To ensure the ACICIS Creative Arts and Design Professional Practicum meets the needs of member universities and has rigorous academic standards, ACICIS has convened an Advisory Panel to assist with the development of the CADPP. The panel, chaired by ACICIS Consortium Director, Mr Liam Prince, is composed of qualified academics and relevant personnel from a range of ACICIS member universities.

The following academics are members of the ACICIS Creative Arts and Design Professional Practicum Advisory Panel. ACICIS would like to thank them for their contribution to the program.

Mr Liam Prince

Mr Liam Prince, ACICIS Consortium Director, is chair of the CADPP Advisory Panel.

Dr Mark Carroll

Dr Mark Carroll

Dr Mark Carroll is Associate Dean (International & Engagement) for the Faculty of Arts, University of Adelaide, and Professor at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. An active classical and pop music performer, his research activities range from music and politics (Music and Ideology in Cold War Europe [Cambridge: CUP, 2003]) to Percy Grainger (Self-Portrait of Percy Grainger, with Malcolm Gillies and David Pear [New York: Oxford University Press, 2006). and studies in contemporary popular music. Mark publishes regularly in Oxford University Press’s flagship music journal, Music & Letters. Mark is series editor of the Ashgate Library of Essays on Music, Politics and Society (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2012).

Mark works closely with The Australian Ballet, and was team leader for a large Australian Research Council Linkage project that brought together the Elder Conservatorium, The Australian Ballet and the National Library, in order to trace the impact of tours to Australia by the Ballets Russes during the 1930s. Mark co-authored and edited the resultant volume, The Ballets Russes in Australia and Beyond (Adelaide: Wakefield Press). More recently, Mark has secured ARC funding for Beyond the Stage: Interpreting History Through Performing Arts Practice. The project brings together the State Library of SA, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, State Opera of South Australia, State Theatre Company and Adelaide Festival Centre.

Dr Alexandra Crosby

Dr Alexandra Crosby is the Course Director of Interdisciplinary Design Studies at the School of Design at the University of Technology Sydney.

In her current research she is looking at emerging design practices in Indonesia, where there is potential for improving Australia-Indonesia relations. In 2013 she completed her PhD investigating site-based creative community events in Indonesia. Alexandra’s background is in visual communications and the ethnographic methods of International Studies. She develops and uses interdisciplinary research methods, such as hybrid forms of mapping and experimental futuring to understand the complexity of situations and communicate possible futures.

In a recent project ‘Valuing Student Voices’, she developed a unique research method drawing from future studies, design thinking and human-centred design. This was used to inform Australian higher education institutions of students’ preferred learning futures.

Alexandra lectures in the subjects of design thinking, design history and design futures and she leads global design studios to Indonesia annually.

Mr John Dahlsen

Mr John Dahlsen

Mr John Dahlsen is a contemporary environmental artist and author who studied at the Victorian College of the Arts. He won Australia’s oldest art award, the Wynne Prize, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2000 and has won other numerous awards. In 2004 his art represented Australia at the Athens Olympics. He is a published author: “An Artist’s Guide to a Successful Career” was published by Common Ground Publishing in the US in December 2013. His mid-career memoir: Alpha Academic Press in the US published “An Accidental Environmental Artist”, in November 2014. He exhibits and is represented in major public and private collections in Australia and internationally.

In 2014 John was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and travelled to Japan in January/February 2015 to work for 5 weeks with a master woodblock printer and created a limited edition series of 24 woodblock/digital fusion prints. He continued on to Amsterdam where he researched how Vincent van Gogh was influenced in his art by Japanese woodblock prints.

His environmental art examines the passage of time in the landscape and the place of humankind within it. John is currently lecturing in visual art at Charles Darwin University, which is where he is also completing his PhD in environmental art.

Dr Beck Davis

Dr Beck Davis

Dr Beck Davis is the Acting Program Director, Design at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University and is the Design Discipline Leader for the Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research. She is responsible for courses spanning design futures, interior design, product design and visual communication design. She is the Vice President of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) Queensland, and a DIA National Director.

Beck has experience designing and implementing WIL programs, including: her past role as WIL coordinator at QUT; managing local, national and international design placements at Griffith University, and co-founding LiveSpace: a professional design studio for socially and environmentally responsible design at Griffith University.

A/Prof Denise Ferris

Professor Denise Ferris

Professor Denise Ferris is an educator and art practitioner, and the Head of the Australian National University School of Art. She has lectured and supervised in Photography at ANU SOA since 1987, including roles as Honours and Graduate Convenor. She was the Associate Dean (Education) for the College of Arts and Social Sciences, and is an elected member of the ANU Academic Board. Denise is an Executive member of the Australian Council of Universities of Art and Design (ACUADS) and a member of the DDCA, the Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts. In 2011 she was the recipient of an ACUADS Distinguished Teaching Award.

