Penelope Cain is an interdisciplinary artist, working between drawing, photography and video. She has a background in veterinary science and recently graduated with MFA from Sydney College of the Arts (2016). She has undertaken residencies at the Australia Council for the Arts studio in Rome, Asialink residency in Taipei and most recently, the Power Institute Award residency at the Cite International des Arts, Paris. She has exhibited in Sydney, Melbourne, London, Rome, Seoul and Taipei.
She was a 2017 resident at Parramatta Artist Studios. She lives and works between Sydney and London.
Barbara Doran is an artist, educator and consultant. She has a passion for art, health and collective resilience, and she carries an interdisciplinary bag of skills. Barbara has a PhD in art, a MA in Environmental Planning and a BA in Cultural Studies. She is currently teaching in the MA program at NIDA and is juggling numerous projects including building an eco-cabin, arts advocacy and making stories in multiple mediums.
As a transdisciplinary researcher, educator, artist and techno-scientific muser Dr Susanne Pratt explores how creative practice can foster social and environmental responsibility, with an emphasis on futures-oriented research to improve collective flourishing and responsible innovation. Susanne has both teaching and practical experience in art, digital storytelling, futures studies, innovative social research methods, public engagement, environmental humanities, feminist politics of care, transdisciplinary pedagogy and science & technology studies (STS). Susanne currently teaches across a range of transdisciplinary subjects including subjects on envisioning futures, science fiction, creative methods and entrepreneurial initiatives and the past, present and future of innovation. Her creative work has been internationally exhibited in various forms, including digital storytelling, convergent media installations, site-specific sound works, urban design proposals and participatory events. At the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) she co-founded the xFutures Lab in 2018. The lab is a transdisciplinary project that consolidates futures-oriented research, teaching, and creative practices to develop new models of socially responsible innovation and value sensitive design of emerging technologies.
Events by Penelope Cain, Barbara Doran + Susanne Pratt