Dr Anita Callaway

BA and PhD Sydney
The Nelson Meers Foundation Lecturer in Australian Art

A26 - R.C. Mills Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 6907
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Research interests

Dr Callaway's research interests include: Australian visual culture from European contact to mid-twentieth century, the special role of ephemeral art in fostering and maintaining cultural links between colony and metropole, cross-cultural appropriation of indigenous and non-indigenous imagery, especially in Australia and North America and the Nineteenth-century spectacle and performance.

Awards and honours

  • Honourable Mention in the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand / Power Institute book prize, for Visual Ephemera: Theatrical Art in Nineteenth-Century Australia (2001)
  • Faculties Research Grant, Australian National University, for ‘Cross-Cultural Accounting: Reading the Impact of Western Colonisation in Native American Ledger Books and Indigenous Australian Sketch Books’ (2001)
  • Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, for ‘Visual Images as Both Records and Products of Cultural Contact between Indigenous and White Australians’ (1999-2003)
  • Centre for Cross-Cultural Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, Australian National University (1998)
  • Australian Research Council large grant (joint chief investigator with Joan Kerr) for Dictionary of Australian Artists stage 2 project (1994-1996)

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2012

  • Design and Art Australia Online: Sustainable Data Sharing for Australian Researchers and Collections; Harley R, Ledbury M, Callaway A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

2011

  • The Art of Terra Australis Imaginaria (fl.1900–1945) and its Relevance to Present-Day Australia; Callaway A; School of Letters, Art and Media, University of Sydney/ARC Assistance Scheme.

2010

  • Design and Art of Australia Online, a transformation of the Dictionary of Australian Artists Online; Johnson V, Johnson V, Benjamin R, Rhodes C, Callaway A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

2003

  • The Making of American Visual Culture: The Enduring Legacy of Ephemeral Art; Callaway A; Library of Congress Washington DC/John W. Kluge Fellowship.

1999

  • Inventing an Idiomatically Australian Art: Cross-Cultural Exchange between Indigenous and White Australians; Callaway A; Getty Foundation/J Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Callaway, A. (2012). Modernism with an Australian Accent. Academic Exchanges between the University of Tsukuba and the University of Sydney, (pp. 51-64). Tsukuba: Faculty of Art & Design, University of Tsukuba.
  • Callaway, A. (2004). Antipodean Attitudes: Posing Down Under. In Merryn Gates (Eds.), Strike a Pose, (pp. 3-7). Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery: Macquarie Library.
  • Callaway, A. (2002). Balancing the Books: Indigenous Autobiography and Ledger-Book Art. In Rosdmund Dalziell (Eds.), Selves Crossing Cultures Autobiography and Globalisation, (pp. 115-126). Australia: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • McCalman, I., Cook, A., Reeves, A., Callaway, A. (2001). A Broad Brush Dipped in Gold: The Expansion of Australian Vision. Gold: Forgotten Histories and Lost Objects of Australia. Australia: Cambridge University Press.

Journals

  • Callaway, A. (2013). The Disruption Of Fairyland: "Fairies Had Never Known How To Cry Until Then". Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies, 18(1), 17-27.
  • Callaway, A. (2007). The Transit of Venus: From Stone Sculpture to Living Statue, from Classical Goddess to Fairy Godmother. Southerly, 67(1-2), 198-210.
  • Callaway, A. (2006). Picturesque pursuits: colonial woman artists and the amateur tradition. Art and Australia, 43(4), 605-606.
  • Callaway, A. (2005). Changing the commonplace to the vision splendid: the poetry of theatrical transformations. MESH: film video - digital media - installation - performance - art, 18, 16-18.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Callaway, A. (2002). John Glover (1767-1849)-Colonial Landscape Artist. Australians International.

Reference Works

  • Callaway, A. (2011). Philip (Phil) Goatcher, theatrical scene painter. Design & Art Australia Online. Paddington: Design & Art Australia Online.
  • Callaway, A. (2006). Australia and New Zealand 1800-1900. In Onians, John (Eds.), Atlas of World Art. (pp. 258-259). London: Laurence King Publishing.
  • Callaway, A. (2006). Australia and New Zealand 1900-2000. In Onians, John (Eds.), Atlas of World Art. (pp. 314-315). London: Laurence King Publishing.

2013

  • Callaway, A. (2013). The Disruption Of Fairyland: "Fairies Had Never Known How To Cry Until Then". Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies, 18(1), 17-27.

2012

  • Callaway, A. (2012). Modernism with an Australian Accent. Academic Exchanges between the University of Tsukuba and the University of Sydney, (pp. 51-64). Tsukuba: Faculty of Art & Design, University of Tsukuba.

2011

  • Callaway, A. (2011). Philip (Phil) Goatcher, theatrical scene painter. Design & Art Australia Online. Paddington: Design & Art Australia Online.

2007

  • Callaway, A. (2007). The Transit of Venus: From Stone Sculpture to Living Statue, from Classical Goddess to Fairy Godmother. Southerly, 67(1-2), 198-210.

2006

  • Callaway, A. (2006). Australia and New Zealand 1800-1900. In Onians, John (Eds.), Atlas of World Art. (pp. 258-259). London: Laurence King Publishing.
  • Callaway, A. (2006). Australia and New Zealand 1900-2000. In Onians, John (Eds.), Atlas of World Art. (pp. 314-315). London: Laurence King Publishing.
  • Callaway, A. (2006). Picturesque pursuits: colonial woman artists and the amateur tradition. Art and Australia, 43(4), 605-606.

2005

  • Callaway, A. (2005). Changing the commonplace to the vision splendid: the poetry of theatrical transformations. MESH: film video - digital media - installation - performance - art, 18, 16-18.

2004

  • Callaway, A. (2004). Antipodean Attitudes: Posing Down Under. In Merryn Gates (Eds.), Strike a Pose, (pp. 3-7). Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery: Macquarie Library.

2002

  • Callaway, A. (2002). Balancing the Books: Indigenous Autobiography and Ledger-Book Art. In Rosdmund Dalziell (Eds.), Selves Crossing Cultures Autobiography and Globalisation, (pp. 115-126). Australia: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Callaway, A. (2002). John Glover (1767-1849)-Colonial Landscape Artist. Australians International.

2001

  • McCalman, I., Cook, A., Reeves, A., Callaway, A. (2001). A Broad Brush Dipped in Gold: The Expansion of Australian Vision. Gold: Forgotten Histories and Lost Objects of Australia. Australia: Cambridge University Press.

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