Dr. Kit Messham-Muir

Kit says, “I am a Senior Lecturer in Art History at The University of Newcastle and the Program Convener of the Bachelor of Fine Art. I have a passion for teaching – I am always trying to keep it interesting, for me and for my students. I introduce ‘tactical ruptures’ into my lectures, to disrupt the flow and provoke students to think more actively. These are often videos made especially for the class, performances such as George Maciunas’s 1962 Fluxus piece, Solo for Violin, which involves destroying a violin with power tools, or changing into my pyjamas in a lecture on Surrealism. My teaching has been recognised and rewarded by my peers in the last three consecutive years.” 


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