The 2013 Graduate School Conference was held on Wednesday 11 September. Conference papers will be published here in late 2013.


10.30am - 1pm
First Keynote Address: Professor Anne Marsh, Professor of Art Theory in the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at Monash University

Session 1 - Feminism and Contemporary Art
SESSION CHAIR: Dr Jacqueline Millner
Vilma Bader, Hysteria Reclaimed
Vivienne Linsley, Mnemosyne Echo: The Spirit in Motion
Jane Polkinghorne, Smears on my pillow: feminism, humour and disgust
Madeleine Boyd, Post-human aesthetics of new materialist feminism

2.30pm - 5pm
Second Keynote Address: Professor Deborah Bird Rose, Professor of Social Inclusion, Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, Macquarie University, Sydney

Session 2 - Space, Place and Country
SESSION CHAIRS: Drs. Saskia Beudel & Bianca Hester
Bridget O'Brien, The implications of rock art histories to time and place
Andrew Hazewinkel, Double Vision
Richard Kean, A Civilised Inheritance
Gary Sangster, Sites of Incident

The artists in the accompanying exhibition were:

Elizabeth Pulie, Andrew Lavery, Kerry MacAulay, Andrew Hazewinkel, Yiorgos Zafiriou, Bridget O'Brien, Sylvia Griffin


Professor Anne Marsh Dr Anne Marsh is Professor of Art Theory in the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at Monash University. She is author of LOOK: Contemporary Australian Photography since 1980 (2010), Pat Brassington: This is Not a Photograph (2006), The Darkroom: Photography and the Theatre of Desire (2003) and Body and Self: Performance Art in Australia, 1969-1992 (1993). She is a contributing editor for Eyeline magazine, publishes regularly in the arts press, and coordinates two websites: the Australian Video Art Archive and AustralianPhotographers.org.

Professor Deborah Bird Rose is the Professor in the Centre for Research on Social Inclusion at Macquarie University, Sydney, and a foundation member of both Ecological Humanities and the Extinction Studies Working Group. Her current research focuses on multi-sited, multispecies ethnographies in zones of extinction. Professor Rose is the author of several prize-winning books, including the recently re-released Dingo Makes Us Human (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and Reports from a Wild Country: Ethics for Decolonisation (UNSW Press, 2004). She has worked with Aboriginal people in their claims to land and in other decolonising contexts, and in both scholarly and practical arenas has focused on the convergence of social and ecological justice. Her new book is Wild Dog Dreaming: Love and Extinction, published by University of Virginia Press (March 2011).