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Hillend residency

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Helen Ennis has been awarded a residency at Hill End in September 2019 to write about Charles Bayliss who famously spent time there in the 1870s. Because of the lack of primary documents relating to his life and work she will be exploring alternative approaches to writing his biography by responding to place, weather and… Read More →

Ian North essay

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Ian North’s wide-ranging contribution to art and curatorship has been acknowledged in a beautifully produced book edited by Maria Zagala. Helen has contributed an essay on Ian’s influential period as inaugural Curator of Photography at the National Gallery.

Expanding the archive

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Helen gave a paper ‘Expanding the archive: a biographer’s perspective’ at the ARLIS/ANZ Conference ‘Expanding our reach: art, research and access’ at the National Gallery of Australian on 5 October 2018.

Olive Cotton Drill Hall Lecture

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Helen is giving a talk on Olive Cotton: A Life in Photographyto Friends of the Drill Hall Gallery on Sunday 5 August 2018 at 3pm. Information available here.

Helen Ennis retires from ANU SoAD

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On 30 June 2018 Helen retired from her position as Director of the Centre for Art History and Art Theory at ANU and would like to express her thanks to the wonderful colleagues she has worked with over the years, especially those in CAHAT. Helen will now be focusing on her writing and research.

Chapter in The Other Moderns

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Rebecca Hawcroft’s book The Other Moderns: Sydney’s Forgotten European Design Legacy, 2017, includes an essay by Helen on Margaret Michaelis’s Sydney years.

Max Dupain and Olive Cotton forum

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On 16 July 2016, Helen is presenting in a forum associated with the exhibition of photographs by Olive Cotton and Max Dupain at the Ian Potter Museum of Art. All welcome. More information here.

Miriam Stannage: Survey 2006-2016

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In late July 2016 Helen will be opening the exhibition Miriam Stannage: Survey 2006-2016 at Lawrence Wilson Gallery in Perth. The book Miriam Stannage: time framed, edited by Lee Kinsella, will be launched at the same time.