NiTRO + Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 2, 2023 – Showcasing + Reporting Creative Practice Research Outputs

Edited by Smiljana Glisovic 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

by Zeynep Akcay A woman dances in the dark to transform her body into light and colour. Kam, meaning ‘Shaman’ in old Turkish, is a long-exposure pixilation / 2D animation film expressing the primal, potent energy of the female body. This animated film made in response to the repressive discourses

by Mark Sholtez Twilight on the Trail is a collection of iconic cowboy songs from the golden era of American popular music.  This collaborative work from Jen Mize and Mark Sholtez takes a fresh look at the music of the great cowboy crooners (Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Sons

by David Usher This exhibition titled Landscape: Notions of the Spook represents the body of work that makes up half of David Usher’s practice led Doctorate titled Notions of the Spook: Recollections and Nostalgia through personal artist experiences of the contemporary landscape. While this exhibition is unable to depict three

by Melissa Howe The Still and Moving Street was an exhibition of work comprising ‘The Crossing’ and ‘Gestural Street Portraits,’ first presented together in 2020. ‘The Crossing’ features a series of unstaged photographic portraits taken of anonymous individuals using a pedestrian crossing in an inner city suburb in Sydney. Over

by Dr Ellie Coleman and Dr Linda Clark Becoming was an exhibition that was the culmination of practice-led research by Dr Linda Clark and Dr Ellie Coleman. Both artists developed sculpture and installation works for an initial exhibition titled Rise, which was held at the University of Southern Queensland Art

by Agnieszka Golda and Jo Law with science collaborators Helen McGregor and Sepidar Sayyar Spinning World (世界を紡ぐ) is a multi-sensory project incorporating textiles, electronics and graphene. MAAS Research Fellows Agnieszka Golda and Jo Law investigated historical Japanese textiles from the Museum’s collection and have created a new artwork that explores

by Dr Ari Chand & Dr Andrew Howells – Exhibition Curators Exhibition contributors: Alan Male, Andrew Howells, Andrew Selby, Andy R Davies, Ari Chand, David Blaiklock, Elizabeth Delumba, Ellen Weinstein, Gill Sampson, Iliana Oakes, Jake Abrams, Jo Berry, Jo Mignone, Linda Knight, Lious Netter, Mario Minichiello, Mary E Begin, Melanie

by Dr Jan Brüggemeier, Dr Leanne Morrison and Dr Tom Bristow Salmon Tales examines multiple discourses about salmon farming in Tasmania. Through the lens of Mikhail Bakhtin’s literary theory of polyphony, the voices of multiple stakeholders including community members, corporations, and journalists tell their own version of a series of

by Dr Aaron Burton and Madeline Goddard Mangrove forests around the world are under threat. These often misunderstood ecosystems provide many benefits to the community such as carbon storage, storm protection, and wildlife habitat. The film follows Darwin fisherman Hiroaki Nakamura through the mangroves as he attempts to catch his