Art and performance research

Art and performance research at Deakin is recognised for its innovative and experimental character.

Our researchers work in the fields of dance, drama, visual art, public and installation art and photography.


Our research

Our leading creative researchers working in performing arts develop new research directions around the science and aesthetics of dance and movement, theoretically-inflected experimental writing and drama production.

As a strongly interdisciplinary area, art and performance provides a laboratory-style research environment. It investigates creative thinking and practices of representation, utilising theoretical frameworks that expand understanding of creative arts practice.

Members of this group generate knowledge through creative, critical and theoretical inquiries, which are conceptualised through ideas about embodied cognition, material logics, and the medium-specificity of creative practices.


Our researchers

  • Dr Anne Wilson
  • Dr Cameron Bishop
  • Daniel Armstrong
  • Professor David Cross
  • Dr Glenn D'Cruz
  • Dr Jondi Keane
  • Associate Professor Katya Johanson
  • Dr Patrick Pound
  • Dr Rea Dennis
  • Torika Bolatagici

Contact us

SCCA research enquiries
Dr Patrick West
+61 3 9244 3953
Email Dr West

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