Culture and Community Researchers’ Network: February 2012

Creativity/Creative Risks
Presenters: Jim Chambliss, Can Epilepsy Enhance Creativity in Visual Art?
Nilgun Guven, critical reflections on practice led research as a performance, community and arts worker.

Creativity/Creative Risks
Venue: Founders Room, Elisabeth Murdoch Building, Victorian College of the Arts,
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank

Presenters: Jim Chambliss will present Can Epilepsy Enhance Creativity in Visual Art? based on his PhD research, and Nilgun Guven will share her critical reflections on practice led research as a performance, community and arts worker.
Discussion will be themed around questions of creativity, health, performance and visual art.

Jim Chambliss is a PhD candidate at The University Of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospital. He is currently doing research on the influence of human conditions, such as epilepsy and migraines, in art. His blog is sparksofcreativity.blogspot.com.au

Nilgun Guven is a theatre director, community artist, facilitator, project manager and performer. A practitioner in inclusive arts since 1999, Nilgun has worked with diverse communities, groups, organisations, health service providers, arts companies, and local government on arts projects inclusive of people with disabilities, acquired brain impairment; those who identify with the experience of mental illness, disadvantage and marginalisation.