Ms Catherine Payne

Lecturer

School of Design Communication and IT (Communication)

Career Summary

Biography

Cathie joined the Communications team at the School of DCIT in 2008. A Master’s by research graduate from the University of Technology Sydney, Cathie is a multi-award new media producer with over fifteen years experience producing video, sound, interactive media, games, documentary, web, broadband and animation work. Cathie’s documentaries have been screened at film and video festivals in New York, London and Belgium and her sound work has been broadcast on Radio National, triple j and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. From 1996–2004 Cathie worked with the Australian Museum Multimedia Unit writing, producing and directing over 50 digital media works for national and international traveling exhibitions of specialist scientific and cultural content. While at the Australian Museum, Cathie also produced and directed the award winning Keeping Culture interactive documentary CDROM (NSW Heritage Award) for Aboriginal Outreach, as well as the museums corporate video Future Visions (United States Film & Video Festival silver medal) and the Indigenous Australians: Australia’s First Peoples interactives (NSW Premiers Award 1997). Her recent short documentaries, Shared History: Stories of the Pacific Collection have been screened at the 28th Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival in New York and the 11th London Australian Film Festival and Rediscovering Aboriginal Wollemi, has been screened at the 9th Kineon International Archaeological Film Festival. In 2006 to 2008 she worked as lead producer with ABC Science Online www.abc.net.au/science and produced the ABC broadband documentary site Crude: The Incredible Journey of Oil www.abc.net.au/crude and also worked as executive producer of ABC Kids Online www.abc.net.au/kids and www.abc.net.au/rollermache. Her writing has been published in various Australian journals and she has worked as a researcher/writer in communications at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Powerhouse Museum and AFTRS. Cathie lectures in media production, documentary, digital video and cross-media practice and has taught at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Technology Sydney and AFTRS. She is currently working on a documentary and research toward a PhD called 'Cinematic Topologies: Mapping shifts in nature, thought and mind'.

Research Expertise
Cathie's research interest is in the meeting place between cinema, science and media arts. Her research includes theoretical work about cinema as archaeology and as site for multi-textual convergence between mechanical, electronic and digital media; as well as applied research, with significant contributions through media projects to the communication of cultural heritage, science and climate science, produced for the Australian Museum and ABC Science. Her theoretical and practical research draws on interdisciplinary methods to re-approach cinema from the 1960s to the present and nvestigates shifts in the materiality of cinema with the fusion of electronic and digital images and sounds, and their affect on perceptions of time, space and memory. Her work includes analysis of Michelangelo Antonioni’s trilogy of the sixties, Andrei Tarkovsky’s works of memory and conscience in the1960-70s, and looks at the introduction of electronic, digital and high-definition images and sounds in the films of Chris Marker, Ridley Scott, Wim Wenders and Peter Greenaway in the 1980-90s. Current research work investigates digital media, screenwriting and composing practices, the emergence of micronarratives and contemporary articulations of nature, thought and mind with a focus on the work of Robert Cahen, Terrence Malick and Errol Morris.

Teaching Expertise
Cathie's teaching expertise in cinema, video, sound, media theory and practice includes undergraduate teaching at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Jumbunna, Aboriginal Unit UTS, City Art Insitute (now College of Fine Art, UNSW), and Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. Cathie has taught and developed postgraduate curriculum in media production, theory and practice at the University of Newcastle, Sydney College of the Arts and AFTRS (Australian Film, Television and Radio School). She designed and taught the second year curriculum for the Electronic & Temporal Arts Studio, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University 1994-1995. Cathie has been a Guest Lecturer at the School of Theatre and Film Studies at UNSW, Sydney Audio Engineering College and in the MA Program in Fine Art at Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen (Bergen National Academy of The Arts) Norway, in 2012. Course development and teaching at University of Newcastle since 2008 includes: CMNS6040 Digital Video (MA in Digital Media) CMNS3450 Media Production: Project (3rd Year Major Project) CMNS1004 Media Production: Video (Documentary) CMNS1230 Foundations of Media Production (Foundation program in media production, video and sound editing)

