The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand is the national professional body for Australian and New Zealand art historians. Its membership is comprised principally of academics in art and design, postgraduate students, artists and designers, and gallery and museum curators.


Annual conference

The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand holds an annual conference. Each year the conference is held in a different capital city in either Australia or New Zealand. The 2016 conference 'The Work of Art' will be held in Canberra at the Australian National University (ANU).

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The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art (ANZJA) is the principal refereed art-history journal for Australia and New Zealand. It is published twice a year and features research from art history, art theory, museum studies and art practice as well as a book and exhibition reviews.

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Book and Journal Prizes are awarded at the conference and are keenly awaited by delegates and the publishing sector. These are the only prizes across Australia and New Zealand to focus on art-historical studies, museum catalogues and monographs.

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2016 Conference in Canberra – December 1-3

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The Call for Papers is now open. Deadline is 26th August 2016.

Registration is now open – early bird registration closes October 7th 2016.


Keynote Speaker Announced

MelissaChiu_2015Dr Melissa Chiu, Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. will be the keynote speaker for the 2016 AAANZ Conference. Read more…





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Join or Renew Now  to enjoy the full membership benefits for 2017, including access to two issues of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art (ANZJA) as well as regular updates concerning events and news relating to art and art history in the region.

ANZJA Vol 15 Issue 2 ‘ Art and Feminism: Twenty-First Century Perspectives’

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The latest ANZJA is a special edition on Art and Feminism edited by Jacqueline Millner, Catriona Moore & Georgina Cole. Members can access the full journal here.

Art and Feminism: Twenty-First Century Perspectives | Jacqueline Millner, Catriona Moore & Georgina Cole 
Reinventing the Wheel: The Hostess Trope in the Twenty-First Century | Elena Knox
The ‘Nature’ of Sex: Parafeminist Parody in Pipilotti Rist’s Pickelporno (1992) | Laura Castagnini
Photo/Video Language and the Feminine in Selected Works by Eugenia Raskopoulos | Anne Marsh
Emila Medková: A Female Photographer of Prague | Victoria Carruthers & Donna Roberts
Becoming Professional: Feminisms and the Rise of Women-centred Exhibitions in Indonesia | Yvonne Low
Collaboration and Feminism: A Twenty-First Century Renascence | Louise R. Mayhew
Awakening: Four Lives in Art, by Eileen Chanin and Steven Miller | Caroline Jordan
The Photograph and Australia, curated by Judy Annear | Martyn Jolly
A Year of Women Artists, University Art Gallery, The University of Sydney | Louise R. Mayhew


mellor-coverBest Book | Andrea Bubenik, Reframing Albrecht Durer: the appropriation of art, 1528-1700, (Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom: Ashgate, 2013)

Best Anthology | Christina Barton and Robert Leonard, The Critic’s Part: Wyston Curnow Art Writings 1971-2013 (Brisbane: IMA and Wellington: Victoria University, 2014) & Ian McLean, Double Desire: Transculturation and Indigenous Art (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars, 2014)

Best Large Exhibition Catalogue | Pop to Popism, edited by Wayne Tunnicliffe and Anneke Jaspers (Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2014) (Runner Up – Mid-Century Modern (Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 2014) edited by Kirsty Grant)

Best Small Exhibition Catalogue | Madonna Staunton, catalogue essay by Peter McKay (Brisbane: Queensland Art Gallery, 2014).

Best Scholarly Article in the ANZ Journal of Art | Daniel Palmer, ‘Photography as Social Encounter: Three Works by Mickey Allan, Sophie Calle, and Simryn Gill’, (ANZJA, vol.14, issue 2, 2014)

Best Art Writing by an Indigenous Australian | Julie Gough,‘Honouring the past / making a future – The Tasmanian Aboriginal shell necklace tradition’ and ‘Lola Greeno: Cultural Caretaker’ in Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels, (Sydney: Object Gallery, NSW, 2014) pp.108-116, 159.

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