CONFERENCES & RESEARCH CONTINUES
Irony in Art History and the Art World’s Categorical Gender Games
Australasian Association for European History 27th Biennial Conference
5-7 July 2021 Online Conference
- ‘Climate Change, the Environment, and Religion as Metaphorical Language,’ Phenomenology and Climate Change: An interdisciplinary symposium. Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Sydney, 24-25, July 2020
- Medieval Pop: Disguising Warhol’s Byzantine Iconography, Dissidence and
- Modern Architecture and Islam throughout the World, including Punchbowl Mosque’s Greek Orthodox Architect, Australia Forum, 15 December
- Sufism, Russian Orthodoxy, and the Artist, Australia Forum, 15 November
- Medieval Pop: Warhol’s Byzantine Iconography, Studies in Religion Symposium,
- Re-shaping The Global Art Space: Ibn Khaldun’s Muqaddimah as Guide, Islamic Art History and Archaeology in Crisis? Challenges and New Perspectives, German Archaeological Institute at Madrid / Universidad Autonoma de Madrid / University of Zurich, Madrid 12-15 January
"Incognito : Abstraction and Feeling in Modern Religious Art”, at the 1st International Conference on Contemporary and Historical Approaches to Emotions, CHAE, TASA, UOW, UOW Sydney Campus, 5-7 December.
"The Modern Artist as Spiritual Adept, The Artist and Society”, at the International Conference Institute of Art History and Theory, Tbilisi State University, Georgia. 18-19 November.
"Adapting Time and Historical Space: Mnunchkine’s Théâtre du Soleil and the Comédie Français”, at Adaptations in History, 11th Annual Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies, University of Oxford (St Anne’s College) UK, 26-27 September.
'The Present Future Past: Prophecies and Conspiratorial Fascinations", The Great Fire: Reconsidered, Gabriella Infante & Rebecca Rideal (The History Vault) organisers, Wren Suite, St Paul’s Cathedral, London 3 September.
"Medieval Pop: Warhol’s Religio-Secular Iconography", 7th Annual PopCAANZ International Conference, University of Sydney, 29 June – 1 July.
"Medieval Pop: Warhol’s Byzantine Iconography”, at Art and Articulation: Illuminating the Mystical, Medieval and Modern, The University of Oxford Mystical Theology Network conference, (St. Hilda’s College), 8-9 January.
In Academia, or across the Arts, as a visual artist (painting/drawing) or Director/Production designer for Theatre/Film/TV, my work has always seen the historical and the contemporary sharing the same symbolic space. Having been awarded my MA (Research): Robert Motherwell: The Artist The Spiritual The Modern at the University of Sydney in 2015, I am presently not quite halfway into doctoral research exploring Kandinsky's theories, influence and relevance throughout a century of movements in Art and technological change. A dramatic repositioning appears to be on the horizon.
Continuing to work independently through research interests and in
the studio, or collaboratively for the stage, whether as a director or designer,
maintains a creative cycle throughout these exchanges between ideas and
elbow grease. While attempting to pull theatrical activities off the stove until the PhD
is completed, I have been strong armed into a few set designs. Happily of course.
On other fronts in 2021-2022
The Editor's Hat is on while providing writers that unbiased gaze on their manuscripts as well as my own.
Back at the theatre after the Covid 'Gap Year' and busy with production preparations for Roald Dahl's THE WITCHES opening September 24, 2021, and while it's too soon to tell, I will be directing the 2022 season's final production of the year and I am really excited.