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Eleanor Gates-Stuart
, currently based: Australia
Affiliated institution: Charles Stuart University

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Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart’s professional practice extends a variety of experience, particularly in research and teaching leadership, relating to the sciences, technology, communication and arts, working in partnership with major research organisations, museums, education, business and government. Most recently, enjoying the start of an adjunct Professorial position at Charles Sturt University, following her substantial position as Professor of Creative Industries and then Arts, and also as a founder and research lead of the eXtended Reality Collaborative / Centre (XRC) aka eXtended Reality Centre.

Her international research is diverse and collaborative; both in the advancement of innovation and communication, questioning and engaging audience in multi-perspective experiences and visual narrative. Her scope of creativity and research interests are extensive with analysis of meaning in data and visual research, including immersive content, interactive exhibits and the application of innovative materials.

Eleanor’s collaborative research projects and commissions have received international and national support, acknowledged by both Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government and Australian Government, including prestigious awards. Her international profile and research include roles: professor, visiting fellow, curator, exhibitor, director of media and science arts events. A regular contributor to numerous professional associations, collaborating, publishing and presenting papers: UK, USA, Taiwan & Australia.

Her interdisciplinary research is diverse and collaborative, a PhD at the Australian National Centre Public Awareness of Science at the ANU, in association with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).


Professional Artist, integrating science and arts, curator, commissions, public art, research projects (Ongoing)
Professor (Adjunct) of Art ,School of Social Work and the Arts, Charles Sturt University (2021-Present)
Professor of Creative Industries, School of Communication and Creative Industries, Charles Sturt University (2018-2021)
Honorary Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts at the University of Wollongong 2017- 2020
Professor (Full), Techno Arts, Institute of Creative Industries Design, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (R.O.C), (2015-2017)
Innovation Art - Artist in Residence, Scitech WA, (2016) Installation & commission.
Science Art Fellow / Researcher, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Food Future Grains Flagship (2013), Digital Productivity and Services Flagship (2014), Mineral Resources National Research Flagship (2015-17)
Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (2016)
Professional Associate, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra (Mobile Makers Group) (2015)
Major Commission: ‘StellrScope’, the Centenary of Canberra Prestigious Major Science Art Commission, awarded by Australian Capital Territory Government, Chief Minister’s Office and the Australian Federal Government (2012-2013)
Research Professor, Associate Position, Art Department, Division of Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) USA Adjunct / Honorary Appointment (2011-2014)
Creative Direction and Design, Australian Biosecurity Intelligence Network (ABIN), (2011-2010)
Deputy Director, Australian Science Festival, Not-for-profit Organisation, Canberra, (2010 – 2009)
Visiting Researcher, National ICT Australia (NICTA), (2010 – 2009)
Head, Centre for New Media Arts (CNMA), Australian National University (ANU) 07-04
Head, Australian Centre for Arts & Technology (ACAT), Australian National University (ANU) (03-01)
Head of Design, Principal Lecturer, University of Lincoln, Hull School of Art & Design, UK. (2001 – 1997
Head, Printmaking Department, Fine Art, Faculty of Arts & Technology, University of Lincoln, UK, (1997 – 1988)
•Visiting Lecturer, Various Universities AUS, UK, USA & Taiwan (2011-1981)


'Deep Rooted Vision' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart in collaboration with Sergio Moroni in The Earth, Our Home: Art, Technology and Critical Action, ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts online USA (2022)

the exhibition also included an online discussion/ artist talks: Artist Talk - Deep Rooted Vision, SPARKS online publication of artists talks, short presentations and research from ‘The Earth, Our Home: Art, Technology and Critical Action’, USA (2022)



‘Save Face’ - still image & video © Eleanor Gates-Stuart If to Save Face centers on our fear of humiliation and reputation, then our instinct may be to change face, hide face, to become faceless. Yet, if we were to be fearless, would our strength be to protect our face, our visual identity, to confront matters face on and without concern that our human image will be harmed?" Save Face Video: DIGITAL POWER: ACTIVISM, ADVOCACY AND THE INFLUENCE OF WOMEN ONLINE An exhibition that inspires, empowers, and supports women, Digital Power: Activism, Advocacy and the Influence of Women Online is a juried selection of visionary digital content providers: artists, storytellers, researchers, performers, historians, designers, gamers, film/video makers, communicators and writers. An exhibition organized by Kathy Rae Huffman for the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community, 2020


