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Dr George Karpathakis

Honorary Lecturer

Staff Member Details

George is an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Arts and Humanities.


  • Post Grad Dip Comm Specialisation Media & Cultural Studies, Edith Cowan University.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Western Australian Institute of Technology.
  • Bachelor of Arts - Film and Television - Major in Directing, Australian Film, Television and Radio School, 1985.
  • Diploma of Teaching, Western Australian Secondary Teachers College, 1974.

Research Outputs

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Karpathakis, G., Pryor, G. (2019). Gregory Prior - The Yilgarn Lacunae. George Karpathakis.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Karpathakis, G. (2017). Greg Pryor: The Yilgarn Chronicles screened with Gregory Pryor: Looking Glass exhibition at Art Gallery of Western Australia. George Karpathakis.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Karpathakis, G. (2016). Pilbara Rock Pickers. Spectrum Project Space.
  • Karpathakis, G. (2016). Rock Stories: the discourse of rocks and rock collecting An installation consisting of a video and a collection of rocks: found, bought or gifted.. Spectrum Project Space.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Karpathakis, G. (2014). Winter. Perth Centre For Photography.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Karpathakis, G. (2013). Contenders. Cultural Centre Screen, James St Amphitheatre, Perth Cultural Centre.
  • Karpathakis, G. (2013). Fostering Together: Biological children of foster carers speak out.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Karpathakis, G. (2012). Kangaroo couple in the bush. Textiles: The art of mankind.

Conference Publications

  • Karpathakis, G. (2009). Creative practice as a research tool: benefits and pitfalls. The Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association (ASPERA) 2009 Conference Papers (8p.). Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Karpathakis, G. (2009). Nalda Searles: A Stitching of Words: Interpretations of making and making do. John Curtin Gallery followed by others.

Journal Articles

  • Karpathakis, G. (2002). Rocks in their heads: The 'landscape and you' experience. Transformations: Region, Culture, Society, 5,

Research Projects

  • Miners and Dealers: An Ethnographic Study of An International Trade, Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2013, 2013 ‑ 2014, $14,779.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Vessels for the devil: Exploring the rhetoric of the monstrous-feminine in graphic culture

Adjunct Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The junksaw puzzzle: A documentary film examining anthropocosmic and anthropocentric responses towards the illegal dumping of waste and the environment

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Tasha: A practice-based problematisation of Australian comedy cinema's representation of gender, family and nationhood
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Broken. A film -and- The making of Broken: A manifesto for a democratised cinema. An exegesis
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Film as fairy tale.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The beloved. A documentary film on the history and aftermath of fremantle's rajneesh sannyasin community -and- hidden realities: Transcendental structures in documentary film. an exegesis

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Chinese diaspora and Western Australian nature (Perth region): A study of material engagement with the natural world in diasporic culture
  • Doctor of Philosophy, On fate and fatalism: Photography and fatal theories

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Caught in the frame: A critical analysis of Australian media representations of the israeli-palestinian conflict 2014–2015
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The rise of regionalisation in the asian television industry: A case study of trendy drama 2000-2012
  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts), The composer as bricoleur: Notions of contemporary opera in the genesis of a short film
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