Jan Bryant, based in Monash University's Department of Fine Arts, has extensive experience teaching modern and contemporary art, including the history of experimental cinema and photography in art schools and universities in Australia and New Zealand. Since returning to Melbourne, she has been teaching courses on Post WW2 and contemporary art practices, and publishing regularly on local artists’ work from Auckland and Melbourne. Her most recent publications include Thoughts on Painting (2011), a book on contemporary painting, and “Sean Kerr Gives the Finger”, a section in Sean Kerr: Bruce is in the Garden; So Someone is in the Garden, (2011).
Jan also has curatorial and art project management experiences; two examples being, the curating of Snow Falls on Mountains Without Wind, an international painting show held at St Paul’s Street Gallery, Auckland, and Broken Fall, which brought Melbourne artists, Katie Lee, Susan Jacobs and Lou Hubbard together with two artist run spaces in Auckland, New Call and Center for Art (ACFA). Jan Bryant carried out a close post-analysis of the project.