Practice vs praxis: modelling practitioner-based research

Stewart, Robyn Anne (2003) Practice vs praxis: modelling practitioner-based research. In: 2002 International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) World Congress, 19-24 Aug 2002, New York, USA.

PDF (Accepted Version)

Download (542Kb)
Official URL:


This paper considers differing understandings about the role and praxis of practitioner-based research for the arts. Over more than a decade the nexus between theory and practice has been a point of debate within the contemporary art school both in Australia and overseas. This paper attempts to reveal ways of approaching this issue from within and across the disciplines. Discussions with colleagues representing the diversity of creative arts fields indicate that the research principles explored here, albeit briefly, have resonance for each of their disciplines. Within this widened context I will be exploring the different ways in which studio-based practitioners and academics conceptualise the processes and characteristics of research in the arts and professional practice. However, as this is still work in progress, my exemplars wil largely reflect my field of visual arts.

Statistics for USQ ePrint 2898
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No response from publisher to request for copyright permission.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Visual Arts
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:16
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: research, practice-led research, art, craft ,design, music, theatre, womens studies, research processes and characteristics.
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190404 Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified
12 Built Environment and Design > 1203 Design Practice and Management > 120303 Design Management and Studio and Professional Practice

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only