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Mr Brett Alexander

Lecturer

School of Creative Arts (Fine Art)

Meet the maker

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

Brett Alexander 

And whether it is a ball of paper thread or a reticent first-year art student with little confidence in the validity of their story, Brett finds ultimate satisfaction in facilitating their artistic growth to realise their potential.

"I believe everyone has the potential to make art and that 'making' is an intrinsic human need," he says. "Look at the proliferation of TV lifestyle programs concerned with making food or constructing something or another.

"Many students feel their story isn't valid, but it is, and through material and process they are free to explore and disclose as much of their own narrative as they feel they want to."

Brett is a lecturer in Three Dimensional Studies and coordinator of the Fibres-Textiles Studio and Paper Mill in the School of Creative Art.

Throughout his body of research are recurring and interconnecting threads concerned with the gendered nature of textiles and how masculinity operates within this, as well, the lowly status of craft within the hierarchy of the art world and the lower status of homosexuality in the "sex hierarchy".

Brett is currently weaving these investigations into a PhD thesis on the intersections between queer theory and craft theory and why pursuits such as knitting are highly feminised and how as a male working in this area creates a potential point of rupture in the heteronormative discourse.

Having now started on the theoretical underpinnings of a PhD, he admits to grappling with the fact that "in academia, the object has very little value, it's the text" that is considered of utmost importance.

"Sometimes I think that practice-based research needs to be mindful that the 'supporting' text doesn't negate the need for the object. The creative artifact should allow an alternate or 'new' understanding of the associated theoretical discourse."

Brett, who cites strong evidence to suggest knitting was the "first valium" and points to it now being used in pain management as a form of meditation, has from an early age lost himself in craft practice to deal with the relentless homophobia he experienced at school.

He chose a weaving loom when his parents took him to a local toy store to pick whatever he wanted for his ninth birthday. He still has the loom.

When Brett was in junior high school, his parents took him to tapestry weaving classes run by Larry Beeston. (The "Hunter Tapestry" which graces the wall of the university's Great Hall was designed by Mary Beeston and the weaving carried out by Larry Beeston and Rachel Frecker over a two-year period in the late 1980s).

"The legacy of the Beestons is profound," Brett says. "Larry was a lovely man and an excellent teacher as well as being a male role model in a female dominated discipline."

Another important influence has been internationally renowned installation artist Jutta Feddersen, who was his mentor at university in Newcastle – her passion for fibre art and love of travel proving infectious.

For Brett, his teaching, research and craft practice in paper media and fibre art are inextricably intertwined, resulting in exhibitions and residencies at renowned art, design and craft museums, galleries and festivals throughout Australia and the world.

Brett's research into paper spinning and thread manufacture, for example, has occasioned three artist-in-residencies in Ruzomberok, Slovakia, at one of central Europe's largest commercial paper mills where he had access to all types of materials and levels of commercial production from which to create art.

He has also been involved in several projects in Scandinavia and in September 2013 visited the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, once again to spend three months between the Department of Cultural Conservation and the School of Craft & Design.

"I have always been interested in the Scandinavian aesthetic," Brett says.

"Their textiles are linked to their cultural identity. The practice is embedded in their culture."

Meet the Maker, Brett Alexander

Meet the maker

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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Career Summary

Biography

Brett Alexander's research outputs have been in the form of high quality examples of practice as research. These research outputs have been published in the form of exhibitions at nationally and internationally recognised art, design and craft museums, galleries and festivals. He has been included in seminal publications on textile art and craft both nationally and internationally. He has been commissioned by highly esteemed nationally and internationally recognised curators to produce art work for exhibitions both in Australia and overseas. For example: British Art Critic Liz Hoggard wrote in The [London] Observer, Sunday February 8, 2004 of Brett Alexander's work: "I'm standing in front of a washing line hung with grey flannel gymslips embroidered with inflammatory words such as 'sissy' and 'faggot'. Long spindly legs - made from tights weighted down with flipflops - add a surreal quality. The work Playing With Dolls, by Australian artist Brett Alexander is a highlight of a new exhibition 'Boys Who Sew'. Welcome to craft in the twenty-first century." [A quarter page image of Alexander's work accompanied this review] A recent review of Brett Alexander's research outcomes in Art: The Herald Weekender (Newcastle Herald; October 23, 2004; p.14) is evidence of the recognition, and important contribution, he has made internationally to the reputation of the Fine Art at the University of Newcastle. Art critic Jill Stowell wrote: "...Brett Alexander is arguable the Hunter [Valley/ Region] artist with the highest international profile. This year alone, his work has been shown to critical acclaim in Slovakia, Geneva and London and is currently touring the British Isles." and: "Brett Alexander must be the Hunter-based artist with the most cosmopolitan profile. He has had recent exhibitions in Finland, the United Kingdom, South Korea and Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery & "[extract from the Newcastle Herald. December 10, 2005, p.14]

