Curriculum Vitae

 

Susan Elizabeth Rowley

 

 

 

 

 

Name                                     Susan Elizabeth Rowley

 

 

Address                               P.O. Box 35, Keiraville NSW 2500

                                                  phone        +61.2.4284.0978     home

                                                  phone        +61.2.9385.0691     work

                                                  mobile        0414.840.978

                                                  fax                +61.2.4285.2372     home

                                                  fax                +61.2.9385.0615     work

                                                  email           s.rowley@unsw.edu.au

 

 

Qualifications                    B.A.(Hons)                                               Monash 1972

                                                  Dip.Ed.             Monash 1973

                                                  B.C.A.               Wollongong 1986

                                                  Ph.D.                 Wollongong 1993

 

 

Present position

                                                  Foundation Professor of Contemporary Australian Art History, The University of New South Wales 1995–

                                                 

                                                  Head, School of Art History and Theory, The University of New South Wales 1995–

 

 

Other key positions

 

ARC Large Grants Committee, Humanities and Social Sciences Panel member 1999—

 

Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design

President 1994—

 

Australian Catholic University, Academic Board, external professor, 1999–

 

Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS)

Chair 1997–8; Deputy Chair 1994-7

 

Visual Arts/Craft Board, Australia Council, National Infrastructure and Special Projects Committee, member 1992-4

 


PREVIOUS POSITIONS

 

1993-5                                 Director, Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong

1992-1993                        Director, Visual Arts, School of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong

1989-93                              Co-ordinator, Arts History and Theory, School of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong

1988                                      Lecturer in Arts History and Theory, School of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong

                                                  Community Artist, Helensburgh Community Arts Project.

1985-7                                 Lecturer (part-time) in Visual Art Theory and History of the Arts in the School of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong.

1981                                      Research assistant to A.Professor Dorothy Jones and Dr Beverly Walker

1980-8                                 Lecturer and tutor (part-time) in Women in Society, University of Wollongong

1977-9                                 Lecturer, English, Sociology and Women's Studies, Prahran College of Education, Victoria.

1974–6                                Teacher, English and Social Studies, Richmond Technical College.

1973                                      Teacher, English, Social Studies and Remedial Reading, Lalor Technical School

1971                                      Tutor, Department of Sociology, La Trobe University

                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH

 

Summary of Research Experience and Fields of Interest

 

PhD (1993)                        ‘Gender and nation formation in late nineteenth century bush mythology’

                                                  nationhood, gender and culture; Australian literature and painting

 

Current interests                     contemporary craft, design and culture

                                                           tradition and innovation, temporaltiy, modernity, imagination

 

Publication modes        scholarly, and critical and interpretative writing

                                                           curatorship of exhibitions

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS, CURATORSHIP AND EXHIBITIONS

 

International exhibitions: major projects

The Somatic Object: Sydney, Taipei, Singapore, Aachen 1997-99

S. Rowley (curator; project manager with P. Shepherd), The Somatic Object, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, 14 March–12 April 1997; National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan, December 1997–January 1998; Dr Earle Lu Gallery, LASALLE SIA College of the Arts, Singapore, March 1998, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany, 27 October–28 November 1999.


Exhibitions exchanges and related projects with Taiwan

Exhibitions exchange with National Museum of History (with Dr Peter Shepherd)

–The Somatic Object (6 December 1997–6 January 1998) and

UNSW Visiting Professor appointment: Dr Huang Kuang-Nan, 1998

–Lion Among Painters: Chinese Master Chang Dai Chien, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 9 September–1 November 1998

–exchange of exhibitions of indigenous art, planning stages, UNSW, AGNSW & NMH

–NMH curator currently undertaking PhD at UNSW under my supervision

 

Crossing Borders USA 1995–7

S. Rowley (curator with C. Leitch, and project manager), Crossing Borders—History, Culture and Identity in Australian Contemporary Textile Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri and 6 venue touring exhibition, United States of America 1995-7.

 

Books

S. Rowley, The Somatic Object, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, 1997, 40pp.

S. Rowley, Crossing Borders: Contemporary Australian Textile Art, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, 1995, 85 pp.

S. Rowley (ed.), Re-inventing Textiles: Tradition and Innovation, Telos Art Publishing, Winchester UK, 1999.

S. Rowley (ed.), Craft and Contemporary Theory,  Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1997.

S. Rowley with S. Magarey and S. Sheridan (eds), Debutante Nation: Feminism Rewrites the 1890s, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1993.

 

Book chapters

S. Rowley, ‘Craft, Creativity and Critical Practice’, S. Rowley (ed.), Re-inventing Textiles: Tradition and Innovation, Telos Art Publishing, Winchester UK, 1999, pp. 1–20.

S. Rowley, ‘Gaining Momentum: Diversity and Dialogue in Contemporary Australian Textiles’, Art Textiles of the World: Australia, Telos Art Publishing, Winchester UK, 1999, pp. 7–13.

