Art and Conflict: Investigating Cross-Disciplinary Methodologies Workshop
Works of art speak truths about war and conflict in a way that cannot be easily articulated by disciplines such as law or political science. As a result, scholars in these disciplines are increasingly paying attention to art made during conflict as well as the ‘work’ which art does in its aftermath. There is a need, however, to foster cross-disciplinary conversation about the methods and approaches undertaken by scholarship in this area. The two-day workshop ‘Art and Conflict: Investigating Cross-Disciplinary Methodologies’ is a series of events aimed at beginning a dialogue around these issues by PhD Candidates and Early Career Researchers.
- Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox (Artist)
- Professor Jon Cattapan (former Australian Official War Artist, Director of the Victorian College of the Arts)
- Professor Paul Gough (Artist, Pro-VC and Vice-President, College of Design and Social Context, RMIT)
- Ryan Johnston (University of Melbourne, former Head of Art, Australian War Memorial)
Other events include a special exhibition of art works from the Keynote speakers and other artists at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA); film screening of Until They’re Gone (Dir. C Lockett) and video Q & A with filmmakers; curatorial talk and session at the Ian Potter Museum of Art and workshop discussion around current works-in-progress.