Double Indemnity: Practice-as-research

Neill Overton

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    A conference paper presentation at the ACUADS Conference 2nd - 3rd October 2014. ACUADS - Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools - peer-reviewed and published in 2014, this consisted of a paper on practice-led research: Double indemnity: Practice-as-research.The paper established new knowledge into the double indemnity model of practice-as-research in Higher Degrees, which has constructed a co-dependent relationship between writing and making; it is founded on notions of twin expertise in both written reflection, and studio practice, as a double or nothing approach. The practice-based PhD is therefore forced to share a single spine, based on the premise that practice alone as evidenced in exhibition, or project, is too threadbare to survive independent examination that it is unrepeatable as evidence, and is quantified as art object and not as process, and will always require a second-stage activity of validation or writing up of the art experiment in written exegesis form.The Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools is the peak discipline body of university visual arts, crafts and design. ACUADS represents over thirty Australian university art and design faculties. In 2014 it was organised by the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne (VCA), and RMIT University, and included speakers on a national and international level, across the Australian University sector. The conference title was:The Future of the Discipline: Victorian College of the Arts (VCA, and Melbourne University, 2nd-3rd October 2014.Links to ACUADS Papers are located on:ACUADS website: Conference Papers
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationThe Future of the Discipline
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9942868-0-2
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015
    EventAustralian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) Conference 2014 - Victorian College of the Arts and RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 02 Oct 201403 Oct 2014 (Conference website)


    ConferenceAustralian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) Conference 2014
    Abbreviated titleThe Future of the Discipline
    OtherACUADS offers participation to the wider art and design sector by co-ordinating a theme-based annual conference (with rotating locations throughout Australia) as part of its professional development responsibility.
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