Artist-Run Initiatives as Collaborative Models for Studio Teaching

Dr. Rachael Haynes (QUT)
2019 Conference

One of the key issues facing arts educators is graduate preparedness for successfully engaging with the professional and creative complexities of life as a visual artist. This research project addresses exhibition practice as a significant aspect of professional training in tertiary arts education. It draws models of praxis from artist-run activity in the visual arts. By examining these intersections of practice through a reflective methodology, this research proposes two key aspects to inform the teaching and learning of exhibition practice: first the role of self-determination and self-management; and secondly the importance of modelling collaboration and collectivity.

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About the author

Dr Rachael Haynes is a contemporary artist and academic currently based in Brisbane, Australia. Rachael is a Lecturer in Visual Arts, in the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT, where she teaches in the Open Studio program. Her research investigates feminist ethics, care, archives and activism by examining the social and personal constructs of language and gender. Rachael completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Arts (2009) with the support of an Australian Postgraduate Award for research at QUT. Rachael has been actively involved with independent and artist-run activity since 2010 and has served on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), was a founding member of the feminist collective LEVEL (2010-2018) and the Gallery Director of Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space (2012-2018). She is a member of the Engagement Council for the University of Queensland Art Museum.