Dr Ari Chand

Dr Ari Chand

Lecturer

School of Creative Industries

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Ari Chand is a Designer/Illustrator and practice-based researcher with experience in both Secondary and Tertiary Education, from visual art secondary teaching, illustration/concept art, natural history illustration, Character Design and Concept Art, design history and theory, design research, to key areas of core teaching in Visual Communication Design and Art Teacher Education. 

His illustration work is mainly comprised of either traditional drawing, watercolour, ink, acrylic or digital illustration.  Research is practice-based at the University of Newcastle and looks at the development of a theoretical framework based on the combination of seminal concepts, habitus(Pierre Bourdieu) and tacit knowledge (Michael Polanyi), to interrogate and scope out the nature of style and design process within design practice. 

He was a finalist in the 2019 Dobell Drawing Prize

Other Projects Include:

Interdisciplinary Research GroupGroup: CindER(Creative Industries Educational Research); Kathryn Grushka, Kristi Street, Susan Kerrigan, Rachel Buchanan. Creative Industries Extension to 2019 & 2020. 

  • High Performing Students Program: Art/Science Project, DVCA Funded Longitudinal Research Project 2013- present. (Kath Grushka, Neville Clement, Miranda Lawry, Andy Devine).
  • Art Masters Class Program (Newcastle High School): Research Project, Newcastle high School, Kath Grushka, Jody Robinson(Masters Candidate, Education), Rory Davis(Masters Candidate, Education).

Inaugural Member of the ‘Creativity in Higher Education Network’.


Research Expertise 

Key areas of investigation include Bourdieusian Practice Theory, Cultural Production, Design Ethnography, Tacit knowledge and the Design process. Ari has been a Research Assistant on the large-scale research project and  HEPPP funded “ Creative Industries Careers- Re-imagining Regional and Remote Student’s opportunities’.  The project supported regional and remote High School students facing the prospect of the decline in the traditional areas of farming, mining, and manufacture to re-imagine their futures and aspire to work in Creative Industries.  

Teaching Expertise 

Secondary Teacher Education in Visual education, Visual Art, Design and Technology. Post graduate and undergraduate pre-service teacher education in Visual Art and Design Education. Courses taught include: Teaching and Learning in Visual Art, Design in the areas of teaching strategies, assessment, classroom practices and curriculum design.  Tertiary Teaching in Design Research Methodology. 

Student Feedback on Teaching 2019:

-"Ari Chand's teaching was very helpful in my overall learning journey. It was cool to see how he was able to incorporate art history in with the basic foundations of drawing."

-"Enjoyed him as my teacher very much, I hope I have him again in the future for my future subjects. Very clear and solid teaching methods. I started Visual Communication Design to do graphic design but now I am considering illustration and/or concept artist."

-"Ari is very knowledgeable and refined in skill. He is a great help in learning the skills necessary to become a good drawer and artist. He is accomplished in his field and is a very engaging tutor."

"Ari taught me numerous valuable techniques and skills I look forward to developing and refining."



Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Natural History Illustration (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Design
  • Design Research
  • Habitus
  • Illustration
  • Practice-based Research
  • Tacit Knowledge
  • Visual Art

Languages

  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
120307 Visual Communication Design (incl. Graphic Design) 50
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified 20
120399 Design Practice and Management not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Creative Industries
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
13/02/2017 -  Casual Academic School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Australia
1/02/2016 -  Casual Academic Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Australia
1/02/2015 - 31/07/2015 Casual Academic School of Design, Communication & IT, University of Newcastle
Design & Communication
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/02/2017 - 30/11/2017 Research Assistant School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Australia

Awards

Scholarship

Year Award
2013 2013 UNRS Central Scholarship
School of Design, Communication & IT, University of Newcastle

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
DESN1331 Drawing for Design: Character Design
The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts | Australia
In this course students will learn the process of designing characters through conceptualisation and iteration. Using imaginative and observational skills students will create a visual narrative around there created character. Students will also produce visual outcomes that visually communicate the character design.
Course Co-Ordinator 13/07/2019 - 31/12/2019
EDUC2071 Specialist Studies in Junior Visual Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
This course explores the principles and practices of teaching and learning Stage 4/5 Visual Arts, Visual Design, Photographic and Digital Media syllabi in secondary schools. Students will consider the role and value of visual arts in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum. Students will explore lesson planning and programming for Stage 4/5 Visual Arts curriculum and a range of strategies, technologies, resources, embedding literacy and numeracy for teaching and assessing Visual Arts at the secondary school level.

Course Co-ordinator 2/02/2017 - 31/12/2018
EDUC4099 Specialist Studies in Senior Visual Arts
The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
This course explores the principles and practices of teaching and learning Stage 6 Visual Arts in secondary schools. Students will explore course, programming and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for Visual Arts. Specific attention will be given to the communication and interpersonal skills of the pre-service art teacher and the importance of co-operation between the arts community, art institutions and schools; and management practices for Visual Arts teachers including risk, and financial and resource management.
Course Co-ordinator 1/02/2017 - 31/12/2018
DESN1001 Design Contexts 1: What- Definitions, Theories and Practices of Design
DESN1001
This course introduces students to a variety of theories, definitions and ideas about the diverse field of human activity called design. It will explore these theories of design against the broader backdrop of relevant social theories and practices with particular, but not exclusive, emphasis on visual communication design.
Tutor 17/01/2018 - 31/12/2019
DESN1002 Design Contexts 2: When- Histories of Visual Communication Design
Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
This course introduces students to some of the key historical moments in the development of the specific design practice of visual communication. It will explore the development of visual communication design in relation to relevant, broader historical events.
Tutor 1/01/2018 - 31/12/2019
DESN1200 Design Drawing Foundations
Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Introduces the use of drawing as a communication tool. Emphasis is placed on an awareness of the design process and developing skills in visual problem solving, observation, interpretation, learning to use visual language and visual research methodology.
Course Co-ordinator 30/01/2019 - 31/12/2019
DESN1021 Design Projects 2: Visual Design Thinking
Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
This course introduces students to the integration of a variety of visual media, processes and practices into visual communication projects. It explores brief definition and development, idea generation, design prototyping and project implementation and execution. It emphasises the importance of thinking, communicating and reflecting through visual forms
Tutor 1/01/2018 - 31/12/2019
DESN3005 Design Contexts 5: Design Research Methodologies
The University of Newcastle, Australia
This course explores the history, practice and varying understandings of design research and compares these to more conventional forms of academic and social research. It provides basic research training in design relevant research methodologies/techniques and for students to pursue honours studies or use in industry settings.

