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 and is currently completing her PhD in Film and Digital Media at the University of Sydney. 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. 

Research Expertise

Cathie's research interest is in the meeting place between cinema, science and the 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 investigates 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 the 1960-70s, 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 "Cinematic Topologies" investigates shifts in the perception of nature, thought and time in cinema and digital media from the 1970s to the present with a focus on the work of Terrence Malick, Errol Morris and Robert Cahen.

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) CMNS3170 Screenwriting Documentary and and CMNS2040Music Video. 

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.
Recent work includes ASPERA 2014 Conference Committee and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Cluster (ATSIRC) and Aboriginal Legal Service Media Consultant.


Qualifications

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

Keywords

  • Cross-Platform Media
  • Digital & Electronic Media: History Theory Practice
  • Digital Media Arts
  • Documentary & Documentary Hybrids
  • Documentary Writer, Producer, Director
  • Film, Television and Digital Media
  • Image & Sound Composing Practices
  • Media Producer, Writer & Director
  • Media Production
  • Media Projects
  • Media ecologies
  • Museum & Cultural Heritage
  • Philosophies of Cinema
  • Screen and Media Theory
  • Screenwriting Theory & Practice
  • Sound Production
  • Video production
  • Web and interactive media

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
190205 Interactive Media 30
190203 Electronic Media Art 30
190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2013 - 1/12/2013 Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia
1/07/2008 -  Lecturer in Communication University of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia
1/03/1994 - 1/05/1995 Lecturer The University of Sydney
Electronic & Temporal Arts
Australia
1/07/1992 - 1/06/1993 Researcher/Assistant Curator Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences
Communications/ Science & Technology
Australia
1/03/1989 - 1/06/1989 Lecturer Assisting City Art Institute (now College of Fine Arts, UNSW)
Media Production
Australia

Professional appointment

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

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/03/1988 - 1/12/1992 Tutor- Communications & Jumbunna, Aboriginal Unit University of Technology Sydney
Humanities & Social Sciences & Aboriginal Unit
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2000 33rd US International Film and Video Festival
US International Film and Video Festival
1997 NSW Premiers Award
NSW Premiers Department

Prize

Year Award
2002 National Trust Energy Australia Heritage Award
National Trust of Australia (NSW)

Professional

Year Award
2008 Finalist ABC Excellence Awards (Factual) 2008
Australian Broadcasting Coporation (ABC)
2008 Finalist ABC Excellence Awards (Children) 2008
Australian Broadcasting Coporation (ABC)
2004 Australian Film Commission
Australian Film Commission

Invitations

Distinguished Visitor

Year Title / Rationale
2012 MA Program in Fine Art, Bergen Academy of Art & Design

Panel Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2015 Interactive Documentary - Expanded Fields and Contracted Experiences
2012 Tracing/Tracing Contemporary Art in Australia

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2012 Tracking/Tracing Contemporary Art in Australia Seminar

Prestigious works

Year Commenced Year Finished Prestigious Work Role
2007 2007 ABC Science Online ABC Editor
2007 2007 Crude: The Incredible Journey of Oil Broadband ABC Constructor
2004 2004 Shared History: Stories from the Pacific Collection Australian Museum & National Library of Australia Creator
2004 2004 Rediscovering Aboriginal Wollemi Australian Museum & National Library of Australia Creator
2004 2004 Uncovered: Treasures of the Australian Museum Australian Museum Contributor
2004 2004 John Gould - 200 Years of Achievement Australian Museum Contributor
2001 2001 Keeping Culture: Achieving Self Determination through the Development of Aboriginal Keeping Places Australian Museum & National Library of Australia Constructor
2001 2001 Australia's Lost Kingdoms Exhibition Australian Museum Contributor
1998 1998 Biodiversity: Life Supporting Life Exhibition Australian Museum Contributor
1996 1997 Indigenous Australians: Australia's First People Exhibition Australian Museum Contributor
1986 1986 Australian Mythological Sights*Sites*Cites National Library of Australia Editor
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Publications

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


Book (1 outputs)

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

Journal article (3 outputs)

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

Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 De 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 (2013) [E1]
2012 De 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 (2012) [E3]
2012 Kerrigan 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 (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Susan Kerrigan
2012 Aquilia P, Kerrigan SM, Payne CL, 'Student film collaboration: The East-West dilemma', 62nd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association. Abstracts (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Susan Kerrigan
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Creative Work (19 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Payne CL, Tracking/Tracing: Contemporary Art from Australia, Bergen, Norway (2012) [J2]
2007 Payne 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]
2007 Payne C, Nelson A, Davies H, Rollermache Makeover Website, www.abc.net.au/rollermache, ABC Kids Online: Sydney, NSW/Australia (2007) [J1]
2004 Payne C, Shared History: Stories from the Pacific Collection (Documentary), Sydney, NSW, Australia (2004) [J1]
2004 Payne C, Tacon P, Rediscovering Aboriginal Wollemi, (Documentary), Sydney, NSW/Australia (2004) [J1]
2004 Payne C, John Gould's Australian Journey DVD, Sydney, NSW/Australia (2004) [J2]
2003 Payne C, Mummies of the Andes, Interactive Documentary, Australian Museum:Sydney, NSW/Australia (2003) [J1]
2001 Payne 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]
2000 Payne CL, Body Art (Interactive Documentary), Australian Museum: Sydney, NSW, Australia (2000) [J1]
1999 Payne CL, Robinson M, Bats Navigation Game, (Interactive game), Bats Exhibition, Australian Museum: Sydney, NSW, Australia (1999) [J1]
1998 Payne CL, Ballou E, Journey to the Present, (Interactive touchscreen game) Australia's Biodiversity Exhibition, Australian Museum: Sydney, NSW, Australia (1998) [J1]
1998 Payne CL, Journey to the Future, (Interactive touchscreen game), Australia's Biodiversity Exhibition, Australian Museum: Sydney, NSW, Australia (1998) [J1]
1998 Payne CL, Journey to the Past (Interactive touchscreen documentary), Australia's Biodiversity Exhibition, Australian Museum: Sydney, NSW, Australia (1998) [J1]
1997 Payne CL, Robinson M, The Spider Traps Game (interactive game), Spiders Exhibition, Australian Museum: Sydney, NSW, Australia (1997) [J1]
1997 Payne CL, Robinson M, Robinson M, Australia's Most Dangerous Spiders Game, (Interactive Game), Spiders Exhibition, Australian Museum: Sydney, NSW, Australia (1997) [J1]
1995 Payne CL, Castaldi D, Letter to a Future Place (Audio clip), ABC Radio, NSW, Australia (1995) [J2]
1990 Payne CL, Pitsis A, Scott A, Design by Nature: From the Unassembled to the Engineered, The Performance Space: Sydney, NSW, Australia (1990) [J1]
1989 Payne CL, Roman Portraits Antiquity: The work of Geoff Weary, Paddington: Sydney, NSW, Australia (1989) [J2]
1988 Payne 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 grants 4
Total funding $46,844

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20132 grants / $32,500

ERF Teaching Relief - Payne$25,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Catherine Payne, Doctor Anne Llewellyn
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201024
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Catherine Payne
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200967
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $9,344

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

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Doctor Peter Summons, Doctor Brian Regan, Miss Kristi Street, Professor Isabel Higgins, Ms Catherine Payne
Scheme Strategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1401029
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20101 grants / $5,000

Portable Digital Video Research Lab$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Catherine Payne
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190427
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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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

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

Office

Room ICT 3.59
Building ICT Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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