Queensland College of Art (GU)

Griffith University

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Virtural reality research artist

The Queensland College of Art includes the Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research (GCCAR), a new major multi-campus Research Centre. The central activity of the Centre is the exploration of new creative modes, images and forms for understanding contemporary experience through the expanding field of practice-based research in the creative arts. Griffith University is one of Australia’s leading comprehensive research universities with research strengths ranging from the physical and natural sciences, engineering, IT, health and medicine through to creative arts, social sciences and humanities. Griffith University ranks in the top 3 per cent of universities worldwide, and also ranks highly as a young university – 34th in the 2016/17 QS University Rankings Top 50 Under 50. The University spans five campuses in South East Queensland, and has around 50,000 students and more than 3,000 academics who engage in learning, teaching and research-related activity.

Website http://www.griffith.edu.au

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Number of research staff

20-100 research staff


Queensland College of Art, 226 Grey Street, South Bank QLD 4101

Lead researcher

  • Professor Susan Best—Susan Best is an art historian with expertise in critical theory and modern and contemporary art.

Achievements of the centre

  • Drawing International Griffith - a research initiative leading drawing research in the 21st century
  • Hosted abbe 2015 Artist Books Conference
  • Hosted Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing conference 2014, featuring Terry Wohlers and Stelarc

Organisation type

  • University

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