NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 25

30 October saw perhaps the largest gathering of tertiary creative arts leadership in DDCA’s history, all brought together around the topics of teaching and graduate employability and measurement and assessment in creative arts research.

Following on from its public consultation during 2018, the Commonwealth Government has announced a new National Performing Arts Partnership Framework, which will include up to eight years funding for partnership organisations. According to the media release the framework will provide: ‘a clear approach to prioritising outcomes for the Australian performing arts

Griffith University has appointed Dr Bianca Beetson, currently Program Leader of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art at Queensland College of Art, to be the new Director of the university’s Indigenous Research Unit. Congratulations Bianca!

Date: 4–14 December 2019Location: UNSW Art and Design, Cnr Oxford Street & Greens Rd, Paddington, Sydney The largest national showcase of graduate contemporary art and design, the A&D ANNUAL 19  encompasses installation, animation, visual effects, digital media and film, visual communication and graphic design, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, sound, spatial design,

Congratulations to DDCA President Clive Barstow who was awarded the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) Lifelong Fellowship for his achievement and work in art and design.

Date: 19-20 November 2019Location: William Macmahon Ball Theatre (Rm 107), Old Arts Building, University of MelbourneWebsite: The symposium will present recent research on creative estates, and expand on current studies of the careers of creative individuals and their societal impact under four broad themes: Heritage spaces: artists’ and architects’

Internationally recognised composer Professor Liza Lim has been appointed as the inaugural Sculthorpe Chair of Australian Music at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The Chair was set up by a bequest to Sydney University by the late Peter Sculthorpe AO OBE to promote and advance music in Australia. Professor Lim takes up

Date: 5–15 December 2019Location: Victorian College of the Arts, Dodds Street, Melbourne Grad.Show.2019 presents works from graduating students from Drawing and Printmaking, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture, as well as those graduating from the Honours program, the Master of Contemporary Art, and the Master of Fine Art. The exhibition will take

Springer has released a list of new books that might be of interest to NiTRO readers over the holiday break: Close Encounters of Art and Physics: An Artist’s View by Laura Pesce; Art and Soul: Rudolf Steiner, Interdisciplinary Art and Education edited by Victoria de Rijke; What Art Teaches Us:

Date: 20 November 2019Location: University of Melbourne, Parkville.Website: Celebrating the culmination of the four-week exhibition, Discover the Digital Archive, a panel of academics and industry professionals will discuss the legacy of the newly-launched VCA Film and Television Archive.