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Dr. Ashley Holmes

BFA, PhD Visual Arts (Major Studio Project) UniSA
Senior Lecturer Digital Media
School of Education and the Arts
LEAP Centre (Learning, Equity, Access and Participation)
(07) 4940 7592
(61) 409 893 296 Mobile Phone
Mackay Ooralea
Blg 22 - G:06
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About Me

Dr Ashley Holmes has award-winning teaching skills. He has management and administrative experience in a regional university context. This follows a successful twenty five-year business career as a creative industry producer and company director. He is an awarded designer, widely-published photographer and more recently he has gained international recognition as a new media digital artist. Ashley has established an innovative research and publication profile. He teaches into the Bachelor of Digital Media at CQUniversity Ooralea campus.


Co-recipient: 2004 Vice Chancellor's award for Quality Teaching
Co-recipient: 2004 Dean's Award for Quality Teaching
Co-recipient: 2018 Opal Award for Engaged Education and Training
Recipient: 2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Learning and Teaching (Tier 2)

Professional Experience

Graduate Research Coordinator: Creative and Performing Arts / Mackay Campus 2012 - 2013
Head of Program: Bachelor of Multimedia Studies Dec 2008 - March 2012
Academic representative, Faculty Arts, Business, Informatics and Education, Academic Board of CQUniversity Australia, 2011 - 2012
Campus Academic Manager Mackay, Faculty Arts, Business, Informatics and Education (acting) Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
Sub Dean, Mackay Campus, Faculty of Informatics & Communication, 2003 - 2006
Deputy Head of School, Contemporary Communication, 2002 - 2006
Member CQU Academic Board, Regional Academic Representative (elected position), 2004 - 2005

Professional Memberships

National Association for the Visual Arts 


Transformations Journal editorial board member

Consultancy Work

Mackay Base Hospital Redevelopment: Public art design consultancy curated by Brecknock Consulting 2010 - 2011.

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Specialist Studies in Education
  • Visual Arts and Crafts
  • Film, Television and Digital Media

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests

Curriculum and Pedagogy - Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy

Philosophy And Religious Studies

History and Philosophy of Specific Fields - History and Philosophy of Specific Fields not elsewhere classified

Studies In Creative Arts And Writing

Art Theory and Criticism - Visual Cultures

Studies In Creative Arts And Writing

Film, Television and Digital Media - Electronic Media Art

Studies In Creative Arts And Writing

Visual Arts and Crafts - Lens-based Practice

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