Hugh Davies


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  • Australian Network for Art and Technology and Monash University, Artist

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  • ISEA2019

    Hugh Davies is an artist, curator and postdoctoral research fellow at RMIT, Australia, exploring game cultures in the Asia Pacific region. Following recent fellowships at Tokyo Art and Space, M+, and the Hong Kong Design Trust, Hugh curated the Longitude Exhibition of Asia Pacific Games and Play in 2018. Previously he was senior lecturer within the Media: Screen + Sound program at La Trobe University and co-director of the Centre for Creative Arts. With extensive exhibitions and curation of game and play based art in Australia and abroad, Hugh has also operated as Board Chair of both the Australian Network for Art and Technology (2009 2011) and the Freeplay Independent Gaming Festival (2011 2014). Hugh remains on the Freeplay board of directors.

    ISEA2016

    Hugh is an interdisciplinary practitioner in the creative industries.His career experience encompasses Multiplatform Producer at the Australian Broadcasting Cooperation, Senior Lecturer in Media Arts at La Trobe University and Deputy Director of the Centre for Creative Arts. Over the last two decades, he has held teaching positions at RMIT, Monash University, Royal Danish Art Academy, UniSA, and the Adelaide Centre for the Arts.

    Hugh boasts an extensive research profile with work appearing in numerous high-ranking outlets including Digital Studies, Mobile Media & Communication, Communication + and The International Journal of Culture and Creative Industries. His writing on art and culture has appeared The Conversation, RealTime Magazine, Culture 360 and Unlikely.

    Awarded a PhD in Design, Art and Architecture from Monash University (2014) for his interrogation of gamification in transmedia games, Hugh also holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Melbourne University (2000), an Advanced Diploma in Multimedia Design from Copenhagen Technical Academy (2005).

    Exercising strategic leadership in arts management, Hugh has operated as Board Chair of both the Australian Network for Art and Technology (2009 – 2011) and the Freeplay Independent Gaming Festival (2011 – 2014). Hugh remains on the Freeplay Game Festival board of directors.

    With creative output spanning sculpture, installation, image and video production, games and participatory practice, Hugh’s works as an artist and game designer have been presented in Europe the Americas, and across the Asia-Pacific region.

    ISEA2011

    Hugh Davies is an artist, producer and is currently a PhD candidate in Media Philosophy at Monash University. He has presented and published papers on pervasive and alternate reality experiences and continues to research the uncertainty between reality and fiction in a range of immersive experiences. Hugh is the founder and Artistic Director of Analogue Art Map whose creative works have been widely exhibited internationally. Previously, Hugh has served as the Board Chair for the Australian Network for art and Technology, and worked as Regional Producer at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Television Multiplatform Division), where he won the Australian Teacher of Media Award for Best Digital Education Tool. Hugh continues to lecture at Monash and RMIT universities in Digital Media Arts and as a consultant with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Innovation Department.


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