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Dr Kit Messham-Muir

Senior Lecturer

School of Creative Arts (Fine Art)

Career Summary

Biography

I was born in Wrexham, North Wales, and emmigrated to Australia in 1990 to study Painting at Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney. I graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts, Honours Class 1 in 1995. I began researching for my PhD in the School of Art History and Theory at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, I completed in three years and received a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in 2000. I have lectured at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, The University of Western Sydney, The University of Sydney and the University of Hong Kong. I managed the NSW State Government's funding of museums, galleries and the Western Sydney Arts Strategy for three years, before returning to academia in 2008, as a lecturer in Art History at The University of Newcastle. I currently live in Newcastle, Australia with my wife Loretta, a corporate trainer and coach, and two dogs and two cats. I play the piano and guitar, and fly light aircraft -- none of which I do particularly well. PROFESSIONAL HISTORY 2008 – present Lecturer Art History, School of Fine Art, Music and Drama, The University of Newcastle 2005 – 2008 Program Manager, Western Sydney Arts Strategy and Assistant Program Manager, Museums, Visual Arts and Crafts and Capital Infrastructure Arts NSW, NSW Government 2002 – 2005 Lecturer Museum Studies, School of English Art History, Film and Media Studies, The University of Sydney 2001 Lecturer Art History, School of Humanities, University of Western Sydney 1997 – 2000 Tutor/Lecturer (sessional) School of Art History & Theory, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales 1993 – 1995 Editorial Assistant, Art & Text, international art theory journal, University of New South Wales 1993 Editor, Honi Soit, The University of Sydney

Research Expertise
I have a strong track record of peer-reviewed research. In the last two years alone, I've published two journal articles, two book chapters and have a book scheduled for publication in 2014. Since graduating with my PhD in 2000, my research has examined the ways in which interpretive practices in galleries and museums impact upon visitors' experiences, particularly by evoking memory and emotion. During my 2000s, my research particularly focused on the role of affect in the interpretation of the Holocaust, in art as well as with museum objects. This included research at Anne Frank House in the Netherlands, the Imperial War Museum's Holocaust Exhibition in the United Kingdom and Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland. One of my current research projects is titled ‘Teaching and Learning for the Net Generation’, focusing on socially disadvantaged students. It aims to: a) Identify current forms of information technology and understand their impact on student learning; b) Consider the ways technology impacts students’ approaches to knowledge, learning and assessment; c) Consider the bearing of socio-economic factors in determining students’ access to technology and the extent to which this affects different approaches to knowledge, learning and assessment. In 2012, I published peer-reviewed research in this area. The paper considers approaches to teaching within the ‘new conditions of knowledge’ that have arisen as a consequence of the internet and social media. One reviewer says “It provides an interesting case study of learning design change which will be of interest to the sector.” This is also the topic of my chapter in the 2013 book, Ecologies of Invention. My contribution to Research Training in the University has been significant. Since I was appointed in 2008, I have been Principal Supervisor for five PhD completions and two Masters completions. I have supervised 10 honours students, including an honours student last year who achieved 96% and was awarded the Faculty Medal.

