Dr Angela Philp

Lecturer - Fine Art

School of Creative Industries (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
  • art, food and gastronomy
  • australian indigenous art
  • contemporary art
  • contemporary museological theory
  • museology
  • museum history
  • public art

Fields of Research

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

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer - Fine Art University of Newcastle
School of Creative Industries
Australia
Lecturer - Fine Art 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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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed20
Current11

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.75
PhD4.2

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 Masters Loves Last Token: Trace Objects M Philosophy (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Negotiating Change Through Art and Creative Pedagogy: The Role of Photography in Exploring Identity and Creative Expression in Contemporary Middle Eastern Cultures PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 Masters A Ceramic Study Into the Displacement and Recreation of Memory Over Time M Philosophy (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD A study in cognitive ecology for a print-mediated artistic practice PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD An Analysis of Mystical Ephemeral Landscape to Reductive Abstraction PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Muted Power: Drawing on Traditions of Archaic Painted Forms to Explore Contemporary Group Knowledge, Desire and Experience PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Brushed with Eggs: A Practice Led Investigation into the Methods, Materials and Motivations of Australian Artists working with Tempera in the Twentieth Century. PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD The Evolution of Contemporary Art in a Hybrid Sri Lankan Culture PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Noteworthy: a collection of ordinary lives PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD How politically repressed artists are able to covertly express critical thought, in order to provide a message of hope and resistance PhD (Fine Art), 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 PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD The Thing Not Seen: Absence, Invisibility and the Uncanny in the Cultural Construction of Australia PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Re-Inventing the Lolita Complex PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 Masters Is There a Role for the Shadow Field as an Artistic Device for Conceptual Representation? M Philosophy (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Material Poetry PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Riparian Life: A Visual Navigation of the Hunter River Estuary PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 Masters Master Painting Manual: Traditional Painting Material Methodologies for the Contemporary Artist M Philosophy (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Lost in Translation: The Materialisation of the Mark in the Digital Age PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Music in Context: An Exploration of Music and Dramaturgy PhD (Music), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Plexus: An Investigation of Site in Relation to Form PhD (Fine Art), 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 M Philosophy (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2013 Masters Lightness of Being M Philosophy (Fine Art), 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 PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD The Stutter of Recognition: Re-Visioning the Baroque in Contemporary Painting PhD (Fine Art), 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 PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2011 Masters An Exploration of Urban Space....Space has Two Voices M Philosophy (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2011 Masters Conversation in Landscape M Philosophy (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2011 Masters The Pygmalion Proposition M Philosophy (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Nomad Strategies; Artists, Travel and Personal Transformation PhD (Fine Art), 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 M Philosophy (Fine Art), 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 PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
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Dr Angela Philp

Position

Lecturer - Fine Art
Art History and Theory
School of Creative Industries
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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