I’m a researcher in experimental new media, with a background in art history, galleries and universities. I’m currently a post-doctoral research fellow at iGLAM, an experimental arts research laboratory at the University of New South Wales and also at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia. My role is to produce virtual and augmented reality art installations and research the application of these technologies for the cultural sector.
I am currently working on joint research projects to study user perception of virtual objects at museums, and the applications for teaching and learning in virtual reality. Prior to joining iGLAM, I worked as a program producer at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. I’ve produced festivals, conferences and digital projects for the gallery.
My background is in Australian art history and my research interests have ranged from 19th century European Orientalist painting to 21st century Australian contemporary art. I have a first class honours degree and a PhD in Art History from the University of Sydney, and I’ve been a visiting researcher at Bosphorus University, Istanbul. My PhD thesis “A Portrait of the Nation as a Young Man: the genesis of Gallipoli mythologies in Australian and Turkish art” examined the role of visual culture in the creation of national and imperial mythologies around the Gallipoli campaign. I continue to write about art and war, in particular about how contemporary new media artists have depicted the war on terror.
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