CAST Contemporary Art and Social Transformation is a research group based in the School of Art at RMIT University.
CAST produces art research that critically engages with environmental, social and public spheres with a particular interest in how artistic practices intersect with issues of equity, access and democracy. CAST is a hub for critical thinking, collaboration and the exchange of ideas, knowledge dissemination, practice-led artistic research and socially-engaged art practice. CAST engages on local and international levels by collaborating with practitioners, communities, industry, and government partners.
Internal Advisory Group
Marnie Badham Leader, CAST research group (acting), Senior Research Fellow
Grace McQuilten Leader, CAST research group (maternity leave), Senior Lecturer
Thao NguyenCAST Coordinator
Daniel Palmer Associate Dean of Research and Innovation, School of Art
Fiona Hillary Program Manager, Masters of Art, Art in Public Space
Andy TetzlaffCoordinator, RMIT Art Intersect
Tammy Wong Lecturer, Arts Management Kelly Hussey-SmithLecturer, Photography Alison Bennett Program Manager, Master of Art (Photography)
External Advisory Group
Andy Miller General Manager Multicultural Arts Victoria
Angharad Wynne-JonesHead of Creative Engagement, Arts Centre
Esther AnatolitisConsultant, advocate, and writer
Ralph HorneDeputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation for the College of Design and Social Context,
Vicki Couzens VC Indigenous Research FellowOwen CravenSenior Curator, Urban Art Projects Larissa Hjorth Director, Design & Creative Practice, Enabling Capability Platform