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Creative Arts Forum | Phillip Blacklow


Arts Forum is a public program of the School of Creative Arts

Start Date

27 Apr 2018 12:30 pm

End Date

27 Apr 2018 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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All current students and members of the public are welcome

Phillip Blacklow

Dr Phillip Blacklow

TIMBER! Cross-disciplinary practices

Dr Phillip Blacklow began his career in 1977 working as a furniture maker at F H Vallance & Sons, completing a Cabinet Making apprenticeship in 1981, later completing a Wood turning trade certificate in 1984. Leaving F H Vallance & Sons in 1986 to undertake two large-scale commission involving the manufacture of the Central Furniture, Senate Chamber, with an associated commission of 6 occasional tables for the Prime Minister’s office Parliament House, Canberra ACT. These items of furniture remain as part of the permanent Art collection commissioned by the Parliament house construction authority and Mitchell, Giurgola & Thorp Architects.

In 2008 he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Fine Art and Design, from the Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, and in 2016 was awarded a PhD in Fine Art from the School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania, majoring in Furniture Design. Philip’s PhD project explored the application of plantation eucalypt species in high value added processes, encompassing the use of traditional craft processes including the revival of lost trades such as steam bending timber. Since graduation Phillip has been working on advanced processes to extend the uses of plantation eucalypt and other native Tasmanian species.

Philip manages the Woodwork Shop and Digital fabrication facility at the School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmanian and contributes to the undergraduate program.

Arts Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the School of Creative Arts, Hunter Street Campus, during the semester. The series provides a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting artists, scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the Creative Arts discuss their area of professional practice. All current students, prospective students, and members of the public are welcome.