The Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research (GCCAR) is shaking up research methods and processes within the creative arts.

With a cross-disciplinary approach and collaborative focus, the Centre’s areas of strength include: studio research methods and approaches, art in the Asia-Pacific region, additive manufacture and contemporary design, documentary film and photography, games, animation and new technology, and art in public places.

Headed by Professor Ross Woodrow, the multi-campus Research Centre complements Griffith’s long-established Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre (QCRC).

Activities within the Centre are diverse, from a recent international conference on Serious Games — designed to investigate the role of games, play, interaction and art in society — to 3D printing conferences, master classes and workshops, the Centre plays a broad role across the creative research landscape.

Centre members are uniquely contributing to the future of design and creative arts. In conjunction with Griffith’s School of Engineering, GCCAR’s Deputy Director, Jennifer Loy recently secured a $1,577,087 ARC Research grant to develop a hub that provides skills, knowledge and resources for novel designs of tall timber buildings that incorporate architectural, engineering and sustainability within regulatory constraints.

Griffith University is deeply embedded in Queensland cultural life; GCCAR will serve to further develop and enhance local and international relationships, while investigating new ways of creative thinking and research.

Earlier this year GCCAR launched a dynamic new website. The website shines a light on the wide range of world-class creative arts research being produced in association with the QCA. To see the most recent and upcoming creative art research activities at the QCA and Griffith University, visit GCCAR’s July Bulletin page

Find out more about research and postgraduate study at the Queensland College of Art.