Phil Edwards explains that his research interests are only partly circumscribed by his formal studies. During his Masters he researched the possibility of an innate aesthetic that manifested itself in the casual assemblage of everyday objects. His PhD studies concerned themselves with an examination of the positioning of audio CDs in a Fine Art culture. Both these formal studies overlapped in the sense that within each was an examination of hybridity as it is expressed in the overlap between art informale and Fine Art.
Phil’s research focus and interests are in six themes: Children’s art/ outsider art and its relationship to formal painting; Fake poetry and Fine Art; Alchemy as a sleight of hand; Music brut; Temporality and Compression in Hybrid art forms; and Painting – Abstraction – Landscape
Maria Penne, DFA, “Visual examination of the mythologies and the corporeal identity of borderers occupying the border between Mexico and the United States of America”
PhD; MA (Fine Art);BA Hons (Fine Arts); M Ed St; B Ed (Env.Sci.); Dip.TEFL.
Exhibitions / Performances
2005 Eulogy for a Blowfly. Clubs Project,15 April
2005 Cairo - Bus Gallery Residency, April–May
2005 Lost Time is not Found Again - Conical Gallery, 4–24 October
2005 Almost Saturn – RMIT Project Space - collaboration with John Mckinnon. 1–16 September
2005 Bert Alphett – Bus Gallery. 10 September
2005 Edwards, P. (2005). On being Peripetatic in a Scholarly World. Paper presented Speculation and Innovation - Applying Practice-Led Research in the Creative Industries Conference, at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 30 March–1 April.
2005 Almost Saturn. Ancillary exhibition for VITAL SIGNS Conference, RMIT.
2005 Edwards, P. (2005, in process). Ballad of A Magpie Artist. In Thinking through Practice, (working titles). Melbourne: RMIT University Press.
2005 Edwards, P. (2005). Geelong Arts Alliance. UNMagazine, Issue 3, Autumn 2005.
- Edwards, P. (2019). U.B.G. In: Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) film festival. Launceston, Tasmania
- Edwards, P. (2017). Medusa In: Bayside Aquisitive Art Prize Melbourne, Australia
- Edwards, P.,Dellafiora, D. (2017). Museum of Lost Public Notices In: Museum of Lost Public Notices Melbourne, Australia
- Edwards, P. (2017). Template for Ancient Waters Alter-piece In: A Joke without laughter Melbourne, Australia
- Edwards, P. (2016). Tropical Visions 1 In: Mission to Seafarers Victoria Maritime Art Prize 2016 Melbourne, Australia
- Edwards, P. (2016). Museum of International Connectivity In: Museum of International Connectivity Melbourne, Australia
- Edwards, P. (2016). Curated exhibition -"Grazing the 700's" plus "Thug" - Painting in "Referencing Artists" exhibition In: 700's Arts Festival Melbourne, Australia
- Edwards, P. (2015). Vanitas Drawing In: Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize Sydney, Australia
- Edwards, P. (2015). The Authentic More In: Darebin Art Prize Melbourne Australia
- Edwards, P. (2015). Greetings From Glenroy In: Gathering Glenroy Melbourne Australia
1 PhD Current Supervisions7 PhD Completions and 2 Masters by Research Completions