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Researcher: Perkins, KW (Mr Kevin Perkins)

Fields of Research

Design management
Interaction and experience design
Design history, theory and criticism
Other creative arts and writing
Crafts
History and theory of the built environment (excl. architecture)
Visual arts

Research Objectives

The creative arts
Other manufacturing
Wood, wood products and paper
Arts
Wood sawing and veneer
Work and labour market
Other construction
Timber materials
Reconstituted timber products
Conserving the historic environment
Civil construction design
Wholesale and retail trade

Career Best Publications

96 Pews to seat 800 people
Altar in Huon Pine for the Blessed Sacrement Chapel
Ambo book-rest and stem in huon pine and granite
Ambo in Huon Pine for the Blessed Sacrement Chapel
Presider's Chair in huon pine for the Blessed Sacrement Chapel

Research Publications

16 Pews to seat 100 people for the Blessed Sacrement Chapel
2 Credence tables in huon pine in St Patrick's Cathedral
3 Marian Schrine benches in huon pine for the Blessed Sacrement Chapel
96 Pews to seat 800 people
Altar in Huon Pine for the Blessed Sacrement Chapel
Ambo book-rest and stem in huon pine and granite
Ambo in Huon Pine for the Blessed Sacrement Chapel
Cathedral cushion in huon pine for St Patricks Cathedral
Chair in front of Cathedra in huon pine in St Patrick's Cathedral
Points of Diversity
Presider's Chair in huon pine for the Blessed Sacrement Chapel

Research Projects

Hunter Island: A Visual Investigation and Interpretation of the Precinct's Heritage Material Culture; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Tasmanian Forest Industry Package; Tasmanian Forest Research Council (TFRC)
The development of three-dimensional veneering in furniture.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
To develop methods of handling various sizes of turbulent wood grain material in the manufacture of pre-finished veneer core stock; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

Artefact
Eastern philosophy, nature and harmony- implications for product design
Furniture as Form- A Visual Investigation Through the Drawer
Lured to the surface
Platforms for Imagination- Interaction with Minimal Furniture Forms
Props for Social Discourse
Soft Space- contemplative spaces through the modulation of light and form
Stasis and Dynamism- Bench Seating Inspired by Liminal Space
The Beautiful, Durable and Mundane - Exploring Notions of Value in Craft and Design Practice, in the Context of Sustainability