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Description:
Our consultations enable an individual to focus on the finer details of their artistic development. From fifteen minutes to a half-day or full day session to multiple days spread over several weeks, months or years, our consultations are an exceptional opportunity to work closely with us to refine specific areas of your creative practice. We use Zoom video conferencing software for our consultations from our multi-camera studio, and Team Viewer QS to simultaneously work together on the same computer, along with smart phone or tablet roving webcams and our DropBox File Request folders for the uploading and downloading of image files, measurement data, and other documents.

Costs:
$200/hr + GST (charged by the 1/4 hour) or $750/half-day + GST

Content:
Consultations are a chance to cover content, processes and outcomes that because of their specialist focus are not necessarily covered in our studio workshops or weekend courses. This might take the form of close mentoring and evaluation of your existing practice, or its focused development within specific historical, technical, philosophical or personal contexts. A consultation might focus on a single issue, or spend an entire day working on a single picture, or it might equally canvas a broad and diverse range of questions. Whatever the content of the Consultation it tends to be covered in much greater depth, and in a more focused and rigorous manner than is usually otherwise possible.

Facilitation:
Supporting other artists and their creative endeavours is something I undertake with the utmost professionalism and dedication. My first University appointment was in 1983 as a lecturer in drawing, and subsequently in fine art photography and media arts history and theory. I am the former Program Director of Media Arts at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (1993-2005), and a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Art (2006-2010) where I supervised over fifty MA and PhD research candidates to successful and timely completions. I still teach into RMIT’s Master of Photography program and continue to regularly consult with State and Federal government cultural institutions such as the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Library of Australia, etc. (please see my History page for more details). I’m an Australia Council for the Arts and Australian Research Council multiple grants recipient, and have served on Local Government Arts and Culture Boards of Management and Advisory Groups. I have also run a collaborative commercial research studio for over three decades. I therefore have not only the necessary experience, sensitivity and passion, but also provide an extensive intellectual, exhibition, publication, production, governance and business network in support of your aims and objectives.  

Schedule:
Our consultations are not timetabled but occur in response to individuals directly approaching us for specialist assistance, guidance and training. The scheduling of a consultation is organised around who is attending, their time zone and other commitments, and can take place at any time because we recognise that sometimes answers can’t wait.

Enquiries:
Please contact us directly if you have any questions or wish to organise a consultation.

Dr Les Walkling
Phone: +614 385 90 093
Email: Enquiries

Last updated 15 February 2022