AIAH 2020 Grant Outcomes

The Australian Institute of Art History is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2020 research and publication grants.  We received a range of high-quality applications from researchers across Australia and are pleased to be supporting these projects. We would like to acknowledge and thank the many supporters whose generous donations have made this program of grants possible

Research Grants

We are very pleased to announce the successful applicants of our research grants, offered in partnership with the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand.

Institutional art historians

Dr Andrea Bubenik, University of Queensland

Living Pictures: The Renaissance Artist-Scientist. First monograph to compare receptions to Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528).

Dr Emily Eastgate Brink, University of Western Australia

Modelling Disease: Visualising Illness in Australia. Examines the visual legacy & cultural significance of pathological research in Australia. Develop an interactive digital database of the University of Melbourne Medical School anatomical moulages, online exhibition and peer-reviewed publication

Dr Ann Stephen, University of Sydney

Collected Writings of Ian Burn. Editing writings with critical introduction and contextualising commentary on selected texts. 520pp including 80 pp colour images

Independent art historians

Dr Iva Glisic

Emergency Art in the Western Balkans. Focussing on how war crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s have been interpreted in contemporary artistic production. Planned outputs include 2 articles.

Dr Ruth Pullin

Eugene von Guérard and Aboriginal Australia. This project aims to position von Guérard's engagement with and portrayal of Indigenous peoples as expressed through his paintings and personal archive within the context of his time and the current period.

This research grant has been generously supported by Andrew Sisson AO.

Dr Adelina Modesti

Elisabetta Sirani (London: Lund Humphries, forthcoming 2022), for the new series Illuminating Women Artists edited by Marilyn Dunn and Andrea Pearson (manuscript due 30 September 2021).

Emerging art historians

Dr Louise Box, University of Melbourne

Re-assembled and re-interpreted: digitally reconnecting a dispersed eighteen-century print collection in Melbourne and New York. Demonstrates how 1200 Netherlandish prints at the University of Melbourne are internationally significant to the history of print collecting in the eighteenth century. Includes first in-depth analysis of the Duchess of Northumberland's prints at the MET. Peer review publication.

Dr Giles Fielke, University of Melbourne

Michael Lee: Turnaround. Research and fieldwork into artist-filmmaker and animator Michael Lee's 1970s and 1980s films from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

Dr Georgina Walker, University of Melbourne

The Private Collector’s Museum: Public Good Versus Private Gain. Investigation into the privately founded and funded art museums and foundations in South Korea.

Dr Kate Warren, Australian National University

Histories of Arts Coverage in the Australian Popular Media. Research for a project charting how the visual arts and art history have been communicated and presented to Australian publics through radio, magazines and television.

This research grant has been generously supported by Fraser Hopkins.

Publication Grants

We are also happy to announce the following successful applicants who have received funding to support their forthcoming publications.

Dr Callum Reid, Collecting and Display in the Uffizi Gallery: Art in the Age of the Grand Dukes, Routledge, [2021]

Dr Georgina Walker, The Rise of the Contemporary Private Art Museum: China, Japan, South Korea and the Arabian Gulf, Routledge Research in Museum Studies series, [2022]

Dr Susan Scollay, The Ottoman Imperial Palace at Edirne/Adrianople, 1451–1877: architecture, imperial vision and the arts of living, Royal Asiatic Society, London, in association with the Gingko Library Press [2021].

2020 AAANZ Arts Writing and Publishing Awards (AWAPA)

The Australian Institute of Art History is also very pleased to have sponsored the following Art Association of Australia and New Zealand 2020 Arts Writing and Publishing Awards. Congratulations to all of this year's winners and commendations.

Best Anthology Prize

Donna West Brett & Natalya Lusty, eds, Photography and Ontology: Unsettling Images (New York: Routledge, 2019)

Best Large Exhibition Catalogue

$500 sponsored by the Australian Institute of Art History, University of Melbourne

Felicity Milburn, Lara Strongman and Julia Waite, Louise Henderson: from life (Auckland: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki & Christchurch: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, 2019)

Highly commended

Maggie Finch, et al, Darren Sylvester: carve a future, devour everything, become something, (Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 2019)

Best Medium Exhibition Catalogue

$500 sponsored by the Australian Institute of Art History, University of Melbourne

Jane Eckett and Harriet Edquist, Melbourne Modern: European art & design at RMIT since 1945 (Melbourne: RMIT Gallery, 2019)

Highly commended

Vanessa Finney, Capturing Nature: Early Scientific Photography at the Australian Museum 1857–1893.(Sydney: Newsouth Publishing, 2019)

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