S. Rowley, ‘Prima Facie: Unravelling Masculinity’, Blair French (ed.), Photo Files: An Australian Photography Reader, Power Publications and Australian Centre for Photography, Sydeny, 1999, pp. 151-156.

S. Rowley, ‘Introduction'  and '"There once lived…" Craft and Narrative Traditions', S. Rowley (ed.), Craft and Contemporary Theory,  Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1997, pp. xiv–xxvi and 76–84.

S. Rowley, ‘Imagination, Madness and Nation in Australian Bush Mythology’, in Kate Darien-Smith, Liz Gunner and Sarah Nuttall (eds), Text, Theory, Space: Postcolonial Representations and Identity, Routledge, London, 1997, pp. 131-144.

S. Rowley, ‘“Incidents of the Bush”: Characterisation, Narrative and Landscape’, in Geoff Levitus (ed.), Lying about the Landscape, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1997, 15-29.

S.Rowley, ‘Going Public: Getting Personal’, in Catriona Moore (ed.), Dissonance—Feminism and the arts 1970-1990, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1994, pp. 213-227.

S.Rowley, ‘The Journey's End—Women and Journeys in Bush Mythology’, in Jeanette Hoorn (ed.), Strange Women, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993, pp. 81-97.

S. Rowley, ‘Things a Bushwoman Cannot Do’, in S. Magarey, S. Rowley and S. Sheridan (eds), Debutante Nation: Feminism Rewrites the 1890s, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1993, pp. 185-198.

S.Rowley, ‘Warping the Loom: Theoretical Frameworks for Craft Writing’, in Noris Ioannou (ed.), Craft in Society, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle, 1992, pp. 166-186.

S.Rowley, ‘Craft in the Public Eye’, Bob Thompson (ed.), Forceps of Language, Craft Realities, Sydney, 1992, pp. 103-106.

S.Rowley, ‘Making Works: Art, Process and Subject Formation’, Susan Magarey (ed.),Writing Lives—Feminist Biography and Autobiography,  Australian Feminist Studies Publications, Adelaide, 1992, pp. 56-68.

 

Journals

Guest editor

S.Rowley, guest editor, ‘Thinking Craft—Crafting Thought’, Artlink (Special Issue on Craft), vol. 10, no. 2, Winter 1992

 

Essays

S. Rowley, ‘Reflections on Writing about “Crossing Borders—Contemporary Australian Textile Art"’, Contemporary Craft Review, no. 1, 1996, pp. 34-7

S. Rowley, ‘Crossing Borders’, Monument, No. 9, 1996, pp. 60-63.

S. Rowley, ‘Living in Landscapes’, Australian Journal of Art ('Colonising the Country'; in memoriam: Ian Burn), vol. 12, 1994-5, pp. 146-159.

S. Rowley, ‘Coming of Age—Again’, Journal of Australian Studies (VOX/REPUBLICAE: —Feminism and the Republic (eds. Jeanette Hoorn and David Goodman), No. 47, January 1996, pp. 103-111.

S. Rowley, ‘Someday, Somewhere—Women and Nation in International Art’, Artlink, vol. 14, no. 1, Autumn 1994, pp.16-18.

S. Rowley, ‘Prima Facie: Unravelling Masculinity’, Photofile, no. 43, November 1994, pp. 35-37.

S. Rowley, ‘Serious, Practising, Professional—Identifying Australia's Artists’, Periphery, issue 16, August 1993, pp. 13-17.

S.Rowley, ‘Remembrance and the Vernacular of Nostalgia’, Ceramics Art and Perception, issue 13, 1993, pp. 12-15.

S. Rowley, ‘Crafts and Critical Practice’, Craftlink, vol. 7, no. 4, May 1993, pp. 4-6.

S.Rowley, ‘“My stories are my wealth”—Craft and Narrative Traditions’, National, August 1992, pp. 14-18.

S.Rowley, ‘Parables of Criticism’, Artlink, vol. 10, no. 2, Winter 1992, pp. 6-8.

S.Rowley, ‘Archaeology as a Metaphor’, Object, Spring 1992, p. 35.

S. Rowley, ‘The Journey's End—Women and Journeys in Bush Mythology’, Australian Cultural History, no. 10, June 1991, pp. 69-83.

S. Rowley, ‘Participation and Museum Practice’, Periphery, no. 12, August 1992, pp. 13-15.

S. Rowley, ‘Inside the Deserted Hut:  The Representation of Motherhood in Bush Mythology’, Westerly, vol. 34, no. 4, December 1989, pp. 76-96.

S. Rowley, ‘Write Now’, SA Crafts, issue no. 2, 1990, pp. 3, 16-17.

S. Rowley, ‘Beg, Borrow and Steal: Appropriation in the Visual Arts’, Sounds Australian, July 1991, pp. 18-22.

S. Rowley, ‘Heterosexuality: A Lost Cause? Images of Heterosexuality in Literature and Visual Arts’, with Fay Brauer and Dorothy Jones, West, vol. 2, no. 1, 1990, p. 25.

