ARC-Funded Projects

Understanding Balinese Paintings: Collections, Narrative, Aesthetics and Society

ARC Linkage with the Australian Museum and the Batuan Project, Singapore: Professor Adrian Vickers and Emeritus Professor Peter Worsley, with Siobhan Campbell as APA-I.

Collecting Balinese Art

The Asian Modern

Professor John Clark,Australian Research Council Professorial Fellowship for five years 2008-2012, working on re-defining concepts of Asian Modernity on Art through historical analyses of the work of around twenty-five artists in five cohorts of five each between the 1850s and 1980s across Asia. This Fellowship also funds a Junior Lectureship in Asian Art for five years.

Greater Angkor Project III - 2010-2114

Australian Research Council (Discovery Project): Professor Roland Fletcher, Professor Jeffery Riegel, Dr Martin King
Funding: AUD907,493
Partners: Ecole francaise d'Extreme-Orient (EFEO), University of Hawai’i-Manoa, National University of Singapore, Royal University of Fine Arts, Cambodia, Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap (APSARA)

Summary: Angkor, the vast low-density Khmer capital founded in the 9th century CE, was abandoned some time in the past 500 years. The processes, rate and period of its demise are still unknown. The project will identify (i) the ancestry of Angkor’s social and spatial organisation in the first millennium BCE, (ii) the way the urban complex operated to diagnose (iii) why, when and how it was abandoned and reveal the transformations from the 16th to 19th centuries that created the modern landscape out of 3000 years of cultural continuity.

The Dr S.T. Lee Annual Lecture in Asian Art and Archaeology

  • 2006 - Professor Christophe Pottier, Director EFEO, Siem Reap
  • 2007 - Dr Annabel Teh Gallop, Head, South & Southeast Asian Collections British Library
  • 2008 - Professor Eugene Wang, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Harvard University
  • 2009 - Dr Pascal Royère, Architect, EFEO, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Projects 2008

Asian-Australian Art Now
In association with Asia-Australia Arts Centre in Sydney
A gathering of key artisits, arts administrators, writers, theorists and curators from around the country in an open workshop discussing what constitutes Asian-Australian art now.

Chinese Buddhist Art: New Directions & Perspectives
In conjunction with the Lost Buddhas exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Projects 2009

Artist-Run-Initiatives in the Asia-Pacific
In association with Asia-Australia Arts Centre in Sydney
Discussion Panel with Ade Darmawan (Jakarta) and Aaron Seeto (Sydney)

War Art and the Representation of War in the Asia-Pacific
A free one-day workshop at the University of Sydney presented by the Australian Centre for Asian Art and Archaeology University of Sydney and the Research School of Humanities, Australian National University with the support of the Japan Foundation.
August 2009
War Art Workshop Programme