Research Expertise
Alexander's research focus is in Craft practice: specifically in the areas of fibres, textiles, material studies and paper media, he also uses found, readymade objects and mixed media to create his artworks and installations.

Teaching Expertise
Alexander is a respected academic and his responsibilities include lecturing in Three Dimensional Studies and coordinating the universitys Fibres Textiles Studio and Paper Mill. He is a member of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA), the European Textile Network (ETN) and other papermaking and textile associations. 

 

Qualifications

  • Master of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong
  • Bachelor of Education (Art), Newcastle College of Advanced Education
  • Graduate Diploma of Art, Hunter Institute of Higher Education

Keywords

  • Craft
  • Fibres/ Fiber Art
  • Fine Art
  • Gender
  • Hand papermaking
  • Installtion/ site specific art
  • K-6 Visual Arts
  • Male homosexuality
  • Material Studies
  • Paper Art
  • Textiles

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Creative Arts
Australia

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2006 Intertwine: Queer Street
Midsumma Festival Melbourne 2006
2006 SCYTHIA 6: Sixth International Biennial on Contemporary Textile Art
Scythia in cooperation with Kherson Local Lore Museum

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2007 9th Jeonju Paper Culture Festival 2005
Organisation: Jeollabuk-do Art Hall Description: 9th Jeonju Paper Culture Festival 2005 (Curator: Sun-gu Lee). City: Jeonju, South Korea. Publisher or Gallery: Jeollabuk-do Art Hall
2005 Biely pozdrav pre Bielorusko [White Greetings for Belarus]
Organisation: Association for Culture, Education and Communication Description: Invited to participate in a cultural festival in the former Soviet Republic of Belarus titled: 'Biely pozdrav pre Bielorusko' [White Greetings for Belarus]. Curated by Ms. =ubom¿ra Sluan¿, Director, Association for Culture, Education and Communication
2005 Craft As Rupture
Organisation: International Association of Hand Paper Makers and Paper Artists Congress Banff 2005 Description: Presented a conference paper, titled Craft As Rupture, on my current research at the foremost international congress in my research specialisation, Paper Media, at the International Association of Hand Paper Makers and Paper Artists Congress Banff 2005, in Banff, Canada.
2004 Paper Island - First International Symposium of Paper Artists, Krapanj
Paper Island First International Symposium of Paper Artists, Krapanj (Curators: Barbara Guttman & Pavle Roca). Studio Galerije Svetog Kraevana `ibenik, Croatia.
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Alexander B, De Boer J, 'BRETT ALEXANDER DomiKNITor Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW. 28 February ¿ 4 May 2014', Textile Fibre Forum, 51-53 (2014)
2006 Alexander B, 'Tales', IAPMA Bulletin, 40 14 and 16 (2006) [C3]
1998 Alexander B, 'NewText', Textile Fibre Forum, 17 Issue 2 38-47 (1998) [C3]

