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About Amanda Lawson

Amanda was appointed professor and head of the School of Art and Design at UOW in 2004. She has more than 20 years' experience in the arts in Australia and during that time has been director of various arts organisations -- the Meat Market Craft Centre in Melbourne, the Crafts Council of NSW and from 1998-2004 Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. Professor Lawson has also worked at the Australian Council for the Arts, with NSW State and Regional Development and AusIndustry and as an independent arts consultant. At UOW she teaches in the areas of curatorial practice and art history and theory. She gained a BA from the University of Edinburgh and a first class honours degree in Arts at the University of Wollongong before completing a PhD in Australian Literature at the University of Sydney in 2002. Her current research projects include an Australian Research Council Linkage Project with Museums and Galleries NSW and Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design exploring exhibition interpretation and audience development in contemporary art and craft.


Present Dean, Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong

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Phone: 4221 3985
Location: 25.122

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