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Seminar Papers/Lectures
For Universities, Galleries & Public Forums

Professor Anne Marsh

On Spectatorship: From Rituals to Agency, In Conversation: Choreography Now

panel discussion with Branch Nebula, Govin Ruben, chair: Robert Reid.9 March 2018, organised by Dancehouse at the Victorian College of the Arts.

Ritual as Performance / Performance as Ritual

for Simon’s Boudoir Conversation Series, Dancehouse at Alice’s Bookshop, 13 March 2015 with Jill Orr, Sarah-Jane Norman, facilitated by Philipa Rothfield, 5-7pm.

Feminism and Performance Art

for Film, Feminism and Contemporary, Art Panel Discussion, Counihan Gallery in Brunswick, March 4, 2015, 6-7.30, 20 minute presentation.

Where are we now?

Feminist Forum Day, for A Dinner Party: Setting the Table, Westspace, Melbourne, Saturday 8th September, 2012, 2-4 pm (30 minute talk).

Reconsidering Australian Media Art Histories,

Roundtable Symposium, Victorian College of the Arts, Thursday 21 June, 2012, 12 - 5 pm.

LEVEL: Food for Thought: A Dinner Party,

2012 Next Wave Festival, Tuesday 22 May, 2012, Footscray Community Arts Centre, round table discussion about feminism in the arts over three generations, 7 – 10 pm.

The first Salon (The Ignorant Schoolmaster)

for Art Programme — www.artprogramme.org One to One [1:1] Architecture, Tuesday 27 March 2012, 6.30 – 8.00pm.

Eugenia Raskopoulos in conversation with Anne Marsh,

Art Gallery of NSW, Wednesday 22 February, 2012, 6.00 – 6.30 pm.

Performance Art and Video Collaboration

University of Queensland, Daphne Mayo, visiting professor lecture series. August 26, 2011, 1 – 2 pm.

Cruising with Roland Barthes: The Ideas of Photography

master class seminar for postgraduates, University of Queensland, Daphne Mayo visiting professor lecture series. August 23, 2011, 10 am – 1.00 pm.

Contemporary Australian Photography

keynote public lecture, University of Queensland Museum of Art, Daphne Mayo visiting professor lecture series. August 24, 2011, 6 – 7 pm.

The Menace of the Photographic Medium

University of Queensland, Daphne Mayo, visiting professor lecture series. August 25, 2011, 2 – 3pm.

Afterglow: Performance Art and Photography

Monash Gallery of Art, Saturday 26th February 2011. Public forum with Mike Parr.

Surrealist Photography and Roger Ballen

Monash Gallery of Art, Saturday 24 October, 2009 (20 min paper)

Look! Contemporary Australian Photography since 1980

Focus on Photography Forum, National Gallery of Victoria (International' August 14, 2008, 30 minute lecture).

Pat Brassington: A Surrealist Impulse in Australian Art

Curtin University, April 8, 2008. 60 min lecture.

Body Art – A Historical Context

National Gallery of Victoria, 50 minute paper, March 30, 2008.

Feminism Didn’t Happen

Gertrude Street Contemporary Art Space, Monday 26 November, 2007, public forum, 10 minute position paper, 2 hour forum.

Pat Brassington

at Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane Thursday 22 November, 2007. One hour public lecture.

Pat Brassington for the Freud Forum

Monash University Museum of Art, Thursday 1 November, 2007, 20 minute paper, public forum

Photography and Performance Art

for Dance Performance Photography Forum at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne International Festival, Saturday 20 October 2007, 20 min paper.

Body Double

Forum on Julie Rrap, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Friday 19 October, 2007. 20 minute forum paper.

Talk on Gillian Wearing

for Look Who’s Speaking public program Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, December, 2006, 15 minute talk and 45 minute engagement with gallery visitors concentrating on the video installation DRUNK.

Polixeni Papapetrou: In Other Worlds

Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, as part of the Antipodes Festival, July 14, 2005, 1 hour paper.

Mona Hatoum: Body Art and Performance in an Historical Context

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, May 14, 2005, part of the Distance and Intimacy Forum, 50 minute paper (keynote).

Psycho Drama: Edvard Munch and the Troubled Erotic

National Gallery of Victoria (International), 15 December 2004. 1 hour paper.

