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Mr

Robert Walton

Lecturer In Theatre (Acting)
Contemporary Practices
Performance
Actor Training
immersive performance
Art
Performance Making
Installation
intimate performance
site specific performance
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Mr

Robert Walton

 
Division
Fine Arts And Music
 
Primary Interest
Drama
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Mr

Robert Walton

 

Robert Walton is “an original and talented thinker and theatre maker” (The Times, UK), who has created, directed and devised over 30 shows. His work spans theatre, installation, writing and media art.

A creative trailblazer, Robert has been credited with creating “the world’s first piece of iPad theatre” (The Independent, UK) and has toured his work in the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.

Since relocating to Australia in 2011, he has continued to push creative boundaries and develop new and innovative collaborations and partnerships. Robert co-curated the season of Australian dance and performance works for Culture 2014, The XXth Commonwealth Games Glasgow to wide critical acclaim. In association with Arts House, Robert initiated In Your Hands, a three-year project with four teams of artists and app developers creating new hybrid art works exploring the potential of theatre on mobile devices in public space. With funding from the Australia Council for the Arts Robert co-created Vanitas, an artwork app for smartphones and cemeteries, which forms part of his ongoing research into ‘ubiquitous theatres’ at The University of Melbourne.

Robert trained as a theatre maker at Dartington College of Arts (England) and as a technologist in The University of Glasgow’s Master of Science in Information Technology (Software and Systems) programme. From 2004-2011 Robert was the Lead Programmer for New Work Network (UK), creating the world’s first social networking site for artists.

Robert co-founded and was the co-artistic director of two theatre companies in Glasgow, Reader Performance Group and Fish & Game. In Higher Education he has held the leadership roles of Associate Head of Performance and Programme Leader BA Contemporary Performance Practice at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and Head of Theatre and Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.

Robert uses his platform as an academic and artist to explore creative partnerships as pathways for the shared creation and dissemination of knowledge, enabling alternative conversations and creative solutions for the grand challenges and wicked problems of our times.

http://robertwalton.net

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 11 most recent scholarly works by Robert Walton.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

The Webby Award - Nomination - Art & Experimental Mobile Sites & Apps

International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences

2018

Feasibility Study Funding - Child of Now - Arts Centre Melbourne

City of Melbourne

2018

PVI Collective and Blast Theory International Residency

Australia Council For The Arts

2018

Excellence in Teaching Award 2018 - Victorian College of Arts

Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

2015

Positive Champion Award - Received on behalf of The Victorian College of the Arts

Living Positive Victoria

2015

Regional Training and Engagement Fund - FRISK: Festival of New Work (Natimuk)

Creative Victoria and The Victorian College of the Arts

2015

Dean's Discretionary Fund - Delegation of students & staff to attend UNESCO International Theatre Institute Asia-Pacific Bureau of Drama Schools

University of Melbourne

2014

Regional Training and Engagement Fund - FRISK: Festival of New Work (Natimuk and Benalla)

Creative Victoria and The Victorian College of the Arts

2014

Digital Theatre Fund with Arts House Melbourne

Australia Council For The Arts

2014

Special Project Funding - ENUF is Enough project in collaboration with Living Positive Victoria

VCA Foundation Board

2013

Regional Training and Engagement Fund - ‘Three Performances of Community’ project in partnership with Centre for Cultural Partnerships

Creative Victoria and The Victorian College of the Arts

2012

Conference and Creative Research Activity Fund

University of Melbourne

2011

Made in Scotland - Curated Edinburgh Festivals Showcase Fund

Creative Scotland

2008

National Touring Fund

Scottish Arts Council

2006

Seed Funding

Scottish Arts Council

2006

SURGE! Commission

Tramway, Glasgow

2005

Creative Lab Residency 2005 (year long)

Centre for Contemporary Art

2004

Creative Lab Residency 2004 (year long)

Centre for Contemporary Art

2003

Dark Lights Commission

Tramway, Glasgow

2011

FHEA - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Lecturer In Theatre (Acting)

Victorian College Of The Arts

Artisitic Council Member

St Martin's Youth Art Centre, Melbourne

Curator, Hot: New Dance And Performance From Australia

Culture 2014 for The XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow

Selection Committee For Kickstart Programme And Next Wave Festival Representing Theatre And Performance

Next Wave Curatorial Committee

Fellow

Higher Education Academy

Co-Founder And Artistic Director

Fish & Game

Co-Founder And Artistic Director

Reader Performance Group

Education


Teaching and Learning in Higher Arts Education

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Master of Science Information Technology

The University of Glasgow

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Theatre

Dartington College of Arts