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Researcher: Watt, YM (Dr Yvette Watt)

Fields of Research

Fine arts
Bioethics
Performance art
Visual cultures
Photography, video and lens-based practice
Crafts
Ecocriticism
Art criticism
Cultural theory
Gender relations
Communication and media studies
Art history, theory and criticism
Culture, representation and identity
Cultural and creative industries

Research Objectives

The creative arts
Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
Environmental ethics
Recreation and leisure activities (excl. sport and exercise)
Other culture and society
Other education and training
Gender and sexualities
Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies
Bioethics
The performing arts
Expanding knowledge in human society
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Teacher and instructor development

Career Best Publications

Duck Lake project: art meets activism in an anti-hide, anti-bloke, antidote to duck shooting; Animaladies: gender, animals, and madness
Animal Factories; The Art of The Animal
Animal Factories: Exposing Sites of Capture; Captured: The Animal within Culture
Down on the Farm: Why do Artists Avoid ‘Farm’ Animals as Subject Matter?; Meat Culture
Should we eat our research subjects? Advocacy and animal studies; Animal Studies Journal

Research Publications

'Pussy panic' and glass elevators: how gender is shaping the field of animal studies; Australian Feminist Studies
Duck Lake project: art meets activism in an anti-hide, anti-bloke, antidote to duck shooting; Animaladies: gender, animals, and madness
Alternative Points of View
Anger over animals in art: interview with Graeme Watson
Animal Factories
Animal Factories; The Art of The Animal
Animal Factories and Anti-Duck Shooting: negotiating academia as an activist artist; New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies conference
Animal Factories and Anti-Duck Shooting: negotiating academia as an activist artist; Beyond the Human: Feminism and the Animal Turn Symposium
Animal Factories: a visual investigation into the hidden lives of animals in industrial agriculture; Animal Death Symposium
Animal Factories: Exposing Sites of Capture; Captured: The Animal within Culture
Animaladies Exhibition and Postcard Project
Animals, Art and Activism
animals, people - a shared environment... (co-curated with Jo Diball & Ross Woodrow)
Art and Animal Advocacy: the artist as activist; 5th Biennial Conference of the Australian Animal Studies Group
Art, Animals and Ethics
Artists and Animals: A Survey; Minding Animals 3
Artists, Animals and Ethics; Antennae
Beastly
Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human-Animal Relations; Ashgate
Down on the Farm: Why do Artists Avoid ‘Farm’ Animals as Subject Matter?; Meat Culture
Duck Lake Redux
Eating the Problem; Eco Noir: A Companion for Precarious Times
Food for Thought (sheep, pig, bull)
Food for Thought; a visual investigation of the nature-culture dichotomy as manifested in `farm¿ animals
Framed: Vegan Artists for Animal Rights - Annie Potts talks to Yvette Watt
Georgette Leah Burns and Mandy Paterson eds. Engaging with Animals: Interpretations of a Shared Existence
Hermann Nitsch and Dark MOFO: interview with Ryk Goddard
Hermann Nitsch in Dark Mofo: radio dispatch
La Boca del Witz
Luck of the Draw
Making Animals Matter: Why the Art World Needs to Rethink the Representation of Animals; Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human-Animal Relations
OktoLab19
Reconstructing the Animal
Reconstructing the Animal – contemporary artists interrogating human-animal relationships; 4th Biennial Australian Animal Studies Group Conference
same-difference
Sexual Politics of Meat Exhibition
Shadowlands
Should we eat our research subjects? Advocacy and animal studies; Animal Studies Journal
Speak of the Devil
Survey: Current art and design research and practice within Australian tertiary art and design schools; Survey: Current art and design research and practice within Australian tertiary art and design schools
Tainted love: the trials and tribulations of a career in animal studies; Society and Animals
Tales from the dark side
The Butterfly Effect: Not For Legal Tender
The Eyes Have It: Cow, Pig, Sheep, Chicken: Group Action 6
The French Connection
The Full Madness (Rorschach's Farm): Seeing Double
Untitled
Untitled (From the Animal Factories series)
Untitled: Group Action 7
Unwilling Servants: Are You Being Served?
When Is It Okay to Use Animals in Art?
Wings of Desire
works exhibited in Marcher Sur Les Pelouses
Works exhibited in Minding Animals

Research Projects

Animal Factories: A Visual Investigation into the Hidden Lives of Animals in Industrial Agriculture; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Art, Artists and Activism in Tasmania: A Moral Imperative; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Octopus Aesthetics: a multi-armed investigation of a curious animal; Universities Australia / Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) (UADAAD)
Okto-Lab: a gallery of octopus aesthetics; Regional Arts Australia (RAA)
OktoLab 19; Australia Council for the Arts (ACA)
The Pet Project - Covid companions; Regional Arts Australia (RAA)

Research Candidate Supervision

Autobiographical Narrative and the Fictional Self in Contemporary Visual Art
Familiar Ground- Contemporary Expressions of the Connections between Psychological Locales
Islands of Self and Other- Personal Geographies of Place through the Hand Drawn.