Brief history of activities and employment
Werner Hammerstingl


2016 Retired from teaching. Working on personal art projects and commissions.

2001-July 2016
Co-ordinator, Multimedia at Swinburne University, Melbourne
Teaching includes Digital media subjects, Media Theory, Research project supervision

2012 Artist Mentor for Bamiyarra project

International Specialized Skills Institute Travel Fellowship, 2008

1996-2000 Lecturer (sessional) Swinburne University, Prahran, Interactive media

1997-2000 Lecturer in Art and Photo History, Contemporary Issues, Design for the WWW and Visual Communication.
Photography Studies College

1996 Lecturer (sessional) Photography Studies College, Media Theory, Visual Communication, Advanced Photography practice.

1996 Co-Organiser of the worlds first 3 way ISDN concert. Performers were located in Melbourne (Australia), Gifu (Japan) and Nancy (France)

1996 Teacher Hawthorn Photography Unit (One year contract)

1995/6 Convener of the "Digital Aesthetics"International Symposium , Sydney
Curator for a major survey exhibition on "Digital Aesthetics" held at the Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney: The exhibition featured the artists Stelarc, Orlan, Zibigniev Karkowski, Harwood and Mutley Media.

1995 Lecturer (.4) Victorian College of the Arts

1995 H.O.D. Hawthorn Photography Unit (Limited term contract)

1994- President of "Contemporary Art and Technology Inc."
1994 Convener of the "Still Photography?"International Symposium
on the transition from Analogue to Digital imaging.
The symposium was a 5 day event and included 40 International and Australian speakers. Keynote speakers included Prof. William Mitchell (Head of Media lab, M.I.T., Boston, Massachusetts) and Prof. Douglas Ford Rea ( R.I.T., Rochester, N.Y.))

1994 Awarded Masters of Visual Arts by Research (Honours),
The University of Melbourne

1991- 1994 0.6 Lecturer (B) in Photography at the University of Melbourne.

1990 0.6 Lecturer in Design, Graphic Communication and Drawing at the University of Melbourne.

1989 - 1990 Full - time lecturer at The University of Melbourne in Photography and Design.

1989 -1991 Partner in " Steaming Ink Design" for which I worked primarily as design consultant.

1989-1991 Director and Company Secretary of Deluxe Colour Copy Center Pty.Ltd. This company specialized in Cibachrome copying using a Illford CC120 machine process.

1989 Acting "Lecturer in charge" of the Design area, School of Visual and Performing Arts Education at the University of Melbourne

1988 Lecturer (Full time) at Melbourne College of Advanced Education, teaching Photography and Design .

1987 Sessional Lecturer at Melbourne College of Advanced Education. in Design, Photography and Drawing (Full time).

1987 Completed f Masters of .Arts (by Research). with honours. University of Melbourne

1986 Sessional Lecturer at M.C.A.E. teaching Design, Photography and Drawing 15 hours per week ( 0.8 )

1985 Awarded Commonwealth Postgraduate Scholarship.

1985 Commenced M.A. (by Research) studies at Melbourne College of Advanced Education.

1985 Sessional Lecturer at Melbourne College of Advanced Education. Teaching Design and Photography 12 hours per week ( i.e. 0.6 of a full-time load)

1984 Sessional Tutor at Melbourne College of Advanced Education. Teaching Design and Photography 9 hours per week ( 0.5 )

1984 Subject Co - ordinator and teacher in Graphic Communication and Photography at Wantirna High School ( up to and incl. year 12 Higher School Certificate).

1983 - Professional Photographer on a freelance basis with commissions in Industrial, Product, Fashion and general commercial Photography.

1982 - 1983 Secondary teacher in Graphic Communication, Art and Photography at Blackburn H.S ( responsible for the Graphic Communication Higher School Certificate classes).

1982 Completed Graduate diploma in Fine Arts at Philip Institute of Technology with Photography as the Major Study.

1981 Consultant Designer for Atkins Seybold and Associates and Celuthane Pty.Ltd. in both, Product and Graphic Design areas.

1976 - 1981 B.Ed. (Art and Craft) at Melbourne State College. Majored with distinction in Photography and Fine Arts by Thesis.

1975 Project officer, employed by the Housing Commission of Victoria.

1975 Completed Higher School Certificate at night school and was awarded Special Distinction for the best Graphic Communication result in Victoria.

1974 Graphic / Product Designer for Zenker G.M.b.H. Aichach/Obb. West Germany.

1973 - 1974 Travel photography, Oceania, Panama region, Northern Europe .

1972 - 1973 Designer in Charge, Central Graphic Service, Melbourne.

1971 - 1972 Worked as freelance designer, based in Melbourne.

1969 - 1971 Draftsman, Graphic Artist and Stylist for General Motors Holden, at the Technical Centre, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne.

1968 Migrated from Germany to Australia. 1967 - 1968 Trained as Draftsman with Fritsch G.M.b.H.(heavy earth - moving equipment and steel -bridge construction) Augsburg, Germany.

1960 - 1967 Franziscanisches Internat und Gymnasium, Dillingen , Germany.

1951 Born on July 24 in Aichach, Germany.