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Future Frameworks: Towards A Strategic Plan For The Visual Arts And Museum Sector In Nsw, Jennie A. Lawson, Amanda Reynolds Jan 2012

Future Frameworks: Towards A Strategic Plan For The Visual Arts And Museum Sector In Nsw, Jennie A. Lawson, Amanda Reynolds

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The 2009 review of Museums and Galleries NSW (M&G NSW) recommended the development of a strategic plan for the visual arts & museum sector. One of the key recommendations of this review noted that with the growth of the sector over the previous ten years and a more strategic approach being adopted by Arts NSW, changes in the sector environment, as well as the substantially increased engagement of local government, it would be appropriate to undertake work in the development of the sector.

Implementing this key recommendation, Arts NSW commissioned Professor Amanda Lawson to undertake strategic research, a needs analysis ...


Heightened Potentials: Assisting Students To Work Independently And Collaboratively In The Creative And Performing Arts Disciplines, Lotte Latukefu, Marcus O'Donnell, Grant N. Ellmers Jan 2012

Heightened Potentials: Assisting Students To Work Independently And Collaboratively In The Creative And Performing Arts Disciplines, Lotte Latukefu, Marcus O'Donnell, Grant N. Ellmers

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Australian universities are currently engaged in a number of important intersecting curriculum review and quality assurance process. These include development of university-based Graduate Qualities and development of national, discipline-based Standards. It is increasingly apparent that identifying, clarifying, measuring and promoting these markers of quality will play a vital role in the evolution of rigorous curriculum standards in the next few years. The aims of the current research project are to identify how learning and assessment are organised in music, theatre, graphic design and journalism programs in a Faculty of Creative Arts to assist students to work independently and collaboratively in ...


Rain Water: Wild Geese Heard North, Jo Law Jan 2012

Rain Water: Wild Geese Heard North, Jo Law

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In this pentad, the meteorological reckoning of season marked its first day of spring. And we have come to the last entry of the Illustrated Almanac. Since we embarked on this journey in September, 2011, we have completed 1 revolution around the sun covering some 940 million kilometres. The sun is once again at 150º on our imaginary ecliptic; it climbs higher every day and will do so until June 21st, 2013. In the meantime, the day continues to lengthen. In just a little more than a month, on October 7th, 2012, daylight saving will begin in New South Wales ...


"Start Of Spring: Fish Swim Upstream And Break The Ice", Jo Law Jan 2012

"Start Of Spring: Fish Swim Upstream And Break The Ice", Jo Law

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On a cheerfully sunny morning, Hollis and I visited the Botanical Gardens in Wollongong. Upon entry we were greeted by two roosters and a hen, free-ranging on the grass. As Hollis tried to make friends with the birds, I was drawn to inspect the impressive vegetable patch nearby. Bordered by bright marigolds and flanked by colourful rainbow chards and silverbeets, the extensive bed was offering full and round purple and white cabbages; in between fresh pale green broad beans were well on their way to offer up some pods.


"Rain Water: River Otters Sacrifice Fish", Jo Law Jan 2012

"Rain Water: River Otters Sacrifice Fish", Jo Law

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This pentad began with a very warm spring day. Bellambi (AWS) recorded a maximum of 26.7ºC on Thursday August 23rd. Where we were in Sydney, the highest temperature reached 30ºC. In the city, many people wore their summer ensemble perfectly at ease in the hot sun; leaving some of us, who caught off-guard by the sudden shift in weather, wandering with our woollens tied around our waists or stuffed in our bags like visitors from a cold country. Like a Proustian madeleine, the warm air jolts the body’s memories, and, for a brief moment, I was immersed in ...


"Start Of Spring: Dormant Creatures Twitch", Jo Law Jan 2012

"Start Of Spring: Dormant Creatures Twitch", Jo Law

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One may interpret seasonal changes through a number of avenues: temperature fluctuations, hours of sunlight, precipitation and other weather events. Behaviour of living things contribute to the experience of spring. As budding new shoots make their appearance through the soil or on bare branches, those higher on the food web may sense that the time of plenty is drawing near. 'Dormant creatures twitch'; some may come to the conclusion that it is a good time to breed. Thus, for many species, the reproduction cycle begins.


