My research specialities encompass site-specific and installation art, museology, place, and Australian art. In 2013, I was awarded a doctorate from the University of Tasmania for my thesis, 'The Museum as Art: site-specific art in Australia's public museums'. In 2014, I convened a session on site-specific art in art museums at the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand conference, and also delivered a paper on site-specific art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. In 2015, I was granted a writing and research residency at the Rosamond McCulloch studio at the Cite Internationale des Artes in Paris, examining the dialogue between pre-Modern art and architecture in a number of key buildings, including churches and palaces.
A selection of my research publications:
2013 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tasmania. ‘The Museum as Art: Site-specific Art in Australia’s Public Museums’. Supervised by Professor Jonathan Holmes and Dr Brigita Ozolins. Examined by Anthony Bond (Art Gallery of NSW), Associate Professor Robert Nelson (Monash University), Associate Professor Rex Butler (University of Queensland).
2010 ‘When the Walls Aren’t White: Site-specific Art in Non-Art Museums’, The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum 3, no. 2: 121-132 [refereed]
2014 Session Convenor: Site-specific Art in Australian Art Museums, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference: GEOcritical.
2014 ‘Semiotics and Spatial Politics: Site-specific Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales’, conference paper, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference.
2010 ‘When the Walls aren’t White: site-specific art in non-art museums’, conference paper, 2010 International Arts in Society Conference, Sydney.
2010 ‘When the Walls aren’t White: site-specific art in heritage sites and museums’, conference paper, 2010 International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, Istanbul.
2009 ‘The Significance of Site and Place to the Work of Mike Parr’, conference paper, 2009 International Arts in Society Conference, Venice, Italy.
2009 Panel discussion with Dr Julie Gough and Dr Mary Scott, chaired by Dr Deborah Malor, Colonial Spaces Conference, Centre for Colonialism and its Aftermath, Clarendon House, Tasmania.