Originally from Canada, Marnie Badham is an artist and cultural researcher exploring the impact of representational practice (policy, art, research) with marginalized communities. She is also a Research Fellow on a 3-year ARC-funded project examining the effective evaluation of community-based arts projects, in partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts and RMIT University.
Her recent publications include: Navigating Aesthetics, Cultural Theory and Policy Narratives: the case for socially engaged arts (Global Local Journal, 2010) and Cultural Indicators: a tool for community engagement? (Journal for Arts and Society, 2009). Marnie publishes and presents internationally, while maintaining an active creative practice including recent socially-engaged art works: Stories from Home (artist residency/ exhibition, West Heidelberg, AUS, 2011) and NeighbourHOOD (public art/ film, Regina, CAN, 2010).