NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 13

The Australia Council has announced the eight winners of its prestigious awards that recognise their significant contribution to Australia’s artistic and cultural vibrancy. Congratulations go to: Christian (Bong) Ramilo –  Australia Council Ros Bower Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development Former Artistic Director of the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild,

Invitations for entries for the Prime Minister’s Literary awards are now open. The awards are made in six categories: Fiction, poetry, non-fiction, Australian history (formats include journals, magazines, film, radio and online content), young adult and children’s literature. This year the children’s literature award has been extended to reflect the contribution

Conference dates: 27-29 June 2018 Conference location: Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, CanadaWebsite: The 13th International Conference on the Arts in Society features research addressing the following annual themes: Arts education, art theory and history, new media technology and the arts, and social and political agendas. The special focus

Event date: 4-6 September 2018Event location: Australian National University, Canberra, ACTWebsite: From its development in the colonial period, to its echoes in today’s multimedia spaces, the magic lantern, along with its thousands of photographic and hand-painted slides, has had a pervasive and lasting impact on visual culture. Historians are just discovering its

Event date: 5.30pm, 9 May 2018 Event location: Sir Roland Wilson Building, Australian National University, CanberraWebsite: Mona, the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, is the largest private museum in Australia, with a collection ranging from antiquities through Australian modernism to contemporary international art. Its owner is Tasmanian-born David Walsh,

Event date: 23-30 June, 2018Event location: Durban University of Technology, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaWebsite: The  International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) is one of the world’s most prominent international arts and technology events, bringing together scholarly, artistic, and scientific domains in an interdisciplinary discussion and showcase of creative productions applying new technologies in

Event date: 6 -9 December 2018 Event location: Western Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University, Perth WAWebsite:                  The function of art has been considered a kind of mirroring, wherein art reflects the world (imitation for Aristotle; and a mirror revealing the world’s virtues and flaws for Donatus, Cicero, and Hamlet).

Event date: 6-9 December 2018Event location: Western Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University, Perth WAWebsite: The 17th Symposium on Indigenous Music and Dance will be held in association with the 41st MSA National Conference in Perth in December 2018. The Symposium invites proposals for presentations that explore mystery and power in

Event date: 12.30 – 1.30 pm, 27 April 2018Event location: Building 3, Room 3.251, Mount Lawley Campus, Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA With a focus on CREATEC disciplines, this workshop shares how employABILITY thinking can work in existing classes. Embedding employABILITY thinking means doing things differently rather than doing more: engaging students

We must show a confident and unified approach in defining our unique position in the research context in a way that is both profound and one that mirrors the longer term good of our society.