Summer Scholarship Program

Art and Ethos – Taring Padi

Culturally enriched mediums Taring Padi’s work reimagines facets of their Indonesian culture, deconstructing Indonesian shadow puppet traditions (wayang) and recreating them for political and street activism as a grassroots play on what is traditionally a refined art form dating back to medieval Indonesian texts and archaeological sites. In protest, these life size puppets act as […]
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15 Life on Land

Snapshots and smiles: Queensland’s migrant farm workers shine in art exhibition

A photographic exhibition will give a glimpse into the life of migrant farm workers in regional Queensland, thanks to a Griffith University artist and researcher.
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Summer Scholarship Program

Reflecting on GUAM’s Taring Padi exhibition and the practice of placing activist art within the confines of the white walled gallery space

Taring Padi is an art collective from Indonesia that stands out on the global art scene for its inherently political and activist approach. Founded in the post-authoritarian context of Indonesia in the late 1990s, this group has utilised art as a tool for social change, addressing issues such as social injustice, human rights and resistance […]
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Summer Scholarship Program

GUAM x Taring Padi x Griffith University Printmakers Club Collaborative Printmaking Workshop 

On Sunday, February 26, the Griffith University Printmakers Club facilitated a collaborative printmaking workshop with members of the QCAD printmaking community and Aris, Bebe and Dodi from Taring Padi. The morning started with a visit to GUAM, where Aris, Bebe and Dodi shared some of the printmaking work in the exhibition and how they created […]
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Summer Scholarship Program

What I learned from Taring Padi

Taring Padi is an artistic collective based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The group is prominent for their portrayal of the people’s struggle against capitalism, corruption, military violence, environmental destruction, and racism within their artworks. The name ‘Taring Padi’ refers to the fang or spiky end of the rice plant, which can cause itchiness when in contact […]
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4 Quality Education

Crowds guaranteed to cackle as acting students dazzle in debut production

Griffith's Bachelor of Acting students debut show to glowing reviews from the prolific Australian playwright.
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Summer Scholarship Program

Taring Padi x CAIA Puppet Making Workshop

Recently, several Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art (CAIA) students from Queensland College of Art and Design (QCAD) participated in a cardboard puppet making workshop with four members of Taring Padi, Bayu, Bebe, Fitri and Vera.           We began with a discussion, learning about some of the history of why Taring Padi make […]
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10 Reduced Inequalities

Griffith celebrates investment in women on International Women’s Day 2024

Griffith celebrates International Women's Day recognising the diversity of women, their experiences and achievements.
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4 Quality Education

Transforming early learning through curiosity and interest

The key to boosting a child’s cognitive and emotional development lies in promoting an active interest in topics or activities, Griffith University researchers have found.
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4 Quality Education

Excelling in Education

Griffith University has again had its commitment to teaching excellence acknowledged, collecting three Australian Awards for University Teaching at this year’s ceremony.
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4 Quality Education

A tale as old as time in Brisbane

Be the guest of QCGU alumni Shubshri Kandiah and Jackson Head as Disney’s Beauty and the Beast comes to Brisbane.
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10 Reduced Inequalities

Griffith pros and QAS paramedics meet in Mongolia to elevate emergency care

Gold Coast paramedics have united with ambulance staff in Mongolia as part of Griffith's ongoing efforts to elevate emergency medical services (EMS) and disaster capacity.
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Alumni

Griffith PVC and AEL Director awarded with 2024 Australia Day Honours

A senior Griffith University executive and noted scientist and a distinguished education leader are among the many honoured in the 2024 Australia Day Honours List. Professor Neal Menzies, Pro Vice Chancellor (Sciences) and Professor Donna Pendergast (AEL) have been acknowledged with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) award. Professor Menzies, who moved to […]
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3 Good Health and Well Being

EPIC Strategy for Better Education

Student learning and wellbeing is maximised when parents and teachers work cohesively together, a landmark study has found. Griffith University researchers Dr Linda Willis and Professor Beryl Exley from the School of Education and Professional Studies collaborated with Independent Schools Queensland and the Queensland Independent School Parents Network to complete the three-year project where parents […]
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Corporate

Griffith Honours College students awarded New Colombo Plan Scholarships

Six Griffith University students are headed on an overseas adventure after being awarded scholarships to work and study internationally.
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3 Good Health and Well Being

Acting Like Everything’s OK

A comprehensive survey has been launched by Griffith University researchers to assess the state of mental health in workers across the film and television industry. 
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11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Summit leaders accelerate climate action for 2030 targets

Summit unites leaders to build capacity and accelerate climate action in Australia.
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10 Reduced Inequalities

Next Stop, Griffith University Gold Coast

Griffith University’s Film School has extended its partnership with Bus Stop Films to deliver an Accessible Films Studies program at the university’s Gold Coast campus.
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