Associate Professor Felicity Fenner is a renowned curator of contemporary art, having curated over 40 exhibitions of Australian and international art since the late 1990s. Her research focuses on aspects of place and curatorial place-making, encapsulated in exhibitions such as City Dialogue: Public art interventions + the Biennale of Sydney at Customs House Sydney in 2020. She is the author of Running the City: Why Public Art Matters (NewSouth, 2017) and is currently writing a book examining biennales as agents of change.
Dr Scott East is a Lecturer at Art & Design committed to engaged research with the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) and broader cultural sectors having presented his research in policy, academic and industry settings.
Scott completed his PhD at the University of Western Sydney based on an ARC-Linkage Grant investigating the roles of museums in discussions of climate change. Scott’s broad interest in is how cultural and educational institutions figure in broader social networks of rapid change.
I am a Nucoorilma/Ngarabal/Biripi woman, who also has English and Scottish ancestry. I am an academic, artists, historian and curator who is passionate about improving educational equity for Aboriginal people. I am a Scientia Fellow in the Art and Design Faculty at UNSW.
I was awarded my PhD in 2014 from the University of Western Sydney and in 1999 was awarded a BA Communication from the University of Technology Sydney, majoring in Aboriginal Studies and Film and Video.
Dr Mark Ian Jones is an architect and design history scholar in the Faculty of Art and Design. As Deputy Head of School (Design), Dr Jones is also a respected academic who is best known for his single authored book, ‘Vicke Lindstrand On the Periphery: An examination of mid-twentieth century Swedish design and the reception of Vicke Lindstrand’, based on his PhD thesis, published in the Figura Nova Series by Uppsala University Press in November 2016.
Grant Stevens, Deputy Head of School (Art) at UNSW Art & Design, is an artist and academic with expertise in contemporary art practice and theory. His teaching, research and practice focus on the relationships between photography, the moving image, and emerging digital cultures.
Dr Edward Scheer works across Performance Studies and Visual Culture and is currently engaged in two collaborative ARC funded Discovery projects Towards an Experimental Humanties with colleagues (Brannigan and Muecke) at UNSW and New Media Dramaturgy with an international team (Eckersall and Grehan et al). His new book with Helena Grehan is William Yang: Stories of Love and Death (New South Press, 2015) and The Dumb Type Reader with Peter Eckersall is forthcoming with MTP Press in Copenhagen in 2016.
Dr Vaughan Dai Rees is the Associate Dean - International & Engagement, in the Faculty of Art & Design. He is a practicing artist and, an art and design educator. His research focuses on Visual Autobiography as both an artistic outcome and as a research methodology. The dominant medium of his art practice is drawing and recently he has been exploring the notion of place, travel, personal consumption and global transformation. Dr Rees has exhibited in Australia, Canada, China, Singapore and the United States of America. He co-authored the successful book series Artifacts
Simon is the Associate Dean Education at UNSW Sydney | Art & Design, a member of the UNSW Scientia Education Academy, and a TEQSA Expert. He is a multi-award winning educator, passionate about improving the effectiveness, quality and relevance of the student learning experience, and about pedagogically driven use of technology to innovate learning and teaching practices. He is committed to continuing to improve and innovate the learning experience of students in art and design disciplines.