Susan Lowish is Senior Lecturer in Australian Art History in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, where she teaches Australian art history, contemporary Aboriginal art and new media art. Over the years she has worked closely with the Ara Irititja Project – one of the largest, longest running, and most successful community archival and digitisation projects in Australia.
Susan’s other research projects include: “Aboriginal young people in regional Victoria and Digital Storytelling: Supporting digital literacy through a local community approach” (awarded a grant by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network), which included the development of a storytelling app with Aboriginal young people; and “Aboriginal Art on Display: the History and Theory of Exhibitions” (Early Career Researcher Grants Scheme). She has published widely on Indigenous Collections, digital image archives for Australian art history, and rock art.
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Aboriginal Young People In Regional Victoria And Digital Storytelling: Supporting Digital ..
Digital Image Archives for Australian Art History: Aligning International Paradigms with L..
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Australian Rock Art in the Expanded Field: History, Meaning, and Contemporary Context
Robert Gunn, Susan Lowish
Journal article | 2019 | Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art
Compared with the prehistoric parietal art of Europe, Australian Aboriginal rock art is little known in art historical contexts, d..
Ara Irititja and Ara Winki in the APY Lands: connecting archives to communities through mobile apps on portable devices
S Lowish, Dora Dallwitz, John Dallwitz
Journal article | 2019 | Archives and Manuscripts
Ara Irititja is an enduring and multifaceted project that returns and collectively documents Anangu historical material and preser..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Senior Lecturer In Australian Art History
Culture And Communication
International Australian Studies Association (InASA)
Australian Archaeological Association (AAA)
Association of Art Historians (UK)
Australian Rock Art Research Association (AURA)
Victorian Representative (2009-2012)
Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ)
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Arts in Critical and Cultural Theory
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)
University of Tasmania
Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
University of Tasmania