The members of the Centre come from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences as well as other parts of La Trobe University involved in research in the Creative Arts. They include members of staff, post-graduate students, and honorary members.

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About the Centre

What we are

The Centre for Creative Arts is an interdisciplinary research centre, based in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Centre supports research in established creative arts practices, including Media Arts, Theatre and Performance, Creative Writing, and Visual Arts and Design. It focuses on advancing creative arts in the digital and networked environment and promotes a collaborative and project based approach to creative arts.

The Centre's projects foster experimentation and innovation in creative practice as research and in associated scholarly research. The Centre establishes the unique interdisciplinary and convergent public profile of Creative Arts at La Trobe. It promotes Creative Arts at La Trobe through artists' residencies, public events and lectures – online and in Melbourne and Regional Victoria. The Centre supports research partnerships across the Creative Arts community and professions in Melbourne and Regional Victoria.

The Centre's Director is Professor Norie Neumark, Chair in Media Studies.

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Gallery - Gallery Ellipsis... features exhibitions, work by artists in residence, and work resulting from Centre projects.

Research - The Centre supports collaborative projects and you can also follow our networks and research associates here. There are three main research clusters, which involve academics and postgraduate students in the Faculty and promote connections with other La Trobe researchers as well as with research partners nationally and internationally. These clusters provide a broad umbrella for intellectual and practical connection, stimulation and support to a number of activities such as focused research projects, reading groups and individual researchers.
The clusters are:

  • Making Public – this cluster centres on making creative arts public, including research into creative arts, artistic creativity and aesthetics across cultures, time, and media.
  • Making sustainable places – this cluster focuses on research at the intersection of sustainability and place, including human-animal-object relations.
  • Emotions: embodiment and performativity – this cluster focuses on emotions and the intersection of creativity with embodiment and performativity.


Projects - The Centre supports and hosts a wide range of creative arts projects, from facilitating conferences to online networks, within the University and beyond.

JournalUnlikely is the e-journal of the Centre.