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.
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
Islamic art in Australia has long been overlooked or inaccessible. This is partly because there have been very few opportunities for regional Australians to engage with Islamic cultural heritage, art and design. The most celebrated of our Australian Islamic legacies are situated in remote or regional Australia, such as the relics of the Macassan Traders of Northern Australia and the Afghan Cameleers of Central Australia. Despite this, major displays of Islamic Art in Australia have been limited to metropolitan galleries, very rarely appearing in our regional centers. Recent initiatives to access and investigate Australian Islamic art and design, but many of these are not yet accessible to the majority of Australians.
In order to promote cultural resilience and regional community engagement, this project will create online learning resources and other opportunities to introduce Australians to Islamic art and design. It will facilitate professional networks between Australian academics, researchers and creative professionals involved in Islamic art and design. The combination of these missions will showcase the regional, international and professional opportunities enabled by engaging Australians with this thriving creative field.
Project author: Sam Bowker