ALISON BENNETT: SELECTED CURRICULUM VITAE
0407 853 596 email@example.com
Based in Melbourne Australia
Alison Bennett works in ‘expanded photography’ where the boundaries of photography have shifted in the transition to digital media and become diffused into ubiquitous computing. Bennett’s recent projects explored the creative potentials of augmented reality, stereophotogrammetry, 3D scanning, and virtual reality as encompassed by the medium and practice of photography. As a neuroqueer trans-media artist, Bennett’s work has explored the performance and technology of gender identity and considered the convergence of biological and digital skin as virtual prosthesis. Her work has generated international viral media attention more than once; been featured on ABC TV Australian Story, the New York Times, Mashable, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Motherboard, The Creators Project, KillScreen, ABC TV News, and The Guardian ‘best Australian photographs of 2015’. Alison Bennett works as a lecturer in photography at RMIT School of Art.
Creative practice research PhD 2017, Deakin University Motion Lab, exegesis online
Master of Fine Art by research 2009, Monash University, exegesis online
Graduate Diploma (Information Management) 1993 RMIT
Graduate Diploma (Cultural Heritage Management) 1991, University of Canberra
Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) 1989, UNSW College of Fine Arts
2007-2011: undertook all of Les Walkling’s famous digital photography workshops at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (and understood them!)
Bennett, A 2017, muliebrity & other collaborations, Kingston Arts Centre, 20 January – 28 February 2017, Midsumma Festival.
Bennett, A 2013, Shifting Skin [giclee prints with augmented reality overlay], Cork Film Centre Gallery, Ireland, May 2016.
Bennett, Beckwith & Payne, 2016, Virtual Drag, Testing Grounds Feb 2016, a Midsumma Festival Premier Event. Also shown at Art Bar, Kingston Arts Centre; Melbourne Queer Film Festival, ACMI; Kaleidoscope World Tour of cinematic VR, London, New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, Seoul, San Francisco; UNIT Festival, Berlin; Twist360, Seattle; Melt, Brisbane Powerhouse; Videonale Festival, Bonn . Media highlights include Prosthetic Knowledge; The Creator’s Project, Killscreen & Motherboard. Virtual Drag was included in the launch of 360 Vision, a mobile phone app showcasing Australian virtual reality content by Screen NSW and The Additivist Cookbook, a collection of projects that employ 3D technology for artistic activism. Virtual Drag was supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Deakin Motion Lab & Media Lab Melbourne. VirtualDrag.net
Bennett, A 2015, Mesh, Tinning Street Gallery, Melbourne, 16-26 Jul 2015.
Bennett, A & Kearns, AJ 2015, Inverto, Testing Grounds, Midsumma Festival 29 Jan – 8 Feb 2015; featured on ABC TV Australian Story ‘From Daddy’s Tummy’ & international viral media coverage including New York Times. Inverto #19 won the Centre for Contemporary Photography Salon Portraiture prize and was included in the Guardian’s best Australian photographs of 2015. inverto.me
Bennett, A 2013, Shifting Skin [giclee prints with augmented reality overlay], Wyndham Cultural Centre, 2 Sep – 3 Nov 2014, Deakin University Art Gallery touring exhibition.
Bennett, A 2014, Skin Room [gif], Widget Art Gallery [online] 16 Oct – 16 Nov 2014.
Bennett, A 2013, Shifting Skin [giclee prints with augmented reality overlay], Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, 18 Jul – 24 Aug 2014, Deakin University Art Gallery touring exhibition.
Bennett, A 2013, Shifting Skin [giclee prints with augmented reality overlay], 10×8 Gallery, 25 Feb – 9 Mar 2014, Sydney Mardi Gras visual arts program with financial assistance from LINC. Media highlights included ABC TV news, ABC online, Arts Hub, & Real Time.
Bennett, A 2013, Shifting Skin [giclee prints with augmented reality overlay], Deakin University Art Gallery, 24 Jul – 31 Aug 2013. Viral international media coverage, including Mashable & Huffington Post, documentation at http://shiftingskinonline.wordpress.com/
Bennett, A 2013, Shifting Skin: Transforming Fabric , Cube 36 @ Frankston Arts Centre; commissioned by White Street Project with the support of Arts Victoria, 24 May – 16 Jun 2013.
Bennett, A 2012, Families of Choice: celebrating queer sub-culture tribes of the North [data projection] the ProjectarT space at Northcote Civic Square, 15 Jan – 5 Feb 2012. Commissioned by the City of Darebin for the Midsumma Festival.
