The Legacies of Bernard Smith: essays on Australian art, history and cultural politics
The Legacies of Bernard Smith: essays on Australian art, history and cultural politics
Edited by Jaynie Anderson, Christopher R. Marshall and Andrew Yip
Power Publications
ISBN: 9780994306432

An international field of scholars from art history, anthropology, history and literature, as well as curators and writers, explore the impact and legacy of Australia?s most revered art historian in The Legacies of Bernard Smith: Essays on Australian Art, History and Cultural Politics.

It has been widely asserted that Bernard Smith established the discipline of art history in Australia. He was the founding professor of contemporary art and the directory of the Power Institute at the University of Sydney, published the classic art text Australian Painting, three volumes on the art of Captain Cook?s voyages, and two memoirs. His work was seminal for histories of Pacific encounter and he also authored some of the country?s most eloquent memoirs. This publication brings together international academics from a range of disciplines to focus on everything Bernard Smith left his mark on: Antipodean and European ?envisioning? of the Pacific, the definition of Australian art, gallery scholarship and public art education, museological practice, art criticism, Australian art biography and local heritage.

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About the Editors

Jaynie Anderson was a foundation director of the Australian Institute of Art History at the University of Melbourne (2009-2015) and Herald Chair of Fine Arts (1997-2014). She is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and immediate past president of the International Committee of Art History. In 2015 she received, from the President of the Republic of Italy, the knighthood of Ufficiale dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia. Educated at the University of Melbourne, Bryn Mawr College and the University of Oxford, she has curated exhibitions in Australia, Europe, the United States, and published widely, particularly on Italian art of the Renaissance.

Christopher R. Marshall is senior lecture in art history and museum studies at the University of Melbourne. His publications on museums and curatorship include Sculpture and the Museum (2011) and contributions to Museum Making, Making Art History and Reshaping Museum Space. His publications on Neopolitan Baroque art include Baroque Naples and the Industry of Painting (2016) and a chapter contribution to The Exonomic Lives of Seventeenth-Century Italian Painters (2010). He has held fellowships from the Australian Research Council; The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; the Henry Moore Institute; Museo Poldi Pezzoli; Hubei Institute; and, Duke University.

Andrew Yip is an art historian, producer and researcher, whose interests range from the politics of the Australian artists at war to digital approaches to preserving intangible cultural heritage. In 2006 he was a visiting research at Bosphorus University, Istanbul, and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Laboratory for Innovation in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums, University of New South Wales. He has worked at the Art Gallery of New South Wales since 2010 on numerous exhibitions and programs, including co-curating the gallery's World War 1 commemoration program and managing tertiary education.


Jaynie Anderson; Andrew Sayers; Robert W. Gaston; Nicholas Thomas; Rüdiger Joppien; Kathleen Davidson; Terry Smith; Peter Heilharz; Catherine Speck; Paul Giles; Simon Pierse; John Clark; Steven Miller; Johanna Medelssohn; Christopher R. Marshall; Jim Berryman; Ann Stephen; Max Solling; Kate Challis; Sheridan Palmer; Catherine De Lorenzo; and, Ian McLean.