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The Advisory Board is made up of members drawn from within the university and external to it. The advisory board’s primary role is to provide a dynamic interaction with business and industry, relevant professions, governmental agencies, overseas programs and the community.
Program Coordinator, Media Studies
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Curator, UTS Gallery
Dr Blair French is Executive Director of Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney, having formerly worked in curatorial capacities at the Australian Centre for Photography and at Performance Space. A selection of Blair’s essays were recently published in book form as Out of Time: Essays Between Photography and Art (2006), and a further book on Australian photo-based contemporary art, co-authored with Daniel Palmer, is due for publication in 2008. Blair has also edited a range of publications, including recent monographic publications in association with Artspace projects by Michael Goldberg, Shaun Gladwell and André Stitt and the major 1999 book Photo Files: An Australian Photography Reader. Along with Reuben Keehan he is co-editor of the new Artspace periodical Column. Blair holds a PhD in Art History and Theory from the University of Sydney and has lectured in universities in Australia and New Zealand.
Julian Knowles is a composer and performer, specialising in new and emerging technologies. His creative work spans the fields of composition for theatre, dance, film and television, electronic music, sound and new media arts, popular music and record production. Since the mid 1980s, he has established himself as a leading artist in the area of electronic and new music, achieving significant critical praise and international recognition for his performances and recordings. In recent years, Julian’s music and audio/visual work has been presented at events and venues such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Experimental Intermedia in New York City, the Seoul International Performance Art Festival, What is Music?, the Sydney Biennale, Melbourne International Film Festival and the Sydney Opera House.
Acting coordinator, visual arts
University of Wollongong
Head, Department of Media Maquarie University
Director, Performance Space