Participant Information Sheet (Please Read)

Welcome to the entry portal for the survey on Australian art that relates to ecology and environmentalism and thank you for taking the time to consider participation in this research study. On this page you will find the Participant Information Sheet which provides the broad details of the survey including the aim of the overall research, what you will be required to do and ethics statement and contacts. A Participant Information Sheet is standard for research undertaken at Australian Universities. The entry to the survey can be found at the bottom of the Participant Information Sheet.

University of South Australia
School of Art, Architecture and Design

Project: Investigation into Australian art that is conceptually linked with ecology and environmentalism

Researcher: Jade Wildy B.VA, Ma

Supervisor: Dr Kathleen Connellan

This research is being undertaken by Jade Wildy for her PhD Candidature at the University of South Australia. Thank you for taking the time to consider participation in this research study. Participation is completely voluntary, and there are no risks associated with participation. You may leave the survey at any time without any penalty. This survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

This study focuses on the relationship between Australian art and environmentalism investigating art that responds to environmental and ecological concerns. It is being undertaken with the intention of better understanding this form of art.

This survey is intended to gather data about how the general public view this form of art and gage how effective it may be. You will be asked to view an artwork and provide your opinions based on specific questions. You will also be asked to provide more general feedback on your opinion of this form of art, your previous experiences (if any) with it and your views on the environment.

Your participation will provide a much greater understanding of how Australian art that is underpinned by ecological or environmental concerns is viewed in this country, and you will be contributing to the knowledge and history of Australian art.

The information you provide will be kept anonymous and will be collated with the responses of others who have completed the survey. You may leave the survey and withdraw your participation at any point before submitting your responses. All information will be retained for five years and stored digitally. The researcher will take every care to remove responses from any identifying material as early as possible. Likewise individuals’ responses will be kept confidential by the researcher and not be identified in the reporting of the research. However the researcher cannot guarantee the confidentiality or anonymity of material transferred by email or the internet.

The data provided in this survey will be used to produce a doctoral thesis which, once examined and accepted will be available online for viewing. Should you wish to view the outcome of the research the link will be made available through:

This project has been approved by the University of South Australia’s Human Research Ethics Committee. If you have any ethical concerns about the project or questions about your rights as a participant please contact the Executive Officer of this Committee, Tel: +61 8 8302 3118; Email:

If you have any questions relating to the survey or topic, please email Jade Wildy

Thank you once again for considering participation in my research.

If you would like to participate please view the artwork on the link below and then click next.

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