20142023

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Biography

Dr Kirsten Lyttle is the Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wominjeka Djeembana Research Lab. Kirsten is a Māori wāhine academic, artist and creative practice-led researcher (Iwi/tribe: Waikato, Waka/Canoe: Tainui, Hapū/Subtribe: Ngāti Tahinga). Her primary research interests are; Indigenous-centred methodologies and knowledge systems, Indigenous customary art practices and their application to technologies such as photography and video.

She has over 11 years of teaching experience and has lectured and taught photography, art history and visual art, at a range of universities including; Master of Photography - RMIT University, Critical Art and Theory - Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at The University of Melbourne, Deakin University and Photography Studies College.

Kirsten has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally. Recent highlights include Immigration Museum/Museums Victoria (2022 & 2018/2019), Gertrude Street Projection Festival (2021), Ballarat International Foto Biennale (2019), Counihan Gallery in Brunswick (2019), Horsham Regional Art Gallery (2019), Monash Gallery of Art (2018 & 2016), Gertrude Contemporary, Preston (2018), Centre for Contemporary Photography (2018).

 

Research interests

  • Art Theory and Criticsm
  • Visual Arts and Crafts
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Supervision interests

Indigenous-centred methodologies and knowledge systems, Indigenous customary art practices and their application to technologies such as photography and video.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Creative Arts, PhD (Research), Digital Mana: Transforming the Photograph into a Site for Making Māori Customary Art, Ph.D. thesis, School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University. https://dro.deakin.edu.au/view/DU:30143507, Deakin University

1 Mar 201512 Nov 2019

Award Date: 18 May 2020

Fine Arts (Photography), Master of Fine Arts with Distinction

20122013

Award Date: 20 Nov 2013

Research area keywords

  • Visual Arts
  • Fine Arts
  • Photography
  • Indigenous knowledges
  • Diaspora
  • Decolonisation
  • Art History

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