BA Hons and MA in Art History, University of Melbourne, graduated in 1970s;
Since then worked in the arts (see www.alisoncarroll.net); awarded AM in 2010 for this work. Completed PhD in Art History 2016.
Carroll has been an academic, critic, writer, curator and administrator of art exhibitions and artist exchanges with Asia for over 20 years. She has curated over 40 exhibitions, including Out of Asia, the first exhibition to include Australian artists’ attitudes to Asia, in 1989, and the first major inclusion of contemporary Asian art at an Adelaide Festival, in 1994. In 1990 she established and was Director (until June 2010) of the Arts Program at Asialink, University of Melbourne, the main program for arts exchange between Asia and Australia for visual arts, performing arts, literature and arts management practice. She published a major book on 20th century Asian art The Revolutionary Century; Art in Asia 1900-2000, (Macmillan Australia) in 2010 and co-wrote and presented the television series A Journey Through Asian Art (accessible on ABC IView) in 2014.