Associate Professor Barbara Bolt
Associate Professor Barbara Bolt is Associate Dean (Academic) at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. She is a practising artist and art theorist, and her publications include Art beyond Representation: The Performative Power of the Image (2004) and Heidegger Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts (2011), among many others. Her artistic practice, which spans twenty-five years, investigates the material possibilities of painting and involves an intense dialogue with theory. Several publications have emerged from this dialogue, including essays, such as “Im/pulsive practices: Painting and the Logic of Sensation” (1997), “Shedding Light for the Matter” (2000), “Rhythm and the Performative Power of the Index: Lessons from Kathleen Petyarre’s paintings” (2006), and the DVD Neon Blue (2009). She is currently on the executive of the international Society for Artistic Research, which produces the Journal of Artistic Research.
Professor Lesley Duxbury
Professor Lesley Duxbury is Deputy Head (Research and Innovation) at the School of Art at RMIT University, Melbourne. She is the author of a number of articles about art as research, and has co-edited Thinking through Practice: Art as Research in the Academy (2007) and Supervising Practices for Postgraduate Research in Art, Architecture and Design (forthcoming). A practising artist, Lesley uses print media to make work that addresses the atmosphere and its phenomena. Over the past twenty-five years, Lesley’s work has been exhibited in Australia and internationally, with solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney and more than fifty group exhibitions in Australia, Korea, Austria, and Hong Kong. In 1996, she was the recipient of an Australia Council studio residency in Paris, and, in 2011, received an Australia Council Visual Arts Board New Work Grant. In 1995, she completed a large public art commission for Edith Cowan University, Perth. Her work is held in all major public collections in Australia.
Professor Sally J. Morgan
Sally J. Morgan is Director of Doctoral Research, and a Professor of Fine Arts in the College of Creative Arts, Massey University, New Zealand. She has widely published in scholarly journals and academic collections. Her artworks have been exhibited in France, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Japan, Ireland, UK, USA, and New Zealand. She has recently participated in international festivals at London’s ICA, Belluard/Bollwerk in Fribourg Switzerland, and at the Performance Arcade, New Zealand. Her artwork is held in a number of collections. Recent performances/installations have been as part of Deep Anatomy in the Bahamas and in galleries and venues in New York, England and Auckland. In collaboration with the novelist, Jess Richards, as Morgan and Richards, she presented work at the Mart Gallery, Dublin, in 2015. In 2016, she will perform at the Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, as part of the IN>Time Triennial.
Professor Anne Noble
Professor Anne Noble is Research Director for the College of Creative Arts, Massey University School of Fine Arts, Wellington, New Zealand, where she is also Professor of Fine Art (Photography). One of New Zealand’s most highly regarded contemporary photographers, Anne was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to photography in New Zealand in 2003. In 2008 she was awarded a fellowship from the US National Science Foundation to complete a major project in Antarctica. Ice Blink, the first of three books investigating the Antarctic imaginary was published by Clouds in 2011. Two further volumes, At the End of the Earth and Whiteout, are forthcoming. In 2010, Anne’s prolific photographic career was recognised with a New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate award. She is a member of the Creative and Performing Arts peer-review panel for the 2012 Performance Based Research Fund research assessment exercise.
Dr George Petelin
Dr George Petelin is Convenor of Higher Degrees by Research at the Queensland College of Art (QCA), Griffith University, Brisbane. He is a practising artist, curator, and arts writer. In 1988, he co-curated the first exhibition of contemporary Australian art to travel to China, and, in 1992, curated Transgenerations at the Queensland Art Gallery. George was instrumental in establishing the Bachelor of Visual Art in Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art at QCA, the first university degree program in contemporary Indigenous art designed for Indigenous students. In 2002, he prepared a Research Training Benchmarking Report for the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools. George has worked as an art critic for the Australian, and has been secretary and president of the Association des Critiques d’Art (Australian Section). He exhibits as a digital photographer and conducts research in critical theory.
Professor Colin Rhodes
Professor Colin Rhodes is Dean of Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. A writer and artist, he has published and lectured widely on twentieth-century art, especially in the areas of expressionism and primitivism, and books include Primitivism and Modern Art (1994) and Outsider Art: Spontaneous Alternatives (2000). He also wrote substantial parts of the Dutch Open University Modern Art course (1998). In 2009, Colin founded the Self-Taught and Outsider Art Research and Collection (STOARC) at the University of Sydney.
Dr Ann Schilo
Dr Ann Schilo is Senior Lecturer in the School of Design and Art, Curtin University, Perth. Her research investigates a number of key themes in contemporary art theory and practice, with a particular interest in the areas of women’s artistic practices, feminist art theory, the visualisation of place, and folk material culture. With a focus on Western Australian visual arts, she has published widely, with essays such as “Art in Working Life” in FOREIGNERS: Secret Artefacts of Industrialism, ed. Jennifer Harris (Perth: Black Swan Press, 2009), and “On Dress and Adornment” in Beyond Garment, ed. Anne Farren (Perth: Western Australian Museum, 2010), as well as numerous collaboratively written articles. Her most recent curatorial project, Insight, was an exhibition of women’s art held in the Albany City Art Collection (2012). Ann is an experienced supervisor of postgraduate research and is recognised for her work in the field of creative production theses.
Professor Ross Woodrow
Professor Ross Woodrow is Deputy Director (Research) at QCA, Griffith University, Brisbane. His educational background in studio art and art history has shaped his hybrid profile as a practitioner and theorist. He has been engaged with the debates around studio research since practice-based doctorates were introduced in Australian universities during the mid-1990s, and he is among the most experienced supervisors of studio-based doctoral projects in Australia. His most recent solo exhibition was held at the Thomas Hunter Project Space, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, in 2011, and major recent curatorial projects include William Dobell: Hard Drawing, at the Newcastle Region Art Gallery (2007), and Australia Felix at the Crane Arts Centre, Philadelphia (2011). His particular archival research interest in physiognomy and graphic representation has resulted in a number of conference papers and other publications.