Dr Gillian Arrighi

Dr Gillian Arrighi

Senior Lecturer - Creative and Performing Arts

School of Creative Industries (Drama)

Children of the Theatre

Dr Gillian Arrighi’s research into childhood actors at the turn of the 20th century critically assesses their contribution to modern ideas about ‘childhood’

Gillian Arrighi

Before the advent of film, theatre was at its zenith at the turn of the 20th century, and at its heart were many talented and wildly popular child actors.

Dr Gillian Arrighi, a researcher in Creative and Performing Arts, is honing in on the contribution of children to the globally connected theatre industries in London, New York, Melbourne and Sydney prior to World War One.

She is currently writing a book, Pinafore, Prodigies and Precocities: child actors on popular stages 1879-1914 that applies the critical lenses of education and labour reform, repertoire analysis, industrial conditions, and biography to argue the popular theatre of the era transmitted socially transformational ideas about children and childhood.

“Through this project I’ve uncovered children’s extraordinary performance abilities. Their high levels of energy, intelligence, wit, and creative skills really shine through in this research. These amazing children had a broad psychological feeling range they could portray on stage. They were highly skilled dancers and comedians. Some as young as six years old were touring around the country doing up to 400 performances a year, so they also had remarkable endurance,” Dr Arrighi said.

Dr Arrighi said the children consummately presented their unique blend of innocence, agency, and competence while appearing in commercial productions of drama, pantomime, comic opera, variety/vaudeville and musical comedy alongside the biggest stars of the era.

“Some of them became major stars in their own right during childhood, some sustained adult careers in the theatre and early film, and many of them travelled vast distances on the touring circuits of the era, contributing to the transmission of theatrical trends and advancing modernising ideas about children and childhood.”

Most of the child actors of this period were female, many were from middle class homes without familial links to the entertainment business, and then as now, professional teachers of dance, singing, and elocution supported their entrée to the entertainment business.

“The predominance of young girls in the theatre industry and the support they received from their families disrupts our understanding about turn of the 20th century aspirations for young women in the work force. “

Dr Arrighi contrasts the extraordinary talents and abilities of the child actors of this era with the modern treatment of children.

“This research suggests that the abilities of children today are undervalued. It points to the way we can wrap children in cotton wool and perhaps limit their exploration of their creative capacities and emotional intelligence. Fear and concern for safety has changed the way society treats children, we’ve tightened our control on children and what spaces they can occupy,” she said.

“These days child actors in theatre and film work according to strict rules that acknowledge the need for education, rest, limited hours of work etc. Workplace recognition of children’s natural needs and rights was becoming established in the theatre industry in the 1880s and today’s regulations of child actors have their genesis in legal cases and changing industry practices dating from the late-nineteenth century.

The time frame for Arrighi’s study is 1879-1914, a significant period when the theatre industry in Australia, the United States and Britain was central to the national culture. Actors were becoming professionalised and industrial mechanisms supporting the occupational status of actors, such as actors’ agents and stage trainers, became entrenched within the industry. Cultural developments, including the activation of a mass media and the cult of celebrity, influenced the social impact of child actors.

It was in 1879 that a surge in popularity of child actors occurred worldwide which Dr Arrighi says coincided with increasingly determined efforts to legalise the importance of a universal education, to place the caprices of entertainment within an ordered structure of legal precedent, and to accommodate the economic significance of children as providers and consumers within the developing middle-class constructions of childhood.

“From 1880 onwards there was this incredible fascination with seeing children on stage. At the same time labour and education laws were coming into force. It was almost like the audience was saying now this is forbidden we want to have more of it. Ideas about what constituted a middle-class childhood were becoming strongly established in this period. The theatre has always reflected society and its challenges and problems. This upwelling of child actors performing ‘childhood’ on stage came at a time when not everyone could afford to give their children a middle class childhood, but they could witness aspects of modern childhood modelled on stage,” Arrighi noted.

Companion to the circus

Dr Arrighi’s next book to be published by Cambridge University Press is titled The Cambridge Companion to the Circus. Dr Arrighi is co-editor on this landmark publication, which will provide a complete guide for students, scholars, teachers, researchers, and practitioners seeking perspective on the foundations and evolution of the modern circus, the contemporary extent of Circus Studies, and the specialised literature available to support further enquiry.

The book brings together 18 commissioned chapters from international scholars. For some of these this will be the first time their research has been published in English.

“Circus is a global phenomenon and there are many researchers working in different languages and often their important findings are missed if they are not translated into English. This book makes international research available in English,” Dr Arrighi said.

Circus Studies is an interdisciplinary field that draws from theatre and performance studies, from social and anthropological studies, cultural history, sociology, and the health sciences. Dr Arrighi says it’s a burgeoning field and one that is gaining interested globally.

“I first started circus research 15 years ago and I’d go to conferences and be the only person talking about circus. Journals would say they wouldn’t publish on it and I had to argue for why they should publish. That has really changed. In the last decade, there are many different disciplines studying circus and there’s an increasing interest in the correlation between circus and science with several recent conferences on that topic,” Dr Arrighi noted.

Bringing the Victoria Theatre back to life

A 2018 project has spurred on the revival of Newcastle’s defunct Victoria Theatre. Dr Arrighi delved into old newspapers, photographs and drawings and interviewed former patrons of the Victoria Theatre to research the original theatre space and what it was used for. She discovered evidence that shows the Victoria Theatre was a major cultural destination.

“Newcastle wasn’t a backwater. It was on the circuit for elite producers and companies from Australia and overseas. Most of the productions at the Victoria Theatre were comedies and there were few dramas. That gives us an insight to what the local population enjoyed. In that time theatre productions were all commercial, this was well before government funding, so nothing went on at the theatre unless it was going to make money,” she said.