Bennett, A 2009, Cavity, Warrnabool Art Gallery 2010, Centre for Contemporary Photography 2010, Horsham Regional Art Gallery 2009. This project was supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.
Bennett, A 2008, To Occupy: panoramic interiors of concrete fortifications, ANU School of Art Photospace, part of the Vivid National Photography Festival Aug 2008. Reviewed in Un Magazine #2.2 & Indesign Nov 2008.
Bennett, A 2006, Verticalism: Gothic ceilings, Alison Bennett Studio, Melbourne, Jun 2008. Reviewed in Artichoke #24.
Bennett, A 2005, Woolsheds & Shearers Quarters: photographs, Historic Houses Trust of NSW 2005, Shear Outback, Hay 2006, Peppin Heritage Centre, Deniliquin 2006 & National Wool Museum, Geelong 2007, a Shear Outback touring exhibition. Reviewed by Philip Drew, Indesign #24. Sponsored by Thylacine.
Bennett, A 2005, In Ruins, Platform2, Melbourne, Jul – Aug 2005. Featured on the cover of Arena magazine #78.
Bennett, A 2004, Waterfront, FRONT Artspace Geelong Arts Alliance, Geelong. Acquired by City of Greater Geelong.
Bennett, A 2004, Inside Hill End, The Mint, Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Sydney, curated by Sally Webster, 2004. Reviewed by Dr Charles Rice in Architecture Australia Jul 2004
Bennett, A et al 2016, ‘Reworlding (Elizabeth)’, CROSSROADS, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 21 May 2017
Bennett, A et al 2016, ‘Reworlding (Elizabeth)’, An Act of Showing, Testing Grounds, 17 – 31 May 2017
Bennett, A et al 2017, ‘Muliebrity: the female gaze’, Hidden Agenda: An exploration of hidden and suppressed gender worlds, Trocadero Artspace, 22 February – 10 March 2017. Megan Beckwith Bubble performance at opening 22 February with sound by Greg Penn & performance readings by video subjects 3pm Friday 3 February.
Bennett, A et al 2017, QueerTech.io (curator), Midsumma Festival in Melbourne, Melt Festival in Brisbane, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, <http://queertech.io/>.
Bennett, A 2016, ‘Precious Cargo Monster’, Melt Portrait Prize, Brisbane Powerhouse, 25 Jan – 5 Feb 2017.
Bennett, A et al 2016, ‘Reworlding (Elizabeth)’, online interactive collaborative work, PLAY, BLINDSIDE, curated by Xanthe Dobbie, 2 Jan – 12 Feb 2017.
Bennett, A et al 2016, ‘Reworlding (Elizabeth)’, online interactive collaborative work, Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 25 Nov – 17 Dec 2016, Innovative Use of Digital Media award, < http://reworlding.xyz/ >.
Bennett, A 2015, ‘Bruise’ [screen interactive & online], in Morbis Artis: Diseases of the Arts, curated by Sean Redmond & Darrin Verhagen, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 17 Nov 2016 – 17 Feb 2017.
Bennett, A 2016, [six online interactive artworks], in #nfcdab wrocław biennale of digital & internet art, Wroclaw, Poland, Jun 2016.
Bennett, A 2016, ‘Virtual Drag’, 360Vision [app], Screen NSW.
Bennett, A 2015, ‘Wrap’ [three photographic prints & online interactive], in Still in Progress … , Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne, 13 Apr – 27 May 2016.
Bennett, A 2016, ‘Orb’ [virtual reality headset & online], in Australia Post Art Prize, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne, Jan 2016.
Bennett A 2015, ‘Mesh 2’ [virtual reality headset], in ImMEDIATE, Media Lab Melbourne, 18-20 Dec 2015.
Bennett, A & Kearns, AJ 2015, ‘Inverto’ in Gendered Perspectives: An Investigation of Contemporary Identities, Bradley University Galleries, Peoria IL USA, 16 Nov – 10 Dec 2015.
Bennett, A & Kearns, AJ 2015, ‘Inverto #19’ in Centre for Contemporary Photography Salon, winner of portraiture prize, 27 Nov – 19 Dec 2015; Guardian ‘best Australian photographs of 2015’.
Bennett, A & Kearns, AJ 2015, ‘Inverto’ in The Wrong (again) New Digital Art Biennale [international online festival] 1 Nov 2015 – 31 Jan 2016.
