During my study as an Art History honours graduate and a graduate in Fine Art (Painting), I have cultivated an interest in Australian contemporary art with a keen interest in Indigenous Australian contemporary art. My most recent research analyses the intersection between visual art and political engagement, mainly pertaining to the social construction of nation within the scope of present-day Australia. This research formed the basis of my completed honours thesis which explored the properties of protest art during John Howard’s leadership of the Liberal-National Coalition Government (1996 – 2007). I hope to eventually develop this thesis topic at post-graduate level into a historical survey of Australian protest art.

But for now, I work as an art writer, editor and activist. I have translated my experience within community struggles into a keen interest in ensuring cultural workers, particularly in the visual arts field, are treated with respect and recognition by their employers in all sectors whether private, commercial, government or not-for-profit. This passion has lead me to actively participate in base workers struggles in both Australia and Europe.

I have been published in national and international art journals of varying mediums and have written for artists, ARIs, commercial and public galleries. Recently, I have extended this role to include editing the work of fellow writers and artists. I have developed my editorial capacities working in the publications department of the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art (where I helped edit the gallery publication Artlines), through academic tutoring and most recently in my position as an English Content Editor at the Freie Universitat, Berlin.

I am always keen to work with new art workers, publications, artists, activists and other writers in any of these stipulated capacities. Due to my interest in the relationship between art, politics, social and cultural studies, I am open to expanding the scope of my published writing to include commissions from relevant publications and projects outside the visual arts scene.

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION
2009–2011:

Bachelor of Arts – Honours (Extended major in Art History) – University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
2006:
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) – Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia

SELECTED PUBLISHED ARTICLES
“Space Junk” Exhibition catalogue, Wooloongabba Art Gallery (2016)
“Tyza Stewart – Multiface” Exhibition catalogue, Bruce Heiser Gallery (2016)
“Winsome Jobling” Artlink (online) (Posted June 2016)
“Adelaide Biennial” Eyecontact (online) (Posted April 2016)
“Eighth Asian Pacific Triennial” Eyecontact (online) (Posted December 2015)
“Newby at Gertrude Contemporary” Eyecontact (online) (Posted September 2015)
“Parekowhai Survey in Brisbane” Eyecontact (online) (Posted April 2015)
“New15” Eyeline, Issue 83 (2015)
“Japanese Haute Couture” Eyecontact (online) (Posted January 2015)
“Lynn Hershman Leeson – How To Disappear” Exhibition catalogue, Anant and Zoo (September 2014)
“Ai Weiwei ‘Evidence’ at Martin-Gropius-Bau” Ocula (online) (Posted May 2014)
“Berlin Biennale 8” Artlink, Issue 34.3 (2014)
“Kapoor in Berlin” Eyeline, Issue 80 (2014)
“Christian Jankowski” Eyeline, Issue 80 (2014)
“Vlado Martek” Anant and Zoo, Exhibition catalogue (2014)
“Hesse in Hamburg” Eyecontact (online) (Posted January 2014)
“Superhigh at Kunsthalle Platoon” Trouble (online) (Posted November 2013)
“Berlin Art Week: Postkarten aus Kunst” Trouble (online) (Posted October 2013)
“55th Venice Biennale: Part II” Ocula (online) (Posted 2013)
“55th Venice Biennale: Part I” Ocula (online) (Posted 2013)
“Natascha Stellmach: I Don’t Have a Gun” Trouble (online) (Posted 2013)
“Every Moment Lives Together: Karla Marchesi” Exhibition catalogue (March 2013)
“Promise Program” Artlink, Issue 32.2 (2012)
“Genevive Staines” Exhibition catalog, Ryan Renshaw Gallery (2012)
“Test Pattern” Eyeline, Issue 77 (2012)
“Louise Bennett at David Pestorius” Eyecontact (online) (2012)
“New Psychedelia” Eyeline, Issue 75 (2011)
“Conjure: Zoe Porter” Artlink,  Issue 31.2 (2011)
“21st Century Art Wish You Were Here” Artlines, Issue 1 (2011)
“Why You Paint Like That” Exhibition catalogue, Wooloongabba Art Gallery (2010)
“In_Sect”, Exhibition catalogue, Gympie Regional Gallery (2010)
“Natural Is The Static” Exhibition catalogue, Metro Arts (2010)
“Temperature 2” Artlink, Issue 29.2 (2009)
“You Are Not Alone” Machine, Issue 1.6 (2006)

OTHER JOBS HELD
National Library of Australia Oral History and Folklore Project (Editing and Transcription): January 2015 to current time
University of Melbourne Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (Academic Tutor): January 2015 to December 2015
1914 – 1918 Online Project Freie Universitat Berlin (English Content Editor): July 2013 to December 2014
Pagemasters Publishing Solutions (Digital Sub-Editor): December 2011 to December 2012
Gallery of Modern Art / Queensland Art Gallery (Publications Department): June 2011 to December 2012
University of Queensland Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (Academic Tutor): July 2011 to February 2012
University of Queensland Art Gallery (Gallery Services Officer): February 2011 to March 2012
University of Queensland Art Gallery (Curatorial Intern, New Psychedelia exhibition): May 2011
Stony Brook University Sackler gallery, Long Island USA (Gallery Services Officer): August to December 2010
Planet Radio Brisbane (Music Reviewer): January 2006 to March 2007
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (Front Desk Assistant): April 2005 to March 2006

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