Creative Work (69 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Alexander B, Calthorpe J, Cox B, Downes J, Hale C, Hardy V, et al., Close-knit I; Close-knit II; Close-knit III. Exhibited in Book Keepers; curator Dr M Margaret Mcbride; an exhibition in conjunction with the 2015 Newcastle Writers¿ Festival., Back to Back Galleries; Newcastle Studio Potters. Newcastle, NSW, Australia. (2015)
2015 Alexander B, Dyer T, Emery T, Gresham T, Grogan L, Di Mauro S, et al., Vilify, 2009; (Un)Packing the Subaltern (detail); natural~un~natural; Business Bear Shoes (Podophilia version). Exhibited in Y FIBRE. Curator: Jane Théau; Catalogue essay: Dr Belinda von Mengerson., Ewart Gallery, Workshop Arts Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia. (2015)
2014 Alexander B, Brett Alexander Recent Work: Textile, Paper & Material Studies., Timeless Textiles Centre for Fibre Artisans, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. (2014) [J1]
2014 Alexander B, Brett Alexander DomiKNITor., Maitland Regional Art Gallery; Maitland, NSW, Australia. (2014)
2014 Alexander B, Cox B, Downes J, Hale C, Hardy V, Hunter A-M, et al., Th(read)s 1, Th(read)s 2, Th(read)s 3; exhibited in SUBTEXT; curator Dr Margaret McBride.In association with the Newcastle Writers Festival., Back to Back Galleries; Newcastle Studio Potters. Newcastle, NSW, Australia. (2014) [J2]
2013 Alexander B, Cox B, Downes J, Hardy V, Hunter A, Maitland B, et al., Plait I; Plait II; Plait III, Australia, Back to Back Galleries (2013) [J2]
2012 Alexander B, à faire, Newcastle, NSW (2012) [J1]
2012 Alexander B, Verto I, Verto II, Verto III, Verto IV, Verto V, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2012) [J2]
2011 Alexander B, Lawry MJ, Sinnott PA, Smith KA, Adams PA, Philp AJ, Tracing Site: Relocating the museum from Wood St to Honeysuckle, Newcastle Region Museum (2011) [J1]
Co-authors Pam Sinnott, Angela Philp, Kris Smith, Patricia Wilson-Adams, Miranda Lawry
2011 Alexander B, Lawry MJ, Philp AJ, Sinnott PA, Smith KA, Weekes TM, Adams PA, Site Tracing: Culture, identity, site and place, The Lock-Up Cultural Centre, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2011) [J2]
Co-authors Trevor Weekes, Kris Smith, Angela Philp, Pam Sinnott, Miranda Lawry, Patricia Wilson-Adams
2009 Alexander B, Caged II, Un-Caged, Caged III, Caged I exhibited at 'A Fine Line', PODspace Gallery, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2009) [J2]
2009 Alexander B, Paper & Textile, John Miller Galleries, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2009) [J1]
2009 Alexander B, Binary Bind exhibited at 'Papier Global = Paper Global', Deggendorf Stadtmuseum Handwerksmuseum, Deggendorf, Germany (2009) [J2]
Supanova
2009 Alexander B, Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride exhibited at 'New Paper, Old Land', Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie, TAS, Australia (2009) [J2]
Supanova
2009 Alexander B, Playing With Dolls III exhibited at '5a Bienal Internacional de Arte Textil', Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2009) [J2]
Supanova
2009 Alexander B, Only Time will Tell exhibited at 'Tasmania 1:100,000 Mapping the Island', IXL Atrium, Hobart, TAS, Australia (2009) [J2]
Supanova
2009 Alexander B, Variegation/ Variation 1, Variegation/ Variation 2, Variegation/ Variation 3 exhibited at Nexus 11 Annual Art Collection, Nexus Exhibition, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2009) [J2]
2008 Alexander B, The Polish Emperor's New Clothes: Down Under Ground, Drozdowice Chamber, Poland, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland (2008) [J2]
2007 Alexander B, Playing With Dolls II, M. Zilinskas Art Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania (2007) [J2]
2007 Alexander B, New Adventures Of Mark Twain: Coalopolis To Metropolis, Lovett Gallery, Newcastle, Australia (2007) [J2]
2007 Alexander B, Breaking the Mould, Ovada and Zaid Galleries, London (2007) [J2]
