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Dr Shelley Hannigan

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer, Education (Arts Education)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Education

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 2015
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2011
Graduate Diploma of Education (Applied Learning), Deakin University, 2009
Certificate IV in Small Business Management, Aust. Business Dvlpmnt Centre, 2007
Master of Education, La Trobe University, 2006
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury (NZ), 1990

Biography

My undergraduate degree was primarily in painting and film subjects. From there, in my early twenties, I worked in the film industry and as a proof reader for the New Zealand Herald. I then travelled for years to indulge in my own artistic practice and began teaching part time. I came to Melbourne to study a Masters degree in Creative arts therapies with a view of bringing some of these ideas and methodologies into my own teaching approaches - working in hospitals for three years as a creative arts therapist confirmed a need to prevent mental health problems developing in yourng people using the arts. My community arts work has been one way to do this and this work has included community arts in schools and in Geelong communities where I live. I have been teaching and researching at Deakin University for 12 years now and love the opportunities it offers for continuing to teach and research with schools, communities and in interdisciplinary ways.

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Biography summary

I am an artist, art educator and creative arts therapist. My practice and research explores these practice fields in specific and interdisciplinary ways. At the heart of my research and practice is the value of art for the human condition, teaching and learning, STEAM and arts/health wellbeing. Methodologies I am practiced in using in my research include: Narrative Inquiry, phenomenology, critical autoethnography, arts practice-based research, arts-based research, A/R/Tography, narrative and visual arts-based case studies. I supervise Masters and PhD students in a range of projects including inclusive education, arts education and professional artistic practices. My own education-based research has been exploring creative, interdisciplinary programs in schools and creative ways of teaching and learning science and art in the classroom. I am also building research and developing teaching units in school-based creative arts therapies areas. I have published in a range of journals and books and have co-edited a book titled: Interdisciplinary Unsettlings of Pace and space in which I have one chapter writting with my fellow editors and one chapter that explores a dress-art - one phenomena that has emerged from my visual artistic practice. I also write and develop research projects with scholars from other faculties and universities in the interdisciplinary areas of arts health, arts practice and arts education.
 

Career highlights

1989: Completed BFA painting and film

1990: First solo exhibition: Rita Webster gallery, Auckland

1991: Second solo exhibition: Bowen street Gallery, Wellington

1997-2001: Multiple successful solo and group exhibitons in Melbourne

2000: Invited to show my art at the Florence Bienalle

2005: Gained Masters degree in Education (creative arts therapies)

2008: Commenced my current ongoing position wtih Deakin University

2011: Received a Deans Award for Excellence in Teaching, Deakin University

2010: Accepted into University of Queensland (Faculty of Humanities and Arts, School of Music) to do full time-Phd with scholarship.

2012: Awarded International Travel Grant to present at HERDSA conference, Manchester, UK

Research interests

Place, Identity, artistic practice, art education, community-based art:
Methodologies: Arts Practice Based research, phenomenology, narrative inquiry, self-study, autoethnography, A/R/tography.

Affiliations

Sunshine Print Artspace (SPA)

National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA)

Arts Education Victoria
Arts Education Australia

Teaching interests

Visual art education, visual-based media education, arts based pedagogies. Transdisciplinary education studies (Educators and Learners), professional studio practice in visual art, creative arts therapy, arts health and well-being

 

Units taught

ECA100, Engaging and exploring arts education (Visual/media arts) (Campus chair, Geelong/Warrnambool). This is a core unit students undertake in the first year of the BEd Primary Teaching Degree.

EEA311, Primary Arts Education: Focused Study (Unit Chair - Visual/media arts educator). This is a core unit students undertake in the third year of the BEd Primary Teaching Degree.

EDU202, Educators and Learners (Unit Chair) This a unit within the Bachelor of Education Major or Minor suite. 

EEI302, Role of Multimodal Therapies in Special Education (Unit Chair). This is an elective unit open to students studying teacher education degrees. It looks at the use of the arts in schools drawing on approaches used in arts-health and creative arts therapy approaches that are useful for the developing teacher and all school students.

Knowledge areas

Visual arts, Art Education, Visual art education and media education, Place philosophy, Identity theory, persona studies, creative art therapy, phase space, artistic practice, arts practice based research, narrative analysis, narrative inquiry, autoethnography, artist's autobiographies

