CV

photo: Andrea Higgins

EDUCATION

2021-current Master of Teaching (Secondary)
2019
  Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Art), Queensland University of Technology.
2014  BFA Honours (Visual Art) with First Class Honours, QUT.
2013  Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Arts) with High Distinction, Griffith University.
2000  Master of Commerce, University of Queensland.
1998  Bachelor of Arts, University of New England, NSW.

AWARDS

2023  Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award, online finalist.
2023  Moreton Bay Region Art Prize, highly commended, Pine Rivers Art Gallery.
2023 
Milburn Art Prize, Brisbane Institute of Art finalist.
2022 
Queensland Regional Art Awards, Textile Art Award, winner.
2022 
Hornsby Art Prize, finalist.
2022 
Moreton Bay Region Art Prize, winner, Pine Rivers Art Gallery.
2021 
Sunshine Coast Art Prize, highly commended, Caloundra Regional Gallery.
2020 
AAANZ Research in Focus PhD Prize winner.
2016
  Stanthorpe Art Festival Art Prize, 2016, finalist.
2016 
Moreton Bay Art Awards, 2016, finalist, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Brisbane.
2014 
Honours first class Fine Arts, QUT.
2014 
Dean’s List award for Excellent Academic Performance, QUT.
2013 
Godfrey River Medal winner (outstanding studio performance), Griffith University.
2013 
Vice Chancellor award for Academic Excellence, Griffith University.
2010-2012
Vice Chancellor award for Academic Excellence, Griffith University.

GRANTS

2023  AMaGA2023 conference bursary $500.
2016  APA Scholarship for Doctoral Research (Visual Art), QUT.
2015  Arts Queensland: Playing Queensland Fund (PQF) for Lamentation.
2011  Mentorship, Exchange & Fellowship Program, BRAG (M&G QLD).

RESIDENCIES

2022  Land Street Gallery residency, Brisbane (May-June).
2020  Queensland State Archives, 1-week residency.
2012
  James Street Precinct, Brisbane, 4-week residency.
2011 
Metro Arts 2-day residency for Exist-ence Festival 3.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AND ENGAGEMENT

2023-curr Vice President Australian Museums and Galleries Association Queensland.
2023 
Judge Stanthorpe Local Art Prize.
2023 
Exhibition opening, Holding, QCA Art Galleries.
2023 
Regional/remote workshop Blackall (Flying Arts).
2022  Panel discussion, Let’s Talk about Art, The Condensery, Somerset.
2022  Panel discussion, International Women’s Day, Pine Rivers Art Gallery.
2015-17 Committee member on the organising committee for the 2017 MGA Conference.
2016-17 Queensland Representative for the Emerging Professionals Network (AMaGAQ).
2016  Panel discussion, for A Conversation about Portraiture, Pine Rivers Art Gallery.
2016  Assistant Curator, Pine Rivers Art Gallery for A Conversation about Portraiture.
2014-2016 Panoptic Press, Co-organiser FASST (lecture series)

ACCREDITATION / MEMBERSHIPS

2018-current AAANZ: The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand.
2015-current
Australian Museums and Galleries Association Inc.
2020-current 
Higher Education Academy (HEA) Associate Fellow.
2011-current 
Golden Key International Honours Society.

 SELECTED EXHIBITED WORK                        

The KACA Projects (collaborative project):

2020  Sideways (After 43 Minutes), Side Gallery, Red Hill, Brisbane.
2020
  43 Minutes, Side Gallery, Red Hill, Brisbane.
2020  [Happening], Benny, The KACA Projects, Art Gallery of NSW.

nosignifier (collaborative project):

2022  Bootart, Redcliffe Boneyard Collective, December 2022.

Solo Exhibitions:

2024 Always soft, Always Strong, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (Jul-Sept).
2022
Dr Brave Girl and the extraordinary Hooping Loop performance. The Condensery: Somerset Regional Art Gallery (October).
2022 
Brave Girl: The Warrior. The Condensery: Somerset Regional Art Gallery.
2021  Always Soft, Always Strong, Boxcopy ARI.
2019
  [Performance/Happening], Dr Brave Girl and the extraordinary Hooping Loop.
2018  #SoBrave: An exhibition of Brave Girls, Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane
2018  Lamentation, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW.
2017  Home of the Brave II, Frank Moran Memorial Hall Gallery, QUT, Brisbane, QLD.
2017  Lamentation, Redland Art Gallery, QLD, 5 February – 19 March 2017.
2016   Home of the Brave I, The Laundry Artspace, Brisbane.
2016   Lamentation, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, QLD.
2016   Lamentation, Hervey Bay Regional Art Gallery, QLD.
2016   Lamentation, Gympie Regional Gallery, QLD.
2015   Lamentation, Tableland Regional Art Gallery, QLD.
2015   Lamentation, Logan Art Gallery, QLD.
2015   Lamentation, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, QLD.
2015   Lamentation, Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery, QLD.
2014   Lamentation, The Hold Artspace, Brisbane, QLD.

