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UNSW new appointments

UNSW Art and Design welcomes a host of new faces in 2019. New tenured appointments include:

  • Associate Professor Alison Gwilt in sustainable Fashion Design. She has previously worked in Australian universities and in the UK

  • Dr Sarah Barns in digital innovation and design who will join UNSW in May from Western Sydney University

  • Dr Livia Lazarro Rezende in design in cultural exchange and economic development who comes to UNSW from the RCA & V&A program

  • Dr Katarzyna (Kasia) Jezowska in  design, cultural history and national identity who has recently completed a PhD at Oxford University.

Professors of Practice to be appointed include:

Suzanne Boccalatte: a designer, writer and director of Boccalatte for over 25 years, a multi-award winning design consultancy recognised as a leader for its collaborations with clients and as a creator of integrated, innovative, and effective design and strategy for compelling cultural content.

Michael Scott Mitchell: theatre designer and formerly at NIDA as Deputy Director/CEO; Director, Undergraduate Studies; and Head of Design. He is currently undertaking production design for Madama Butterfly.

Dr Keir Winesmith, formerly Director of Digital Experience/Head of Web + Digital for SFMOMA, including co-founding SFMOM Lab. Keir creates new experiences with technologies and has produced award-winning projects that blend the digital and the physical.

Liz Hughes, formerly Director of Partnerships and Development at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) joins UNSW as Director of Creative Enterprise. Liz is an experienced senior executive with a record of innovative and commercial leadership in the creative, cultural and higher education sectors.

UNSW Art and Design will also farewell colleagues Phil George and Richard Goodwin who will retire in mid 2019.

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