Dr Kim Snepvangers PFHEA is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture, School of Art & Design. She was formerly Director: Professional Experience & Engagement Projects at UNSW Sydney: Art & Design. Kim recently received the 2018 International Society for Education Through Art (InSEA) Award for Excellence in Research in Education through Art (AEREtA). The award was presented to Kim by Glenn Coutts, Professor of Applied Visual Arts, University of Lapland, Chair InSea Executive Board at the European Regional InSEA Congress, 18-21 June 2018, at Aalto University Otaniemi Campus, Helsinki Finland. As the Art & Design Executive Committee representative, Kim was one of the recipients of the 2017 UNSW Presidents Award – Inaugural People’s Choice Award to the Executive Committee: Women in Research Network. Her award winning journal article 'Ecologies of practice in tertiary art and design: a review of two cases' co-authored with Associate Professor Arianne Rourke and published by Emerald Insight in 2016 in the journal Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning was selected by the journal’s editorial team as a Highly Commended paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. As the recipient of a 2016 UNSW Strategic Educational Fellowship Grant (SEF#3) titled: New Approaches to the Development of Professional Identity through Independent Critical Reflection her research interweaves creative and professional leadership contexts. Using an ecologies of practice research lens to engage with graduate networks and critical pedagogy she has been co-authoring and working with Indigenous educators for the last 5 years. Her previous role as Head, School of Art History & Art Education (2013-2005) managed the strategic direction of art & design education and art hist+ory & theory which gained a maximum 5 star rating in ERA. Recent leadership roles comprise: Art & Design representative Women in Research Network (WIRN); Convener Arts Education Research Practice Special Interest Group (AERPSIG) in AARE; HDR Supervisor; Visiting Scholar Penn State; Editorial Board Australian Art Education and recipient of two Art & Design Innovation Grants. As Professional Experience Project (PEP) Coordinator Kim’s appointment encompasses a number of new strategic partnerships with key creative industries, museums, galleries and collectives in designing innovative teaching and learning pathways to meet future and current needs of students. She has extensive management and research experience in developing transitional educative spaces between academic, creative and professional practice with diverse audiences.
Knowledge Exchange through National and International exhibition projects with Students As Partners:
People Like Us: http://mgnsw.org.au/sector/news/educating-people-us/ and http://netsaustralia.org.au/whats-on/people-us/
INVITED CURATED EXHIBITIONS – National & International – NTRO
Snepvangers, K. (May, 2018). ‘A rather novel marriage’ in Stories of Belonging. Curated Exhibition & Performance, Brisbane Anywhere Festival in Kuril Dhagun Indigenous Talking Circle Space, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane. One of eight Indigenous and non-Indigenous women invited by curators to exhibit/perform work in the curated group exhibition: Stories of belonging: black and white artivist women tell, sing, dance, paint, sculpt, stitch ancestry and place. Curated by Professor Tracey Bunda, Ngugi/Wakka Wakka woman, Head of the College for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research, USQ & Dr Louise Phillips, UQ.
Snepvangers, K. (May, 2018). ‘Welcome to Our Home’ in At Home. Curated Exhibition from 21 May to 1 June in Academy Gallery, Inveresk Campus, University of Tasmania. Curated by Dr Malcom Bywaters, Academy Gallery Director & Dr Abbey McDonald, School of Creative Arts, Academy of Arts, UTAS.
Snepvangers, K. (June, 2018). ‘Marriage of an Aboriginal’ in Dark Days//White Nights. Curated Exhibition from 18-21 June in betaspace, Aalto University, Finland. Curated by Minna Suoniemi, https://research.aalto.fi/portal/minna.suoniemi.html University Lecturer in Media Pedagogy, Media Artist & Miia Rinne, https://research.aalto.fi/portal/miia.rinne.html University Lecturer, Media Artist, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Finland. One of eighteen artists selected to exhibit work in the curated group exhibition: Dark Days, White Nights in betaspace at Aalto University, Finland. How do we experience cultural changes locally and globally? We call for contemporary artistic approaches which engage with the exhibition theme, cultural diversity, post-humanism, new materialism and eco-justice. http://taide.aalto.fi/en/research/insea/index/art_program/
Kim's research interests include creativity, creative ecologies, policy, partnerships and practice. Her research uses qualitative methods and case studies to expose gaps in orthodox understandings of creative and professional practice. Kim has a concurrent research interest in encountering, Indigenous perspectives, ecologies of practice, participatory economies and the relationships necessary to sustain creative professional partnerships with entrepreneurial industry hosts, partners and business.
Snepvangers, K., Harris, A., & Thomson, P. (Eds) (2018). Creativity Policy, Partnerships and Practice in Education. In Palgrave Creativity Series. London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing. https://www.palgrave.com/br/book/9783319967240.
Snepvangers, K., & Davis, S. (Eds) (2018). (Accepted in Press) Embodied and walking pedagogies engaging the visual domain: Research co-creation and practice in Rourke, A., & Rees, V. (Eds), The Image Curated Series: Transformative Pedagogies in the Visual Domain. Common Ground Publishing: University of Illinois, Champaign IL, USA.
Snepvangers, K., & Mathewson-Mitchell, D. (Eds) (2018). Beyond Community Engagement: Transforming Dialogues in art, education and the cultural sphere in Rourke, A., & Rees, V. (Eds), The Image Curated Series: Transformative Pedagogies in the Visual Domain. Common Ground Publishing: University of Illinois, Champaign IL, USA. http://ontheimage.com/books/featured-books.
Snepvangers, K., & Bulger, J. (2016). Learning In liminal spaces: Encountering Indigenous Knowledge and artworks in professional education. fusion Special Issue - Professional education in the e-learning world: Scholarship, practice and digital technologies. Issue 8: http://www.fusion-journal.com/learning-in-liminal-spaces-encountering-indigenous-knowledge-and-artworks-in-professional-education/
Recent HDR Completions:
Margaret Blackmore (2014). PhD. Informing research: Art and design practitioner researchers engaging with information.
Nico Roenpagel (2014). PhD. The spirit of engagement: A holistic approach to art museum education.
Rose Costelloe (2013). MArtEd (Honours). Making People's stories matter: A reflective case study of a community arts project with a group of migrant women cleaners.
Meg Lomm (2012). MArtEd (Honours). A blended learning approach to interaction in visual arts education: A case study of an online learning environment.
Rebecca McMillan (2011). MArtEd (Honours). Museum access: two case studies of outreach programs that engage audiences with disabilities.
Monique Bacic (2007). MDes (Honours). The central role of the designer’s ‘appreciative system’ in socially situated design activity.
AWARDS – International
AWARDS – National
AWARDS – UNSW