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Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University


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


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


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


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


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

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


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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Bedlam: Living with a Mental Asylum in Town


Bedlam: Living with a Mental Asylum in Town

The data gathered in this project will provide a range of oral history material and artefacts for, the playwrights (in order to be inspired to write plays initiated from engaging with the data) and, for curators and archivists (in order to create a historical record of people's lived experiences of Mayday Hills). The researchers hope to use both the data generated from the initial data collection phase of the project as well as critically reflect on the ways in which playwrights, and others who access the material, interpret and represent the same data.

Project author: Jenni Munday and Emma Kearney

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