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Biography

Deb Mansfield is an Australian artist whose area of research looks at island narratives and spaces of in-between. 

Mansfield draws on ideas evoked by journeys to remote littoral spaces including Moreton Bay (Queensland), the Mississippi River Delta (Louisiana), Kleinmond (South Africa), the Tamar Valley (Launceston), and McIvers, Newfoundland (Canada). 

She has completed several artist residencies both locally and abroad (Cataract Gorge: Launceston, Full Tilt Newfoundland, Artisan: Brisbane) and has received several awards and public art commissions (Australia Council of the Arts, COFA Travel Grant, APA Research Scholarship, Siganto Travel Scholarship, Aged Care Capital Works QLD Health: Wondai and Redlands, Museum of Brisbane: Wild Suburbia and Silver).

Mansfield has exhibited consistently since 2000, including over thirty group exhibitions and twelve solo exhibitions. 

Qualifications

  • Master of Research, University of New South Wales, 01/05/2013
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Griffith University, 01/02/2005

Research

Research keywords

  • Interstitial Sites
  • Island Studies
  • Littoral Geographies and Spaces
  • Spaces of In-Between

Research expertise

Deb Mansfield is an Australian photomedia artist whose area of research looks at liminal geographies and spaces of in-between. In particular, interstitial sites that problematise assumptions about the nature of boundaries.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
190502Fine Arts (Incl. Sculpture And Painting)50
190503Lens-Based Practice25
190504Performance And Installation Art25

Awards

Finalist

2014The University of Newcastle Open Acquisitve Art Prize
The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Competition
2014Josephine Ulrick and Win Shubert Photography Award
Gold Coast Arts Centre (Australia)
Competition

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Alternative Photographic Techniques
  • Contemporary Art Practice
  • Digital Photography
  • Interdisciplinary Practice
  • Photo-Tapestries
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Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Marsh A, Look: Contemporary Australian Photography Since 1980., Macmillan Art Pub, Australia, 399 (2010)

Journal article (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Mansfield DR, Parker Philip I, 'The Armchair Traveller: Cartographic Performance and Projective Travel Narratives', Runway Australian Experimental Art, . (2014)
2013Mansfield DR, 'The Armchair Traveller: Littoral Zones and the Domestic Environment', Alternation: international journal for the study of Southern African literature and languages, Special Edition No. 6 197-216 (2013) [C1]

Conference (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Mansfield DR, 'The Armchair Traveller: Littoral Zones and the Domestic Environment', Alternation: international journal for the study of Southern African literature and languages, Kleimond, South Africa (2011)

