Making Public

About the project

This is the project space for projects around making creative arts public, including research into creative arts, artistic creativity and aesthetics across cultures, time, and media. Research interests may include: e-publishing and DIY; artist’s books and textobjects; archiving; and reception history.


jan bru

Jan Hendrik Brüggemeiers’ artistic interests lay in sound art and spaces for communication in the city. He holds an MFA in Media Arts & Design from the Bauhaus University Weimar, where he graduated from the chair for Experimental Radio. He relocated from London, where he worked for the AA School of Architecture, to Melbourne to take on his Creative PhD at the Centre for Creative Arts at La Trobe University where he now resides. Website:

Alexandra Frith

Alexis Harley

Angie Black

Anne Berg

David Hirst

David Hirst composes electroacoustic music and researches music and sound perception. Selected works can be heard on Soundcloud: Some performance highlights of Hirst's work are the selection, in 2012, of a work for the Ear to the Earth site to commemorate the 100th anniversary of John Cage - at Hirst has lectured on electronic music at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music and La Trobe University, where he served as Head of the Music Department. Hirst studied composition with Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham. He has published extensively on electroacoustic music, in journals such as Organised Sound, Array, Chroma, Sounds Australian, New Music Articles, Press Press Magazine. Hirst completed a PhD with a music composition folio and a music psychology thesis at the University of Melbourne, and subsequently became a Senior Research Fellow in the Music and Neurocognition Laboratory of the School of Behavioural Sciences. He is currently Adjunct Associate Professor in Music at the Centre for Creative Arts.

Dick Turner

Elliott Howard

Felicity Collins

Geoffrey Brown

Hester Joyce

Hugh Davies

Jeff Malpas

Joel Zammit

Julie Andrews

Kim Baston

Kristian Haggblom

Linda Wheeler

Maria Miranda

Meredith Rogers

Norie Neumark

Stephen Turpie

Stephen Abblitt

I am a literary philosopher and post-critic who recently received my PhD for a critical-creative thesis addressing some intellectual homologies between James Joyce and Jacques Derrida, presented as a sequence of frustrated correspondences, missed encounters and abortive dialogues. I have recently published on nuclear criticism and the time of the thesis in 'Text', and have a ficto-memoir forthcoming in the 'James Joyce Quarterly', on mourning, touching, responsibility and hauntology experienced through reading a first edition of 'Ulysses'. My current research project examines the relationship between matter, meaning and modernity in Finnegans Wake, theorising a strategy of ‘quantum reading’. I am presently the co-ordinator of the Centre for Creative Arts.

Suzi Hayes

Vince Alessi