Bennett, A & Kearns, AJ 2015, ‘Inverto’ in FILEVideoart, Electronic Language International Festival, Brazil, Jun – Jul 2015.
Bennett, A 2015, ‘Surfaces Between Photographs’[conference paper], in 21st century photography: art, philosophy, technique, Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London, 5-6 June 2015.
Bennett, A 2015, ‘Carpet’ , in Transduction curated by Renata Lemos Morais for Pause Festival, Tech_Bar, 10 Feb 2015.
Bennett, A & Kearns, AJ 2015, ‘Inverto’ in FOREVER NOW [online & sent into space on a satellite], conceived and directed by Willoh S.Weiland, launched at MONA FOMA 18 Jan 2015
Bennett, A & Kearns, AJ 2015, ‘Inverto’ previewed in opening night program of TILDE Melbourne International Trans & Gender Diverse Film Festival 21 Nov 2014
Bennett, A 2014, ‘Persona’ [print & augmented reality overlay], in Quo Vadis: the last drawing show, curated by David McNeill, UNSW Galleries, National Institute for Experimental Arts, College of Fine Arts UNSW, Sydney, 20 Sept – 11 Oct 2014.
Bennett, A 2014, ‘Light Lines’ , screened on Federation Square big screen as part of the Light in Winter Festival.
Bennett, A 2014, ‘Spikey Monkey’ [gif], in GIFBITES, curated by Daniel Rourke, Dar-ol-Hokoomeh Project, Shiraz, Iran & online May 2014; & Gray Area Art + Technology, San Francisco USA Nov 2014, http://gifbites.com/exhibition.
Bennett, A 2013, ‘Shifting Skin’ [giclee prints with augmented reality overlay], Theorizing the Web conference exhibition, New York City, USA, Apr 2014.
Bennett, A 2013, ‘Shifting Skin’ [site specific augmented reality], in Projections13, an exhibition as part of WCCA’2013 VI World Congress on Communication & Arts at Deakin University, Geelong, 4-7 Apr 2013.
Bennett, A 2012, ‘Blended Family’, in Blow Up, Platform72, Sydney, 20 Feb – 5 Mar 2013.
Bennett, A 2009, ‘To Occupy’, in Cities New Ruins, curated by Davey Warnock, The Substation, Melbourne, 3-27 May 2012.
Bennett, A 2010, ‘Queer Skin’ , in Moving Scores presented by 3 Shades Black, Mao Live House, Beijing, China, Sept 2012.
Bennett, A 2012, ‘Queer Skin’ [print], in Independent Photography Festival, Tinning Street Gallery, Melbourne, 2-8 Apr 2012.
Bennett, A 2011, ‘Queer Skin’ [prints], in Urban in Colour, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne, Midsumma Festival, 19 Jan – 5 Feb 2012.
Bennett, A 2010, ‘Queer Skin’ , in Moving Scores presented by 3 Shades Black, Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne Fringe Festival, 1 Oct 2011.
Bennett A & Bartley R 2011, [data-projection], Material, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, 2011.
Bennett, A 2010, ‘Queer Skin’ , in Gertrude Projection Festival, Melbourne, 2011.
Bennett, A 2009, ‘To Occupy’ [photographic print], in Blossom spirit, Ming Chuan University, Taoyuan Taiwan, Mar 2010; Sincewell Gallery, San Min Kaohsiung, Taiwan Apr 2010; Fo Guan Yuan, San Min Kaohsiung, Taiwan Sept 2010.
Bennett, A 2008, ‘Cavity’ [photographic prints], in Surveying the field, Counihan Gallery 2009, artists: Alison Bennett, Angela Cavalieri, Sam Jinks, Sam Leach, Owen Leong, Wilma Tabacco and Dan Wollmering. Reviewed by Robert Nelson in The Age 22 Jul 2009 p.14.
Bennett, A 2008, [scene photography], in SNAP: samesame scene photographers, Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne, Midsumma Festival, Jan 2009.
Bennett, A 2006, [photographic print & ephemera], in landscape site lines ~ 5 ways: a didactic exhibition of landscape by five artists showcasing source material, concept development and ideation, curated by Victoria Howlett, Clement Meadmore Gallery, Melbourne, 2007.
Bennett, A 2007, [photographic print], in Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography 2007.
Bennett, A, 2007, [photographic print] in Julie Millowick Acquisitive Photographic Prize, Old Castlemaine Gaol, Castlemaine State Festival, 2007, runner up award winner.
