Doctor of Philosophy, (Public Art) University of Newcastle Australia;
Master of Fine Arts, (Public Art and New Artistic Strategies) 1st class, Bauhaus University Weimar Germany;
Bachelor of Fine Arts, (Sculpture) University of Newcastle Australia;
Associate Diploma in Arts (Fashion Production, Custom Clothing) awarded with honours TAFE NSW
Dr. Patricia Flanagan is an artist, designer and academic whose work is represented in private and public collections in Australia, Ireland, Germany, Italy and China. Tricia has an extensive international exhibition portfolio including the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art and Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien Berlin and was the representative for Oceania at the Tournai Contemporary Textiles Biennial Belgium.
Tricia's work has, at its foundation, a systems thinking approach. Her practice includes, critical and speculative wearables, site-specific sculptural installation, social sculpture and performance installation, often combining hand crafted art and design practices with digital technologies.
Tricia established the Wearables Lab at the Academy of Visual Art at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2009. She currently works as a Lecturer for the University of New South Wales in the School of Art and Design, Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture where she is the co-director of the Interactive Media Lab and Lead Researcher Wearables at the Creative Robotics Lab.
Winner of The Max Fabre Foundation Award for Environmental Awareness;
Recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Scholarship Award;
Tricia is the winner of four CASP funded Public Art commissions;
UGCTD Grant to develop PIPA;