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Dr Miranda Lawry

Senior Lecturer

School of Creative Arts (Fine Art)

Career Summary

Biography

I have maintained a high research output ( including grant funding) considering my extensive administrative positions that I have held at the university since the mid 1990's including Deputy Head (1999-01), Acting Head of School (2001-02) Head of School (2003-04) and Assistant Dean International (2006-08).I am a founding member of the Arts/Health and Practice Research Centre and held an executive position in the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) the arts sectors peak body from 2002-04 (3 year position). Technically I am an early career researcher and my doctoral thesis is in the final semester of production.

My research focus is primarily directed to advantaging an understanding of collaborative engagement with a central focus of determining a multi level framework for the arts that sees creative arts as having an intrinsic value beyond the boundaries of the art gallery. As a visual artist I primarily work with photo and digital media. Installation practice and new media constructs have directly influenced my work that finds contexts in many disparate environments .In 2005 I was Chief investigator on a Collaborative Grant with Hunter New England Health as the funding partner.

The primary outcome was a commissioned art work Moving the Royal-Framing the Windows installed permanently in the foyer of The Royal Newcastle Centre Hospital in Newcastle. This facility in it's first year of operation has seen 1 million people access the hospital, all of whom can be considered potential viewers of this artwork.This involved a unique collaboration between hospital staff and academics and those in the community who were dramatically affected by the closure of the hospital. The results were reported in an invited paper presented at the inaugural 2006 Australian Medical Humanities Conference in Byron Bay. Another permanent installation (Sky Windows)2003 installed in The John Hunter Hospital was undertaken in collaboration with Professor Anne Graham (my supervisor) and funded through an internal grant.

I have built a long-term relationship with the hospitals in the region and have been instrumental in working to provide an understanding of the value of art in the health sector. In recent years in collaboration with Prof Allyson Holbrook (SORTI)I have also taken a principal role in research that focuses on doctoral supervision and examination in Fine Art resulting in four refereed publications. From 2000 to 2009 I supervised 10 post graduate students to successful completion and currently supervise 8 MPhil Fine Art candidates. I have supervised in excess of 40 Honours students with the majority being awarded Honours (Class 1) and six being awarded University Medals and APA scholarships to the University of Newcastle, University of NSW and Melbourne University (VCA). Two MPhil graduates where awarded PhD scholarships in Britain in 2009. I have been proactive in highlighting the achievements of the creative arts at a regional, national and international level by nominating successful graduates for Alumni Awards and Hon Doctorates including (Margaret Olley,Nancy Borlaise,) at the University of Newcastle.

Research Expertise
My research focus is primarily directed to advantaging an understanding of collaborative engagement with a central focus of determining a multi level framework for the arts that sees creative arts as having an intrinsic value beyond the boundaries of the art gallery. As a visual artist I primarily work with photo and digital media. Installation practice and new media constructs have directly influenced my work that finds contexts in many disparate environments .In 2005 I was Chief investigator on a Collaborative Grant with Hunter New England Health as the funding partner. The primary outcome was a commissioned art work Moving the Royal-Framing the Windows installed permanently in The Royal Newcastle Centre Hospital in Newcastle. This involved a unique collaboration between hospital staff and academics and those in the community who were dramatically affected by the closure of the hospital. The results were reported in an invited paper presented at the inaugural 2006 Australian Medical Humanities Conference in Byron Bay. Another permanent installation (Sky Windows) installed in The John Hunter Hospital was undertaken in collaboration with professor Anne Graham (my supervisor) funded through an internal grant. I have built a long-term relationship with the hospitals in the region and have been instrumental in working to provide an understanding of the value of art in the health sector. In recent years in collaboration with Holbrook et. al I have also taken a principal role in research that focuses on doctoral supervision and examination in Fine Art resulting in four refereed publications

