Dr Kirsten Lyttle

Dr Kirsten Lyttle

Dr Kirsten Lyttle

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wominjeka Djeembana Indigenous Research Lab

Department of Fine Art

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Dr Kirsten Lyttle is the Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wominjeka Djeembana Research Lab. Kirsten is a Māori wāhine academic, artist and creative practice-led researcher (Iwi/tribe: Waikato, Waka/Canoe: Tainui, Hapū/Subtribe: Ngāti Tahinga). Her primary research interests are; Indigenous-centred methodologies and knowledge systems, Indigenous customary art practices and their application to technologies such as photography and video.

She has over 10 years of teaching experience and has lectured and taught photography, art history and visual art, at a range of universities including; Master of Photography - RMIT University, Critical Art and Theory - Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at The University of Melbourne, Deakin University and Photography Studies College.

Kirsten has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally. Recent highlights include Immigration Museum/Museums Victoria (2022 & 2018/2019), Gertrude Street Projection Festival (2021), Ballarat International Foto Biennale (2019), Counihan Gallery in Brunswick (2019), Horsham Regional Art Gallery (2019), Monash Gallery of Art (2018 & 2016), Gertrude Contemporary, Preston (2018), Centre for Contemporary Photography (2018).

Her writing has appeared in publications including Art Collector and Garland Magazine. Her artwork has been published and discussed in The Age, Memo Review and Artlink.

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