2005 Conference


Artists, Designers and Creative Communities

Co-hosted by Edith Cowan University, University of Western Australia, Curtin University and Central TAFE

September 28-30, 2005

ACUADS offers participation to the wider art and design sector by co-ordinating a theme-based annual conference (with rotating locations throughout Australia) as part of its professional development responsibility.

The School of Contemporary Arts at Edith Cowan University in Perth hosted this year’s ACUADS Annual Conference with the collaboration of UWA, Curtin University and Central TAFE.

Refereed papers were presented during the three days of the Conference, along with workshops, performances, installations and themed exhibitions.


The theme for the 2005 conference, artists, designers and creative communities, focused on the relationship between artists, designers and communities, and its impact on art education. Papers were called for under four headings:

  • successful research initiatives
  • institutional or interdisciplinary collaboration
  • internationalization
  • teaching and assessment in the context of quality assurance.

A total of 31 abstracts were received and considered eligible for the referee process. These papers were forwarded to anonymous independent peer reviewers in related academic fields for refereeing. Following receipt of referee comments, the organising committee recommended 23 of these presentations go forward to formal presentation at the Conference. These on-line items are static and unchangeable, and published by agreement with the ACUADS Executive Committee.

All queries regarding these items should be directed to admin@staging.acuads.com.au.

Keynote Speakers

Dr Kevin Murray Director of Craft Victoria and the South Project

Terri-Anne White UWA Associate Professor; Director of the Office for Cross-disciplinary Research

Toss Gascoigne Director CHASS, University of Canberra

ACUADS 2005 Conference
Artists, designers and creative communities
School of Contemporary Arts
Edith Cowan University
Perth, Western Australia
28-30 September 2005


Making a connection – connection makers
WELCH Andrew & RUSSO Anna