Teaching Expertise
My specialist area of teaching is Photomedia with a primary focus of Early 19th Century processes, artist books and silver based processes.My teaching has been focused in supporting the development of professional practices in the gallery program, sourcing specialist guest lectures for the public programs and mentoring candidates to apply for grants, prizes and scholarships. I have been actively engaged in the Directed Study course offered to undergraduate BFA students and have assisted many students with successful placements at: The Art Gallery of NSW, Newcastle Regional Gallery and Lake Macquarie Region Art Gallery, along with commercial companies. I have participated in the planning of arts program initiatives at Gosford, Wyong and Newcastle hospitals, which has included presenting concept proposals, participating in Arts for Health Seminars and Conferences. I have also supported students in conducting residencies within hospital environments in both Newcastle and Gosford and together with Trevor Weekes I have developed a long-term relationship with Eden Gardens through initiatives such as a yearly exhibition of student work at the Eden Gardens Art Gallery in Lane Cove. I have strong links to Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada, Goldsmiths College of Art in England and The Bauhaus, University of Weimar in Germany, The School of Art at Christchurch University in New Zealand together with substantive links to key academic staff at art schools around Australia. I have been responsible for the promotion of Fine Art at a regional, national and international level with the production of SOFA (a yearly journal promoting activities in Fine Art in 2002-05) and curating and instigating touring exhibitions of staff and student work including VERVE- Profiling the research of staff in Fine Art at the University which is touring in 2007 to regional galleries in NSW I was instrumental in developing a highly successful TAFE/Uni partnership with New England TAFEthat saw over 90 students articulate into the Bachelor of Fine Art Degree at the University of newcastle through a flexible program including online, campus based study at both Tamworth TAFE and Callaghan Campus of the university.

Administrative Expertise
I have held significant administrative roles at The University of Newcastle since 1994. These have included Program Co-ordinator for the Bachelor of Visual Arts (1994-98) Assistant Dean, Faculty of Art and Design (1998-2000) Deputy H ead of School, School of Fine Art (2000-01) Acting Head of School (2002-04) Assistant Dean, International, Faculty of Education and Arts (2006- current).I was an appointed academic member to the committee to develop and write a new Bachelor of Fine Art Degree at The University of Newcastle in 1999, which included the introduction of a Masters of Fine Art and PhD programs. I have chaired the TAFE/ University Articulation Advisory Group for Arts and Media and developed a flexible BFA program in partnership with Tamworth TAFE in 2000.

Collaborations
Practice as Research is a primary research interest and the project Coalopolis to Metropolis: New Adventures of Mark Twain outlines the recent success of this at an international level. The breadth of studio-based inquiry is beginning to claim a space within traditional domains of research. This exhibition emerged from discussions with Professor Graeme Sullivan at Colombia University in New York. It was shown at Pearl Street Gallery in Brooklyn (established by Colombia University as a research centre in Practice as Research)The research contributes to the discourse of Practice as Research evolving through an exploration of how artists interpret historically potent archival material by initiating new research frameworks and practices in collaboration with writers and social commentators. As one of 9 artists in this research project, and contributing editor of the catalogue my work consisted of five segments of a photo installation piece, which reflected on Mark Twains rail journey. The limit of peering out a window where what is seen is formed by what is known freeze frames reality in these works. The installation construct forms a rhythmic visual language that provides a potential to view traditional 2D images in a 4D virtual environment thus expanding the notional parameters of still photography. The significance of this research is that the artists were invited by Professor Graeme Sullivan, Chair of the Dept of Arts and Humanities at Columbia University in New York to exhibit the project at Pearl Street Gallery in Brooklyn NY in 2007. This project was selected to feature in a series of exhibition projects running over two years that ensured that art created within the framework of studio research was effectively placed within cultural discourse in the public domain. The exhibition was opened by Benjamin Genocchio, art critic for the NY Times and is profiled as a key example of Practice as Research in the following two books published in 2009. " Art Practice as Research: Inquiry in Visual Arts, Sage Publications, Inc. November (2009); and " Dean and Smiths edited book, entitled, Practice-led Research/Research-led Practice in the Creative Arts, Edinburgh University Press (2009) Chapter 2 Making Space: The Purpose and Place of Practice-led Research,


