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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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Learning from inland: Redefining Regional Creativity

2017-09-18

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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Meeting Room 1 - Participatory drawing performance

2017-09-18

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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Land Dialogues Conference 2016

2017-06-19

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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Recent Projects

Agri-tivity

2017-06-19

Agri-tivity

Agri-tivity is a conceptual framework that describes the productive interface between agriculture and creative industries commonly found in rural and regional communities. The concept counters the dominant misperception in literature and policy that creative industries are exclusively located in urban and metropolitan settings.

Project author: Margaret Woodward, Craig Bremner, Steve Redhead, Tara Brabazon

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Civic Malaise

2015-02-05

Civic Malaise

Jamie is interested in the idea that photographs have an inherent melancholic quality, and how this is driven by the contextual relationship between the representation, and subsequent interpretation of an image's content. Civic Malaise is a body of creative work that explores this concept with particular reference to urban landscape in regional Australia, and employs strategies to elicit a sense of the melancholy, rather than the traditional landscape's more customary mood of sentimentality.

Such imagery blends the urban landscape with social documentary photography by archiving a cultural and social record, resulting in a kind of social landscape that can provoke contemplation and reflection. Discarding the geographically parochial, this project explores our impact on, and sometimes our apparent denial of the life/death cycle of a diversity of regional Australian locations, ultimately acting as a point of reference between our urban "civic" environment and our collective behaviour.

Project author: Jamie Holcombe

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