Her art practice and research generates from intimate experience and also examines broader social politics. Her doctoral work, Spoilt Milk: Photography, Recollection and Constructing A Maternal articulated maternal ambivalence and contradiction through innovative and unique milk prints. Her solo exhibition ‘Celestial Spaces’, shown in Pingyao China, addressed the missing narratives of the Chinese gold miners who lived and worked at Kiandra in the 1860’s. Ferris’ photographs are in Australian public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Library of Australia and Canberra Museum and Gallery as well as international collections including the District Six Museum, Cape Town and Nara City, Japan. Her most recent multi-series exhibition was ‘Encounter and Immersion’ with painter Ruth Waller, shown at Taipei‘s National Taiwan University of the Arts in 2015.

A/Prof Anna Parkin

A/Prof Anna Parkin

A/Prof Anna Parkin is the Dean International, Faculty of Humanities at Curtin University where she is responsible for entrepreneurial and strategic leadership in the international activities of the Faculty including the development of collaborative academic and research programs and activities, and strengthening partnerships with universities, alumni, government and industry.

She has been managing international education programs for more than 20 years including as Principal of Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs at La Trobe University, Director Global Development at Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne, Director International and Development for TAFE SA, and as Director International Education for Victoria where she worked across the higher education sector to develop strategies, programs, and policy that supported the growth of international engagement, enhanced the student experience, and encouraged a more enabling legislative and regulative environment.

Dr Peter Pugsley

Dr Peter C. Pugsley

Dr Peter C. Pugsley is Head of the Department of Media at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. He conducts research in the area of Asian cinema and other popular media. Peter’s central research focus is on Asian media cultures, particularly Asian film, as found in his books: Tradition, Culture and Aesthetics in Contemporary Asian Cinema (2013 Ashgate, UK) and Exploring Morality and Sexuality in Asian Cinema (2015). His research interests also include a range of popular media forms such as television, literature and magazines. He has published book chapters and journal articles on Indian, Malaysian and Hong Kong cinema, Singaporean TV and magazines, and Chinese TV and social media.

Peter completed his PhD in the Department of English (Cultural Studies) and in the Asia Institute (Chinese Studies) at the University of Melbourne. He holds a Graduate Diploma of Education (Chinese, and English as a Second Language), and a BA (Hons) from Deakin University majoring in Chinese and Australian Studies. Peter has taught in Australia, China, Singapore and Japan. Now at the University of Adelaide, he teaches Asian Screen Media, Advanced Media Theory, Japanese Media Cultures (Study Abroad course at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto) and Broadcast TV & Radio. He has been a board member of the SA Branch of the Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG), the peak representative group for screenwriters in Australia, and a script judge for the AWG’s Monty Miller Awards. In 2011 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Comparative Culture (ICC), Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan.

Peter’s most recent book is Exploring Morality and Sexuality in Asian Cinema in which he examines the ways that cultural mores, attitudes and policies have changed across a number of Asian countries allowing filmmakers to explore their creativity in a free environment. By operating in a more open, global setting filmmakers and other visual media artists have been able to foster productive, ongoing networks across a wide range of media industries. Peter’s postgraduate research students have completed projects ranging from politics in Tamil popular cinema, Filipino independent video, Hollywood representations of terrorists, cities in Chinese film, Asian perspectives of Australian Higher Education Promotional Media, and new media cultures in China.

A/Prof Vaughan Rees

Dr Vaughan Rees

Dr Vaughan Rees is an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales, Art & Design, Sydney, Australia. He is a practicing artist and design educator with nearly forty years of experience teaching at secondary schools and universities. 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 published by McGraw-Hill and was awarded an Australian Book Publishers’ Award for the first book in the series. He has over the last three years co-edited and written chapters for three books published by CommonGround Publishers on using the visual in the higher education sector.

Ms Anna Parkin

Ms Laetitia Shand

Ms Laetitia Shand is Short Course and WIL Coordinator at RMIT University.  She leads a team responsible for developing industry engagement and short course training within the School of Media and Communication.  From a background in commercial product marketing she has since worked extensively in arts, communication, design and academia.

Recent achievements include Project Finalist (team) in the Digital Design Category in the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards for the Circus Oz Living Archive, and co-editorship and co-authorship of RMIT Design Research Institute:  Designs on the Future, published in 2014 by Melbourne Books.