2007 Alexander B, >Pink, John Miller Galleries, Newcastle, Australia (2007) [J2]
2007 Alexander B, The Lock-Up, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle (2007) [J2]
2006 Alexander B, Hardcore Soft (Curator: Clare Thornton), Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arkitektur og Design, Norway & Kunsttorget (Art Market), Drammen, Norway (2006) [J2]
2006 Alexander B, Angwin J, Intertwine: Queer Street (Curators: Ros Abercrombie, Felicity Hardy, Solate Ana Tawale), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (2006) [J1]
2006 Alexander B, Queer As Folk Art (Curator: Nick Mitzevich), Newcastle NSW Australia (2006) [J1]
2006 Alexander B, Pink II (Curator: Kim Blunt), Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland, NSW, Australia (2006) [J2]
2006 Alexander B, Softly Threatening: Artwork of the Modern Domestic (Curator: Yoko Ott), Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival, Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington, USA (2006) [J2]
2006 Alexander B, Verve (Curators: Miranda Lawry & Dr Trevor Weekes), University Gallery, University of Newcastle, Australia, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2006) [J2]
2006 Alexander B, Nexus: 8th Annual Art Exhibition (Curator: Margaret McBride), The Arts Space, Newcastle Grammar School, Newcastle, NSW. Australia (2006) [J2]
2006 Alexander B, Unlocked (Curator: Kerrie Coles), The Lock-up, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle NSW Australia (2006) [J2]
2006 Alexander B, SCYTHIA 6: Sixth International Biennial on Contemporary Textile Art, Kherson Local Lore Museum, Kherson, Ukraine (2006) [J2]
2006 Alexander B, Wallsend Artbox Collection (Curator: Gerry Bobsien), Wallsend District Library, Newcastle NSW Australia (2006) [J1]
2005 Alexander B, 9th Jeonju Paper Culture Festival 2005 (Curator: Sun-gu Lee), Jeollabuk-do Art Hall, Jeonju, South Korea (2005) [J2]
2005 Alexander B, Northern Fibre 6: (wo)man & technology [International Jury: Helen Hietanen (Finland), Paul Jensen (Denmark), Katrin Pere (Estonia), Silja Puranen (Finland)], Kerava, Finland (2005) [J1]
2005 Alexander B, Nexus VII (Curator): Margaret McBride), The Arts Space, Newcastle NSW Australia (2005) [J2]
2005 Alexander B, singuli et coagmentati (alone and connected) (Curator: Merryn Gates), Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie NSW Australia (2005) [J2]
2005 Alexander B, Ekdahl A, Jefferies J, JAB: Thrust & Disrupt [with Annika Ekdah (Sweden) & Janis Jefferies (UK)] (Curator: Kim Blunt), Maitland (2005) [J1]
2005 Alexander B, White Greetings For Belarus (Curator: Lubomira Slusna), Palace of Art, Belarus in collaboration with the International Paper Association-Another Paper (IPAP), Minsk, Belarus (2005) [J2]
2004 Alexander B, Boys who sew, Wolskey Art Gallery, Ipswich, UK (2004) [J1]
2004 Downes JM, Neilson FL, Woodrow RD, Hale CP, Longworth JF, Jones SJ, et al., Joint an auction preview, back to back galleries, Newcastle (2004) [J2]
Co-authors Faye Neilson
2004 Alexander B, More Than Pink, John Miller Galleries & Rainbow Visions Hunter Inc., Newcastle NSW Australia (2004) [J2]
2004 Alexander B, Nexus.6.2004, The Arts Space, Newcastle NSW Australia (2004) [J2]
2004 Alexander B, Paper Road - Heading to East (Curator: You Dae Soo), Jeollabuk Exhibition Hall, Sori Arts Center., Jeonju, South Korea. (2004) [J2]
2004 Alexander B, Paper Island - First International Symposium of Paper Artists, Krapanj (Curators: Barbara Guttman & Pavle Roca), Studio Galerije Svetog Krsevana Sibenik, Sibenik, Croatia (2004) [J2]
2003 Alexander B, Sloboda: Bolest (Freedom's Pain), Liptov Museum, Ruzomberok, Slovak Republic (2003) [J2]
2003 Alexander B, Paper Road Geneva 2003, Ferme Sarasin, Geneva, Switzerland (2003) [J2]
2003 Alexander B, 2D : a 3D Tool, Maitland City Art Gallery, Maitland, NSW (2003) [J2]
2003 Alexander B, Untitled (Curator: Pippa Robinson), Newcastle NSW Australia (2003) [J1]
2002 Alexander B, 2D As a 3D Tool, Curated by Michael Garth, Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW, Australia., Maitland City Art Gallery, Maitland, NSW, Australia. (2002) [J2]