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma in Visual Art, Sydney College of the Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts), Sydney College of the Arts

Keywords

  • Alternative photo practices
  • Arts/Health and Practice
  • Landscape and mythology
  • Practice as Research
  • artist books
  • photomedia practice

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130299Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified50
199999Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Creative Arts
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2009 - 1/01/2010MIRVAC Art Advisory CommitteeMIRVAC Pty Ltd
Australia
1/01/2009 - 1/02/2010James Fletcher Hospital Commemorative Committee Hunter New England Health
Australia
1/01/2008 - 1/07/2009The 2009 International Academic and Community Conference on Animals and SocietyAnimals and Society
Australia
1/01/2007 - 1/10/2010ArtsHealth International Conference, (Committee) University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2005 - Artist in Residence CommitteeThe Lockup Cultural Centre
Australia
1/01/2003 - 1/12/2006Royal Newcastle Hospital Commemorative CommitteeHunter Health
Australia
1/09/2001 - 1/09/2004Executive memberAustralian Council of University Art and Design Schools
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/12/2010Senior lecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Drama, Fine Art and Music
Australia
1/02/1990 - 1/12/1999LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Drama, Fine Art and Music
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Committee Member - Artist in ResidenceThe Lockup Cultural Centre
Australia
Deputy Chair - Arts FoundationSydney Childrens Hospital, Randwick
Australia
Member of the Civic and Cultural Precinct Advisory GroupNewcastle City Council

Invitations

External Examiner

YearTitle / Rationale
2006External examiner for Honours (Photomedia)
Organisation: College of Fine Art UNSW Description: Expert in the field. Long standing arrangement between UoN and UNSW to provide bench marking of degree programs.

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2009Murrurundi Keddie's Pastoral Photo Prize
Description: Expertise as a judge of photographic prizes
2007The Gosford Emerging Art Prize
Organisation: Gosford City Art Gallery Description: Expert in the field, extensive experience in Fine Art and gallery professional practice.
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Publications

