The New Zealand Forum on Research & Collaboration in the Creative Sector

SPARK 05 - Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand

Saturday 27th August 2005


‘Creative Research & Collaboration’ is a one-day forum that will explore key issues relating to creative practice as research and creative collaborations by practitioners from across the sector.

Featuring two keynote presentations by Professor Paul Carter, University of Melbourne, and Professor Sally J Morgan, Massey University, followed by two panel discussions chaired by Tim Walker and Rob Garrett, the forum will encourage debate, discussion and understanding relating to creative research, research methodologies, collaborative practices, and the impact of the PBRF on the creative sector.

The forum will be useful to all creative practitioners working in the sector including artists, academics, creative practitioners, policy makers, curators and administrators.


10.00 - 10:15 Welcome - Rob Garrett

10:15 - 11:00 Keynote Speaker:

Professor Paul Carter
Artist & author of ‘Material Thinking’
University of Melbourne

11:15 - 12:00 Keynote Speaker:

Professor Sally Morgan
Artist & Pro Vice-Chancellor
College of Creative Arts
Massey University, Wellington

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:30 Panel Discussion: CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS

Professor Paul Carter
Rebecca Cannon
Heather Gailbraith

Chaired by Tim Walker

15:00 - 16:30 Panel Discussion: CREATIVE RESEARCH

Professor Sally Morgan
Shuchi Kothari
Daniel Malone

Chaired by Rob Garrett

16:30 - 17:00 Summary, farewell & close of SPARK 05

‘Creative Research & Collaboration’ is organized by the Creative Industries Research Centre in partnership with Creative New Zealand.

SPARK 05 commences Tuesday 23rd August.  The full line-up for SPARK 05 is:  Chimine del la Varis, Chris Chetland, Daniel Malone, Dave Baxter, Deborah Challinor, Eugene Hansen, Heather Gailbraith, Jay Wahid, James Lynch, Jenny Gillam, Joshua Davis, Lara Bowen, Leah King-Smith, Leigh van der Stoep, Nadine Christensen, onedotzero, Paul Carter, Rachael Lennarg, Rebecca Cannon, Rob Garrett, Rosemary McLeod, Sally J Morgan, Shuchi Kothari, Stewart Harris, Tim Walker, Victor Stent, and Wayne Barrar.

For more information and to register, go to:

Cheryl Reynolds
Creative Industries Research Centre (CIRC)
School of Media Arts
Wintec, Tristram St, Hamilton, Aotearoa/New Zealand
Direct dial: +64 (0) 7 838 6386
Mobile:      +64 (0) 21 711 977
Fax:         +64 (0) 7 858 0227
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