Associate, Dept of Gender and Cultural Studies & Research Affiliate, Sydney College of the Arts,, University of Sydney

Helen Grace returned to Australia in 2014 after seven and a half years in East Asia, most recently as Visiting Professor, National Central University, Taiwan, under a (Taiwan) National Science Council Fellowship.

She has played an active role in contemporary art, cinema, photography, cultural studies and education in Australia and Asia for 30 years and has lectured and published widely in these areas. Her new book - 'Culture, Aesthetics and Affect in Ubiquitous Media: The Prosaic Image' (2014) has just been published by Routledge.

In 2006 she moved to Hong Kong, where she established the highly successful MA Programme in Visual Culture Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong - the first such programme in Hong Kong. She has been a Board member of Microwave New Media Art Festival, and has served as Chair of the Visual Studies Advisory Board at Lingnan University and on the Academic Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Art School. She participated in the Consultancy Team that conducted the first study of Manpower Planning in the Arts and Culture in Hong Kong for the Hong Kong government. She was a member of the Academic Committee organizing the bi-annual Association of Cultural Studies International conference, held in Hong Kong in June 2010.

She has been the recipient of four competitive General Research Fund Grants awarded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council.

Helen is an award winning filmmaker and new media producer. Her work is in the collections of Artbank, the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Art Gallery of Western Australia as well as private collections internationally. Her most recent solo exhibition, 'Out of Sight' was held at Articulate Project Space in Leichhardt in August/September 2014. 'Map of Spirits', a five-channel new media project was recently commissioned by Gallery 4A in Sydney, as part of the 'Mass Group Incident' series of exhibitions, January to May, 2015.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Affiliate, Sydney College of the Arts
  • –present
    Visiting Professor, National Central University, Taiwan