Studio Research Issue #1

The graduates from academe in the creative fields are more likely to enter vocations as curators, arts administrators, educators, and arts writers than they are to enter a private studio. Given the increasing power of academe within the Artworld, it is fitting to reflect on Kuhn’s observation about science—that “there are no other professional communities in which individual creative work is so exclusively addressed to and evaluated by other members of the profession”. To what degree we emulate or challenge this approach of our sovereign sister discipline in academe is a moot point but there is no question that those in the creative arts must continue to develop critical engagement with their peers, especially in promoting protocols to measure quality and rigour.

Studio Research will continue to engage these debates while remaining focussed on its primary aim to contribute to the enlargement and refinement of practice-based research through disseminating the critical thinking inherent in creative work.