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Anne Marsh

Anne Marsh is a contemporary art historian, independent researcher and art critic. She has held professorial positions at The University of Melbourne and Monash University since 1999.

Professor Anne Marsh

Biennale of Sydney, 2016

Her books include Doing Feminism: Women's Art and Feminist Criticism in Australia (2021), 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).
About Me

Anne Marsh is a contemporary art historian and critic.

About Anne Marsh

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.

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New Book

Doing Feminism

Women's Art and Feminist Criticism in Australia

Doing Feminism represents over 220 artists and groups with 370 colour illustrations punctuated by extracts from artists' statements, curatorial writing and critique. Tracking networks of art practice, exhibitions, protest and critical thought over several generations, Marsh demonstrates the innovation and power of women's art and the ways in which it has influenced and changed the contemporary art landscape in Australia and internationally.

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Hayley Arjona:

The F⊙⊙L.

Hayley Arjona presents a series of paintings and small sculptures that relate with one another within a looping narrative. The sculptures appear as characters that have stepped out of the paintings into a performative drama where fantasy, neurosis and horror reign.

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Image: Hayley Arjona Cosmic Betrachten, 2024. Oil on Board'.
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Lisa Anderson:

Dancing the End of Days.

Lisa Anderson’s exhibition Beguiling presents a poetic and performative investigation into the current climate catastrophe that humankind faces right here, right now. Like all good stories it is multilayered and nuanced: photographs and videos documenting actions, figures ghosting the landscape, words floating across screens, huge icebergs melting into the sea. Each visitor will take away haunting visual images and prose that will resonate in their memories and will be difficult to shake off.

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Video: The Fuse is Lit: the story of fire and ice. Video Installation, 2023

Art and Australia

Anne Marsh Talking about the making of Doing Feminism with Su Baker for Art and Australia.

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Plural Selves

and the Art of David Rosetzky

In a time of cultural anxiety, David Rosetzky creates entrusted spaces by establishing relationships between himself and others, initiated through conversations he has with the people who appear in his works. He does this with a professional eye that speaks to art history and concepts such as modernism/post-modernism, gender difference and performativity while maintaining a minimal aesthetic that is inclusive and multi-dimensional, often involving collaborations with other artists and professionals. A Rosetzky performance, video, installation work might include dancers, choreographers, dramaturges, designers and actors, as well as people who have no experience in the arts at all.

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Ritual and Shamanism
within (Performance) Art

Anne Marsh in conversation with Philipa Rothfield.


2021 VCA
Art Forum

Anne Marsh Discusses her new book Doing Feminism: Women’s Art and Feminist Criticism in Australia.


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