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Open Bite Australia

Founded and directed by Professor Clive Barstow in 1998, this research arm of CVAR aims to illuminate print making and print media as methods of attaining knowledge through praxis.

The Open Bite Australia print workshop was established in 1998 to facilitate the production of fine art prints through artistic collaborations between students and international artists.

The workshop also developed a research arm in conjunction with the University of Maine, in which non-toxic ink technologies were developed for use in the remote desert regions of Western Australia. This research opened up a residency program within the School of Communications and Arts where Indigenous artists worked alongside students in an active cross-cultural learning environment.

Since 1998, Open Bite has hosted over 70 artists from Australia and overseas, involving a number of industry partnerships and academic collaborations.

Since 2004, Open Bite has also represented the oceanic region within the on-line learning environment for Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, in which Aboriginal issues are a focus of its global studies curriculum.

The workshop integrates education, creative research and industry collaboration.


Professor Clive Barstow
Dr Paul Uhlmann

Engagement partners

Desert Designs WA
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Indigenart WA
The Jimmy Pike Trust
University of Maine

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