As an arts educator in both secondary and university sectors, my professional arts practice informs my teaching, resulting in recognition of high-end integration of technology by my students.

A passion for sharing and advancing student outcomes has seen presentations at InSEA World Congresses in Osaka, Japan, and Budapest, in particular, student works using Machinima in the visual arts (use of video games in film-based art making).

I am currently an education academic in the School of Education and the Arts at Central Queensland University, Mackay.

In 2017, I commenced a PHD at CQU, focusing on innovative arts practice with arts educators in regional areas.

An industry background in graphic design and fashion has led to a number of significant commissions.  Early work included my selection as an official Expo 88 Licensee with a commemorative T-Shirt design, and cover design of Queensland All Over, a tourist guide officially launched at Expo.

A commission was undertaken in 2007 to design the feature facade of the Queensland Academy | Creative Industries, executed collaboratively with fellow artist Dave Machen.  The 60 x 10m sunshade design, together with the ‘pixellated’ lead in wall, was designed to showcase the features of the architectural design of the building whilst echoing the creative activity inside.

Despite extensive use of digital imaging in my work (as seen in exhibitions, FMera and past the scars) the hand drawn image still forms a vital personal link to the foundations of art expression, culminating in a conceptual approach but with a strong focus on materiality and technique.

Integration of technology with tradition features in exhibitions habitat habitus: great!walks art & environment .

I have a Masters Degree in Visual Arts – Practice Led Research.  liminal spaces 1 and liminal spaces: escaping the frame are two iterations of an extensive body of work developed and presented. Significant outcomes of this research were presented at the Sapentia University Rethinking Intermediality in the Digital Age Conference in Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 2013.


Glenda Hobdell © 2017

Glenda Hobdell aka LaBudda