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Authored books

Bolt, B. (2004) Art Beyond Representation: The Performative Power of the Image, I.B.Tauris, London.
Bolt, B. (2011) Heidegger Reframed, I.B.Tauris, London.



two drawings solos exhibition

2015 Passing By, Red Gallery

two drawings solos exhibition

2014 Two Drawings Red Gallery Contemporary Art Space, Fitzroy North

Streetwalker solos exhibition

2012 Streetwise, (ISBN 978-0-646-58045-6) Catherine Asquith Gallery Melbourne

all that is solid melts into air


NEON,  (ISBN 978-0-646-51623-3),  Catherine Asquith Gallery Melbourne.

all that is solid melts into air


All that is solid melts into air, McCulloch Galleries Melbourne.  (ISBN 978-0-646-47776-3)

Art Beyond Representation


Art Beyond Representation, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne.

The Techno-sublime


The Techno-sublime, Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland.

Shedding Light


Shedding Light, New Collectables, Fremantle.



Cleavage, The Door Gallery, Fremantle.

xcessive Practice - Portraiture as  Performance


Excessive Practice - Portraiture as Performance, Fremantle Arts Centre.

On Reflections


On Reflections, New Collectables Gallery, Fremantle.



Rumplestiltskin, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle.

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Edited Books

Barrett, E. and Bolt, B. (2014) Material Inventions: Applying Creative Arts Research, London: I.B.Tauris.

Barrett, E. and Bolt, B. (2013) Carnal Knowledge: Towards a “New Materialism” through the Arts, I.B.Tauris, London.

Barrett, E and Bolt B. (2007) Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry, London: I.B. Tauris.

Bolt, B, Coleman, F, Jones, G and Woodward, A. (2007) Sensorium: Aesthetics, Art, Life, Cambridge Scholars Press.


Chapters in Books

Bolt, B. (2015, in press) ‘When aesthetic judgment meets ethical judgment,’ Ethics for Visual Research: Theory, Methodology and Practice, Australia: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bolt, B (2015 in Press) ‘Couch grass: Ethics of the Rhizome’, A Feminist Companion to the Posthumanities, New York: Springer

Bolt, B. (2014) Lo Tecnosublime, Tekno-Kultura entres dos siglos: Tecnociencia, Arte Y Política, Madrid: Cartarata: 31-40.

Bolt, B., MacNeil, K. and  Ednie Brown, P (2014) ‘Creative Practice, Research Ethics and the Doctoral Thesis,’ Doctoral Writing in the Creative and Performing Arts: the researcher/practitioner nexus, UK: Libri: 79 – 97. (34%)

Bolt, B. (2014 – forthcoming) ‘Beyond Solipsism in Artistic Research: The Art Work and The Work of Art,’ Material Inventions: Applying Creative Arts Research, London: I.B.Tauris.

Bolt, B. (2013) ‘The Athleticism of Imaging: Figuring a Materialist Performativity.’ On the Verge of   Photography; Imaging Beyond Representation, UK, BIAD: 121 – 140.

Bolt, B. (2010) ‘Unimaginable happenings: material movements in the plane of composition’ in Deleuze and Contemporary Art (eds) Stephen Zepke and Simon O’Sullivan, Edinburgh University Press: 266-285.

Bolt, B. (2007) ‘The Techno Sublime: Towards a Post Aesthetic in Sensorium: Aesthetics, Art, Life, B. Bolt, F. Coleman, G. Jones and A. Woodward, Cambridge Scholars Press.

Bolt B. (2007) ‘The Magic is in Handling’ in Barrett, E. and Bolt, B. Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry, London: I.B. Tauris: 27-34.

Bolt, B. (2005) ‘Queer Zine’ In James T. Sears (Ed.), Youth, education, and sexualities: An international encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, pp. 685-688.

Bolt, B. (2004) ‘Painting is Not a Representational Practice’ in Unframed: The Practices and Politics of Women’s Painting, Ed. R. Betterton. IBTauris, London.

Bolt, B. (2000) ‘Working Hot: Materialising Practices’, in Differential Aesthetics: Art Practices and Philosophies: Towards New Feminist Understandings, Eds P. Florence and N. Foster. Ashgate Press, Aldershot: 315 – 332

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Refereed Journal Articles

Bolt, B. (2015) ‘After Motherwell, After Manet and After Goya: The performative power of imaging and the intensely present’ Text, Special Issue, Art as Parodic Practice, No 33, October 2015,

Bolt, B. (2015 In Press) ‘Reconciliation Elegy: Invoking the Ghosts of Motherwell’s Elegies to the Spanish Republic,’ Cultural Studies Review.

Bolt, B. (2015, In Press) ‘Beneficence and contemporary art: when aesthetic judgment meets ethical judgment’ to be published in Exploring Ethics and Visual Methodologies: special issue of Visual Methodologies.

Bolt, B and Vincs, R (2015) ‘Straw Godzilla: engaging the Academy and research ethics in artistic research projects’ in ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural and Policy Studies, Educational Philosophy and Theory .

Bolt, B. (2011) ‘Whose Joy: Giotto, Yves Klein and Neon Blue’ in International Journal of the Image, Vol 1. No 1: 58 – 67.

Bolt, B. and Kett G. (2010) ‘The Trouble with CARE: Creative Arts and Research Ethics’. Quality in Postgraduate Research, (Bolt 90%)

Bolt, B. (2009) ‘A Performative Paradigm for the Creative Arts?’, Working Papers in Art and Design 5,

Bolt, B. (2007) ‘Material Thinking and the Agency of Matter’ in Studies in Material Thinking, (ISSN 1177-6234)

Bolt, B. (2006) ‘Materializing pedagogies’, Working Papers in Art and Design 4,

Bolt. B. (2006) ‘A non standard deviation: handlability, praxical knowledge and practice-led research’, Speculation and Innovation, Special issue Real Time Arts

Bolt, B. (2006) ‘Rhythm and the performative power of the index: lessons from Kathleen Petyarre’s paintings’ in Cultural Studies Review, Vol 12, No 1: 57-64.

Bolt, B. (2004) ‘The exegesis and the shock of the new’ in Text Special Issue Website Series, Number3 April, Illuminating the Exegesis,

Bolt, B. (2002) ‘The Techno-sublime.’ Refractory Electronic Journal,

Bolt, B. (2001) ‘The unremarked representationalist pre-conceptions of art education in Australia.’ Australian Art Education, Vol, 24, No 1: 18-21.

Bolt, B. (2000) ‘Working Hot: materialising practices’, in Women’s Philosophical Review, Special Issue on Aesthetics, No 25: 86-107.

Bolt, B. (2000) ‘Shedding light for the matter’ Hypatia vol.15, No 2 (Spring): 203-216.

Bolt, B. (1997) ‘Im/pulsive practices: painting and the logic of sensation’, in Social Semiotics, Vol 7, Issue 3, December 1997: 261-268.

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