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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

Design affects : East West Effects

2014-05-06

Design affects : East West Effects

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

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Working with LGBT materials in regional collections

2017-04-19

Working with LGBT materials in regional collections

The early twenty first century has seen an emerging body of knowledge looking at queer and LGBTI memories as preserved in institutional and non-institutional collections. This project works alongside these theoretical approaches to build further understanding of the practices of collections that themselves often fall under the radar – regional libraries, museums and archives.

Project author: Jessie Lymn

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