SPEAKER: Dr Marnie Badham
With a twenty-five-year history of art and social justice practice in Australia and Canada, Marnie is an artist-curator in socially engaged art and a researcher using community-based research methodologies. Her current artistic practice include a series of creative cartographic projects exploring emotion in public space, curation of food-art-politics artworks, and a major book work on the social life of artist residencies. Following the prestigious award of Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017-2019) at RMIT University, Marnie is Senior Lecturer at the School of Art. Her work has been published in books and journals in Australia, UK, Canada, Portugal, France, Russia and the Netherlands. Marnie is co-leader of CAST Contemporary Art and Social Transformation and CVIN Cultural Value Impact Network. She has a PhD in creative arts and cultural policy (University of Melbourne, 2012) and teaches in social practice, public art, art theory, and cultural production. Marnie also holds a Masters of Community Cultural Development (University of Melbourne, 2008) and undergraduate BFA Inter-media and BA Art History degrees (University of Regina, 1996 & 1996).