As an independent scholar, curator and freelance writer, Chris McAuliffe is pursuing projects encompassing cultural policy, art history, local history and popular music. Like all research projects, some are undertaken with a defined goal in mind while others are simply driven by curiosity.
Current projects include:
- ‘Fringe to famous’: examining the crossover between ‘alternative’ and ‘mainstream’ Australian cultural production since the 1980s
- The global circulation of Jackson Pollock’s drip-painting as an early example of the ‘meme’
- Interpretation of the City of Melbourne contemporary art collection
- Photographic portraits of the Kelly Gang
- Indonesian punk band, Punkasila, and their collaborations with Melbourne artist, Danius Kesminas
- Charles Summers’s sculptural memorial to the Burke and Wills expedition
- Sir Peter Blake’s Elvis paintings
For more information, go to the current projects page.
Past projects include:
- Exhibitions on Australian rules football and Neil Diamond
- A symposium on art and rock music
- Books on art, artists and art collections
For more information, go to the past projects page.