S. Rowley, ‘Mind Over Matter? Reading the Art/Craft Debate’, West, vol. 1, no. 1, 1989, p. 2-7.

S. Rowley, ‘Sliprails and Spur:  Courting Bush Sweethearts in Australian Nationalist Mythology’, SPAN, no. 26, April 1988, pp. 15-32.

 

Reviews

S. Rowley, ‘Many Voices—13th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennial’, Object, no. 1, 1999, pp. 17-20.

S. Rowley ‘Experiencing Taipei’, review of Taipei Fine Arts Biennial, Art AsiaPacific, issue no. 15, 1997, pp. 36–38.

S. Rowley, ‘Tradition and Modernity’, review of the Second Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, 1996, Object, no. 1, 1997, pp. 17-18.

S. Rowley, Review of Kay Schaffer, Women and the Bush, in Australian Feminist Studies, no. 10, Summer 1989, p. 125-7.

S. Rowley, Review of Liz Jeneid, A Sense of Place, Project Show, Wollongong City Gallery, 16 February—19 March 1989, Craft Arts, issue 18, March/June 1990, p. 103-4.

S. Rowley, Review of Liz Jeneid, A Sense of Place, Project Show, Wollongong City Gallery, 16 February - 19 March 1989, SCARP, May 1989, p. 13-17.

 

Catalogue essays

S. Rowley, ‘Catherine Truman Chronicles’, Gray Street Workshop: Celebrating 15 Years, Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design and Gray Street Workshop, Sydney and Adelaide, 2000, pp. 28–34.

S. Rowley, ‘Below the Waterline, Below the Waterline, Object Galleries, Sydney, 1999 (upaginated).

S. Rowley, ‘The Space In Between—Curatorial Strategies for Chinese Contemporary Art’, In and Out: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and Australia, Dr Earle Lu Gallery, LASALLE SIA College of the Arts, Singapore, 1997 and touring Australia, 1997-8, pp. 23–26.

S. Rowley, ‘The Body and the Vessel: Good and Bad Objects’, S. Rowley, The Somatic Object, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, 1997, p.7–8.

S. Rowley, 'In Process', In Process, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, 1997.

S. Rowley, 'Four Families', Susan Cohn, Workshop 3000, Melbourne, July 1996.

S. Rowley, 'The Weight of the World', Weight, Wollongong City Gallery and touring, Wollongong, July 1996.

S. Rowley, 'Collaborations', Below the Surface, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery and touring, Goulburn, July 1996.

S. Rowley, ‘I Love But I Cannot Bide’, Lovers, catalogue essay, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Bulleen (Victoria), 1995, pp. 11-16.

S. Rowley, ‘Archaeologies: Structures of Time’, catalogue essay, Diana Wood Conroy and Sharon Marcus, Archaeologies: Structures of Time, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, Oregon; Firestation Gallery, Sydney; The Long Gallery, Wollongong, 1995.

S. Rowley, ‘Discerning Nature’, catalogue essay, Discerning Textiles (Investigations of Process and Structure, July–August 1993; Attitudes of Transition, August–September 1993), Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, July-September 1993, pp. 20-27.

S. Rowley, ‘Remembrance and the Vernacular of Nostalgia’, catalogue essay, Margaret Dodd: Some Works from 1965–1993, Adelaide Festival Centre, July–August 1993.

S. Rowley, ‘Mirror, Mirror on the Wall’, commissioned theoretical essay for the Document  of Distant Voice/Shared Lives, an international conference of tapestry weavers in Lodz, Poland in 1992 (translated into German, French and Polish)

S. Rowley, ‘Archaeologies’, catalogue essay, Archaeologies, Wollongong City Gallery, August 1992.

S. Rowley, ‘Discontinuing Tradition: Constraint and Affirmation in Discontinuous Proportion’, Discontinuous Proportion, exhibition of work by Nicole Ellis, Mirabel Fitzgerald and Barbara Zerbini, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, 1-25 August  1991.

S. Rowley, ‘The Lie of the Land’, catalogue essay, for exhibition in conjunction with Landscape and a Sense of Place, conference organised by the Australian Culture Workshop at The State Library of New South Wales, May 31, 1990.

S. Rowley, ‘Rainforest’, catalogue essay for Rainforest, exhibition of works by Bert Flugelman, Wollongong City Gallery, June 8 - July 31, 1988.

 

Conferences

Conferences Convened

Museum Dialogue: Taiwan-Australia, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan, December 1997 (co-convened with Hsieh Shihying)

Craft: Objects and Writing, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, 1997.

Research and Postgraduate Studies in Visual Arts and Design, NCHADS (National Council of Heads of Art and Design Schools) Research Seminar, University of Wollongong, 1994.

Interventions—a Conference on Craft Theory + Exhibition, Wollongong, 1992

Dissonance—Feminism and the Visual Arts, with Liz Ashburn and Dian Lloyd, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, 1991

 

Conference Proceedings

S. Rowley (ed.), Proceedings: Research and Postgraduate Studies in Visual Arts and Design, NCHADS Research Seminar, UNSW College of Fine Arts, Sydney, 1995.

