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The Creative Regions Lab aims to redefine creative activity in regional Australia to create regional futures. We are a teaching and research hub that drives the development of creative enterprises and activities in regional Australia.

Our core function is to conduct research, identify themes, invent industries, direct, coordinate,respond, and promote all projects nationally and internationally.

We operate through projects that combine the culture of regional creativity and innovation  with the invention of new productivity possibilities.

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Damian Candusso - sound design Oscar

2016-03-08

Damian Candusso

CSU academic, Dr Damian Candusso, was part of the team that won an Oscar this week for sound design on Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Land Dialogues Conference 2016

2016-02-17

Land Dialogues

The Land Dialogues Conference will take place on the 13th, 14th and 15th of April 2016 at Charles Sturt University on its Wagga Wagga Campus.

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Meeting Room 1 - Participatory drawing performance

2016-02-17

Meeting Room 1

Members of the public are once again invited to sit for a portrait by recent Archibald Prize Finalist Tony Curran – but this time there's a catch. Curran is asking people to pose for a portrait in the company of a complete stranger.

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Learning from inland: Redefining Regional Creativity

2016-02-17

Creative Communities

Margaret Woodward & Craig Bremner have a book chapter in the book Creative Communities: Regional Inclusion and the Arts, edited by Janet McDonald and Robert Mason.

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Recent Projects

QR Codes and Primary Industries

2014-05-06

Tara has already completed a book titled Digital Wine (written with Mick Winter in the Napa Valley and Bryn Gandy in Wellington) exploring how QR codes can brand a region's wine, particularly in emerging areas.  The next stage of her research is to explore the digital options that are available for consumers to gain information about the contents of their food, and the location and conditions in which it is grown.  Creating new modes of food media and food communication, digitization can support the development of rural and regional areas.

Project author: Tara Brabazon

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Gerontechnology and Rural Development

2014-05-06

Modern science and technology coupled with better standard of living has enable longevity in western societies. The average life expectancy in Australia is put at 87 years (ABS 2011). The over 85s are the fastest growing at 125% while 0-14 years grow at less than 5%. With retirement age at 65, a person has at least 22 years after retirement therefore what do they do with those years?

Project author: Chika Anyanwu

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