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Associate Professor, art history and visual culture, Southern Cross University

Dr. Wes Hill is an art historian, critic and curator who lectures in art history, theory and visual culture studies at Southern Cross University, Northern NSW.

Specialty research areas include contemporary art, visual culture, the folkloric, the hipster, and the nature and representation of criticality in creative practice. Publications include "How Folklore Shaped Modern Art: A Post-Critical History of Aesthetics" (Routledge, New York), "Speech Acts: Richard Grayson & Matt Mullican" (UTS Press, Sydney), and "Art After the Hipster" (Palgrave Macmillan, New York). His forthcoming book is “Jeff Gibson: False Gestalt,"co-published by Perimeter Editions and Griffith University.


  • –present
    Lecturer of Art History, Southern Cross University
  • 2012–2013
    Lecturer of Art Theory, University of Sydney


  • 2012 
    University of Queensland, PhD Art History
  • 2004 
    Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)


  • 2017
    Speech Acts: Richard Grayson & Matt Mullican, UTS ePress
  • 2016
    How Folklore Shaped Modern Art, Routledge

Professional Memberships

  • Australian and New Zealand Art Association

Research Areas

  • Art History (190102)
  • Visual Cultures (190104)
  • Art Theory (190103)