The Victoria Theatre still stands in Perkins Street Newcastle, although now derelict and not used as a theatre since the 1960s. Dr Arrighi said it was a challenge to reconstruct what it looked like, but with the help of the UON Innovation Team who created a virtual reality experience building on Dr Arrighi’s research, we are now able to visualise the interior of the old theatre.

“Nobody knew what it looked like, because there are no photos. To decipher what the interior used to look like we used highly detailed eye witness accounts, trade catalogues from the 1890s, visual and architectural references derived from other theatres of the era that have a photographic record; as well as colour and design information gleaned from contemporaneous interiors by the firm contracted to decorate the Victoria Theatre,” Dr Arrighi said.

The virtual reality experience was launched at the theatre site with two public open days. Dr Arrighi says the response from the community was overwhelming and has spurred the theatre site custodians into action to revive the theatre.

“For researchers that work with musty old newspapers that kind of outreach to industry and community is wonderful. So many people came to the open days with their memories of the theatre and the significance of it to them. There was this rich sense of community ownership of that theatre and an immediate and enthusiastic engagement by community members which was very satisfying to see.”

Children of the Theatre

Before the advent of film, theatre was at its zenith at the turn of the 20th century, and at its heart were many talented and wildly popular child actors.

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Circus attractions

In the first study of its kind, Dr Gillian Arrighi is investigating the benefits of recreational circus training

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Dr Gillian Arrighi's work space does not resemble the stereotypical office of an academic. There are theatre masks on the walls, juggling sticks on the desk and a large box in one corner overflows with a felt hat, a fox stole and myriad other items of costuming.

Arrighi is a lecturer and early career researcher in the School of Creative Arts - one of three Schools within the Faculty of Education and Arts.

She spent more than 20 years as a performer and performance collaborator in travelling theatre and working in the music industry before returning to university to study a Master of Creative Arts in 2002. Now she is carving out a new career in academia.

Although not a circus performer herself, Arrighi's interest in touring forms of popular entertainment prompted her to devote her PhD thesis to a study of the FitzGerald Brothers' Circus, the largest circus working in Australasia at the close of the 19th century.

In researching her PhD she recognised a gap in the historical narrative relating to the role of children in the entertainment industry during that period. Further primary research in that area fed into her latest line of research, which is about the phenomenon of youth circus in Australia over the past 40 years.

"There has been an explosion of community-based circus and circus skills groups since the 1970s - groups like The Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Cirkidz and Flipside," Arrighi explains.

"What I am investigating is the social significance of this; why they have proliferated and why parents are keen for their children to engage in this type of activity."

Anecdotal evidence emerging from Arrighi's work points to the inclusive nature of circus and its combination of physical and mental challenge as reasons for its popularity.

"Circus training is a hybrid; both sporty and creative. It produces imaginative and creative outcomes as much as it develops highly skilled physical proficiencies," she says.

"It is community-based and generally performed in an environment that is non-competitive and non-judgmental."

She has received testimonies from parents about the perceived therapeutic benefits of circus training within this environment: from boosting self-esteem to physical improvements in children suffering from autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, nervous conditions and executive function disorders.

Arrighi says there is a strong historical connection between the indigenous community and circus in Australia, while her research has also uncovered evidence of circus skills successfully being used in work with disadvantaged young people, including refugees and homeless youth.

Once this foundational study into the cultural history of youth circus in Australia has been completed, Arrighi hopes to pursue further research into the health and wellbeing advantages of circus training. There is great potential for an interdisciplinary study, possibly linking with physical education experts from the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition - a collaborative research enterprise supported by the Faculty of Education and Arts and the Faculty of Health.

"This is a subject that begs further investigation," she says.

"We have anecdotal evidence that circus helps build strong bodies and minds, enhances creativity and can benefit people who have been marginalised, but there has been no close study undertaken to validate these claims.

"What I think is really significant is the arts/health nexus and the larger question of what impact creative engagement has on everyday life."

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Circus attractions

In the first study of its kind, Gillian Arrighi is investigating the benefits of recreational circus training

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Career Summary

Biography

I am both a researcher and teacher in Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies. My published research is in the fields of Circus Studies, Childhood Studies, and Performance Pedagogy, whilst my teaching portfolio encompasses practice, theory, and histories of theatre and performance, for the Creative and Performing Arts major strand of the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Creative Industries.

After completing a three-year (full-time) Diploma of Acting (1984) I spent many years working as a performance collaborator and performer, developing creative outputs that spanned indoor and outdoor performance works for museums, festivals, public authorities, high school audiences, and theatre spaces. My interest in dance led me to Spain where I studied Flamenco dance (1985) and upon returning to Australia I continued dance studies and performance for a further decade. My practical experience of contemporary live performance and industry practice also extends to the music industry where I worked for almost seven years developing an understanding of all aspects of the contemporary music industry. During that time I worked for six years as editor of the AustralAsian Music Industry Directory and three years (concurrently) as the editor of the Australian Sports Industry Directory.

In 2003 I completed a practice-led-research Master of Creative Arts that focused on the neutral mask and its pedagogical worth to performers and in 2007 I completed a PhD thesis about the FitzGerald Brothers' Circus, the largest circus working throughout Australasia at the close of the nineteenth century. I joined the University of Newcastle in 2008. 

