Professional appointments


2014

Professor and Director, Sir William Dobell Chair of Art History, Centre for Art History and Art Theory

2012

Guest curator, Things: photographing the constructed world, National Library of Australia

2011 – continuing

Graduate Convenor, Research, ANU School of Art

Member, Board of Art Monthly Australia

2009

Associate Professor, Art Theory, ANU School of Art

Deputy Chair, ACT Cultural Council

2008

Guest curator, A Modern Vision: Charles Bayliss, Photographer, 1850-1897, National Library of Australia

2006 – 2010

Associate Head, Undergraduate, ANU School of Art

2006

Guest curator, Reveries: Photography & Mortality, National Portrait Gallery (opened 2007, toured to Queensland University Art Museum and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 2007-08)

2005

Guest curator, Margaret Michaelis: love, loss and photography National Gallery of Australia

2004

Guest curator, In a new light: Australian Photography 1930s-2000 National Library of Australia

2003 – 2008

Senior Lecturer, Art Theory Workshop, ANU, School of Art (continuing); Acting Head, Art Theory Workshop Semester 1, 2004

2003

Guest curator, In a new light: Australian Photography 1850s-1930s National Library of Australia

2002

Guest editor, Photofile, Spring issue, no.66

2000

Guest curator, Mirror with a memory: Photographic Portraiture in Australia, National Portrait Gallery; Olive Cotton, Art Gallery of New South Wales

1999

Guest editor, Art Monthly: Special Issue, no.124

1996 – 2003

Lecturer, Art Theory Workshop, ANU, National Institute of the Arts, School of Art; Acting Head, Art Theory Workshop, 2001-02,

1992-98

Craft and Photography reviewer, Canberra Times

1992 – continuing

Certified valuer, Cultural Gifts Program (previously Taxation Incentives Scheme for the Arts)

1992 – 1996

Part-time Lecturer in Visual Communication, Canberra Institute of Technology; freelance curator and writer

1995

Sessional Lecturer, Art Theory Workshop, National Institute of the Arts, School of Art

1985 – 1992

Curator of International and Australian Photography, National Gallery of Australia

1982 – 1985

Curatorial Assistant, Department of Photography, National Gallery of Australia