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1:1 Mentoring Sessions with Professor Natalie King

Mentoring for early and mid-career creative practice scholars


Mentoring is an important part of the researcher’s journey. Research mentoring offers an opportunity for people to share professional and personal skills and experiences, and to grow and develop in the process. Mentoring is an important to developing communities of practice. It is centred around mutual trust and a willingness to learn and share. During our research journey, we can have many informal and formal mentors that help us to understand the various complexities of academic life and creative practice.

The Design & Creative Practice ECP is initiating 1:1 Mentoring Sessions with Professor Natalie King, curator, editor and finalist in 2018 AFR 100 Women of Influence. She was the curator of Tracey Moffatt: My Horizon at the 57th Venice Biennale 2017 and currently Series Editor for Thames & Hudson while working on projects in Japan and India.

Scholars such as Annemarie Mol use mentoring as a technique to focus upon embodied, lived experiences through the wayfaring process. Women’s leadership programs like Mentor Walks allow for reflection and self-assessment. 

We are calling for Expressions of Interest from early and mid-career creative practice scholars for a limited amount of places for 6 x 1-hour monthly sessions. This is a great opportunity to gain insights from one of Australia’s leading female curators and writers. 

The EOI will consist of the statement of no more than two paragraphs outlining why the applicant would like this mentoring opportunity, along with one-two paragraphs outlining the applicant’s creative practice.

Successful EOI applicants will then be given options about the length of mentoring possibilities and codes of conduct for mentoring processes.