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Llewellyn Negrin

Adjunct Senior Researcher
Art | School of Creative Arts and Media

Centre for the Arts, Hunter Street , Hobart CBD Campuses

Dr Llewellyn Negrin is an Adjunct Senior Researcher (previously Senior Lecturer in Critical Practices, Coordinator of Art and Design Theory and School Coordinator of Learning and Teaching) at the School of Creative Arts. She has taught at the University of Tasmania since 1989 and has published extensively in the areas of theories of fashion and the role of aesthetics in contemporary culture including her book Appearance and Identity: Fashioning the Body in Postmodernity.

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania, Llewellyn Negrin was a tutor and senior tutor in Social and Political Theory at Murdoch university, Western Australia from 1985-1988 and a tutor in General Philosophy at the University of Sydney from 1980-1984. She completed her BA Hons (1980) and PhD(1988) in the Department of General Philosophy at the University of Sydney (Australia).

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDTheories of Crisis in ArtUniversity of SydneyAustralia1988
BA (Hons)General PhilosophyUniversity of SydneyAustralia1980

Memberships

Committee associations

Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ)

Administrative expertise

School coordinator of Learning and Teaching, School of Creative Arts

Teaching

From Modernism to Postmodernism; Fashioning the Body and Imaging the Body

Teaching expertise

Llewellyn has extensive experience supervising Research Higher Degree candidates undertaking PhDs in Art Theory and MFAs (i.e. Masters of Fine Arts). She has also supervised a number of Honours candidates and teach one of the core units in the BFA Honours program.

Teaching responsibility

  • Introduction to Art and Design Theory 1A (FST101)
  • Introduction to Art and Design Theory 1B (FST102)
  • From Modernism to Postmodernism (FST203)
  • Defining the Field (FSA413)
  • Fashioning the Body (FST207) and (FST307)
  • Imaging the Body (FST214) and (FST314)

Research Invitations

She has been invited to write articles for several anthologies on fashion theory including Thinking through Fashion ed. by A. Rocamora and A. Smelik; Carnal Knowledge: Towards a New Materialism through the Arts ed. by B. Bolt and E. Barrett; Fashion and Art ed. by A. Geczy and V. Karaminasand Rei Kawakubo ed. by R. Butler as well as an article for a special edition on 'Embodied Subjectivity in late Capitalism' for the journal Subjectivity.

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Expertise

  • Theories of fashion and the body
  • The role of aesthetics in contemporary culture

Research Themes

Llewellyn's research aligns to the University's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society. Her research interests include: theories of fashion and the body; the role of aesthetics in contemporary culture; images of the female body and the impact of postmodernism on the practice and reception of art.

Much of her recent research has focused on an analysis of the role that appearance plays in the construction of identity in contemporary culture. This includes an investigation of such practices as cosmetic surgery; the wearing of cosmetics; tattooing; female and male dress and poverty chic. In the process, she has interrogated the concept of the self as masquerade, which has been prevalent in recent theorisations of the body, and has examined how this concept has been addressed in the work of recent artists such as Cindy Sherman and Yasumasa Morimura. Drawing on phenomenological theories of the body, she has also explored how the work of fashion designers such as Rei Kawakubo and Issey Miyake can be understood as an embodied art form.

In her research into the role of aesthetics in contemporary culture, she has investigated how art has been harnessed in the promotion of commodities such as fashion and fine wine and also how the contemporary aestheticisation of commodities has been interrogated by designers such as Rei Kawakubo in her adoption of an anti-glamour aesthetic.

Earlier research examined the changing role of the museum and of art criticism in the context of postmodern culture.

Fields of Research

  • Gender relations (440504)
  • Visual cultures (360104)
  • Fine arts (360602)
  • Visual arts (360699)
  • Art history, theory and criticism (360199)
  • Gender studies (440599)
  • Cultural theory (470207)
  • Art theory (360103)
  • Art criticism (360101)
  • Aesthetics (500301)
  • Consumption and everyday life (470203)

Research Objectives

  • The creative arts (130103)
  • Arts (130199)
  • Other culture and society (139999)
  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
  • Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies (280122)
  • Communication (130299)
  • Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture (280116)

Publications

In 2008 she published a book Appearance and Identity: Fashioning the Body in Postmodernity, Palgrave MacMillan, New York and has published widely in journals such as Theory, Culture & Society; Body & Society; Philosophy & Social Criticism; Feminist Theory; European Journal of Cultural Studies: Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies and Arena. She has also published chapters in several edited anthologies on fashion and art, and fashion theory.

