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.
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.
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.
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.
CSU academic, Dr Damian Candusso, was part of the team that won an Oscar this week for sound design on Mad Max: Fury Road.
This research asked what people in China make of the process called design? To get a relative sense of their answer, it also asked what does a post-industrial consumer culture (in this case Australia) make of design? Using a unique survey method the resulting perceptual framework evaluated the relative grasp of design; examined whether the same evaluative frameworks exist across what is left of the East and West dialogic; and tested whether the visual vocabularies of these cultures differ.
Preliminary findings indicate that the Chinese perceptual evaluation framework is more complex than that employed by Australians and questions the ability of design to affect differentiation in a global context.
Project author: Craig Bremner and Martin James
The project focuses on community engagement and the adoption of improved NRM practices of landscapes, resources and environment by developing a range of innovative approaches that have wide public appeal. Collaboration between the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation (CSU/DPI), The Creative Regions Lab & Charles Sturt Universities School of Communication & Creative Industries and links to Landcare networks and the newly formed Local Land Services (LLS) will provide opportunities to develop case studies on NRM issues and highlight successful practices and solutions.
Project author: Chris Orchard and Peter Orchard