Who?

Keynote #1 Announced!

Associate Professor Angela Ndalianis (University of Melbourne)

Angela Ndalianis is Associate Professor in Cinema and Cultural Studies. She specialises in Hollywood cinema, digital media and the convergence of popular forms such as films, computer games, comic books and theme park spaces. Her research also explores transdisciplinary and transhistorical approaches to entertainment forms and their history, and she is especially interested in the baroque dimensions of contemporary culture. She both teaches and publishes in these areas.She is Associate Editor of the international refereed journal Animation: an Interdisciplinary Journal and Editor of the online journal Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media. Angela is also on the Trustee Board of the National Gallery of Victoria and on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Comics Studies, U.S.A.

For more info on Assoc. Professor Angela Ndalianis, visit http://culture-communication.unimelb.edu.au/about/people/academic/angela-ndalianis

Keynote #2 Announced!

We are also very lucky to have Sancintya Simpson, finalist in the UQ National Artists’ Portraiture Prize 2013: post.remix.connect at the UQ Art Museum, who will present and guide WiP attendees through her work.

Sancintya Simpson

“Within her photographic and video practice, Sancintya Simpson explores cultural and feminist identity through an engaged analysis of her own lived experience as a first generation Australian. The artist’s own internal struggle to construct a personal identity from a hybrid cultural inheritance acts as a departure point to explore issues of essentialism, racial stereotyping and transnationalism. In particular, matrilineal heritage has been a significant influence and nucleus to Simpson’s practice.” (Rachael Parsons, 2013)

Simpson has a Bachelor of Photography (2012) from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. She is the recipient of the Australia Council ArtStart Grant (2013) and Ipswich Arts Foundation Scholarship (2013) and has exhibited in shows such as Futuregen 2012 (John Curtin Gallery, Perth), 2012 Josephine Ulrick and Win Shubert Photography Award (Gold Coast City Gallery), Polarized: Political Photomedia in Queensland (Colour Factory Gallery, 2012), Queensland Festival for Photography Portrait Prize (Queensland Centre for Photography. 2012) and is a finalist in the upcoming UQ National Artists’ Portraiture Prize 2013:post.remix.connect. (UQ Art Museum).

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