Total publications

35

Highlighted publications

(4 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2008BookNegrin L, 'Appearance and Identity: Fashioning the Body in Postmodernity', Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 200. ISBN 978-0-230-60762-0 (2008) [Authored Other Book]

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2006Journal ArticleNegrin L, 'Ornament and the feminine', Feminist Theory, 7, (2) pp. 219-235. ISSN 1464-7001 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1464700106064421 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7

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2005Journal ArticleNegrin L, 'Art and philosophy Rivals or partners?', Philosophy and social criticism, 31, (7) pp. 801-822. ISSN 0191-4537 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0191453705057304 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2002Journal ArticleNegrin L, 'Cosmetic surgery and the eclipse of identity', Body and Society, 8, (4) pp. 21-42. ISSN 1357-034X (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1357034X02008004002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 97

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Journal Article

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Negrin L, 'The dialectical nature of Cindy Sherman's fashion photographs', Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty, 11, (2) pp. 129-152. ISSN 2040-4417 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1386/csfb_00013_1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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2015Negrin L, 'The Contemporary Significance of 'Pauperist' Style', Theory, Culture and Society, 32, (7-8) pp. 197-213. ISSN 0263-2764 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0263276414536235 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

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2015Negrin L, 'Art and Fine Wine: A Case Study in the Aestheticization of Consumption', Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 29, (3) pp. 419-433. ISSN 1030-4312 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10304312.2015.1025357 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

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2007Negrin L, 'The Contradictory Nature of our Relation to Beauty in Contemporary Culture', The International Journal of the Arts in Society, 1, (3) pp. 135-140. ISSN 1833-1866 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2006Negrin L, 'Ornament and the feminine', Feminist Theory, 7, (2) pp. 219-235. ISSN 1464-7001 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1464700106064421 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7

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2005Negrin L, 'Art and philosophy Rivals or partners?', Philosophy and social criticism, 31, (7) pp. 801-822. ISSN 0191-4537 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0191453705057304 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2004Negrin L, '`Cosmetic Surgery as Cultural Practice - a review of Dubious Equalities and Embodied Differences by K. Davis', Theory and Psychology, 14, (4) pp. 566-568. ISSN 1038-846X (2004) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2003Negrin L, 'Review of the Third Text Reader on Art, Culture and Theory', Media International Australia: Culture and Policy, 107, (May 2003) pp. 146-7. ISSN 0704-9161 (2003) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2002Negrin L, 'Cosmetic surgery and the eclipse of identity', Body and Society, 8, (4) pp. 21-42. ISSN 1357-034X (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1357034X02008004002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 97

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2000Negrin L, 'Cosmetics and the female body. A critical appraisal of poststructuralist theories of masquerade', European Journal of Cultural Studies, 3, (1) pp. 83-101. ISSN 1367-5494 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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2000Negrin L, 'Some thoughts on 'primitive' body decoration', Postcolonial Studies, 3, (3) pp. 331-335. ISSN 1368-8790 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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1999Negrin L, 'The Self as Image: A Critical Appraisal of Postmodern Theories of Fashion', Theory, Culture & Society, 16, (3) pp. 99-118. ISSN 0263-2764 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/02632769922050638 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 21

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1998Negrin L, 'The Antinomies of Postmodern neo-Classicism', Arena Journal, (11) pp. 61-81. ISSN 1320-6567 (1998) [Refereed Article]

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1997Negrin L, 'A Cheap Shot at Frocks? Reply to Tara Brabazon's 'What Will You Wear to the Revolution? Thatcher's Genderation and the Fashioning of Change'', Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, 23, (1) pp. 117-124. ISSN 0311-4198 (1997) [Refereed Article]