Research Expertise
Keywords: Circus Studies; Popular Entertainment Studies; Childhood Studies (child actors); Role play and simulation education in interdisciplinary education contexts; Improvisation and play as pedagogical paradigms for creative production; Masks as a pedagogical paradigm for the gestural and physical training of performers: VR for theatres and heritage sites

I am a member of the Centre for 21st Century Humanities at UON. My contribution to the emerging field of Circus Studies is demonstrated through journal articles, conference presentations, book chapters, a monograph, and my current project as chief editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Circus (for publication in 2020). My contribution to the newly emerging field of Popular Entertainments is demonstrated in my editorship of the peer reviewed academic journal Popular Entertainment Studies (since 2010), contribution to related conferences (both as convenor and as presenter), and editorship of the book A World of Popular Entertainments (Cambridge Scholars, 2012). In 2008 I received a Strategic Pilot Grant to investigate the role of children in the entertainment industry. That research trajectory has drawn me into a global network of researchers and the production of an edited volume published in 2014 by Palgrave Macmillan, Children and Entertainment: the participation of youth in the entertainment industry. Three Visiting Fellowships have subsequently supported me to complete research on my next book, Pinafores, Prodigies, Precocities: child actors on popular stages 1879-1914 (due for completion in mid-2020). in 2014 I was awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the Ransom Center for the Humanities, University of Texas at Austin, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment; in 2017 I was awarded the National Library of Australia Fellowship; and in 2018 I was awarded the Harvard University Visiting Fellowship for the Houghton Library (Harvard Theatre Collection). I have attracted and participated in three external ARC grants for the e-Research project AusStage: Gateway to the Australian Performing Arts. This support has enabled me to develop research in the e-Humanities within a research network that extends to researchers from many different Australian Universities. 

Teaching Expertise
Contemporary performance and new media technologies

Devising performance

Contemporary performance practices

Popular entertainments

Australian performance histories

Theatre histories

Performer pedagogies (Stanislavski, Meyerhold, Lecoq, Copeau, Leigh)

Administrative Expertise
Discipline Convenor, Creative and Performing Arts, 2014-present

RHD convenor, Creative and Performing Arts, 2013-present 

Hons and RHD convenor, Creative and Performing Arts, Callaghan and Ourimbah, 2012-present

Discipline convenor, Drama, Callaghan, 2011

Honours and RHD convenor, Drama, 2010-2011

Chair, Research Training Committee, School of Drama, Fine Art and Music, 2010 


Collaborations
My collaborative research interests span performance history and historiography (Circus studies, Childhood studies, Popular Entertainments); the application of performance within interdisciplinary contexts; and e-research. 

Performance histories: A research initiative into the contribution of children to the transnational entertainment industries of the UK, the US, and Australasia was commenced in late-2008. 

Applied performance: Two UoN Teaching and Learning Research Project Grants (2012, $10,000 and 2013 $10,000) are funding creative practice-led research into role-play simulation and professional communication with an interdisciplinary team of researchers drawn from Creative and Performing Arts, Pharmacy, Nursing and Midwifery, Communications, Occupational Therapy, and Physiotherapy. 

E-Research: AusStage: Gateway to the Australian Performing Arts. ARC LIEF-funded phase four, five, and six: researchers in Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Newcastle have been are trialling visualisation and mapping outcomes for their research into live performance in the greater Hunter region.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Creative Arts, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Acting theories and pedagogy
  • Animals and performance
  • Australian performance histories
  • Children in entertainment
  • Circus studies
  • Contemporary circus and physical theatre
  • Contemporary performance practices
  • Masks in training and performance
  • Performance and intermediality
  • Popular entertainments
  • Popular entertainments
  • Role play and simulation pedagogies
  • Victorian & Edwardian popular entertainments
  • Youth circus and social circus

Languages

  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
190404 Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer - Creative and Performing Arts University of Newcastle
School of Creative Industries
Australia
Senior Lecturer - Creative and Performing Arts University of Newcastle
School of Creative Arts
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2013 -  RHD Convenor University of Newcastle
Creative and Performing Arts
Australia
1/02/2012 - 1/03/2013 RHD and Hons convenor

(Callaghan and Ourimbah)

University of Newcastle (Callaghan and Ourimbah)
Australia
1/01/2012 - 1/06/2013 Conference Co-Convenor Another World of Popular Entertainments International Conference
Australia
1/07/2011 - 1/12/2011 Discipline Convenor University of Newcastle
Drama
Australia
1/05/2011 - 1/07/2011 Visiting Fellow The University of Warwick
Theatre and Performing Studies
United Kingdom
1/07/2010 - 1/07/2012 ADSA Secretary Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (ADSA)
Australia
1/06/2010 - 1/12/2010 Chair - Research Training Committee University of Newcastle
School of Drama, Fine Art and Music
Australia
1/07/2009 -  Executive Board Australasian Association for Theatre Drama and Performance Studies
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Editorial Board - Popular Entertainment Studies e-Journal Popular Entertainment Studies e-Journal
Australia
1/09/2008 - 1/06/2009 Conference Co-Convenor 'A World of Popular Entertainments' International Conference
Australia
1/01/2003 -  Membership - Australasian Association for Theatre Drama and Performance Studies Australasian Association for Theatre Drama and Performance Studies
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2011 -  Membership - American Society For Theatre Research American Society For Theatre Research
United States
1/01/2006 -  Membership - Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association
Australia
1/01/2004 -  Membership - International Federation for Theatre Research International Federation for Theatre Research
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/05/1997 - 1/05/1999 Editor, Australian Sports Industry Immedia! Pty Ltd
Australia
1/03/1996 - 1/09/2002 Editor, Australasian Music Industry Directory Immedia! Pty Ltd
Music Industry- Publications and Public Relations
Australia
1/01/1988 - 1/12/1999 Actor and Manager Cahoots Theatre Company
Creative Arts Practitioner and Business Manager
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2018 Houghton Visiting Fellowship, Harvard Theatre Collection (Robert Gould Shaw Fellowship) $5000
Houghton Library, Harvard University
2016 National Library of Australia Fellowship 2017 $20400
National Library of Australia
2014 Research Fellowship in the Humanities $4000
Harry Ransom Centre for the Humanities, University of Texas at Austin

