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Noel Frankham

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Noel Frankham

Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching
Head of the Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching
Professor of Art

Room 577, Humanities Building, Hobart CBD Campuses

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Noel.Frankham@utas.edu.au

Professor Noel Frankham is Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Arts, Law and Education, providing support for a range of College activities, and service on several senior university and community committees and boards. He has been a Professor of Art with the University of Tasmania since 2002.

Noel researches curatorial practice, especially site-specific art projects within cultural heritage sites. He has curated several large exhibition projects in heritage-listed sites and properties for Ten Days on the Island arts festival. Noel has worked with research partners on studio practice as pedagogy with project funding from the Office of Learning and Teaching.

Biography

Prior to his current role, Noel was Deputy Dean, followed by Interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts. He was Head of School, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, from February 2002 until August 2012. Previously he was Professor of Contemporary Art and Head of School with the South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia (1999 to 2002) and Adjunct Professor of Art, University of South Australia, 2002-2009. Prior to his academic career, Noel was Director of Object – Australian Design Centre (1995-1999); and Director of the Australia Council's Visual Arts/Craft Board (1989 to 1994), which followed two and a half years as a project officer and program manager. Noel was Extension Services Officer with the Queensland Art Gallery's Education Section prior to joining the Australia Council.

With substantial arts leadership experience, Noel has completed review projects for arts ministries and arts organisations including: a review of the Biennale of Sydney for the NSW Ministry for the Arts; an audit of cultural venues in the City of Sydney, for Sydney City Council; a review of the international art fair participation strategy (1991-1995) and preparation of a five year plan (1995-2001) for the Australia Council and Austrade; a review of the South Australian public art program for Arts SA; and a review of the Australian Tapestry Workshop.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
BAVisual Arts - PhotographyTasmanian College of Advanced EducationAustralia1981

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Member, Ten Days on the Island
  • Member, Tasmanian Art Teachers Association
  • Member, Contemporary Art Tasmania
  • Member, Sawtooth ARI

Committee associations

  • Member Board of Directors, Ten Days on the Island, 2012-2015
  • Council Member, Tasmanian Art Teachers Association, 2009-2015
  • Member executive committee, Colonialism and its Aftermath research centre, 2013-current
  • Member executive committee C-Domain research group, 2012-current

Other

  • Chair, Academic Study Leave Review Committee, Faculty of Arts, 2013-current
  • Chair, Adjunct and Associate Appointments Committee, Faculty of Arts, 2013-current
  • Creativity and Culture UTAS Research Theme Area Working Party, 2013-2015
  • Represent Dean on 2012 ERA strategy committee, 2011 & 2014/15
  • Member, Arts and Environment Research Group leadership team 2010- 2014
  • Member UTAS Faculty of Arts Management Team, 2002 – current
  • Member, Social Inclusion Community of Practice, 2014-current
  • Member, Steering Committee C-Domain Research Group, 2013-2014
  • Chair, Business Development Committee, Faculty of Arts, 2013-2014
  • Member UTAS Academic Senate, 2002 -2013
  • Director and Chair, Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian College of the Arts, 2012-2013, committee member 2002-2013
  • Reference Group Member, Museums Accreditation Program, Arts Tasmania, 2011-2013
  • Member, Cultural Policy Advisory Committee, Tasmanian Government, 2013
  • Chair Australian Council of University art and Design Schools 2008-2011, and Executive Committee member, 2000-2012
  • Arts and Environment Research Group, leadership committee member, 2010-2012
  • ERA Research Experts Committee member, Humanities and Creative Arts, 2012
  • Create.Ed – member leadership group, Australian Learning and Teaching Council-funded project led by RMIT, 2010-2012
  • Member Imaging Nature 2, symposium organising committee, 2012
  • Tasmanian School of Art management and operational committees, 2002-2012
  • University of Tasmania Head of School Reference Group, 2008-2012
  • Member Creative Industries Innovation Centre Steering Committee (UTS), 2011

Administrative expertise

Noel has been a senior public and education sector manager and leader for over 25 years, including:

  • Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Arts, Law and Education 2017 -
  • Deputy Dean and Interim Dean, Faculty of Arts 2012-2016, 2011 & 2004
  • Chair, Faculty of Arts Structure Review Project Team and member Project Steering Committee, 2011 – 2012 & Restructure Review, 2015
  • Head of School, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, 2002-2012
  • Chair/project leader Integrated Tasmanian Creative Arts Education project 2008-2012
  • Head of School, South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia, 1999-2002
  • Director, Object: Australian Design Centre, 1995-1999
  • Director, Visual Arts/Craft Board, Australia Council for the Arts, 1989-1994

Teaching

Curatorial practice, Site-specific art, especially within cultural heritage sites, Relational aesthetics, participatory art and curatorial practices, Arts policy and funding, Cultural tourism, Organisational change and development and Arts administration and business skills.

Teaching expertise

Noel supervises honours, coursework and research postgraduate students and previously taught the undergraduate unit, Professional Practices: Business Skills and a project-based unit on art gallery operations.

Noel has undertaken research work on art, architecture and design pedagogy undertaken as part of teams researching with Commonwealth grant support. The Studio Teaching Project (2008-2012) with Australian Learning and Teaching Council funding resulted in several forums, conference papers, articles and a four-volume report and tool kit for teaching in studio. A subsequent Learning and Teaching project was completed under the title, create.ED and funded by the Office of Leaning and Teaching. Noel was a member of the ALTC Steering Committee for the Learning Outcomes Standards Project (2010-2012). Noel led the 2008-12 commonwealth government-funded cross-sector curriculum reform project: Integrated Tasmanian Creative Arts Education with commonwealth Diversity and Structural Adjustment Fund support.

Teaching responsibility

Although not teaching it at present, Noel developed, coordinated and taught the unit, Professional Practices (Business Skills) (FSA303), for many years.

Research Appointments

  • ERA Research Experts Committee member, Humanities and Creative Arts, 2012
  • Chair Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools 2008 - 2011, Executive Committee member, 2000 – 2012
  • Chair/project leader, DASA-funded Integrated Tasmanian Creative Arts Education (Pathways) project, 2008 – 2012

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Expertise

Noel 's research interests include curatorial practice, especially site-specific exhibitions relating to historically and environmentally significant places; arts policy and funding; visual arts infrastructure (especially organisational change and development); public art and design; craft and design development; and cultural export.

In 2004, Noel coordinated the establishment of an integrated art program within the IXL Hunter Street development on Hobart's waterfront establishing site-specific art as the focus for award-winning The Henry Jones Art Hotel. Ten Days on the Island arts festival commissioned three three significant exhibition projects: Port Arthur Project: Re-interpreting Port Arthur Historic Site through contemporary visual art, 2007; Trust, 2009; and Domain, 2013. These included a total 52 artists, with each project being a model for collaborative research publication between curators, artists, research higher degree candidates and their supervisors.

Site-specific art exhibition research has been complemented by work on art, architecture and design pedagogy undertaken as part of teams, including: Studio Teaching Project (2008-2012) and a subsequent Learning and Teaching project under the title, create.ED.

Noel has also undertaken consultancy-based research. He has completed review projects for arts ministries and arts organisations including: a review of the Biennale of Sydney for the NSW Ministry for the Arts: an audit of cultural venues in the City of Sydney, for Sydney City Council; a review of the international art fair participation strategy (1991-1995) and preparation of a five year plan (1995-2001) for the Australia Council and Austrade; a review of the South Australian public art program for Arts SA, and a review of the Australian Tapestry Workshop. In 2005 he edited the book, Claiming Ground: 25 years of Tasmania's Art for Public Buildings Scheme, for Arts Tasmania.

Research Themes

Noel's research aligns with the University's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society.

Noel has worked closely with the University's research leaders over the past decade to help build strengths in creative arts research, with a special interest in cross-disciplinary and collaborative research. Tasmania's creative arts researchers have interests and strengths within sociological, philosophical and historical aspects of people, places and environments. Recognising the creative arts' capacity to extend understanding of and engagement with questions and challenges that face communities, Noel has worked with several University research groups and centres to help build cluster strength, including Colonialism and its Aftermath (CAIA), and Multidisciplinary Environment Research Group, on which he has been on the management committee.

