Dr Sarah Rice is an art theorist, visual artist and writer. She holds a PhD in Philosophy and a Graduate Diploma in Visual Art. Sarah’s limited-edition art-book of poetry, Those Who Travel (prints Patsy Payne, Ampersand Duck, 2010), is held in the permanent collection of the NGA and other arts institutions, and her first full-length poetry collection, Fingertip of the Tongue, was published in 2017 with UWAP. Sarah is regularly commissioned to write poetry in response to visual art and to run ‘ekphrastic’ art/poetry workshops in conjunction with institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Glassworks, Australian Design Centre, Belconnen Arts Centre, Craft ACT, and Canberra Museum and Gallery. She also collaborates with other artists across diverse media, and makes visual art in response to her own poetry, which has been exhibited most recently at M16, ANCA, and the Front Galleries. She lectures in art theory, and practice-led research in craft and design, and writes exhibition catalogue essays (for instance for the NGA’s recent Mike Parr exhibition), as well as creative academic research papers such as for Text journal’s special issue on creativity. Sarah won the inaugural Ron Pretty, and Bruce Dawe poetry prizes, co-won the Gwen Harwood, and Writing Ventures International Poetry Prizes, and has been published extensively in poetry journals and anthologies such as the Global Poetry Anthology, Award Winning Australian Writing, Best Australian Poetry, Island, Australian Book Review, Southerly, Aesthetica, The New Guard, and Australian Poetry Journal.
Jen Webb is Distinguished Professor of Creative Practice, and Director of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra. Recent publications include Researching Creative Writing (Frontinus, 2015), Art and Human Rights: Contemporary Asian Contexts (Manchester UP, 2016), and the OUP bibliography entry for Bourdieu (2017). Her poetry includes Stolen Stories, Borrowed Lines (Mark Time, 2015), Sentences from the Archive (Recent Work Press, 2016), and Moving Targets (Recent Work Press, 2018). She is Chief Investigator on the ARC Discovery project ‘So what do you do? Graduates in the Creative and Cultural Industries’ (DP160101440).