Administrative Expertise
Key managerial and administrative positions held in cultural institutions in Australia include: Media Industry - Executive Producer, ABC Kids Online in ABC Multiplatform TV (Contract) - Lead Senior Producer, ABC Science Online, 2006-2007 (Contract) - Manager, Multimedia Unit, Australian Museum 1996-2004 Consultancy & Project Management - Project Manager in Film, Television & Digital Media at AFTRS, 2006 This work included consultancy and development of: -- AFTRS National Flexible Delivery Business Case 2006, -- AFTRS National Curriculum Conference 2005 & 2006, -- AFTRS Five Year National Curriculum Plan, -- AFTRS international benchmarking and quality assurance for AUQA -- AFTRS Industry Advisory Board -Consultancies for national and international educational and commercial media projects and exhibitions for Australian Museum Business Services (AMBS Consulting)1997-2004 Collections and curatorial - Researcher/Assistant Curator, Communications, Museum of Science and Technology and Powerhouse Museum, 1991-1992 - Vice President, Board of Directors, Electronic Media Arts, Australia which included selection, and organisation of a program of international video works with the Australian International Video Festival Director for The 5th Australian Video Festival. --Events included the Australian Video Touring Exhibition, ‘Video Visions’ Installations by International Video Artists, AGNSW and the Australian Video Component for 4th Berlin Video Festival.


Qualifications

  • Master of Arts, University of Technology Sydney
  • Bachelor of Education (Art), Newcastle College of Advanced Education

Keywords

  • Archaelology and climate science
  • Cross-media practices
  • Digital media and digital cinema histories
  • Documentary
  • Documentary and documentary hybrids
  • Film, Television and Digital Media
  • Media production
  • Media project
  • Museum and cultural heritage
  • Philosophies of cinema
  • Philosophies of science
  • Screen and Media Theory
  • Screenwriting
  • Screenwriting and composing practices
  • Sound production
  • Video production

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
190299Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2013 - 1/12/2013FellowUniversity of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia
1/07/2008 - Lecturer in CommunicationUniversity of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia
1/03/1994 - 1/05/1995LecturerThe University of Sydney
Electronic & Temporal Arts
Australia
1/07/1992 - 1/06/1993Researcher/Assistant CuratorMuseum of Applied Arts & Sciences
Communications/ Science & Technology
Australia
1/03/1989 - 1/06/1989Lecturer AssistingCity Art Institute (now College of Fine Arts, UNSW)
Media Production
Australia

Professional appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/08/2007 - 1/12/2007Executive ProducerAustralian Broadcast Corporation
ABC Kids Online
Australia
1/11/2006 - 1/06/2007New Media Producer (Lead)Australian Broadcast Corporation
ABC Science Online
Australia
1/06/2005 - 1/10/2006Project Manager/Executive Officer/ResearcherAustralian Film Television and Radio School
Film, Television & Digital Media
Australia
1/09/2004 - 1/05/2005New Media Producer Long Grass Productions
Research & Consultancy
Australia
1/07/1996 - 1/06/2004New Media Producer /ManagerAustralian Museum
Multimedia Unit
21/07/1991 - 1/06/1992Assistant Education OfficerMuseum of Applied Arts & Sciences
Education/ Science & Technology
Australia
1/09/1989 - 1/06/1990Sound RecordistNSW Attorney-General`s Department
Court Reporting- Communications Technology

Teaching appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/03/1988 - 1/12/1992Tutor- Communications & Jumbunna, Aboriginal UnitUniversity of Technology Sydney
Humanities & Social Sciences & Aboriginal Unit
Australia
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Publications

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


Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
1986Payne CL, McCarthy P, Brereton K, Australian Mythological Sights*Sites*Cites*, A Third Degree Publication, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 208 (1986) [A3]

Journal article (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
1994Payne CL, 'Visible Spaces, Electronic Records: John Conomos and Tracey Moffatt', Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 8 318-327 (1994) [C1]
1988Payne CL, 'In the field of the large and small', Scan+: A New Magazine for Video & Time-Based Arts, 1 8-9 (1988) [C3]
1986Payne CL, 'Lookouts', Third Degree Publications, 1 16-22 (1986) [C2]