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


Journal article (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Farman N, Barr M, Philp A, Lawry M, Belcher W, Dastoor P, 'Model & Metaphor : A Case Study of a New Methodology for Art/Science Residencies', Leonardo, 150413082234003-150413082234003 (2015)
DOI10.1162/LEON_a_01073
2009Lawry MJ, 'Ben Hall: An essay', Wilson Street, - 12-15 (2009) [C3]
2006Holbrook AP, St George JM, Ashburn EA, Graham AM, Lawry MJ, 'Assessment practice in fine art higher degrees', Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy, 118 86-97 (2006) [C1]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Jennifer Stgeorge
2004Dally KA, Holbrook AP, Graham AM, Lawry MJ, 'The processes and parameters of Fine Art PhD examination', International Journal of Educational Research, 41 136-162 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ijer.2005.04.010
CitationsScopus - 5
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Kerry Dally
2004Dally KA, Holbrook AP, Lawry MJ, Graham AM, 'Assessing the exhibition and the exegesis in visual arts higher degrees: perspectives of examiners', Working Papers in Art & Design, 3 1-14 (2004) [C1]
Co-authorsKerry Dally, Allyson Holbrook
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Conference (14 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Simmons BA, Holbrook AP, Lawry MJ, 'From rupture to resonance: Art makers as art researchers', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook
2009Robinson P, Lawry MJ, 'Reflected visions', The 2nd ArtsHealth Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Simmons BA, Holbrook AP, St George JM, Lawry MJ, Graham AM, 'Developing a researcher perspective during the course of a fine art research degree: Issues relating to supervision', AARE 2008 Conference Papers Collection: Proceedings, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E2]
Co-authorsJennifer Stgeorge, Allyson Holbrook
2007Lawry MJ, Shaw GA, ''Generations' - A Collaborative Teaching and Learning Project', Mars and Venus: Does Gender Matter in Aging. Program and Abstracts, Newcastle, Australia (2007) [E3]
2006Lawry MJ, 'Moving the Royal-Framing the Memories', Taking Heart: A new quest for Medical Humanities, Byron Bay (2006) [E2]
2005Dally KA, Holbrook AP, Graham AM, Lawry MJ, Ashburn EA, 'Assessment Practice in Visual Arts Higher Degrees', European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction 11th Biennial Conference. Integrating Multiple Perspectives on Effective Learning Environments, Nicosia, Cyprus (2005) [E3]
Co-authorsKerry Dally, Allyson Holbrook
2005Holbrook AP, Dally KA, Graham AM, Lawry MJ, 'Examiner Reflections on the Fine Art Higher Degree Examination Process', AARE 2004 Conference Papers Collection, Melbourne, Australia (2005) [E1]
Co-authorsKerry Dally, Allyson Holbrook
2004Holbrook AP, Dally KA, Bourke SF, Lovat TJ, Lawry MJ, Lu Y, 'Evaluating some fundamental features of doctoral assessment', Proceedings of the 2004 International Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, Australia (2004) [E3]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Kerry Dally, Terry Lovat, Sid Bourke
2004Dally KA, Holbrook AP, Graham AM, Lawry MJ, 'The Fine Art higher degree examination process', Proceedings of the 2004 International Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, Australia (2004) [E3]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Kerry Dally
2004Holbrook AP, Dally KA, Graham AM, Lawry MJ, 'Examiner reflections on the Fine Art Higher Degree examination process', Abstract of Papers, Melbourne (2004) [E3]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Kerry Dally
2004Holbrook AP, Dally KA, Graham AM, Lawry MJ, 'The perspectives of examiners on the processes of research higher degree supervision and examination in fine art', Conference Paper, Stockholm (2004) [E2]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Kerry Dally
2003Dally KA, Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Graham AM, Lawry MJ, 'Higher Degree Examination in Fine Art', Defining the Doctorate, Crowne Plaza, Newcastle (2003) [E1]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke, Kerry Dally
2000Lawry MJ, 'Flexible Learning/Partnerships for Learning', ASET/HERDSA Journal, Toowoomba QLD (2000) [E3]
2000Lawry MJ, 'Creating Partnerships for Learning', Australain and new Zealand Journal of Art, Armidale NSW (2000) [E3]
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Creative Work (35 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Lawry MJ, The 2014 Small Boxes Exhibition Plume 1 Plume 11, Kankaku Museum, Osaki-shi, Miyagi, Japan (2014) [J2]
2012Lawry MJ, 1000 small boxes, Kankaku Museum, Osaki, Japan (2012) [J2]
2012Lawry MJ, Forsythes collectors care, Newcastle Art School, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2012) [J2]
2011Alexander 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-authorsPam Sinnott, Angela Philp, Patricia Wilson-Adams, Kris Smith, Brett Alexander
2011Alexander 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-authorsTrevor Weekes, Angela Philp, Pam Sinnott, Brett Alexander, Kris Smith, Patricia Wilson-Adams
2010Lawry MJ, Nou Hospital, Hospital de la Santa Crue i Sant Pau, Barcelona exhibited at Healing: Space and Place, PODspace Gallery, Newcastle, NSW (2010) [J2]
2009Lawry MJ, Regional Anatomy 1, Regional Anatomy 2, Regional Anatomy 3, Regional Anatomy 4 exhibited at 'A Fine Line', PODspace Gallery, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [J2]
2009Lawry MJ, Climate/Camouflage 264, Climate/Camouflage 264 exhibited at '1000 Small Boxes', Kankaku Museum, Osaki City, Japan (2009) [J2]
2009Lawry MJ, My Place in Space exhibited in 'Interpretations: Our Place in Space', John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [J2]
2009Lawry MJ, Connecting Principle Event 09: The Shift, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK (2009) [J2]
2008Lawry MJ, Wisper-Image Blue 1: Down Under Ground, Drozdowice Chamber, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland (2008) [J2]
2008Lawry MJ, Episodic Memory, 1 to 8: Art and the Archive, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle (2008) [J2]
2007Lawry MJ, Charting Memory, Framing Memory, The University Gallery, University of Newcastle (2007) [J1]
2007Lawry MJ, New Adventures of Mark Twain: Coalopolis to Metropolis, Pearl Street Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (2007) [J2]
2007Lawry MJ, Forsythes Collectors Care Art Exhibition, Newcastle Art School TAFE Front Room Gallery, Newcastle (2007) [J2]
2007Lawry MJ, Green, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle (2007) [J2]
2007Lawry MJ, Verve, Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth (2007) [J2]
2007Lawry MJ, Lightness, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle (2007) [J2]
2007Lawry MJ, New Adventures of Mark Twain: Coalopolis to Metropolis, contributing editor Miranda Lawry, - (2007) [J1]
2006Lawry MJ, Moving the Royal-Framing the Memories, Arts Health facilities, The Royal Newcastle Centre (2006) [J1]
2006Lawry MJ, Collectors Care Exhibition, Newcastle Art School Gallery, Newcastle (2006) [J2]
2006Lawry MJ, Verve, The University of Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle (2006) [J2]
2006Lawry MJ, Unlocked 1, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle (2006) [J2]
2006Lawry MJ, The Fishing Park, Fram Kitigawa, Director, Echigo Tsumari Triennial, Echigo Tsumari, Japan (2006) [J2]
2005Lawry MJ, Drawn From the Archive, Newcastle (2005) [J1]
2005Lawry MJ, Gosford Art Prize, Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford NSW (2005) [J2]
2005Lawry MJ, Drawing the Line, School of Fine Art Gallery, Newcastle (2005) [J2]
2005Lawry MJ, Samaritans Collectors Care Exhibition, Newcastle Art School Gallery, Newcastle (2005) [J2]
2001Lawry MJ, Relative Values: Common Ground (group exhibition), School of Fine Art, School of Fine Art gallery (2001) [J2]
2001Lawry MJ, Time was I thought the world was thin and dry. New work by Shirley Diamond, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Britain (2001) [J2]
2001Lawry MJ, Graham AM, "BHP blues 2000" Curated work for Well Connected Exhibition, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (2001) [J2]
2000Lawry MJ, "BHP Blue", Miranda Lawry- Curator, School of Fine Art Gallery, Uni of Newcastle (2000) [J2]
1999Lawry MJ, "Digital Decade, An Ingegration of Art, Science and Technology", As above, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (1999) [J2]
1999Lawry MJ, "Digital Decade, An Integration of Art, Science and Technology", As above, Lake Macquarie City Gallery (1999) [J2]
1999Lawry MJ, Stones in the Road, Outbreak Exhibition, As above, School of Fine Art gallery (1999) [J2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants12
Total funding$176,071

