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Alison Groves is a Research Assistant with NIEA specialising in research writing, grants, and events. She has assisted on many NIEA projects including the Arts & Health conference, Curating Cities, Veloscape, Signs of Life, and Amnesia Lab.
With research interests including ageing and dementia, Alison collaborated with NIEA researcher Dr Michael Garbutt to coauthor the 'Designing for People with Dementia' subject for final year BDes students (supported by a grant from the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, University of Wollongong). The outcomes of this course provided the foundation for the 'Mighty Healthy' exhibition she curated for UNSW Galleries in August 2014, showcasing the depth of student engagement with arts-health collaborations.
Expanding an interest in rural Japanese festivals engaging ageing population, she assisted artists at the 2015 Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial in Niigata, Japan. Her involvement included translation of workshops involving community members in aged care facilities and school students, as well as community liaison and installation production.
Alongside her curatorial practice, Alison is an arts writer for Sydney and Melbourne galleries including ARIs firstdraft and archive_.
Alison tutors at UNSW Art & Design in art theory and assists in the 'Designing for People with Dementia' course.
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