Bennett, A 2007, [photographic print], in Galeria Bezdomna #46, Lab X, St Kilda Festival, Melbourne, 2007.
Bennett, A 2005, [photographic prints], in Making Hay, Span Galleries Melbourne Nov 2005; Shear Outback, Hay Aug 2006; Castlemaine State Festival Apr 2007; reviewed by Robert Nelson in The Age 15 Nov 2006 where he compared my work the that of Edward Weston.
Bennett, A 2004, ‘Craigmoor Floor’, in Frames of Reference: photographing Hill End, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 2005, curated by Alison Bennett.
Bennett, A 2004, [photographic prints], in Making a Place for Herself: women’s experience of landscape and national parks, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney 2005 & touring NSW.
Bennett, A 2005, [photographic prints], in Kodak Autumn Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2005.
Bennett, A 2004, [photographic prints], in Homeless Gallery #13, The Mill, Geelong, 2004.
Bennett, A 2004, [photograic print] in Smorgan Steel Contemporary Art Prize, Customs Wharf Gallery, Williamstown Festival, 2004.
Deakin University Art Gallery – a university collection
National Museum of Australia (commission) – a national public collection
Historic Houses Trust of NSW – a state public collection
City of Greater Geelong – a regional public collection
GRANTS & AWARDS:
Bennett, A et al 2016, ‘Reworlding (Elizabeth)’, online interactive collaborative work, Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 25 Nov – 17 Dec 2016, Innovative Use of Digital Media award, < http://reworlding.xyz/ >.
Bennett, A 2016, ‘Orb’ [virtual reality headset & online], finalist in Australia Post Art Prize, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Jan 2016.
Bennett, A & Kearns, AJ 2015, ‘Inverto #19’ [photographic print], winner of the Centre for Contemporary Photography Salon portraiture prize, 27 Nov – 19 Dec 2015.
Bennett, Beckwith & Payne 2015, ‘Virtual Drag’, funded by Australia Council for the Arts Emerging & Experimental Art Panel.
Bennett, A & McCormick, J 20012, ‘Borrowed Body’, finalist in Pause Festival Connect Competition.
Bennett, A 2012, Australian Post Graduate Award for PhD research.
Bennett, A 2008, ‘Caving In’ [aka ‘Cavity’], funded by Arts Victoria Arts Development grant.
Bennett, A 2008, Artists-in-Schools project, Arts Victoria.
Bennett, A 2007, [photographic print], runner up in Julie Millowick Acquisitive Photographic Prize, Castlemaine Festival.
Bennett, A 1997, Hong Kong Asialink Arts Residency. Research published as ‘Hong Kong report’ Art Asia Pacific, issue 19, 1998, pp.36-37; ‘One Country, Two Systems? A 1997 Asialink residency’, Museum National, vol.6 no.4 May 1998, pp.19-20.
Bennett, A et al 2017, ‘Virtual Life’s a Drag: Queering VR’, SXSW Interactive, .
Bennett, A et al 2016, ‘Virtual Drag’, in The Additivist Cookbook, edited by Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke, Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, <http://additivism.org/cookbook>.
Midsumma 2016, ‘Alison Bennett’, Midsumma Insider, <https://midsumma.org.au/about/midsumma/insider?showall=&start=2>.
Bennett, A 2016, ‘Virtual Drag’, in 360 Vision [online app featuring Australian virtual reality content], Screen NSW, < www.virtualdrag.net >
Pennello, A 2016, ‘Inside Berlin’s Queer Tech Festival’, Motherboard, <http://motherboard.vice.com/read/inside-berlins-queer-tech-festival-unit>
Bennett, A 2016, ‘Virtual Drag: serving VR realness‘ , UNIT Queer Technology Festival, Berlin. Republished in Motherboard.
Bennett, A & Kearns, AJ, 2015, ‘Inverto #19’ [photograph] in ‘Best Australian Photographs of 2015’, The Guardian, 31 Dec 2015.
Bennett, A 2015, ‘Hyperphantasia: remaking our image of the world’, in MuseumLab Floor talk: Julie Rrap Remaking the World, with Anne Marsh & Tamsin Green, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne.
Bennett, A 2015, [panel member], Alien Aesthetics Conversations, Loop Bar & Project Space, Melbourne, 17 Aug 2015, http://alienaesthetics.space/conversations.
Maloney, A 2015, ‘AJ Kearns, Australian transgender man, gave birth to daughter amid transition’, New York Times, 20 Aug 2015.
