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GALLERY 501: HDR Research Poster Exhibitions and Staff Creative Practice

2024 Pop-Up Exhibitions: Gallery 501

(Reception Area, 3rd Floor, Building 501 Curtin Bentley Campus)

MAY 2024 – Creative Beginnings … Pop Up opens 11am Wed 15/5 and continues til Fri 8th June 2024

The “Creative Beginnings” exhibition presents a survey of work produced by our Curtin University School of Education 2nd year B.Ed Generalist educators in the unit “Visual Media Arts for Primary” which follows on from previous studies in “Performing Arts for Educators”. Together the two units aim to provide a solid foundation for authentic arts education practice in primary years education settings (years 3-6).

The work on show illustrates a range of foundation skills and concepts from the disciplines of drawing, painting, graphic design, printmaking, and ceramics.  Students learned how to teach the disciplines by themselves experiencing the challenges and affordances of materials, methods, techniques, and concepts.  They were asked to select one work from their visual arts portfolio to contribute to the exhibition.

The exhibition experience serves not only to highlight their practical skills, knowledge and understanding of the artforms, but also to emphasize the importance of exhibitions as a source of kudos (acknowledgement and reward for effort) for their future students in primary schools.

JUNE 2024- Tayla Fordham (Performance) … Pop-Up opens 11 am Wed 12/6 til Fri 5/7

Past Exhibitions in Gallery 501

APRIL … Pop-Up Wed 17/4 til Fri 10/5

“Children on the edge of Things”

An exhibition by Frances Sullivan-Rhodes exploring memory and reflections on the experience of migration, motherhood, finding one’s home, belonging and identity.



MARCH 2024 Pop Up: Tues 19/3 til Fri 12/4.

WONDERLAND: An exhibition by Julie Fearns-Pheasant: exploring themes of adolescence and identity formation

Chance or Choice: an exhibition of paintings by Julie Fearns-Pheasant. An M.Phil study exploring pubescent pressures and the metaphorical influencers behind a young person’s emotional journey through adolescence, understood through the vehicle/metaphor of ‘Alice’


HDR Community of Practice Meetings

Curtin School of Education Creative Education Research Hub offers HDR Supervision within the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy education course streams which culminate in creative thesis examination (e.g., a major visual arts research exhibition; or a major verbatim theatre performance work and exegesis).

Our Higher Degree by Research Community of Practice (CoP) meets online every month to share their work/journey and support one another through the various research journey phases (e.g., literature scoping, proposal development, milestone examinations, ethics applications, data management, arts-based analysis and results framing, conference presentations and creative thesis examination preparation).

Individual supervisory meetings are also regularly undertaken, and together the two initiatives provide excellent support for our HDR Arts-Based Education Research candidates.

Our next HDR Creative Practice Research CoP meetings are:

Wednesday 10th April @ 4.30WST via Teams – Curtin HDR CoP. (contact A/P Lisa Paris for the link to join this meeting:

Wednesday 13th March @ 4.30WST via Teams – International/National HDR CoP
(contact A/P Lisa Paris for the link to join this meeting:

Wednesday 14th February @ 4.30WST via Teams – Curtin HDR CoP.
(contact A/P Lisa Paris for the link to join this meeting:


2024 Milestones in Gallery 501

HDR: Tanya Carcione. M.Phil-PhD Conversion Feb 7th 2024

Topic: Investigating approaches to teaching artwork interpretation in culturally and linguistically diverse senior school visual arts classrooms.
Creative Practice Thesis Candidate: Non-Traditional Research Output Research Forms: Painting/Visual Arts-based Education Research.


News and events

An exhibition of paintings by 4 artists including Curtin SoE HDR-PhD student Naqin Xie @ Ellis House 116 Milne St Bayswater opens 3rd March and continues til 17 March 2024