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Derrick Cherrie
Director
Queensland College of Art

Prof Derrick Cherrie

Professor Cherrie has been the QCA Director since May 2015. He is among the leading contemporary artists in New Zealand and has exhibited his work throughout the country. His sculptural work is both imaginative and innovative in its ability to connect the built environment to the human body.

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Dominique Falla
Deputy Director
Learning and Teaching

Assoc. Prof Dominique Falla

Associate Professor Dominique Falla is known as the “Tactile Typographer” due to the specific nature of her art practice. She has presented at national and international creativity, design, type and lettering conferences and is also the founder at Typism, a global type and lettering community.

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Andrew Brown
Programs Director
Design

Prof Andrew Brown

Professor Andrew R. Brown is an educator, musician, digital artist, and computer programmer. His work explores the aesthetics of process and regularly involves programming software as part of the creative process. Andrew’s research is concerned with understanding creative intelligence and how this is mediated through technologies.

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Jay Younger
Programs Director
Visual Arts

Prof Jay Younger

Professor Jay Younger is an artist, curator and academic. Generally, Younger’s artworks take form as photomedia, public art and multi media installation with the purpose of interrogating the position and status of women and to ask questions about the human subject immersed in the conflicting agendas of politicised space.

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Susan Best
Deputy Director
Research and Postgraduate

Prof Susan Best

Professor Susan Best is an art historian with expertise in critical theory and modern and contemporary art. Her third book, Reparative Aesthetics: Witnessing in Contemporary Art Photography (Bloomsbury 2016), offers a new way of thinking about the role of politically engaged art.

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Director

Professor Derrick Cherrie

College Executives

Professor Susan Best (Deputy Director, Research and Postgraduate)
Associate Professor Dominique Falla (Deputy Director, Teaching and Learning)
Professor Andrew Brown (Design Programs Director)
Professor Jay Younger (Visual Arts Programs Director)

Research and Postgraduate

Professor Susan Best (Deputy Director, Research and Postgraduate)
Dr Laini Burton ( HDR Convenor)
Ms Michelle Douglas (Program Leader, Master of Design)
Associate Professor Elisabeth Findlay (Program Leader, MAVA / Convenor International)
Mr Seth Ellis (Program Leader, Master of Interactive Media)

Honours

Dr Lorraine Marshalsey (Program Director, Honours)

Design

Professor Andrew Brown (Design Programs Director)
Mr Daniel Della-Bosca (First Year Advisor/Coordinator Design Programs)

Creative and Interactive Media

Professor Andrew Brown (Program Leader, Creative and Interactive Media)
Mr Seth Ellis (Program Leader, Master of Interactive Media)
Dr Jason Nelson
Mr Joshua Nicholas
Dr Dale Patterson

Design

Ms Petra Perolini (Program Leader, Design)
Professor Andrew Brown (Design Programs Director)
Dr Sam Canning
Professor Ming Cheung (Centre for Design and Innovation Research)
Ms Rae Cooper
Mr Daniel Della-Bosca (First Year Advisor/Coordinator, Design/BCIM)
Ms Michelle Douglas (Program Leader, Master of Design)
Associate Professor Dominique Falla (Deputy Director, Learning and Teaching)
Dr Eleni Kalantidou
Dr Mike McAuley
Mr David Sargent (Liveworm Creative Director)
Mr Tristan Schultz

Visual Arts

Professor Jay Younger (Visual Arts Programs Director)
Dr Martin Smith (First Year Advisor/Coordinator Visual Arts Programs)

Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art

Dr Bianca Beetson (Program Leader, Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art)

Fine Art

Dr Bill Platz (Program Leader, Fine Art)
Professor Susan Best (Deputy Director, Research and Postgraduate)
Dr Laini Burton
Associate Professor Elisabeth Findlay (Program Leader, MAVA)
Dr Julie Fragar
Associate Professor Rosemary Hawker
Dr Natalya Hughes
Dr Chari Larsson
Associate Professor Donna Leslie
Dr Louise Mayhew
Dr Tim Mosely
Dr Elizabeth Shaw
Dr Martin Smith (First Year Advisor/Coordinator, Visual Arts)
Ms Justene Williams
Professor Ross Woodrow

Photography

Dr Heather Faulkner (Program Leader, Photography)
Ms Amy Carkeek
Dr Martin Smith (First Year Advisor/Coordinator, Visual Arts)
Mr Peter Thiedeke
Professor Jay Younger (Visual Arts Programs Director)