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Dr Carole Wilson

Senior Lecturer,
Honours and Research Degrees Coordinator
Creative arts
Location: Camp Street Campus

Dr Carole Wilson is the coordinator of honours and higher degrees by research in creative arts at Federation University Australia. Contact her to discuss your research ideas and potential supervisors at the Arts Academy Ballarat and Gippsland.

Dr Wilson studied at the Canberra School of Art and Philip Institute of Technology (now RMIT, Melbourne), and completed a PhD at the University of Ballarat (now Federation University) in 2001. Her original training was in printmaking and was a co-founder of Jillposters, the feminist poster group (1983). She has held regular solo exhibitions and participated in curated exhibitions nationally and internationally. Dr Wilson’s recent artworks use discarded and salvaged materials such as floral carpets, maps and atlases to create works which engage with aspects of botany, garden history, travel and historical ornament. She is represented in many public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Powerhouse Museum, State Library of Victoria and regional and university galleries. Her posters are in museum collections in Finland, the Czech Republic, Russia and Poland.

Carole was a member of the investigatory team led by Professor Barb Bolt (University of Melbourne) on the iDARE project: Developing New Approaches to Ethics and Research Integrity Training Through Challenges Posed by Creative Practice Research. This was awarded by the Office for Learning and Teaching (Innovation & Development) 2015-17.

Research areas and supervision

Practice-led research in the visual arts, particularly printmaking, painting, works on paper, textiles.

Carole supervises across a wide area of research at Honours, Masters and PhD levels. She is an experienced examiner of Higher Degrees by Research and is Deputy Chair of the University Research and Higher Degrees Committee. Carole is on the Art Gallery of Ballarat Board of Directors, the she is a member of the Federation University research group, Artful Engagements with Place.