Helen has been appointed to the Sir William Dobell Chair of Art History at the ANU.
Helen will be presenting a talk,Voices of Sue Ford: ‘unfixed’ photography, at the National Gallery of Victoria on the 26th of April 2014. It coincides with an exhibition of Sue’s work opening at the NGV on 17 April.
Helen’s review of Audrey Linkman’s book Photography and Death is published in the latest History of Photography journal.
The winner of the Olive Cotton Award, which Helen judged at Tweed River Art Gallery on 10 August, is Trent Parke with his Candid portrait of a woman on a street corner.
In August 2013 Helen is judging the Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture at Tweed River Art Gallery.
To coincide with the publication of Helen’s Olive Cotton essay in ABR she is giving two public lectures: at the National Library, Canberra on 11 July and the National Gallery of Victoria on 17 August 2013.
Helen has been awarded the inaugural Australian Book Review/George Hicks Fellowship to write an essay on Olive Cotton. This will be published in ABR in July 2013.
On 24 June Helen is giving a public lecture about the state of photography in 1913 as part of the Glorious days exhibition program at the National Museum of Australia.
Helen will be speaking about the exhibition Max Dupain on Assignment at the Liverpool City Library on the 21st June.
In September 2011 Helen was awarded the Peter Blazey Fellowship to support the writing of her biography on Australian photographer Olive Cotton. The fellowship includes a residency at the Australian Centre, University of Melbourne, which Helen has recently completed.