Teaching Expertise
Student Feedback on Teaching (2011-2013; rated out of 5.00): AART3010 Writing and Art Theory: 5.00 (2011), 5.00 (2012) and 4.84 (2013) AART1110 Critical Studies 1: 4.80 (2012), 4.86 (2013) AART1110 Critical Studies 2: 4.73 (2012), 5.00 (2013) AART3050 The Arts in Health and Community: 4.71 (2012) AART1220 Postmodernism and After: 5.00 (2011) Student Feedback on Courses (2011-2013; rated out of 5.00): AART1100 Critical Studies 1: 4.70 (up 0.51 from 2012) (University mean: 4.01) AART1110 Critical Studies 2: 4.74 (up 0.44 from 2012) ?(University mean: 3.98) AART1920 Visual Art Theory: 4.62 (up 1.87 from 2012) ?(University mean: 3.98) AART3010 Writing and Art Theory: 5.00 (up 0.20 from 2012) ?(University mean: 3.98) Teaching Awards: * ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2011) For “inspiring and motivating first-year visual arts students through innovative teaching practices, redesigning course material and assessments and creating comprehensive online learning environments”. * Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2010) * Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Learning Support (2009) Teaching Philosophy: Fifteen years ago, I came to teaching with a love of knowledge and a passion for education, which still drives my teaching today. But the very nature of knowledge and education is changing, and passion alone is not enough to connect meaningfully with today’s students. I believe that learning today is emphatically social and that excellent teaching must create conditions that connect students to each other, so that they learn through participating in constructing and sharing knowledge. This belief guides my entire teaching practice, from assessment and curriculum design to the classroom. Learning is a social experience, because knowledge is synthesised in the connections between people.[i] My philosophy of teaching, then, is influenced by a ‘connectivist’ approach, which Terry Anderson says, “stress[es] the value of peer-to-peer interaction in investigating and developing multiple perspectives.”[ii] Networked technology has changed attitudes towards information and knowledge, so that, even in face-to-face teaching, education is being transformed into “social scholarship.”[iii] The key to student learning today is activating learning spaces as social spaces, whether virtual or real. I aim to create participatory conditions for students, to create opportunities for knowledge to collide and synthesise.[iv] Two of my principle strategies in the classroom, aimed at motivating and provoking the engagement of students, are: * Dialogical Lectures; and * Tactical Ruptures Dialogical Lectures My lectures break the mould of a traditional lecture -- they're a dialogue, in which the students' input is central to the progression of the lecture's narrative. My lecture 'Revolution by Night: Surrealism and Psycholanalysis' (see the video at the top of this page or at http://youtu.be/I3opwG53GQs) is a typical example of one of my lectures Tactical Ruptures Tactical ruptures disrupt the expected flow of a lecture by creating a moment of tension for students. I published research on this in the Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, in which I describe a tactical rupture as: a calculated breakage in the expected flow of a narrative. Importantly, tactical ruptures are not necessarily moments of unpleasant disturbance... Indeed, in teaching, a moment of “crisis” in a narrative is often created by something astonishing, curious, or funny – the vital component in any tactical rupture is unexpected provocation. [v] For example, my lecture 'Revolution by Night' lecture is a two-hour lecture and one of the challenges it so maintain the engagement of students for the duration of this period. Amongst other techniques, I include the tactical rupture of su

Administrative Expertise
I was the Program Convenor of the Bachelor of Fine Art 2-12-2013, and was responsible for the successful implementation of the BFA degree program at the University of Newcastle. I have been the Fine Art representative on the School Teaching and Learning Committee from its inception until I went on SSP in 2011. I contribute to many of the activities hosted by the Centre for Teaching and Learning, which I believe performs a valuable role in the life of the University. I contribute regularly to the Centre for Teaching and Learning, such as sitting on the Selection Committee for the Vice Chancellor’s Awards, contributing to panel discussions, provided advice to colleagues at workshops leading up to the teaching award nominations and to advise new staff in the Teaching Toolkit Program. I’ve been a member of the School of Creative Arts Teaching and Learning Committee since it formed in 2009, and I am on the Knowledge Exchange Group – for NeW Space, a $95 million education precinct development by the University of Newcastle in the city centre of Newcastle. The influence of my teaching practice extends far beyond the University. I’ve represented the University as a member of Avondale College’s 2010 External Advisory Committee, providing benchmarking between our two BFA programs. I have also sat on postgraduate confirmation panels and been an external undergraduate marker for Avondale. In 2009, Andy Collis, Senior Lecturer in art at Avondale College, audited my entire first year course in 2009 to benchmark their art history course. He then based Avondale’s art history course on my structure and approaches in the following academic year. I have also been an external undergraduate and Honours marker for the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), and College of Fine Arts UNSW. I frequently examine doctoral theses for Griffith University, USQ and other Australian universities. 


