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UNFILED: an Art & Politics Bureau (CCAP) salon series

UNFILED: an Art & Politics Bureau (CCAP) salon series

Event dates

Friday, 10 August, 2018

Event times

Friday: 4pm-6pm


UNFILED is a work-in-progress salon that pairs a staff member with a postgraduate student to discuss new work in a supportive setting. Hosted by Anna Munster and Lindsay Kelley.


Eva Nolan, “Reimagining Taxonomies Through Contemporary Drawing”

Bio: Eva Nolan is a Sydney-based emerging artist currently undertaking a Masters of Fine Art at UNSW Art and Design. Driven by a passion for the natural world and an eye for detail, Nolan’s practice represents organic minutia. Her artistic influences span from the Renaissance masters to nineteenth-century natural historical illustrations and contemporary digital interactive environments. By combining traditional creative methods with advanced technology, Nolan aims to demonstrate the continuing relevancy of drawing in the contemporary era.  Her current research investigates Linnaean taxonomy as a hierarchical system of negotiating relationships between organisms and explores how contemporary art practice can help us reimagine our connections with other living things.

Scott East and Karen Kriss, “Nobody knows what a body can do: un/making the mediated body”

Scott East

Bio: Dr Scott East is a Lecturer at Art & Design committed to engaged research with the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) and broader cultural sectors having presented his research in policy, academic and industry settings. Current projects include a gallery visitor study utilising eye-tracking, a community arts project with a disability arts group and a project investigating the construction of creativity in international cultural policy. Previous projects have investigated the cultural sector’s role in communicating climate change.

Karen Kriss

Bio: Karen Kriss is an artist and researcher exploring elements of motion capture, experimental drawing and computer generated imagery (CGI).  Her current research expands into the field of interactivity and participatory performance, working with people living with a disability. She lectures in Media Arts (Animation, Motion Capture, CGI) at UNSW, Faculty of Art and Design, where she also completed a Master of Philosophy in 2016. Previously Karen has over 10 years of experience in the Animation and Visual effects industry including Head of Production Management, Visual Effects Producer, Digital Producer at Mr.X Toronto, Canada, as well as Senior Production Coordinator at Animal Logic, Sydney. She has worked on both short form animation and feature films including Happy Feet and Resident Evil: Extinction.


UNSW Art & Design, F block, 4th floor


Eva Nolan, Scott East, Karen Kriss, Lindsay Kelley, Anna Munster