Mr Nik Orr

Mr Nik Orr

Casual Academic

School of Creative Industries (History)

Career Summary

Biography

Nikolas is a 2020 and 2021 Gowrie scholar and PhD (History) candidate at University of Newcastle, where he has also held various teaching and research roles in the School of Creative Industries, School of Humanities and Social Science and Newcastle Law School since 2018. He graduated from a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture) with first-class honours at University of Sydney in 2005 before pursuing an 11-year career as an educational materials editor in Spain. In 2013 he completed a Masters in Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture with distinction at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Universidad Complutense de Madrid.



Qualifications

  • Masters in History of Contemp Art & Visual Culture, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours Class 1 (Fine Arts), University of Sydney

Keywords

  • art history
  • colonialism
  • iconoclasm
  • monuments and memorials
  • nationalism
  • public art
  • sculpture
  • transnational history
  • visual culture

Languages

  • Spanish (Fluent)
  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
360102 Art history 20
360104 Visual cultures 30
430323 Transnational history 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
15/3/2021 - 30/5/2021 Research Assistant

Contributor and copyeditor on journal article about intellectual property of political vandalism on statues. 

Newcastle Law School | University of Newcastle
Australia
1/9/2020 - 30/11/2020 Research Assistant

Co-moderator of XR + Creativity Symposium sessions, lead author on journal article (accepted for publication), copywriter on related report

School of Creative Industries | University of Newcastle
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/7/2013 - 31/3/2017 Editorial Project Manager Grupo Edelvives
Bilingual Learning
Spain
1/12/2007 - 30/6/2013 Educational Materials Editor Grupo Edelvives
Bilingual Learning
Spain

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/3/2021 - 31/5/2021 Marker School of Humanities and Social Science | University of Newcastle
Australia
1/7/2019 - 30/11/2019 Guest Lecturer School of Creative Industries | University of Newcastle
Australia
1/2/2018 -  Tutor School of Creative Industries | University of Newcastle
Australia

Awards

Prize

Year Award
2020 Emerging Scholar Award for the 2020 International Conference on The Image
Common Ground Research Networks

Scholarship

Year Award
2021 ANU Gowrie Scholarship
Australian National University
2020 ANU Gowrie Scholarship
Australian National University
2019 Vice Chancellor's HDR Training Scholarship
Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
2007 Beca Fundación Antonio Camuñas
Centro Superior de Edificación | Universidad Europea de Madrid
2004 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship
Sydney College of the Arts | University of Sydney

Invitations

Panel Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2019 Harvesting good ideas
A panel discussion on commercialising good ideas, innovation and adding value for clients. Participants included Nik Orr (School of Creative Industries), Jack Mason (Enigma), Dr Sidsel Grimstad (Newcastle Business School) and moderator Dr Ben Matthews.
2017 In conversation: Baroque and beyond
Concluding the Baroque and Beyond event series, artist Brett McMahon and composer David Banney discuss the influence of the Baroque on contemporary art and music with with curator Gillean Shaw and catalogue essayist Nik Orr.

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2019 Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers Masterclass
Run as a Postgraduate Advance Training Seminar (PATS), this masterclass was led by arts writer and curatorial activist Maura Reilly. Five attendees were selected by the masterclass leader to present a brief overview of their research to their peers and receive feedback.
2019 Principles and practice of budgeting creative work
Delivered as guest lecturer in CIND2001 Effective Management in the Creative Industries
2019 Art practice and editing in Australia and Spain
Delivered as guest lecturer in CIND2001 Effective Management in the Creative Industries

Manuscript Reviews

Year Title Publication Type Publisher Description
2020 The New Directions in the Humanities Journal Collection Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal (HERDC) Common Ground Research Networks <style type="text/css">p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.5px Helvetica} </style> <style type="text/css">p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} </style> <p class="p1"></p>

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
CIND3000 Entrepreneurship
School of Creative Industries | University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/1/2021 - 30/6/2021
CIND1000 Introduction to the Creative Industries
School of Creative Industries, Factulty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/1/2018 - 30/6/2020
CIND1003 Making Meaning: Design and Media
School of Creative Industries, Factulty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/7/2018 - 1/11/2018
CIND2001 Effective Management in the Creative Industries
School of Creative Industries | University of Newcastle
Guest Lecturer / Tutor 1/7/2018 - 30/11/2019
HASS2000 BA Practice
University of Newcastle, School of Humanities and Social Science
Marker 1/1/2021 - 30/6/2021
CIND2000 Creative Collaborations
School of Creative Industries, Factulty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/2/2019 - 1/6/2019
Edit

Publications

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


Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Orr N, Matthews B, See ZS, Burrell A, Day J, Seengal D, 'Transdisciplinarity in extended reality (Xr) research design: Technological transformation and social good (co-creation session at xr + creativity symposium, university of Newcastle, 2020)', Virtual Creativity, 11 163-179 (2021)

This article collates and synthesizes the discussion results of a collaborative research exercise, known as a ¿co-creation session¿, formed of a multi-disciplinary group of extend... [more]

This article collates and synthesizes the discussion results of a collaborative research exercise, known as a ¿co-creation session¿, formed of a multi-disciplinary group of extended reality (XR) researchers and practitioners. The session sought to develop and theorize the concept of ¿transformative technologies for good¿ in creative, applied and clinical contexts. Notions of ¿cutting-edge¿ practice were visited from a critical standpoint; participants established that innovation, when measured in terms of social good, challenges technological and economic paradigms of progress. Conversation between participants centred on four key areas: skills and knowledge for effective XR research, appropriate methods and sites for diffusion of XR research, the future of the field, and the possible contributions of XR and associated research to problems arising from COVID-19. The session offered further insights into research design related to composition of participant groups in terms of disciplinary knowledge, activity design, and remote digital interfaces.

DOI 10.1386/vcr_00048_1
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Ben Matthews, Zisiang See

Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Hadley M, Hook S, Orr N, 'What the vandalism of public art statues in Australia tells us about the racial investments of copyright and the moral right of integrity', Chicago (2021)
Co-authors Marie Hadley
2020 Matthews B, 'Introduction to the XR and Creativity Symposium: Transformative Technologies for Good', XR and Creativity Symposium Report: Transformative Technologies for Good, University of Newcastle (2020)
Co-authors Ben Matthews

Creative Work (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Matthews B, See ZS, Orr N, Coates A, XR and Creativity Symposium Web Media (2020)
Co-authors Ben Matthews, Zisiang See
Edit

Mr Nik Orr

Positions

Casual Academic
School of Creative Industries
College of Human and Social Futures

Casual Academic
School of Humanities and Social Science
College of Human and Social Futures

Casual Research Assistant
School of Humanities and Social Science
College of Human and Social Futures

Casual Research Assistant
Newcastle Law School
College of Human and Social Futures

Focus area

History

Contact Details

Email nik.orr@newcastle.edu.au
Link Twitter

Office

Room 4th floor
Building NUspace
Location Newcastle City Campus

,
Edit