Prize

Year Award
2018 Joanne Tompkins Prize for Excellence in Journal Editing
Australasian Association for Theatre Drama and Performance Studies
2018 Marlis Thiersch Prize (Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies)
Australasian Association for Theatre Drama and Performance Studies

Research Award

Year Award
2013 Mid Career Research Fellowship $15,000
University of Newcastle
2013 UoN Teaching & Learning Research Project Grant $10,000
University of Newcastle
2012 UoN Teaching & Learning Research Project Grant $10,000
University of Newcastle
2004 Australian Post Graduate Award, PhD Scholarship
University of Newcastle

Invitations

Contributor

Year Title / Rationale
2014 Circus Futures Forum
2014 Cross-over artists: the international careers of early twentieth-century theatre artists between stage, microphone and camera

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2011 Victorian Arts Centre: Entertaining children; children's employment in the entertainment industry, Australia, Britain and New Zealand, 1885-1920
Organisation: Victorian Arts Centre Description: Research presentation

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2011 Politics, Performance and Popular Culture in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Organisation: Lancaster and Birmingham Universities Description: Conference presentation
2011 IFTR, Osaka, Japan
Organisation: IFTR Description: Conference presentation - non published
2011 American Society for Theatre Research
Organisation: ASTR Description: Conference presentation

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2011 New Directions in Circus Research, Cente for Creative Arts, La Trobe University
Organisation: La Trobe University and ACAPTA Description: Public symposium: research presentation
2011 University of British Columbia, Dept of Theatre and Film
Organisation: University of British Columbia Description: "Fit, Strong and Full of Confidence"
2011 University of Toronto, Faculty of Physical Education and Health
Organisation: Univesity of Toronto Description: "Fit, Strong and Full of Confidence"
2011 University of Warwick, UK, Theatre and Performance Studies
Organisation: University of Warwick, UK Description: Research Seminar, 'Fit, Strong and Full of Confidence: Youth Circus in Australia'

Thesis Examinations

Year Level Discipline Thesis
2015 PHD Arts Charles Sturt University
2012 Honours Arts Macquarie University
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Publications

