The Rogue Academy is a new art education research agency being facilitated by us, artist-researcher Fiona Lee and artist and educator Amanda Shone. It is based in the Geelong region of Victoria, Australia, but works nationally. The agency, and its series of programmes, is driven by our combined interest in social art practice and participatory public art.
The vision for The Rogue Academy is to develop a new participatory audience—a socially engaged public that will experience emerging art practices addressing wider contemporary issues in society. A new programme of social events will be developed in conjunction with art organisations, art institutions and hospitality and food enterprises over the next two years. The potential in these conversational events is to create generative and transformative outcomes for the participants and grow an appreciation of the more social and participatory forms of artistic engagement.
Fiona Lee is an artist and founder of The Rogue Academy a dialogical platform for social engagement that link conceptual forms of art with broader world issues. She is currently a sessional lecturer at Deakin Geelong and Burwood teaching across contemporary visual culture, public art and art education. In 2017 Lee was a curatorial researcher and a team member of the Deakin Public Art Commission working on the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Creative Strategy.
She curated 'Our Day Will Come', an alternative art school by Paul O’Neill (2011) for Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania (CAST), and co-curated with Pat Brassington, 'The Arresting Image' (2009) and facilitated 'The Plimsoll Inquiry' (2013-2015) for the Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania.
Lee completed a PhD that explored a new direction in her practice titled The Rogue Academy: Conversational Art Events as a Means of Institutional Critique in 2016.
Please contact The Rogue Academy if you would like to keep in touch and provide you with invitations to the events. Equally, if you would like to discuss your involvement in the events don't hesitate to contact us