 

Conference Papers

S. Rowley, ‘The critical context for craft/object art’, Connexions: connections and new directions in object art, Christchurch Polytechnic, Christchurch NZ, 6-8 July 2000.

S. Rowley, ‘Craft in the Art Museum’, Zero Craft: Craft 00 (conference in conjunction with techno no craft: the work of Susan Cohn 1980–2000), National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 20 May 2000.

S. Rowley, ‘Replicating Difference’, Close Ties Conference, Brisbane, 25–27 March 1999.

S. Rowley, ‘Writing on Textiles?’, Close Ties Forum, Brisbane, 28 March 1999.

S. Rowley, ‘Curator’s Introduction’, Museum Dialogue: Australia-Taiwan Dialogue, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan, December 1997

S. Rowley, ‘Curator’s Introduction’, Museum Forum, Dr Earle Lu Gallery, LASALLE SIA College of the Arts, Singapore, March 1998.

S. Rowley, ‘Collaboration: A Resource for Innovation’, Cross-sector Collaborations. ACUADS Conference 1997, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, October 2–4 1997, Proceedings, ed. Ted Snell, Curtin University of Technology, 1997, pp. 71-5.

S. Rowley, 'Any Future for Clay?' and 'Writing and Practice', panel discussions, 8th National Ceramics Conference, Canberra, July 1996.

S. Rowley, ‘Feminism and Contemporary Visual Arts: Research and Curatoratorship’, 6th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Adelaide, April 1996.

S. Rowley, ‘Guiding, Goading and Gatekeeping: The Dialectic of Supervision’, invited paper, Pedagogical Ethics and the Supervisory Encounter, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, 24 November 1995.

S. Rowley, ‘Research Issues in Creative Arts’, Creative Investigations: Redefining Research in the Arts and Humanities, The Australian Academy of the Humanities, Canberra, 8/9 November 1995; Proceedings, ed. Margaret Mahony Stoljar, The Australian Academy of the Humanities, Canberra, 1996, pp. 138-47.

S. Rowley, ‘Positioning Craft in University Art and Design Schools’, Convergence, ACUADS Conference, Hobart, September 1995.

S. Rowley, ‘“Where no-one has yet been”: Home, Utopia, Craft’, invited paper, Making the Millennium—Craft and the Twenty First Century, Canberra School of Art, Canberra, 4-6 August 1995

S. Rowley, ‘Translations’, Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group Australia Conference, Melbourne, July 1995.

S. Rowley, ‘The Writing on the Wall’, ACUADS International Seminar, Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, April 1995. Proceedings.

S. Rowley, ‘Crossing Borders’, ‘Critical Writing’ and ‘Publishing’: 3 invited presentations, Texts from the Edge, seminar in conjunction with exhibition, Adelaide, January 1995.

S. Rowley & L. Brunet, ‘Beyond Equity’, Bi-Cultural and Multi-Cultural Issues in Tertiary Art and Design Education, Annual Conference, National Council of Heads of Art and Design Schools, Auckland, September 23-25 1994.

S. Rowley, ‘A Survey of Postgraduate, Graduate and Honours Studies in Australian University Art and Design Schools’, Research and Postgraduate Studies in Visual Arts and Design, NCHADS Research Seminar, Wollongong 1994. Proceedings (ed. S. Rowley), UNSW College of Fine Arts, Sydney, 1995, pp.

S. Rowley, ‘The Funding Process’, 1993 Professional Development Seminar, Regional Galleries Association of NSW, Newcastle, October 1993.

S. Rowley, ‘Professionalism within the “Arts Industry”’, 1993 Professional Development Seminar, Regional Galleries Association of NSW, Newcastle, October 1993.

S. Rowley, ‘The Boundary Rider: The Curator as Protagonist’, Conference of the Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, January 1993.

S. Rowley, ‘Arts Education and International Networking’, Annual Conference, National Council of Heads of Art and Design Schools, Kooralbyn, Queensland, September 1993.

S. Rowley, ‘Original Research, Significant Contribution—Doctoral Degrees in Creative Arts’, Studio Activity as Research, National Council of Heads of Art and Design Schools 1993 Research Seminar, Griffiths University, September 1993.

S. Rowley, ‘Colonial Enchantments and the Bush’, invited paper, Southern Spaces: Land, Identity and Representation—Readings in South African and Australian Literature, Sir Robert Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, University of London, London, 4-6 June 1993

S. Rowley, ‘Throwing Stones at Glass Houses—Craft Criticism Looks at Glass’, invited keynote paper, ‘Origins and Originality’ Ausglass Conference, Canberra, January 1993; ‘ Proceedings, Canberra School of Art Press, Canberra, 1993, pp. 54-63.

S. Rowley, ‘Crossing Borders’, Investigating the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft, Craft Victoria Forum, Melbourne, 11 September 1993

S. Rowley, ‘Imagining Australia: Imagination and Nation in 1890s Bush Mythology’, Art Association of Australia Conference, Canberra, September 1992.

