Presentation, Q&A and Workshop with Estelle Barrett

Mel Douglas, 'Surface Tension: Studio Glass and the Drawn Line,' 2019. Higher Degree Research Season Two 28 August - 5 September 2019.

1:30pm - 3:40pm Workshop with Professor Estelle Barrett | Register online


1:30pm – 2:30pm
How Does the Work of Art Operate as The Production of Knowledge?

The presentation will include a review of the evolution of practice as research (PAR) and consider ongoing challenges faced by researchers in the field. In the second part of the paper an analytical framework will be introduced in order to articulate how the work of art can operate aesthetically, technically, conceptually, critically and culturally to articulate new knowledge. Exemplars of successfully completed PAR projects will be used to demonstrate the application of the framework in PAR research writing.

2:30pm – 3:30pm

The workshop task will involve students working in groups to discuss how the analytical framework presented earlier can be applied directly to their own research projects. The session will end with each participant discussing their own research project within the context of the suggested framework.

About Estelle Barrett
Estelle Barrett is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Victorian College of the Arts Faculty of Fine Arts and Music University of Melbourne. She is an acknowledged expert in the field Artistic Research with extensive experience in graduate supervision, teaching as well as publication in the fields of Visual Arts, Performance, Dance, Film, Theatre, and Design and Indigenous research.


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