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


Book (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Arrighi G, The FitzGerald Brothers' Circus : Spectacle, Identity, and Nationhood at the Australian Circus, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 262 (2015) [A1]
2014 Arrighi GA, Emeljanow VE, Entertaining Children: the participation of youth in the entertainment industry, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 250 (2014) [A3]
2012 Arrighi G, Emeljanow VE, A World of Popular Entertainments: An Edited Volume of Critical Essays, Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle upon Tyne, 279 (2012) [A3]
2010 Arrighi G, The Neutral Mask: Its Origins and Its Applications to the Creative Processes of the Actor, VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, Saarbrucken, Germany, 99 (2010) [A2]
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Chapter (17 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Arrighi G, 'Celebrating Childhood on the Vaudeville Stage', Performing the Progressive Era, The University of Iowa Press, Iowa, USA 159-178 (2019)
2019 Arrighi G, 'The Circus as an Agent of Transculturation', Manegenkunste: Zirkus als asthetisches Modell, Transcript, Bielefeld (Germany) (2019)
2019 Arrighi G, 'Circus and Electricity: staging connextions between science and popular entertainments', Circus, Science and Technology: Dramatising Innovation, Palgrave, London, New York (2019)
2016 Arrighi G, 'The Rediscovery of the Mask', The Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq, Routledge, Milton Park, Oxon, UK 27-34 (2016) [B1]
2016 Arrighi G, 'The Circus and Modernity: A Commitment to 'the Newer' and 'the Newest'', The Routledge Circus Studies Reader, Routledge, Milton Park, Oxon, UK 386-402 (2016) [B1]
2015 Arrighi G, 'Optimistic Beginnings', The FitzGerald Brothers' Circus: spectacle, identity and nationhood at the Australian Circus, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne 1-30 (2015)
2015 Arrighi G, 'The Circus and Modernity: Olympia and the New Continental Company', The FitzGerald Brothers' Circus: spectacle, identity and nationhood at the Australian Circus, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne 145-174 (2015)
2015 Arrighi G, 'Negotiating National Identity at the Circus', The FitzGerald Brothers' Circus: spectacle, identity and nationhood at the Australian Circus, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne 31-54 (2015)
2015 Arrighi G, 'The New London Company', The FitzGerald Brothers' Circus: spectacle, identity and nationhood at the Australian Circus, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne 84-113 (2015)
2015 Arrighi G, 'Cultivating Status: powerful women and wild animals', The FitzGerald Brothers' Circus: spectacle, identity and nationhood at the Australian Circus, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne 55-83 (2015)
2015 Arrighi G, 'Global Resonances, 1897-1900', The FitzGerald Brothers' Circus: spectacle, identity and nationhood at the Australian Circus, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne 114-144 (2015)
2015 Arrighi G, 'Sporting Bodies and the Politics of Physical Culture', The FitzGerald Brothers' Circus: spectacle, identity and nationhood at the Australian Circus, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne 175-199 (2015)
2014 Arrighi GA, Emeljanow VE, 'Setting the Scene: An Introduction', Entertaining Children: the participation of youth in the entertainment industry, Palgrave Macmillan, New York 1-11 (2014) [B1]
2014 Arrighi GA, Emeljanow VE, 'Children and Youth of the Empire: tales of transgression and accommodation', Entertaining Children: the participation of youth in the entertainment industry, Palgrave Macmillan, New York 51-71 (2014) [B1]
2012 Arrighi G, 'From the traditional travelling circus to the global zoo: The persistence of 'performing' animal shows in the 21st century', A World of Popular Entertainments: An Edited Volume of Critical Essays, Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle upon Tyne 103-117 (2012) [B1]
2011 Arrighi G, Watt DM, '(Re) Constructing the archive: A regional perspective on performance histories', Scrapbooks, Snapshots and Memorabilia: Hidden Archives of Performance, Peter Lang, Bern, Switzerland 67-82 (2011) [B1]
Co-authors David Watt
2008 Arrighi G, 'The circus and the amusement park: A site of contestation near Princes Bridge, Melbourne', Impact of the Modern: Vernacular Modernities in Australia, 1870s-1960s, Sydney University Press, Sydney 264-277 (2008) [B1]
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Journal article (31 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Arrighi G, 'HARRY LYONS IS 'HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE': AUSTRALIA'S LATE-19TH-CENTURY GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT BROKER', AUSTRALASIAN DRAMA STUDIES, 1-30 (2018) [C1]
2018 Arrighi G, Irvine C, Joyce B, Haracz K, 'Reimagining role and character : An approach to acting training for role-play simulation in the tertiary education setting', Applied Theatre Research, 6 89-106 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1386/atr.6.2.89_1
Co-authors Clare Irvine, Kirsti Haracz
2018 Arrighi G, 'Methodologies of the Popular (Editorial)', POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT STUDIES, 9 3-5 (2018)
2018 Arrighi G, 'From child stars to lost theatres: capturing our ephemeral history of live performance', The Conversation, July 27 2018 (2018)
2018 Arrighi G, 'Synthesising circus aesthetics and science: Australian circus and variety theatre at the turn of the twentieth century', Early Popular Visual Culture, 16 235-253 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17460654.2019.1569843
2017 Arrighi G, 'Child Stars of the Stage', Unbound: the National Library of Australia Magazine, (2017)
2017 Arrighi G, 'The Controversial "case of the opera children in the East": Political Conflict Between Popular Demand for Child Actors and Modernising Cultural Policy on the Child', Theatre Journal, 69 153-173 (2017) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 1
2017 Arrighi G, 'Introduction', EARLY POPULAR VISUAL CULTURE, 15 281-283 (2017)
DOI 10.1080/17460654.2017.1382992
2016 Arrighi G, 'Childhood and Nineteenth-Century American Theatre: the work of the Marsh Troupe of Juvenile Actors by Shauna Vey (Book Review)', Theatre Annual: A Journal of Theatre & Performance of the Americas, 69 (2016) (2016)
2016 Arrighi G, 'Healthy bodies and young minds: late-nineteenth-century performer training in Australia', Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 7 17-31 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/19443927.2016.1146794
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Haracz K, Arrighi G, Joyce B, 'Simulated patients in a mental health occupational therapy course: A pilot study', British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78 757-766 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0308022614562792
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Kirsti Haracz
2015 Arrighi G, 'Circus studies: Where to next?', Popular Entertainment Studies, 6 62-65 (2015) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2015 Arrighi G, 'Circus and politics: a very Australian mix', The Conversation, (2015) [O1]
2014 Arrighi G, 'Towards a cultural history of community circus in Australia', Australasian Drama Studies, 64 199-222 (2014) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 2
2014 Arrighi G, 'Circus training instead of school sports: now there's an idea', The Conversation, (2014)
2014 Arrighi G, 'The big top's evolution: Cirkopolis by Cirque Eloize', The Conversation, (2014)
2012 Arrighi G, Emeljanow VE, 'Entertaining children: An exploration of the business and politics of childhood', New Theatre Quarterly, 28 41-55 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2012 Arrighi G, 'Circus and Sumo: Tradition, innovation and opportunism at the Australian circus', Theatre Research International, 37 265-282 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2012 Arrighi G, 'The circus and modernity: A commitment to the newer and the newest', Early Popular Visual Culture, 10 169-185 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2012 Arrighi G, 'The 'D'Oyly Carte Pantomimes': Complementarity and innovation', Popular Entertainment Studies, 3 31-44 (2012) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 2
2010 Arrighi G, 'To watch theatre: Essays on genre and corporeality [Book Review]', Australasian Drama Studies, 240-242 (2010) [C3]
