PHD Student Examination Exhibition: Suzanne Crowley

Suzanne Crowley, Unfurling Fibonacci, 2021 Handmade earthenware tile with underglaze decoration, 195 x 315cm © the artist

This exhibition is now closed. 

Museum at Inveresk

3 September – 2 October 2022

Entangling art with STEM: Using geometry in visual art practice to unearth STEM insights as a way of contributing to interdisciplinary knowledge.

Through this PhD examination exhibition of artist Suzanne Crowley, works on display capture the presence of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplinary ways of knowing and doing in visual art practice, surfaced through the application of geometry and geometric form.

During the research process, Crowley explored the shared history of science and art, the contribution of geometry to the development of western linear perspective and how STEM knowledge is foundational in paint and ceramics process and practice—leading to the realisation that it is useful to consider the embodied ways of knowing that takes place in art practice and the utility of this consideration for surfacing tacit knowledge of experienced teachers.


This exhibition is presented as part of the University of Tasmania PhD Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) academic program, with a particular focus on students in the College of Arts, Law and Education.

The HDR exhibition program is supported by the University of Tasmania and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.

Image: Suzanne Crowley, Unfurling Fibonacci, 2021. Handmade earthenware tile with underglaze decoration, 195 x 315cm © the artist