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The Brisbane Consortium for the Visual Arts (BCVA) facilitates scholarly collaboration between the art history-theory programs of Griffith University (GU), Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the University of Queensland (UQ) working in conjunction with the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA).

The BCVA’s key areas of focus include: contemporary Asian art; art of the Asia-Pacific; Australian and Australian Indigenous art; the global contemporary; curatorial education and training; new approaches to art history and theory.

The BCVA is now offering three PhD scholarships for research in the visual arts in these key areas. Projects addressing art-historical research outside these areas will also be considered if a sufficiently strong case is made.

Successful applicants will be based at one of the three member Universities of the Consortium. Applicants should consider fields of research that correspond to the expertise and interests of BCVA members (see websites below). There is also the opportunity to link your research to the QAGOMA collection and/or exhibition program.

Applications are made to an individual university. Each scholarship provides a living allowance of approximately AUD $26,288 per annum.

Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a Bachelors degree with First Class Honours or equivalent and be intending to enrol full-time in an approved doctoral program. Successful applicants will begin their candidature in 2016.

Applications open 30 May 2016 and close 30 August 2016.

Full details on the scholarships, application forms and information on BCVA members can be found at the following university websites:

GU Scholarships

GU Fine Art (see Art Theory staff)

UQ Scholarships

QUT Scholarships

QUT Creative Industries and Visual Arts

For further information, contact the following BCVA member for the University you are applying to:

GU                  Dr Rosemary Hawker – r.hawker@griffith.edu.au

UQ                  Associate Professor Sally Butler – sallybutler@uq.edu.au

QUT                Professor Andrew McNamara – a.mcnamara@qut.edu.au