S. Rowley, ‘Crafts and Critical Practice’, invited paper, Craft 2000, Crafts Council of Australia Conference, Perth, August 1992, pp. 25-27.

S. Rowley, "Craft and Oral Narrative Traditions’, Interventions—a Conference on Craft Theory and Exhibition, Wollongong, July 1992.

S. Rowley, ‘The Journey Motif in Bush Mythology’, Australian Cultural History Conference, Sydney, June 1990.

S. Rowley, ‘Craft in Museum Contexts’, invited paper, Art Museums Association of Australia,  Perth, 14 - 18 October 1991.

S. Rowley, ‘Play it again, Sam: Theoretical Frameworks for Craft Writing’, Rapid Eye Movement: Writing and the Visual Arts, Conference, Sydney, 24-25 January 1991.

S. Rowley, ‘Feminism and the Emergence of Post War Crafts’, Jessie Street Foundation Conference, Sydney, November 1990.

S. Rowley, ‘Reading the Art/Craft Debate’, Art Association of Australian Conference, Melbourne, September 1989.

S. Rowley, ‘Public Art: Private Process’, invited keynote speaker, Biography and Autobiography in the History of Education, National Conference, Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society, Wollongong, 3 - 6 October 1991.

S. Rowley, ‘Going Public: Getting Personal’, Dissonance Conference, Sydney, 28-9 September 1991.

S. Rowley, ‘Participation and Museum Practice’, invited keynote paper, 'New Partnerships' Forum, Museums Association of Australia, NSW Branch, Campbelltown City Art Gallery, 15 April 1991, pp. 6-11.

S. Rowley, ‘“Think of the Work”: Artist as Subject, and Process in Artwork’, paper presented to the Australian Feminist Biography and Autobiography Conference, Adelaide, February 1989.

S. Rowley, ‘Positioning Women in Nationalist Discourse:  The Representation of Working Women in Nationalist Bush Myths’, Australian Canadian Labour History Conference, 12-16 December 1988, University of Sydney, Sydney.

S. Rowley, ‘Women's National Identity’, Women's History Conference, 29 August 1987, University of Sydney, Sydney.

 

 

 

Exhibitions, curatorship and related practice

Curatorship

Below the Surface, Goulburn Regional Gallery and touring exhibition 1996-8. Curatorial consultant (with Doreen Mellor).

Weight, exhibition of Contemporary Craft Curatorship Project, curated by Daniel Brine initially, then Ivana Jirasek, Wollongong City Gallery and touring, 1996-97. Curatorial consultant: development seminar for artists and regional gallery staff, Wollongong City Gallery, 24 February 1996.

Directions Exhibition Project, resulting in Discerning Textiles (Investigations of Process and Structure July-August 1993, Attitudes of Transition, August-September 1993; and touring exhibition 1993-4), Goulburn Regional Gallery, 1993. Curatorial consultant (with Diana Wood Conroy) (selection of works for two textiles survey exhibitions, development of curatorial theses, convening of two weekend seminars for selected artists, chairing of Textiles Forums in conjunction with opening of exhibitions.)

Archaeologies, curatorial committee comprising S. Rowley, Diana Wood Conroy, Lindsay Duncan, and staff of Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong City Gallery, July—August 1992.

The Lie of the Land, exhibition in conjunction with Landscape and a Sense of Place, a Conference organised by the Australian Culture Workshop at The State Library of New South Wales, 31 May 1990.

 

Solo and Two-person Exhibitions and Libretto

S. Rowley, Project Show, Wollongong City Gallery, November 4 1988 - January 8 1989.

S. Rowley, ‘Escarpment’, exhibition of photographs and installations, mixed media, with ceramics by Lindsay Duncan, Craft Council Gallery, Sydney, October 1987.

S. Rowley and J. Falk, The Piper's Promise, opera composed by Andrew Ford, commissioned by University of Wollongong. The Piper's Promise was first produced in the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong, September 30—October 8 1988. Production was assisted by the Australian Bicentennial Authority, NSW Government Office of the Minister of the Arts, Australia Council and the Australian Council of Trade Unions.

 

Group Exhibitions and Related Practice

S. Rowley, ‘Inset’, photographic series, Interactions—SCA Staff Exhibition, The Long Gallery, September 1992.

S. Rowley, ‘Learning to Dance: Novice Series’, SCA Staff Exhibition, The Long Gallery 1990

S. Rowley, ‘But I Like A Happy Ending’, quilt, Quilt Australia '88, Centrepoint, Sydney, June 1988.

S. Rowley, ‘Made in This Dress/ Maid in Distress’, Cloth and Beyond, The Long Gallery, University of Wollongong, June 1988, and Goulburn Regional Gallery, July 1988.

S. Rowley, Exhibition of work by the Visual Arts Staff of the School of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong, May 1988.

