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Conference Papers
& Major Public Lectures

Professor Anne Marsh

Unfinished Business

Closing lecture for Perspectives on art and feminism.

Feminist Positions

public paper, at ACCA Unfinished Business: Perspectives on art and feminism (15 Dec 2017-25 March 2018) followed by discussion with Emily Floyd, Paola Balla and Antong Atem.

Eugenia Raskopoulos: Feminine Aesthetic

Townsville regional gallery as part of the Townsville Photographic Prize, 15 May 2016 (also judged the prize and did public floor talk on 13 May, 2016)

Women and Performance Art in Australia

Biennale of Sydney, 26 March 2016.

Future Manifestos

ACMI and ABC Radio National with Paul Barclay and Clementine Ford,13 March 2016.

Performance and Contemporary Art

panel participant, GOMA, Brisbane, 21 February, 2016-09-05

Sexing the Picture

keynote for SEXES, Performance Space, 29 November, 2012.

Performance Art and its Remediations

AAANZ conference, July 2012.

Thresholds of the Unknown: Pat Brassington

at Into the Cosmos, Artists’ Week Symposium, Adelaide Festival of Arts, day four, Monday 5 March, 2012, 30 minute paper.

Living Pictures

Tableau Vivant Symposium, Australian National Gallery, May 20, 2011, 60 min keynote.

Video and Performance Art Collaborations (with notes on installation)

Collaborations in Modern and Postmodern Visual Art, Conference September 30 – October 1, 2010, Monash Conference Centre, Melbourne.

The Photographic Medium in a Post Medium Age

Peter Turner memorial Lecture, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, Saturday 21 November 2009 (60 min keynote)

The Face as a Performative Screen

National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, keynote lecture, 23 April 2009 (50 minutes).

Performance Art and its Documentation

Photographies: New Histories, ANU, 10-12 July 2008, 20 minute paper.

Body Art, Ritual and the Real

Out of Bounds: Art, Faith & Religiosity, Monash University, Faculty of Art & Design, August 20, 2008, 20 minute paper.

A Critical Axis: Documentary Photography and Art

Key Note Address, FotoFreo Conference, Western Australian Maritime Museum, April 5th, 2008, 60 minute paper.

Politics and Poetics: A Case Study on Peter Kennedy

33rd AAH Annual Conference, Contestations,12-14 April 2007, School of Art and Design, University of Ulster, Belfast

Photography: A Theatre of Desire

Theatre of the Lens: Theatricality and Photography, Queensland Festival of Photography, Photography Symposium, paper presented 8 October 2006, 30 minutes.

A Surrealist Impulse in Contemporary Australian photography

Terra Incognita: Surrealism, Psychoanalysis, and Sexuality in the Pacific Region, an international symposium, the School of Art History, Cinema, Classics & Archaeology and the AHRC Research Centre for the Studies of Surrealism and its Legacies, September 6-9, 2006.

Contemporary Australian Photography 1980 to the Present

FotoFreo: The City of Fremantle Festival of Photography, presented 28 March, 2006.

Colonial/Postcolonial: Discourses of Identity in Australian Photography

Globalisation and Postcolonial Writing: An Australia-India Exchange, Calcutta University, Kolkata, India, February 7-9 2006.

Displacement and Identity: Contemporary Australian Indigenous Photography in a Historical Context

Histories and Geographies of Difference: Australia and America in Global Context, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 27-29 October 2004.

Photography: Mute Witness and Primitive Theatre

keynote address, WITNESS: A Photography Symposium, The University of Melbourne, September 27, 2003.

Just (an)Other Picture: Where Art and Research Meets

Innovations: arts-media-design. A National Symposium, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, May 25 2002.

Leigh Bowery: Performance Artist

Exploding Dandy Conference, Artspace as part of the Sydney Gay + Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, February 2002.

Ned Kelly by Any Other Name

Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference at the University of Melbourne, 5-7 October, 2001.

Australian Performance Art: Ritual, Catharsis and the Deconstruction of Gender Positions, 1970-2000

Keynote address at Sympoium, International Conference on Post-Object and Performance Art, 2000, Christchurch, New Zealand, November 2000.

Australian Performance Art, 1969-1998,

60 minute video lecture with slide projection, presented at Art Action 1958-1998, an international conference on live art held in Quebec, Canada, 20-25 October. Video presentation at the conference on October 22. Paper generated from video due for publication in 2000.

Performative Photography: Nineteenth Century Archives and Albums Revisited

Art Association of Australia, National Conference, October 1997.

Recent Australian Performance Art: A Critical Story

Performance Art, Culture and Pedagogy, PennState University, November, 1996.

The Rape: Facialized Body/Black Hole - Reading the Phallic Machine

Surrealism Revolution by Night for Lips of Coral conference, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1993.

Ecological Bodies and Performance Art

Occupied Zones, conference on performance and technology, Performance Space, Sydney, 1993.

The Terror of Technology

Memory, Media and Machines: A Symposium on Art, Technology and Performance, Ballarat University College, 1990.

Considering Performance Art: The Absent Element - Fragments of History

The Rhetoric of History: On the Historiography of Art, convened by Roger Benjamin for the Art Association of Australia, National Conference, Melbourne, 1989.

Ritual and Performance Art

From Work to Screen, Queensland College of Art Gallery, Brisbane, 1988.


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