2010 Arrighi G, 'Devising place and social history: A regional perspective on teaching devised performance in the tertiary sector', Australasian Drama Studies, 173-187 (2010) [C1]
2010 Arrighi G, 'Autobiography and performance', A/B: Auto/Biography Studies, 24 151-154 (2010) [C3]
2009 Arrighi G, 'Make it Australian: The Australian performing group, the Pram Factory and New Wave Theatre', Theatre Research International, 34 91-92 (2009) [C3]
DOI 10.1017/s0307883308004318
2009 Arrighi G, 'Negotiating national identity at the circus: The FitzGerald Brothers' circus in Melbourne, 1892', Australasian Drama Studies, - 68-86 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3
2009 Arrighi G, 'Autobiography and Performance. By Deidre Heddon. Hampshire: Palgrave', Auto/Biography Studies, 24 151-154 (2009) [C3]
2008 Arrighi G, 'Political animals: Engagements with imperial and gender discourses in late-colonial Australian circuses', Theatre Journal, 60 609-629 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1353/tj.0.0117
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2006 Arrighi G, 'Roll Up To The Circus!', National Library of Australia News, Volume XVI 11-14 (2006) [C3]
2006 Arrighi G, 'The FitzGerald Brothers' Circus: Considering Circus Entertainments in Late Colonial New Zealand', The Turnbull Library Record, Volume 39 2006 47-60 (2006) [C1]
2006 Arrighi G, 'The FitzGerald Brother's Circus: considering circus entertainments in late colonial New Zealand', The Turnbull Library Record, 39 47-60 (2006) [C1]
2004 Arrighi G, 'Randai moves, eclectic beats', RealTime Arts, 63 (2004)
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Conference (30 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Arrighi G, 'Child Actors on Touring Circuits at the Turn of the 20th Century', Australian National University, Canberra (2019)
2018 Arrighi G, 'Bijou Fernandez: child-actor and celebrity in the age of mass production', University of Belgrade, Serbia (2018)
2018 Arrighi G, 'Child Actors at the Turn of the 20th Century: enriching the record of actor training methods in Australia', Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne (2018)
2018 Arrighi G, 'Funny Kids: how theatrical impresarios and clever children created kid comedy at the turn of the 20thC [KEYNOTE]', University of Melbourne (2018)
2018 Arrighi G, 'Australian Circus and Variety culture at the turn of the 20th century: sites where science, art, and elite human skill converged', Australian National University, Canberra (2018)
2017 Arrighi G, 'From One Frontier Society to Another: views of race, culture and cosmopolitanism in late-19th century American circuses touring Australia', Denver, Colorado, USA (2017)
2017 Arrighi G, 'Performing modern childhood on popular stages: repertoire, training, and industrial conditions of professional child performers at the turn of the twentieth century', Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2017)
2016 Arrighi G, 'Pinafores, Prodigies and Precocities: child performers and childhood on Australian stages at the turn of the 20th century', Australian Catholic University, Melbourne (2016)
2016 Arrighi G, croft H, 'Pharmacist Clinical Communication Simulated Learning Environment: Engaging Students in Clinical Decision-Making Through Role Play With Simulated Clients and Health Care Professionals', Hunter Medical Research Institute (2016)
2016 Arrighi G, 'Claiming Childhood: theatre business and the [new] political rights of the child', University of Stockholm, Sweden (2016)
2015 Arrighi G, 'The Performance of Absence: the Neutral Mask', The Lockup Cultural Centre, Newcastle, Australia (2015) [E3]
2015 Arrighi G, Irvine C, Joyce B, 'Immersion, Spontaneity, Efficacy and the Actor: applying the actor to the pedagogical demands of the contemporary University', University of Sydney (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Clare Irvine
2015 Haracz K, Chang NK, Arrighi G, Joyce B, 'Developing a simulation experience to support preparation of occupational therapy students for mental health practice', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Melbourne, Vic (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Kirsti Haracz
2014 Arrighi G, '" 'First get a strong attraction, and then advertise it for all it s worth' : investigating the significance of Harry P. Lyons, Australia s late 19thC global entertainment broker"', Ludwig Maximilan University, Munich, Germany (2014)
2014 Arrighi GA, ' A fine mental training . . . and splendid physical exercise : unearthing the influence of the professional stage teacher at the turn of the twentieth century', International Federation for Theatre Research, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK (2014) [E3]
2013 Arrighi G, 'Re-routing traditional circus performance" towards a cultural history of community circus in Australia', Book of Abstracts. International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Conference, Barcelona, Spain (2013) [E3]
2013 Arrighi G, 'Circus translations: towards a cultural history of 'social' and 'youth' circus in Australia', Program and Abstracts. 2013 ASDA Conference, Adelaide, SA (2013) [E3]
2013 Halton R, 'A Renaissance bordering on Pop phenomenon: The Castrato Opera Repertoire recreated by German Soprano Simone Kermes', Another World of Popular Entertainments Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2013) [E3]
Co-authors R Halton
2012 Arrighi G, 'The compass points of moral disintegration: Controversies surrounding an early 20th century touring children's company', Program. Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies Conference 2012, Brisbane, QLD (2012) [E3]
2011 Emeljanow VE, Arrighi G, 'Children of the Empire: Tales of transgression and accommodation', Collected abstracts: Politics, Performance and Popular Culture in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Lancaster, UK (2011) [E3]
2011 Arrighi G, 'The Circus and Modernity: A commitment to the newer and the newest', New Directions in Circus Research, Public Symposium, Centre for Creative Arts, La Trobe University (2011) [E3]
DOI 10.1080/17460654.2012.664747
2010 Arrighi G, 'Circuses of modernity: A 'commitment to the new'', Cultures of Modernity: Book of Abstracts, Munich, Germany (2010) [E3]
2009 Arrighi G, Bollen J, Erskine S, Mullett J, Tompkins J, 'AusStage and the Aus-e-Stage Project: Collaborative eresearch in the performing arts', eResearch Australasia 2009: Programme, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009 Arrighi G, Emeljanow VE, 'Entertaining children: Aspects of the employment of children in the entertainment industry in Britain and Australia 1879-1921', ADSA Conference Programme, Perth, WA (2009) [E3]
2009 Arrighi G, 'From the traditional travelling circus to the global zoo: The persistence of 'performing' animal shows in the 21st Century', Minding Animals 2009. Oral Presentation Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009 Arrighi G, Emeljanow VE, Halton R, 'Conference editors', A World of Popular Entertainments Conference Proceedings, Callaghan, NSW (2009) [E4]
Co-authors R Halton
2009 Arrighi G, Emeljanow VE, 'Entertaining children: Aspects of the employment of children in the entertainment industry in Britain, Australia and New Zealand 1879-1921', Silent Voices, Forbidden Lives: Censorship and Performance: Abstracts, Lisbon, Portugal (2009) [E3]
2008 Arrighi G, 'Stories of identity and belonging at the late-colonial circus', 2008 ADSA Conference. Turangawaewae: A Sense of Place. Conference Programme, Dunedin, New Zealand (2008) [E3]
2008 Arrighi G, 'Globalizing Sumo in the Imperial Age: Sumo wrestlers in Australasia 1903-1905', Annual Conference: Reconstructing Asian-ness(es) in the Global Age. Conference Program, Seoul, Korea (2008) [E3]
2008 Watt DM, Arrighi G, 'Performance and theatre in a regional centre', AusStage Symposium 2008. Program, Adelaide, SA (2008) [E3]
Co-authors David Watt
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Creative Work (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Lambert C, Pratt A, Alibone S, Lingard E, Whan M, Breward N, Arrighi G, SOLO II Directed by Gillian Arrighi, Watt Space, cnr King and Auckland Streets, Newcastle, Newcastle (2016)
2013 Croft H, Nesbitt KV, Rasiah R, Cooper J, Arrighi G, Joyce B, McGuire B, Communication Scenario: Over the Counter Dispensing of the Emergency Contraceptive Pill (Video and Animation - in 3 parts), Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J2]
Co-authors Keith Nesbitt, Rohan Rasiah, Joyce Cooper

