Brian has been a practising artist for twenty-seven years and has exhibited both nationally and internationally specifically in the media of painting and drawing. His research and practice focuses on refiguring Australian art and culture from an Indigenous ideological perspective based on a reciprocal relationship to “Country”.
Peta recently participated in The Koorie Heritage Trust’s “Fostering Koorie Art and Culture Residency Program”, during which, she collaborated with the Dja Dja Wurrung community to research, develop and create a major series of large format landscape photographs responding to a massacre site on their Country. The residency culminated in the solo exhibition Undercurrent, presented at the Koorie Heritage Trust 8 March – 28 April 2019.
Carolyn is a Boon Wurrung senior elder and is the chairperson and founder of the Boon Wurrung Foundation. She has been involved in developing and supporting opportunities for Indigenous youth and Boon Wurrung culture for over 50 years.
Brook is Director of NIRIN - the 2020 Biennale of Sydney. From 2016–2018, Brook led an international team of researchers in “Representation, Remembrance and the Memorial,” a visual arts research project that investigated the possibility of representing the magnitude of Indigenous loss and survival in the Australian frontier wars via a national memorial.
Mexican woman with Chamula (Mayan), Nahuatl (Aztec) and Euskaldunak (Basque) heritage. She is a collaborative and social design maker and thinker, Lecturer at MADA, unit coordinator for Indigenous Research Methods & part of the Wominjeka Djeembana Lab Research cohort. She has over 14 years of experience in the design field, across diverse disciplines, such as Indigenous, sustainability, social, furniture and interior design. Desiree’s work focuses on better ways of partnership and communication between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people through design, by recognising the relationality between people and Place while privileging Indigenous knowledges.
James Oliver is a Hebridean Gàidheal and adjunct staff member of Wominjeka Djeembana and the department of Design. He has been an international contributor to 2017’s and to 2019’s Yirramboi Festival. He has also published Associations: creative practice and research, an anthology on doing research for, through, and with creative practices, particularly in the higher education sector. He continues to collaborate with Wominjeka Djeembana on Indigenous Practice Research and Graduate Research-Creation. He is an Associate Professor of Design at RMIT University.
Sarah Lynn Rees is a Palawa woman descending from the Plangermaireener and Trawlwoolway people of north-east Tasmania. She is a Lecturer at Monash University, practices architecture at Jackson Clements Burrows Architects (JCBA), and is a member of the Victorian Design Review Panel for the Office of the Victorian Government Architect.
Candidates undertaking Monash University’s Graduate research degrees are challenged to apply new thinking to interpret – and solve – complex questions. Here are some of the projects they’re currently investigating.
Dr Brian Martin is a descendant of Bundjalung, MurraWarri and Kamilaroi peoples and is the inaugural Associate Dean Indigenous at Monash Art, Design and Architecture.
27 Nov 2020
Research projects into alcohol consumption during COVID-19, understanding Australian slang, Indigenous knowledge of trees and diversity in the jazz community have received funding by the Australian Research Council (ARC).
14 Oct 2020