Senior Advisor, Learning and Teaching, RMIT University

Colleen is an artist and academic at RMIT University. Her current research interests include: theories of perception and representation; history and theory of photography; space exploration and space imaging; philosophical interpretations of imagination; scientific imaging and observation. In 1977 her grandfather took her to see a matinee screening of the film Star Wars. The windows of the Yea town hall had been darkened with previously used black plastic that was ridden with tiny holes. The result was a galaxy of shining stars, and the film hadn’t even started. Thus began Colleen’s life-long fascination with all things to do with outer space.