Other (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Arrighi G, 'Visualising the Victoria 1891: awaking Newcastle's heritage theatre', (2018) [O1]
2017 Arrighi G, 'Pinafores, Prodigies and Precocities: discovering Australia s professional child actors in the NLA collections (Public Talk)', (2017) [O1]
2017 Arrighi G, '"Circus" Edited Special Issue', Circus ( issue.3). United Kingdom: Taylor and Francis (2017)
2017 Arrighi G, '"Circus" Edited Special Issue', Circus ( issue.3). United Kingdom: Taylor and Francis (2017)
2016 Arrighi G, 'Circus', Routledge Encycopedia of Modernism: Routledge (2016)
DOI 10.4324/9781135000356-REM258-1
2014 Arrighi G, 'Foreword: Youth Circus in Australia, a manifesto for the development of the Australian Youth Circus sector', . Melbourne: Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association (ACAPTA) (2014)
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Thesis / Dissertation (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2007 Arrighi G, A Circus and its Context: the FitzGerald Brothers' Circus in Australia and New Zealand, 1888-1906, University of Newcastle (2007)
2004 Arrighi G, The Neutral Mask: its position in Western actor training and its application to the creative processes of the actor, University of Newcastle (2004)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 25
Total funding $389,966

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


20191 grants / $100,000

Faculty matching funding for UON PRC Scheme 2019 - Centre for 21st Century Humanities$100,000

Funding body: Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Funding body Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Project Team

Dr G Arrighi; Dr H Askland; Prof H Craig; Prof P Dwyer; A/Prof J Gulddal; A/Prof M Harvey; Prof V Haskins (Director); Prof M Johnson; A/Prof B Palmer; A/Prof T Pender; Prof L Ryan.

Scheme Faculty Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20181 grants / $100,000

Faculty matching funding for UON PRC Scheme - Centre for 21st Century Humanities$100,000

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

Funding body Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr G Arrighi; Dr H Askland; Prof H Craig (Director); Prof P Dwyer; A/Prof J Gulddal; A/Prof M Harvey; Prof V Haskins; Prof M Johnson; Dr B Palmer; A/Prof T Pender; Prof L Ryan; Prof R Smith (Deputy Director).

Scheme Faculty funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20174 grants / $48,000

AusStage Phase 6 Visualising Venues in Australian Live Performance Research$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Gillian Arrighi, Professor Julian Meyrick, Professor Joanne Tompkins, Professor Rachel Fensham, Associate Professor Maryrose Casey, Dr Glenn D'Cruz, Dr Jonathan Marshall, Dr Bree Hadley, Dr I Maxwell, Dr Caroline Wake, Professor Peta Tait, Dr Margaret Hamilton, Jodi Glass, Alexander Sussman, Romana Riedzewski, Professor John O'Toole, Ms Janine Barrand
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1600498
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

AusStage Phase 6 Visualising Venues in Australian Live Performance Research$20,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Gillian Arrighi, Professor Julian Meyrick, Professor Joanne Tompkins, Professor Rachel Fensham, Associate Professor Maryrose Casey, Dr Glenn D'Cruz, Dr Jonathan Marshall, Dr Bree Hadley, Dr I Maxwell, Dr Caroline Wake, Professor Peta Tait, Dr Margaret Hamilton, Jodi Glass, Alexander Sussman, Romana Riedzewski, Professor John O'Toole, Ms Janine Barrand
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701271
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

AusStage Phase 6 Visualising Venues in Australian Live Performance Research$6,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Gillian Arrighi, Professor Julian Meyrick, Professor Joanne Tompkins, Professor Rachel Fensham, Associate Professor Maryrose Casey, Dr Glenn D'Cruz, Dr Jonathan Marshall, Dr Bree Hadley, Dr I Maxwell, Dr Caroline Wake, Professor Peta Tait, Dr Margaret Hamilton, Jodi Glass, Alexander Sussman, Romana Riedzewski, Professor John O'Toole, Ms Janine Barrand
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701272
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

American Historical Association, Denver, Colorado, United States of America, 5-8 January 2017$2,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team

Dr Gillian Arrighi

Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20163 grants / $27,400

2017 National Library of Australia Fellowship: Pinafores, Prodigies and Precocities: the Entertaining Child in the Age of Empire$20,400

Funding body: National Library of Australia

Funding body National Library of Australia
Project Team Doctor Gillian Arrighi
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601121
Type Of Funding C2120 - Aust Commonwealth - Other
Category 2120
UON Y

The Entertaining Child in the Age of Empire, 1880-1914$5,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Scheme FEDUA Strategic Networks and Pilot Projects Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

