Tertiary creative arts: The next generation
‘After you've done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over’
Alfred Perlman’s quote reflects the New York Central Railroad of which he was President. However, there is a nugget of truth in his observation, even for academia where things move much more slowly. As Babyboomers and Gen X-ers prepare for well earned retirement, what might the new generation of creative arts academics and practitioners want to throw away or keep?
In this edition of NiTRO we hand over to the next generation of academics, teachers, researchers and graduates in creative arts to explore how they experience life in academia. We also include a NiTRO experimental special feature as Deakin University’s student journalists interview graduating creative artists to capture their journey from university to professional art world.
NiTRO Special Feature
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