Creative Work (46 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Mansfield DR, SPACE (the final frontier), The Workroom, Newcastle (2014)
2014Mansfield DR, DM ARI, Ryan Renshaw Window Space, Brisbane (2014)
2014Mansfield DR, Softening (Or break the legs of what I want to happen), Sawtooth Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania (2014)
2014Mansfield DR, Firing on all Cylinders, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney (2014)
2014Mansfield DR, Get out of the water, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane (2014)
2014Mansfield DR, Silver, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane (2014)
2014Mansfield DR, And the islands slid up the side of the plane, Gallery Mercure, Kings Cross, Sydney (2014)
2013Mansfield DR, COMMISSION: Silver, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane (2013)
2013Mansfield DR, Dump/Fylling, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane (2013)
2013Mansfield DR, The Armchair Traveller, MOP Projetcs, Sydney (2013)
2013Mansfield DR, Space is the Place, Wellington St. Projects, Sydney (2013)
2013Mansfield DR, On the Surface of Things, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney (2013)
2012Mansfield DR, The Open Door, Redland Art Gallery, Brisbane (2012)
2010Mansfield DR, Darkness Creeps, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney (2010)
2010Mansfield DR, Shelf Life, Delmar Gallery, Sydney (2010)
2010Mansfield DR, Hush Now, Lousiana, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra (2010)
2010Mansfield DR, Twelve Degrees of Latitude: Queensland's Sesquicentenary (Touring exhibition), Regional Gallery and University Art Collections in Queensland (2010)
2009Mansfield DR, Fremantle Print Award Exhibition, Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia (2009)
2009Mansfield DR, Synchronicity, Toowoomba Regional Gallery, Queensland (2009)
2009Mansfield DR, Hush Now, Louisiana, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney (2009)
2009Mansfield DR, New Skin, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane (2009)
2009Mansfield DR, Hush Now, Louisiana, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane (2009)
2008Mansfield DR, Photo L.A. (with The Queensland Centre for Photography), Photo L.A., United States of America (2008)
2008Mansfield DR, Postcard from Redlands, Redland Art Gallery, Brisbane (2008)
2008Mansfield DR, Hutchinson, Mansfield & McKeich, Stills Gallery, Sydney (2008)
2007Mansfield DR, COMMISSION: Queensland Health: Aged Care Capital Works, Wondai and Redlands (2007)
2007Mansfield DR, Refresh - Guest Artist, Brisbane Grammar Art Show, Brisbane (2007)
2006Mansfield DR, Anticipating the Islands, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane (2006)
2006Mansfield DR, Neo Eco, Redland Art Gallery, Brisbane (2006)
2006Mansfield DR, COMMISSION: Wild Suburbia, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane (2006)
2005Mansfield DR, Thiess Art Prize - Finalist, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane (2005)
2005Mansfield DR, The Space Between Words, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane (2005)
2004Mansfield DR, Malt Lys/Painted Light, Metro Arts, Brisbane (2004)
2004Mansfield DR, New Photomedia, The Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2004)
2004Mansfield DR, Another Viewpoint: Camera-less, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane (2004)
2004Mansfield DR, Sleight, Redland Art Gallery, Brisbane (2004)
2004Mansfield DR, Neither here nor there, Redland Art Gallery, Brisbane (2004)
2003Mansfield DR, Wide Open, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane (2003)
2003Mansfield DR, Fresh Cut, The Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2003)
2003Mansfield DR, Memory and the Mathametics of Beauty, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane (2003)
2003Mansfield DR, COMMISSION: Varsity Lakes: Concept Design (2003)
2003Mansfield DR, Neither here nor there, Gallery 482, Brisbane (2003)
2002Mansfield DR, New Photographic Works, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane (2002)
2002Mansfield DR, The Travels of Small Things, 60 Merivale St., South Brisbane (2002)
2002Mansfield DR, Manifesto, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane (2002)
2001Mansfield DR, You are here, 723 Stanley St. Woolloongabba, Brisbane (2001)
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Other (8 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Mansfield DR, 'INTERVIEW: Conversation with Deb Mansfield by Jonathan McBurnie', (2014)
2014Mansfield DR, 'INTERVIEW: Deb Mansfield by Sasanki Tennakoon', (2014)
2014Mansfield DR, 'INTERVIEW: Deb Mansfield Interview by Casey Hutton', (2014)
2014Mansfield DR, 'Interview with Deb Mansfield by Naomi Riddle', : Try Hard Magazine (2014)
2014Mansfield DR, 'Collections where Artworks are held: Artbank, QUT Art Museum, Daryl Hewson, Redland Art Gallery, Queensland Centre for Photography', (2014)
2013Mansfield DR, 'REVIEW: Fringe Dwelling by Isobel Parker Philip', (2013)
2013Mansfield DR, 'CATALOGUE: The Armchair traveller: Littoral Zones and the Domestic Environment', The Armchair traveller: Littoral Zones and the Domestic Environment. Sydney (2013)
2013Parker Philip I, 'CATALOGUE: On the Surface of Things', (2013)
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Mansfield D, The Armchair Traveller: Littoral Zones and the Domestic Environment, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (2013)
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Grants and Funding

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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

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Ms Deborah (Deb) Mansfield

Work Phone4921 6679
Email
PositionAssociate Lecturer
School of Creative Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaFine Art
Office
VA210,
VA Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/deb-mansfield
Linkhttp://www.debmansfield.com