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T’ai Smith and Ann Stephen – Friday 29 September

T’ai Smith and Ann Stephen, discussing issues raised by Smith’s book Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design (2014), 9.15-10.45am

20 Sep 2017

ACUADS Conference keynote speaker: Anthea Callen

Anthea Callen will give the opening keynote address at the ACUADS Conference. Below is the abstract for her presentation, and a bio.

Worth and Power:

18 Sep 2017

ACUADS Conference Closing Speaker: Scott Brook

We are excited to announce that Scott Brook will be delivering closing remarks at the ACUADS Conference in a couple of weeks. For more information on

14 Sep 2017


This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2017 ACUADS Conference:

1.00pm, Friday 29 September
Lady Wilson Room, Sir Roland

08 Sep 2017

ACUADS Conference Keynote Speaker: T’ai Smith

ACUADS is thrilled that T’ai Smith will be Keynote Speaker for the 2017 ACUADS Conference: Value. The abstract for T’ai Smith’s presentation is below, and please 

05 Sep 2017

Design, What is it Good For?

Hosted by Swinburne University of Technology, The University of Newcastle and RMIT University, The ’Design, what is it good for?’ brief invites submissions from students

06 Jun 2017

CHASS Australia Prizes – Apply now!

The CHASS Australia Prizes are open for submission/nomination until 30 June 2017. The Australia Prizes honour distinguished achievements by Australians working, studying, or training in

23 May 2017

2018 Samstag Scholarships – Apply now!

Applications for the 2018 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships are now open until 30 June 2017. The Anne & Gordon Samstag International

23 May 2017