Expertise

My expertise summary is best demonstrated by my publications. Scanning these or reading these in more depth you will see I am an interdisciplinary researcher and educator, with my core practice being my visual art practice as an artist from which I generate insights and motivations to teach art and educate (but no longer practice) in art therapy. My work has evolved over the past decade to explore the usefulness of art and the value of the arts for well-being, teaching, learning and creativity. As such, my Phd students and Masters students. who I supervise, together represent a mixed field of practice based research: artistic practice, indigenous art, inclusive education focusing on the arts, creative arts therapy, teaching and learning science with art and technology approaches, textiles in schools, textiles, painting, mixed media, drawing, sculpture in artistic practice, teaching and learning, creative process, creativity, artworlds, place, space and identity, autoethnography, self-study, narrative inquiry, arts based inquiry practice led research and arts-led research. One of my passions is working one-on-one with students to help them develop the best research projects possible in these complex areas and I am always welcoming new HDR students to my supervision team.
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Conferences

Prain, V., Tytler, R., Hannigan, S., Ferguson, J. (2017) SLRC research into art and science in the classroom. International Science of Learning conference, Brisbane, Australia, September, 2017.
Prain, V; Tytler, R; Hannigan, S; (2017) Linking Science and the Arts in Secondary Schools. CONASTA conference, Hobart, Tasmania, July, 2017.

(2018). Learning art together in interdisciplinary and applied ways. Deakin University and Chengdu University Conference, Chengdu, China.
Prain, V., Tytler, R., Hannigan, S.,

(2017) SLRC research into art and science in the classroom. International Science of Learning conference, Brisbane, Australia.
Prain, V; Tytler, R; Hannigan, S;

(2017) Linking Science and the Arts in Secondary Schools. CONASTA conference, Hobart, Tasmania, July, 2017.

Hannigan, S. Burke, G. (2017). The trouble with stuff in art education World Congress of the International Society for Education  through Art - EXCO, Daegu,
Korea, Republic of (South)

Burke, G., Hannigan, S. (2016.) The trouble with stuff: Two Artist/Educators share material epiphanies. Critical Autoethnography Conference 2016: Animacies,
Affects and Objects of Critical Autoethnography, July 21-22 State Library of Victoria, Melbourne Australia.

Burke, G., Grenfell, J., Hannigan, S., Selkrig, M., Wright, S. (2016). Building our capacities to go deeper about quality arts education: engaging with praxis
through dialogue. AARE conference paper, (art education SIG)

Hannigan, S., Selkrig, M., Burke, G., Wright, S., Grenfell, J., (2014) Moving Beyond the Power of one. Panel presentation and discussion. Proceedings of the
International Society for Education for the Arts Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Hannigan, S., Xu, L., Kilderry, A., (2016). Patterning as a vehicle for trans-disciplinary knowledge and skills development in early years STEAM education. STEM conference, CADET, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds.

Hannigan, S., Keane, J., Tytler, R. (2016) Art Approaches that Help Science Education. AARE conference, MCG, Melbourne, Australia.

Hannigan, S., Raphael, J., White, P. (2016) Listening and responding: Arts based inquiry in collaborative self-study research. AARE conference, Melbourne.

Hannigan, S., (2012) Place Ontology and Art. The British Education Research Association (BERA), Manchester, UK.

Hannigan, S., (2012) Researching Place in Artistic Practice and Thinking. The Qualitative Research Conference, Charles Darwin University, Darwin.

Hannigan, S. (2010): Narrative Inquiry and Visual Metaphor. NIMES conference, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane.

Hannigan, S. (2010): Artistic Practice, Art therapy and Art Education: Creating and Interpreting Visual Metaphor. The International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) South East Asia-Pacific Regional Congress, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

Hannigan, S. (2009): Regenerating Communities, RMIT University An overview of the project: Story Vessels. In this presentation I explained my role as sculptor, community artist and Project Facilitator on the Connecting Identities project based in the City of Greater Geelong as part of the nationwide Generations Project.

Hannigan, S. (2009): The Arts in Times of Crisis, RAV Symposium, Geelong. An overview of the project: Story Vessels and facilitation of a panel of three of the other artists involved.

Professional activities

Conference Pressentations                                                                              -Prain, V., Tytler, R., Hannigan, S., Ferguson, J. (2017) SLRC research into art and science in the classroom. International Science of Learning conference, Brisbane..-Prain, V; Tytler, R; Hannigan, S; (2017) Linking Science and the Arts in Secondary Schools. CONASTA conference, Hobart, Tasmania. -Burke, G., Hannigan, S. 2016. The trouble with stuff: Two Artist/Educators share material epiphanies. Critical Autoethnography Conference: Animacies, Affects and Objects of Critical Autoethnography. -Burke, G., Grenfell, J., Hannigan, S., Selkrig, M., Wright S. (20116) Building our capacities to go deeper about quality arts education: engaging with praxis through dialogue.AARE conference, MCG, Melbourne, Australia.  -Hannigan, S., Xu, L., Kilderry, A., 2016. Patterning as a vehicle for trans-disciplinary knowledge and skills development in early years STEAM education. STEM conference, CADET, Deakin University. -Hannigan, S., Keane, J., Tytler, R. 2016. Art Approaches that Help Science Education. AARE conference, MCG, Melbourne. -Hannigan, S., Raphael, J., White, P. 2016. Listening and responding: Arts based inquiry in collaborative self-study research. AARE conference, MCG, Melbourne, Australia.                                                                                                   Community arts events:                                                                                             (2009) Mouth To Mountain Cultural Event and Relay Connecting Identities. (2008/09) Story Vessel facilitator Connecting Identities Geelong's project as part of the nationwide project Generations funded by Australia Council for the Arts. (2008 & 2009) Artist in residence at Bundanon
To engage in a collaborative art project with four other artists within the context of Bundanon. Patricia Pollett, Jan Baker-Finch, Belinda Webster & Leeanne Crisp.
(2008) Story Vessel Sculptor Connecting Identities Selected as the artist to represent Deakin Ward region of Geelong in the Connecting Identities/Generations project. Provided with a budget to produce a sculpture following a series of community consultations.(2004) President of Arthouse Collective Inc.
Assisted in promoting art and cultural events in the region.(2003- 04) Artist and group representative in community arts project; The Artists in the Gardens.

