Annemarie Murland is an independent artist – researcher and educator whose research interests focus on the primacy of studio practice as a research tool. Annemarie employs an interdisciplinary approach to her creative practice to examine migration and its side affects from a personal and global perspective.
Annemarie was employed as a sessional academic [2006-2014] at the University of Newcastle, Australia where she taught within the Fine Art Programme and supervised postgraduate students in both practice and theory.
Annemarie has been involved in local Arts Health initiatives and has collaborated in several creative research projects with Irish artist Kiera OToole. The collaboration was primarily concerned with the topic of migration and how cultural hierarchies affect the formation of identity structures. The artists employed experimental drawing strategies, material processes and performance that, within the context of contemporary fine art contributed to existing dialogues in this field of study.
Annemarie completed her Doctor of Philosophy Fine Art degree, practice and theory in 2009 at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Through an interdisciplinary and philosophic lens her practice-led research offered an alternate reading of the discordant relationships between the Scottish and Australian landscape as a locus of identity formation. Along with a formal exegesis, the creative component incorporated poetry, documentary photography, video and an exhibition of paintings and drawings as an installation. This cross-disciplinary approach proved particularly effective in providing a visually literate means to explore a personal migrant experience within a contemporary global context. Encouraging ways to express this interface has subsequently been a core concern of her teaching and research endeavours to date.