My interests include aesthetics and the capacity of art to generate reflection regarding environmental challenges in the tropics. Beauty and the eco-sublime are investigated in my creative works as strategies to articulate my concerns for the preservation of the tropical environment and to create a haunting message. 

 My research interests extend to technical realms, including: optical colour mixing, mesmerizing patterns, appearance retention in carpet design and the impact of visual images on people’s moods.



  • NM1810: Introduction to Creativity and Innovation (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • NM2017: Visual Arts in Perspective (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • NM2018: Creative Culture: The Value of the Arts (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • NM2230: Photography Criticism (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • NM2530: Overseas Study Tour (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • Research and Teaching
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2016 - Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

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  • Glade-Wright R (2017) Catch of the Day. [Plastic bottles, lights, resin]
  • Glade-Wright R (2016) Crown-of-Thorns Crown. [Palm fronds, paint]
  • Glade-Wright R (2016) Red Tide. [Mixed media: plant material, paint, paper, cardboard, wood, nylon, plastic knives, forks and spoons, buoy, light, rope, pastel, lighters]

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 58+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Robyn Glade-Wright from 2005 onwards.

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Cairns Regional Council - Regional Arts Development Fund

Catch of the Day

Indicative Funding
Catch of the Day will be a 2.75 metre high sculpture of a fish hanging from its tail, composed of plastic debris including knives and forks found on the FNQ shoreline. The sculpture will be cast in resin to be safe in public. It will be illuminated at with solar power so that it glows at night.
Robyn Glade-Wright (College of Arts and Society & Education)
Art & Music Therapy; Environment; Plastic Waste; Sculpture

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Revealing Synesthesia (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Speaking My Mind: Why Comedy Matters (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Textile Collaborations in remote Indigenous Communities in Northern Australia (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Migrancy: a Journey of Yearning and a Quest for Home in the Context of Contemporary Art (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • The Effect of Social and Emotional Learning Curriculums on Students, Teachers and Parents in France (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Wayfaring; Place and Painting in the Tropical Far North (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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