Mindful practice: research and interdisciplinary dialogues in the creative industries

Stewart, Robyn (2006) Mindful practice: research and interdisciplinary dialogues in the creative industries. In: InSEA 2006: Interdisciplinary Dialogues in Arts Education, 1-5 Mar 2006, Viseu, Portugal.

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[Abstract]: In this paper I am positioning the creative practitioner within a paradigm of methodological inventiveness where new forms and patterns of research and practice are spawned. I see practice-led research as an interdisciplinary mix of artistic, cultural, scholarly and industrial concerns where the studio becomes an experimental arena for creative interactions, a space for critical analysis and renewal that enables a deeper understanding of artist’s work processes. I will argue that these practices can become the established excellences of tomorrow as research comes alive.

In exploring briefly the possibilities of research for the studio-based art and design practitioner I recognise that the nature of art and design practice, as well as the influences that may shape any activity are disparate and wide ranging. This poses a need to focus research on the experience and concomitant knowledge of the practitioner as a significant source of information. By focusing on the experiential knowledge of the practitioner the complexity of pertinent issues that may make up practice-led research in any situation are included as integral and essential aspects of such an argument.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Visual Arts
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2009 00:41
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: research, practice-led research, art, creative industries
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
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
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5356

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