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1996Negrin L, 'Feminism and fashion: a critical appraisal', Arena Journal, (6) pp. 75-86. ISSN 1320-6567 (1996) [Refereed Article]

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1996Negrin L, 'The Meaning of Dress', Arena Journal, (7) pp. 131-146. ISSN 1039-1010 (1996) [Refereed Article]

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Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2008Negrin L, 'Appearance and Identity: Fashioning the Body in Postmodernity', Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 200. ISBN 978-0-230-60762-0 (2008) [Authored Other Book]

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Chapter in Book

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2022Negrin L, 'Rei Kawakubo: Agent Provocateur in a Hyper-Glamourized World', Rei Kawakubo: For and Against Fashion, Butler, R (ed), United Kingdom (In Press) [Research Book Chapter]

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2016Negrin L, 'Maurice Merleau-Ponty: The Corporeal Experience of Fashion', Thinking through Fashion: A guide to key theorists, I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, Agnes Rocamora and Anneke Smelik (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 115-131. ISBN 9781780767338 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Negrin L, 'Fashion as an Embodied Art Form', Carnal Knowledge Towards a 'New Materialism' through the Arts, I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, Barbara Bolt and Estelle Barrett (ed), London and New York, pp. 141-154. ISBN 978 1 78076 265 4 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2012Negrin L, 'Aesthetics: Fashion and Aesthetics - a fraught relationship', Fashion and Art, Berg, A Geczy and V Karaminas (ed), London, UK, pp. 43-54. ISBN 9781847887832 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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2008Negrin L, 'Body Art and Men's Fashion', Appearance and Identity: fashioning the body in postmodernity, Palgrave Macmillan, L Negrin (ed), New York, pp. 97-115. ISBN 978-0-230-60762-0 (2008) [Research Book Chapter]

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2008Negrin L, 'Appearance and Identity', Appearance and Identity: fashioning the body in postmodernity, Palgrave Macmillan, L Negrin (ed), New York, pp. 9-32. ISBN 978-0-230-60762-0 (2008) [Research Book Chapter]

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2008Negrin L, 'The Postmodern Gender Carnival', Appearance and identity: fashioning the body in postmodernity, Palgrave Macmillan, L Negrin (ed), New York, pp. 139-161. ISBN 978-0-230-60762-0 (2008) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
1998Negrin L, 'Landmarks and Curiosities', Art and Australia, 36, (2) pp. 194-196. (1998) [Review Several Works]

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1997Negrin L, 'After a Fashion by J. Finkelstein', Arena Magazine, Dec/Jan, (26) pp. 54-55. (1997) [Review Single Work]

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Conference Publication

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Negrin L, 'Fashion as Art or Art as Fashion?', 6th Global Conference on Fashion, 15 - 18 September, Mansfield College, Oxford University (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2014Negrin L, 'Art Meets Fashion: A Paradoxical Partnership - The Case of Cindy Sherman's Fashion Photographs', Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, 5-8 December, Launceston (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2013Negrin L, 'The Paradoxical Nature of 'Pauperist' Style as Haute Couture', Trending Now: New Developments in Fashion Studies, September 2012, Oxford University, pp. 13-23. ISBN 978-1-84888-211-9 (2013) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Negrin L, 'Fashion and Art', ACUADS 2010 Annual Conference, 1-3 September 2010, Launceston, Tasmania (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009Negrin L, 'Art and Gastronomy: An analysis of the significance of the new cultural spaces that blur the boundary between art and the food and wine experience', Socioaesthetcis Conference, August, Copenhagen, pp. 1-29. (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2003Negrin L, 'The paradox of the Return of the Body in post 1950s Body Art', Survey:Current art and design research and practice within Australia tertiary art and design schools, 1 - 4 Oct. 2003, tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania EJ (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Major Creative Work

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
1998Negrin L, 'Personal Coercion: A Visual Investigation into a State of Multiculturalism', Nexus Gallery, Adelaide, pp. 1 (1998) [Recorded Creative Work]

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1995Scott MG, Swann H, Negrin L, 'The Collectible Eggbeater', Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania at Hobart, Hobart, pp. 34 (1995) [Recorded Creative Work]

