Personal profile


As an Indigenous scholar and arts practitioner Brian Martin has extensive experience in visual arts and Indigenous knowledge systems. His research has focused on artistic practice-led research and how Indigenous ways of knowing reconfigure new materialism and the knowledge economy in general. As a practising artist for twenty-seven years, Brian has been exhibiting his work for approximately twenty years, both nationally and internationally. In addition to the above, his artistic practice has investigated the traditions of western painting and drawing whilst materialising his cultural background in its conceptual basis.  It is this extensive experience of oscillating between different world views that has seen his expertise cover a broad spectrum within Indigenous knowledge production across various disciplines. His traditional research outputs and publications have been in the field of Indigenous knowledge, decolonial theory and art practice/theory.

Education/Academic qualification

Art, PhD

Award Date: 1 Feb 2013

External positions

Honorary Professor of Eminence , Centurion University of Technology and Management

2015 → …

Research area keywords

  • Visual Art
  • Art Theory
  • Indigenous Practice Research
  • Indigenous design
  • design and co-design
  • decolonial

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