Centre for Health and Social Research

A/Prof Lindsay Farrell
School Arts (Brisbane)

Education and Arts


Relevant professional role
Invited Teaching / Research Scholar: 2012 Visiting Smithsonian Scholar Washington USA, 2012 Visiting Scholar Fairfield University USA, 2003 St Andrews University UK

Brief summary of experience
Associate Professor Lindsay Farrell has a PhD from Griffith University. His work involves practice, teaching and research in visual art. It engages the social, ethical and religious dimensions of life and includes collaborative projects with the Queensland Art Gallery and art in health. In 2012 he was a Smithsonian Scholar in Washington DC. He has an Australian Teaching and Learning Citation and the ACU award for Excellence in Community Engagement. He has researched and published in Art from the Margins projects in prisons and hospitals.

Completed pastoral care research projects
ARCH (Art in Catholic Hospitals) 2012 -2016

Current pastoral care research projects
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Outside In Project 2016. Wesley Mission Project (Griffith Art and Aged care) 2016

Example research publications

  1. Farrell, L., Schulz, P.Nebauer, M., (2016). Art Research in Catholic Hospitals. The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts , Vol 11, Issue 4, December 2016, pp 11 -26.
  2. Farrell, L., Ryan, D., Sanders, T., Fromhyr, J., (2013). Community Engagement through the Arts: An Interdisciplinary Approach Developed in an Australian University. The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts, Vol 7, Issue 1, pp. 9 -20.
  3. Farrell, L. (2012). Society, Spirituality and Sustainability: Giotto’s Last Judgment and Andrea Bonaiuti’s the Triumph of the Church. The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society. Vol 2, Issue 1 pp. 1 & 12.
  4. Farrell, L. (2011). Design for the margins: Artists and designers in prisons, hospitals and homeless accommodation shaping their environments. Design Principles and Practice: An International Journal Vol 5, pp. 32 & 39.