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Overview

Current Work

Art Theory Lecturer
Foundation Theory Convenor
 

Related Media Items

Expertise Keywords

  • Art history and theory
  • Artistic collaboration
  • Australian art
  • Feminist art
  • Relational aesthetics
  • Visual Culture

Subject Area Codes

  • Art Theory

Research Publications and Outputs

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Invitations

  • External examiner Masters
    Self-surveillance: Performing the plurality of my feminine experience of self,   RMIT,   2018,  
  • Public Event
    Passionately Connected,   Biennale of Sydney,   2018,  
  • Public Event
    There’s something happening here… extended remix,   Boxcopy,   2018,  
  • Panel Chair
    Dark Rooms artist panel,   Griffith University Art Museum,   2018,  
  • Panel Chair
    Excess and loss: The aberrant body as a site of decentred authorship,   AAANZ,   2018,  
  • Hackathon
    Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon,   Art+Feminism.org,   2018,  

Learning and Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy prioritises constructivist learning, critical thinking and positive reinforcement. I'm dedicated to facilitating learning and participation from all students and use diverse delivery modes and discussion formats to meet student needs and desires. Through courses and assessments, I help students to build the knowledge, skills and confidence to generate their own discoveries and complete further assessments.

As a teacher, I model passion, preparation and participation, encouraging students to also bring to their learning the joys of creative thinking and the rigour of academic principles. I believe in creating learning spaces that prioritise discussion, that are focused and intellectually inspiring.

I am dedicated to explicitly and covertly including practitioners from the fringe of the canon, enabling students’ informed critical analysis of art and its histories. I encourage students to thoughtfully select practitioners for research and embolden them to seek out their own unique creative lineages.

Beyond the classroom, I encourage students to supplement their learning by engaging with their peers, the university and the artworld.
 

Current and Past Courses

  • Modern Art and its Legacies (1217QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Introduction to Western Art intensive (1216QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2017.
  • Modern Art and its Legacies (1217QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Introduction to Western Art (1216QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Rep: You. Me and the Selfie (2438QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Rep: You. Me and the Selfie (2438QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Rep: You. Me and the Selfie (2438QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Art, Gender, Sexuality & Body (2431QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2019.
  • Art, Gender, Sexuality & Body (2431QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2019.
  • Art, Gender, Sexuality & Body (2431QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2019.
  • Art, Gender, Sexuality & Body (2431QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2019.
  • Art, Gender, Sexuality & Body (2431QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2019.
  • Art, Gender, Sexuality & Body (2431QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2019.
  • Art, Gender, Sexuality & Body (7431QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2019.
  • Modern Art and its Legacies (1217QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2019.
  • Modern Art and its Legacies (1217QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2019.
  • Modern Art and its Legacies (1217QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2019.
  • Introduction to Western Art (1216QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Introduction to Western Art (1216QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Introduction to Western Art (1216QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Introduction to Western Art (1216QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Introduction to Western Art (1216QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2019.
  • Introduction to Western Art (1216QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2019.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Background

Bio

Dr Louise R Mayhew is an Australian feminist art historian and the Foundation Theory Convenor at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. Her research interests include Australian art history, contemporary art, collaboration, feminism and ethical self/representation. In 2016, Routledge published Mayhew’s findings on sisters who collaborate in the international anthology, Collaborative Art in the Twenty-First Century. In 2015 she was the State Library of New South Wales’ Nancy Keesing Fellow, researching the Sydney Women’s Warehouse (1979-81). With Professor Susan Best, she co-edited the December 2015 special feminist issue of Art Monthly and has published in AM Journal of Art and Media Studies, the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art and re*bus: a journal of art history and theory. Her doctoral thesis, submitted 2014, was the first history of women-only collaboration in Australia c. 1970 to 2010.  

Education and Training

  • PhD Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales 2010 - 2014

Awards and Honours

  • ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Mentorship recipient, University of Melbourne 2018 - 2018
  • Nancy Keesing Fellow, State Library of New South Wales 2015 - 2015

Professional experience

  • Executive Officer, Australian Council of University Art & Design Schools (ACUADS) 2014 - 2016
  • Office Manager, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) 2012 - 2012

Editorial roles

  • Guest co-editor with Dr Helen Rydstrand - issue on Modernism, Women and Risk, Australian Feminist Studies 2018 - 2018

Professional memberships

  • AAANZ Member, Art Association of Australia & new Zealand 2011 - 2018