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
fax +61.2.4285.2372 home
fax +61.2.9385.0615 work
Qualifications B.A.(Hons) Monash 1972
Dip.Ed. Monash 1973
B.C.A. Wollongong 1986
Ph.D. Wollongong 1993
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
S.Rowley, guest editor, ‘Thinking Craft—Crafting Thought’, Artlink (Special Issue on Craft), vol. 10, no. 2, Winter 1992
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.
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.
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.
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
S. Rowley (ed.), Proceedings: Research and Postgraduate Studies in Visual Arts and Design, NCHADS Research Seminar, UNSW College of Fine Arts, Sydney, 1995.
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
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.
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
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:
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)
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Richmond Community Education Centre, Chairperson, 1975-6
Richmond Teachers’ Centre, Chairperson, 1975–6
Wollongong Women’s Centre, Management Committee, Treasurer 1981; President, 1982-3