About Tricia Flanagan

Dr Tricia Flanagan began her career as a fashion and costume designer. Since 1996 she has worked as a practicing artist. Her work is held in public and private collections internationally and has been exhibited in Australia, Germany, Ireland, Italy and China.

Flanagan’s professional arts practice consists of producing permanent or temporary artwork for exhibition and display. Since completing a Masters degree in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies in 2003 her practice has focused on work in the public sphere.

Her production includes site-specific sculpture, social sculpture, sound sculpture, sculptural installation, wearables and performance installation. Development and production of projects often involve community consultation and or engagement. Artworks are often created on location and/or through workshop development, alone or with project participants.

Flanagan often works collaboratively with artists and other professionals and presents lectures about her practice, working methodologies and specialist areas of sculpture, creative design and community arts practice.

Flanagan’s work is published in numerous books and journals including articles in Germany’s leading Arts Journal ‘Kunstforum’, Irish Sculpture Society Journal & ArtReach NSW Regional Arts Magazine. Her work has been acknowledged through awards, grants and scholarships including an Australian Postgraduate Research Award for doctoral research in the field of Public Art.

She lectures for the Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany; the University of Newcastle, Australia. She established the Wearables Lab at the Academy of Visual Art HKBU and currently works at the University of New South Wales, Art & Design. Flanagan lives and works in Hong Kong and Sydney.

Tricia Flanagan