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Dr John Willsteed

Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Creative Practice,
Music

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Name
Dr John Willsteed
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Creative Practice,
Music
Discipline *
Performing Arts and Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Curatorial and Related Studies
Phone
+61 7 3138 5565
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Griffith University)

Keywords

punk, Brisbane, subculture, music

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Background John Willsteed remembers most of a long and varied career as a musician, travelling the world and leaving a legacy of hummable bass-lines. He has performed with many iconic Australian acts including The Go-Betweens, The Apartments, The Riptides and Ed Kuepper. He has been a guitarist in award winning Brisbane band Halfway since 2010. He is a graduate of the AFTRS, Griffith University and QUT, and has an abiding interest in the musical history of his hometown (Brisbane) and the ways in which it might be told. As a sound editor and composer he has received national and international awards including three AFI Awards for sound. Willsteed also embodies a deep commitment to the wider concept and reality of the creative industries. He has acted on the board of QPIX and was state representative of the Australian Screen Sound Guild. He has been president of Feral Arts management committee since 2005, and currently serves on the board of the Queensland Music Festival. Career History He has been a teacher at private film schools, TAFE and universities since 2000 and his current role at QUT is Senior Lecturer in the School of Creative Practice.

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Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
Inaugural recipient of the Letty Katts Award, one of the 2016 Queensland Memory Awards.
Type
Recipient of an Australia Council Grant or Australia Council Fellowship
Reference year
2014
Details
Recipient of a $20,000 Australia Council Grant (Music - New Work - Writing and Recording). A collaboration between Halfway and Kamileroi elder Bob Weatherall to create a major new work.
Type
Other
Reference year
2016
Details
One of the co-writers of Dulcify. From the Halfway album and ERA output Any Old Love, Dulcify is a finalist in the Americana section of the 2015 International Songwriting Competition.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2010
Details
Keynote speech for Auricle Sound Symposium.
Type
Curatorial/Juried selection of work for Exhibition Recording/Screening etc.
Reference year
2014
Details
One of the curators in Seen + Heard, an exhibition of 12" cover art.

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