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ARC Linkage: Curating Third Space: The value of art-science collaboration

July 23, 2020

The Australia Council is an industry partner in arts-related projects funded by the Australia Research Council (ARC).

Summary

Curating Third Space: The value of art-science collaboration (2017-2020investigated the importance of art-science in the contemporary research landscape. The project focussed on the human impact of art-science collaboration, using case-studies of major international art-science projects. These studies have provided an opportunity to understand new audiences for art, while also contributing insights to the wider context of new interdisciplinary cultural organisations that are emerging globally. 

Methodology

The research applied an innovative psychosocial method called the “visual matrix”, designed to enable responses in a group setting to an art object, process or event. Imaginative and emotional responses are stimulated with the matrix, which has been applied in various fields including art, health, social care and citizenship. The visual matrix is a tested methodology that allows a deeper understanding of the impact of art. 

Project ID

LP150100481

Status

Complete

Case Study 1
Case Study 2
Case Study 3

Case Study 1

Lesions in the Landscape (4 Mar – 21 May 2016)

Shona Illingworth Lesions in the Landscape, 2015 Installation view, FACT Photograph: Jon Barraclough With thanks to the Scottish Screen Archive

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Case Study 2

The Patient (3 Jun – 6 Aug 2016)

ORLAN, 4th Surgery-Performance Titled Successful Operation, 8th December, 1991, courtesy of the artist

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Case Study 3

Human + (20 May to 15 Oct 2017)

Anouk Nitsche, 2015

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Case Study 4
Case Study 5

Case Study 4

Human non Human (7 August 2018 – 20 January 2019)

Lindsay Kelly, Ballistic Bundts, 2018, in Situ at the Powerhouse Museum as Part of Human non Human, curated by Katie Dyer and Lizzie Muller

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Case Study 5

The Big Anxiety Festival (27 September – 9 November 2019)

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Administering organisation

Partner organisations

University of New South Wales University of Central Lancashire
Australia Council for the Arts

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