With a twenty-five-year history of art and social justice practice Australia and Canada, Marnie's research sits at the intersection of socially engaged arts practice, community-based research methodologies and the politics of cultural measurement. Through aesthetic forms of encounter and exchange, her work brings together disparate groups of people in dialogue to examine and affect local social issues. Marnie is currently focused on a series of creative cartographies registering emotion in public space; expanded curation projects on the aesthetics and politics of food; and a new book project The Social Life of Artist Residencies: connecting with people and place not your own.


Marnie is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Art following the prestigious award of Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017-2019) at RMIT University in Melbourne. Here, Marnie teaches both practice and theory in socially-engaged art, art in public space, art history and theory, and arts management and leads arts industry research partnerships with NAVA National Association of Visual Arts (standards of practice) and CDN Cultural Development Network (cultural value). She has a PhD in Creative Arts and Cultural Policy (University of Melbourne, 2012), a Masters of Community Cultural Development (University of Melbourne, 2008) and undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Inter-media and Bachelor of Arts, Art History (University of Regina, 1996 & 1996).

The purpose of this website is to represent an archive of artworks, research projects and publications - but it not comprehensive.