The Griffith Creative Arts Room is an interactive space presented by Griffith University as part of its pre-festival programme line-up. The Arts, Education and Law Group at Griffith University, one of the best Creative Arts schools in Australia* and within the Top 50 Performing Arts Universities in the World^, will present an engaging interactive adventure including an immersive installation showcasing the intersection of creativity, technology and the human experience. The installation structure mimics natural forms translated into a digital aesthetic.
If you are interested in creative writing, games, 3D printing and design, creativity and the brain, film making, photojournalism or virtual reality, or simply wish to experience a clarinet or a cello up close, come and meet the Griffith Creative Team over the opening weekend.
Experience installations and exhibitions from the Queensland College of Art, the Griffith Film School, the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, and the School of Education and Professional Studies.
It will also include the exhibition Cambodia: Witness to Change, an eight-year retrospective exhibition that highlights the ongoing documentary study of Cambodia by students of the Bachelor of Photography at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. Click here to learn more.
On Saturday 4 August, George Town Festival Director Mr Joe Sidek will host the Grand Opening at 10:00am together with Professor Paul Mazerolle, Pro Vice Chancellor, Arts, Education and Law Group, Griffith University, officially inaugurating this exciting showcase for students and public alike.
The Griffith Creative Arts Room will be running for the duration of the festival with specially selected activities taking place as part of the opening weekend.
Ensemble Q: Workshops and Masterclasses - for musicians of all ages and levels.
Weds 1 Aug, time to be determined. Click here to learn more (please note this event has now finished).
Ensemble Q: Performance - taking place at the Eastern & Oriental (E&O) Hotel.
Fri 3 Aug, 8:00pm. Click here to learn more (please note this event has now finished).
Griffith Creative Arts Room Grand Opening - including music performances, introductions to artists, giveaways, and more.
Sat 4 Aug, 10:00am - 11:00am. Free to attend (please note this event has now finished).
Cambodia - Witness to Change - Cambodia in-field documentary study programme.
Sat 4 Aug - Sun 2 Sep, 10:00am - 5:00pm (weekends only). Click here to learn more.
Film Exhibition, Virtual Reality Installations and Activities - presented by the Griffith Film School.
Sat 4 Aug - Sun 2 Sep, 10:30am - 5:00pm (weekends only). Click here to learn more.
Poetry Slam - Calling all poets! Come and test your rhymes and rhythms against some of Griffith’s finest versifiers.
Sat 4 Aug, 11:00am - 12:30pm; Sun 5 Aug, 2:00pm - 3:30pm. Click here for more information (please note this event has now finished).
JALAN-JALAN Film Screenings - the Griffith Film School presents specially selected films including works that combine the latest techniques of VR, motion capture, 3D animation, and live-action camera-work.
Sun 5 Aug - Sun 2 Sep, 5:00pm & 8:00pm (weekends only). Click here to learn more.
The Power of Documentary Storytelling in Amplifying the Stories and Voices of Marginalised People - a talk by Dr Heather Faulkner, Program Director of the Bachelor of Photography, QCA, Griffith University.
Sat 4 & Sun 5 Aug, 1:30pm - 2:00pm. Free to attend (please note this event has now finished).
A Guide to Audition Techniques - music performances and a talk.
Sat 4 Aug, 3:00pm - 4:00pm. Free to attend (please note this event has now finished).
Art, Design and Innovation Talks - career discussions for students interesting in pursuing a career in art and design. Families welcome.
Sat 4 Aug, 4:00pm - 5:00pm; Sun 5 Aug, 10:30am - 11:30am & 3:00pm - 4:00pm. Free to attend (please note this event has now finished).
Dry River Run: Music Performance and Talk
Professor Stephen Emmerson in discussion with Composer Paul Dean about his upcoming opera Dry River Run - with its world premiere in Brisbane, 1 September 2018.
Sun 5 Aug, 11:30am - 12:30pm. Please note this event has now finished.
Why Study in Australia? - a Q&A with Associate Professor Sven Schottmann, Director, Internationalisation, Arts, Education and Law Group.
Sat 18 & Sun 19 Aug, 10:00am - 11:00am. Click here to register for free.
Future-Proofing Your Career - a talk by Associate Professor Sven Schottmann, Director, Internationalisation, Arts, Education and Law Group.
Sat 18 & Sun 19 Aug, 2:00pm - 3:00pm. Click here to register for free.
Did You Ever Want to Run Away and Join the Circus? - George Town Festival Director Joe Sidek in conversation with Professor Ruth Bereson - 'Leading the Arts in Southeast Asia'.
Sat 25 Aug, 11:00am - 12:00pm. Click here to register for free.
Tricks of the Trade: Working with 3D Printing - a workshop for Art & Design teachers and Guidance Counsellors.
Sat 4 Aug, 11:00am - 12:00pm. Please note this event has now finished.
Poetry Masterclass - a masterclass led by award-winning poet Dr Anthony Lawrence, one of Australia's leading poets.
Sat 4 Aug, 12:30pm - 1:30pm. Please note this event has now finished.
Creativity, Neuroscience and Learning - a workshop for teachers.
Sat 4 Aug, 2:00pm - 3:00pm. Please note this event has now finished.
Turnaround: Preparing Your Project for International Markets- Ben Gibson
Sat 11 Aug & Sun 12 Aug, 10:00am - 6:00pm. Free to attend
Be(com)ing a Filmmaker in South-East Asia - Nico Meissner
Sat 18 Aug, 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Free to attend
Games Design in Virtual Reality, An Introduction - Gordon Moyes
Sat 25 Aug, 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Free to attend
Window Into the Puppet’s Soul: Utilising Digital Compositing Processes to Enhance Stop-Motion Animation - Michael Linhart
Sat 1 Sep, 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Free to attend
The Griffith Creative Arts Room is part of the pre-festival Griffith University activities, which includes Regionally Speaking, a project that brings together arts practitioners from ASEAN to deepen their regional understanding and strengthen their collective voice as cultural advocates and leaders across the region, and ASEAN + Australia: Strengthening Soft Power and Partnerships - a Diplomacy Roundtable convened by Griffith Asia Institute.
Learn more about Griffith Creative Arts Room activities:
* 2017 Uni Reviews Rankings
^ 2018 QS World University Ranking by subject
Photo: 3D printed dress, designed by Dr. Sam Canning