Art and object
Robert Baines. Whiter than red. 2006.
Kirsten Haydon. 2009.
Mark Edgoose. Tea service no. 1. 2008.
The Art and Object research cluster draws together a range of practitioners whose research focuses on with the production and theories of artefacts. Attention is given to the relationship between artefacts and their historic, social, cultural and geographical contexts. Research encompasses explorations of materiality, design processes, innovative production techniques, objects’ cultural, symbolic, historic and mnemonic value, relational function and use. Jewellery, hollowware and personal objects are approached from a range of positions in terms of: repositories of cultural, historic and personal narratives; vehicles for investigating conceptual propositions; history and authenticity, social relations; urban interventions; and installation based practices. Art and Object is affiliated with Intervention through Art in RMIT Design Research Institute.
- Elfrun Lach, MA Candidate (Art)
- Nina Oikawa, DFA Candidate (Art)
- Nicole Polentas, MA Candidate (Art)
- Renee Ugazio, Ph.D Candidate (Art)
To find out more about the projects undertaken by the Art and Object cluster, visit the projects page.
Art and object projects
Partners and affiliates
- Burg Giebichenstein Univeristy of Art and Designe, Halle and der Saale, Germany
- The Faculty of Applied Arts, Estonian Academy of Arts (Eesti Kunstiakadeemia)
- Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, USA
- Tohoku University of Art (Tohoku Geijutsu Koka Daigaku), Japan