Eleventh International Conference on The Image
Virtual Conference
9-10 September 2020

2020 Special Focus—Visual Pedagogies: Encounters, Place, Ecologies, and Design

As communicative landscapes are increasingly driven by the visual, there is a demand to put ‘the image’ at the center of research practices and educational methodologies. In turn, there is a call for a focus on new approaches to making sense of location, use, and analysis of the image in pedagogical contexts. The 2020 special focus attempts to provoke thinking through the image by: encounters – the personal, social and inter-connectedness of experience to the viewer; place – the where and how of transmission, situatedness and reception; ecologies – appearing within the image, systems, cultures, and context; design – the nature of action in experience and interpretation, from the historical, contemporary, to imaging future worlds. What creative ecologies can be re-imagined in the shared practices of image makers and educators that leads to the development of critical thinking to transform visual experience?

Welcome Address and Plenary Session

Welcome Address

Vaughan Dai Rees, Associate Dean, International & Engagement, Faculty of Art & Design, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Arianne Jennifer Rourke, Associate Professor, Faculty of Art & Design; Deputy Director and Fellow, Scientia Education Academy (SEA), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Kim Snepvangers, Associate Professor, Faculty of Art & Design; Fellow, Scientia Education Academy (SEA), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Conference Opening

Cátia Rijo, Research Network Chair; Founder, DesignLab4U; and Assistant Professor, Education School of Lisbon, Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Keynote Sessions

Visual and Spatial Narratives: Case Study Analysis in Design and Curatorial Education

Javier Antón, Academic Responsible for International Relations and the Director of Exhibitions, School of Architecture and Design, University of Navarra, Spain

How to Break the Rules: Instructional Literature and Photographic Style

Kim Beil, Associate Director, ITALIC, Stanford University, Stanford, United States

Beyond the Visual: Artist Expansions of Encounters, Place, Ecologies and Design

Rhana Devenport, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

The Imaginary when Invisible

Marie Sierra, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Art and Design, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards re given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2020 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

English
  • Remie Cibis, RMIT University, Australia
  • Suzanne Crowley, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Arpit Gaind, Ashoka University and Ambedkar University, India
  • Stuart McBratney, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Nik Orr, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Juhi Shah, India
  • Janelle Simmons, Walden University, United States
Spanish
  • Carlos Hugo Soria Cáceres, Universidad de Burgos, España

On The Image Pop-Up Exhibition

The 2020 International Conference on The Image Pop-Up Exhibition features artists whose work addresses the special focus — Visual Pedagogies: Encounters, Place, Ecologies, and Design.

Chroma, Journey to Blue
Ana Sedeño Valdellos, University of Malaga, Spain

Blank Canvas
Lisa Winstanley, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Fashionable Looks
Remie Cibis, RMIT University, Australia

Fireplace
David Cubby, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Haykal Al Noor (Luminous Bodies)
Narjis Mirza, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Image as a resource, pop-up as a decode
Sareh Abooali, The University of Adelaide, Australia

Inverted World
Jóse Iranzo, University of Malaga, Spain

Limen: A Nonstandard Edition
Mike Miller, University of Illinois Springfield, United States
Brian Gillis, University of Oregon, United States

Not Oneself
Ralph Kenke, The University of Newcastle, Australia


Exhibition Curated by Tamsyn Gilbert, PhD

On The Image Advisory Board

On The Image Research Network is grateful for the foundational contributions, ongoing support, and continued service of the following world-class scholars and practitioners:

  • Tressa Berman, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, USA
  • Howard Besser, New York University, New York City, USA
  • Jacqueline Butler, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
  • David Cubby, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Vaughan Dai Rees, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, Australia
  • Melissa Deitz, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Samantha Edwards-Vandenhoek, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
  • Owen Evans, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK
  • Alison Gill, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Erkki Huhtamo, Design Media Arts, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Dina Iordanova, Provost, St Leonards College, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland
  • Douglas Kellner, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Mario Minichiello, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
  • Rachel Morley, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Colin Rhodes, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Arianne Rourke, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, Australia
  • Kaye Shumack, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Becky Smith, School of Theater, Film and Television, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Bryan Wai Ching Chung, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  • Marianne Wagner-Simon, Director, Freies Museum Berlin, Germany

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Posters

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. View the posters below.

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Presentations are grouped by general themes. Each presenter's formal, written paper will be available to participants if accepted to the journal.