Robyn Glade-Wright is a practicing contemporary artist and arts educator who has presented over 40 solo exhibitions in public and private galleries. In 2018, Glade-Wright installed Microplastics Found in Human Embryo on the exterior of the Cairns Institute, James Cook University. The work created from 1000 recycled plastic bottles calls attention to the role humans have played in climate change and environmental pollution. Glade-Wright lectures in visual art, philosophy of the arts, creativity and innovation.




  • NM1810: Introduction to Creativity and Innovation (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • NM2002: Visual Arts: Image and Imagination (Level 2; CNS)
  • NM3904: Philosophy of the Arts and the Reflective Practitioner (Level 3; TSV)
  • Research and Teaching
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  • 2016 - Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 77+ 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
$1,500 over 1 year
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.

  • Drawing Through Disaster; Young Children's Artwork Responses to Crises. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Speaking My Mind: Why Comedy Matters (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Imagining Beauty: Towards a New Theory of Feminist aesthetics in Contemporary Digital Photography (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Reflections on the natural beauty of the Daintree Rainforest (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Lack and Superfluity: A creative speculation on the psychosocial and gender exigencies of long-term space travel (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • Beauty or Blemish (Masters , Primary Advisor)
  • Searching for the Unknown (Masters , Primary Advisor)

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