NiTRO + Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education


By Samantha Donnelly — "Architecture is really about well-being. On the one hand it's about shelter, but it's also about pleasure." Zaha Hadid (Iraqi-British Architect)
By Dr Kath Dooley, Associate Professor Marsha Berry, Margaret McHugh, Professor Craig Batty and Professor James Verdon — In recent years, cultural movements such as #metoo and #OscarsSoWhite have drawn attention to low levels of diversity on screen and behind the camera in the global screen industries.

DDCA Board member Professor Craig Batty will move from the University of Technology, Sydney, to the University of South Australia at the end of the year to take up the role of Dean of Research in the university’s Creative Unit. Professor Batty, who is considered one of Australia’s leading screenwriting researchers,

When Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) internal whistle-blower, Jeff Morris, exposed the actions of ‘Dodgy Don’ – a CBA financial planner who allegedly forged signatures, overcharged fees and created unauthorised investment accounts for his customers without their permission – Morris contributed to setting in motion the 2017 Banking Royal

In the wake of COVID limitations, Art Schools in California are looking to introduce a ‘hybrid’ approach to art instruction for the next semester. University of California, Berkeley and California College of the Arts are considering the practicalities of combining online and lab-based attendance with other schools such as Cal

By Professor Craig Batty and Dr Claire Corbett — How might creative writing help a group of counter terrorism officers go about their job? This might sound provocative, but it was a real outcome of a recent workshop that we ran for the 2020 Sydney Festival.

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

The very phrase “The Dawkins Reforms” evokes an image of Minister John Dawkins adding the flourishing touches to a paper that was, overnight, to disrupt the settled and contented life in Australia’s art and music schools, and send tertiary creative artists trudging in Lowryesque procession to the university