Understanding the contribution artists and designers can make to how we consider our environment – built and natural – emerged as Noel's special research interest over 25 years. Noel's strong connection to his farming family's history in Tasmania's Coal Valley found reflection in the exhibitions he developed with artists who explore the places they live in and care for. This became clearer with regional development work undertaken for the Queensland Art Gallery: travelling exhibitions and advice on regional gallery development and later, at the Australia Council, public art policy development, community arts and the formation of the Community, Environment, Art and Design (CEAD) funding and project initiative.

Noel's 'art and place' theme had its first major representation with the national touring exhibition, Mapping Identity, developed by the Centre for Contemporary Craft (now Object: Australian Design Centre) with funding by Visions of Australia within the Sydney Olympic Games cultural program. The exhibition included works by 19 artists: Indigenous, Australian-born non-Indigenous, and foreign-born Australians. Artists were chosen and commissioned to consider how 'place' influences their artwork. A catalogue and a special issue of Object magazine, which presented complementary articles on notions of place and representation, accompanied the show.

Building on Mapping Identity, Noel collaborated with Robert Morris-Nunn on the development of an integrated art program within the IXL Henry Jones Hunter Street development on Hobart's waterfront establishing site-specific art as the focus for The Henry Jones Art Hotel (2004). The project was followed by three significant commissioned exhibition projects for Ten Days on the Island, Tasmanian's biennial multi-arts festival. Port Arthur Project: Re-interpreting Port Arthur Historic Site through contemporary visual art, 2007; Trust, 2009; and Domain, 2013, included a total 52 artists, with each project being a model for collaborative research publication between curators, artists, research higher degree candidates and their supervisors together with historians, heritage experts, conservators and site managers.

Collaboration

Noel has been involved in a number of large and small collaborative projects, including a series of four major exhibition partnerships with Ten Days on the Island biennial arts festival. Two of these projects also had third party partners: Port Arthur Project was completed with Port Arthur Historical Site Management Authority and Trust was in partnership with the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania) and the management groups responsible for each of the five properties that hosted exhibits. Domain was completed in partnership with the Hobart City Council. Port Arthur Project, Trust and Domain also required Heritage Tasmania support.

The nature of Noel's research projects requires close collaborations and partnerships with the artists, curators, historians and other key individuals essential to their realisation. Noel works with several artist researchers regularly on the large site-specific exhibitions.

His consultancy projects also necessitate close collaborations with participants and clients.

Current projects

Noel's current research projects include developments from the site-specific exhibition series, focussing on Oak Lodge, a charming mid-19 century house currently serving as a house museum in Richmond Tasmania. The couple that established the house's first family met in the Cape Colony (Cape Town) in the early 1830s amidst an unpleasant scandal that impacted the wife and seems to have been prompted by anti-slavery efforts. Noel is collaborating with Oak Lodge's management group, artists, historians and conservators to prepare an exhibition project that considers the inter-connected aspects of the scandal from the perspective of it's victim, about whom very little is known in the formal records. Within the context of the challenges facing small house museums in an increasingly competitive tourism marketplace, the project has a broad theme of memory and loss. In terms of the specific story of Jane and Richard Booth, it will also consider attitudes to/treatment of women; slavery – labour costs; social (media) bullying; and human mobility/connectivity.

Noel is also continuing work with a team of partners (RMIT University, University of NSW and University of Technology, Sydney) to develop the next phase of an ongoing project around creative arts pedagogies, leadership, networks and new technologies.

Noel is engaged with several University of Tasmania research groups:

Fields of Research

  • Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting) (190502)
  • Performance and Installation Art (190504)
  • Crafts (190501)

Research Objectives

  • The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) (950104)
  • Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism (900302)
  • Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology (970121)

Publications

Noel's publications have included a range of journal articles, books, book chapters, and conference papers on art, craft and design and related pedagogical issues, as well as 'non-traditional' research publications in the form of curated exhibitions: Domain, River Effects, Trust, and the Port Arthur Project. Immediately prior to his academic career, Noel was managing editor of Object magazine, which developed a reputation as key publication outlet for academics committed to discourse on craft and design.

