Barbara Bolt

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Barbara Bolt is Associate Dean of Research at the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. She is a practising visual artist and art theorist who has written extensively on the visual arts and their relationship to new materialist thought. She has two monographs Art Beyond Representation: The Performative Power of the Image (I. B. Tauris, 2004) and Heidegger Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts (I. B. Tauris, 2011) and four co-edited books: Material Inventions: Applying Creative Arts Research (I. B.Tauris, 2014), Carnal Knowledge: Towards a ‘New Materialism’ through the Arts (I. B. Tauris, 2013), Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry (I. B.Tauris, 2007) and Sensorium: Aesthetics, Art, Life (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007). She is an inaugural board member of Studio Research, was elected to the executive of the Society of Artistic Research (2011-2013), is MC Observer to IS1307 COST Action New Materialisms, and is on the international reference group GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies. Website: