Dr Anna Parlane
Dr Anna Parlane is a lecturer in art history and theory who teaches across the art history and curatorial practice programs.
Within a research area broadly including contemporary art and its recent histories, Anna has written most extensively on the work of contemporary New Zealand artist Michael Stevenson. She has a particular interest in how alternative or marginalised epistemologies can be expressed through art practice. This has manifested in research into several distinct topics: religious art, particularly in relation to non-linear conceptions of time; First Nations art histories; feminist practices and art made by untrained artists. Anna is currently a co-researcher on the ARC research project ‘Decentring Australian Art.’
Anna’s background encompasses fine art practice, museum studies, curatorship and art history. She previously taught modern and contemporary art history at the University of Melbourne and the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She was Assistant curator, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2011-12, and Curatorial assistant for the 4th Auckland Triennial, Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon, 2009-10.
Anna is a founding member and regular contributor to Memo Review, and has published work in peer-reviewed and industry publications including Burlington Contemporary, Discipline, EMAJ, Reading Room and Art in Australia.