Ms Ursula Frederick

BA(Hons) Fine Arts and Archaeology, University of Western Australia, Perth. MA(Research) Archaeology, Australian National University, Canberra.

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Biographical details

Ursula is an archaeologist and artist with a particular interest in material and visual cultures. She is currently completing a combined research and practice doctoral project on the art and aesthetics of car cultures. Prior to undertaking her PhD Ursula completed an MA (Research) in Archaeology at the ANU and a BA (Hons) in Fine Arts at UWA. Her MA thesis was concerned with exploring continuity and transformation in the social context of rock art production during the process of Aboriginal-European contact in central Australia. Ursula has a long term research interest in practices of mark-making including contemporary graffiti, historic inscriptions and rock art.

Current projects

Ursula is Research Associate on ARC Discovery Project "Stories from the Sandstone: the archaeology and history of quarantine".

Associations

Australian Archaeology Association

Major Fieldwork

2000 (Jan - Feb) Five week program of sub-surface archaeological test excavation in the Riverina District, NSW. director: U. Frederick with M. Mebberson and the Wagga Wagga Land Council and Brungle-Tumut Aboriginal Land Council. Survey, recording and excavation of Aboriginal sites.

1996 (Aug - Oct) Three months fieldwork on Groote Eylandt, N.T. with A. Clarke. Survey, recording and excavation of rock art, prehistoric and contact sites. Survey of sites of contemporary Aboriginal significance.

1995 (Aug - Oct) Three months fieldwork on Groote Eylandt, N.T. with A. Clarke and K. Walshe. Survey, recording and excavation of rock art, prehistoric and contact archaeology sites. Collection and preparation of fish for comparative faunal collection.

1995 (Jul) One month's fieldwork at Watarrka National Park, central Australia (MA fieldwork). Aboriginal community consultation and rock art recording.

1994 (June - Sept) Three months fieldwork at Watarrka National Park, central Australia (MA fieldwork). Rock art survey and recording and Aboriginal community consultation.

Selected publications & creative works

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Edited Books

  • Andris, S., Frederick, U. (2007). Women Willing To Fight: The Fighting Woman in Film. United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Frederick, U. (2012). When Worlds Collide Quietly: Rock Art and the Mediation of Distance. In Jo McDonald and Peter Veth (Eds.), A Companion to Rock Art, (pp. 401-419). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2011). Making a Sea Change: Rock art, archaeology and the enduring legacy of Frederick McCarthy's research on Groote Eylandt. In Martin Thomas and Margo Neale (Eds.), Exploring the Legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition, (pp. 135-155). Canberra: ANU E Press.
  • Foxlee, J., Frederick, U., Hall, N. (2008). Pieces of place: Exploring the personal souvenir. In Frank Vanclay, Matthew Higgens and Adam Blackshaw (Eds.), Making sense of place: exploring the concepts and expressions of place through different senses and lenses, (pp. 198-205). Canberra, ACT: National Museum of Australia Press.
  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2008). The mark of marvellous ideas: Groote Eylandt rock art and the performance of cross-cultural relations. In Peter Veth, Peter Sutton and Margo Neale (Eds.), Strangers on the Shore: Early coastal contacts in Australia, (pp. 148-164). Canberra: National Museum of Australia Press.
  • Frederick, U. (2007). Past, Present, Future: Finding Treasure in the Lives of Lara Croft. In S. Andris & U. Frederick (Eds.), Women Willing To Fight: The Fighting Woman in Film, (pp. 55-77). United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Andris, S., Frederick, U. (2007). Why Women Willing to Fight?: An Introduction. In S. Andris & U. Frederick (Eds.), Women Willing To Fight: The Fighting Woman in Film, (pp. 1-22). United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2006). Closing the Distance: Interpreting Cross-Cultural Engagements through Indigenous Rock Art. In Ian Lilley (Eds.), Archaeology of Oceania: Australia and the Pacific Islands, (pp. 116-133). Malden, MA; Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Frederick, U. (2000). Keeping the land alive: changing social contexts of landscape and rock art production. In Robin Torrence and Anne Clarke (Eds.), Archaeology of Difference: Negotiating Cross-Cultural Engagements in Oceania, (pp. 308-338). London, Uk: Routledge.

