My research is concerned with audience engagement and development practices in art galleries; in particular an exploration of the juncture between the theoretical and the practical, influenced by my work in gallery education. Other areas of interest include: cultural value, policy (and its relationship to practice), the politics and power of the institution, identity/identification, and, ways of knowing.
School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
Joanne's research is interested in the philosophical and methodological challenges of knowing and knowledge production in relation to visitor engagement with contemporary arts and heritage. Concurrent research concerns relate to the the epistemological and ontological groundings of current arts evaluation practices, as well as the notion of the aesthetic in relation to site-specific art.
Old Mining Building