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Professor, Head of Visual Arts, Queensland University of Technology

Professor Andrew McNamara heads Visual Arts in the Creative Industries Faculty of QUT. He has wide-ranging research interests, including modernism; contemporary art; Australian and indigenous art; design and architecture; critical cultural theory in relation to technology, society and media; and aesthetics. His publications include: Sweat—the subtropical imaginary (2011); An Apprehensive Aesthetic (2009); Modern Times: The Untold Story of Modernism in Australia, with Ann Stephen and Philip Goad (2008). He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.


  • –present
    Professor of Visual Arts, Queensland University of Technology


  • 1994 
    University of Sydney, PhD

Research Areas

  • Visual Arts And Crafts (1905)
  • Art Theory And Criticism (1901)


Fellow, Australian Academy of the Humanities