NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Visual Arts

The veil is a material device that articulates, enhances, and controls space, and an epistemological metaphor for expressing both the revelation of knowledge and the suppression of infection. The veil functions to both reveal and conceal. Given recent upheavals in studio education, it is important that teachers provide students

The research in focus prize is open to all current PhD students, recently submitted PhDs and early career researchers within three years of the award of their PhD in the fields of art history, curatorship and art practice. The aim is to support and reward excellence in research communication about art

As the landscape of higher education continues to shift in response to COVID-19, alternate art schools have become a competitive option for prospective university students. Comparisons between alternate art schools and Australian university degrees may focus on economic and structural differences, yet another key consideration necessitates that education systems

This text is an edited transcript of an interview between Swedish-based academic and artist Maddie Leach and David Cross. It specifically examines differences between the Swedish and Australasian art school models and questions whether the pre-conditions exist in Scandinavia more broadly for alternative education models to flourish at the

The National Emerging Art Prize has opened for applications from emerging artists in painting and ceramics.  The Emerging Painters Prize has a total prize pool of $30,000 (for up to 25 finalists) and includes cash, exhibition opportunity and mentoring. The Emerging Ceramicists Prize has a total prize pool of $7,000 (for

Last summer of 2019-20, at the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic we (once again) witnessed parts of the country go up in flames. Since then many varied viewpoints in regard to climate change, health, economy, politics and identity and so on whirls amongst the interstices of the planet through

The Biennial Footscray Art Prize has opened and invites entries from artists across Australia. It has an expanded prize list for 2021 to include two new sub-categories: $10,000 acquisition prize for local artists that will see the winning work added to Maribyrnong City Council’s Art and Heritage Collection Residency at

The Australian Government is inviting those involved with the Indigenous visual arts sector to contribute to the development of an Indigenous Arts Action Plan. The Consultation Paper and information on how to make a submission is available at:

On campus at the Australian National University the Schools of Art and Design (SOA&D) and Music (SoM) are neighbours, both physically and metaphorically. We see connections with science, medicine, economics, the social sciences and humanities, digital technologies and other disciplines as highly effective models of research and evidence that

Dr Lyndall Adams recently completed a major public art project as part of the Wanneroo Road/Joondalup Drive Interchange Bridge Project, for Main Roads WA. Professor Clive Barstow talked to Lyndall about collaborating with industry from ideas to completion.