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Researcher: Watt, YM (Dr Yvette Watt)

Fields of Research

Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Visual Cultures
Communication and Media Studies
Lens-based Practice
Art Theory and Criticism
Language, Communication and Culture
Performance and Installation Art

Research Objectives

The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Cultural Understanding
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture
Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Alternative Points of View
Animal Factories; The Art of The Animal
Animal Factories
Animal Factories and Anti-Duck Shooting: negotiating academia as an activist artist; Beyond the Human: Feminism and the Animal Turn Symposium
Animal Factories and Anti-Duck Shooting: negotiating academia as an activist artist; New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies conference
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
Considering Animals: Contemporary Case Studies in Human-Animal Relations; Ashgate
Down on the Farm: Why do Artists Avoid ‘Farm’ Animals as Subject Matter?; Meat Culture
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
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
Reconstructing the Animal
Reconstructing the Animal – contemporary artists interrogating human-animal relationships; 4th Biennial Australian Animal Studies Group Conference
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
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 (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)

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.