Public engagement

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Export China: Reimagining Chineseness through the Ceramics Trade in Southeast Asia’, SSEAC Stories, 7 January 2022, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre.

Chinese Willow Pattern Dish’, Object Matters, 1 February 2022, Chau Chak Wing Museum.

Conferences & public writing

‘The Modern Woodcut Movement beyond the Communist Canon’, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand, University of Sydney, Sydney, December 2021.

Salvaging Southeast Asian History: Shipwrecks and Chinese Blue-and-White’, New Mandala, 22 October 2021. Based on research first shared for the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre’s ‘Heritage and the Arts’ webinar series.

The Chau Chak Wing Museum in Sydney, Australia’, Mainly Museums, 22 June 2021.

Obstacles and opportunities in arts publishing + Arts Monthly Australia offer to HDR candidates’, NiTRO (Non-Traditional Research Outcomes), no. 31, 23 October 2020.

‘Chinese Communist Party posters at the National Gallery of Australia and ephemeral counter-narratives in the future direction of Australia-Asia relations’, Asian Studies Association of Australia, University of Melbourne, July 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19).

‘Framing self/other relations through curatorial strategies of containment and classification in eighteenth-century porcelain display’, College Art Association, Chicago, February 2020.

‘The social context of massed porcelain display: Aesthetics, politics and history in Liu Jianhua’s installation of Regular-Fragile at Oxburgh Hall’, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, December 2018.

‘The Commissioning and Representation of Local Labour by Global Contemporary Artists in the Porcelain City of Jingdezhen’, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand, Australian National University, Canberra, December 2016.

Workshops, symposia & public events

Grand Narrative(s) of Blue and White’, online public lecture for the Sydney Lunar New Festival 2022, 10 February 2022, in partnership with the China Studies Centre and Chau Chak Wing Museum.

The Power and Privilege of Blue-and-White in 14th-century Vietnam and the Malay Peninsula’, online public lecture delivered as part of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre’s ‘Heritage and the Arts‘ webinar series, 16 September 2021.

‘The Future of Museums’, public panel with Craig Barker, Anna Lawrenson, Helena Robinson, and James Flexner at the Chau Chak Wing Museum, Sydney, 18 May 2021; recorded as Episode 17 of the Museum’s Object Matters podcast series.

‘Speaking with/to/for artists and my efforts to find balance between these positions’, Issues in Asian Art Research, University of Melbourne, August 2018.

‘Transexperience and the in-between in the porcelain sculptures of Sin-ying Ho’, The Transnational in Asian Art, Australian National University, September 2017.

‘Time and the Body: Ah Xian and the Chinese Artisans of Jingdezhen’, public lecture for Ah Xian: Axiom at Hamilton Gallery, Victoria, February 2017.

Selections from the Art Monthly Australasia blog

Winners announced for the 2020 FUSE Glass Prize and 18th Meroogal Women’s Art Prize’, 1 Oct 2020.

Decentring whiteness: “Wansolwara” and the need for critical diversity’, 1 Jul 2020.

Artists in isolation, the “Lockdown Studio” and a COVIDSafe arts ecology’, 24 Jun 2020.

Familiarity and intimacy: “Together in Art”’, 27 May 2020.

Reopening windows to other worlds through art’, 20 May 2020.

Artist conversations “dig deep within the soul”’, 13 May 2020.

Turning inwards, and outwards: Galleries in the time of coronavirus’, 7 Apr 2020.

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