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Chris McAuliffe


Dr Chris McAuliffe is Director of the Ian Potter Museum of Art at The University of Melbourne. Prior to that he was for ten years a lecturer in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne.

Dr McAuliffe has researched and written extensively in the area of contemporary art, and is the author of Art and Suburbia, 1996, Linda Marrinon: let her try, 2007, and Jon Cattapan: possible histories, 2008.

He is a regular media commentator on the arts and currently appears on ABC TV’s ‘Sunday Arts’ programme.

A graduate of the University of Melbourne and of Harvard University, Dr McAuliffe is currently researching the interaction of art and popular music.

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