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NIEA welcomes three new ARC funded research fellows

NIEA welcomes three new ARC funded research fellows

NIEA is pleased to welcome three new ARC funded fellows.

Brenda L Croft joins NIEA as a senior research fellow, funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Indigenous Award. This project will develop an innovative historical account of Gurindji experience through the production of visual, ethnographic and archival research. Brenda will work alongside Dr Jennifer Biddle who holds an ARC Future Fellowship in Experimental Indigenous Art.

Associate Professor Mari Velonaki has worked as an artist and researcher in the field of interactive installation art since 1995. Velonaki has created interactive installations that incorporate movement, speech, touch, breath, electrostatic charge, artificial vision and robotics.  In 2007, Velonaki was awarded an Australia Council for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship, and in 2009 she was awarded an ARC Australian Research Fellowship. 

Professor Douglas Kahn is an historian and theorist of the arts, media, and technoscience with concentrations in sound in the arts, sound studies, experimental music, electromagnetism and the arts, and natural media. Kahn is an ARC Future Fellow, and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital and the Warhol Foundation.