Projects per year
Geraldine is an artist, researcher, teacher-educator lecturing into visual, studio and creative arts education at Monash University (Melbourne and Singapore).
She is passionate about arts-based educational research and how it can be explored through creative pedagogies. Her research engages with artistic practice, pedagogy and community projects. She has an enduring interest in how local knowledge, place and immersive a/r/t (art, research, and teaching) develop across schools and community groups. Her Masters in Art and Design was by exhibition and exegesis and her Ph.D. (by photo-book and exegesis) explored immersive art pedagogy.
Geraldine is a keen advocate of Art/s Reach which is an activity that has arisen from her research activities. Art/s Reach forms creative connections between Monash Faculty of Education and the community. Through Art/s Reach Monash University's pre-service teachers in Primary and Early Childhood work with children from local Schools and Early Learning Centres to provide innovative art/s experiences. This activity has been running for over ten years.
Community service through arts based projects
Following initial involvement in 2014, Geraldine ran whole-school Art and Sustainability sessions with Trentham and Tylden Primary schools for Spudfest, 2015. This saw the school children take an immersive and community based approach to the agri/cultural heritage of their town - where they explored the importance of the potato to the towns' history and ongoing living agri/culture.
Intergenerational arts reach
Geraldine is currently involving University of the third age participants in some of her teaching units. These Arts Reach CAFE experiences are currently being researched with Dr Clare Hall, as a means to explore the merits of intergenerational arts pedagogy.
- Immersive art pedagogy
- Place based art and environment experiences
- Art/s projects
- a/r/tography and arts based research
- Art in Early childhood, Primary and community contexts
- Art REACH - connecting communities through the arts
Monash teaching commitment
- Immersive Art Pedagogy
- Art Reach
- Art and Environment
- Art Education
- Arts-Based Research
- Primary art education
Drawing intergenerational connections between museum and community for health and wellbeing: Developing a pedagogy for restoration
12/06/17 → 15/12/18
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Research › peer-review
What's there, what if, what then, and what can we do? An immersive and embodied experience of environment and place through children's literatureCutter-Mackenzie, A., Gutierrez, K. (ed.), Burke, G. & Larson, J. (ed.), 2011, p. 1 - 1. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › Other
Activities per year
Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and Partnerships › Consultancy