School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts.
Subject Coordinator for core and elective subjects including ‘Exhibitions Management’ and ‘Curating Contemporary Art’ whilst supervising minor theses and contributing to the Faculty Exhibitions Management Committee (FEMC).
Since 2017, Founder and Projects and Partnerships Manager for ACP PROJECTS (Art Curatorship Partnership Projects) at the University of Melbourne. Providing professional development and training opportunities for Master's students through partnership with arts and cultural organisations in Australia and internationally. In November 2017, awarded $250,000 by SSAF for it’s future over the next 3 years (2018-2020).
Since 2014, Founder and Curator of 'The Temporary’ a transcultural exchange platform examining “temporary” experience in visual arts, music, design, architecture and culture between the UK, China and Australia. Download the recently published catalogue for ’The Temporary: 01 - Architectures of Change’.
Research focuses on transcultural studies, cultural translation and curatorial practices in China and the Asia-Pacific. Post-PhD research is in planning. Watch this space!
PhD awarded November 2017, entitled ’The Transcultural Curator: Translating Networked Curatorial Practices in the Chinese Context since 1980' through the Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA), Birmingham City University (BCU), UK.
Arts writer for various in-print and online magazines and academic journals (such as Frieze, The Guardian, RanDian, LEAP and Art Radar), and contibutor, copy editor and peer reviewer for books and exhibition catalogues worldwide. A selection of my arts writing can be read here...
Since 2009, blogging about art, research, education, academia, health, travels and the connections I make throughout life. There was a blogging hiatus in 2017 due to writing up my PhD - I am now back on it! Read my latest words!
Originally trained as a practicing text and book artist creating interactive installations, projects, and books using bookbinding, paper-making and paper-engineering techniques. Occasionally, I facilitate workshops to all ages and abilities in regional to international arts organisations. Find out more about some of my past workshops.