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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
190102Art History30
210204Museum Studies40
190199Art Theory and Criticism not elsewhere classified30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Creative Arts
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2012 - Membership - Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Advisory CommitteeLake Macquarie City Art Gallery Advisory Committee
Australia
1/01/2010 - Member - Watt Space Gallery CommitteeWatt Space Gallery Committee
Australia
1/01/2010 - 31/12/2011Membership - Newcastle Region Art Gallery FoundationNewcastle Region Art Gallery Foundation
Australia
1/01/2003 - 1/05/2007Lecturer, sessionalAustralian National University
Centre for Cross-Cultural Research- Museum Studies
Australia
1/01/1989 - 1/09/1989Lecturer, Art History and TheoryCanberra School of Art
Art History and Theory
Australia
1/06/1983 - 1/08/1987Senior Lecturer, EducationNational Gallery of Australia
Public Art Museum
Australia

Professional appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/1996 - 1/01/2000Director, Canberra Museum and GalleryACT Cultural Facilities Corporation
Public Museum of Art and Social History
Australia
1/09/1989 - 1/01/1996Director, Nolan GalleryACT 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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Philp AJ, Lehmann S, Temporary and Permanent, Infinite Press, Sydney, NSW, 50 (2009) [A3]

Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Philp 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)

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

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

Conference (1 outputs)

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

Creative Work (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Alexander 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-authorsPam Sinnott, Miranda Lawry, Brett Alexander, Kris Smith, Patricia Wilson-Adams
2011Alexander 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-authorsTrevor Weekes, Pam Sinnott, Kris Smith, Patricia Wilson-Adams, Miranda Lawry, Brett Alexander
2002Philp A, 'Lux readings', -, Canberra, ACT, Australia (2002) [J2]
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015The Evolution of Contemporary Art in a Hybrid Sri Lankan Culture
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2015The Island I Can't Get To: Nissological Spaces and the Pull of Balls Pyramid
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2015Testing 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
Co-Supervisor
2015Class, Nation, and Regionalism. A Study of Novocastria
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014Reinventing the Lolita Complex in the Academies and Artists Leagues: Lolita to Avatars
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2013The Moment of Transformation: Women, Animals and Power Within Revisionist Fairy Tales
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011How 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
Principal Supervisor
2011The Shock of Shape; Embodied Responses to Shaped and Non-Rectilinear Painting
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011Riparian Life: A Visual Navigation of the Hunter River Estuary
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2010Master Painting Manual Traditional Painting Material Methodologies for the Contemporary Artist
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2008Sidney 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
Principal Supervisor
2008Material Poetry: an Investigation of Materiality in Contemporary Sculpture
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

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

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

Office

RoomStudio 5
BuildingGallery Studio
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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