Viral media coverage of ‘From Daddy’s Tummy’ featuring Inverto photographs https://inverto.me/2015/08/12/international/
Cohen, J 2015, ‘From Daddy’s Tummy’, Australian Story, ABC TV, 10 Aug 2015, http://www.abc.net.au/austory/content/2015/s4287897.htm.
Cahill, H 2015, ‘Can science remove gender boundaries completely?’, Dazed & Confused, UK, 26 Feb 2015.
Bennett, A 2015, ‘Inverto. Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, No.7. http://adanewmedia.org/2015/04/issue7-bennett/
Bennett, A 2014, [photographs of transgender teenagers], The Ally Project, allyproject.org.
Dore, M 2014, ‘art and architecture plays with reality’, ArtsHub, 7 Nov 2014 http://www.artshub.com.au/festival/news-article/features/festivals/art-and-architecture-plays-with-reality-246384.
Wright, R 2014, ‘From the Bleeding Edge of the network: Augmented Reality and the ‘Software Assemblage’, POSTSCREEN: Device, Medium & Concept conference, Lisbon, 6 Nov 2014.
Bennett, A 2014, [artist talk & tattoo scanning workshop], Wyndham Art Gallery, 25 Oct 2014.
Mitchell, L 2014, ‘Seeing Tatts in a different light’, Wyndham Star Weekly 10 Sept 2014.
2014, ‘Augmented Reality tattoo artworks at Wyndham Art Gallery’, Digital Meets Culture (Italy) 2 Sept 2014 http://www.digitalmeetsculture.net/article/augmented-reality-tattoo-artworks-at-wyndham-art-gallery/.
Bennett, A 2014, [artist talk], OpenLAB, Media Lab Melbourne 5 Oct 2014, http://www.medialabmelbourne.com.au/news/openlab-october-2014/.
Bennett, A 2014, [tattoo scanning workshops & artist talk], Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery 23 Aug 2014.
Wilson & Kenny 2014, ‘Your Weekend’, The Age, 1 Aug 2014.
2014, [Shifting Skin], evening news report, WIN TV News coverage, Jul 2014.
2014, [Interview about Shifting Skin], ABC Local Radio: Mildura – Swan Hill, Jul 2014.
Burnside, N 2014, ‘Virtual tattoos come to life’, The Guardian, 18 Jul 2014.
Bennett, A 2014 ‘Persona’ (GIF cover image) M/C Journal, 25 Jun 2014, http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/issue/view/persona.
Vincs, Bennett, McCormick, Vincent & Hutchinson, 2014, ‘Skin to Skin: Performing Augmented Reality’, in Augmented Reality Art, Springer Series on Cultural Computing, p.161-174, http://www.springer.com/computer/hci/book/978-3-319-06202-0,
Collins, A 2014, [Shifting Skin], ABC TV evening news bulletin, 25 Feb 2014.
Collins, A 2014, ‘Tattooed technology exhibit gets under the skin as part of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras visual arts festival’, ABC News Online, 27 Feb 2014, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-27/tattooed-technology-exhibit-gets-under-the-skin/5287622.
Fairly, G 2014, ‘Skin comes alive as tattoos rise as 3D landscapes’, ArtsHub, 25 Feb 2014, http://visual.artshub.com.au/news-article/news/visual-arts/skin-comes-alive-as-tattoos-rise-as-3d-landscapes-198244.
Prakash, N 2013, ‘Augmented Reality Brings Tattoos to Life’, Mashable.com 19 Aug 2013, http://mashable.com/2013/08/18/augmented-reality-tattoos/.
Extensive international media coverage of Alison Bennett: Shifting Skin, including report by Mashable.com and Huffington Post, documentation at http://shiftingskinonline.wordpress.com/
Warren, K 2013, ‘Interfacing images’, Shifting Skin [exhibition catalogue], Deakin University Art Gallery, https://www.academia.edu/5043133/Alison_Bennett_Shifting_Skin_at_Deakin_University_Art_Gallery
Bennett, A 2013, ‘Deconstructive Montage’ [conference workshop], VI World Congress on Communication and Arts, 4 Apr http://projections13.wordpress.com/workshops/
Nelson, R 2009, ‘Perpetual pirouette is a novel spin [surveying the field review], The Age, 22 Jul 2009 p.14, http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2009/07/21/1247941913562.html
Craswell, P 2008,‘To Occupy’ [review], indesign magazine Nov 2008.