2002 Alexander B, 8.International Paper Symposium, Ruzomberok, Slovakia, Curated by Lubomira Slusna; 8.International Paper Symposium, Ruzomberok, Slovakia., Liptovske Museum, Ruzomberok, Slovakia. (2002) [J2]
2001 Alexander B, House Shoes for the Homeless. Exhibited in the VII International Paper Symposium, Ruzomberok. Curated by Ms. Lubomira Slusna. Organisers: SCP, IPAP- Another Paper, Liptovske Museum, Ruzomberok, Slovak Republic. (2001) [J2]
2001 Alexander B, Tiptoe:A Paper Installation by Brett Alexander. Curated by Mr. Khanti Chareonach, Silpa Art Gallery, Rajabhat Institute Chiangrai, Thailand. (2001) [J2]
2001 Alexander B, Plate Fetish: An exhibition of Ceramics and Mixed Media by Brett Alexander. Curated by Irene Mura Cchroder, Mura Clay Gallery, Newtown, NSW, Australia (2001) [J2]
2001 Alexander B, Thin Ice: Aspects of Contemporary Swedish Textile Art, School of Fine Art, University of Newcastle (2001) [J2]
2001 Alexander B, THREAD I/II; BEARD I/II: AS EXHIBITED IN RELATIVE VALUES COMMON GROUND: SCHOOL OF FINE ART, THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE AND FACULTY OF ARTS & MEDIA, HUNTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY STAFF EXHIBITION, SCHOOL OF FINE ART GALLERY, FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND ARTS., UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE. (2001) [J2]
2000 Alexander B, Title of Work: Queer in China Exhibition title: From Lausanne to Beijing- 2000 International Tapestry Art Exhibition, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (2000) [J2]
2000 Alexander B, Title of Work: Untitled. Title of Exhibition: VI.International Paper Symposium in Ruzomberok. Curator: Lubormira Slusna, SCP Ruzomberok; Liptoveske Muzeum Ruzomberok; IPAP- Another Paper., Liptoveske Muzeum Ruzomberok, Slovak republic (2000) [J2]
2000 Alexander B, Exhibition title: Streets of Paris. Title of Works: 1. Around midnight at the Palace Hotel(just prior to David inviting some local youth inside). 2.Homage to Pro. 3. Stephen's Creek: Owl Collection inspiration, The Broken Hill City Art Gallery; School of Fine Art, University of Newcastle. (ISBN: 0 7259 1097 6), The Broken Hill City Art Gallery; NSW; Australia. (2000) [J2]
2000 Alexander B, Exhibition Title: Nexus IV. Title of Work/s: Mend I; Mend II ; Mend III; Mend IV; Mend V; Mend IV; Mend VII, Newcastle Grammar School Society of the Arts., The Arts Space, Newcastle Grammar School. (2000) [J2]
2000 Alexander B, Title of Exhibition: Games Artists Play. Title of Work/s: 1. Abbreviations: or fully furnished (accommodation). 2. Abbreviations: water sports. 3. Abbreviations:...torture, Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW, AUstralia., Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW, Australia. (2000) [J2]
1999 Alexander B, Reflections and Anticipation: The Journey Towards the Third Millennium -Selected Work by Hunter Fibre Artists, Maitland City Art Gallery, Maitland, NSW, Australia (1999) [J2]
1999 Alexander B, Outbreak -School of Fine Art Staff Exhibition, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia (1999) [J2]
1999 Alexander B, OutArt, 1999 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival Ltd, Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney,NSW (1999) [J2]
1999 Alexander B, Invisible Exhibition, Contemporary Art Agency International, Zamocky Park, Pezinok, Slovak Republic (1999) [J2]
1999 Alexander B, The Spiritual in Australian Art, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia (1999) [J2]
1998 Alexander B, Minutia, PCL Exhibitionists, Sydney (1998) [J2]
1998 Alexander B, International Exhibition of Mini Textiles, Dzyga Art Cultural Center, Lviv, Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine (1998) [J2]
1998 Alexander B, Nexus III, The Arts Space, Newcastle Grammar School, Newcastle (1998) [J2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 15
Total funding $72,646