The Female Nude in Art

Monash Gallery of Art forum, November 18 2005, 20min presentation.

Contemporary Australian Indigenous Photography

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, November 3, 2004, I hour lecture

Transgressive Bodies: Case Studies on Australian Body Art Action

Le Lieu Centre en Art Actuel, Québec City, Québec, Canada, November 5, 2004, 2 hour public seminar.

A Photographic Virus in Contemporary Art

Biennale of Sydney, Public Program, August 8, 2004. 1 hour paper.

Performing History and the Ab-original Menace

Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash University, 2004.

Photo Visions: Contemporary Australian Photography

Gold Coast Art Gallery, 30 April 2004.

A Fantastic Real: Contemporary Photography and Theoretical Ideas

Biennale of Sydney, Public Program, May 2002. 1 hour paper.

Julia Margaret Cameron in Context: A Performative Practice

National Gallery of Victoria, January 2002. 1 hour lecture.

Julia Margaret Cameron’s Maternal Desire

National Gallery of Victoria, January 2002. 1 hour lecture.

Innocently Bad

part of the Bubble Lecture Series, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, October 17, 2001.

Real Fantastic: Theoretical Meanderings in Contemporary Photography

for Lightness of Being Symposium, Monash University Gallery, 2001 (15 minutes)

Art and Technology

National Gallery of Victoria, education program, February 24, 1998.

Conversations with Susan Hiller

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, March 4, 1998.

The Body in Beyond Belief

National Gallery of Victoria, floor talk at the gallery, July 1, 1998.

Photography a Desiring Machine

Monash University, Dept. of Visual Culture, Research Seminar Program, August 21, 1998.

The Epistemology of the Camera

Queensland College of the Arts, Griffith University, April 30, 1997.

The Actuality of Sculpture: An Impossible Vision

PennState University, November 18, 1996.

Obsolete Bodies and Prosthetic Gods

PennState University, November 19, 1996.

Contemporary Aboriginal Photography

PennState University, November 20, 1996.

Sculpture in the Expanded Field

Museum of Modern Art at Heide, 1996.

Guest lectures on feminism and the arts, performance art, sculptural installation and related topics

for the Education Program, National Gallery of Victoria, 1993-1995. These lectures were given to secondary school teachers, coordinators of VCE art studies and their students.

What is this Thing called Performance: The Impact of Theory on Representations of the Body

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, May 26, 1995.

Camping Out to Queer the Scene: Nineteenth Century Photographs of the Body

for A Small History of Photography, seminar series, Centre for Contemporary Photography, July 26, 1995.

Posing: The Theatre of Photography

Victorian College of the Arts, September 14, 1995.

The Performative Portrait

Postgraduate seminar program, the University of Melbourne, October 26, 1995.

Performance Art in the 1990s

National Gallery of Victoria, November 24, 1995.

Women and Performance Art, the Theoretical and Practical Shifts, 1969-1994

A Space for Women, the Great Hall, National Gallery of Victoria, February 26, 1994.

Alternative Art Spaces: A History

Fringe Festival Symposium at the National Gallery of Victoria, May 28, 1994.

Transgressive Practices/Un-natural Acts: Wicked Women in Performance

1975-1994 Women's Studies Seminar Program, Monash University, May 16, 1994.

Performance Art and Pornography

Next Wave Festival, Campion Hotel, Fitzroy, June 16, 1994.

Re-con-figuring the Body: The Theatre of Photography, Annie Leibowitiz, Joel- Peter Witkin and Tessa Boffin

for Photography/Post Photography lecture program, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, July 27, 1994.

Hypothetically Speaking...Notes on Appropriation

for The Hypothesis of Imitation, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 1992.

Sexuality, Desire and Representation

International Women’s Day Seminar, By Public Demand – Demystifying French Theory, Women’s Art Register, Carringbush Library, 16 March, 1991, I hour lecture.

The Terror of Technology

for Memory, media and Machines, a symposium on Art, Technology & Performance, Ballarat Institute of Education, 23 October 1991.

All Art is Useless: Useless Desire

Sexuality, Desire and Representation, Monash University Gallery, 1990.

Photography and Post-Modernism: The Current Debates’.

The Victorian Centre for Photography, Victoria College, Prahan Campus, 17 March, 1989.


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