Dr. Patricia Flanagan runs a laboratory for experiments in art and technology within the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. The Wearables Lab is an innovative trans-disciplinary laboratory that provides a space where professionals and creative thinkers from a range of backgrounds can explore the borders between art, science and technology. The lab is equipped with state of the art technology and facilitated by a team of experts and support staff.
Flanagan is an established artist whose research primarily explores the interface between public and private spheres. Her work is held in public and private collections around the world and has been exhibited in Australia, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Italy and China and published in numerous books and journals including Germany’s leading Arts Journal ‘Kunstforum’, Irish Sculpture Society Journal & ArtReach Magazine Australia. Her work has been acknowledged through awards, grants and scholarships including an Australian Postgraduate Research Award for doctoral research in the field of Public Art and in 2012 the Max Fabre Foundation Environmental Awareness Award.
She completed a Doctorate of Philosophy (Public Art) University of Newcastle Australia; Master of Art (Visual Art) Bauhaus University Weimar; Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and Associate Diploma awarded with honours (Fashion Design). Dr. Flanagan established the Wearables Lab at the Academy of Visual Art at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2009 where she currently works as Assistant Professor. Flanagan’s academic career includes lecturing for the Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany and the University of Newcastle, Australia.