"Start Of Spring: East Wind Melts Ice", Jo Law Jan 2012

"Start Of Spring: East Wind Melts Ice", Jo Law

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Yes, it is spring, according to the Chinese Almanac. The almanac uses astronomical calculations to reckon the seasons, where four positions of the sun on the ecliptic serve as reference points. These quarter points, as they are known, are the solstices and equinoxes. On the solstices, the sun observed from Earth to be directly overhead at the tropics (of Capricorn 23° 26′ 16″S or Cancer 23° 26′ 16″N). At these points, the sun ‘stands still’, it will go no further but instead ‘reverses’ direction. Allowing for a delay in the heating and cooling of earth’s air temperature ...


"Major Cold: Streams And Marshes Frozen Solid", Jo Law Jan 2012

"Major Cold: Streams And Marshes Frozen Solid", Jo Law

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Beautiful sunny days continued into this pentad with the highest maximum reaching 20.8ºC on Sunday August 5th. The highest overnight minimum was 11.5ºC. No rainfall was recorded during this period and humidity remained low (between 30% and 62%). Far from ‘streams and marshes frozen solid’, feelings of cold melted away when one basked in the warm sum. My birthday is amongst these last days of winter.


"Major Cold: Vulture Flies Stern And Swift", Jo Law Jan 2012

"Major Cold: Vulture Flies Stern And Swift", Jo Law

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In this second pentad of ‘Major Cold’, the sun was warm but the air felt chill. The daytime maximums returned to mid-teens after having reached higher temperatures in previous days. Correspondingly, night time minimums sank to below 10ºC. On a sunny day, we surveyed the beach after a storm and saw that the ocean brought to shore mostly sponges and cuttlefish. Our effort to regain normality after a prolonged period of sickness was once again foiled by another bout of illness. I, too, now long for the end of winter.


"Major Cold: Pheasant Hens Brood", Jo Law Jan 2012

"Major Cold: Pheasant Hens Brood", Jo Law

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As the sun moves to 120º on the ecliptic, we enter the last solar term of winter. This first pentad of ‘Major Cold’ began with aptly wintry conditions with the daytime maximums reaching the mid-teens and overnight minimums hovering just above 10ºC. Persistent light rains were followed by a glorious warm sunny Wednesday. It was succeeded by a moody overcast day that ended with a thunder storm. The pentad closed with another beautiful winter’s day.


Media Art: Mediality And Art Generally, Brogan S. Bunt Jan 2012

Media Art: Mediality And Art Generally, Brogan S. Bunt

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The wide ranging, trans-disciplinary interest in technological media suggests the possibility of a new discipline concerned with the history, implications and practice of mediation. Within this context, the field of media art gains a new sense of coherence and identity. Given the lingering tension between media art and mainstream contemporary art, this may lead the latter to assert its disciplinary autonomy. This paper argues against such a move. Media art is better positioned as an integral strand within contemporary art and, more particularly, as a key space of creative enquiry and practice within a generally conceived contemporary art education.


Oral History And The Radio Documentary/Feature: Introducing The 'Cohrd' Form, Siobhan A. Mchugh Jan 2012

Oral History And The Radio Documentary/Feature: Introducing The 'Cohrd' Form, Siobhan A. Mchugh

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

In an era when audio is increasingly associated with three-minute digital storytelling, the use of crafted oral history in long-form radio narratives deserves to be recognized as a specific genre: the ‘COHRD’ (Crafted Oral History Radio Documentary), a blend of oral history, art and radio journalism. The author, a long-term practitioner of both disciplines, compares the theory and practice of oral history interviewing and the narrative concerns of the radio documentary/feature producer. The article considers how oral history may be enhanced by imaginative treatment and careful crafting, to yield a hybrid COHRD form. This combines the creative scope of ...


Women In Theatre, Elaine Lally, Sarah Miller Jan 2012

Women In Theatre, Elaine Lally, Sarah Miller

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

This report was commissioned in July 2011 by the Australia Council for the Arts commissioned to bring the research on the issue of women in creative leadership in Australia up to the present day, and provide a basis for the sector to discuss these issues and to reach agreement on some strategies to address the situation. It gathers together quantitative and qualitative information on the continuing gender disparities, and attempts to identify structural barriers and potential levers for addressing entrenched inequalities.


All Stand For A Musical Match Made In Heaven, David C. Vance Jan 2012

All Stand For A Musical Match Made In Heaven, David C. Vance

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

A review of the performance of renowned American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham partnered with the accompanist Malcolm Martineau on piano at the Opera House Studio, May 1, 2012.


