Creative Arts & Human Flourishing

Creative Capability Showcase



Every hypothesis, every invention, every leap forward starts with the imagination. But when was the last time you upskilled your imaginative capacity?

This showcase event will introduce you to some of UQ’s professional imagineers—our internationally successful creative arts researchers—and give you hands-on practice in new ways to think about your research questions. Whether it’s future thinking, visual understanding, storytelling, or just thinking more open-endedly, this morning of imaginative inspiration will help you see your research afresh.


Event Details

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023

Time: 8:50am for 9am–12:45pm (morning tea and lunch will be provided)

Location: Nickson Room, Zelman Cowen Building (51), UQ St Lucia  (view map)

RSVP: For catering purposes, please RSVP by 17 November 2023


All UQ researchers are welcome to attend and we invite you to bring along a colleague or two to expand our network and multiply the fun! Event attendees will also go in a draw to win a hamper of creative works. We can't wait to see you all soon! 

Guest Speakers

Associate Professor Eve Klein
Eve Klein (music and technology) is an award-winning composer, singer, and sound artist. She leads VR/AR music research cluster, where she is guiding postgraduate composers on the creation of virtual reality and augmented reality concert works and opera.
Dr Helen Marshall
Helen Marshall (sci fi and future thinking) is an internationally significant author of speculative fiction having won both the World Fantasy Award and the British SF Award. She regularly works with Defence on foresight and futures thinking.
Isabella Baker
Isabella Baker (curation and visual thinking) is an assistant curator at the UQ Art Museum. She is a trained Visual Thinking Strategies Facilitator from Heide Museum, Melbourne and Brooklyn Museum, New York City.
Dr Emma Cole
Emma Cole (drama and immersion) is a dramaturg and performance studies scholar. She is an expert in experimental and immersive theatre, and is a recipient of a UKRI Innovation Fellowship for her work.
Professor Kim Wilkins
Kim Wilkins (characterisation and end users) is the author of more than 30 novels and is published in more than 20 languages. She is an expert on creativity and community, and leads the Faculty’s research in Creative Arts & Human Flourishing.
Associate Professor Fiona Foley
Fiona Foley (art and atonement) is a Butchulla woman and internationally renowned contemporary artist. She is an academic, cultural and community leader, whose practice encompasses painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, textiles, and installation.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. ― Albert Einstein