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The Harold Wright Scholarship recipients

British Museum print room

2012

Kim LR Clayton-Green

Kim Clayton-Greene completed a Master of Arts at the University of Melbourne in 2012 for which she received first class honours. Her thesis examined the collection of James McNeill Whistler's graphic work at the National Gallery of Victoria. During the course of her research Kim undertook a six month exchange to the University of Glasgow in 2011 to work closely with the Whistler archive and extensive collection of his prints in the Hunterian Art Gallery and completed an internship in the print collection at the University of Melbourne. Kim considers archival research and the study of prints in their actual, rather than digital form, integral to her study. She has published and presented on the collection and display of prints in Australia during the early twentieth-century. Her current research interests lie in the use of printed art in domestic interior decoration in the United Kingdom during the nineteenth-century Etching Revival.

2011

Petra Kayser, Curator, National Gallery of Victoria

Dr Petra Kayser is a curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Victoria. She has curated exhibitions on subjects as diverse as Renaissance images of Apocalypse and war, satirical prints, and colonial Australian works on paper. Petra’s research interests include Renaissance print culture, the early modern history of art and science (particularly in the context of the Wunderkammer), and German art from the early decades of the 20th century, the so-called Weimar era. She has published numerous essays including an award-winning article ‘The Intellectual and the Artisan: Wenzel Jamnitzer and Bernard Palissy uncover the Secrets of Nature’, published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art in 2008. 

2010

Mathew Norman

In 2006 Mathew Norman graduated from VUW with an MA in Art History. His thesis was devoted to the print collection of Bishop Ditlev Gothard Monrad in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, where he was later employed to catalogue prints from the collection, ranging from the work of Albrecht Dürer (1471-1527) through to that of artists of the late 19th- and early 20th-century Etching Revival. Following the Marylyn Mayo Internship at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki during 2008, Mathew worked as an intern in the Print Room of the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. In 2011 Mathew was the recipient of the Harold Wright and Sarah and William Holmes Scholarship in the Department of Prints and Drawings of the British Museum, London. In July 2012 Mathew began as an Assistant Curator at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, working primarily with the collection of historic international art.

2009

Elspeth Pitt

Elspeth Pitt is Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Art Gallery of South Australia. She has curated several exhibitions drawn from the Gallery’s collection, including Ex Libris: the printed image and the art of the book and My body and I – the latter inspired by prints made in homage to the surrealist author, René Crevel. Elspeth’s Master of Arts thesis was awarded High Distinction, and related to the ritualistic and experiential religious elements of Sir Stanley Spencer’s Christ in the Wilderness series. Her chief research interests are Australian prints and the use of religious iconography in Australian art post 1900.

2008

Charlotte Smith, University of Melbourne

Charlotte Smith is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne focusing on German images of the Turk in the sixteenth century.

Lucy Harper

Dr Lucy Harper is currently the Associate Curator of historical works on paper at the Art Gallery of WA. She has worked with the historical collection since 2007. Past exhibitions in which Lucy has been involved include ‘Frank Hinder – a study in dynamic symmetry’ and ‘David Walker: Anatomy of the Object’, as well as many collection displays including the WA State Art Collection exhibition “Wonderlust” held at the State Gallery in 2009/10. Current curatorial projects include: a re-hang of the State Art Collection, an international print exhibition drawn from the WA State Collection (opening July 2011) and a WA colonial exhibition scheduled for 2013. Lucy completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2006, and received a Harold Wright scholarship in 2009 to research the prints and drawings collection of the British Museum, London.

2007 (Sarah and William Holmes scholarship only)

Jaklyn Babington, National Gallery of Australia

Jaklyn Babington is Assistant Curator of International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books at the National Gallery of Australia, a position that she has held since mid-2003. She has curated two exhibitions drawn from the Gallery collection, Against the grain: the woodcuts of Helen Frankenthaler and Robert Rauschenberg 1967-1978.Awarded a first-class Honours degree in Art History and Curatorship through the Australian National University, Jaklyn thesis focused on digital printmaking in Australia.

Hugh Hudson, University of Melbourne

Hugh Hudson is a Fellow of the School of Art History, Cinema, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Melbourne. His chief research interests lie in the areas of Italian and Netherlandish early Renaissance art and social history, the scientific analysis and conservation of artworks, and the history of collecting. His work has been published in Australia, Belgium, Holland, and Spain.

