Event: Transgressive Teaching — March 10, 2014

An initiative of Sydney College of the Arts Contemporary Art + Feminism research cluster, Transgressive Teaching is a free workshop with leading feminist scholars and artists exploring how to teach feminism and how to teach in a feminist way.

Parisian street art. Pic: Jacqueline Millner

Session 1 – The Past Now: Feminist herstories and the contemporary curriculum
Chair: Catriona Moore, Art History and Film Studies, the University of Sydney

Feminism and Art courses then and now

Diana Smith, artist and PhD candidate COFA, UNSW, Sydney
Helen Grace, Adjunct Professor, SCA and Dept. Gender Studies, the University of Sydney
Margaret Morgan, artist, Los Angeles

Gender equality checklist for arts educators
Elvis Richardson, artist and educator, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne
Clare Milledge, artist and educator, COFA, UNSW, Sydney

DAAO (Design and Art Australia Online) workshop: Add the bio of your favourite feminist artist
Olivia Bolton, DAAO
Zina Kaye, DAAO
Gillian Fuller, DAAO

Session 2 – Trailblazing across Disciplines: Reclaiming Feminism’s pedagogical innovations
Chair: Jacqueline Millner, Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney

Interdisciplinarity in action: VCA ‘Matters of the Body’ research cluster
Caroline Phillips, PhD candidate, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
Alyson Campbell, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

Elizabeth Day, artist and researcher
Anna Gibbs, School of Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney

Session 3 – Breaking Resistance/Teaching to Transgress: Feminist pedagogies in action
Chair: Jacqueline Millner, Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney

Panel discussion on feminist/performative approaches to teaching
Clare Grant, Theatre and Performance Studies, UNSW, Sydney
Mark Shorter, artist and educator
Bec Dean, curator and PhD candidate, COFA, UNSW, Sydney

Workshop: Karaoke Queens
Margaret Mayhew, RMIT and La Trobe University, Melbourne
Jane Polkinghorne, PhD candidate SCA, the University of Sydney

A video program by Laura Castagnini, curator and MA candidate, University of Melbourne, will run throughout the day.

Closing Drinks and Book Launch
Helen Grace, Culture, Aesthetics and Affect in Ubiquitous Media: the prosaic image, Routledge 2013

10am – 6:30pm
Sydney College of the Arts
The University of Sydney
Park Drive, Lilyfield NSW (enter opposite Cecily Street)

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