Media appearances

New Zealand Herald

Wellington Dominion

Radio National, New Zealand

Research groups

Arts Education Teaching and Research Group

Arts/Science Research Group

Awards

2019: Conference Support Grant (Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University) $3000 To present at the European Society for Science Edcuation Research in Bologna, Italy (exploring the role of aesthetics in art/science education)
2017: Conference Support Grant (Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University) $3000
To present at the International Society for Education in the Arts in Deagu, South Korea
2017: Small Research Grant (Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University) $2800 To develop research into art approaches for students wit special and additional needs (with J. Raphael, F. Phillips)                                                      2016: Small Research Grant (Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University) $3000 To develop research into patterning in early years pedagogy and curriculum. (with A. Kilderry, L. Xu)
2014-2017: Faculty Research Group Scheme (Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University) $22,000 CREPE research group (with P.White, J. Raphael, J. Cripps-Clark, E. Loong, B.Walker-Gibbs, L. Bragg, J. Lang)2012: Awarded International Travel Grant, University of Queensland
2011: Received a Deans Award for Excellence in Teaching, Deakin University
2010: Bundanon Trust, NSW Artist in Residence/collaborative arts project: Dance to the Music of Time
2009: Bundanon Trust, NSW Artist in Residence/collaborative arts project: The Poussin Project
2008: City of Greater Geelong & Regional Arts Council Victoria Connecting Identities sculpture project
2004: Community arts grant: City of Greater Geelong Sculpture/community interaction project
2003: Regional Arts Council of Victoria (Community Arts Projects) Artists In The Gardens
2002: Samuel Marsden College, NZ Artist in Residence
1989: New Zealand Regional Arts Council Grant Co-directed documentary on Maori Nationalism2004: Bundanon Trust, NSW Artist in Residence/researching Boyds legacy/museum

Projects

2013: final year of PhD.
PhD topic: Researching the phenomenon of Place and Identity in artistic thought and practice using methodologies of narrative inquiry and auto-ethnography.

Publications

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2022

Evolving teacher education practice through collaborative arts-based autoethnography

Shelley Hannigan, Jo Raphael, Peta White

(2022), pp. 48-61, The Routledge International Handbook of Autoethnography in Educational Research, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Art educators' professional learning: reflecting together to consider ontologies of quality in our praxis

M Selkrig, S Wright, S Hannigan, G Burke, J Grenfell

(2022), Vol. 27, pp. 663-677, Teaching in Higher Education, C1

journal article

Expanding the Languages of Science and How They Are Learnt

R Tytler, V Prain, S Hannigan

(2022), Vol. 52, pp. 379-392, Research in Science Education, C1

journal article

The role of aesthetics in learning science in an art-science lesson

S Hannigan, P Wickman, J Ferguson, V Prain, R Tytler

(2022), Vol. 44, pp. 797-814, International Journal of Science Education, C1

journal article
2021

Art-science education in the Anthropocene - Embodied metaphor with puppets and performance

Shelley Hannigan, Joseph Ferguson

(2021), pp. 163-178, Science and Drama: Contemporary and Creative Approaches to Teaching and Learning, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

"Drawing out" understandings through arts-based inquiry in teacher education

S Hannigan, J Raphael

(2021), Vol. 21, pp. 87-100, Qualitative Research Journal, C1

journal article

Not This or That

Shelley Hannigan

(2021), Geelong Makers Hub, Centrepoint Arcade, JO1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2020

Juxtaposing teacher voices to explore upper primary school music teaching and learning

Martina Golding, Shelley Hannigan

(2020), Vol. 53, pp. 17-27, Australian journal of music education, Parkville, Vic., C1

journal article

Entangling Our Thinking And Practice: A Model For Collaboration In Teacher Education

P White, J Raphael, S Hannigan, J Clark

(2020), Vol. 45, pp. 93-110, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, C1

journal article
2019

Counterhegemonic food discourses and geographies of food: are we losing the rural?

