The devil's triangle: An academic perspective on the relationship between creative, industrial and educational partners through the activities of Open Bite Australia print workshop
Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
School of Communications and Arts / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications
This paper outlines some of the activities of “Open Bite Australia”, a print workshop established in 1997 within the print media studio of the School of Visual Arts Edith Cowan University. The workshop offers a sympathetic and responsible relationship between artist printer and agent, in light of a history of exploitation of Australian indigenous artists particularly in the areas of reproduction and copyright. Within a teaching and learning context, the workshop acts as a catalyst for a number of teaching and research related activities that support and supplement the academic programs to which they are aligned. The workshop therefore combines educational, commercial and professional activities through partnerships that bring together artists, students and professional arts administrators. Its broader ambition is to promote arts practice for students within a cross cultural and cross disciplinary context.