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20153 grants / $76,661

Building Aspiration in the Creative and Performing Arts $63,811

Funding body: Department of Education

Funding bodyDepartment of Education
Project Team
SchemeHigher Education Participation Program
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Mobile Minds: Global Learning for Building Adaptive Strength$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Office PVC International and Advancement

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Office PVC International and Advancement
Project Team
SchemeOPVCIA Strategic Project
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

QS-APPLE Annual Conference, Melbourne 25-27 November$850

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Miranda Lawry
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500920
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20071 grants / $25,000

Tracing site visual arts research project$25,000

Funding body: Newcastle Regional Museum

Funding bodyNewcastle Regional Museum
Project TeamMr Brett Alexander, Ms Patricia Adams, Conjoint Associate Professor Allan Chawner, Doctor Miranda Lawry, Associate Professor Pam Sinnott, Mr Kris Smith, Doctor Trevor Weekes
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187997
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Local
Category2OPL
UONY

20052 grants / $30,000

Moving the Royal - Framing the Memories$20,000

Funding body: Hunter New England Area Health Service

Funding bodyHunter New England Area Health Service
Project TeamDoctor Miranda Lawry, Conjoint Professor Anne Graham, Associate Professor David Watt
SchemeUniversity Grant Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185423
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Moving the Royal - Framing the Memories$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Miranda Lawry, Conjoint Professor Anne Graham, Associate Professor David Watt
SchemeCollaborative Research Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185422
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20042 grants / $16,768