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Co-authors: Scott MG

Entry

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2008Negrin L, 'Fashion', The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship and Sexuality, Sears, James T. (ed), Westport, 6, pp. 80 - 83 (2008) [Entry]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$2,475

Projects

2012: 4th Global Conference Fashion: Exploring Critical, UK (2012)$900
Funding
University of Tasmania ($900)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Negrin L
Year
2012
2009 R1 - SocioAesthetics: A Symposium on aesthetics, Culture and Social Life (2009)$1,575
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,575)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Negrin L
Year
2009

Research Supervision

She has extensive experience of supervising RHD candidates over the last 20 years. She is currently supervising 11 RHD candidates covering a wide range of topics in Art Theory as well as some studio-based candidates whose work deals with themes relate to my research interests.

Current

5

Completed

51

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDMeta Graphic Novel: Questioning and exploring the graphic novel in an expanded form as storytelling technic and visual art exhibition project2017
PhDReconstructing Femininity: A photographic enquiry into ideal representations of the female body2018
UnknownTransformative Making and Narrative A Poetic Exploration of Objects, Place and the Archive2020
PhDEinfhlung and Association: Landscape painting in nineteenth century Van Diemen's Land/Tasmania2021
MastersPaper Towns and Abandoned Places: Contemporary jewellery and object responses to what we take, what we cast off and what could have been2021

