Mr Greg Donovan
|Position:||Program Director: Graduate Diploma and Masters of Visual Art and Design|
|Division/Portfolio:||Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences|
|School/Unit:||School of Art, Architecture and Design|
|Campus:||City West Campus|
|Telephone:||+61 8 830 20684|
|Fax:||+61 8 830 20211|
|URL for Business Card:||http://people.unisa.edu.au/Gregory.Donovan|
Welcome to my homepage.
I am a practising artist and lecturer. The works below incorporate digital printing and painting exploring concepts involving sites of fundamental change through critical analysis determining how particular historical and economic conditions for example, produce a culture of homelessness, a dislocation from traditional cultural sites and the evolution of a "homeless state of being."
"The job....is....not to accept the politics of identity as given, but to show how all representations are constructed, for what purpose, by whom, and with what components."Edward Said, Culture and Imperialism, 1994, p380.
boatpeople (Unknown silence)
Utopian global map (heavens above)
These following works are part of a developing series exploring notions of whiteness, erasure, transparency, transience and the inherent nature of the cultural gaze linked to the generalized and descriptively meaningless “information age”. Exposing the underlying business of surveillance, a tool in creating distance rather than social intimacy, television monitor as a method of information transmission, collapsing time and space, dislocating and destabilizing reality. In essence: I wish to subvert the media image and in doing so, “break its silence, making it speak and resonate, and transforming its hollowness into an echo chamber for human thought.” (p 27., What do pictures want? The Lives and Loves of Images. Mitchell, W.J.T. The University Chicago Press, USA., 2007.)
- I have been lecturing in the Visual Arts since 1986, including the South Australian School of Art since 1995. I have been employed as Program Director of the SASA postgraduate coursework programs commencing in late 2005, Coordinator of all SASA Drawing Courses including the BVS and BVC programs for 2005, Coordinator of SASA International Students (ISO), 2003-7, Head of Foundation Studies’ 2001- 2 and actively associated with the University of South Australia as a lecturer for the past 15 years. I also lectured in the Bachelor of Education, Secondary Art and Design degree at the University of South Australia from 1995 to 1999.
- At the core of my teaching and art practice is a continual endeavour to develop and provide stimulating learning experiences thus my consistent exploration of innovative and experimental approaches tied to both studio and learning environments.
- As program director, artist and teacher, I actively engage with students and staff both within the context of the UniSA learning and teaching environment as well as beyond the studio by offering advice, support and a model of participatory action. Further, I view teaching as a profession that necessarily involves notions of mentor and is characterised by a methodology marked by cooperation, understanding, compassion, good humour, trust and respect.
- At present I am most interested in further developing the extensive opportunities in research, teaching and applied methodologies with reference to digital and information technologies, experiential learning, industry links and career management.
|VSAR 6001||Minor Thesis by Project A|
|VSAR 6002||Minor Thesis by Project B|
|VSAR 5008||Supervised Studio 1|
|VSAR 5009||Supervised Studio 2|
|VSAR 5010||Supervised Studio 3|
|VSAR 5011||Supervised Studio 4|
Member of Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
Member of Experimental Art Foundation
Master of Visual Arts Degree. 1998.
Bachelor of Education (In-service) Secondary Art and Design. 1999.
Advanced Diploma of Teaching in the field of Art. 1977.
Diploma of Teaching. 1976.
- Studio investigation into archival materials and digital printing procedures, particularly reproduction onto canvas tied to multi-media image development, incorporating painting and photo transfer processes and the relationship between digital image production, photography and painting. The above studio work is underpinned by ongoing research in contemporary notions of "landscape", defined and located within a 'western ' context; in essence 'landscape as a verb rather than a noun', (W.J.T. Mitchell), "an act upon" rather than a "description". Further; to provide an exposition on the sublime and utopian myths encased within such social constructs and to dislocate regional place from the imperial mechanism acting upon the western perspective of space by, in part, undermining the action of landscape through utilization of visual metaphor.
Transfigured Night 2, (2010), DARE group exhibition, Colorado State University Art (Hatton) Museum, Colorado, United States of America.
Spaces of Otherness, (2009), (two) one person exhibition, Guangzhou Academy Fine Arts Museum, Guangzhou, Peoples Republic of China.
Transfigured Night, (2009), group exhibition, 139 gallery, Adelaide, SA
Identity Highway, (2009), group exhibition, APTOS CRUZ gallery, Adelaide, SA
Doubletake, (2009), (two) one person exhibition, BSG, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic
Painting 08 B, (2008) group exhibition, BSG, Fitzroy, Melbourne.
30x30 small show, (2008),group exhibition, BSG, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic.
As if---distant image, (2008), one person exhibition, Prospect Gallery, SA.
Distant Image, (2007) one person exhibition, College of Fine Arts Gallery Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, Peoples Republic of China
Transmission, (2007) group exhibition, SASA Gallery, UniSA.
Works on Paper, (2006) group exhibition, School of Fine Arts Jing Yue Campus Northeast Normal University NO.5268 Chang Chun Ji Lin, P. R. China
Survey, (2006) group exhibition, SASA Gallery, UniSA.
Riccordo, (2005) two person exhibition, Prospect Gallery, Adelaide SA.
Dialecticaline (2005) group exhibition, Prospect Gallery, as part of the Drawing is Everything International conference.
Dichroma Dichotomy (2003), one person exhibition, Adelaide Central Gallery 2, Norwood, SA.
Queue Here (2002), national group exhibition, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, ACT.
CACSA Members Show (2002),group exhibition, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Parkside, SA.
Discontinuum (2002), group exhibition, Flightpath Architects Gallery, Hindley St., Adelaide, SA, as part of South Australian Living Artists Festival.
‘House’ (2000), group Exhibition, University of South Australia, South Australian School of Art, N-Gallery, UniSA.
I am able to provide media comment in the following areas of expertise:
Discipline: Visual Arts,painting and drawing
- Printmaking and Experimental Digital Reproduction Technologies in Visual arts
|Organisation Name:||South Australian Government, Department of the Premier and Cabinet|
|Section:||SA Youth Arts Board, Ruth Tuck Scholarship Selection Committee|
|Level of involvement:||Committee member|
|Organisation Name:||Helpmann Academy|
|Section:||Visual Arts Collaborative Group Committee|
|Level of involvement:||Committee member|
From 2006 to 2008 I was principal supervisor for Andrew Dearman's successful candidature for PhD (by studio) The title of the thesis is Art Practice and Governmentality: The Role Modelling Effects of Art Practice and its Institutions.
In 2007 and 2008 I was associate supervisor of James Dodd's Master of Visual Arts research degree titled 'Dirty Words: a study of urban text-based interventions as applied to a visual art practice'.
In 2010 and 2011 I was principal supervisor of Nasim Fasr's Master of Visual Arts research degree titled Women in shadow: An Analysis of Shadow as Erasure.
I am currently co supervisor of Cherie Redwood's PhD ( by major project) thesis titled, Inside Outside: The holding, an investigation into the relationship between contact with other and body self boundary formation.
I am principal supervisor of Libby Bevan-Parella's PhD ( by major project) thesis with provisional title, Follow any path from A-B: through the useless garden (gifted ecologies).
I am principal supervisor of Svetlana De gennaro's PhD ( by major project) thesis provisionally titled, At Home Elsewhere: An exploration into the concept of emplacement in the context of geographic dislocation.
I am associate supervisor of Catherine Frawley's master of Visual Arts research degree provisionally titled, Painting sensations: resolving trauma through a personal painting practice.
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