Dr Ari Chand

Dr Ari Chand

Lecturer

School of Creative Industries (Education)

Career Summary

Biography


Dr Ari Chand is an Artist/Designer/Illustrator, Concept Artist and practice-based researcher with experience in various forms of education, from visual art secondary teaching, illustration/concept art, natural history illustration, design research, to tertiary teaching in Visual Communication Design and Art Teacher Education. 

He teaches secondary Visual Art at Heritage College Lake Macquarie. His illustration work is mainly comprised of either traditional 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. 

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. 



Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle

Keywords

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

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
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Creative Industries
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Education
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
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)
Co-authors Kath Grushka, Miranda Lawry

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)
Co-authors Kath Grushka, Miranda Lawry
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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Creative Work (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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 Michael Dickinson, Ralph Kenke, Mark Roxburgh, Caelli Brooker, Jane Shadbolt, Mario Minichiello, Andrew Howells, Daniel Atkins
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 (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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 Susan Kerrigan, Miranda Lawry, Maree Gruppetta, 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

Positions

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

Casual Academic
Creative Industries Roadshow
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Casual Academic
Creative Industries Roadshow
School of Creative Industries
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Education

Contact Details

Email ari.chand@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 7801
Links Personal webpage
Personal webpage
Twitter

Office

Room D224
Building Design Building
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