||Aggregate, Lachlan Petras, Monash University, Melbourne, winner Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize, HATCHED National Graduate Show, 2012|
photo Christian Cappurro
Thinking of taking on a practice-led research higher degree? Our annual education feature takes a close look at creative research in performance
, visual arts, music
. Some of the challenges that faced creative degrees at their inception are still with us despite evidence of many successful outcomes. The relationship between the artwork and the exegesis seems problematic, largely to do with the kind of writing expected. Other issues include the criteria for assessment, the choice of assessors, the value and visibility of the finished work, and just what the completed degree signals—professional development or scholarly achievement, or an important nexus of both? What is singularly evident is a diversity of programs with quite different aims which doubtless make assessment and shared standards difficult to achieve—let alone choosing where to enrol. In media arts
, we address progress and drawbacks in the vital practical teaching of these forms. Elsewhere we focus on developments in regional arts in Launceston
and Alice Springs
. And we welcome writers new to the pages of RealTime—Astrid Francis
in Perth, Kelly-Lee Hickey
in Alice Springs, Catherine McKinnon in Wollongong and Kathryn Kelly
in Brisbane. The photograph above is of Aggregate by Lachlan Petras, winner of the Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize in the 2012 HATCHED National Graduate Show, an exemplar of media/sculpture hybridity.
Vale: Adam Cullen, Chris Marker, Gore Vidal, Nigel Triffit, Keith Bain
Congratulations: New South Wales-based artist George Poonkhin Khut winner of the $75,000 National New Media Art Award 2012 at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art.
RealTime issue #110 Aug-Sept 2012 pg. 2
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