2007 (Harold Wright scholarship only)

Hugh Hudson, University of Melbourne

Hugh Hudson is a Fellow of the School of Art History, Cinema, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Melbourne. His chief research interests lie in the areas of Italian and Netherlandish early Renaissance art and social history, the scientific analysis and conservation of artworks, and the history of collecting. His work has been published in Australia, Belgium, Holland, and Spain.

2006

Kathleen Kiernan, University of Melbourne

Ms Kiernan is currently undertaking the Master of Art Curatorship degree in the School of Art History, Cinema, Classics and Archaeology, supervised by Herald Chair of Fine Arts Professor Jaynie Anderson. Her thesis is on ‘Journeys and places: the etchings of Jan van de Velde II in the John Orde Poynton Collection, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne’. As an internship requirement of her Masters degree, Ms Kiernan has also undertaken a Cultural Collections student project with the Baillieu’s Print Collection, assisting the acting curator Helen Arnoldi with collection management tasks funded by the Miegunyah Fund. Ms Kiernan’s interest in prints and their history has been further stimulated by completing the ‘Virtual Print Room’ subject taught by Professor Anderson, which enables students to draw upon the riches of the Baillieu Print Collection online. (University media)

2005

Kirsty Grant, Curator of Australian Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Kirsty Grant has worked as a curator in the Prints and Drawings department of the National Gallery of Victoria since 1994. Her particular focus is on the Gallery's collection of Australian works on paper, which includes prints in all media, drawings, watercolours, sketchbooks and artists' books.

Anne McDonald, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Australia.

Anne McDonald has worked at the National Gallery of Australia since 1995, where she is Curator of Australian Prints and Drawings. She has been involved in a range of exhibitions including most recently Moist: Australian watercolours, place made: Australian Print Workshop, Douglas Annand: the art of life and Islands in the sun: prints by indigenous artists of Australia and the Australasian region. She is currently writing a book on Australian watercolours in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Anne previously worked in the Departments of Asian and International Art at the National Gallery and before that at the Australian War Memorial. From 1998-1999 Anne was a freelance arts curator in Barbados. She curated the first exhibition of Australian art in Barbados and was arts writer for the national newspaper. Prior to her career in museums, Anne worked as a librarian and as a speechwriter. Anne will take up the scholarship July – December 2006.

2004 (Harold Wright scholarship only)

Jane Messenger, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs, Art Gallery of South Australia.

Jane Messenger will undertake intensive study in London from July to December 2005 to trace the development of the Western print tradition and develop her print connoisseurship. Jane Messenger commenced as the Gallery’s Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs in November 2002 and was recently promoted to the rank of Associate Curator. She curated the Gallery’s highly successful exhibition Japanese Prints: Images from the Floating World (2004) and was author of the accompanying book. She was the co-ordinating curator in Adelaide for the Gallery’s current Australians in Hollywood exhibition touring from the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. (AGSA media)

2004 (Sarah and William Holmes Scholarship only)

Kirrily Hammond, Melbourne artist and curator

Kirrily Hammond studied visual arts at the Canberra School of Art and Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, graduating with Honours in 1997. After completing a Masters in Curatorship at the University of Melbourne in 2002, Kirrily has balanced curating for state galleries and academic art institutions with exhibiting her own work in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne. In 2005, Kirrily was awarded a Harold Wright Scholarship to study the prints and drawings collection at the British Museum in London and, since then, has been employed as Curator - Collection at the Monash University Museum of Art in Melbourne. Kirrily Hammond’s work is held in numerous collections including the Glasgow School of Art (Scotland), Australian National University, University of Wollongong and Latrobe Regional Art Gallery.

2003

Luke Morgan, Monash University

Luke Morgan is an art historian who specialises in the history and theory of the spatial and three-dimensional arts, especially landscape architecture, architecture, sculpture and fountain design. The University of Pennsylvania Press published his book on the French architect and polymath Salomon de Caus in 2007. Luke has also written refereed articles and essays for scholarly journals, books and exhibition catalogues on many other topics and periods ranging from Italian Baroque painting to modern and contemporary art and design. (www.artdes.monash.edu.au/about/profiles/lmorgan.html)

David Maskill, Victoria University, New Zealand

David's teaching and research interests focus on the art of 18th-century France and the history of prints and print collecting. His postgraduate course on the history of prints focuses on curatorial practice, using the print collections of New Zealand's national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa and the Alexander Turnbull Library.

