NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Students

Queensland University of Technology invites applications for a new indigenous scholarship named in recognition of the achievements of Wesley Enoch AM and those of the Enoch family in arts and cultural leadership. The scholarship represents a total of $40,000 per annum for two years and is open to applicants of

ArtsHub has produced a useful guide to prospective students in the process of selecting their tertiary study program and institution. Based on responses from educators and industry professionals to the question: “What is the one key piece of advice you would offer secondary school students to help them in making

As arts educators in a university context we are being asked to be curators and to effectively encourage the practice of curation within our students. Students today have access to unlimited amounts of online information and tutorials. But what they do not normally have access to is a strong curatorial

Charles Sturt University Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design student, Tayla Martin, is one of only two Australians to be shortlisted for The Sony World Photography Awards. Tayla’s portrait, which captures her mother’s emotional journey to cancer remission, was selected from 227,000 images from 183 countries to represent ‘the finest

By Dr Amanda Stuart — The Bundian Way is an ancient shared route used by Aboriginal people for thousands of years, connecting the highest parts of the continent in the Australian Alps with the far south coast of New South Wales at Twofold Bay, Eden. The path is steeped in
By Dr Tom Young — While often Screen Production students aspire to work in the film and television industry; community and corporate video production provides an opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge. Many recognised filmmakers, including Flinders University alumni Scott Hicks, worked their way up through government, corporate and
By Eileen Siddins and Ryan Daniel — As Bourdieu describes in his text ‘Firing Back’, the modern world has moved into a work situation dominated by employment precariousness, constant insecurity and downsizing to increase profits and therefore shareholder return. While artists have in general faced employment stresses for centuries, the impact
By Associate Professor Vanessa Tomlinson — The second Australia Percussion Gathering, directed by Associate Professor Vanessa Tomlinson alongside advisors Tom O'Kelly, Dr. Louise Devenish and Francois Combemorel was held at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University in July 2016. Sitting somewhere between a music festival, a conference and a music camp, the