Dr Grayson Cooke BA(Hons)(VUW), PhD(Concordia) 

Grayson Cooke is an interdisciplinary scholar and media artist, Senior Lecturer in the
School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University, and Course Coordinator
of the Bachelor of Media degree. Grayson has exhibited works of new media and photography
in Australia and Canada, he has performed live audio-visual works in Australia, New
Zealand, Italy and the UK, and he has published academic articles in numerous print and
online journals. He is also an associate editor for the online peer-reviewed journal
Transformations. He holds an interdisciplinary PhD from Concordia University in Montreal.

Journal articles

after / image, video recording, (2013)

The “after | image” project is about personal and material memory, and about archival preservation...



Live A/V in Australia, MediaObject (2013)

Live AV in Australia by Grayson Cooke documents the diverse emerging national community of practice...



Live research in audio-visual performance: conceptualising 'outback and beyond', New Scholar (2013)

"Outback and Beyond: A Live Australian Western" is a live audio-visual performance and collaboration with...



A scholarly affair: activating cultural studies in the wilds of the knowledge economy (with Baden Offord and Robert George Garbutt), Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies (2012)

This paper reflects on the conceptual framework of the CSAA 2010 conference, which was focused...



Hands-on learning, long-distance delivery: teaching media to dispersed tertiary students: a case study (with Lisa Milner), Screen Education (2012)

In 2009, staff at Southern Cross University redeveloped a first-year university media producation unit to...


Book chapters

Willing to explode: the American western as apocalypse-machine, Bang bang, shoot shoot!: essays on guns and popular culture (1999)

Creative Works


Outback and Beyond, Japan Media Art Festival and many other international events. (2012)

“Outback and Beyond” is a live electronic opera performed by Mike Cooper and Grayson Cooke....



sweet as . . ., multimedia photographic exhibition, Queenland Arts Council's Ontour onexhibition program (2010)


Outback and beyond: live media as live research, A scholarly affair: National conference of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (2010)

"Outback and Beyond: A Live Australian Western" is a live audio-visual performance I am currently...



Let's we forget: responsibility and the archive under Howard, UNAustralia [electronic resource]: Cultural Studies Association of Australasia annual conference (2006)

Apologies and the taking of responsibility are complex processes, especially when it is a government...