. These are two priority areas for universities and arts sectors in general, and we wanted to participate in this conversation by focussing on what these […]

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 practice change, inform, and permeate […]