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Creative Practice: Working Collaboratively with communities (facilitated by The University of Melbourne researchers)

  • 10 Oct 2022
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This panel presentation will present recent research from The University of Melbourne that uses creative practice methodologies to generate knowledge in how certain factors influence creativity and wellbeing. The two projects explore creativity and wellbeing with communities of artist-researchers through performance and visual artmaking:

  • Feral pedagogies: Exploring how queer performance builds queer community, resilience and wellbeing
  • Healthy people, healthy Country and healthy art careers: Understanding creativity and cultural identities in new Indigenous artistic practices and industries

For more information about the projects click here.

Working collaboratively with community strengthens research by tailoring creative experiences that weave strong ties within the research project communities. Both projects were supported through The University of Melbourne's Creativity and Wellbeing Hallmark Research Initiative (CAWRI) seed funding which works across disciplines to learn about the links between creativity and wellbeing to reveal how creativity can help us to live happier and healthier lives.

Date: Monday 10 October 2022
Time: 12pm - 1.30pm AEDT (9am HKT & WA, 11am QLD and 2pm NZT)
Duration: 1 and ½ hours
Location: Zoom (link will be provided in the event reminder email two days before the event)
Cost: $40 (+GST for Australian members)
Open to: All members (Unlimited number of participants)

Please note that this webinar will be recorded and shared with all registered participants.

A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to The University of Melbourne, Fine Arts and Music (FAM) Koori Student Support Fund which supports First Nations students undergoing degrees and higher degrees in the Faculty of Fine Art and Music.

Donation information
The University of Melbourne, Fine Arts and Music (FAM) Koori Student Support Fund Gift page where you can nominate the funds to be directed to FAM Koori Student Support Fund


Alyson Campbell is a theatre director and dramaturg whose work spans a broad range of companies and venues in Australia, the UK and the US over the last 30 years. She is Professor in Theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne. Her research, artistic practice, teaching and activism converge around gender and sexuality, particularly queer performance and dramaturgies and contemporary representations of HIV and AIDS.

Jane W. Davidson is Professor of Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, Chair of the Creativity and Wellbeing Hallmark Initiative, University of Melbourne, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Jane moved from UK to Perth in 2006 and on to   Melbourne in 2014. She is experienced in academic leadership and scholarship, her research embracing the study of musical performance, skill development, social cohesion, health and wellbeing. Jane has published extensively and has received research funding in Australia and internationally. She is also a singer, opera director and community music facilitator.

Dr Megan McPherson is a settler artist, educator, and early career researcher based at the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Art and Cultural Development, The University of Melbourne. Megan's overarching creative practice research emphasis is in printmaking, textiles and installations. She publishes in the areas of the academic identity, social media use, Indigenous knowledges and pedagogies, and student success in the creative arts. Megan's focus is on the intersections of pedagogical and material engagements in artistic, social and cultural productions using ethnographic, sociological, and creative practice methodologies to explore identity, subjectivities, affect and agency.

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