Prof Kit Wise

Professor Kit Wise

Professor Kit Wise  is currently Professor of Fine Art and Head of the Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania; and Adjunct Professor of Fine Art at Monash University. After graduating from Oxford University and the Royal College of Art with an MFA in Sculpture, Kit Wise received the Wingate Rome Scholarship in Fine Art in 1999, to study at the British School at Rome. In 2001 he received a Boise Travel Scholarship, administered by the Slade School of Fine Art, for subsequent research in New York & Australia. Since moving permanently to Australia in 2002, Wise has received four Australia Council grants in the categories of Presentation & Promotion (as curator), Skills Development (Tokyo Studio Residency), New Work (Emerging) and New Work (Established), as well as grants and commissions from Arts Victoria, Arts Tasmania and the Besen Family Foundation. He completed his PhD at Monash University in 2012.

Wise has held senior educational leadership and leadership and governance roles since 2008. In his role as Associate Dean Education in the Faculty of Art Design & Architecture at Monash University (MADA), he led the development of interdisciplinary education and was seconded to the Monash University Course Architecture Taskforce in 2013 to undertake curriculum renewal and develop new course structures for the university. Monash University. He has a authored number of publications on interdisciplinary education, including the refereed book chapter ‘Hyperdisciplinarity and Beyond: The Beginning or the End? Enabling Interdisciplinarity in the Creative Arts’. In 20014 he received an Office of Learning and Teaching Innovation & Development Grant as Project Leader for: ‘Benchmarking quality assessment tasks to facilitate interdisciplinary learning in the creative arts and humanities (Ref: ID14-3909)’.

He is a member of the Steering Committee for CALTN, the Creative Arts Learning and Teaching Network which in 2012 established the new peak body for Creative Arts education, the Board of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts (DDCA). He is also a member of the Executive Council of ACUADS (Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools). He regularly engages with art schools across nationally and internationally in an advisory capacity on course design and interdisciplinarity, including the Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania; LaSalle, Singapore and Massey, New Zealand.

Wise practices as an artist, art writer and curator. He has held 15 solo exhibitions in Australia, America and Italy, exhibited in group exhibitions in Australia, Taiwan, Korea, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Holland, and has published numerous articles, reviews, book chapters and catalogue essays including texts for Australian and international art journals such as Frieze, unMagazine and Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies.

Recent solo exhibitions include The Sea, The Desert, The Stone, The Shell, Sarah Scout Presents (2014); Flood, Screen Space, Melbourne (2013); Arcadia, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (2012); Disaster, Australian Experimental Art Foundation (2011); Explosion at Sarah Scout, Melbourne (2010), Summertime at ACCA @ Mirka, Australia Centre for Contemporary Art, Tolarno Hotel (2009).

In 2010, he presented a major commissioned work in Experimenta Utopia Now: International Biennial of Media Art, Melbourne which was later selected as the opening film of the 2010 Off and Free Film Festival, Korea; as well as a series of animations at Media Facades Festival Europe. His work was also selected for the 2009 Asian Art Biennial in Taiwan, at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. In 2011, he received support from both arts victoria and the Besen Family Foundation to present a major new digital video work at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. In 2012, his work was screened at the Tate Modern, London, and in 2013 he held a two-person show at Galleria della Cortille in Rome. In 2014-2015 he was part of an interdisciplinary team of artists, architects and scientists that developed a series of major architectural project for MONA, Tasmania, as part of The River Derwent Heavy Metals Project.

He is represented by Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne.

Dr Kim Snepvangers

Dr Kim Snepvangers

Dr Kim Snepvangers is an Associate Professor at UNSW Faculty of Art & Design and a Scientia Education Academy (SEA) Fellow. Kim is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), and an award-winning educational leader in arts-based educational leadership research, Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and professional practice in creative ecologies.

In 2018 – she won an Australian Award for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning’ and the inaugural International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) Award for Excellence in Research in Education through Art (AEREtA).  Kim has published widely, including co-editing two books in the award-winning, Curated Series: Transformative Pedagogy in the Visual Domain’ published by Common Ground Research Networks that received the 2018 Publisher’s Award of Excellence.

Emma Sinclair

Emma Sinclair

Emma Sinclair is the Student Experience Officer at UNSW Faculty of Art & Design, Division of the Vice Chancellor Academic. Emma coordinates a range of student experiences including intensive and mobility courses, inbound/outbound Exchange and Study Abroad, as well as the faculty’s Professional Experience Project (PEP), which provides workplace and industry experiences for students.