Conference: ACUADS 2017

The 2017 Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) conference will be held at the ANU School of Art & Design.

Conference theme: value

Australian university art and design schools are facing increasing economic and political challenges. The visible impact of these pressures on the sector is already evident and has been widely discussed. Inevitably, the careers of younger and emerging academics will unfold in a very different environment to their older and more established colleagues. Against the backdrop of this profound change it is important to establish and declare the continuing value to Australia of art and design, and therefore the continuing value of university education and research in those disciplines. This conference will explore ‘value’ in all of its manifold senses.

The call for papers is now closed. Completed papers to be submitted before 5pm Monday 7 August 2017. For accepted paper guidelines, visit the ACUADS' conference page.

Conference registration

Early bird: $400.00 (until Friday 25 August 2017)
Full registration: $500.00
Day registration: $300.00
Student: $100.00

Postgraduate scholarships TBA.

Conference organising committee

  • Prof Denise Ferris
  • Dr Geoff Hinchcliffe
  • Ruth Waller
  • Dr Martyn Jolly
  • Kit Devine
  • Alex Burchmore


Alex Burchmore:

Contact to be added to the ACUADS’ mailing list.

Image: Kirrily Humphries, Transparent Pigment Glazing Chart (with grisaille) (detail), 2016, oil on oil sketch paper, 36.5 x 76 cm.

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