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20081 grants / $2,500

Crafticulation & Education: International Conference of Craft Science and Craft Education, University of Helsinki, Finland, 23/9/2008 - 26/9/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mr Brett Alexander
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189337
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20072 grants / $27,500

Tracing site visual arts research project$25,000

Funding body: Newcastle Regional Museum

Funding body Newcastle Regional Museum
Project Team Mr Brett Alexander, Ms Patricia Adams, Conjoint Associate Professor Allan Chawner, Doctor Miranda Lawry, Associate Professor Pam Sinnott, Mr Kris Smith, Doctor Trevor Weekes
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187997
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

6th International Kaunas Art Biennial (Kauno Meno Bienale), National Museum of M.K. Ciurlionis, M Zilinskas Art Gallery (Nepriklausomybes sq. 12, Kaunas, Lithuania), 30/11/2007 - 2/12/2007$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mr Brett Alexander
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188239
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $2,400

Scythia 6: 6th International Biennial on Contemporary Textile Art Conference and Exhibition 14-18 June, 2006$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mr Brett Alexander
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186503
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $1,335

The Jeonju Paper Culture Festival 2005, 1-8 May 2005$1,335

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mr Brett Alexander
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185378
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20042 grants / $5,105

Visit of Prof J Jefferies, from 12 April 2004 to 13 May 2004$2,705

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mr Brett Alexander
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183993
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The International Symposium of Paper Artists Krapanj 2004, 1-10 September 2004$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mr Brett Alexander
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184495
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20032 grants / $6,125

Visit of Ms Annika Ekdahl from 9 October to 23 November 2003$3,625

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mr Brett Alexander
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183589
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The 9th International Paper Symposium$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mr Brett Alexander
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183247
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $2,500

The 8th International Paper Symposium, Slovak Republic 18 August - 5 September 2002$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mr Brett Alexander
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182264
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20002 grants / $12,385

Northern Lights: To survey, critically analyse, curate and document conceptually based contemporary Swedish textile art.$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mr Brett Alexander
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178910
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The 6th International Paper Symposium, Slovak Republic 14 August - 4 September 2000$2,385

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mr Brett Alexander
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179873
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19991 grants / $1,820

'The Invisible Exhibition' - Slovakia, 17-26 September 1999$1,820

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mr Brett Alexander
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0179053
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19971 grants / $6,000

'New Text'. The documentation, through exhibition and recording of contemporary Fibre Art/Textile practice in the Newcastle/Hunter Valley Region.$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mr Brett Alexander
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176655
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19931 grants / $4,976

Research into the use of laser and video technology as an epressive tool in the development of visuallanguage in two dimensional and three dimensional art$4,976

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Jutta Fedderson, Mr Brett Alexander
Scheme Creative Arts Grant (Defunct)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0173409
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed7
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.75

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Miyaya Marama-li Girl Hand Make
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD ORI* on Aesthetics and Language of Folding and Technology
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD Lotus Trace III - Hybrid Cultural Identity - A Place to Call Home
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2010 PhD Activating Gay Place: Contexts Associated with the Use of Ultraviolet Lighting and Fibre/Textiles in Immersive Installation
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 Masters Footprints in the Forest: A Visual Exploration of the Tall Timber Forests of Northern New South Wales
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2006 Masters Dissecting the Prosthetic
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2004 Masters A Privileged Journey
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2002 Masters Peregrination: A speculation on gender and the environment,as a crucial element In the genesis of personal visual imagery
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2002 Masters DRAWN THREADS: Placement and Skill as an Integral Part of Visual Expression with particular reference to Family Resonances
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2002 Masters Memory and Landscape. An eclectic subconscious journey reflected in the symbolism of the cone
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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News

Research Directions 2013/2014

Research Directions 2013/2014

May 16, 2014

The new edition of Research Directions from the Faculty of Education and Arts is now available.

Mr Brett Alexander

Position

Lecturer
School of Creative Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Fine Art

Contact Details

Email brett.alexander@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6703
Fax (02) 4921 6909

Office

Room CE17
Building Ceramics (& Fibres-Textiles) Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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