Professor of Creative Industries School of Communication and Creative Industries Charles Sturt University

New Professor


2016 Scitech Artist in Residence Under the Surface: Mining and Minerals @ Scitech Rio Tinto Innovations Central WA

‘Under the Surface’ @ Scitech Rio Tinto Innovations Central WA ‘Under the Surface’ focuses on WA mining and minerals and the innovation involved in looking under the earth’s surface working with research scientists at CSIRO WA and Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines. Visualising innovation is a crucial part of this research and the context of scientific brilliance as it places Australia at the cutting edge of global science. ‘Under the Surface’ is commissioned by the Scitech Discovery Centre (WA) and as Artist in Residence, Gates-Stuart explores ways in which art can help communicate science to non-scientists and scientists alike, particularly in this instance of the science museum. The installation is aimed at playful engagement allowing the audience to interact with the artwork by using their body gesture (hand movement) to control and explore the layers of context. Influenced by scientific innovation and with reference to historical artefacts, ‘Under the Surface’ is a collaboration of knowledge and information sharing in bringing this artwork to completion. It explores complexity of technology in scientific and industrial innovation, repositories of information (both physical collection and electronic) through visual communication and interpretation through artworks. More info:

Publications & References
Gates-Stuart, Eleanor and Marguerite Bramble and Rafael de Lima and Bernard Higgins and Coralie McKenzie and Samantha Dowdeswell and Robert Lewis. »Evoking Memories: Displacing the Fear of Technology.« Fusion Journal 016 (2019): 23-35.
Gates-Stuart, Eleanor. »Communicating Science: Explorations through Science and Art.« (MIT Press Journals, Early Access, part of Top-Rated LABS Abstracts 2015 (doi:10.1162/LEON_a_01301) Leonardo (2016) (2016).
Gates-Stuart, Eleanor. »Communicating Science: Explorations through Science and Art.« Phd Thesis, Australian National University, Australia, July 2015.
Gates-Stuart E; Lovell D; L. Nyugen C; Adcock M; Bradley J; Morell M;. »Art and Science as Creative Catalysts.« (Special Section of Leonardo Transactions “Highlights from the IEEE VIS 2013 Arts Program (VISAP’13), edited by Angus Forbes.”. doi:10.1162/LEON_a_01065 (2015) (2015).
Gates-Stuart E and Nyugen C:. Understanding Insects: Why Explore Through Science And Art?. Australian Science Communicators Conference, ASC 2014, Brisbane: Australian Science Communicators Conference, 2014.
Gates-Stuart, Eleanor. »Stellrscope.« In C. Kennedy & M. Rosengren (Eds.), SPECTRA: images and data in art/science. Proceedings from the symposium SPECTRA 2012. Australian Network for Art and Technology, SA (2014).
Gates-Stuart, Eleanor. »Keynote: StellrScope: Explorations through Science and Art.« Wonder of Fantasy: 2014 International Techno Art Forum Proceedings, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Editors: Chih-Yung Aaron CHIU, Ald CHANG, Wen-Hao HUANG. ISBN: 978-986-04-1950-4 (2014).
Barstow, Clive and Eleanor Gates-Stuart. »StellrScope, the Centenary of Canberra’s Science Art Commission.« Imprint, Print Council of Australia Publication 48, no. 1 (2013).
Gates-Stuart, Eleanor. Stellrscope (Exhibition Catalogue). ISBN 978-1-4863-0088-4, Canberra: CSIRO, Australia, 2013.
Nyugen C; Lovell D: Oberprieler R: Jennings D: Adcock M; Gates-Stuart E; LaSalle J:. »Virtual 3D Models of Insects for Accelerated Quarantine Control.« International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV (2013).
Gates-Stuart, Eleanor and Richard Wohlfeiler. »Finger Codes.« Imprint, Print Council of Australia 46, no. 2 (2011).