Knudsen, S 2008, ‘To Occupy’ [review], un magazine. Volume 2 Issue 2.
Baumbart, M 2008, ‘Verticalism’, Artichoke Issue 24.
Taylor, C 2009, ‘Alleykat: shooting star‘, samesame.com.au 4 Aug 2009.
Bennett, 2007, [Cover & internal images], antiTHESIS journal Vol.17 2007.
Nelson, R 2006, [review of Making Hay], The Age 15 Nov 2006.
Bennett, A 2006, ‘Dereliction and the space between’, antiTHESIS symposium, Melbourne University, 7 Jul 2006.
Drew, P 2006, ‘Honouring the Landscape’ [review of Woolsheds & Shearers Quarters], Indesign magazine, Feb 2006.
Bennett, A 2005, Frames of Reference: photographing Hill End [catalogue essay], Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 2005, https://msalisonbennett.files.wordpress.com/2005/10/2005_brag_framesofreference_d33.pdf .
Bennett, A 2005, [cover images], Arena Magazine, No.78 Aug – Sep 2005.
Rice, C 2004, ‘Space and image inside Hill End’, Architecture Australia, Jul 2004, http://architectureau.com/articles/exhibition-52/.
Bennett, A 2003, ‘Frames of Authenticity’ [review of Hill End Artist Residency by Ruth Hingston & Tim Brook], in ArtReach, Dec 2003, http://regionalartsnsw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/hill_end_dec_03.pdf.
Hannah, B 2003, Gendered Landscapes Project~Literature Review, Parks NSW
Bennett, A 2002, [catalogue essay], Applique: embroidery by Jason Moss, gallery onefivesix, Sydney.
Bennett, A 1999, ‘Paddling in the Deep End’, Craft Victoria Bulletin ,No. 1 1999, pp.22-23.
Bennett, A 1998, ‘Hong Kong report’, Art Asia Pacific, Issue 19, 1998, pp.36-37.
Bennett, A 1998, ‘One Country, Two Systems? A 1997 Asialink residency’, Museum National, 6 No.4 May 1998, pp.19-20.
Bennett, A 1997, ‘In & Out: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and Australia’, Like, no. 4, Spring 1997, p.47.
Bennett, A 1997, ‘Exhibition Timelines: What you need to do, think about and when’, Craft Victoria Bulletin2 1997.
Lecturer in photography, RMIT University, April 2017 – present
Lecturer (history & theory of photography), Deakin College, 2015 – present.
PhD Creative Practice Researcher, Deakin University Motion Lab 2012-2016, undertaking creative practice PhD.
ERA Officer, Faculty of Arts & Education, Deakin University, facilitating the faculty Excellence in Research for Australia submission to the Australian Research Council Nov 2011 – Mar 2012.
Unit Coordinator & Tutor, ACM202 Advanced Digital Imaging, Deakin University 2012-2016. Unit focus on workflow, non-destructive editing, emphasize core concepts over ‘recipes’, particular focus on the implications of internet based visual culture, content extension blog in addition to maintaining unit content on Cloud Deakin. “Being able to learn from and work with people like Alison Bennett was incredible. Her photography is amazing, and her exhibition at the Deakin Gallery was incredible.”
Associate Lecturer in Photography, Deakin University 2010-2011 (contract covering maternity leave). Unit Chair of ACM102: Pixel to Print. Substantially updated unit to include DSLR, RAW files and non-destructive editing; and introduced a required reading list covering technical, historical and theoretical contexts. Designed new second year advanced digital photography unit ACM202, including assignment briefs, tutorial program, required reading and lecture content.
Tutor & guest lecturer in digital images and screen culture: Australian Academy of Design, Deakin University and NMIT 2009.
Visitor Services, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, 2005-2010.
Curator of Frames of Reference: photographing Hill End, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 2005.
Manager of NPWS volunteer guides, Craigmoor House, Hill End NSW 2003.
Cultural Planner, City of Bathurst, 2002.
Acting Visual Arts program manager, Asialink, 2000.
Contract curator for the Victorian Centre for the Conservation of Cultural Materials, 1999-2001.
Asialink residency, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1997.
Program Officer / Program Manager, Craft Victoria, 1993-1998.
Intern, Art Museums Association of Australia, with Susan Abasa & Louise Pether. Co-author ‘The Money & The Means’, 1992.
Intern, National Gallery of Australia, working with Helen Ennis & Michael Brand, 1991.