Professor Barb Bolt
Victorian College of the Arts
Barbara Bolt is an art theorist and an exhibiting artist with key interests in artistic research and new materialisms. Her researchmaintains a strong dialogue between practice and theory. Her publications include two monographs Art Beyond Representation: The Performative Power of the Image (I.B. Tauris, 2004) and Heidegger Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts (I.B. Tauris, 2011) and four co-edited publications, Material Inventions: Applying Creative Arts Research (I.B. Tauris, 2014), Carnal Knowledge: Towards a “New Materialism” through the Arts (I.B. Tauris, 2013), Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry (I.B. Tauris, 2007) and Sensorium: Aesthetics, Art, Life (CSP, 2007). She was lead researcher on an Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) project, ‘Developing new approaches to ethics and research integrity training through challenges posed by creative practice research’ (2015-2017). She was awarded an Australian University Art and Design School’s (ACUADS) distinguished researcher award in 2018. Barbara Bolt is an ambassador for the cause of artistic research through her publications and work on governing and editorial boards—The Society for Artistic Research, Studies in Material Thinking, Adelaide Central School of Art, Goldsmiths Press, Visual Methodologies and Studio Research. She is a member of International Reference Group GEXcel International Collegium for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies and COST New Materialisms network on ‘How Matter Comes to Matter’.