Drama king moves on

Professor Julian Meyrick is heading to Melbourne to direct a new play for Red Stitch Theatre, followed by a Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria.

Professor Meyrick’s new projects conclude a seven-year stint at Flinders University, where he was instrumental to the ERA success of the University’s Creative Arts and its current ‘above world standard’ ranking.

A prolific researcher of the highest standard, his personal contributions covered both traditional and non-traditional outputs. Professor Meyrick’s leadership and collegiality on the recent ARC project: Laboratory Adelaide: Meaningfully Reporting the Value of Culture alongside Dr Tully Barnett and Professor Robert Phiddian, demonstrated his commitment to changing the way Australia determines the value of its cultural activities.

The project has resulted in a pivotal new book and is creating new online reporting processes, principles and forms for funding agencies. It will ultimately transform the way governments understand culture’s value.

During his time at Flinders, Professor Meyrick also served as Chief Investigator of several AusStage LIEF bids, supporting Jenny Fewster to further AusStage’s reputation as the leading online performing arts database.

Professor Meyrick’s last formal day with the University will be this Friday, 2nd August.  His contributions to Flinders and arts in Australia more broadly have been substantial, and the University wishes him well for his future endeavours.

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