CHAMPIONING THE ARTS: UNIVERSITIES’ ROLES IN CURATORIAL ENGAGEMENT
Fireside Chat with Rachel Morley
Join us for an engaging discussion with Rachel Morley, Associate Dean of Engagement at Western Sydney University (WSU), as she discusses the highly acclaimed Research Creation Showcase at WSU.
Since 2015, this annual event has brought together academics, artist-scholars, students, and local arts organisations in a collaborative exhibition and knowledge-exchange. Emphasising multi-disciplinary creative practices such as screen media, writing, fashion, visual arts, music, and design, the event showcases emergent and established talents.
With a focus on leveraging WSU’s position as an anchor institution, the event aims to strengthen access and participation in cultural activities in the densely populated and culturally diverse Western Sydney region.
The discussion with centre around the role of universities as incubators and champions for the arts.
This event aims to share a best practice example of a university-led curatorial engagement practice to demonstrate the role of universities as incubators and champions for the arts.
This event is for university professionals and arts institutions interested in championing the arts through collaboration.
What is a fireside chat?
A UIIN Fireside Chat is a 30-minute interview session between a UIIN facilitator and an external industry expert on a high-level topic. Participants will leave with insights and inspiration after hearing the experiences and perspectives of the guest speaker, and have the opportunity to ask questions during the session. Fireside Chats are also recorded for UIIN podcasts and are available after the session.