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Professor Anne Marsh

Anne Marsh is a contemporary art historian and critic.

Anne is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts.

About Professor Anne Marsh


Anne Marsh is a contemporary art historian and critic.

Her books include Performance Ritual Document (2014), LOOK: Contemporary Australian Photography, since 1980 (2010), Pat Brassington: This is Not a Photograph (2006), The Darkroom: Photography and the Theatre of Desire (2003) and Body and Self: Performance Art in Australian, 1969-1992 (1993, Kindle edition 2015).

She was editor with Melissa Miles and Daniel Palmer of The Culture of Photography in Public Space (2015). Anne has published widely in journals and magazines, and has been Melbourne contributing editor for Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts since 1997.

Recent curatorial projects include: Performance Presence/Video Time at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, 2015 and Doing Feminism/Sharing the World a three- month artist-in-residence program on collaborative and participatory art at the Norma Redpath House and Studio in Carlton, 2017-18.

She has received generous support for her research from the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, the City of Melbourne and the Australian Research Council. Her latest book Doing Feminism: Women’s Art and Feminist Criticism in Australia is due for publication early in 2021.




Professor Anne Marsh

Academic Anthology

Qualifications
1978
BA Fine Art (Sculpture)

University of South Australia.

1987
MA Prelim. Department of Visual Arts, Monash University.

Won departmental prize for best fourth year thesis.

1992
MA (by research), Department of Visual Arts, Monash University.

Thesis titled: Body and Self: Performance Art in Australia 1969-1989.

2001
PhD, School of Fine Arts, Classical Studies and Archaeology, University of Melbourne.

Thesis title: The Darkroom: Photography and the Theatre of Desire..



Grants & Awards


  • National Competitive Grants
    2017
    Australia Council for the Arts

    Art Projects for Doing Feminism/Sharing the World

    $24,920
    City of Melbourne

    Art Projects for Doing Feminism/Sharing the World

    $14,550
    Creative Victoria

    Art Projects for Doing Feminism/Sharing the World

    $17,560
    2016-2018
    Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (solo)

    Women, Feminism and Art in Australia since 1970

    $195,000
    2009–2012
    Australian Research Council Linkage Grant

    Photography as a Crime (with Melissa Miles, Daniel Palmer, Mark Davison and the Centre for Contemporary Photography)

    $140,000
    2009-2011
    Australian Research Council Discovery Grant

    Remediation: Performance Art and Video Performance.

    Solo CI - $149,000
    2005-2008
    Australian Research Council Discovery Grant

    Contemporary Australian Photography 1980 to the present

    Solo CI - $142,000
    Australian Research Council Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Fund

    Dictionary of Australian Artists On-Line

    $300,000
    2007
    Australia Council New Work

    LOOK!: Contemporary Australian Photography since 1980

    Solo CI - $20,000
    1999
    Arts Victoria

    Project Grant for Globe e-journal, with Robert Schubert.

    $10,000
    1996
    Australian Film Commission with Artmoves Inc

    Body and Self the cd-rom

    $5,000
  • Internal Grants
    2017-18
    Macgeorge Fellowship for keynote Clare Hemmings

    Women Art and Feminism national symposium

    Victorian College of the Arts, February 21-23, 2018
    2013
    Monash Art Design & Architecture

    Publishing Subsidy for Performance Ritual Document

    $5,000
    2012
    Monash Art Design & Architecture

    Project Grant with Brad Haylock for Texts from the Underground

    $5,000

    Travel Grant

    $3,000
    2006
    Faculty of Art & Design

    small grant with Matthew Perkins, for Australian performance/video databank

    $15,000
    2003
    Monash University Unit Innovations

    Grant to put Cyberculture on WebCT

    Solo CI - $5,000
    2003
    Monash University Publishing Subsidy Committee

    The Darkroom: Photography and the Theatre of Desire

    $4,000
    2002
    Monash University

    Small Grant for Towards a History of Australian Photography

    2001
    Monash University Teaching Initiative Fund

    Cyberculture

    Monash University

    Small grant for teaching relief in Camera Culture to enable the re-writes for the book The Darkroom: Photography and the Theatre of Desire.

    2000
    Monash University

    Small Grant for Peter Kennedy: An Avant-Garde Practice

    $9,500
    2000
    Monash University Teaching Initiative Fund

    Contemporary Visual Culture On-Line, with Leigh Astbury

    $8,100
    1996-7
    Monash University Teaching Small Grants

    Multi-media Initiatives for electronic delivery of course materials for Contemporary Visual Culture, with Leigh Astbury and Jennifer Durran

    $10,000
    1996
    Outside Study Program

    small grant to present a conference paper at Performance Art, Culture, Pedagogy, PennState University, Pennsylvania and conduct research.

    $3,700
    1995
    Professional Development Centre, Monash University

    Small Teaching and Research Grant, for Photography-On-Line. The grant also provided seeding funding for the cd-rom Body and Self.

    $3,700
    1994
    Vera Moore Fund, Monash University and assistance from the Australia Council

    Performative Sexualities Symposium organised in conjunction with Performance Space, Sydney.

    $2,000
    1993
    Vice Chancellor's Committee for Publications

    Publishing subsidy for Body and Self: Performance Art in Australia, 1969-1989, Oxford University Press, Melbourne.

    $3,000


Papers by Anne Marsh


Since 1990 Anne has published widely in edited books, refereed journals and art magazines in Australia, and has written numerous exhibition catalogue essays for artists as well as regularly reviewing artist’s exhibitions in newspapers and art journals. Her essays have been cited in the fields of art history, visual culture, performance studies, theatre studies, and film and video studies. She has been the keynote speaker at numerous conferences in Australia and overseas. Her published works have been translated into French, Spanish, Japanese and German.


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Performance Art and Feminism

Circa 1970-1985

Biennale of Sydney for Brown Council, 2016.


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Books by Anne Marsh


Anne's books include Performance Ritual Document (2014), LOOK: Contemporary Australian Photography, since 1980 (2010), Pat Brassington: This is Not a Photograph (2006), The Darkroom: Photography and the Theatre of Desire (2003) and Body and Self: Performance Art in Australian, 1969-1992 (1993, Kindle edition 2015).

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