ANAT National Referral Group

A National Referral Group, the composition of which reflects the interdisciplinary focus of ANAT, was established in the third quarter of 1988.The role of the National Referral Group is to provide a soft infrastructure for the organisation that contributes to its conceptual and philosophical base, as well as providing valuable new nodes in the network.

Individual National Referral Group members have been actively involved with various ANAT special projects and ongoing activities including:

• Representation of Australian in the First International Symposium on Electronic Art

• Participation and observation of the National Summer School in Computer Aided Design and Manufacture for artists

• Input into policy and planning

• Preliminary planning and discussion of curatorial proposals, including artists’ residencies

• Distribution of the ANAT Bulletin and other information

• Participation in national and international networking

• Involvement in preliminary planning stages of ANAT’s 1989 program and longer term projects, including the Third International Symposium on Electronic Art (TISEA)

It is intended that over the next year ANAT will meet with all members of the group to exchange information and ideas, and to discuss possible areas of interaction and joint projects with organisations and groups with which individual members are associated.

Examples of projects that may be developed through interaction with the National Referral Group in the near future include:

• A tripartite artist-in-residence program hosted by the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute (Vic), the National Science & Technology Centre (ACT), and the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (NSW)

• The production of a discussion paper(s) in conjunction with the Australian Research Council and the Australian Science & Technology Council

• The linking in with the “Creative Australia” project initiated by the Australia Council and the Commission for the Future

National Referral Group Members

Professor Don A. Aitken (ACT), Chair, Australian Research Council; Member, Australian Technology Council

Ms Virginia Barratt (QLD), Performance Artist; Board Member, Queensland Artworkers Alliance

Ms Margaret Coaldrake (NSW), Freelance Research & Management Consultant; Formerly Acting Director, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Ms Paula Dawson (NSW), Artist & Holographer; Lecturer, University of Technology, Sydney

Mr Michael Georgeff (VIC), Scientist; Director, Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute

Dr Jane Gilmore (VIC), Audio-Visual Designer/Producer; Consultant, Australia Council and the Commission for the Future

Dr Michael Gore (ACT), Director, National Science & Technology Centre; Founding Director, Questacon Centre

Mr Ross Harley (NSW), New Media Artist; Managing Editor, Art & Text

Dr Ken Hews-Taylor (NSW), Scientist; Program Manager, CSIRO Division of Applied Physics

Mr Ian Howard (NSW), Artist; Head, Arts Education, City Art Institute

Ms Jeanelle Hurst (QLD), New Media Artist;

Alistair Livingstone (WA), Designer/Co-ordinator, Perth Institute for Contemporary Art; Freelance Consultant

Mr Chris Mann (VIC), Artist, Composer and Writer

Ms Camilla Mowbray (NSW), Film-maker/Scriptwriter; Editor, Broadcast

Ms Sally Pryor (NSW), New Media Artist & Writer; Computer Programmer

Ms Lorna Tilley (ACT), Project Officer/Researcher, Australian Science & Technology Council

Ms Lyn Tune (NSW), Artist & Designer; Director, Lyn Tune Designs

Mr Gary Warner (NSW), New Media Artist; Program Manager (New Image Research), Australian Film Commission

Mr David Worrall (ACT), Composer & Musician; Senior Lecturer, Canberra School of Music

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