Research Week: Media, Design and Music

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A special event at the Penrith Regional Gallery(opens in a new window) will take the public on an interactive journey through the cutting-edge range of design, media and music produced by creative artists and researchers from the University of Western Sydney.

The event, Research Creations: Media, Design and Music, has been arranged as part of UWS Research Week, a special initiative dedicated to showcasing the high-calibre and innovative research undertaken at the University of Western Sydney.     

The event will include exhibitions and presentations by staff from the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, whose work will be accompanied by the creative research of current and former PhD students.

The Director of Research at the UWS School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Associate Professor Hart Cohen, says the event will feature short illustrated lectures by the creators and researchers about their work.

"This event will span artistic and research practices across music, photo media, screen media, digital art, graphics, interactive and multimedia, as well as innovative data visualisations."

"Anyone interested in the way researchers and artists find new ways to express themselves should join us and enjoy the artistic and research practice of the University."

Dr Asha Chand, a tutor in the Journalism field of communication arts, is presenting on her research conducted alongside the rich Fiji-Indian-Australian community. 

Dr Chand says she places a high value on community engaged research to tell a story and publicise research that otherwise would be unnoticed.

"After two years of stalling with my research as no one wanted to speak with me, and I had to get the community involved in a creative way to capture the informationI needed," she says.

"I curated a three month long exhibition at the Liverpool Museum in 2006 where the community participated by sharing many aspects of their life in Sydney, and from there I was able to get into a much deeper level of research by engaging the community."

The event will take place at the Penrith Regional Gallery, 86 River Road, Emu Plains on Friday December 5 from 11am. For further information please phone 02 4735 1100 or email the organisers.


28 November 2014

Photo: Sally Tsoutas

Mark Smith, Senior Media Officer with Matt Elkerton

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