It is the meeting point of art and science, health, technology, engineering, industry and community. We embrace new technologies and ambitious collaborations to dissolve perceived barriers between artforms, disciplines and areas of research to uncover boundless possibilities.
We foster a new creative ecosystem where unanticipated interactions and artistic invention are transforming perceptions and experiences of creativity. Through artistic alliances, we are imagining ingenious solutions to challenges facing the arts, industry, the environment and our communities in Australia and around the world.
As a society we face complex issues on multiple fronts and the arts play a crucial role in helping us understand and navigate our way through them. Assemblage is a place that facilitates innovative research in the Creative Arts, maximising the reach, impact and engagement of this exploration. Artists take concepts, data, philosophies and experience, metamorphosing them into transformative encounters that radically alter our perception and understanding of the world and our place in it. Through ambitious collaborations across a vast range of disciplines, Assemblage supports the generation of unique and unexpected creative arts practices and research.
Director - Assemblage Centre for Creative Arts
Deputy Director - Assemblage Centre for Creative Arts
The purpose of the Assemblage Centre Management Committee is to support and provide strategic direction to deliver the Centre’s strategy and objectives.
Dr Tully Barnett - Assemblage Director
Dr Amy Matthews - Deputy Director
Associate Professor Natalie Harkin - Senior Research Fellow
Professor Penny Edmonds - Matthew Flinders Fellow
Dr Christopher Hurrell - Lecturer in Drama
Dr Sarah Peters - Senior Lecturer in Drama
Mr Jason Bevan - Senior Lecturer in Visual Effects and Entertainment Design
We have established six research themes which we recognise as priorities for the College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences.
These themes build on the current work at Flinders University and promote a culture of risk-taking, innovation and experimentation in order to place Assemblage at the centre of impactful discourses and approaches to the creative arts.
Assemblage’s new motion capture and digital story platform is The Void – a powerful collaboration space for digitising performance, screen production and experimentation.
The Void is a flexible and adaptable digital facility that integrates performance and digital art to produce creative works that can be projected on a screen or played as video games – all in real-time, high visual fidelity and centred on the vision of the artist.
If you are interested in how we might assist you with your MOCAP or VR/MR project, please contact us at email@example.com.
Each year Assemblage runs an Artist in Residence programme which is the result of a competitive application process. The two – three month residency is designed to benefit the chosen artist as well as our students and researchers. Their work is allied to the major research themes of Assemblage.
In 2022 we hosted our Digital and Environmental Artist in Residence, Rosina Possingham. This residency was focused on amplifying research and activity in our motion capture and virtual production studio The Void.
Project partners: Flinders University's The Void, Butterfly Conservation SA, Brewed Engagement Extended Reality (BEER) Labs
Works by Kate Power, 2020 Artist in Residence
The annual Hanlon Larsen Screen Fellowship will support a South Australian screen-practitioner who embodies the creative spirit of the late Cole Larsen, with funding to create an innovative screen-based work. The initial five-year screen fellowship has been established by SA Film Corp chairman Peter Hanlon. This fellowship is supported with $25,000 cash funding by Peter Hanlon with Flinders University and $10,000 direct production support from the Mercury Cinema. The project by the successful candidate will be eligible for an Adelaide Film Festival screening.
Congratulations to Tim Cartier, recipient of the 2021 Hanlon Larsen Screen Fellowship.
In 2022, two Assemblage Adelaide Theatre and More Honours scholarships were awarded to incoming Creative and Performing Arts Honours students Dion Lopresto and Gemma Thorne. We are most grateful to Adelaide Theatre and More for generously supporting the Adelaide Theatre and More Honours scholarships for 2022.
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Tully Barnett, Director Assemblage
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Whether you’re preparing to take centre stage, work behind the scenes, direct or produce and internationally acclaimed feature film, write an award-winning play, or lead the future of the Arts, Flinders’ suite of degrees in the Creative Arts and Industries will help you realise your ambitions.
As the no. 1 university in South Australia for full-time employment, learner engagement, skills development, student support and teaching quality in the Creative Arts*, you’ll be taught by award-winning, practising creative artists and you’ll take your creativity to new heights with industry partners, hands-on courses and state-of-the-art facilities.
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Flinders University was established on the lands of the Kaurna nation, with the first University campus, Bedford Park, located on the ancestral body of Ngannu near Warriparinga. Warriparinga is a significant site in the complex and multilayered Dreaming of the Kaurna ancestor, Tjilbruke. For the Kaurna nation, Tjilbruke was a keeper of the fire and a peacemaker/lawmaker. Tjilbruke is part of the living culture and traditions of the Kaurna people. His spirit lives in the Land and Waters, in the Kaurna people and in the glossy ibis (known as Tjilbruke for the Kaurna). Through Tjilbruke, the Kaurna people continue their creative relationship with their Country, its spirituality and its stories.
Flinders University acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians, both past and present, of the various locations the University operates on, and recognises their continued relationship and responsibility to these Lands and Waters.
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