I am a PhD candidate in Art History. My research considers the significant role played by the art world networks of the South Australian artist Hans Heysen (1877-1968) in establishing, shaping and maintaining his career and reputation. These encompassed fellow artists, art critics, publishers, dealers, collectors and museum trustees and directors. Due to Heysen’s geographical isolation written correspondence played an essential role in his long-distance career management and his letters provide valuable insights into the importance of his networks.
I am a PhD candidate in Art History researching the art world networks of the South Australian artist Hans Heysen (1877-1968) with particular attention to his correspondence.
|2014||PhD Candidate||University of Adelaide|
|2007 - 2008||University of Otago||New Zealand||Master of Arts|
|2001 - 2004||University of Otago||New Zealand||BA Hons|
|2013||Body, R. M. (2013). Of Uncertain Genus: Resituating John Buchanan. Art New Zealand, 145, -.|
|2009||Body, R. M. (2009). The Doyen of Dunedin Art: Alfred Henry O’Keeffe’s Late Works. The Journal of New Zealand Art History, 30, 17-36.|
|2008||Body, R. M. (2008). Review: Donald Bassett, Fix: The Art and Life of Felix Kelly. The Journal of New Zealand Art History, 29, 101-102.|
|2007||Body, R. M. (2007). Lightweight? – Review. Scope: Contemporary Research Topics: Art, 2, 134-135.|
|2007||Body, R. M. (2007). Shifting Skins. In L. Plummer (Ed.), Modulations: Cantata Re Configured: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5: a multimedia installation series by Lyn Plummer Dunedin: L. Plummer and R. Browne.|
|2016||Body, R. M. & Spiers, O. (2016). Bookended: The first and last twenty years of Australian art magazines. The Work of Art - Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference. School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra.|
|2015||Body, R. M. (2015). Distant vistas, urban art worlds: the role of Hans Heysen’s networks in establishing his reputation (c.1904-1914). Image, Space, Body - Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference. Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art and the State Library of Queensland, Brisbane.|
|2012||Body, R. M.; (2012); A. H. O'Keeffe: Light in the Shadows; Dunedin Public Art Gallery;|
|2008||Body, R. M.; (2008); Alfred Henry O'Keeffe in Retrospect: Paint and Personality: a thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Arts in Art History and Theory at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand;|
|2017 - ongoing||Member||Museums Galleries Australia|
|2015 - ongoing||Member||Art Association of Australia and New Zealand||Australia|