The Cairns Institute, James Cook University presents:
Tropics of the Imagination
A conference on writing and the arts in the tropics
Monday 2nd November - Tuesday 3rd November
James Cook University, McGregor Road, Smithfield, Cairns.
This mini-conference will bring together researchers from James Cook University and other institutions working in the fields of artistic, imaginative, and creative responses to or representations of the tropics. Areas to be explored include (but are not limited to) writing (both imaginative and non-fictional), drama, performance, cinema and photography, painting, sculpture and design, music, and ethnic and indigenous cultural expressions.
The aims of this workshop are:
To provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of research into writing and the creative arts in the Tropics;
To form a scholarly community for research into writing and the arts in the Tropics within the Cairns Institute in James Cook University;
To develop relations between the JCU research focus group and other researchers and institutions nationally and internationally;
To provide a forum for building cooperation, collaboration and consultancies between the JCU scholarly community and relevant individuals, groups, and creative industries in the North Queensland region.
Participants will include:
Research staff and postgraduates from JCU and other universities presenting papers;
JCU staff participating but not presenting papers including CI Director, Senior CI research Professors, PVCs of FAESS and FLBCT, HOSs of FAESS and SoCA, other academic staff and postgraduate students;
Invited representatives of arts and creative industries in Cairns region, including Arts Nexus, Centre of Contemporary Art, Cairns Regional Art Gallery, Just Us Theatre Ensemble, Cairns City Council, Tanks Arts Centre, UMI Arts, and others;
Members of the general public.
Conference Progam Details will be released on this website http://www.jcu.edu.au/etropic/WWNQ/TOI2009.htm by end of September.
There is no registration fee, and all morning and afternoon teas and lunch will be provided.