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TCotA Forum (Inveresk) - Honours Candidates


TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

23 Jul 2015 12:30 pm

End Date

23 Jul 2015 1:30 pm


Lecture Theatre 1A181, Inveresk Campus

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Students and members of the public are welcome to attend.

This week's forum consists of 4 current Honours candidates presenting overviews of their current research projects

LUCY PULLEN: Success and Stage Management An investigation into what it means to be a Stage Manager in the contemporary world of theatre, and what skills and qualities a Stage Manager requires within the modern industry in order to be successful. I'm approaching this research via two cycles of active analysis as well as investigating texts used to train or guide Stage Managers.

BRIGITTE WOLFE: A visual exploration of endemic Tasmanian wildflowers which investigates the fragility of natural ecosystems I am an environmental artist interested in the preservation and conservation of nature. I work with a variety of mediums from embroidery to video art. As an Aboriginal woman I have a deep empathy and a strong cultural connection to the land. My Aboriginal heritage and past experiences working as a florist with native flora are both contextual elements in my art practice. Through my Honours project I have been exploring the fragile ecology of endemic Tasmanian wildflowers with the bee species as a connecting motif. Through this process, I have been investigating how we connect and recollect the natural environment. For project material I have been engaging with local wilderness site Ben Lomond Mountain and the Tasmanian Honey Company in Perth Tasmania.

JAMES HARRISON: Vocal Training & The Sword The project looks to explore potential uses for elements from Kendo training to be used in Performer training, primarily in the area of voice.  Using traditional sword training techniques primarily sourced from Miyamoto Musashi's classic work 'A Book of Five Rings', as well as the modern sport of Kendo, the implementation of the sword in the training space is set as against the backdrop of a complimentary training regime adapted the from the work of Tadashi Suzuki, Peter Brook and Joan Melton. The project seeks to position performer training alongside the rich cultural traditions of Kendo, famous for it's philosophy that the lessons that sword training can impart can be applied throughout life.

SONJA HINDRUM: Lady Cassandra The project is a speculative inquiry that questions the possibilities of communicating via an organic material that simulates a skin. The initial enquiry will start with Kombucha and using this as a simulated skin, creating works that allow the scoby (the spores that form in the Kombucha tea) to grow around conductive threads, wool, silk and cotton. The idea is to create a textile that has grown rather than one that has been created via traditional methods of woven, knitted or felted. The new textile will then be explored as skin that allows communication.

TCotA Forum is a series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk). Students and members of the public are welcome to attend. Lectures are presented by staff, visiting scholars from Tasmania, mainland Australia and overseas, industry professionals and artists-in-residence.

Thursdays 12.30 - 1.30pm

Lecture Theatre 1A181
Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk)
Academy of the Arts
University of Tasmania
Inveresk Campus
Launceston 7250 AUSTRALIA