Anne Kirker is a writer on art, an exhibition curator and an expert on Australian and International prints, drawings and photographs. She holds an M.A. from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and a Ph.D from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
Anne has worked in leading public art galleries in New Zealand and Australia. Her professional experience includes a close engagement with contemporary art (in all media) from these countries as well as California, South-East Asia and Japan. She was Judge for the Alice Prize 2004, and Judge for the Dobell Drawing Prize 2008.
She is the author of numerous critical essays and reviews in catalogues and journals, and is the author of a major book on New Zealand Women Artists.
Anne is an Approved Valuer under the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
She also regularly acts as an external examiner for students in visual arts programs throughout Australia and as a supervisor for D.V.A and Ph.D programs.
Since 2010, she has held the position of Adjunct Associate Professor at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane.
In mid 2011, Anne was a symposium presenter filmed to coincide with `Len Lye: All Souls Carnival' exhibition at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (NZ) and subsequently wrote on Len Lye for Art New Zealand and Eyeline journals.
Anne has curated a retrospective on Queensland painter Margaret Wilson for Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville. `Thresholds: Images from Music , Reverie and Place', was held there from 23 November 2012. A 44 page catalogue is available.
In December 2012, a comprehensive, refereed paper on contemporary Thai artist Prawat Laucharoen was published as part of the selected papers presented at IMPACT 7, the annual International Printmaking Conference, hosted in 2011 by Monash University Melbourne.
Anne continues to hold the position of Adjunct Associate Professor at Queensland College of Art/Griffith University, Brisbane, supervising MVA and DVA students there as well as examining post-graduate students at art schools throughout Australia.