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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

‘Tree-changing’ and ‘lifestyle’ migration in rural and regional Australia

2014-05-15

‘Tree-changing’ and ‘lifestyle’ migration in rural and regional Australia

The sociocultural phenomena that has come to be termed ‘tree-change’, much like its counterpart ‘sea-change’, is a media-inspired, popular culture phenomenon applied to various expressions of contemporary Australian ‘lifestyles’.  With deep roots in ‘population change’, ‘in-migration’, ‘counter-urbanisation’ and ‘population turnaround’, this interdisciplinary project sociologically examines the imagery, life-experiences, perceptions and community changes accompanying dynamic relationships between urban-rural Australia expressed through demographic change.

Project author: Angela Ragusa

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Aboriginal young people in Victoria and digital storytelling

2015-02-05

Aboriginal young people in Victoria and digital storytelling

Storytelling is central to Aboriginal knowledge and culture. Stories embrace the integration of all aspects of life in accordance with Aboriginal worldviews and span art, song, performance and other cultural expressions, assisting the transfer of cultural information from generation to generation, including connections to Country and kin. This project will address the new conditions facing Aboriginal storytelling traditions in 21st century Australia. It offers a positive response to the ongoing legacy of displacement and dispossession, and develops a skills-based agenda to enable young Aboriginal people to initiate and produce relevant forms of self-expression and cultural representation.

Partners - ARC/University of Melbourne/ Charles Sturt University/ACMI/Vic Health/SistaGirl Productions

Investigators - Scott McQuire (UniMelb), Richard Chenall (UniMelb), Michelle Evans (CSU), Kimba Thompson (Sista Girl Productions), Helen Simmondson (ACMI), Christine Evely (ACMI), Jim Rimmer (Vic Health)

Project author: Michelle Evans

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