NiTRO + Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 17

Congratulations to Sydney Conservatorium jazz lecturer Judy Bailey whose outstanding contribution to music in Australia has been acknowledged by the Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award. Presenting the award, Professor Gary McPherson, Ormond Chair and Director, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, said “Judy’s contribution to music is profound, and her career as

Congratualtions to Monash Professor Cat Hope who was one of the 63% of female artists who received a grant from the Australia Council in its recently announced awards. The latest round of over 200 grants awarded includes a significant number of awards made to female artists, particularly within the music

The Australian Government is inviting input into its new Arts and Disability Strategy. The consultation period is open until 3 December 2018. The discussion paper and details on how to contribute to the new strategy is available at: https://www.arts.gov.au/have-your-say/national-arts-and-disability-strategy

Penny Griggs has been announced as the new CEO of Adelaide Central School of Art, Australia’s only private, not-for-profit independent art school. Griggs, formerly CEO at SALA (South Australia Living Artists) Festival, will take over from outgoing CEO Ingrid Kellenbach in November.

Ausdance National welcomes Kathy Baykitch as their new Executive Director. Ms Baykitch, a recent board member of Ausdance, has previously held positions at Shaun Parker & Company, the Royal Academy of Dance, Australia, and was founding Director of FORM Dance Projects, formerly Western Sydney Dance Action. She will commence on

The Victorian Government has announced a new action plan to support First Peoples’ culture, cultural expression and creative practice. The First Peoples Action Plan for the Creative Industries 2018-2020, developed in consultation with Victoria’s first peoples, includes 21 actions to improve equity and cultural recognition. It forms part of the government’s Creative State strategy

Congratulations to UTS indigenous artist and senior researcher Jonathan Jones who has been named as this year’s Sydney Myer Creative Fellow in the field of visual arts. Jones, who is based at the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Edcation and Research, joins seven other creative practitioners to receive creative fellowships this

La Trobe University professor of practice Kathy Quinlan has been announced as the new Director of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia. Currently director of La Trobe Art Institute, Kathy has served as Director of the Bendigo Art Gallery for the past 18 years.

Aboriginal art collector, lawyer and ANU Alumnus Craig Edwards has gifted what is believed to be the most significant single donation of indigenous art to an Australian University. The collection is valued at over $9 million and comprises works by influential indigenous artists including Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa , Yannima Pikarli, Tommy

Event date: Opens 29 November 6-9pm. Exhibition runs from Friday, 30 November-Thursday, 6 December.Event location: Edith Cowan University, 2 Bradford Street, Mt Lawley Campus, Perth, Western Australia.Event website: http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/arts-and-humanities/graduate-shows/artshum-2018 The School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University at Mt Lawley campus in Perth will transform studios to exhibit