Dr Greg Creek
Greg Creek is Senior lecturer and Studio Coordinator in Expanded Studio Practice at RMIT University, School of Art.
In 2013 Greg completed a PhD on relations between art and political cartooning.
He has held group and individual exhibitions in Australia, Asia, the U.K. and Europe including ‘6th Party Machine: Dog Whistlers’, Kunstraumarcade, Vienna (2016); ‘Greg Creek Desktop Drawings’, survey exhibition and commission, Shepparton Art Museum, Australia (2015); ‘Freehand: recent Australian drawing’, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2011); ‘The Enlightenments’ Edinburgh Festival Scottish National Galleries, Edinburgh (2009); ‘The Allegorical Imperative: Greg Creek’s Slow Homecoming’, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, (2003) and ‘Art & Land: Contemporary Australian Visions’, Asialink touring exhibition, Thailand, Philipines, Singapore, Vietnam, (2001-02).
His works use narrative, allegory and graphic satire to address the volatile relationship between the individual, the political body and social contexts.
Primary areas of research aligns with the School of Art Social research focus, examining correspondences between political cartooning and drawing-based practices in contemporary art with particular emphasis upon graphic language and the siting of political critique. Other creative research foci include Materiality and translation between object and image, form and information in space, figuration & anatomy, parallel media and collaboration & Technology practices. Scholarly research areas include Learning & Teaching, research through drawing, international student collaborative practices and peer to peer learning.
Awards and commissions include residencies in Austria (AIR Krems 2016), Edinburgh (Edinburgh International Festival 2008), London (VACB studio, 2001), Paris (Cité Internationale des Arts,1998), City of Melbourne Arts Grant (2006), City of Port Phillip Mural Commission (1999), The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (1996), AME Bale Traveling Scholarship award (1991), Australia Council Grants (2014, 1996, 1992) and an Arts Victoria Professional Development Grant (2001). He co-founded and co–ordinated Temple Studio, an artist-run gallery, studio and publishing initiative (1991-2000)