ACUADS hosts an annual conference, showcasing peer-reviewed academic papers including those by postgraduate students, as well as innovations and updates from across the sector.

2021 ACUADS/ DDCA Conference

29 October – 29 October

The 2021 ACUADS Conference, developed in partnership with the Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts (DDCA), explores the theme of networks to consider their possibilities in response to the challenges and future agendas of the Tertiary Art, Design and Creative Arts sector.

Past Conferences

2020 Conference

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the devastation of recent Australian bushfires, the 2020 ACUADS Conference explored the theme of crisis and resilience.

2019 Conference

The meaning of engagement for contemporary art and design schools: across disciplines, nationalities and cultures; but also with industries, communities and the world at large.

2018 Conference

Considered Art and Design in Transition.
Politics now struggles to keep pace with the social media revolution, and the aesthetic realm is now more politically charged than ever.