Journals

  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2012). 'Rebecca will you marry me? Tim': inscriptions as objects of biography at the North Head Quarantine Station, Manly, New South Wales. Archaeology in Oceania, 47(2), 84-90.
  • Frederick, U., Clarke, A. (2012). In Loving Memory: Inscriptions, Images and Imagination at the North Head Quarantine Station, Sydney, Australia. Stockholm Studies in Archaeology, 57, 51-75.
  • Frederick, U., Stefanoff, L. (2011). Emerging Perspectives on Automobility in non-urban Australia: A context for cruising country. Humanities Research, XVII (2), 1-16.
  • Message, K., Frederick, U. (2011). Media and Materiality: Extending the boundaries of object research. Journal of Australian Studies, 35(4), 423-432.
  • Frederick, U. (2011). Roadworks: Automobility and belonging in Aboriginal Art. Humanities Research, XVII (2), 81-108.
  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U., Williams, A. (2011). Wish you were here: Historic inscriptions from the North Head Quarantine Station, Manly, NSW. Australasian Historical Archaeology, 28, 77-84.
  • Edmundson, A., Message, K., Frederick, U. (2009). Introduction - Compelling cultures: Representing cultural diversity and cohesion in multicultural Australia. Humanities Research, XV(2), 9-16.
  • Frederick, U. (2009). Revolution is the New Black: Graffiti/ Art and Mark-making Practices. Archaeologies: journal of the World Archaeological Congress, 5(2), 210-237. [More Information]
  • Frederick, U., O'Connor, S. (2009). Wandjina, graffiti and heritage: the power and politics of enduring imagery. Humanities Research, XV(2), 153-183.

Edited Journals

  • Frederick, U., Stefanoff, L. (2011). Cruising Country: Automobilities in non-urban Australia. Humanities Research, XVII (2).
  • Edmundson, A., Message, K., Frederick, U. (2009). Compelling Cultures: representing cultural diversity and cohesion in multicultural Australia. Humanities Research, XVI(1).

Conferences

  • Frederick, U., Wodak, J. (2012). Art in the Era of Climate Change: Artist's Roundtable. The Cultural History of Climate Change Conference, Canberra, ACT.
  • Frederick, U. (2012). The Other Side of the Tracks: an archaeology of doing graffiti. That was then, this is now: Contemporary Archaeology in Australia, Sydney, Australia.
  • Frederick, U. (2011). Photography at the Intersection: Art Photography as a Tool for Archaeological Thinking. Theoretical Archaeology Group USA 2011: Archaeology of and in the Contemporary World, Berkley, California: Theoretical Archaeology Group.
  • Frederick, U. (2010). Enter Sandman. Challenges for archaeology in understanding cultural and natural landscapes: local, national and global perspectives, Canberra, ACT.
  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2006). Signs of Contact: Groote Eylandt rock art and cross-cultural exchange.

Original Creative Work

  • Frederick, U. (2013). 1. Dreamstate #1 2. Dreamstate #2 3. Dreamstate #3 4. Dreamstate #4 5. Dreamstate #5 6. Dreamstate #6 7. Dreamstate #7 8. Sleepwalker 9. Dreamstate #8 10. Dreamstate #9 11. Dreamstate #10 12. Dreamstate #11. In: Sleepwalker. Photoaccess, Manuka Arts Centre. Huw Davies Gallery, Canberra, Australia.
  • Frederick, U. (2012). Chris Drury: The Blindsight of Ice. Antarctica, (pp. 999 - 999). Canberra, Australia: ANU Press.
  • Frederick, U. (2012). Lament. In: Lament. Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS). Gorman House, Canberra, Australia.
  • Frederick, U. (2012). Motorscapes. In: Motorscapes. Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS), Canberra, ACT, Australia.
  • Frederick, U. (2012). The End of the World. In: The End of the World, CCAS Members' Show. Canberra Contemporary Art Space. Gorman House, Canberra, Australia.
  • Frederick, U. (2010). Drive in Eggs. In: The Contested Landscapes of Western Australia. Field Study, Australian National University. The See Street Gallery, TAFE NSW, Northern Sydney Institute, Meadowbank, Australia.

