The ANU School of Art & Design is excited to announce the appointment of Rod Bamford, to the School of Art & Design.
Rod was the Head of Programme, leading the Ceramics and Glass MA at the Royal College of Art (RCA) London, previous to that role he successfully led the Ceramics and Future Making studios at the University of New South Wales Australia, Art & Design Faculty.
He has extensive experience in curriculum and program development and was instrumental to establishing the Sir Eduado Pallozzi Bursary supporting international students.
He was part of a successful team bid with the RCA for a UK Arts and Humanities Research grant, 'Extending the Potential for the Digitally Printed Ceramic Surface'. An exhibition of work arising from the research with an Industry partner, the British company Santoro, was launched with Smith & Brown Design at Heimtextil Frankfurt and Decorex London. Outcomes included open source digital print workﬂow and engineering documentation which were published online.
He recently co-edited a book with Associate Professor Ian Macarthur, “Investigating the visual as a transformative pedagogy in the Asia Region”. The publication evaluates the eﬀects of technological mediation on both University teaching and professional practices, and the subsequent challenges faced by graduates impacting on cultural and disciplinary traditions. He is part of a project with researchers from UNSW and the Institut of Teknologi Bandung titled “Digital Bamboo” to undertake speculative, forward looking course / research initiatives in Indonesia.
He has directed a successful Ceramics Design and production business, Cone9 Studios, and acted as the Head of the ‘National Art School’ in Sydney.
The positive synergy across areas of his teaching and research will contribute towards strategic research themes in the School of Art and Design. His research commonly spans socio technical ﬁelds, the outcomes of which inform the ongoing development of his teaching and curriculum development.
We are delighted that he will be joining our School and University.