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Director

Professor 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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Queensland College of Art executives

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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Elizabeth Shaw
Programs Director
Visual Arts

Dr Elizabeth Shaw

Dr Elizabeth Shaw is a contemporary jeweller and metalsmith whose arts practice is informed by the traditions of silversmithing and sculpture. She exhibits regularly and contributes to academic research with a focus on ethical practice and the social and cultural values and meanings associated with objects.

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Director

Professor Derrick Cherrie

College Executives

Associate Professor Dominique Falla
Deputy Director, Teaching and Learning
Dr Bill Platz
Deputy Director, Research
Professor Andrew Brown
Design Programs Director
Dr Elizabeth Shaw
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 Sam Canning
Professor Ming Cheung (Centre for Design and Innovation Research)
Ms Rae Cooper
Mr Daniel Della-Bosca (First Year Advisor/Coordinator, Design/BCIM)
Associate Professor Dominique Falla (Deputy Director, Learning and Teaching)
Dr Eleni Kalantidou
Dr Lorraine Marshalsey (Program Director, Honours)
Dr David Sargent (Liveworm Creative Director)

Visual Arts

Dr Elizabeth Shaw
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
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

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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