Books, Articles and Reviews

Recent books


Launch of Artlink “This Asian Century” March 2013 by the Hon Penny Wong, Adelaide

This Asian Century Artlink Vol 1, 2013

Asialink Arts: Through the Looking Glass AsialinkMay 2012

Finding a Place on the Asian Stage Platform Papers Currency House April 2012

The Revolutionary Century; Art in Asia 1900-2000, Macmillan Australia, 2010 (208 pp) (see separate section).

Every 23 Days: 20 Years Touring Asia (with Sarah Bond and Claire Watson), Asialink, 2010 (94 pp)

Sun Walking; Australia-Japan Visual Arts Partnerships Program 2005-9, Asialink, 2009   (48 pp)

Recent general articles and reviews:

German artists in the South Seas” Art Monthly Issue 299 June-July 2017,  58-63.

“Life and Times of the Asia Pacific Triennial” Eyeline, 2016, 85, 46-9.

The political and the personal: Australia’s experience in visual arts exchange in Southeast Asia through the 1990s‘ in The 1990s: The Making of Art with Contemporaries, Art Studies 02, The Japan Foundation Asia Centre, 2016, Tokyo, 66-71.
Korean Heat at the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane’ Artlink, issue 35: 4, December, 2015, 64-9.

Ways of thinking culturally in Asia today in Jo Caust (ed) Arts and Cultural Leadership in Asia, 2015, London: Routledge, Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies, 192-200.

People and Partnership: An Australian Model for International Arts Exchanges — The Asialink Arts Program, 1990–2010”, in Michelle Antoinette and Caroline Turner (eds), Contemporary Asian Art and Exhibitions; Connectivities and World-making, Australian National University Press, Asian Studies Series Monograph 6, 2014, chapter 9,  see

Abstraction in Asia; beyond the material world ” Artlink, Vol 33, no.1, pp.72-75, March 2013

White paper leaves a blank spot on developing the performing arts’ connection with AsiaCanvas, The Age, 12 November, 2012, p.17

We must get serious about our regionArts, The Australian, 1 November 2012, p.17

Camouflage: Visual Art and Design in DisguiseArtlink 2012; 32#3: 86

In my new robe, this morning – someone elseArt Monthly June 2012, pp 62-65

Australian Art Abroad; doing it better, Artlink 2012; 32#1: 81

Australian art internationally needs a home base, NAVA Quarterly, Dec 2011: 11

Reflections of the Soul: Chinese contemporary ink wash painting Artlink 2011; 31#4: 89

People, action and working together: Asialink engaging with Indonesia; Art Monthly Oct 2011

“Paradoxical neglect”; Australian Book Review Jul-Aug 2011

“Bridging the Gap: Art in Asia 1900-2000”; Asian Currents May 2011 p18-20

“Seeking a dialogue with Africa”; Artlink2011; 31 #1: 72

Gauguin and the idea of an Asian paradiseAsian Art News, Hong Kong, March-April, 2011, pp. 62-67.

Liverpool Biennial 2010; Touched” Artlink vol.30, #4, 2010, pp.61-3

Air to life: 20 years in the Australian-Asian arts atmosphere” Art Monthly, November 2010, #235, pp 5-7

Circles of connection, or blowing in the windGriffith Review edition 30; the Annual Fiction Edition:, October 2010.

4th Asian Art Museum Directors Forum” National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea 2010

Ignorance is not bliss; Art and its place in Australia-Asia relations” The Asialink Essays,no.10, December 2009

East and West? A different story: the impact of Mexico on 20th century Asian art” Art Monthly Australia, September, 2008, pp.11-16.

“Curatorial Asia; a twenty year perspective” Artlink, vol.28, no.4, 2008, pp.36-39

Indonesian journeyre:Publik; indonesia-australia creative adventures, Gang Festival, Sydney, 2008, pp.63-67

“Asialink and overseas cultural policy” Australian Arts; Where the bloody hell are you? University of Sydney Press & Research Institute for Humanities and Social Research, University of Sydney, 2007, pp. 57-62.

Education essays, papers and presentations

Asian Arts Management, RMIT University, Melbourne, 27 June 2015.

The Political and the Personal: Australia’s Experience in Visual Arts Exchange in Southeast Asia through the 1990s, The 1990s; The Making of Art with Contemporaries, Symposium organised by the Japan Foundation, Tokyo, held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 23-24 May 2015.

Ways of Seeing, Leadership Program, Asialink, University of Melbourne
March- April 2015, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

When I hear the words paper cranes, I reach for delete”… The Australian Story and the Development of Australian Curriculum for the Arts, Asia Education Foundation, Asia Education Foundation National Summit, Leading Asia Literacy, Sydney, 23 March, 2010

Masters and Pupils: the rise of the modern art school in Asia; some key issues on their establishment, their curricula and their place in their communities” Educating in the Arts; The Asian Experience: Twenty-four essays, ed. Lindy Joubert, UNEVOC, Springer, Dordrecht, 2008, pp.31-45.

“Creative Australia: treasure trove of Asian art” Leading 21st Century Schools National Forum, Asia Education Foundation, Adelaide, 19 May 2008

“Needing to know; knowledge, education and the arts” The Challenge for Education and Enculturation Processes, International Seminar on Contemporary Performing Arts, Art Summit Indonesia, Jakarta, 1 November 2007

Other recent papers and lectures

“’You could never have told me what it would be like’; Staff and exchange between art museums and galleries in the Asia Pacific region” Asian Art Museum Directors Forum, Seoul, 21 October 2009

“Martyrs to a cause” War Art in Asia and the Representation of War, Australian Centre for Asian Art & Archaeology, University of Sydney, 28 August 2009

“Models for successful cross-cultural collaborative programs” Mobility and Collaboration; Euro-Asia Express Performing Arts Management Meeting, IETM (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts), Seoul, 13 October 2007

Other Past Publications

Moral Censorship and the Visual Arts in Australia 1989