Maxine Kelly, Sonja Rewhorn

(2019), pp. 117-134, Interdisciplinary unsettlings of place and space: conversations, investigations and research, SIngapore, B1

book chapter

Interdisciplinary unsettlings of place and space: An introduction to the conversation

Sarah Pinto, Shelley Hannigan, Bernadette Walker-Gibbs, Emma Charlton

(2019), pp. 1-15, Interdisciplinary Unsettlings of Place and Space: Conversations, investigations and research, Singapore, B1

book chapter

From the parlour to the forum: how dress-art unsettles place and space

Shelley Hannigan

(2019), pp. 45-66, Interdisciplinary unsettlings of place and space: conversations, investigations and research, Singapore, B1

book chapter

Drawing on creative arts therapy approaches to enhance inclusive school cultures and student wellbeing

Shelley Hannigan, C Grima-Farrell, N Wardman

(2019), Vol. 29, pp. 756-733, Issues in educational research, Perth, W.A., C1

journal article

Interdisciplinary unsettlings of place and space: conversations, investigations and research

Sarah Pinto, Shelley Hannigan, Bernadette Walker-Gibbs, Emma Charlton

(2019), Singapore, A7

edited book
2018

Patterning in childhoodnature

Shelley Hannigan, Anna Kilderry, Lihua Xu

(2018), pp. 1-23, Research handbook on childhoodnature: assemblages of childhood and nature research, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Tearing it down: using problematisation to encourage artistic-creativity

S Hannigan, Katherine Barrand

(2018), pp. 259-278, Creativity policy, partnerships and practice in education, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

A theoretical and practice-informed reflection on the value of failure in art

S Hannigan

(2018), Vol. 30, pp. 171-179, Thinking skills and creativity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Exhibition at Beatrix Rowe Interior's Gallery

Shelley Hannigan

(2018), Beatrix Rowe Interior Design, JO1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2017

Process and Pattern

S Hannigan

(2017), Sagra Gallery, Malvern, Victoria, J1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2016

Collaborative reflective experience and practice in education explored through self-study and arts-based research

S Hannigan, J Raphael, P White, L Bragg, J Cripps Clark

(2016), Vol. 9, pp. 84-110, Creative approaches to research, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

Crossing over

S Hannigan

(2016), Melbourne, Vic., J1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2012

Turning community stories into community art

S Hannigan

(2012), Vol. 8, pp. 135-150, International journal of education through art, Bristol, England, C1

journal article

A/r/tography and place ontology

S Hannigan

(2012), Vol. 38, pp. 85-96, Visual arts research, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article

Phillip doggett-williams : no climate for change

S Hannigan

(2012), Red Hill, Victoria, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Black Caviar

S Hannigan

(2012), [Melbourne, Vic.], J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2009

Deakin story vessel

S Hannigan

(2009), Geelong, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Story vessels

S Hannigan

(2009), Geelong, Vic., J2-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2006

Shelley Hannigan Solo Exhibition

S Hannigan

(2006), Newtown, Vic., J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2005

Wind in the billows

S Hannigan

(2005), Geelong, Vic., J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2002

Home : recent paintings by Shelley Hannigan

S Hannigan

(2002), Carlton, Vic., J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Paintings 2002

S Hannigan

(2002), Wellington, N.Z., J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2000

Shelley Hannigan paintings

S Hannigan

(2000), Geelong, Vic., J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
1998

Untitled

S Hannigan

(1998), St Kilda, Vic., J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
1996

Untitled

S Hannigan

(1996), St Kilda, Vic., J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
1992

Paintings and drawings

S Hannigan

(1992), Wellington, N.Z., J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
1991

Paintings

S Hannigan

(1991), Auckland, N.Z., J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
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Embodiment of Values

Jane Bartier, Malcolm Gardiner, Shelley Hannigan, Stewart Mathison

(), Vol. 17, pp. 180-200, idea journal, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

City of Greater Geelong - Climate Change Professional Development - Research Proposal - Project 1

Dr Peta White, Dr Jo Raphael, Dr Llewellyn Wishart, Dr Genee Marks, Dr Shelley Hannigan

City of Greater Geelong

  • 2022: $35,899

Supervisions

Co-supervisor
2021

Deanne Gilson

Thesis entitled: White Haze, Black Gaze: Redefining Aboriginal Women's Business through Contemporary Art

Doctor of Philosophy, NIKERI Institute

Associate Supervisor
2021

Jane Bartier

Thesis entitled: Unravelling place and process: breaking loom habits and walking off-track

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

Anindita Banerjee

Thesis entitled: Home and Away

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts