Visual Arts Criticism
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but criticism lies in the pens and hard drives of our finest minds. This panel discussion draws on some of our leading arts writers as they ask what’s wrong with visual arts reviewing?
This session will be chaired by Peter Mares.
Naomi Cass is the director of the Centre for Contemporary Photography as well as a curator and writer who has worked in the fields of contemporary art, craft and design. Curator and writer, Naomi Cass has worked in the fields of contemporary art, craft, design and music since completing her honours ... Read more
Peter Mares is lead moderator with The Cranlana Programme, an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to developing the ethical decision-making skills of Australia’s leaders. Peter is also contributing editor at Inside Story magazine and adjunct fellow at Swinburne University’s Centr... Read more
Patrick McCaughey was art critic of the Age and professor of visual arts at Monash, 1974-1981. Thereafter he spent his life in art museums: as director of the National Gallery of Victoria, the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, Ct. and the Yale Center for British Art. He lives in Connecticut and write... Read more
For over twenty years he has been one of Australia’s best-known art critics, writing a weekly column for the Sydney Morning Herald, and contributing to local and international publications. He has written numerous catalogue essays, and monographs on artists such as David Strachan, Ari Purhonen and... Read more
Phip Murray is an artist and writer and the Director of West Space. She is a board and editorial member of the independent contemporary art journal Un Magazine. Her previous employment includes lecturing in contemporary art history and theory, and working as an Associate Producer for the Next Wave F... Read more
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