The curious art of falling down the rabbit hole

Batorowicz, Beata and Di Mauro, Sebastian (2013) The curious art of falling down the rabbit hole. [A Creative/Applied Media collection]

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Abstract

This article takes the form of a curatorial essay for a two-part contemporary art exhibition series titled: Down the Rabbit Hole: A Queensland College of Art, Griffith University and University of Southern Queensland Visual Art Research Project. Drawing upon Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, this essay aims to put forward the project’s interpretation and application of ‘creative curiosity’ within a critical studio research context. The findings have been that the role of practice-led research is poignant (within the context of this project) in adhering to the very notion of experiencing creative curiosity and effectively navigating audiences into visually narrated gallery spaces.

In developing the concept of ‘creative curiosity’ the essay develops synergies across visual art, creative arts, education and literary research fields. The project’s contribution is also demonstrated through its critically engagement in studio research in a way that emphasises the intrinsic relationship and synergies between art universities and professional industries.

Emphasising the importance of interweaving imaginative and non-fictional realms, the article discusses the idea of visual storytelling, particularly the use of non-linear narratives as a form of critical inquiry into contemporary art practices. The essay examines the metaphorical, symbolic and mythical facets within visual narratives and the way storytelling is used to blur boundaries between fact and fiction. This is then applied within the context of art history and the narrative inquiry research methodology from the field of education.


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Item Type: A Creative/Applied Media collection
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This article is in the form of curatorial essay according to Australian Visual Art research and industry standards.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 15 May 2014 05:08
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 03:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: studio research, visual art research, visual storytelling, creativity and research, narrative inquiry, fiction and research, creative curiosity
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1999 Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190104 Visual Cultures
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190504 Performance and Installation Art
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190101 Art Criticism
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190103 Art Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Identification Number or DOI: N/A
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24843

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