BA Hons (SHU), MA CNAA (UAL), PGCertHE (ANU), PhD (ANU)
Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart has held a number of educational leadership roles, internationally and nationally, particularly in research relating to the sciences, technology and art, working with major research organisations, museums, education, business and government. Including a National Competitive Grants Program Assessor for the Australian Research Council (ARC). She is the Research and Post-Graduate Convenor for the School of Communication and Creative Industries, Managing Editor of the Fusion Journal, affiliate member of the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, and leading the development of the eXtended Reality Centre (XRC).Her research includes numerous professional associations, collaborating, publishing and presenting papers: UK, USA, Taiwan & Australia.
Eleanor’s experience includes: Honorary Professorial Fellow with the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, University of Wollongong; Professor of Techno Arts (Technology and Art) at the National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan); Visiting Scholar the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS, Australian National University ANU), specialising in visual media and science communication. Other leadership roles include: inaugural Head of the Centre for New Media Arts, previously being the Head of the Australian Centre for the Arts and Technology, both ANU. Prior to this: Head of all Design Subjects (now Lincoln University UK) and advisor to the Regional Arts, British Arts Council.
She is an international artist, specialising in interdisciplinary research who focus is primarily on scientific exploration and technology, both in the advancement of innovation and in communicating her artistic practice in new and experimental ways, questioning and engaging audience in art, science and technology. Her scope of artistic creativity and research interests are extensive, multi-perspective, understanding concepts of looking through simple objects, artefacts, with analysis of its deeper meaning in data and visual research, including interactive exhibits and the application of innovative materials. Eleanor’s collaborative science art research projects and commissions have received international and national support, acknowledged by both Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government and Australian Government.
Eleanor has taught creative practice, including research supervision across many subjects in the Creative Industries: Material and Spatial Practice (Creative Industries), Techno Arts (Technology and Arts), Interdisciplinary Practice, Digital and Media Arts, Science and Arts.
Eleanor’s interdisciplinary research is diverse and collaborative; her arts practice aligns with science, in unfolding stories of advanced knowledge within the complexity of scientific information and use of future technologies, including historical data. The aim is to find the core elements that trigger creative engagement and experimentation, transferring ideas into artistic output led by interdisciplinary research through the means of science and technology. This process relates to creative thinking in art and design practice, the intellectualising of thought and research involved in developing an idea and critical reflection in making work, not necessary complex, rather an intrinsic method for establishing dialogue in an interdisciplinary team with a wide range of experiences and differing research fields. The simplicity creates an open space for research dialogue, an interchange of ideas and entrepreneurial synergy for crossover practice.
Eleanor has received many research positions, she was awarded Scitech’s Innovation Residency for her project, ‘Under the Surface’ based on mining and mineral exploration in Western Australia, in association with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Mineral Resources Flagship. Her active research involves site visits, such as travelling deep underground at the Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM) Super Pit and visiting Data & Core Repositories at GeoScience Australia and the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) in WA.
She has a PhD awarded in Science Communication (Science & Art) CPAS, in association with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
CSU eXtended Reality Centre (XRC)
Project Lead for the XR/AR/MR research initiative to develop the XRC across CSU, Health, Science, Agriculture, Dentistry, Education, Creative Industries, etc.
‘Catch Myself’ and ‘Evoking Memories’ - collective stories, a means to resonate an experience, thoughts and memory into a virtual reality / immersive experiences. This research builds on the opportunity to merge science-art-technology as the recreation of visual mindscapes (memory to visual images) that have potential positive benefits for our society in terms of working in areas of age-care population and health.
IMPeL: The Immersive Mesopelagic Performance Lab, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
International artists and scientists research and develop a “performance lab” designed to allow humans to inhabit the perspective of deep sea organisms and embody different processes and patterns key to the daily life and health in the Mesopelagic Zone of the ocean at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI). A Competitive Seed Grant from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAFKI), the National Academies of Sciences.
CSU Research Page https://researchoutput.csu.edu.au/en/persons/eleanor-stuart
ORCID Profile https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7880-1009
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Australian Network for Arts & Technology (ANAT)
Australian Science Communicators (ASC)
National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) - Professional Status
View a list of Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart scholarly publications and creative works on the CSU Research Output Database (CRO). https://researchoutput.csu.edu.au/en/persons/eleanor-stuart