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts ) Honours, University of Sydney

Keywords

  • affect
  • art and war
  • art history
  • art theory
  • museology
  • museums

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2010 -  Membership - College Art Association College Art Association
United States
1/09/2007 - 1/08/2008 Program Manager, Western Sydney Arts Strategy Department of Arts, Sport and Recreation, NSW Government
Arts
Australia
1/06/2005 - 1/09/2007 Assistant Program Manager

Arts NSW

Department of Arts, Sport and Recreation, NSW Government
Australia
1/03/2002 - 1/06/2005 Associate Lecturer The University of Sydney
Museum Studies
Australia
1/03/2001 - 1/12/2001 Lecturer University of Western Sydney
School of Humanities
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2011 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
Australian Learning and Teaching Council
2010 Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
University of Newcastle
2009 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Learning Support
University of Newcastle
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Publications

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


Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Messham-Muir CD, Double War: Shaun Gladwell, visual culture and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd, Port Melbourne, 224 (2015)
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2007 Messham-Muir K, Beyond Region: Public Galleries in New South Wales, Arts NSW & Australia Council, Sydney, Australia (2007) [A3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir

Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Messham-Muir CD, 'Melting into the texture of everyday life', Ecologies of Invention, Sydney University Press, Sydney 70-77 (2013) [B1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2009 Messham-Muir CD, 'Beneath the pavement', Back to the City: Strategies for Informal Urban Interventions: Collaboration Between Artists and Architects, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, Germany 120-123 (2009) [B1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir

Journal article (17 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Messham-Muir CD, 'Review: Activating space, a little ¿ Sarah Sze in London', The Conversation, ----- (2015)
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2015 Messham-Muir CD, 'Vivid Sydney: contemporary art ¿ or just a bright night out?', The Conversation, --- (2015)
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2015 Messham-Muir CD, 'On Kawara ¿ Silence, at the Guggenheim, reviewed', The Conversation, ----- (2015)
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2015 Messham-Muir CD, 'Why is Ben Quilty supporting two convicted drug smugglers?', The Conversation, ----- (2015)
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2015 Messham-Muir CD, 'Shaun Gladwell is returning to Sydney, and may not shed tears', The Conversation, ----- (2015)
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2015 Messham-Muir CD, '¿You start with the image¿: Marlene Dumas at the Tate Modern', The Conversation, ----- (2015)
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2012 Messham-Muir CD, 'History's actors in the theatre of war: Images, myths and the frame in the War on Terror', antiTHESIS, 22 143-155 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2012 Messham-Muir CD, 'From tinkering to meddling: Notes on engaging first year art theory students', Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 9 Article 3 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2012 Messham-Muir CD, 'TOUCH: The Portraiture of Dan Marti', Art & Australia, 49 504 (2012) [C3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2005 Messham-Muir C, 'Affect, Interpretation and Technology', Open Museum Journal, 7 (2005) [C1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2004 Messham-Muir C, 'Dark Visitations: The Possibilities and Problems of Experience and Memory in Holocaust Museums', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, 5 104-105 (2004) [C1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2002 Messham-Muir C, 'Reconciling the Local and the Global in the Art of Adam Cullen 71-83 (2002) [C1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2002 Messham-Muir C, 'Here We Are! National Museums of Postcolonial Australasia in a Post-Nation-State World 45-64 (2002) [C1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2001 Messham-Muir C, 'Practices of the City', Kerb: Journal of Landscape Architecture, 6-11 (2001) [C2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
1996 Messham-Muir C, 'Dale Frank: Social Realism (1996) [C1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
1996 Messham-Muir C, 'Victoria Lobregat (1996) [C1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
1994 Messham-Muir C, 'Mishka Borowski at Pendulum 43-44 (1994) [C3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
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Review (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2005 Messham-Muir C, 'South Pacific Museums', Museums Australia Magazine (2005) [D2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2003 Messham-Muir C, 'Tony Clark at Roslyn Oxley9', Eyeline (2003) [D2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2001 Messham-Muir C, 'David Griggs and Shaun Gladwell', Eyeline (2001) [D2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2000 Messham-Muir C, 'Franz Ehmann: Open Panorama & Soapbox', Globe online arts magazine (2000) [D2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
1994 Messham-Muir C, 'Adam Cullen: Soft Material Facts', Eyeline (1994) [D2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
1994 Messham-Muir C, 'Mishka Borowski', Art & Text (1994) [D2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
1994 Messham-Muir C, 'Fresh Art', Eyeline (1994) [D2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
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Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Messham-Muir CD, 'Ground to air: Military conflict and the work of Shaun Gladwell', AAANZ Conference 2009. Themes and Abstracts, Canberra, ACT (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2009 Messham-Muir CD, 'Archives, documents and affect', Museums Australia National Conference 2009, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2009 Messham-Muir CD, 'Narrative, memory and empathy: The Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York', The 2nd ArtsHealth Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir

Creative Work (53 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with Mark Dutcher, artist, Los Angeles, 5 April 2013 (2015)
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2015 Messham-Muir CD, Shaun Gladwell on 'Self-Portrait as a Semiotext(e) Foreign Agent', London, 3 February 2015 (2015)
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2015 Messham-Muir CD, Shaun Gladwell (five texts), Sydney (2015)
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2015 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with Shaun Gladwell, artist, London, 4 February 2015, Newcastle (2015)
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2015 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with Michel Delsol, photographer, and Joe Lamport, writer, New York, 16 February 2015, Newcastle (2015)
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2015 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with Ian Burns, artist, New York, 3 October 2012, Newcastle (2015)
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2015 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with Martin Durazo, artist, New York, 3 October 2012 (2015)
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2015 Messham-Muir CD, Launch of 'Double War: Shaun Gladwell' , Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, 23 April 2015, Newcastle (2015)
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2015 Messham-Muir CD, Gladwell S, Patton P, Thwaites D, Self Portrait as a Semiopext(e) Foreign Agent, Shaun Gladwell: The Lacrima Chair, Sydney (2015)
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2014 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with Shaun Gladwell, artist, London, 1 October 2014, StudioCrasher, Newcastle (2014) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2014 Messham-Muir CD, Experiencing Afghanistan, Samstag Museum, Adelaide, 11 April 2014, StudioCrasher, Newcastle (2014) [J1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2014 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with Lucie Conoley, artist, Brixton, England, 4 October 2013, StudioCrasher, Newcastle (2014) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2014 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with David Ryan, artist, Las Vegas, United States, 2 April 2013, StudioCrasher, Newcastle (2014) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2014 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with Louise Evans and Jonathan Edwards, Gresford, Wales, 28 September 2013, StudioCrasher, Newcastle (2014) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2014 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with Charles Stuckey, art historian, New York, 4 October 2012, StudioCrasher, Newcastle (2014) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2014 Messham-Muir CD, Haptic InterFace 2014, Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2014) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2014 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with John Tonkin, artist, Bondi Junction, Sydney, Australia, 21 April 2013, StudioCrasher, Newcastle (2014) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2014 Messham-Muir CD, The Pangolin Gestural Presentation Controller, Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2014) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2014 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with Esther Teichmann, artist, Kennington, London, 21 September 2013, StudioCrasher, Newcastle (2014) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2013 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with Andy Devine, artist, Eleebana, Australia, 18 May 2013, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2013 Messham-Muir CD, Vanessa Schwartz and Charles Stuckey discuss Gustave Caillebotte's 'Paris Street Rainy Day', 1877, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2013 Messham-Muir CD, Review of 2012, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2013 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with Kori Newkirk, artist, Los Angeles, 4 April 2013, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2013 Messham-Muir CD, Kit Messham-Muir: Interview with William Anastasi, artist, New York, 3 October 2012, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2013 Messham-Muir CD, What Was Modernism?, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2013 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with Carl Andre and Melissa Kretschmer, New York, 8 April 2013, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2013 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with Douglas Fogle, curator, Los Angeles, United States, 24 September 2012, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2013 Messham-Muir CD, Kit Messham-Muir: Interview with Ben Quilty, artist, Robertson, Australia, 26 January 2013, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2013 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with Carl Andre, artist, New York, 8 April 2013, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2013 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with Shaun Gladwell, artist, Venice, Italy, 3 October 2013, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2013 Messham-Muir CD, Ben Quilty on New Masculinities in Contemporary Art, 26 January 2013, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2013 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with McLean Fahnestock, artist, Los Angeles, 5 April 2013, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2013 Messham-Muir CD, Interview with Tim Bavington, artist, Las Vegas, 1 April 2013, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2013 Messham-Muir CD, Kit Messham-Muir: Interview with Alasdair Groves, artist, Toowoomba, Australia, 11 May 2012, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2013 Messham-Muir CD, Review: Australia, at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 25 September 2013, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J3]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2013 Messham-Muir CD, Double Looking: Shaun Gladwell in Afghanistan, Canberra (2013) [J3]
