DR Marnie BADHAM

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Positions

  • Academic

Research expertise

  • Creative arts (Socially-engaged art, practice-led research)
  • Cultural value (Evaluation and the politics of measurement)

Originally from Canada, Marnie Badham is an artist-researcher exploring representational practice (policy, art, research) with politically and socially marginalized communities. Extending her 2012 practice-led PhD research 'Naming the World: a relational approach to cultural indicators and socially-engaged arts practice', her current research interests include cultural value and new forms of contemporary art and social engagement.

Marnie is currently a Research Fellow at the Centre for Cultural Partnerships, University of Melbourne on an ARC funded project: 'Aesthetics/Community/Evaluation'. She is currently involved in The Art, Social and Spatial Practice (ASSP) VCA Research Cluster and also teaches Research Methodology in the Community Cultural Development Masters Course. She is currently undertaking a large scale evaluation project using participatory research methods on the relationship between participation in community arts and democratic engagement in Indonesia. Marnie publishes and presents internationally, while maintaining an active art practice through residencies, exhibitions and other community-based collaborations.

Recent scholarly publications and practice-led research outputs include:
Badham, M., de Araujo, J., Gomes, C. (2013) Kitchen Talks: the food and culture of Timor-Leste (Art exhibition), The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne.
Badham, M., Irwin, K. and van Fossen, R. (Spring 2013), ‘Linking Who We Are and Where We Are: Saskatchewan’s Legacy of Community and Site-oriented Performance,’ in The New Saskatchewan, CTR Canadian Theatre Review 154: 18 – 25.
Oliver, J. and Badham, M. (2013) “Representing the Everyday: Situational Practice and Ethnographic Conceptualism,” in Laboratorium, 2013 vol 5, no 4. Forthcoming.
Badham, M. and Oliver, J. (2013), ‘Stories from HOME: an art research intervention at Bell Bardia Estate,’ in Duxbury, N. (ed.), Animation of Public Space through the Arts: Towards More Sustainable Communities. Coimbra, Portugal: Almedina.
Badham, M., Oliver, J. and Kane, J., (2011), Stories from HOME, Housing Estate (Art exhibition), July 2011, Little Catalina Gallery, Banyule Community Health Service, Heidelberg West, Australia.
Oliver, J., Badham, M., Warr, D., Mann, R. and MacDowall, L. (2011) Stories from Home: An Art-Research Catalogue (Research report/catalogue), Melbourne, University of Melbourne.
Badham, M. (ed) (2011), A History of Common Weal Community Arts: it's been almost 20 years (Non-refereed book), 148 pages, Common Weal Community Arts, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Badham, M. (2010), ‘The case for ‘socially engaged arts’: navigating art history, cultural development and arts funding narratives,’ in Local Global: Identity, Security, Community 7: 84-99.
Badham, M., Meyer, J., and Goff, J. (2009) NeighbourHOOD: public art commission and documentary film (with Peacekeepers) Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Canada.
Badham, M. (2009), ‘Cultural Indicators: a tool for community engagement?’ in International Journal for Arts and Society, Vol. 3, No. 5, 67- 76.
Badham, M., Frank, F. and Hemphill, S. (2006) Artist and Community Collaboration: a toolkit for community projects, (Non-refereed book), 124 pages, Common Weal Community Arts, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Subject Areas

  • Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
  • Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
  • Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified

Available for supervision

Yes.
Marnie welcomes research proposals from students who are interested in practice-led and participatory advocacy methodologies, particularly across the areas of socially-engaged-art and social practice, community arts and community cultural development, and questions of cultural value or the politics of cultural measurement in cultural policy.

Contact Details

Phone Number: 90359782
email: m.badham@unimelb.edu.au

Exhibitions

Walking Street Performance and Exhibition: Gabrovo
Start: Sunday, August 11th 2013 End: Saturday, August 17th 2013
NeighbourHOOD: a Peacekeepers public art work
Start: Monday, January 4th 2010 End: Thursday, March 29th 2012
Stories from HOME Exhibition
Start: Thursday, July 14th 2011 End: Wednesday, July 13th 2011

Publications

Major Reports and Working Papers

BADHAM M (2011), Growing Our Arts and Culture: a cultural strategy for Nillumbik Shire, 2011-2018, Nillumbik Shire Council
BADHAM M (2011), Port Phillip, Australia: The Community Pulse - Measuring What Matters, Inclusive Cities Observatory
BADHAM M (2010), The Menace of Measurement: a discussion of art indicators, Saskatchewan Art Alliance
WEST SA, BADHAM M (2008), A Strategic Framework for Creating Liveable New Communities
BADHAM M (2008), SASKATCHEWAN VISUAL ARTS SECTOR BEST PRACTICES DEVELOPMENT, Saskatchewan Visual Arts Sector Best Practices Development

