Research within the School of Creative Arts explores relationships between the creative process and its various outcomes, performance and community.

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Professor Frank Millward

Creative Arts, Media And Communication

Professor Frank Millward explores the intersection between fine art, music and theatre making, and how technology is turning the arts into a fertile ground for innovative research.

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Dr Gillian Arrighi

Drama, Theatre And Performance Studies

Dr Gillian Arrighi is interested in the circus, the role of children in the entertainment industry, and the arts/health nexus, particularly the impact creative engagement has on everyday life.  Her research investigates the social significance of the growth of community-based circus and circus skills groups since the 1970s. 

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Professor Richard Vella

Music Composition

Professor Richard Vella is the Director of Collaborative Environments for Creative Arts Research (CeCAR), a newly launched research group within the Faculty of Education and Arts at The University of Newcastle.

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Dr Philip Matthias

Music Composition

As an organist, composer and choral director, Dr Philip Matthias led the University of Newcastle’s Chamber Choir to a win in the Battle of the Choirs national television series in 2008.  He is now developing a repertoire of liturgical music that is uniquely Australian, including Indigenous music. 

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Associate Professor Rosalind Halton

Music Performance

Associate Professor Rosalind Halton is an accomplished harpsichord player and foundation member of the baroque ensemble Chacona.  She specialises in bringing to performance little-known and often previously unheard works from the vast catalogue of cantatas and serenatas by Italian Baroque composer Alessandro Scarlatti.

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Brett Alexander

Visual Arts And Crafts

The idea of making a material transform into something else holds an ongoing fascination for internationally recognised textile artist Brett Alexander.

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