NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Art & Design

In 2015, The Australian National University’s School of Art and Design’s Environment Studio launched a unique field-based program, The Balawan Elective, honourably named with guidance and permissions of the First Nations community on Yuin Country, after their culturally significant mountain Balawan … Seven years on, much has come from

As Universities scramble to consider new economic models, we are entering into a deeply unstable transition between “what we did to survive during COVID”, and the “new normal”. During this period, changes that were rolled out during a global emergency, are becoming fate accompli. Unfortunately these decisions are occurring

As I write this article the UK is moving out of a national lockdown – again. This time, however, the Government roadmap that was announced is the attempt to return the country to some form of normality.

In March 2020 an announcement was broadcast that we should all stay at home and only venture out for the most essential activities. While this had been anticipated, it still came as something of a shock and heralded the start of a period in all of our lives that

The most outstanding recollection of the ANU School of Art & Design (SOA&D) in 2020 was the increasing and incredible capacity of my colleagues to develop new ways to teach and make, adapting quickly to offer students truly imaginative learning experiences.

The Journal of Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education (ADCHE) is a well-established international journal which welcomes articles relating to learning and teaching in higher education creative arts disciplines. The journal was founded over 10 years ago and was one of the first to offer opportunities to publish and

Image courtesy UNSW A&D Opening to the public on Tuesday 27th from 5pm, UNSW Art & Design’s ANNUAL Graduate Exhibition is Australia’s largest and most diverse showcase of graduate contemporary art, design and creative media work. The A&D ANNUAL 18 features an unmatched array of exciting new work from participating

Thinking about tertiary creative arts in 2018, it is worth reflecting on the 2017 ACUADS Conference at the ANU School of Art and Design, which probed the theme ‘Value’. At a time when Australian tertiary art and design schools are facing increasing economic and political challenges, this was a vital

A recent article by Gina Fairley in ArtsHub raised a question that may be on the minds of many in art schools: ‘Is glass – and by extension other art forms . . . sustainable enough as professions to be offered at universities?’ With the much discussed closure of SCA’s