Curated / Produced Exhibition / Event

  • Frederick, U. (2012). The Transit of Venus. Canberra, Australia: Photospace Gallery, ANU.
  • Grant, L., Frederick, U. (2008). Light Journeys: Women Working in Australian Photography. Australia: Light Journeys.
  • Frederick, U. (2007). Drover's Drawings: A visual archive of historical graffiti from outback Australia. ANU Foyer Gallery, Canberra, Australia: Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, ANU.
  • Frederick, U., Stefanoff, L. (2005). rust, dust and other places. Foyer Gallery, ANU, Canberra, Australia: Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, ANU.

2013

  • Frederick, U. (2013). 1. Dreamstate #1 2. Dreamstate #2 3. Dreamstate #3 4. Dreamstate #4 5. Dreamstate #5 6. Dreamstate #6 7. Dreamstate #7 8. Sleepwalker 9. Dreamstate #8 10. Dreamstate #9 11. Dreamstate #10 12. Dreamstate #11. In: Sleepwalker. Photoaccess, Manuka Arts Centre. Huw Davies Gallery, Canberra, Australia.

2012

  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2012). 'Rebecca will you marry me? Tim': inscriptions as objects of biography at the North Head Quarantine Station, Manly, New South Wales. Archaeology in Oceania, 47(2), 84-90.
  • Frederick, U., Wodak, J. (2012). Art in the Era of Climate Change: Artist's Roundtable. The Cultural History of Climate Change Conference, Canberra, ACT.
  • Frederick, U. (2012). Chris Drury: The Blindsight of Ice. Antarctica, (pp. 999 - 999). Canberra, Australia: ANU Press.
  • Frederick, U., Clarke, A. (2012). In Loving Memory: Inscriptions, Images and Imagination at the North Head Quarantine Station, Sydney, Australia. Stockholm Studies in Archaeology, 57, 51-75.
  • Frederick, U. (2012). Lament. In: Lament. Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS). Gorman House, Canberra, Australia.
  • Frederick, U. (2012). Motorscapes. In: Motorscapes. Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS), Canberra, ACT, Australia.
  • Frederick, U. (2012). The End of the World. In: The End of the World, CCAS Members' Show. Canberra Contemporary Art Space. Gorman House, Canberra, Australia.
  • Frederick, U. (2012). The Other Side of the Tracks: an archaeology of doing graffiti. That was then, this is now: Contemporary Archaeology in Australia, Sydney, Australia.
  • Frederick, U. (2012). The Transit of Venus. Canberra, Australia: Photospace Gallery, ANU.
  • Frederick, U. (2012). When Worlds Collide Quietly: Rock Art and the Mediation of Distance. In Jo McDonald and Peter Veth (Eds.), A Companion to Rock Art, (pp. 401-419). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

2011

  • Frederick, U., Stefanoff, L. (2011). Cruising Country: Automobilities in non-urban Australia. Humanities Research, XVII (2).
  • Frederick, U., Stefanoff, L. (2011). Emerging Perspectives on Automobility in non-urban Australia: A context for cruising country. Humanities Research, XVII (2), 1-16.
  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2011). Making a Sea Change: Rock art, archaeology and the enduring legacy of Frederick McCarthy's research on Groote Eylandt. In Martin Thomas and Margo Neale (Eds.), Exploring the Legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition, (pp. 135-155). Canberra: ANU E Press.
  • Message, K., Frederick, U. (2011). Media and Materiality: Extending the boundaries of object research. Journal of Australian Studies, 35(4), 423-432.
  • Frederick, U. (2011). Photography at the Intersection: Art Photography as a Tool for Archaeological Thinking. Theoretical Archaeology Group USA 2011: Archaeology of and in the Contemporary World, Berkley, California: Theoretical Archaeology Group.
  • Frederick, U. (2011). Roadworks: Automobility and belonging in Aboriginal Art. Humanities Research, XVII (2), 81-108.
  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U., Williams, A. (2011). Wish you were here: Historic inscriptions from the North Head Quarantine Station, Manly, NSW. Australasian Historical Archaeology, 28, 77-84.

