Upcoming public talks
‘The god of speed: futurism and the avant-garde’, Realism to surrealism: European art and culture 1848-1936, Art Gallery of NSW, 27 and 28 August 2014, more information
‘In the court of the sultans: European visions of Constantinople’, Revolution to romanticism: European art and culture c1750–1850, Art Gallery of NSW, 10 July 2013 More information
‘In corporeal conversation: Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud’, Study for self-portrait: Francis Bacon’s Britain, Art Gallery of NSW, 23 September 2012. More information
Chair: ‘Bernard Smith and the Museum’, The Legacies of Bernard Smith, Art Gallery of NSW, 10 Nov 2012. More information
‘Masculinity and the 21st century’, Cofa talks, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, 7 August 2012
“Love and Lust: penetrating the harem”, Arts of Asia lecture series, Art Gallery of NSW, 9 May 2012
Chair: Borderlands: photography and cultural contest, Art Gallery of NSW, 31 March 2012
“The Art of War: Otto Dix and German Modernism” in conjunction with the exhibition The mad square: modernity in German art 1910-37, Art Gallery of NSW, 21 August 2011
“The Art and Life of Grace Cossington Smith”, More Women of Distinction, WEA, 10 August 2011
“Ricky Swallow’s Killing time“, Art Gallery of NSW, 13 July 2011
“George Lambert’s Across the black soil plains”, Art Gallery of NSW, 15 June 2011
“Orientalism: call and response”, guest lecture, The University of Sydney, 16 May 2011
“The Foxes in the Orient”, New Voices, Queensland Art Gallery, 14 May 2011.
“Australian painting: from colony to nation”, guest lecture, The University of Sydney, 9 May 2011
Panel Chair: Subject and Object in 21st Century Photography, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 9 May 2011.
“Relocating Peripheral Modernisms: The Ottoman-Turkish Generation of 1914”, research seminar, The University of Sydney, 14 October 2010.
“Wartime Modernisms: art and national memory”, guest lecture, The University of Sydney, March 2009.
“Unlikely Friendships: cross-cultural wartime exchange at the boundaries of empire”, research seminar, University of Sydney Nineteenth-Century Society, The University of Sydney, February, 2009.
“Gallipoli in Art and Culture”, 2008 Gallipoli Guest Lecture, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey, September 2000
Panel Convener: “Transpositions and Translations: Turkish Arts in Australia”, Immigrants as Citizens: Transnationalism and Incorporation as Future Directions in Turkish Relations with Australia, Europe and North America, The University of Sydney, 2007.
“The Uneasy Republican: Mehmet Ruhi’s Triptik”, Global Empires and Visual Culture, The University of Sydney, February, 2013.
“Virtual Space: extending gallery learning and engagement through iPad apps and new media channels”, NVAEC 2012, National Gallery of Australia, 24 January 2012
“A Familiar Enemy: appropriation and cultural contest at the 1918 Vienna Exhibition of Ottoman-Turkish Art”, College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, February 2011.
“A Portrait of the Nation as a Young Man: George Lambert, Charles Bean and the mythologising of Gallipoli”, Second International Gallipoli Symposium: Gallipoli and National Imagination, Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, Australian National University, April 2009.
“Turkish Paintings of Gallipoli”, The Gallipoli Campaign from a Different Perspective Seminar, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2008.
“Framing the Enemy: Turkish Paintings of Gallipoli as Cross-cultural Exchange”, Gallipoli: History, Art and Literature Symposium, Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, Australian National University, April 2008.
“Battles Between Borders: Turkish Paintings of Gallipoli”, Immigrants as Citizens: Transnationalism and Incorporation as Future Directions in Turkish Relations with Australia, Europe and North America, The University of Sydney, 2007.
“Broken Body, Broken Mind, Broken Men: The Gallipoli Drawings of Ellis Silas”, Association for Cultural Studies Crossroads Conference, Bilgi University, Istanbul, 2006.
“Broken Body, Broken Mind, Broken Men: The Gallipoli Drawings of Ellis Silas”, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, The University of Sydney, 2005.