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
MastersClimatic Embodiment: A visual exploration of climate change as expressed by the human body
Candidate: Eva Louise Nilssen
2021
PhDMigratory Aesthetics, Pastiche and Painting: An exploration of migratory experience
Candidate: Neil Jefford Haddon
2021
PhDA Painterly Exploration of the Pain Altered Mind Body Connection
Candidate: Stephen John Woodbury
2020
MastersAn Exploration of the Boat form and the Element of Water through Craft based Sculptural Works
Candidate: Nicholas James Randall
2019
PhDUnstable Territories: Imaging and imagining the contemporary ruin
Candidate: Helen Ruth Wright
2019
MastersAffect and the Anthropocene: The art artefact and ecological grief
Candidate: Catherine Faye Phillips
2019
PhDA Matrixial Gaze: Portrayals of the male nude by female artists
Candidate: Annie Rosemary Geard
2019
MastersInternalised Landscapes: The vessel form in sculptural response to place
Candidate: Timothy Charles Sidebottom
2019
MastersThe Golden Years: Reimaging postmenopausal womanhood
Candidate: Janine Helen Miller
2019
MastersSong in a Strange Land: An investigation, in paint, into the music of Arauco Libre
Candidate: Ronald Alan Wilson
2018
MastersPoem Number 124: Visualizing the material folds and sacred spaces in Emily Dickinson's poem, through printmaking
Candidate: Jane Slade
2017
PhDBiomorphic Loop: Visualising patterns of growth
Candidate: Linda Sylvia Erceg
2017
PhDBeautiful, Dead, Dissected: The dismembered female body in artistic representation
Candidate: Neil Graham Holmstrom
2017
PhDThe Iconography of Contemporary Tibetan Art: Deconstruction, reconstruction and iconoclasm
Candidate: Angela Mary Ryan
2017
PhDExpatriatism: A New Platform for Shaping Australian Artistic Practice in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries - A Case Study of Six Artists Working in Paris and London
Candidate: Stephen Geoffrey Rainbird
2016
Masters'Unsettling Space: Trauma and Architecture in Contemporary Art'
Candidate: Eliza Kate Burke
2015
PhDImagined Portraits: Reviving Figures from Australia's Past
Candidate: Amy Elizabeth Jackett
2013
PhDPrintmaking and the Language of Violence
Candidate: Yvonne Diana Rees-Pagh
2013
PhDFuture Clan: The Dynamics of Adolescence and Mothers
Candidate: Gabrielle Louise Falconer
2012
MastersKeeping up Appearances: A Photographic Investigation into the Theatricality of the Suburban Domestic Interior
Candidate: Nicole Louise Robson
2012
PhDThe Politics of Imperfection: the Critical Legacy of Surrealist Anti-colonialism
Candidate: Maria Kunda
2010
PhDWired and Dangerous: Maternal Bodies in Cyber(cultural)space
Candidate: Anitra Goriss-Hunter
2010
PhDOn the Brink of the Abyss
Candidate: Mary Alison Knights
2010
MastersSilent Witnesses: Re-interpreting the Still Life Tradition
Candidate: Frances Watson
2010
MastersDark Matter: Reactivating Myth to Visually Express the Existential Experience of 'The Change'
Candidate: Janelle Faye Mendham
2010
MastersThe Book as Metaphor for the Female Self: A Visual Investigation Through the Medium of the Artist's Book
Candidate: Leonie Jane Oakes
2009
PhDExtracting Meaning from Strangeness: Strategies to Enhance Viewer Engagement with Contemporary Art in the Public Art Museum
Candidate: Jane Alexandra Deeth
2008
MastersAssociation, Recognition and Place: Imaging the Landscape in Van Diemen's Land 1804-1854
Candidate: Philip John Hutch
2008
PhDThe Code and the Message of Naked Charity Calendars
Candidate: Pamela Turton-Turner
2008
MastersThe Space of the Australian City: Representations and Contestation (1990-2005)
Candidate: Stuart Peter Solman
2007
PhDPlatforms for Imagination: Interaction with Minimal Furniture Forms
Candidate: Adrian Stanley Read
2007
MastersThe Referencing of 'Stringed Things' of Belief by Contemporary Artists
Candidate: Therese Odile Mulford
2007
PhDResplendent: An Investigation into the Synthesis of Body and Clothing as Sculptural Form
Candidate: Irene Margaret Briant
2007
MastersDomestic Relations: A Visual Critique of Ornamental Restraint and Difference
Candidate: Fiona Marion Joy Lee
2007
MastersMaterialising Ritual: A Visual Investigation of the Evocative Power of Ritual Objects, Through the Medium of Cloth and Thread
Candidate: Rosemary Anne O'Rourke
2007
PhDColour Music: Musical Modelling in James McNeill Whistler's Art
Candidate: Arabella Teniswood-Harvey
2006
PhDProblems with Nature - Sculptural Installation and the Culture/Nature Paradox
Candidate: Ian Francis Bonde
2006
PhDThe Gendered Newsroom: Embodied Subjectivity in the Changing World of Media
Candidate: Louise Caroline North
2006
MastersThe Beautiful, Durable and Mundane - Exploring Notions of Value in Craft and Design Practice, in the Context of Sustainability
Candidate: Richard John Skinner
2006
PhDRepetition and Difference: Poetic Invocations of Nature in Visual Art
Candidate: Maria Teresa MacDermott
2005
PhDVena Casa: The defloration of Maternity
Candidate: Kathryn Faludi-Ball
2004
PhDArt as Ecological Communication: An Application of Site-Specific Installation Art to Marine Ecosystem Degradation
Candidate: Jane Wintha Quon
2003
PhDCritical investigations into authenticity, authorship and veracity within contemporary photomedia
Candidate: John James Voss
2003
PhDMulticulturalism & Identity: A visual investigation
Candidate: Karen Louise Catherine Lunn
2002
MastersShoppinglands
Candidate: Anthony John Sullivan
2000
MastersAn investigation of women's self-portraiture and autobiography that deals with experiences of psychic disintegration
Candidate: Morag Mary Ruth Porteous
2000
MastersExamining relationships between rescaled visions with urban realities
Candidate: Stephen Patrick Hudson
1999
MastersHors d'oeuvres: Ornamental decoration and gender
Candidate: Robyn Lesley Daw
1999
PhDTruth or Trap
Candidate: Grace Duncan Cochrane
1999
MastersThe Exploration of the Sensory Psychological and Temporal Boundaries of the Body, Through Costume
Candidate: Rosemary Joan Claiden
1997
MastersAn investigation of the mother-son relationship-towards an understanding of their responses, particularly as the child gains maturity and independence
Candidate: Gabrielle Louise Falconer
1997