Earlier this year ArtsHub, published an article by National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) CEO Tamara Winikoff on the changes in art schools following the Dawkins amalgamations. It collated views and experiences of those currently working in the university sector and provides a useful starting point to consider how contemporary universities are influencing artistic practice. With the permission of NAVA and Arts Hub the article is republished below and has been updated by Tamara for NiTRO. . .Read More
What I think is a major stumbling block for the creative arts is they are often perceived as a siloed area of knowledge, which is only facilitated by established economies and spaces. This inevitably leads to a misunderstanding of the impact that creative arts and design have on bigger discussions related to innovation and STEM. . .
The status of the Avant grade has now been systematized into what Dave Hickey calls the ‘therapeutic institution’ – a self-propagating structure of academics, curators, critics and artists proclaiming arts goodness for the world. . .Read More
On the eve of his 25th anniversary of his emigration to Australia, Jenny Wilson talks to artist and ECU Dean Clive Barstow about his reflections on arts education. . . . After a sustained period of coming to grips with the changing Australian tertiary education environment, he reflects upon how his own history and experiences have shaped his perceptions and approach to educational leadership. . .Read More