NON TRADITIONAL RESEARCH OUTPUTS
ERA ELIGIBILITY AND QUALITY IN THE CREATIVE ARTS
SITE SPECIFIC WORK
It is now commonplace for artists, curators and especially festival and event organizers to work outside the established gallery, theatre or museum to perform, screen or exhibit works of art. For example, the Sydney Biennial has over recent years moved the majority of its display outside the AGNSW and MCA to Cockatoo Island and other non-gallery venues.
Artists and musicians are commonly invited to exhibit or perform in specific heritage or historical sites and if this is well documented there is no question of the value of such venues. If the artist initiates the project, the documentation and particularly in relation to audience and feedback from significant peers, becomes much more crucial.
Artists included in any of these or similar exhibitions, events or festivals have the editorial endorsement of the usual professional curator or festival director. Fringe events need unambiguous verification documentation that clearly links the exhibition/performance to the main festival curatorial oversight.
Increasingly artists and designers also make critical interventions in public spaces and by their very nature these events often defy conventional anticipatory reportage. Because of this, documentation of the event itself becomes crucial for verification and a compelling case outlining intention measured against outcomes must be mounted in the research statement.