Creative Published Works

OLIVER J, BADHAM M, WARR D, MANN R, MACDOWALL L (2011), Stories from Home: An art - research catalogue, University of Melbourne

Creative Exhibited Works

BADHAM M (2010), NeighbourHOOD: a Peacekeepers public art work, Dunlop Art Gallery

Journal Articles Refereed

BADHAM M, IRWIN , VAN FOSSEN (2013), Linking Who We Are and Where We Are: Saskatchewan’s Legacy of Community and Site-oriented Performance, Canadian Theatre Review, Vol 154, Issue 1 , DOI: 10.3138/ctr.154.004
BADHAM MK, OLIVER J (2013), Re-Presenting the everyday: Situational Practice and Ethnographic Conceptualism, Laboratorium: przeglad ogolnopolski, Vol 5, Issue 2
BADHAM M (2013), The Turn to Community: Exploring the political and relational in the arts, Vol 5, Issue 2 , DOI: 10.1386/jaac.5.2-3.93_1
BADHAM M (2010), Navigating Aesthetics, Cultural Theory and Policy Narratives: the case for socially-engaged arts, Local-Global
BADHAM M (2009), Cultural Indicators: a tool for community engagement?, International Journal of the Arts in Society, Vol 3, Issue 5

Minor Recorded Works

BADHAM M, GOFF J, MEYER J (2010), NeighbourHOOD: a Peacekeepers documentary film, Dunlop Art Gallery

Research Book Chapters

BADHAM M, BLOMKAMP EK (2015), Democratising Cultural Indicators: Developing A Shared Sense Of Progress. In DUNPHY (Eds.), Making Culture Count: the politics of cultural measurment (ISBN:9781137464590)
MACDOWALL L, BADHAM M, BLOMKAMP EK (2015), Introduction: Making Culture Count. In DUNPHY K (Eds.), Making Culture Count: The Politics of Cultural Measurement (ISBN:9781137464576)
PARSONS H, BADHAM M (2015), Growth and Depression in Hayek's Garden: The Emotional Language of Accounting. In BLOMKAMP E, DUNPHY K (Eds.), Making culture count : the politics of cultural measurement (ISBN:9781137464576)
BADHAM M (2015), Is it possible/necessary to write a theoretical framework of social practice?. In TURNBULL JR (Eds.), The Questions We Ask Together (ISBN:9780996112307)
BADHAM M, OLIVER J (2013), Stories from HOME: an art research intervention at Bell Bardia Estate. , Animation of Public Space through the Arts: Towards more sustainable communities, Almedina (ISBN:9789724053004)

Authored Books Other

BADHAM M (2012), Common Weal: Linking artists and communities for social change for 20 years, Common Weal Arts
OLIVER J, BADHAM M, WARR D, MANN R, MACDOWALL L (2011), Stories from Home: An art-research catalogue, McCaughey Centre (ISBN:978-0-7340-4428-0)
BADHAM M (2006), Artist and Community Collaboration: a toolkit for community projects, Common Weal Arts

Edited Books

MACDOWALL L, BADHAM M, BLOMKAMP EK (2015), Making Culture Count The Politics of Cultural Measurement (ISBN:9781137464590)

Publications of Creative Research

BADHAM M (2016), The Cultural Value of Laughing Waters Artist Residency: Artists Connecting to People and Place

Education and Training

  • PhD (creative arts and cultural policy) PhD , University of Melbourne, 2012
  • MASTERS OF Community Cultural Development MA , University of Melbourne, 2007
  • BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (interarts) BFA , University of Regina, 1996

Awards and honours

  • Melbourne Social Equity Institute, Post Doctoral Award, 2015
  • Forms of Encounter and Exchange: field school, University of Melbourne, Master Teachers Fund, 2014
  • Re-presenting Socially-engaged Arts Masterclass, University of Melbourne, Master Teachers Fund, 2013
  • Conference and Creative Research Activity Grants, 2012
  • Travel Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board Artist Grant, 2010
  • University of Regina Humanities Research Institute Research Fellow, 2009
  • Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship, University of Melbourne, 2007
  • Food, Art, Politics: creative conversations about sustainability ( Carlton Connect Initiatives Fund ) awarded by UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, 2016-2016
  • The Click Clack Project Research Review ( ) awarded by , 2015-2015
  • Developing Codes of Practice for Artist Residencies based on international research ( ) awarded by , 2015-2015
  • The Click Clack Project Research Review ( ) awarded by , 2015-2015
  • ArtbackNT and CCP Research Collaboration - ITDP Evaluation ( ) awarded by , 2015-2015
  • ( ) awarded by , 2017-2017