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Ms Justine McKnight

Senior Lecturer

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 9370 6838
Email: j.mcknight@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML5.115  

Justine is a Course Coordinator and Senior Lecturer (Fashion) within the School of Arts and Humanities.

Current teaching

Justine teaches first, second and third year units within the Fashion major as well and post graduate and independent study supervision.

Background

Justine is creative practitioner in the specialist field that occupies the nexus between fashion and the visual arts with a focus on sculptural, couture level garments for exhibition contexts. Her works have a strong focus on textiles process to which she applies methodologies of gathering, deconstructing and reworking physical and theoretical material to critically consider memory, history, trace and narrative through the form and associations of cloth and garment form.

Since 2010 she has worked on significant collaborative projects with Munich based artist, jeweller Helen Britton making integrated artworks that investigate cultural and historical exchange of materials over time and the gathering and reworking with materials to overlay new narratives about place and matter. A Culture and the Arts WA Creative Development Grant in 2018 supported the development of their current project COLLIDE with Justine undertaking a creative residency in Britton’s Munich Studio collective.

Justine’s artworks have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are held in the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Janet Holmes a’ Court and private collections.

Between 2014 and 2016 Justine co-coordinated the WA-Hyogo Banshu Fashion Textiles Program a WA government initiative, which provided WA Fashion graduates with valuable local and international industry and professional networking opportunities. In 2018 Justine secured a New Columbo Mobility Grant to take a group of 18 fashion students to Guangzhou, China for a study tour at Guangdong Bauyen University, where she has been working to internationalize the ECU fashion program.

Awards and recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2018 - School of Arts and Humanities Staff Award

Research areas and interests

  • sculptural and couture level garments for exhibition
  • form, function and context of garment
  • gathering, deconstructing and reworking physical and theoretical material to critically consider memory, history, trace and narrative through the form and associations of cloth and garment
  • cultural and historical exchange of materials over time

Qualifications

  • Masters of visual Art, Edith Cowan University.

Research Outputs

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • McKnight, J., Britton, H., Marr, M. (2014). Collide - a collaboration. Gallery Central, CIT, Perth.
  • McKnight, J. (2014). Fox (fur). Spectrum Project Space.
  • McKnight, J., Britton, H. (2014). Jewellery for T-Shirts (new work). Gallery Funaki, Melbourne.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • McKnight, J. (2013). Forming Desire. Spectrum Project Space.
  • McKnight, J. (2013). Yellow press. Art Gallery of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), China.
  • McKnight, J. (2013). Garments exhibited at A Still Familiar. Free Range Gallery, Perth.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • McKnight, J. (2012). Glint & Shiver. Mundaring Arts Centre.
  • McKnight, J., Britton, H., Marr, M. (2012). Awkward Beauty @ ANU. Australian National University School of Art Gallery.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • McKnight, J., Britton, H., Marr, M. (2011). Awkward Beauty. Midland Atelier.
  • McKnight, J., Britton, H. (2011). Schmuck fur T-Shirts. Galerie Spektrum, Munich, Germany.
  • McKnight, J., Fitzallen, C., Carter, J., Andree, D., Monks, J., Capone, J., Wolfgramm, L., Peake, N., Tubby, J., Frost, A. (2011). Crash by RHINOCEROS. Freerange Gallery, Wellington Street Perth, WA.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • McKnight, J. (2010). Where I was photographic series. Freerange Gallery, Perth WA.
  • McKnight, J., Britton, H. (2010). Stain series. FORM Gallery, Perth..

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • McKnight, J. (2005). Pour. The Bay Gallery & Craft Centre, Broome.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Arts by Research, A phenomenological investigation into the elevation of everyday: An embodied engagement through cloth and the quotidian moment

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Arts by Research, Peel, fondle, ogle. An exhibition. - and - unfixed parameters: A creative arts praxis investigation of the in-between conditions of the corporeal body. an exegesis.
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