Supanova
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2012 Messham-Muir CD, StudioCrasher. Kit Messham-Muir: Interview with Claudia Parducci, Los Angeles, 24 September 2012, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2012) [J2]
Supanova
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2012 Messham-Muir CD, Studio Crasher. Kit Messham-Muir: Interview with Vanessa Schwartz, historian, Los Angeles, 28 September 2012, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2012) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2012 Messham-Muir CD, Studio Crasher. Kit Messham-Muir: Interview with Max Presneill, Los Angeles, 7 July 2012, 26849, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2012) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2012 Messham-Muir CD, Studio Crasher. Kit Messham-Muir: Interview with Dani Marti, artist, New York, 3 July 2012, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2012) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2012 Messham-Muir CD, Studio Crasher. Kit Messham-Muir: Interview with Dove Bradshaw, artist, New York, 1 July 2012, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2012) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2012 Messham-Muir CD, Studio Crasher. Kit Messham-Muir: Comment on Documenta 13, Berlin, 22 June 2012, StudioCrasher, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2012) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2008 Messham-Muir CD, Crack 1; Crack 2; Home: Forsythes Collectors Care Art Exhibition, Front Room Gallery, Newcastle (2008) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2008 Messham-Muir CD, Affect and the Archive, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle (2008) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2008 Messham-Muir CD, Equilibrium: Shaun Gladwell's Double Voyage, 2006', Catalogue essay, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2008 Messham-Muir C, Equilibrium: Shaun Gladwell''s Double Voyage (Catalogue Essay), Melbourne, Australia (2008) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2003 Messham-Muir C, VIBGYOR: Victor Gordon''s art from 1977 to 2003, Broken Hill, NSW (2003) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2001 Messham-Muir C, Sex Differential: Mothertrucker, Campbelltown, (2001) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2000 Messham-Muir C, Practices of the City and Shaun Gladwell''s Kickflipping Flaneur, Sydney, Australia (2000) [J2]
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2000 Messham-Muir C, ''No Gold For Gargantua'', The Liminal Body, Sydney, Australia (2000) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
1999 Messham-Muir C, ''The Politics of Culture versus the politics of culture'', Sydney, (1999) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
1995 Messham-Muir C, ''Critical Dys-course'', Critical Spaces, Sydney, Australia (1995) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
1993 Messham-Muir C, Modus Operandi: Aesthetics and Practice'' (Catalogue Essay), Sydney, Australia (1993) [J2]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
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Other (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Messham-Muir CD, 'Two artists go to war ¿ Shaun Gladwell and Ben Quilty', ( issue.- pp.---) (2014) [O1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2014 Messham-Muir CD, 'Three simple steps to understand art: look, see, think', ( pp.---) (2014) [O1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2014 Messham-Muir CD, 'Three questions not to ask about art ¿ and four to ask instead', ( pp.---) (2014) [O1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2014 Messham-Muir CD, 'Ben Quilty at the Saatchi Gallery ¿ things just got interesting', ( pp.---) (2014) [O1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2014 Messham-Muir CD, 'Review: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen by Erik Jensen', ( pp.---) (2014) [O1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2014 Messham-Muir CD, 'It¿s too hard to love Primavera 2014 at Sydney¿s MCA', ( pp.---) (2014) [O1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2014 Messham-Muir CD, 'Jeff Koons ¿ a spectacle on the way to respectable', ( pp.---) (2014) [O1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2014 Messham-Muir CD, 'A Manifesta without a manifesto: contemporary art in St Petersburg', ( pp.---) (2014) [O1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2014 Messham-Muir CD, 'Wim Delvoye¿s astonishing art shows what¿s lurking in the banal', ( pp.---) (2014) [O1]
Co-authors Kit Messham-Muir
2014 Messham-Muir CD, 'Three questions not to ask about art - and four to ask instead', A Year in the Life of Australia ( pp.276-280). Sydney: Future Leaders (2014) [O1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $3,342