Conference (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013De Burgh-Woodman H, Payne CL, 'Consuming the Aesthetic of the Everyday: A Visual Analysis of Errol Morris' "High Life"', Asia-Pacific Advances in Consumer Research, Queenstown, NZ (2013) [E1]
Author URL
2012De Burgh-Woodman H, Payne CL, 'Consuming the aesthetic of the everyday: A visual analysis of Errol Morris' 'High Life'', Asia Pacific Association for Consumer Research Conference 2012, Queenstown, NZ (2012) [E3]
2012Kerrigan SM, Aquilia P, Payne CL, 'Investigating a global tertiary curriculum through concepts of eastern and western creativity', Refereed Proceedings of the 2012 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference, Adelaide, SA (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsSusan Kerrigan
2012Aquilia P, Kerrigan SM, Payne CL, 'Student film collaboration: The East-West dilemma', 62nd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association. Abstracts, Phoenix, AZ (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsSusan Kerrigan
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Creative Work (19 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Payne CL, Tracking/Tracing: Contemporary Art from Australia, Stiftelsen Gallery, Bergen, Norway (2012) [J2]
2007Payne C, Allen I, Hobbs B, Doust S, Crude: The Incredible Journey of Oil Broadband Site, www.abc.net.au/crude, ABC Science Online: Sydney, NSW/Australia (2007) [J1]
2007Payne C, Nelson A, Davies H, Rollermache Makeover Website, www.abc.net.au/rollermache, ABC Kids Online: Sydney, NSW/Australia (2007) [J1]
2004Payne C, Shared History: Stories from the Pacific Collection (Documentary), Sydney, NSW, Australia (2004) [J1]
2004Payne C, Tacon P, Rediscovering Aboriginal Wollemi, (Documentary), Sydney, NSW/Australia (2004) [J1]
2004Payne C, John Gould's Australian Journey DVD, John Gould Inc. Exhibition, Sydney, NSW/Australia (2004) [J2]
2003Payne C, Mummies of the Andes, Interactive Documentary, Australian Museum:Sydney, NSW/Australia (2003) [J1]
2001Payne C, White P, Keeping Culture: Achieving self determination through the development of Aboriginal Cultural Centres and Keeping Places, CDROM, Australian Museum: Sydney, NSW/Australia (2001) [J1]
2000Payne CL, Body Art (Interactive Documentary), Australian Museum: Sydney, NSW, Australia (2000) [J1]
1999Payne CL, Robinson M, Bats Navigation Game, (Interactive game), Bats Exhibition, Australian Museum: Sydney, NSW, Australia (1999) [J1]
1998Payne CL, Ballou E, Journey to the Present, (Interactive touchscreen game) Australia's Biodiversity Exhibition, Australian Museum: Sydney, NSW, Australia (1998) [J1]
1998Payne CL, Journey to the Future, (Interactive touchscreen game), Australia's Biodiversity Exhibition, Australian Museum: Sydney, NSW, Australia (1998) [J1]
1998Payne CL, Journey to the Past (Interactive touchscreen documentary), Australia's Biodiversity Exhibition, Australian Museum: Sydney, NSW, Australia (1998) [J1]
1997Payne CL, Robinson M, The Spider Traps Game (interactive game), Spiders Exhibition, Australian Museum: Sydney, NSW, Australia (1997) [J1]
1997Payne CL, Robinson M, Robinson M, Australia's Most Dangerous Spiders Game, (Interactive Game), Spiders Exhibition, Australian Museum: Sydney, NSW, Australia (1997) [J1]
1995Payne CL, Castaldi D, Letter to a Future Place (Audio clip), The Listening Room / ABC-FM and JJJ Network, ABC Radio, NSW, Australia (1995) [J2]
1990Payne CL, Pitsis A, Scott A, Design by Nature: From the Unassembled to the Engineered, The Performance Space: Sydney, NSW, Australia (1990) [J1]
1989Payne CL, Roman Portraits Antiquity: The work of Geoff Weary, Roslyn Oxley9 / Roman Portraits: Antiquity, Paddington: Sydney, NSW, Australia (1989) [J2]
1988Payne CL, Real Space: False Time and Space in the Apartment, Australian Center for Photography: Sydney, NSW, Australia (1988) [J1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants4
Total funding$46,844

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20132 grants / $32,500

ERF Teaching Relief - Payne$25,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMs Catherine Payne, Doctor Anne Llewellyn
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1201024
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Cinematic Topologies: Mapping shifts in nature, thought and mind PHD Research Project with Creative work (documentary) and Exegesis (30,000words)$7,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMs Catherine Payne
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1200967
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20121 grants / $9,344

Clinical Training Framework Pilot Project – Anaesthetist Trolley Induction$9,344

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project TeamDoctor Peter Summons, Doctor Brian Regan, Miss Kristi Street, Professor Isabel Higgins, Ms Catherine Payne
SchemeStrategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1401029
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20101 grants / $5,000

Portable Digital Video Research Lab$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMs Catherine Payne
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0190427
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Ms Catherine Payne

Position

Lecturer
Communication
School of Design Communication and IT
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Communication

Contact Details

Emailcathie.payne@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4985 4571

Office

RoomICT 3.59
BuildingICT Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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