About The Rogue Academy
The Rogue Academy is an agency facilitated by us, artist-researcher Fiona Lee and artist and educator Amanda Shone, and is based in the Geelong region of Victoria, Australia, but works nationally and internationally.
The Rogue Academy discovers and promotes the social capacity of creative practice; it aim is to provide a new platform in the form of a ‘Community of Inquiry’ for keeping abreast of critical artistic practice in a thinking world. The Rogue Academy works by a number of basic principles of social equality including;
- Critical thinking
The agency, and its series of programmes, offers a new direction in art education research and is driven by our combined interest in social art practice and participatory public art. A new programme of services is currently being developed that will help educators, organisations, institutions and businesses to think alternatively through artistic creative practice. The potential in these programmes is to create generative and transformative outcomes for the participants and grow an appreciation of the more social and participatory forms of artistic engagement.
Amanda Shone works as an artist and arts educator. With a focus on participatory art, Amanda’s solo and collaborative practice is multi-disciplinary, based within sculptural installation. Interested in the idea that reality is contingent on the viewer, Amanda’s work explores the difference between actual experience and pre-conceived ideas.
Over the past 10 years Amanda has exhibited work and participated in residencies nationally and internationally, and was a board member of the artist run gallery Six_a ARI in Hobart. Amanda holds a Bachelor in Fine Art with Honours from the University of Tasmania, a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching (Art) from Victoria University and an Associate Diploma in Visual Arts from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
More information http://www.amandashone.com
Fiona Lee is an artist and founder of The Rogue Academy a dialogical platform for social engagement that links 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.
She 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.
More information on http://www.fionalee.com.au