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Director

Professor Elisabeth Findlay

Professor Findlay commenced as the QCA Director in 2020. She is an art historian who specialises in the theories of portraiture and the history of Australian art. She has published widely on issues of identity and the legacies of Australian colonial art.

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Susan Best
Deputy Director
Engagement

Prof Susan Best

Professor Susan Best is an art historian with expertise in critical theory and modern and contemporary art. She is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the the Humanities. Her research focuses on critical theory and modern and contemporary art, with a particular emphasis on body art and performance, minimalism and conceptual art, women's art, and Latin American art.

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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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Dr Bill Platz
Deputy Director
Research

Dr Bill Platz

Dr Bill Platz has been part of the QCA community since 2009. He is an American-Australian artist, teacher and academic who exhibits and publishes regularly in the US, Australia and internationally. With research concentrations in life drawing, portraiture and pedagogies of drawing, his most recent work confects drawing, the body and puppets.

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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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Carol McGregor

CAIA Program Leader

(Indigenous Advisor)

Dr Carol McGregor

Dr Craol McGregor is the Program Leader of the Queensland College of Art Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art degree. As a Wathaurung woman, Carol’s art practice is motivated by a desire to unearth and to visually activate histories and memories to strengthen and further inform Australian Aboriginal identity and sense of belonging.

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Fiona Foley

Postdoctoral Fellow

(Indigenous Advisor)

Dr Fiona Foley

Fiona Foley is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Queensland College of Art and a founding member of Boomalli Aboriginal Artist Co-operative. She exhibits regularly in Australia and internationally. Her recent solo exhibitions were held at Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane in 2017 and the National Art School in 2020.

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Director

Professor Elisabeth Findlay

College Executives

Professor Susan Best
Deputy Director, Engagement
Associate Professor Dominique Falla
Deputy Director, Teaching and Learning
Dr Bill Platz
Deputy Director, Research
Professor Andrew Brown
Design Programs Director
Professor Jay Younger
Visual Arts Programs Director

Research and Postgraduate

Dr Bill Platz
Deputy Director, Research
Dr Laini Burton
HDR Convenor
Dr Michelle Douglas
Program Leader, Master of Design
Mr Seth Ellis
Program Leader, Master of Interactive Media
Dr Chari Larsson
Program Leader, Graduate Certificate and Master of Arts in Visual Art

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
Associate Professor Dale Patterson

Design

Ms Petra Perolini
Program Leader, Design
Dr Michelle Douglas
Program Leader, Master of Design
Professor Andrew Brown (Design Programs Director)
Dr Tanja Beer
Dr Sam Canning
Ms Rae Cooper
Mr Daniel Della-Bosca (First Year Advisor/Coordinator, Design/BCIM)
Associate Professor Dominique Falla (Deputy Director, Learning and Teaching)
Associate Professor Katja Fleischmann
Dr Eleni Kalantidou
Dr Lorraine Marshalsey (Program Director, Honours)
Dr Vincent Moug
Dr David Sargent (Liveworm Creative Director)

Visual Arts

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

Fine Art

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

Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art

Dr Carol McGregor
Program Leader, Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art
Dr Fiona Foley

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

QCA Galleries

Ms Nicola Holly
QCA Galleries Manager

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