Dr Maree Bracker GradDip Teaching (BCAE-QUT)BA (QCA-Griffith) MA Women's Studies (Griffith) PhD (SCU) Maree Bracker has practiced ephemeral, site-specific installation for over two decades. Works have been created for, and exhibited in, a wide range of places: from white-walled galleries, to beaches, city malls, retail spaces, restaurants and parks. She currently teaches in the Visual Arts Program at Southern Cross University in Lismore, New South Wales, and helps manage a certified organic farm in the Jiggi Valley. With her life partner, she also set up an intentional, rural landsharing community that is committed to ecological principles, self-sufficiency, and an ethos of generosity. She designed, and is slowly building a solar-powered farmhouse and studio. Her post-graduate research was focused upon re-imagining artist / audience relationships and developing a conceptual landscape in which she, as ‘art maker’, could simultaneously occupy a position as an epistemological agent. Her current research interests include: ‘Reception practices and an “intimate” audience’; ‘Performativies as withness’; and ‘Some syntropic dynamics of artmaking’.
Collectivity as "muse": being public without a parachute, Interventions in the public domain: proceedings of the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) Conference (2009)
In this paper I will speculate on the term public as an opportunity for performativities...
Screening temporalities in searching times, What is contemporary now?: current issues in visual culture (2005)
Immodest makings: the art of writing: the writing of art, Future perfect: the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) Conference (1998)