Dr Annemarie Murland

Dr Annemarie Murland

Casual Lecturer

Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies (Fine Art)

Career Summary

Biography

Born in Glasgow, 1962, Annemarie Murland completed her undergraduate studies at the School of Fine, The University of Newcastle in 2005 and went on, thereafter, to complete her research higher degree in 2009. Her thesis, entitled: Migration, Memory and Landscape: Recontextualising Personal Experience through Contemporary Abstract Painting explored felt experience through a multidisciplinary lens. Murland is an accomplished artist with an exemplary academic record, receiving a University and Faculty Medal for her Honours Degree submission and earned a scholarship for the duration of her PhD candidature (completed 2009). Her interdisciplinary artistic practice, research, and collaborations continue to seek and define the multifaceted nature of visual praxis within the context of Women’s Stories of Migration and the broader space of contemporary visual culture. Dr Murland is currently employed at the University of Newcastle where she is the course coordinator of Visual Art, Foundation Studies at the Ourimbah and Callaghan campus. She previously lectured and tutored [2006-14] in the School of Fine Art undergraduate and postgraduate program, practice and theory at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Dr Annemarie Murland exhibits nationally and internationally and maintains an active studio practice in Newcastle, NSW.

Research Expertise
My key research interests is an intercultural and interdisciplinary approach to practice-led research in the field of Migrational Studies that has proved particularly effective in demonstrating a visually literate means to explore a personal migrant experience within a contemporary global context. I continue to expand my research initiatives that question the role of materiality and the role of poiesis in developing abstract drawings, paintings, poems and video works of art.

Teaching Expertise
I integrate dynamic traditional and experimental material methodologies and processes as knowledge building tools in my tailored teaching and learning studio sessions to engage students in critical knowledge exchange. A multi-disciplinary, philosophical and experimental approach to knowledge production provides the student with new ways of seeing through practice. By exploring the space and material capacity of creative practice through integrating research, analysis and practice we deepen the domain and extend the student experience. As an expanded field of inquiry, contemporary art practice is collaborative, cross-disciplinary and an interactive form of representation that offers new possibilities to communicate intertextually. As a research method, creative practice requires the artist as a researcher to use insight and imagination in their inquiry in order to expand the field of discovery. Questions that surround visual experience are conceptually developed through studio praxis that contextualises the researcher's awareness and or observation of contemporary visual culture, creating meaning and understanding through the art object. 

Administrative Expertise
In my capacity as an artist, researcher, lecturer and tutor of undergraduate and postgraduate studies I am fully experienced in developing and recording course content, [studio practice and theory], using traditional and web-based media. I work collectively with my colleagues and have contributed to the development of assessment rubrics in 2D studies that evaluate creative practice within a research context. I am conversant in recording practice led discovery as creative output within existing the value systems that operate in traditional spheres of knowledge production - Universities. I am also compliant with University policy in relation to the storage of information, ethics submission, confirmation reporting, editing, critical writing and issues surrounding plagiarism. 

Collaborative Projects

The Marian Thread: a homage to otherness. The collaborative practice-led research project, artists, Dr Annemarie Murland and Kiera OToole explore a visual response to the Problematics of Identity and Sexuality, from an Irish Catholic, Feminine Perspective.

Greetings from the Irish in Australia: An International, Collaborative Research Project, 2013. Artists, 
Dr Annemarie Murland and Kiera O'Toole, invited academics and artists from a range of tertiary institutions within Australia, to provide a collective overview of what it means to be Irish, home and away, in the form of an edited book entitled: Greetings from the Irish in Australia. Foreword Irish Ambassador to Australia 2013.

Migrant Woman Project 2018/19: Lead artist and researcher, Personal stories of migration provide the content and framework for the development of this year-long collaborative project. Dr Annemarie Murland, lead researcher and artist, plus 7 migrant women.

Artists Kiera OToole and Annemarie Murland have assumed the role of cultural commentator in this artistic project, titled: The Book of Ruth. The project will explore how migration, a current global phenomenon has penetrated the psyche and lived experience of contemporary society when examined through an artistic framework. The language, practice and experience of aesthetics seeks to displace migration from its everyday context so that it can be experienced anew.  

This project seeks to visualise an aesthetics of migration through the art practice of Ruth McVey an itinerant nomad who moves across a range of border states and topographies to examine the singularity of a personal migrant experience when rendered and measured through a  ‘glocal’  and multicultural lens. The artist rejects any notion of identity politics as a catalyst for making, rather she actively engages with [local] material culture through her site-specific encounters with space and place. Her aim is to record how cultural ‘difference’ as experience provides a departure point to reimagine migration as an autonomous aesthetic that has the capacity to transmute as it moves beyond its host territory. 







Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Abstract Painting
  • Art Criticism
  • Art History
  • Art and Migration
  • Contemporary Art
  • Experimental Drawing
  • Feminism
  • Identity Politics
  • Interdisciplinary Painting
  • Old Master Material Methodologies
  • Phenomenology
  • Practice Led Research
  • The Artist as Researcher
  • artistic research
  • identity
  • migration

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
190502 Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting) 50
190103 Art Theory 15
160303 Migration 35

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Lecturer University of Newcastle
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Australia
Casual Lecturer University of Newcastle
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
28/02/2006 - 20/12/2014 Casual Academic

Painting and Drawing: Practice-Led Research | Practice & Theory

University of Newcastle
School of Creative Arts
Australia
1/01/2006 -  Membership - National Association of Visual Arts National Association of Visual Arts
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2006 APA Scholarship
The University of Newcastle

Honours

Year Award
2005 University Medal
Unknown
2005 Faculty Medal
Unknown

Recognition

Year Award
2005 Going Home
Unknown

Research Award

Year Award
2009 Migration Memory Landscape: recontextualsing felt experience through contemporary abstract painting
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Invitations

External Examiner

Year Title / Rationale
2017 Migrancy: a Journey of Yearning and a Quest for Home in the Context of Contemporary Art
External Examiner for Doctor of Philosophy, Research Higher Degree, Practice-Led Research, Fine Art.

Prestigious works / other achievements

Year Commenced Year Finished Prestigious work / other achievement Role
2019 2019 Sheep Pens Dreaming #1 Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, NSW Artist
2016 2016 Stories of Origin Glasgow Women's Library Artist
2015 2015 Stories of Origin Centre for Creative Practice, Dublin. Artist
2010 2010 East Meets West in Contemporary ARt Gallery Tondinelli, Rome, Italy Artist

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
EPARTS156 Visual Art 1
Centre for Teaching and Learning, The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 1/01/2018 - 30/12/2019
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Publications

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


Creative Work (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Brooker CJ, Shaw G, Tilley P, Murland A, Rey U, Chaffey N, et al., Popped, The Lock-Up, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J2]
Co-authors Caelli Brooker, Una Rey
2013 Brooker CJ, Murland A, Elliot-Ranken M, Osmotherly M, Smith B, Out of Hand: abstraction in monochrome and colour, The Depot Galleryt, Waterloo, NSW, Australia (2013) [J2]
Co-authors Caelli Brooker
2013 Rey U, Chaffey N, Middlebrook D, MURLAND A, GEOGRAPHY: Responses to Landscape, The University of Newcastle Art Gallery (2013)
Co-authors Una Rey
2012 Murland A, Wish You Were Here, The Balmain Watch House Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia (2012) [J2]
2012 Murland A, The Selkie, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2012) [J2]
2011 Murland A, Structure Becomes Image, University of Newcastle Gallery, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2011) [J2]
2008 Murland A, Black Square Stripe: Forsythes Collectors Care Art Exhibition, Front Room Gallery, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2008) [J2]
2006 Murland A, All That You Leave Behind (Curator: Lilli-Ann Berg, Newcastle NSW Australia (2006) [J1]
2006 Murland A, Pandora's Box (Curator: Susan Porteous, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle NSW Australia (2006) [J2]
2006 Murland A, WOW (Curators: Sandra Lee Brown, Colleen Hoad), Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle NSW Australia (2006) [J2]
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Other (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Murland A, 'HERLAND, The Women's Library, 8 March - 4 April 2019', (2019) [O1]
2019 Murland A, 'Reimagining the Canon, Exhibition, the University of Newcastle Gallery, 23 October - 17 November 2019', (2019) [O1]
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed4
Current0

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2015 Masters Master Painting Manual: Traditional Painting Material Methodologies for the Contemporary Artist M Philosophy (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Lost in Translation: The Materialisation of the Mark in the Digital Age PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2013 Masters Beyond the Pale: Australia: the Studio as Site where Notions of Irish National Identity are Translated into Contemporary Works of Art M Philosophy (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2011 Masters Conversation in Landscape M Philosophy (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Projects

Greetings From the Irish in Australia 2012 - 2013

An International, Collaborative Research Project, 2013.

Artists', Dr Annemarie Murland and Kiera O'Toole, invited academics and artists from a range of tertiary institutions within Australia, to provide a collective overview of what it means to be Irish, home and away, in the form of an edited book entitled: Greetings from the Irish in Australia. Foreword Irish Ambassador to Australia 2013.


Migrant Woman Project 2018/19: Lead artist and researcher, Personal stories of migration provide the content and framework for the development of this year-long collaborative project. 2018 -

Ongoing: Personal stories of migration provide the content and framework for the development of this year-long collaborative project. The aim of the project is to produce a series of narrative-based works of art that are materially cognisant with an individual, female, migrant experience.  A process of collaboration and exchange between lead artist, Dr Annemarie Murland and the group will focus on developing the concept, your story of migration matters. To that end, the women will be encouraged to reflect and share their experiences on the advantages and disadvantages of migration, it's emotional, physical and temporal side effects [if any] through textual responses and visual media


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Dr Annemarie Murland

Positions

Casual Lecturer
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Casual Lecturer
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Focus area

Fine Art

Contact Details

Email annemarie.murland@newcastle.edu.au
Mobile 0448686376
Links Personal webpage
Facebook
Personal webpage
Instagram

Office

Room VISUAL ART FOUNDATION STUDIES OURIMBAH CAMPUS
Building ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND FOUNDATION STUDIES CENTRE
Location FOUNDATION STUDIES OURIMBAH CAMPUS

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