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The Creative Regions Lab aims to redefine creative activity in regional Australia to create regional futures. We are a teaching and research hub that drives the development of creative enterprises and activities in regional Australia.

Our core function is to conduct research, identify themes, invent industries, direct, coordinate,respond, and promote all projects nationally and internationally.

We operate through projects that combine the culture of regional creativity and innovation  with the invention of new productivity possibilities.

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Land Dialogues Conference 2016

2016-07-03

Land Dialogues

The Land Dialogues Conference will take place on the 13th, 14th and 15th of April 2016 at Charles Sturt University on its Wagga Wagga Campus.

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Damian Candusso - sound design Oscar

2016-03-08

Damian Candusso

CSU academic, Dr Damian Candusso, was part of the team that won an Oscar this week for sound design on Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Meeting Room 1 - Participatory drawing performance

2016-02-17

Meeting Room 1

Members of the public are once again invited to sit for a portrait by recent Archibald Prize Finalist Tony Curran – but this time there's a catch. Curran is asking people to pose for a portrait in the company of a complete stranger.

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Learning from inland: Redefining Regional Creativity

2016-02-17

Creative Communities

Margaret Woodward & Craig Bremner have a book chapter in the book Creative Communities: Regional Inclusion and the Arts, edited by Janet McDonald and Robert Mason.

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Recent Projects

The Cellar Door as Catalyst for Wine Consumption Changes and Multiplier of Sales in the Australian Wine Market

2014-05-06

The Cellar Door as Catalyst for Wine Consumption Changes and Multiplier of Sales in the Australian Wine Market

A research grant funded by the Grape and Wine Research Development Corporation (GWRDC) into the field of wine tourism. Part of this research investigates regional brand perception images of 15 wine regions in 6 states in Australia. It aims to identify the key brand elements of successful regions plus some flow-on effects such as regional employment. Stakeholders (direct and indirect) are wine companies around Australia, wine industry peak bodies, i.e. Wine Australia and Winemakers Federation of Australia, tourism bodies, i.e. Tourism Australia, state and regional tourism associations, etc.

Project author: Johan Bruwer and Anthony Saliba

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Unique urbanity: third tier cities, degeneration, regeneration and mobility

2014-05-06

Unique urbanity:  third tier cities, degeneration, regeneration and mobility

Tara is working on a book and longer-term project about the specific challenges confronting small - third tier - cities.  She explores the capacity of geosocial networking, alongside event management, in providing options for these cities.  Tara also recognizes the importance of universities and the knowledge economy in creating a sustainable future.

Project author: Tara Brabazon

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