Collaboration: an artistic investigation of the complex dynamics inherent in the collaborative process

Baguley, Margaret (2007) Collaboration: an artistic investigation of the complex dynamics inherent in the collaborative process. In: NZARE National Conference 2007: Education in the Pacific, 4-7 Dec 2007, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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This paper examines the complexity of the collaborative process and how various factors, but particularly interactions between individuals, can affect the quality of
the outcome for those concerned. This perspective will be described from the perceptions of four groups of artists brought together for a major exhibition, in addition to that of the curator. Significant factors which can nurture and sustain collaboration will be discussed, in addition to examining the importance of leadership, which seems to be antithetical to this process. In addition, the necessity of establishing prior relationships before engaging in collaboration will be examined, including suggestions as to how this can be achieved. This knowledge is relevant to many fields, including educational settings in which
collaborative processes are increasingly encouraged through collegial interactions. However, successful and effective engagement in the collaborative process requires a comprehensive understanding of the factors involved so that
the benefits for all can be maximised.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with permission of the publisher. Conference Paper No.: BAG07182. As taken from Conferenc CD.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2010 05:03
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2013 02:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaboration, leadership, relationships, visual art, groups
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified

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