Co-ordinator 1/02/2015 - 30/07/2018
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Publications

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

Highlighted Publications

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Chand A, Chand A, 'Breathing life into a character: conceptual tools for understanding the relationship between illustrator and character design', The International Journal of Arts Theory and History, 11 1-11 (2016) [C1]
2018 Grushka KM, Clement N, Chand A, Lawry M, Devine B, 'Boundary Objects in the Visual Art-Science Learning Space', Australian Art Education, 39 69-90 (2018) [C1]
Co-authors Miranda Lawry, Brian Devine, Kath Grushka

Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Chand A, The Art of Illusio, Black Leaf Studio, Print, 242 (2017)

Journal article (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Grushka KM, Clement N, Chand A, Lawry M, Devine B, 'Boundary Objects in the Visual Art-Science Learning Space', Australian Art Education, 39 69-90 (2018) [C1]
Co-authors Miranda Lawry, Brian Devine, Kath Grushka
2016 Chand A, Chand A, 'Breathing life into a character: conceptual tools for understanding the relationship between illustrator and character design', The International Journal of Arts Theory and History, 11 1-11 (2016) [C1]
2016 Chand A, 'Why is teaching kids to draw not a more important part of the curriculum?', The Conversation, (2016)
2015 Chand A, '21st-century character designs reflect our concerns, as always', The Conversation, (2015)
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Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Chand A, 'The Role of mentorship within Creative Industries Career Pathways: Tertiary Student Perspectives on Creativity in Project-based Learning', University of Newcastle (Sydney Campus) (2019)

Creative Work (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Chand A, Dobell Drawing Prize: 'Juxstarepository 3/ catch a fallen star and put it in your pocket', National Art School, National Art School and Sir William Dobell Drawing Foundation (2019)
2019 Chand A, Invited Artist: Knowles Brothers Wine Vintage Release., Knowles Brothers Winery (2019)
2018 Chand A, High Tide (2018) [J1]
2015 Brooker CJ, Cross K, Minichiello M, Roxburgh M, Howells A, Atkins D, et al., Making it Known, Curve Gallery, http://www.making-it-known.com/catalogue/ (2015) [J2]
Co-authors Andrew Howells, Jane Shadbolt, Caelli Brooker, Mark Roxburgh, Mario Minichiello, Michael Dickinson, Ralph Kenke
2013 Chand A, Still Small Voice, Online (2013)
2012 Chand A, Chand AJ, Marsupialia Anatomia, University of Newcastle, Design Building (2012)
2010 Chand A, Anatomia, Newcastle City Hall (2010)
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Report (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Grushka K, Kerrigan S, Chand A, Street K, Lawry M, Shadbolt J, Gruppetta M, 'Creative Industries Careers: Re-imagining Regional and Remote Students opportunities.', Department of Education and Training, 17 (2018)
Co-authors Jane Shadbolt, Susan Kerrigan, Kath Grushka
2017 Grushka KM, Kerrigan S, Chand A, Lawry M, Gruppetta M, Smith K, '2016 National Priorities Pool FINAL REPORT Creative Industries Careers: Re -imagining Regional and Remote Students Opportunities [HEP1600027]', Australian Department of Education and Training, 24 (2017)
Co-authors Miranda Lawry, Susan Kerrigan, Kath Grushka

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Chand A, Habitus, Tacit Knowledge and Design Practice: The Context of the Designer as Illustrator, University of Newcastle (2018)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $195,098

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20171 grants / $120,098

Creative Industries Careers: Re-imagining Regional and Remote Students opportunities$120,098

Funding body: Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme

Funding body Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme
Project Team

Doctor Kathryn Grushka, Doctor Miranda Lawry, Associate Professor Susan Kerrigan, Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta, Ms Jane Shadbolt, Mr Ari Chand

Scheme Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding C2110 - Aust Commonwealth - Own Purpose
Category 2110
UON N

20131 grants / $75,000

Habitus, Tacit Knowledge and Design practice: The context of the Designer as Illustrator$75,000

University of Newcastle Postgraduate Research Scholarship: 
Central Budget Scholarship of approx. $75,000 over 3 years.

-School of Design, Communication and Info Tech.

Funding body: School of Design, Communication & IT, University of Newcastle

Funding body School of Design, Communication & IT, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Ari Chand

Scheme Central Budget
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Dr Ari Chand

Position

Lecturer
Creative Industries Roadshow
School of Creative Industries
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email ari.chand@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 40553120
Links Personal webpage
Personal webpage
Twitter

Office

Room D.224
Building Level 4, NewSpace
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