UNSW Art & Design

Collaborations & Research Groups

UNSW Art & Design is home to a number of highly regarded art and design collaborative and research groups where students and staff participate in a wide range of domestic and international initiatives.


The Sound and Materials Research Group is actively engaged in the practice, history and critical theory of sound and materials, an emerging focus within media arts and cross-media practices. The group seeks active engagement from academics, postgraduates, artists and musicians.


The Research in Experimental Design: Objects group (RED Objects) is a collaboration between practitioners and researchers at UNSW Art & Design who explore the relationships between design, craft, visual art and the histories and theories of art and design.


Cicada Press was established by founding Director Michael Kempson in 2004 to foster research projects that facilitate diverse contemporary dialogues and promote the broad methodological potential of printmaking practice.


The Creativity Research Group takes a broad definition of creativity and adopts a multidisciplinary approach that takes into account various technical, social, cultural, economic and political dimensions relating to the explanation, theorisation and generation of creative practices.



Project X3 at Fowlers Gap is an experiential multi-disciplinary learning and teaching research group.


ILIRI's prime focus is to facilitate, investigate and promote contemporary dialogue relating to imaging and imagining the land.


The Drawing Research Group (DRG) aims to initiate and promote projects that develop drawing research, teaching and practice.