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20151 grants / $3,342

The Visual Culture of Contemporary Warfare in the Age of the Military Industrial media Entertainment Network$3,342

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Kit Messham-Muir, Professor Philip Dwyer
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501065
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed10
Current4

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.7
PhD1.9

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Narrative and Storytelling in Contemporary Art Practice
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Dominion Over all the Earth: Visualising the Tensions of Science and Sustainability in Contemporary Art Practice
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Considering the Baggage: The Perception and Phenomenology of Sculpture when Sited in a Specified Context
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 Masters Manhattan and the Merging of Modernism
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD The Museum Qua The Evolution of a Knowledge Institution in an Era of Pervasively Networked Information Infrastructure
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD The Human Touch? What is the Value of the Artist/Sitter Relationship to Contemporary Portrait Painting?
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 Masters Beyond the Pale: Australia: the Studio as Site where Notions of Irish National Identity are Translated into Contemporary Works of Art
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 Masters Connections to the Earth
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal 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
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Reconnection: An Exploration of Australian Landscape Beyond History and Myth
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Images of Asian Identity: Asian Women as a Vision of Technological Utopia
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Landscape and Memory: An Archaic Narrative
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD A Punch in the Gut: Experiential Knowledge, Empathy, and Performance Art
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 Masters Terra Incognita: The Sublime, The Uncanny and Nostalgia in Painting the Landscape Australian
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
United Kingdom 1
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News

The Conversation

Three simple steps to understand art: look, see, think

December 3, 2014

What's the key to understanding art? Could there be some easy steps to unpacking the meaning of an artwork? The short answer is: yes. Dr Kit Messham-Muir explains.

The Conversation

A Manifesta without a manifesto: contemporary art in St Petersburg

October 14, 2014

Dr Kit Messham-Muir, from the School of Creative Arts at the University of Newcastle, reviews contemporary art exhibition Manifesta 10 in St Petersburg, Russia.

The Conversation

Wim Delvoye’s astonishing art shows what’s lurking in the banal

October 3, 2014

Dr Kit Messham-Muir, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Newcastle (UON), looks at the astonishing work of Belgian artist Wim Delvoye.

The Conversation

Review: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen by Erik Jensen

September 22, 2014

 Dr Kit Messham-Muir, from the School of Creative Arts reviews Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen for The Conversation.

The Conversation

Three questions not to ask about art - and four to ask instead

August 22, 2014

By Kit Messham-Muir, School of Creative Arts, University of Newcastle

Art raises a lot of questions. That's what it does. If an art work in a gallery or a news story has made you ask "what the …?", it has already started to do its job.

The Conversation

Two artists go to war - Shaun Gladwell and Ben Quilty

August 1, 2014

By Kit Messham-Muir, School of Creative Arts, University of Newcastle

Shaun Gladwell and Ben Quilty – two of Australia's leading artists – display very different approaches to war at parallel exhibitions opening at Perth's John Curtin Gallery on Saturday.

The Conversation

Jeff Koons - a spectacle on the way to respectable

July 25, 2014

By Kit Messham-Muir, Senior Lecturer in the School of Creative Arts at University of Newcastle.

American Jeff Koons is possibly the most contentious living artist. His current retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York writes him into the contemporary canon of great living artists – but even after a long and controversial career, that hasn't been an easy case to make.

The Conversation

Ben Quilty at the Saatchi Gallery … things just got interesting

July 9, 2014

By Kit Messham-Muir, University of Newcastle

Ben Quilty is the first Australian artist to hold a solo show at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Opening last Friday and running until August 3, the exhibition is a big deal for Quilty, naturally, but also for art in the southeastern corner of the globe.

Dr Kit Messham-Muir

Position

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

Focus area

Fine Art

Contact Details

Email kit.messham-muir@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 8664

Office

Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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