Dr Angela Philp

Lecturer

School of Creative Arts (Fine Art)

Career Summary

Biography

I completed my PhD on 'Museums and the Public Sphere in Australia: between rhetoric and practice' at ANU. I have extensive experience in art and social history museums, a strong background in visual arts history and practice, and a long history of involvement in public art events and programs. I have also been involved in editing and indexing academic books and reports, both at AIATSIS and for individuals at ANU. I am also a Commonwealth Approved Art Valuer for Australian art (including Aboriginal art from 1975) and International art. Education: B.A. Hons (Fine Arts), University of Sydney 1975; Dip. Ed (Art) 1977; M.A.Hons (First Class) Fine Arts, University of Sydney, 1988 (thesis on the Sydney Society of Women Painters, 1910 – 1934); PhD (Interdisciplinary Cross-Cultural Research), Humanities Research Centre, ANU, 2006. Past employment includes being Inaugural Director of the Canberra Museum and Gallery; Director, Nolan Gallery; Lecturer in Art History/Theory at the Canberra School of Art; Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in Education at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra; and teaching art in Sydney secondary schools.

Research Expertise
My research interests include art and its institutions, contemporary museological theory, museum history, Australian social history, Australian women artists, public art, and all aspects of Australian and International contemporary art (including Aboriginal art, in which I received a solid grounding from my experience at the National Gallery and subsequently, through my involvement with Indigenous artists in exhibitions, special projects and acquisitions for public collections, as well as through my PhD studies).



Qualifications

  • PhD, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney
  • Graduate Diploma in Education, Sydney Teachers College
  • Master of Arts (Honours), University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Australian social history
  • Australian women artists
  • art and its institutions
  • australian indigenous art
  • contemporary art
  • contemporary museological theory
  • museology
  • museum history
  • public art

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
190102 Art History 30
210204 Museum Studies 40
190199 Art Theory and Criticism not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Creative Arts
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2012 -  Membership - Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Advisory Committee Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Advisory Committee
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Member - Watt Space Gallery Committee Watt Space Gallery Committee
Australia
1/01/2010 - 31/12/2011 Membership - Newcastle Region Art Gallery Foundation Newcastle Region Art Gallery Foundation
Australia
1/01/2003 - 1/05/2007 Lecturer, sessional Australian National University
Centre for Cross-Cultural Research- Museum Studies
Australia
1/01/1989 - 1/09/1989 Lecturer, Art History and Theory Canberra School of Art
Art History and Theory
Australia
1/06/1983 - 1/08/1987 Senior Lecturer, Education National Gallery of Australia
Public Art Museum
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1996 - 1/01/2000 Director, Canberra Museum and Gallery ACT Cultural Facilities Corporation
Public Museum of Art and Social History
Australia
1/09/1989 - 1/01/1996 Director, Nolan Gallery ACT Government
Public Museum of Art dedicated to Sir Sidney Nolan
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Philp AJ, Lehmann S, Temporary and Permanent, Infinite Press, Sydney, NSW, 50 (2009) [A3]

Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Philp AJ, 'Lost in space', Back to the City: Strategies for Informal Urban Interventions: Collaboration Between Artists and Architects, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, Germany 38-47 (2009) [B1]

Journal article (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Philp AJ, 'Displacement/Replacement: Indigenous Women's Art from Desert to City', Art Monthly Australia, 249 34-36 (2012) [C3]
2011 Philp AJ, 'Speaking in Colour', Australian Historical Studies, 42 417-421 (2011) [C2]
2007 Philp A, 'Life and art? Relocating Aboriginal art and culture in the museum', ReCollections (Canberra), 2 48-70 (2007) [C1]
2004 Philp A, ''The history wars' in the National Museum of Australia 0-0 (2004) [C3]
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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2003 Philp A, 'Art and its publics: museum studies at the millenium (2003) [D2]

Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2003 Philp A, 'The discourse of the art museum: art history and 'the forum' in the National Gallery of Australia', -, - (2003) [E1]

Creative Work (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Alexander B, Lawry MJ, Sinnott PA, Smith KA, Adams PA, Philp AJ, Tracing Site: Relocating the museum from Wood St to Honeysuckle, Newcastle Region Museum (2011) [J1]
Co-authors Pam Sinnott, Patricia Wilson-Adams, Brett Alexander, Kris Smith, Miranda Lawry
2011 Alexander B, Lawry MJ, Philp AJ, Sinnott PA, Smith KA, Weekes TM, Adams PA, Site Tracing: Culture, identity, site and place, The Lock-Up Cultural Centre, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2011) [J2]
Co-authors Trevor Weekes, Pam Sinnott, Kris Smith, Patricia Wilson-Adams, Miranda Lawry, Brett Alexander
2002 Philp A, 'Lux readings', -, Canberra, ACT, Australia (2002) [J2]
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed14
Current13

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters1.25
PhD4.4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD The Evolution of Contemporary Art in a Hybrid Sri Lankan Culture
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Narrative and Storytelling in Contemporary Art Practice
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD The Island I Can't Get To: Nissological Spaces and the Pull of Balls Pyramid
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 Masters Testing the Western Scientific Framework of 'Genetic Memory' to Explore the Maintenance of a Connection to Country While Displaced in an Urban Environment Through Artistic Means
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Class, Nation, and Regionalism. A Study of Novocastria
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Reinventing the Lolita Complex in the Academies and Artists Leagues: Lolita to Avatars
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD The Moment of Transformation: Women, Animals and Power Within Revisionist Fairy Tales
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 Masters How Can the Concept of the Shadow-Field be Used as an Artistic Metaphor for Psychological 'Solidity' and 'Space'?
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD The Shock of Shape; Embodied Responses to Shaped and Non-Rectilinear Painting
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Riparian Life: A Visual Navigation of the Hunter River Estuary
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 Masters Master Painting Manual Traditional Painting Material Methodologies for the Contemporary Artist
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2008 PhD Sidney Nolan and the Invisible Barbarian: decoding embedded patterns of absence and anonymity in the historic construction of Modern Australia
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2008 PhD Material Poetry: an Investigation of Materiality in Contemporary Sculpture
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Lost in Translation: The Materialisation of the Mark in the Digital Age
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Music in Context: An Exploration of Music and Dramaturgy
Music, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Plexus: An Investigation of Site in Relation to Form
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 Masters Preservation: Resonance of the Actual - an Investigation of the Phenomenon of 'on-the-road' Photography
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 Masters Lightness of Being
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Between the Interior and the Exterior, Between the Finite and the Infinite
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD The Stutter of Recognition: Re-Visioning the Baroque in Contemporary Painting
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Public Works or Private Donations? The Impacts of Artistic and Economic Risk on the Working Practitioner
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 Masters An Exploration of Urban Space....Space has Two Voices
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 Masters Conversation in Landscape
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 Masters The Pygmalion Proposition
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Nomad Strategies; Artists, Travel and Personal Transformation
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 Masters The Golden Boot - Photographic Representation of the Woman's Limb Deficient Body
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Long to Belong: Contemporary Narratives of Place Stories in Landscape Painting From a Non-Indigenous Perspective
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Dr Angela Philp

Position

Lecturer
Art History and Theory
School of Creative Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Fine Art

Contact Details

Email angela.philp@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6763

Office

Room Studio 5
Building Gallery Studio
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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