The role of the exhibition in the doctoral assessment practice of Fine Art examiners$11,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Allyson Holbrook, Conjoint Professor Anne Graham, Doctor Miranda Lawry
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183366
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Visit of Prof Bruce Barber, 4 September to 1 December 2004$5,768

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Miranda Lawry
SchemeVisitor Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184313
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20021 grants / $10,000

PhD Examination in the Creative Arts$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Conjoint Professor Anne Graham, Professor Allyson Holbrook, Doctor Miranda Lawry
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181382
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20002 grants / $10,642

Vulnerable Bodies - Art, Architecture and the Public body in a Hospital Environment$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Professor Anne Graham, Doctor Miranda Lawry, Ms M Cintra
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0178898
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Flexible Learning for a Flexible Society$642

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Miranda Lawry
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0180274
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19961 grants / $7,000

Inscribing the rock - The Great North Road.$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Miranda Lawry
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0175852
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015The Evolution of Contemporary Art in a Hybrid Sri Lankan Culture
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2015Art and Sensory Environments: An Exploration of Tourette Syndrome and the Art of Abstract Play to Enhance Mental Health and Inclusive Quality of Life
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2015The Island I Can't Get To: Nissological Spaces and the Pull of Balls Pyramid
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2015Sharing the Artistic Vision: How the Shift Towards Interconnected Creative Process is Transforming Arts Practice and Art in Public Spaces
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014Rites of Passage - People, Image, Spirit and Place
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014Reinventing the Lolita Complex in the Academies and Artists Leagues: Lolita to Avatars
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013Exorcising the Abject: A Cathartic Disquisition
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Iconoclasm and Counter -Iconoclasm as a Critical Frame for Sculpture
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Sole Supervisor
2013Preservation: Resonance of the Actual - an Investigation of the Phenomenon of 'on-the-road' Photography
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012Carnivorous Science: Gendered Anatomy in the Post Human Body, an Hysteria of the Machine in Technological Utopia
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011Serendip to Sri Lanka: A Photographic Journey
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011The Art of Entertaining Culture: A Multi-Media Exploration of Cross-Cultural Commonalities, Mirrored Identities and Belongingness
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2010The Golden Boot - Photographic Representation of the Woman's Limb Deficient Body
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2010Reviving Augustine: Examining the Gestural Body as Language in the Iconographie Photographique De La Salpêtrière
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2010Tearing Light - Dyslexia and Creativity - An Alternative Mode of Perception
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2009Migration, Memory and Landscape: Recontextualising Personal Experience Through Contemporary Abstract Painting
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2008The Regal Twelve
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2008Unmasking Claude Cahun: Self-Portraiture and the Androgynous Image
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2008Beneath the Skin
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2007Analogue-Digital: Integrating Digital Techniques in Traditional Image Making
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2007The Life and Work of Anne von Bertouch (1915-2003): Reflections on History, Memory and Place
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
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News

PhD candidate Bliss Cavanagh discovered the benefits of Arts Health after her Tourettes dianosis

Arts Health PhD student knows the benefits of engaging with art

May 20, 2015

PhD candidate Bliss Cavanagh's Tourettes diagnosis led her to embark on an investigation into the benefits of sensory environments.

The Conversation

A clearer view on the healing power of the arts

December 27, 2013

By Marguerite Johnson, and Miranda Lawry.

Florence Nightingale was a practical, highly experienced nurse who advocated the role of beauty, aesthetics and nature in medical practice. She believed buildings with windows, beautiful views, central courtyards and light were imperative for the healing process.

Dr Miranda Lawry

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Creative Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Fine Art

Contact Details

Emailmiranda.lawry@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 6731
Mobile0409719026
Fax(02) 4921 6909

Office

RoomGS103
BuildingGallery
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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