Total publications

24

Highlighted publications

(1 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
1995BookFrankham NH, 'Venues of Value a study of Sydney's arts facilities', Sydney City Council, Sydney, pp. 64. ISBN 1-875871-02-0 (1995) [Authored Research Book]

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Journal Article

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2015Peterson JF, Frankham N, McWhinnie L, Forsyth G, 'Leading creative practice pedagogy futures', Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education, 14, (1) pp. 71-86. ISSN 2040-0896 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1386/adch.14.1.71_1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2009De La Harpe B, Peterson F, Frankham NH, Zehner R, Neale D, et al., 'Assessment focus in studio: what is most prominent in architecture, art and design?', The International Journal of Art and Design Education, 28, (1) pp. 37-51. ISSN 1476-8070 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1476-8070.2009.01591.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 17

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2004Frankham NH, 'Henry Jones Art Hotel', Artlink, 24, (4) pp. 96. ISSN 0727-1239 (2004) [Non Refereed Article]

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2001Frankham NH, 'Issues and Directions in Australian Art and Design Schools', Craft Arts International, 52, (3) pp. 128. ISSN 1038-846X (2001) [Non Refereed Article]

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Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2007Frankham NH, 'Revelation: installation art and its capacity to interpret and elaborate places of historical significance', ACUADS Publishing, online, pp. online. ISBN 978-0-9758360-3-3 (2007) [Edited Book]

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2005Frankham NH, 'Claiming Ground; twenty-five years of Tasmania's Art for Public Buildings Scheme', Quintus Publishing, Australia, pp. 112. ISBN 9781876832353 (2005) [Edited Book]

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1995Frankham NH, 'Venues of Value a study of Sydney's arts facilities', Sydney City Council, Sydney, pp. 64. ISBN 1-875871-02-0 (1995) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Frankham NH, Knehans DA, 'The visual and performing arts as a postdoctoral workplace', Beyond Doctorates Downunder: Maximising the Impact of Your Australian or New Zealand Doctorate, ACER, Denholm C., and Evans T (ed), Melbourne, pp. in press. ISBN In Press (2009) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Knehans DA

Conference Publication

(8 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Lehman KF, Fillis I, Frankham NH, Lester EA, 'An analysis of intrinsic impact and visitor engagement in the visual arts', Proceedings of the Academy of Marketing's (UK) 12th International Colloquium on Nonprofit, Arts, Heritage, and Social Marketing, September 6, 2013, Scotland, pp. 1-6. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lehman KF; Lester EA

2011Frankham NH, 'The Booths of Oak Lodge', ACUADS 2010 Annual Conference, 1-3 September 2010, Launceston, Tasmania (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Zehner R, Forsyth G, de la Harpe B, Perterson F, Musgrave E, et al., 'Optimising Studio Outcomes: Guidelines for Curriculum Development from the Australian Studio Teaching Project', Connected 2010 - 2nd International Conference on Design Education, 28 June - 1 July, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-0-646-54506-6 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Frankham N, 'Port Arthur Project: Re-interpreting Port Arthur Historic Site through contemporary visual art', ACUADS Research 07/08, 26-28 September 2007, College of Fine Arts, UNSW Sydney, pp. 6-7. ISBN 978-0-9758360-2-6 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Frankham NH, 'Attitudes and Trends in Australian Art and Design Schools', Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools 2006 Conference: Thinking the Future: Art, Design and Creativity, 27-29 Sept 2006, Melbourne, Victoria EJ ISBN 9780975836019 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Frankham NH, 'IXL Art', Hatched 04 Symposium, 22 May 2004, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, pp. 1. (2004) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2003Frankham NH, 'Hunter Island: a visual investigation and interpretation of the precinct's heritage material culture', Survey: Current art and design research and practice within Australian tertiary art and design schools, 1 - 4 October 2003, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania EJ (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2003Frankham NH, Watt YM, 'Survey: Current art and design research and practice within Australian tertiary art and design schools', Australia Council of University Art and Design Schools, 1 - 4 October 2003, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania EJ (2003) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Watt YM

Major Creative Work

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Frankham N, Wise K, Kratz SJ, Veness Z, 'Remanence', Ten Days on the Island, Domain House, Glebe, Hobart (2017) [Curated Exhibition]