Group Exhibitions:

2025  Maximum Madness, Artspace Mackay.
2024 
Maximum Madness, Caboolture Art Gallery (Nov-Jan).
2024 
Maximum Madness, Rockhampton Museum of Art (Mar-Jul).
2023 
QRAA Queensland Awards Tour (Charleville, Longreach, Blackall, Moranbah, Cairns, Goondiwindi).
2023 
Moreton Bay Region Art Prize, Pine Rivers Art Gallery (June-August).
2023 
Milburn Art Prize, Brisbane Institute of Art (May).
2023 
Reframe Tour for 2022 Queensland Regional Art Awards (Mar-Sept).
2023 
Entwine Textile Art Exhibition, Ipswich Community Gallery (March)
2022 
Finalist, Queensland Regional Art Awards, Old Government House.
2022 
Finalist, Moreton Bay Region Art Prize, Pine Rivers Art Gallery
2022 
MindMe, Old Ambulance Station, Nabour.
2021 
Finalist Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery.
2019
  The Annual, Boxcopy Art Gallery, Brisbane.
2018  Un/Comfortable, Woollangabba Power Station
2017  The Annual, Boxcopy ARI, Brisbane.
2016  Creative Industries QUT / Art and Design FJU Anniversary Exhibition, Japan.
2016  The Annual, Boxcopy ARI, Brisbane
2016  Finalist Stanthorpe Art Festival Art Prize.
2016 
Finalist Moreton Bay Art Awards, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Brisbane.
2015  Alone Together, Boxcopy ARI, Brisbane
2014  Finalist Excerpts: Visual Arts Graduate Showcase, QUT.
2014  Everything All At Once, Queensland University of Technology, QLD
2013  Finalist Graduate Art Show (GAS), Griffith University Art Gallery
2013  Limen, Queensland College of Art.
2013  Exist-ence Festival 5, Project Gallery QCA, These Dolls Talk.
2012  one in five, Goodwill Bridge.
2012  Shop Pty Ltd, Propriety Limited Art Collective.
2012  The Proposal, Zammit Projects, Ryan Renshaw Gallery.
2012  Across the Threshold, Redcliffe City Art Gallery.
2011  Exist-ence Festival 3, Brisbane Powerhouse, Conversation 1.
2011  International Study Tour, Queensland College of Art.
2011  It’s Personal, Queensland College of Art.
2011  Repetition, Queensland College of Art.

ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATION

2023 Brave Girls: Navigating controversy in regional QLD, AMaGA National Conference, Newcastle, NSW.
2022
Being brave: mixed data collection methods in feminist research, AAANZ Conference, Melbourne (Monash University, Dec 2022).
2022
The Feminine Bravery Construct: The Crisis of Neoliberal Feminine Bravery in the #MeToo Moment, Feminist Media Studies.
2021 (Un)Making Genius Fetish, AAANZ Conference, Sydney (University of Sydney, Dec 2021).
2021
The Crisis of Neoliberal Feminine Bravery: The case of Rose McGowan, The Global Conference on Women and Gender: Gender, Politics and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance and Representation (Christopher Newport University, USA, March 2021).
2021
The Pandemic Is a Portal: Participatory Art as a Means to Explore Neoliberal Capitalism During COVID-19, BEST Conference (QUT, February 2021).
2021 The Pandemic Is a Portal: Participatory Art as a Means to Explore Neoliberal Capitalism During COVID-19, The Arts in Society conference: Voices from the Edge: Negotiating the local in the global (Perth, June 2021).
2020 Collaboration, Cultural Awareness and Covid: interdisciplinary foundational training under lockdown, ACUADS Conference: Crisis and Resilience: Art and Design looks ahead, National Arts School, Sydney.
2019
  #SoBrave: Embodying the Tropes of Neoliberal Feminine Bravery in Parodic Performance, AAANZ conference, Auckland University.
2019  #SoBrave: The Crisis of Neoliberal Feminine Bravery, PhD exegesis.
2017  Strategic Confession in the Contemporary Visual Art Practices of Women, Women in the Creative Arts conference, ANU Canberra.

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT (Industry Specific)

August 2023 – current: Vice President, Australian Museums and Galleries Association Queensland.

February 2018 – current: Sessional Tutor, Creative Industries, QUT, Brisbane.

July 2017 – July 2018: Sessional Tutor, Fine Arts, Queensland College of Arts, Brisbane.

June 2015 – 2023: Membership Officer, Public Galleries Queensland (PGQ) and Australian Museums and Galleries Association Queensland (AMaGAQ) at Museums and Galleries Queensland.

January 2016 – 2017: Queensland Representative for the Emerging Museum Professionals Network (EMP).

November 2015 – May 2017: Committee member on the organising committee for the 2017 Museums Australia Conference, Brisbane.

January 2015 – December 2016: Coordinator, FASST, Panoptic Press.

June 2015 – September 2016: Assistant Curator, Moreton Bay Regional Council for the exhibition A Conversation about Portraiture.

November 2011 – July 2014: Institute of Modern Art, Media and Communications Officer.

July 2010 – July 2013: Museum & Gallery Services Queensland, Membership Officer.

February 2012 – July 2012: Peer Assisted Student Service Leadership Program (PASS), Griffith University, Queensland College of Art.

April 2010 – June 2012: Royal Queensland Art Society, Office Manager and Gallery Assistant.