Jamie Holcombe is an established visual artist and university academic. He studied at Sydney College of the Arts (Sydney University) and then the University of Newcastle, both majoring in Art/Photography. He is currently completing his PhD.
After a post at the Centre for Electronic Art in London in the mid 1990s, Jamie founded the Photo-Imaging discipline at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, Australia. He subsequently developed and implemented the BA (Photography) at CSU in 2006, and currently heads the photography program. Jamie has also maintained industry relevancy through his ongoing professional photographic practice, and this hybrid expertise underpins his teaching strategies.
Jamie’s creative expression has always favoured aesthetics and content over embellishment and superficiality. He states, “the context of the work matters to me – it must permit critical contemplation, allowing an active interaction, stimulating our minds to reflect and ponder on what we have seen”.