2010

  • Frederick, U. (2010). Drive in Eggs. In: The Contested Landscapes of Western Australia. Field Study, Australian National University. The See Street Gallery, TAFE NSW, Northern Sydney Institute, Meadowbank, Australia.
  • Frederick, U. (2010). Enter Sandman. Challenges for archaeology in understanding cultural and natural landscapes: local, national and global perspectives, Canberra, ACT.

2009

  • Edmundson, A., Message, K., Frederick, U. (2009). Compelling Cultures: representing cultural diversity and cohesion in multicultural Australia. Humanities Research, XVI(1).
  • Edmundson, A., Message, K., Frederick, U. (2009). Introduction - Compelling cultures: Representing cultural diversity and cohesion in multicultural Australia. Humanities Research, XV(2), 9-16.
  • Frederick, U. (2009). Revolution is the New Black: Graffiti/ Art and Mark-making Practices. Archaeologies: journal of the World Archaeological Congress, 5(2), 210-237. [More Information]
  • Frederick, U., O'Connor, S. (2009). Wandjina, graffiti and heritage: the power and politics of enduring imagery. Humanities Research, XV(2), 153-183.

2008

  • Grant, L., Frederick, U. (2008). Light Journeys: Women Working in Australian Photography. Australia: Light Journeys.
  • Foxlee, J., Frederick, U., Hall, N. (2008). Pieces of place: Exploring the personal souvenir. In Frank Vanclay, Matthew Higgens and Adam Blackshaw (Eds.), Making sense of place: exploring the concepts and expressions of place through different senses and lenses, (pp. 198-205). Canberra, ACT: National Museum of Australia Press.
  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2008). The mark of marvellous ideas: Groote Eylandt rock art and the performance of cross-cultural relations. In Peter Veth, Peter Sutton and Margo Neale (Eds.), Strangers on the Shore: Early coastal contacts in Australia, (pp. 148-164). Canberra: National Museum of Australia Press.

2007

  • Frederick, U. (2007). Drover's Drawings: A visual archive of historical graffiti from outback Australia. ANU Foyer Gallery, Canberra, Australia: Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, ANU.
  • Frederick, U. (2007). Past, Present, Future: Finding Treasure in the Lives of Lara Croft. In S. Andris & U. Frederick (Eds.), Women Willing To Fight: The Fighting Woman in Film, (pp. 55-77). United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Andris, S., Frederick, U. (2007). Why Women Willing to Fight?: An Introduction. In S. Andris & U. Frederick (Eds.), Women Willing To Fight: The Fighting Woman in Film, (pp. 1-22). United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Andris, S., Frederick, U. (2007). Women Willing To Fight: The Fighting Woman in Film. United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2006

  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2006). Closing the Distance: Interpreting Cross-Cultural Engagements through Indigenous Rock Art. In Ian Lilley (Eds.), Archaeology of Oceania: Australia and the Pacific Islands, (pp. 116-133). Malden, MA; Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2006). Signs of Contact: Groote Eylandt rock art and cross-cultural exchange.

2005

  • Frederick, U., Stefanoff, L. (2005). rust, dust and other places. Foyer Gallery, ANU, Canberra, Australia: Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, ANU.

2000

  • Frederick, U. (2000). Keeping the land alive: changing social contexts of landscape and rock art production. In Robin Torrence and Anne Clarke (Eds.), Archaeology of Difference: Negotiating Cross-Cultural Engagements in Oceania, (pp. 308-338). London, Uk: Routledge.

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