S. Rowley, ‘Helensburgh—the Forgotten Suburb’, four quilt panels made by the Helensburgh Community Arts Project, for which I was employed as community artist, exhibited in the Illawarra Artist Bicentennial Exhibition, Wollongong City Gallery, September 1988.

S. Rowley, Commissioned photocollage record cover for Still a Rich Man's Land, Songs by Kevin Baker.

S. Rowley, ‘The Mother's Dress’, satiric costume, reproduced in Jenny Isaacs, The Gentle Arts, Lansdowne Press, Sydney, 1987, p. 57.

S. Rowley, Illawarra Artists For Peace, group exhibition, Wollongong City Gallery.

S. Rowley, Staff Exhibition, School of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong. Photographic series.

S. Rowley, ‘The Convalescent Jacket’, Small Fibre Works, group exhibition, Wollongong City Gallery, April 1986.

S. Rowley, Autumn Wearables, group exhibition, Graham Gallery, Wollongong, April 1986.

 

Reviews and Publications

Peter Timms and Robyn Christie, Cultivating the Country, Living with the Arts in Regional Australia, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1988.

The Quilters' Guild, Quilt Australia, Bay Books, Sydney, 1988

Sheridan Carter, ‘Quilt Australia '88’, Craft Arts International, issue 14, December/February 1989, pp. 58-68.

‘But I Like A Happy Ending’, reproduced on front cover of Westerly, vol. 34, no. 4, December 1989.

 

 

 

 

GRANTS

 

1991                        Artists' Residencies Project, Visual Arts/Craft Board Australia Council           $26,144

1992                        Interventions–Conference, Visual Arts/Craft Board Australia Council            $25,000

1992-3                    Study of Craft Curatorship, ARC Small Grant (1992-3)                                             $12,600

1993                        CAUT National Teaching Development Grant, with Professor

                                    Barry Conyngham                                                                                                                          $47,372

1993                        VA/CB Craft Curatorship (University of Wollongong, Wollongong City

                                    Gallery, Regional Galleries Association of NSW, Craft Council of NSW           $60,000

1994                        Crossing Borders, Visual Arts/Craft Board Australia Council                                 $60,000

                                    (with matching funding for US tour from ExhibitsUSA)

1996                        The Somatic Object, exhibition, Visual Arts/Craft, Australia Council                $25,700

1996                        Taiwan exhibition, EPVAT (Elite Performing and Visual Arts Touring),

                                    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, with Dr Peter Shepherd                  $67,000

1998                        Faculty Research Grant (Pakistan-Australian exhibition seeding)                      $2,013

1999                        UMAP (Universities’ Mobility in Asia-Pacific)                                                                   $29,000

 

                                                                                                                                                TOTAL                                      $354,829

 

 


RESEARCH IN CREATIVE ARTS

 

The shift of art schools into the university sector has highlighted the need to theorise the relationship between arts practice and research. Evidence of my leadership contribution to this integration of the Creative Arts and Design disciplines into the University sector:

 

DETYA Report

Research in the Creative Arts (Dennis Strand: Canberra School of Art, The Australian National University), Evaluations and Investigations Programme, Higher Education Division, Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Canberra, 1998: member, Project Advisory Group

 

Conferences and seminars

Invited speaker, Research in Creative Arts seminar, The Curtin University of Technology, Perth, 1998

Invited speaker, Research in Creative Arts seminar, Faculty of Built Environment UNSW, 1998

Co-convenor with Prof Newman, COFA Research in Creative Arts seminar, September 1998

Invited speaker, Pedagogical Ethics and the Supervisory Encounter, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, 24 November 1995.

Invited speaker (with Professors Max Brennan, Peter Spearitt and Raoul Mortley), Creative Investigations: redefining research in the Arts and Humanities, The Australian Academy of the Humanities, Canberra, 8/9 November 1995.

Invited speaker, Research in Creative Arts seminar, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University, Perth, 1996

S. Rowley, ‘Paradigms of Research and Practice’, invited guest speaker, School Research Seminar, School of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Tasmania, 13 May 1995.

Seminar on Research in Visual Arts, invited guest speaker, Monash University, Gippsland Campus, May 1995.

Seminar on Research in Visual Arts, invited guest speaker, Women in Research Program, Charles Sturt University (Wagga and Albury), 1995.

Research and Development Seminar, University Research and Development Committee and Research and Development Committees of Western Australian Academy of Visual and Performing Arts and the Faculty of Arts, invited guest speaker, Edith Cowan University, Perth, August 1994.

Conference on Postgraduate Programs in Art Schools (Wollongong, 1989)

Artists' Research Seminar (Tasmania School of Art, University of Tasmania, 1992)

Artists' Research Seminar, NCHADS (Griffiths University 1993)

Conference of National Council of Heads of Art and Design Schools (Sydney 1991, Adelaide 1992, Kooralbyn 1993)

Conference of Art Association of Australia (Canberra 1992)

 


RESEARCH TRAINING

 

Completed Postgraduate Research Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy                 Dwi Marianto UOW 1995

                                                                Polly McCallum UNSW 1997

                                                                Pat Hoffie UNSW 1998

                                                                Paula Dawson UNSW 2000

 

Doctor of Creative Arts              Georgina Halliday UOW 1993

                                                                Lindsay Duncan UOW 1994

                                                                Diana Wood Conroy UOW 1995

 

MA (Hons)                                         Lynn Brunet UOW 1994

 

Current candidacies

Doctor of Philosophy                 Huangfu Binghui, Helmut Lueckenhausen, Susan Cohn, Pam Zeplin, Clare Bond, Hsieh Shihying, Ann Coward, Sue Ingham, Greg Leong

 

Master of Art Theory                   Gillian McCracken, Farida Batool, Miyuke Nakahari

Master of Fine Art                         Jaqueline Clayton, Liz Williamson

 

Examiner of Postgraduate Research Theses

Doctor of Philosophy                 University of Melbourne, Deakin University

                                                                adjudicating examiner: Monash University

 

MFA, MVA, MA                              Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney; University of Tasmania; The Flinders University of South Australia; Monash University; Canberra School of Art, The Australian National University; University of Western Sydney Nepean

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                      

 


TEACHING

 

Head of School: developed degree programs and teaching innovations

As Head of the School of Art History and Theory, I have developed a range of teaching and program initiatives.

 

Degree programs

higher research degree                        MArtsAdmin (Hons)

‘fast track’ degree  ‘fast track’               BArtTh.MArtAdmin

combined degrees                                  BArtTh.BA, BArtTh.BSocSc, BArtTh.LLB

 

Intensive modes of delivery

The Biennale of Sydney 2000 (2 week intensive, May 2000)

Olympic Art & Design (two-week intensive, Sept 2000)

East/West: The Great Divide in Art & Politics (July, Berlin)

India Study Tour (3 week course in India, Dec 2000)

 

History / theory core sequences

Art, Design and Digital Media

 

Co-ordinator of international exchange program:

Developed exchange agreements

National College of the Arts, Lahore, Pakistan 1998

Tainan National College of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan

Chung Yuan Christian University, Taipei, Taiwan

Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Bauhaus Universität, Weimar, Germany

Dortmund Fachhochschule, Dortmund, Germany

 

UMAP (Universities Mobility in Asia Pacific) program 1999

5 student internships (National Museum of History, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts) and exchange study

 

Coursework teaching 1971—

Honours Research Methods                   UOW BCA, UNSW: BFA, BArtTh

Professional Practice                                   UOW BCA, UNSW: BFA

Current Issues in Studio Art                     UNSW: MArt coursework Masters

Craft and Contemporary Theory            UNSW: BFA, BArtEd, BArtTh

History of Applied Arts                                UNSW: BAppArts

Design History, Theory & Aesthetics UNSW: BDes

History of the Arts                                          UOW: BCA years 1, 2 & 3

Visual Arts Theory                                         UOW: BCA, MCA

Women in Society                                         UOW BA

 

Prahran College of Advanced Education, 1977-9

English                                                                 Certificate & Diploma

Women's Studies                                          Tertiary Orientation Program

Sociology                                                           Tertiary Orientation Program

 

Victorian secondary technical schools, 1973-6

English and Social Studies

                                                                                                              

MEMBERSHIP OF UNIVERSITY BODIES

 

The University of New South Wales 1995–

Academic Board, 1995—

Policy Advisory Committee 1995–7, 1999–

Working group on Summer Session, convenor, 1997

Committee on Research, 1998–

Working Party on International Research Students, convenor, 1999-2000

Postgraduate Studies Committee, 1996-7

Faculty Board, Australian Graduate School of Management 1999—

 

UNSW working parties and task forces

Working Party on the Future of St George Campus, 1997 (VC appointee)

Budget Clarity Task Force 1999-2000 (VC appointee)

 

UNSW Promotions Committees

Promotion to Professor Qualifications Committee 1999

Emeritus Professor Committee, 1997-2000

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 1996-7

Faculty of Engineering, 1997

Faculty of Commerce and Economics 1997

Faculty of Professional Studies1996

 

College of Fine Arts

Dean’s Advisory Committee 1995-78; Dean’s Working Group 1998—

Resources and Planning Committee 1995—

International Education Committee (Presiding Member) 1995-7

Timetable Committee 1995—

Faculty Board 1995—

Faculty Board Executive 1995-2000; Faculty Standing Committee 2000—

Higher Degree Committee 1995-2000

Faculty Research Management Committee 1996-1999

Faculty of the College of Fine Arts Promotions Committee 1996

 

Australian Catholic University 1999–

Academic Board, external professor (nominated by UNSW Presiding Member), 1999–2000

Bachelor of Visual Art and Design Course Development Committee 2000

 

University of Wollongong 1986–95

University of Wollongong Council, 1992-5

Member, Vice-Chancellor's Selection Committee, 1994

Academic Senate, 1994-5

Promotions Committee, 1994

Faculty Research and Postgraduate Co-ordinators Committee, 1994

Professional, Postgraduate and Continuing Education Subcommittee of University Education Committee, 1994

