Dr Ann Stephen

Senior Curator, University Art Gallery and Art Collection
PhD QUT MA Hons BA Hons
Fisher Stack F04
93514004
ann.stephen@sydney.edu.au

Research Interests

  • Modernism
  • Australian art
  • Contemporary art

Curated Exhibitions since 2000

2013: ‘69: Retrieving the black box of Concept art, The University of Sydney with Queensland University of Technology and the Drill Hall, Australian National University

2013 Atelier Power: The Power Studio, University Art Gallery, The University of Sydney

2012 J. W. Power: Abstraction-Création, Paris, 1934, with A.D.S. Donaldson, University Art Gallery, National Library of Australia, Canberra and Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

2012 Narelle Jubelin: Vision in Motion, with Luke Parker, Sydney Festival with University Art Gallery, Monash University Art Gallery and Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide

2010 Kent State: Four Decades Later, with Luke Parker, University Art Gallery, Sydney

2009-2010 Mirror Mirror then and now, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane with University Art Gallery, Sydney and Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide

2009 Consuming passions: The collection of Justice Roddy Meagher, University Art Gallery, Sydney

2009 Cannibal tours, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

2008-9 Modern times: The untold story of modernism in Australia, with Philip Goad and Andrew McNamara, Powerhouse Museum, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne and Queensland State Library, Brisbane

2002 Shanghai Childhood, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

2001 Vision of a Republic: The work of Lucien Henry, Centenary of Federation exhibition, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

Selected exhibition catalogue essays

2012 J. W. Power: Abstraction-Création, Paris, 1934, with A.D.S. Donaldson, University Art Gallery

2012 ‘Ian Burn’, in Less is More: Minimal and Post-Minimal Art in Australia, Heide Museum of Modern Art

2012 Narelle Jubelin: Vision in Motion, Sydney Festival with University Art Gallery, Monash University Art Gallery and Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide

2010, Mirror mirror then and now, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

2010 ‘I am torn between white walls and other places’, Peter Cripps: Towards an Elegant Solution, Australia Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

2010 ‘Walking the Styx’, Raquel Ormella, Artspace, Sydney

2009 ‘Cannibal Tours’, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen

2009 ‘Fernand Léger’ and ‘Jacky Redgate’, in Cubism and Australian Art, The Miegunyah Press

2008 ‘Eyes Open’, The University Art Museum Collection, The University of Queensland

2006 ‘Flos Mortis: Flowers of Death’, Michael Callaghan: A Survey 1967-06, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney

2006 ‘Annotations: Narelle Jubelin’, 21st Century Modern, catalogue, Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia

2003 ‘The Conundrum of the Mirror Piece’, Fieldworks, National Gallery of Victoria

2002 ‘Ian Burn’s Blue Variable’, Monash University Museum of Art Collection

2002 ‘Narelle Jubelin’s Old Love’, Monash University Museum of Art Collection

1997 ‘Kunstler denken’, On Dialogue: Zeitgenossische Australische Kunst, Berlin

Books

On Looking at Looking: The art and politics of Ian Burn
The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2006

with Ian Burn, Charles Merewether, Nigel Lendon, The Necessity of Australian Art, Power Publications, Sydney, 1988

with Andrew Reeves, Badges of Labour Banners of Pride, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1985

Edited volumes since 2000

with Michael Turner and Jude Philp, Into the Light: The Cultural Collections of The University of Sydney, The Miegunyah Press, 2010

with Philip Goad and Andrew McNamara, Modern times: The untold story of modernism in Australia, The Miegunyah Press and Powerhouse Publishing, Melbourne, 2008

with Philip Goad and Andrew McNamara, Modernism & Australia: Documents on Art, Design and Architecture 1917-1967, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2006

Visions of a Republic: The work of Lucien Henry
Powerhouse Publishing, Sydney 2001

Book chapters since 2000

2012 ‘Lucien Henry’, The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture, eds. Philip Goad and Julie Willis, Cambridge University Press

2011 ‘The story of the Sixties … a pile-up on the freeway of advanced art’, with Andrew McNamara, The Cambridge Companion to Australian Art, ed., Jaynie Anderson, Cambridge University Press

2009 ‘Modernists and Black-fellows: Not just black and white’, Pacific Rim Modernisms, co-eds., Helen Sword and Steven Yao, Toronto: University of Toronto Press

2005 ‘Soft-Tape: Hard Talk: The early collaborations of Burn and Ramsden’, Conceptual Art, Theory, Myth and Practice ed. Michael Corris, Cambridge University Press

2000 ‘Reclaiming Wailwan culture’, Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture, Oxford University Press

Journal articles since 2000

2008 ‘The local presence of Sol LeWitt’, Australian and N Z Journal of Art, Vol 8
2006 ‘Review: Modernism’, Australian and N Z Journal of Art, Vol. 7, No. 2
2006 ‘Designing for the World of Tomorrow: Australia at the New York World’s Fair’, reCollections, National Museum of Australia Journal, Vol.1