Honorary Professional Positions

2014-          Board Member, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

2012-          Board Member, Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP)

2011-           Selection Committee Member, Mather Award, College Art Association

2012-           Editorial Board, Oxford Bibliographies Online: Art History (Oxford University Press)

2010-           Editorial Advisory Board, World Art, University of East Anglia

2010-            Editorial Board, Journal of Art Historiography, Warwick University

2008-11       Foundation Committee Member, Humanities Institute of the University of Pittsburgh

2008-12       Editorial Board, Art Journal, College Art Association, USA

2006-           Editorial Board, Reading Room, E.H. McCormick Research Library, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland

2006-8        Academic Planning Committee, 32nd Congress of the International Committee of the History of Art (CIHA), Melbourne  2008 “Crossing Cultures: Conflict, Migration, Convergence”

2005-          Editorial Board, Architecture Theory Review, Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney

2003-5        Interactive Digital Media Matrix team, iCinema Center, University of New South Wales

2003-5        Curatorial Advisory Committee, 3 Rivers – 2nd Nature, studio for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University

2003            Review Committee, Department of Art and Art History, Duke University

2002-          Specialist Reviewer, J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellowships, Getty Grant Program

2001-14          Board of Directors, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

1988            Convener, Annual Symposium, Australian Academy of the Humanities

1994-98      Academic Committee, Australian Centre for American Studies, Sydney

1996-2000 Board of Directors, Australian Centre for Photography

1996-2000 Board of Directors, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

1995-7         Vice-President, Art Association of Australia

1994             Franz Philipp Memorial Lecturer, Art Association of Australia

1989-95      Board of Directors, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

1989-90      Committee member, Art Association of Australia

1987-88      Vice-President, Art Association of Australia

1982-88      Member, Power Gallery of Contemporary Art Committee

1981-82      Committee member, Art Association of Australia

1975-77      Foundation committee member, Art Association of Australia

1972-74      Temporary staff member, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Chairman, Art Syllabus Committee, Board of Senior School Studies 1981-1988.
A committee of art teachers, tertiary art educators and community representatives responsible for the oversight of the subject Art in all the secondary schools of N.S.W., specifically the concluding years 11 and 12. During my chairmanship the syllabus shifted its focus in the practical side to exploratory processes more than the production of a single, exhibitable artwork, and in the historical and theoretical area to the inspiration of contemporary and Australian visual arts before approaching ancient ones.

Chairman, Council, Australian International Independent School, then The International School, Sydney.
I joined this Council in 1990 and was Chairman from 1994 until the School’s closure in 2000. The School was a non-denominational, coeducational independent learning community, emphasising individual growth within a framework of responsibility for others, social awareness and a global outlook.

Other community activities:

1977 Member, N.S.W. Committee, Education and the Arts Report (Schools Commission/Australia Council)

1976-77 Member, Australian National Commission for UNESCO

1976- Founding director, Union Media Services

Other professional activities:

2003 Consultant on publicity, David E Lawrence Convention Center, City of Pittsburgh

1990- Editorial Committee, “American Art in Context,” Cambridge University Press

1986 Consultant on Australian Art, Macmillans Dictionary of Art

1984-87 Contributing Editor, Art Network

1976 Consultant, Sydney College of the Arts and School of Art and Design, Preston Institute of Technology

1975-78 Consulting Editor, Meanjin

1972-75 Member, Art & Language group

1970-71 Editor, Other Voices

1969 The Objects of Art, seven-part television series, ATN 7, Sydney, Feb.-April

1968-70 Lectures and tutorials, Department of Adult Education, University of Sydney/Worker’s Educational Association


American branch, International Association of Art Critics; Art Association of Australia and New Zealand, College Art Association, Association of Art Historians, Australian Museums Association, Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art.