Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts
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.
Date Position Institution name 2014 PhD Candidate University of Adelaide
Date Institution name Country Title 2007 - 2008 University of Otago New Zealand Master of Arts 2001 - 2004 University of Otago New Zealand BA Hons
Research InterestsAesthetics Archival, Repository and Related Studies Art Criticism Art History Art Theory Art Theory and Criticism Arts and Cultural Policy Australian History Cultural Studies Cultural Theory Culture, Gender, Sexuality Curatorial and Related Studies Design History and Theory European History General Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Heritage and Cultural Conservation Museum Studies New Zealand History Postcolonial Studies Sociology Studies in Creative Arts and Writing Visual Arts and Crafts Visual Cultures
Year Citation 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.
Year Citation 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.
Year Citation 2016 Body, R. M., & Spiers, O. (2016). Bookended: The first and last twenty years of Australian art magazines. Poster session presented at the meeting of 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). Poster session presented at the meeting of 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.
Curated or Produced Public Exhibition or Events
Year Citation 2012 Body, R. M. (2012). A. H. O'Keeffe: Light in the Shadows (No. Of Pieces: Exhibition of two months duration.) [Exhibition]. Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Year Citation 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. (Master's Thesis, University of Otago).
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