Voices Carry As Conductor And Choir Shine In Mozart, David C. Vance Jan 2012

Voices Carry As Conductor And Choir Shine In Mozart, David C. Vance

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

A review of David Zinman conducting the Sydney Symphony at the Sydney Opera House, May 2, 2012, playing Mozart's Requiem.


Aural Delight From Start To Finish, David C. Vance Jan 2012

Aural Delight From Start To Finish, David C. Vance

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

A review of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra City Recital Hall, May 1, 2012


Artefacts Of Authenticity, Garry C. Jones Jan 2012

Artefacts Of Authenticity, Garry C. Jones

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

I recently made a visit to the Australian Museum in Sydney to study their archive of Aboriginal artefacts from western New South Wales, particularly boomerangs, clubs and shields. I say 'artefacts' because in this context this is how these objects were framed, not as art but as ethnographic objects. While I wanted to understand this archive better in terms of my own cultural heritage, my hope was to locate an object that might inspire my own seemingly flagging art practice. Moving slowly and thoughtfully from shelf to shelf, mindful of the museum attendant patiently supervising my visit, I was on ...


A Scarred Colonial Psyche, Catherine Mckinnon Jan 2012

A Scarred Colonial Psyche, Catherine Mckinnon

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Anne-Louise Rentell’s production of Marcel Dorney’s new play, Charcoal Creek, imagines a past shimmering with brutality. Set in Charcoal Creek, NSW (now Unanderra), in the late 1870s, the land is lush but devastation – the murdering of Aboriginal people – has scarred the environment and the psyche of the colonials. The narrative doesn’t deal head-on with black and white Australia but instead recreates the kindling of fear and prejudice; the burnt landscape of the mind.


The Affective Power Of Sound: Oral History On Radio, Siobhan A. Mchugh Jan 2012

The Affective Power Of Sound: Oral History On Radio, Siobhan A. Mchugh

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Using illustrative audio clips, this article offers insights into the historical symbiosis between oral history and radio and the relationship between orality, aurality, and affect that makes radio such a powerful medium for the spoken word. It does so through a discussion of the concept of affect as it applies to oral history on radio and through a description and analysis of crafting oral history for the radio documentary form. This article features audio excerpts from radio documentaries produced by the author. Listening to the audio portions of this article requires a means of accessing the audio excerpts through hyperlinks ...


'Is A True Story Always True?' : An Approach To Fictionalizing Matthew Flinders' Narrative Of Tom Thumb's Cruize To Canoe Rivulet, Catherine Mckinnon Jan 2012

'Is A True Story Always True?' : An Approach To Fictionalizing Matthew Flinders' Narrative Of Tom Thumb's Cruize To Canoe Rivulet, Catherine Mckinnon

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

First-person narrations of historical events are powerful. Yet readers, gripped by the story, often neglect to question the narrative form. What strategies guided their progression through the story? Were those strategies employed to shape their judgments about the people and events portrayed? One of the tales in the creative component of my recently completed practice-led PhD was based on Matthew Flinders’ Narrative of Tom Thumb’s cruize to Canoe Rivulet (Flinders 1985): a first-person account of the exploration trip Flinders, George Bass, and Bass’s servant, William Martin, took along the south coast of New South Wales. I was writing ...


Soft And Slow, Jacky Redgate Jan 2012

Soft And Slow, Jacky Redgate

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Curated works from the Monash University Collection to accompany Vision in Motion. Dissonant Vision presents works by a number of artists from Jubelin’s formative Sydney milieu, including Ian Burn, Rosemary Laing, Tracey Moffat, Jacky Redgate and others.

Dissonant Visions presents works from the Monash University Collection that critically examine visual modes of representation, and explore the relationship between the visual arts, politics and text.


Writing White, Writing Black, And Events At Canoe Rivulet, Catherine Mckinnon Jan 2012

Writing White, Writing Black, And Events At Canoe Rivulet, Catherine Mckinnon

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

How a community imagines the past contributes to the shaping of its present culture; influences that community's vision for the future. Yet much about the past can be difficult to access, as it can be lost or hidden. Therefore, when retelling first contact stories, especially when the documentary information is limited to a colonial perspective, how might a writer approach fictionalizing historical Indigenous figures? 'Will Martin' (2011), a tale written as part of my practice-led PhD, is a fictional retelling of the eighteenth century sailing trip, taken along the New South Wales coast, by explorers Matthew Flinders, George Bass ...