2002

Lisa Sullivan, University of Melbourne

Lisa Sullivan is Curator at Geelong Gallery where her most recent curatorial project was, in 2008, the exhibition True Crime - Murder and Misdemeanour in Australian Art, which included Richard Lewer’s series True stories - Australian crime. Prior to joining Geelong Gallery in early 2005, she was the Collections Curator at the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne. Lisa completed post¬graduate studies in Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne in 1998, and in 2003, a study of the British Museum’s Prints & Draw¬ing Collection as the Harold Wright Scholar.

2001

Jennifer Spinks, University of Manchester

Dr Jenny Spinks teaches and researches the history of early modern Europe, with a particular focus on Germany, France, and the Low Countries. She joined the University of Manchester in 2012, after several years as an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow (teaching and research) at the University of Melbourne. Prior to that, Jenny completed a PhD in early modern German history at the University of Melbourne in 2006, and an MA in early modern French history at the University of Tasmania in 2000. She is particularly interested in the use of visual images as historical sources, and has worked as a critic and exhibition curator. Most recently, she co-curated the early modern rare book and print exhibition ‘The Four Horsemen: Apocalypse, Death and Disaster’ at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.

Anne Ryan, Curator, Department of Prints and Drawings, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2000

Sally Quin, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia

1999

Jennifer Jones-O'Neill, La Trobe University, Victoria

Kate Lonie, University of Melbourne

1998

Kirsten McKay, Castlemaine Art Gallery, Victoria

Alisa Bunbury, University of Melbourne

1997

Sarah Thomas, Art Gallery of South Australia

Charlotte Hayman

1996

Jane Lennon, University of Sydney

Elizabeth Hastings, Bendigo Regional Art Gallery

1995

Laurence Benson

Caroline Field

1994

Heather Lowe

Katherine McDonald

1993

Sally Webb

1992

Julie Robinson

Anne Brothers

1991

Janda Gooding, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Anne Gray, Australian War Memorial

Mark McDonald

1990

Paul McIntyre, Warnambool, Victoria

1989

Victoria Robson, New Zealand

Cathy Leahy, Curatorial Assistant, International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books, Australian National Gallery

1988

Diane Dunbar, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmania

1987

Ted Gott, National Gallery of Victoria

Stephen Coppel, Curatorial Assistant, International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books, Australian National Gallery

1986

Gerard Hayes

Gerard Hayes had worked as Assistant Curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Victoria and in a curatorial capacity at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and University Gallery, University of Melbourne.

Deborah Clark, University of Sydney

1985

Richard Neville, University of Sydney

Gordon Bull, University of Sydney

1984

Dena Kahan, University of Melbourne

Dena has worked as a Tutor in the Department of Art History at the University of Melbourne, an Art Conservator at the CCMC at the University of Melbourne and a Curatorial Assistant to the Deputy Keeper of Prints at the British Museum. She currently teaches painting at the Centre for Adult Education in Melbourne

1983

Kay Vernon, Curatorial Assistant, International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books, Australian National Gallery

1982

Anhony (Tony) Palmer, Assistant Curator, International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books, Australian National Gallery

1981

Hendrik Kolenberg, Art Gallery of Western Australia

1980

Bridgett Whitelaw, National Gallery of Victoria

1979

Elizabeth Cross

Vivienne Thwaites

Vivien Thwaites, was Tutor, Department of Fine Arts, University of Melbourne (in 1976).

1978

Jonathon Walker

Irena Zdanowicz, National Gallery of Victoria

1977

not awarded

1976

Geoffrey Down

Jonathon Guy

1975

Geoffrey Gibbons

Jane de Teliga

1974

Sonia Dean, National Gallery of Victoria

Ann Kirker, New Zealand

1972-3

awarded, but not taken up

1971

Nicholas Draffin, National Gallery of Victoria

1970

Harley Preston

1969

Christopher Uhl, University of Melbourne

Paulette Jones, Art Gallery of New South Wales