Working Party on Learning Development Centre, 1995

Academic Women’s Advisory Committee, member 1993

Wollongong University Childcare Centre Management Committee; Chair 1989-91

                                                                                                                                                                      

CONTRIBUTIONS TO DISCIPLINES

ART & DESIGN and ART HISTORY & THEORY

 

ARC Large Grants Committee

Humanities and Social Sciences, panel member 1999—

 

Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS)

previously National Council of Heads of Art and Design Schools (NCHADS)

ACUADS Chair, 1997–8

ACUADS Deputy Chair, 1994-5-6-7

Member of the Advisory Group, Research in the Creative Arts Project, DEETYA Evaluation and Investigations Program

NCHADS Vice-President, 1993-4

NCHADS Member of Executive, 1992

Arts Education Working Group, coalition of arts education organisations convened by Australia Council, ACUADS representative, 1994

 

External Promotions and Appointments Committees

Head, South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia, 1999.

Head, School of Visual Arts, University of Newcastle, 1998.

Head, School of Art, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, 1995.

Professorial Promotions Committee, Swinburne University of Technology, 1995.

Head, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Western Sydney Macarthur, 1994.

Faculty Promotions Committee, Visual and Performing Arts, University of Western Sydney, 1996.

Lecturer in Art History, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Western Sydney Macarthur, 1994.

 

Review Committees, Consultancies and Advisory Boards

Advisory Committee, MA (Hons) in Visual Arts, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan 1999–

Review Committee, Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts), Deakin University, 2000

Mentor, Department of Visual Arts & Performing Arts, University of Tasmania at Launceston, 1997: Centre for University Learning and Teaching project—Mentoring for Research— to improve research amongst staff in four Schools (Visual & Performing Arts, Education, Nursing, Management)

External Advisory Committee, Art History Department, University of Western Sydney Nepean, November 1995; invited member

Fashion Program Advisory Committee, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, University of Technology, Sydney, 1996-7, invited member

Planning Team for Doctor of Visual Art (DVA), Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, 1995; invited member

National Advisory Committee, 6th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, 22-26 April 1996, Adelaide; invited member

Journal of Australian Studies, 1993-4; editorial consultant

Landscape and You, PAGE production, Glen Phillips and Judith Dinham, Edith Cowan University 1994-5; external consultant

 

External Referee For Research And Promotions

External assessor, ARC Large Grants, 1996–8

External assessor, ARC Strategic Partnerships with Industry—Research and Training, 1997

External assessor, ARC Small grant applications, University of Western Sydney Nepean 1995-6.

Referee nominated by Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Curtin University of Technology: application for promotion to Professor, 1995.

Referee nominated by Faculty of Visual and Performing Arts Promotions Committee, University of Tasmania: application for promotion to Senior Lecture, 1994.

Reader for Cambridge University Press: Ian McLean, White Aborigines

 

                                                                                                                                                                      

 

 

CONTRIBUTIONS TO PROFESSION

 

Boards and national committees

 

Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design

(previously Centre for Contemporary Craft and Crafts Council of New South Wales)

President, Centre for Contemporary Craft, 1995—

Convenor, Editorial Advisory Committee, Object Magazine 1997–

President, Crafts Council of New South Wales, 1994

Vice-President, Crafts Council of New South Wales, 1992-3

 

Visual Arts/Craft Board, Australia Council: National Infrastructure and Special Projects Committee

Member (Australia Council appointment), 1992-4

Sub-Committee to Review Australian Exhibitions Touring Agency (AETA), member, 1994

 

Wollongong City Gallery:

Member, Board of Directors, Wollongong City Gallery, 1992

Member, Policy Committee, Wollongong City Gallery, 1993

President, Wollongong City Gallery Society, 1990-3

 

Contemporary Craft Curatorship Project

Chair, Management Committee (a collaborative project of Crafts Council of New South Wales, Regional Galleries Association of New South Wales, University of Wollongong and Wollongong City Gallery) 1994-5.

 

 

Consultancies

Art at work (comprising10 major art commissions), Sydney Airport Enhancement Project, 1999 (member, curatorial management committee)

 

 

Advisory and review panels

Professional reference group to review the planning for the 1995 National Conference of Craft Australia, Craft Australia 1994; invited member.

Project Steering Committee to examine Advanced Diploma in Jewellery Design and Diploma in Jewellery, Sydney Institute of Technology, 1997; invited expert.

Head of Division, Arts and Media, TAFE Illawarra, 1993.

Review Panel, Diploma of Arts (Ceramics), Arts and Media Training Division, TAFE (NSW), 1994; invited member.

Review Panel, Diploma of Arts (Sculpture), Arts and Media Training Division, TAFE (NSW), 1994; invited member.

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP OF COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS

 

Richmond Community Education Centre, Chairperson, 1975-6

Richmond Teachers’ Centre, Chairperson, 1975–6

Wollongong Women’s Centre, Management Committee, Treasurer 1981; President, 1982-3