Attending To Anthony Mccall's Long Film For Ambient Light, Lucas M. Ihlein Jan 2012

Attending To Anthony Mccall's Long Film For Ambient Light, Lucas M. Ihlein

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

In March 2007, The Teaching and Learning Cinema, an artist group from Sydney, Australia, coordinated by Louise Curham and myself, recreated the conditions for a contemporary experience of Anthony McCall's Long Film for Ambient Light (1975). Long Film for Ambient Light is a work of Expanded Cinema, comprising the bare minimum elements required for "film": light, time, a screen, and an audience. Here I discuss some aspects of this recreation, with particular focus on the compilation of an "experiential document" as a way of understanding how the work affected individuals who encountered it.


The Almanac Projects: Seasons Experienced Through The Material World, Jo Law Jan 2012

The Almanac Projects: Seasons Experienced Through The Material World, Jo Law

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

At the Australian Bureau of Meteorology weather statistics “are only calculated where it makes sense to do so” (BOM). This “sense” is directly related to human affairs and activities such as agriculture, fishery and recreation. This paper asks: are there other elements we can incorporate into the ways we think about weather, climates and seasons? What other possibilities exist if we consider weather and seasons that include non-human perspectives? What are the implications of these ways of thinking? In what follows, I draw upon Jane Bennett’s “vital materialism” to consider weather, climates and seasons as human and non-human assemblages ...


Accident And Process, Derek J. Kreckler Jan 2012

Accident And Process, Derek J. Kreckler

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

I recently read that ancient Greek and Roman theatres invoked certain gods and goddesses in their application and appreciation of life and art. The goddess of fate - of luck - of chance – was known asTyche in Greece and Fortuna in Rome. As the ancient folk believed in, and understood the involvement of chance to be an everyday occurrence, they found it useful to place statutes of the appropriate gods in entertainment venues, sometimes even within the seating as spectators. As chance-based processes guide so much art today, it interests me that unlike antiquity, contemporary statues are not erected in theatres ...


Appropriated Circumstances, Derek J. Kreckler Jan 2012

Appropriated Circumstances, Derek J. Kreckler

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Two billboards by artist Derek Kreckler seek to do just that. These temporary billboard works began with the word 'appropriation', referencing the appropriation of Indigenous land, images, and culture by the first European settlement in 1788 and the broader appropriations in the world of the art.

Roy takes a break after showing Kelton the best fishing spots (detail) with Roy Kennedy and Kelton Pell sitting at APN billboard site, Waterfall, NSW; Appropriated Circumstances, 2012


Archive Fever In A Typingspace: Physicality, Digital Storage, And The Online Presence Of Derek Motion, Sally Evans Jan 2011

Archive Fever In A Typingspace: Physicality, Digital Storage, And The Online Presence Of Derek Motion, Sally Evans

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This paper analyses the divergences between Derrida's notion of the archive and hypermedia theory as it emerges in the late twentieth century through the writings of George P. Landow. The online presence of Australian poet Derek Motion is examined in order to demonstrate the distinction between the physicalised archive and the virtual electronic space of hypertexts, and to explicate some of the issues of legitimacy that exist around electronic texts.


The Art And Craft Of Radio Documentary: Some Australian Accents., Siobhan A. Mchugh Jan 2011

The Art And Craft Of Radio Documentary: Some Australian Accents., Siobhan A. Mchugh

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

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Physical Cinema: Practitioners And Recent Practice, Michael G. Leggett Jan 2011

Physical Cinema: Practitioners And Recent Practice, Michael G. Leggett

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Physical theatre, Live Art and Cinema have through performer and filmmaker established a vigorous practice in recent years, challenging the confines of more traditional art forms. Practitioners have come together with audiences to create between them a physical cinema converging as a series of spatial modes.This paper will outline some recent developments in this interdisciplinary field.


Radical Uncertainty: Judith Butler And A Theory Of Character, Shady E. Cosgrove Jan 2011

Radical Uncertainty: Judith Butler And A Theory Of Character, Shady E. Cosgrove

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper will develop a theory of character based on Judith Butler's ideas of subjectivity and gender construction. It will summarise Butler's position and explore the practicalities of reading realist characters as performative repetitions. Then, it will discuss Butler's notion of agency and the subversive repetition, and how realist characters can demonstrate the radical uncertainty inherent in Butler's notion of agency s specifically when texts are rewritten in such a way that characters `question' their `original' depictions. The example of interest here will be Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea in relation to Charlotte Bronte's ...