International Federation for Theatre Research Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 13-17 June 2016$2,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20143 grants / $24,000

AusStage, Phase 5: Australian live performance and the world – global networks, national culture, aesthetic transmission$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Julian Meyrick, Dr Jonathan Bollen, Professor Julie Holledge, Professor John Roddick, Professor Joanne Tompkins, Professor Veronica Kelly, Dr Glenn D'Cruz, Associate Professor Maryrose Casey, Associate Professor Helena Grehan, Doctor Gillian Arrighi, Associate Professor David Watt, Dr Bree Hadley, Dr Sandra Gattenhof, Dr Margaret Hamilton, Dr Meg Mumford, Dr Bryoni Trezise, Professor Rachel Fensham, Associate Professor Denise Varney, Associate Professor Peter Eckersall, Professor Peta Tait, Dr Delyse Ryan, Ms Antonietta Morgillo, Professor Frode Helland, Mr Richard Stone, Mr Robert Brookman, Bollen, Jonathan, Brookman, Robert, Casey, Maryrose, D'Cruz, Glenn, Eckersall, Peter, Fensham, Rachel, Gattenhof, Sandra, Grehan, Helena, Hadley, Bree, Hamilton, Margaret, Helland, Frode, Kelly, Veronica, Meyrick, Julian, Morgillo, Antonietta, Mumford, Meg
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1300499
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

AusStage, Phase 5: Australian live performance and the world – global networks, national culture, aesthetic transmission$10,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Gillian Arrighi
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400621
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

'Theatre and Stratification', International Federation for Theatre Research, Warwick United Kingdom, 28 July to 1 August 2014$2,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Gillian Arrighi
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400609
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20134 grants / $28,000

Faculty of Education and Arts Mid Career Fellowship$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Gillian Arrighi

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Simulated Professional Communication: creative strategies for accelerating reflective professional leadership skills and decision-making through role-play$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Gillian Arrighi

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Re-Routing Performance / Re-Caminant L'Escena, Barcelona 22-26 July 13.$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Gillian Arrighi
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300748
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

American Society for Theatre Research Annual Conference: "The Post Thematic Conference", Dallas Texas, 7-10 November 2013 (Support for Faculty MCR Fellowship)$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Gillian Arrighi
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301070
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20123 grants / $26,500

Emerging Research Leaders Program 2011$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Gillian Arrighi
Scheme Emerging Research Leaders Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101028
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Improved Simulation Education Models - A Pedagogy Initiative by the Disciplines of Drama and Pharmacy$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Gillian Arrighi

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

International Federation for Theatre Research, "Mediating Performance: Scene, Media et mediation", UC Extension Centre and the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Centre (GAM), Santiago, Chile, 22 - 28 July 201$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Gillian Arrighi
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200656
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $1,200

International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Conference 2011, "Tradition, Innovation, Community, Osaka University, Japan, 7 - 12 August 2011$1,200

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Gillian Arrighi
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100654
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20102 grants / $25,500

AusStage Phase 4: Harnessing collective intelligence and pioneering new visual methodologies for innovative research into Australian live performance$24,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Julie Holledge, Doctor Gillian Arrighi, Associate Professor David Watt
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000483
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

International Federation for Theatre Research, World Congress "Cultures of Modernity", Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munich, Germany, 25 - 31 July 2010$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Gillian Arrighi
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000518
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20091 grants / $1,000

International Federation for Theatre Research, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 13-17 July 2009$1,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Gillian Arrighi
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190329
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20082 grants / $8,366

Entertaining children: a fundamental investigation into children's employment in the entertainment industry in Australia, Britain and New Zealand 1885-1920$6,666

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Victor Emeljanow, Doctor Gillian Arrighi
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189011
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

International Feferation for Theatre Research: 'Re-constructing Asion-ness(es) in the Global Age', Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea, 14/7/2008 - 19/7/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Gillian Arrighi
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189138
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current5

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2019 PhD Devised Theatre and Contemporary Ensemble: Investigating Creative Practice in Industry and Education PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 Masters Scenography: Investigating the Effect and Affect of Technology in Performance M Philosophy (Drama), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Exorcising the Abject: A Cathartic Disquisition PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD How is Performance Writing Evolving in Oceania? PhD (English), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD The Camera Close-Up: Its Challenges for the Actor and its Relationship to intimate Space Violations PhD (Drama), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 Masters Evreinov and the Questions of Theatricality M Philosophy (Drama), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
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News

Centre projects focus on creating new knowledge in the 21st Century

March 28, 2019

The Centre for 21st Century Humanities is hosting eleven new projects this year that connect with the theme ‘Knowledge Creation in the 21st Century’.

Virtual reality project brings the opulent Victoria Theatre back to life

October 22, 2018

This news story details how researchers have used virtual reality to bring the old Victoria Theatre in Newcastle back to life.

Dr Arrighi’s research and journal receive top accolades

August 13, 2018

This page contains news story about Dr Gillian Arrighi winning 2 awards for her research.

Dr Gillian Arrighi awarded Fellowship

March 26, 2018

Dr Gillian Arrighi awarded the Robert Gould Shaw Fellowship

UON Researcher awarded National Library of Australia Fellowship

August 24, 2016

Dr Gillian Arrighi has been awarded a prestigious 2017 National Library of Australia Fellowship.

Creative arts researcher awarded US fellowship

May 7, 2014

University of Newcastle researcher, Dr Gillian Arrighi, aims to bring the unique cultural contribution of child performers to scholarly attention.

Dr Gillian Arrighi

Position

Senior Lecturer - Creative and Performing Arts
School of Creative Industries
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Drama

Contact Details

Email gillian.arrighi@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5007

Office

Room SR.285
Building Social Sciences
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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