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Co-authors: Wise K; Kratz SJ; Veness Z

2013Frankham N, Lehman K, Lester E, 'Domain: a contested landscape, Exhibition, Ten Days on the Island. Artists: Lisa Anderson, Lucy Bleach, Joy Barber, Patricia Brassington, Lindsay Broughton, Steven Carson, Linda Erceg, Ruth Frost, Megan Keating, Milan Milojevic, Brigita Ozolins, Geoff Parr, Troy Ruffels, Marie Sierra, David Stephenson, Lucia Usmiani, John Vella, Martin Walch and Paul Zika', Plimsoll Gallery, Domain House, Queens Domain, Hobart (2013) [Curated Exhibition]

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Co-authors: Lehman K; Lester E

2011Frankham N, Bywaters M, 'River Effects: Waterways of Tasmania. Exhibition, Ten Days on the Island [Artists: Raymond Arnold, Julie Gough, Leigh Hobba, Donald Lawrence, Geoff Parr, Kevin Perkins, Megan Perkins, Troy Ruffels, Marie Sierra, David Stephenson, Travis Tiddy, Martin Walch and Catherine Woo]', University of Tasmania's Academy Gallery Launceston, 11 March - 10 April, and Plimsoll Gallery Hobart, 21 April - 20 May, Tasmania (2011) [Curated Exhibition]

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Co-authors: Bywaters M

2009Frankham N, Silva P, Nicholls D, 'Trust. Exhibition, Ten Days on the Island, Clarendon (Evandale) - Lucy Bleach, Julie Gough, Michael McWilliams, John Vella; Home Hill (Devonport) - Mary Scott; Runnymede (New Town/Hobart) - Pat Brassington; Oak Lodge (Richmond) - Ruth Frost; Penghana (Queenstown) - Martin Walch', Ten Days on the Island, 16 March - 19 April, National Trust of Australia (Tas) properties in Queenstown, New Town, Richmond, Devonport and Evandale (2009) [Curated Exhibition]

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Co-authors: Silva P

2007Frankham N, Clark J, 'Port Arthur Project: Re-interpreting the Port Arthur Historic Site through contemporary visual art. Exhibition, Ten Days on the Island, University of Tasmania and Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority. Artists: C Berg, L Bleach, T Cockburn, N Ellis, A Ferran, L Fredheim, R Frost, L Greeno and V West, F Hall, L Hobba, C Langridge, F Lee, K Lunn and M Milojevic, A MacDonald, A Mestitz, J Newitt, B Ozolins, J Phillips, H Psotova, A Simone, L Usmiani, M Warren and E Woods', Ten Days on the Island & University of Tasmania, Port Arthur Historic Site, 16 March - 15 April (2007) [Curated Exhibition]

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2005Frankham NH, 'Claiming Ground; twenty-five years of Tasmania's Art for Public Buildings Scheme', Quintus, Hobart, pp. 112 (2005) [Published Creative Work]

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Other Creative Work

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2003Frankham NH, Walch MB, 'IXL Art', Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, pp. 35 (2003) [Catalogue]

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Co-authors: Walch MB

1998Frankham NH, 'Mapping Identity', Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney, pp. 4 (1998) [Catalogue]

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Grants & Funding

Noel has been awarded Australia Council, Australian Research Council, university and other institutional grants.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

