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Research concentrations

Sean Pickersgill, HouseResearch in the School of Art, Architecture and Design encompasses visual art, craft, architecture and design. Priority areas include but are not limited to the following research concentrations (represented by research centres and groups).

Find out more about research in the School of Art, Architecture and Design


History and theory

Postmodernism, critical theory and postcolonial studies; art history, European, trans-Atlantic and Australian modernist and postmodernist art history; contemporary art theory - Asia-Pacific region; contemporary craft history and theory; feminist studies in visual art; gender theory; cross-cultural and Indigenous art and design theory:

Practice-led research

Contemporary studio practice - sculpture, painting, printmaking, ceramics, glass, textiles, photography, drawing, digital media; public art and design practice and criticism; experimental art and design:

Sustainable design

Sustainable construction for remote areas; environmental design and ecological sustainability; landscape architecture; design management and theory of product design; heritage and conservation:


For more information about research within the School of Art, Architecture and Design, please contact the Portfolio Leader Research Dr Kathleen Connellan (email Kathleen.Connellan@unisa.edu.au or phone +618 8302 0355).