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ARC Special Research Initative Award: A/Professor Janice Rieger

Associate Professor Janice Rieger, Associate Professor Bree Hadley and Associate Professor Michael Whelan.

Title image: Vis-ability: Artworks from the QUT Art Collection. Photo: Carl Warner

Congratulations to QUT Centre for Justice member A/Prof Janice Rieger on some high impact success this week.

Janice is part of a team led by A/Prof Bree Hadley and including A/Prof Michael Whelan, that received an ARC Special Research Initiative (SRI) Award of $227,131 to create the first archive looking at disability arts in Australia. The research team hopes this curated record capturing a half century’s worth of work will show students, industry, and society at large how impactful this body of work has been, is, and can be if artists are offered greater opportunities in the mainstream in the future. More information here Р

At the recent AMAGA – Australian Museum and Gallery Association National Awards Janice, with QUT Art Museum, won a Museum and Galleries National (MAGNA) Award. She led a team of 35 researchers in the design of an award-winning inclusive exhibition. More information here –

Well done and congratulations Janice on this recognition of your important work!


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