14

Total funding

$951,400

Projects

Port Arthur Project (2007)$40,000
Funding
Australia Council for the Arts ($40,000)
Scheme
Grant-Presentation and Promotion
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Frankham NH
Year
2007
First Step - Michele Gigante Artist in Residency (2005)$11,900
Funding
Hobart City Council and Australia Council ($11,900)
Scheme
Residency and Exhibition Installation
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Frankham N
Year
2005
Slip-Trailing Large-Scale Porcelain Forms: A Radical Experimental Model Utilising the Principle of Foucault's Pendulum (2005)$11,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($11,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Frankham NH; Blakebrough L
Year
2005
Island Perspective: A Critical Examination into Tasmania's Internationally Recognised Regional Identity through the Contribution of its Contemporary Studio Furniture, 1970-2003 (2004 - 2006)$204,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($204,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Smith J; Watson A; King GJ; Frankham NH
Period
2004 - 2006
Grant Reference
DP0452831
Edetic Bush - Andrea Morucchio Artist in Residency (2003)$15,000
Funding
Hobart City Council, Claudio Alcorso Foundation, Italian Cultural Institute ($15,000)
Scheme
Residency and Exhibition Installation
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Frankham N
Year
2003
Hunter Island: A Visual Investigation and Interpretation of the Precinct's Heritage Material Culture (2003)$17,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($17,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Frankham NH; Perkins KW
Year
2003
Review of South Australia's Public Art and Design Policy and Programs (2000)$25,000
Funding
Arts South Australia ($25,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of South Australia
Research Team
Frankham N H; Lee V
Year
2000
Object Studios - Jewellery and Metal Studio complex at Pyrmont (1998 - 2000)$500,000
Funding
Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs ($500,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design
Research Team
Frankham N
Period
1998 - 2000
Mapping Identity (1998 - 2000)$49,500
Funding
Visions Australia, Regional Galleries Association of NSW and Cutural Olympiad Festival ($49,500)
Scheme
Touring Exhibition
Administered By
Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design
Research Team
Frankham N
Period
1998 - 2000
Review of the Biennale of Sydney (1996)$15,000
Funding
New South Wales Ministry for the Arts ($15,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design
Research Team
Frankham N H; Gilchrist M
Year
1996
Cultural Practice with Honeysuckle Redevelopment (1996)$12,000
Funding
Honeysuckle Redevelopment Authority ($12,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design
Research Team
Frankham N H; McCracken G
Year
1996
Viability of Arts within City West Redevelopment (1995)$6,000
Funding
City West Redevelopment Authority ($6,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design
Research Team
Frankham N H; Lawson A
Year
1995
Art and Craft Export Strategy Review (1994)$20,000
Funding
Austrade and Australia Council ($20,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
Australia Councils Visual Arts/Craft Board
Research Team
Frankham N H
Year
1994
Venues of Value: a study of Sydney's arts facilities (1994)$25,000
Funding
City of Sydney ($25,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
Australia Councils Visual Arts/Craft Board
Research Team
Frankham N H
Year
1994

Research Supervision

Noel has supervised five (5) PhD and two (2) masters candidates to completion comprising a mix of art/design studio-based research with exegeses and traditional text-only theses. Thesis topics have addressed relational aesthetics and participatory practices in art and design making and exhibition curating; art/design in relation to notions of place and environment; intercultural approaches to materiality, concept and form in design; and more historically focussed research with representations of memory, loss and grief. Noel has also supervised and taught numerous coursework masters, graduate diploma and graduate certificate students – often with an interest in art/design and environment.

Noel is currently supervising a PhD and a masters candidate.

Current

1

Completed

9

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDRedefining the Regions: the case for a new public art in regional Australia2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
MastersThe Queens Domain and the Peoples Temper: Contest for public natural space in urban landscapes
Candidate: Stephenie Patricia Cahalan
2016
Masters'Unsettling Space: Trauma and Architecture in Contemporary Art'
Candidate: Eliza Kate Burke
2015
PhDThe Collaborative Curator; a Methodological Enquiry into Negotiated Mediation and Audience Participation
Candidate: Paula Adriana Goncalves Silva
2013
PhDDualism: An Investigation of Thai and Tasmanian Environmental and Cultural Heritage through Contemporary Furniture
Candidate: Chalit Kongsuwan
2012
MastersPainted Pools: A Lens into Subjectivity
Candidate: Destanne Dee Norris
2009
PhDBeyond Linearity: Contemporary Drawing and the Naturalistic Representation of Experience
Candidate: Martin Brian Walch
2009
PhDRelational Perspectives: A Visual Investigation into Social and Cultural Relationships with Place
Candidate: James Newitt
2008
MastersRedeeming Memories: An Visual Investigation into the Lives of Convict Women
Candidate: Christina Janette Henri
2007
PhDStasis and Dynamism: Bench Seating Inspired by Liminal Space
Candidate: Philippa Laird Dickson
2007