RESEARCH CATALOGUE : An interesting European database for practice based research that traverses over many disciplines that form as part of the creative and performing arts. The database also has many portals that will help expand the depth of knowledge
About the Research Catalogue
The Research Catalogue (RC) is a searchable database for archiving, publishing and collaborating on artistic research. RC content is both peer reviewed and self-published. As a result, the RC is highly inclusive. The open source status of the RC is essential to its nature and serves its function as a connective and transitional layer between academic discourse and artistic practice, thereby constituting a discursive field for artistic research.
The RC creates a link between
(1) elaborated documentation of the work,
(2) expositions and comments that engage with the contribution of the work as research, and
(3) creation of individual profiles that present the researchers' work and activities.
Given that the RC is a site for artistic research, to add a work is to make a claim that the work can be seen as research; through expositions, comments and articles the initial claim is transformed into an argument. It is believed that the reflective space provided by the RC can become an essential part of the research process by providing a suitable structure in which to develop the relationship between documentation and exposition. The RC is the backbone of journals, such as JAR, RUUKKU, and the Journal for Sonic Studies. Potential journal expositions emerge from the range of the artistic research activities taking place in the RC. Expositions are submitted for peer-review and development within the RC space itself. Moreover, the RC is used in institutional research management and funding administration and application. If you believe that RC software might also support your research database needs then explore the possibility of using the RC as your repository, by contacting us.
The Research Catalogue is provided by the Society for Artistic Research (SAR).
About this portal
The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an international, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal for the identification, publication and dissemination of artistic research and its methodologies, from all arts disciplines. With the aim of displaying practice in a manner that respects artists' modes of presentation, JAR abandons the traditional journal article format and offers its contributors a dynamic online canvas where text can be woven together with image, audio and video. These research documents called ‘expositions’ provide a unique reading experience while fulfilling the expectations of scholarly dissemination. The Journal is underpinned by the Research Catalogue (RC) a searchable, documentary database of artistic research. Anyone can compose an exposition and add it to the RC using the online editor and suitable expositions can be submitted to the editorial board for peer-review and publication in JAR. Read more about submissions or start composing expositions straight away by registering for an account, which is free of charge. JAR is published by the Society for Artistic Research (SAR).
Experimental Portraiture and Abstract Still Life workshops @ Box Hill Art Centre, Melbourne: February 1,2,3,4, 2018. Bookings are Essential, contact BCAC 03 9895 8888 to enrol.
This 2day experimental drawing, portraiture workshop is designed for the beginner and the creative practitioner who would like to explore and experience portraiture through a variety of abstract ideas and experimental drawing techniques. In a supportive environment the process of drawing portraits will focus on authorship using a range of mark-making methods that employ traditional wet and dry drawing materials. The class structure is interactive and all students are encouraged to suspend their ideas on what traditional portraiture is - to what it can be.
This 2day Still Life in Abstraction painting workshop is designed for the beginner and the creative practitioner to explore the possibilities of Still Life painting using everyday objects and abstract ideas to construct and create individual works of art. In a supportive environment the student will experience a range of traditional and non-traditional materials and painting techniques that will help develop an understanding of spatial and colour relationships. The class structure is interactive and all students are encouraged to suspend their ideas on what still life painting is in favour of what it can become.
The Experiential Self: Objections and Clarifications