I’m a writer and researcher focusing on colonial and transnational art histories. My doctoral focus is Aboriginal cultural objects from Australia’s South East.
I am currently a PhD candidate at La Trobe University, where I’ve tutored in Aboriginal Australian history.
My expertise and interest also extend to Russian applied art of the nineteenth century.
My research has been published in Aboriginal History Journal and The La Trobe Journal. In 2018 I won the Community History Award for best peer reviewed journal article.
I have also worked in arts admin and project management in Brisbane and then Melbourne for ten years.
The exhibition is called Sculpture as Place 1958-2010 and is the largest solo exhibition to date of American artist Carl Andre’s oeuvre. For a minimalist artist this exhibition space is firstly ideal, the industrial metal and concrete construction are a harmonious backdrop to the basic materials used by Andre in his various sculptures. Walking through the converted train station it appears this is the most suitable environment to display artworks which challenge the ideas we might have about what constitutes a work of art.
In May 2016 attended the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference in Honolulu. Below are some of my reflections from the conference.
A review of a portion of the 19th Biennale of Sydney from 2014.
This is an essay I wrote while on Christmas holidays 2015, about my response to the recently finished Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) at the QAGOMA, Brisbane. One and a half years into my PhD, there were many half-formed thoughts.
Review of the annual Top Arts exhibition 2013 featuring the final year work of Victoria's year 12 fine art students. National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square 21 Mar - 7 July 2013.