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Toby Juliff

Lecturer in Art
Art | School of Creative Arts and Media

Room 2.33D , Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 4300 (phone)

toby.juliff@utas.edu.au

Toby Juliff is Lecturer in Art in the School of Creative Arts and Media in the College of Arts, Law and Education. Based at the Centre for the Arts in Hobart CBD, Toby lectures across a broad range of disciplines and programs. Toby has – of late 2021 – published as lead or co-author numerous journal articles, book chapters, exhibition catalogue essays, and curated a number of public exhibitions and public programs. A peer-reviewer for ERA 2015, Toby has sat on the executive of ACUADS and AAANZ, including convening and editing papers from ACUADS 2014.

Biography

From 2012 until early 2017 Toby was Lecturer in Critical and Theoretical Studies, University of Melbourne and from 2013 was the co-ordinator of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) program. From 2014 he sat on the Faculty Ethics Review committee and supervised several MFA and PhDs to completion across practice-led and art theory disciplines. Whilst at the University, Toby sat on the executive of AAANZ and ACUADS, playing a key role in the organisation of their annual conferences in 2013-14. Toby supervised 3 MFAs to completion and 3 PhDs as primary supervisor.

From 2008-2012 Toby lectured on the MA Art History program at the Open University, UK where he supervised several MRes candidates to completion in contemporary art history and theory. He specialised in teaching European-wide units, often teaching across multiple time zones and countries.

From 2006-2012 Toby was a lecturer in Contextual Studies at Leeds College of Art (now Leeds Art University) where he taught across disciplines as diverse as Fashion, Interior Architecture, Graphic Design, and Printmaking.

Before undertaking an academic career, Toby worked as a high-school teacher in English, Music, and Drama at a number of schools across West Yorkshire.

Teaching Responsibilities

Toby is coordinator of Critical Practices 2C (FSA223) and is coordinator of the Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) program.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree

Thesis title

University

Country

Awarded

PhD

About October

University of Leeds

UK

2012

MA (with Distinction)

The Moses of Michelangelo

University of Leeds

UK

2004

BA (Hons)

The Northern Irish Protestant Imagination in Poetry

University of Leeds

UK

2000

Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education

N/A – professional graduate teaching qualification

University of Leeds

UK

2002

Memberships

Professional practice

Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS)

Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ)

Administrative expertise

Toby has been awarded and acquitted a number of grants from Australia Council, Regional Arts Australia, The Gordon Darling Foundation, and Contemporary Art Tasmania. In 2017 he co-ordinated ‘On Silence’, a set of three public engagement events as part of Dark Mofo 17.

Toby was on the organisating committee of AAANZ 2013, a major international conference of more than 300 delegates, and ACUADS 2014, the leading Higher Education conference for art and design industries.

Teaching

History, theory, sculpture, painting, affect, participation, coding, historiography, digital humanities, Australian Art, British Art.

Teaching expertise

Toby teaches across a broad set of undergraduate and postgraduate units in Fine Art and the Humanities.

In 2020 Toby was unit-coordinator for the following units:

FSA 223: Critical Practices 2C (Fields)

FSA 405: Research Practices in the Creative Arts

FSA 416 & 417: Creative Arts Thesis A & B

FSA 406: Communicating Research

FSA 425: Communicating Professional Practice

In addition, Toby taught into the following units: FSA221, FSA222, HUM 409, FSA506.

Research Appointments

Toby was selected as a peer-reviewer for the ERA 2015 exercise in Art History and Theory.

Research Invitations

Toby has presented at over 20 international conferences, including at the universities of: Gothenburg Paris VII, Western Sydney, Birkbeck College, ANU, RMIT, Glasgow, Bristol, Warwick, and the Courtauld Institute of Art. He has examined Honours, MFA, PhD programs at a number of Australian Universities, including Monash, UNSW, UniSA, ACU, and UNE.

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Expertise

Toby researches the interface of history, theory, and creative practice with a particular emphasis on the role of translation, global exchange, exhibition histories, and non-Western critical formations. Most recently, Toby’s research has articulated new geographies of contemporary art, advancing new understanding of the idea of the ‘South’ in contemporary art in Latin America and Australia. Partnering with artists, agencies, archives, and museums, Toby’s research seeks out new partners in telling stories that run across Southern Parallels (40-42 degrees south).

Toby also works in transdisciplinary approaches to human-animal relations through a set of curatorial, creative, and scholarly outputs. Working closely with his colleagues Drs Yvette Watt (UTAS) and André Krebber (University of Kassel) he has co-curated two major exhibitions on interdisciplinary approaches to the octopus (OktoLab), co-authored several scholarly papers, and is currently preparing a co-edited book on the octopus for Penn State University Press which engages leadings scientists, creative writers, contemporary artists, and cultural historians. For this work, Toby, Yvette and André have been awarded several grants in both Australia and Germany.

Research Themes

Toby’s work stretches across several University research themes that reflect his interdisciplinary interests in participation, emotion, interaction, and history.

Toby’s published work engages with a number of key University themes. His work in Pandemic sought to information and histories of global health through intensive work with local archives and led to many commissions of new works. Pandemic was highlighted in The Age.

Toby’s ongoing project with Drs Yvette Watt (UTAS) and André Krebber (University of Kassl) explores interdisciplinary perspectives on the cephalopod, and contributes new understanding into the representation, encounterings, aesthetics, and cultural history of the octopus through collaboration with artists, musicians, cultural theorists, authors, and leading scientists.

Toby has also published on confessional art, the history of international exchanges in art between the UK, the US, and Australia, Internet Art, contemporary participatory art. Toby’s upcoming research touches on Latin American sculpture, with publications in press for 2021.

Collaboration

Toby’s ongoing project with Drs Yvette Watt (UTAS) and André Krebber (University of Kassl) explores interdisciplinary perspectives on the cephalopod, and contributes new understanding into the representation, encounterings, aesthetics, and cultural history of the octopus through collaboration with artists, musicians, cultural theorists, authors, and leading scientists.

Awards

AHRC Doctoral Award 2006

2019 - Okto-Lab: a gallery of octopus aesthetics, Regional Arts Fund; 2019 - Okto-Lab: a gallery of octopus aesthetics, Australia Council; 2019 – Pandemic, Gordon Darling Foundation Award; 2019 – Regional Arts Funding (Tasmania); 2018 – Contemporary Art Tasmania EDF; Arts Humanities Research Council PhD Doctoral Award; Henry Moore Foundation Postgraduate Award.

Current projects

Recent (2021) essays include two original research articles on Latin American and Latinx contemporary art (University of California Press and ANZJA). Toby is preparing a monograph on the concept of the South, as articulated in contemporary art in Chile, Argentina, and Australia.

Toby is co-editor, along with Drs Yvette Watt, André Krebber, and Martin Ullrich of an upcoming edited book (Penn State University Press) on interdisciplinary approaches to the octopus and cephalopod thinking. Developed from two major international exhibitions, numerous symposia, and traditional research outcomes, this new book advances understanding on more-than-human knowledge formations and aesthetic encounters.

Fields of Research

  • Fine arts (360602)
  • Visual cultures (360104)
  • Crafts (360601)
  • Art criticism (360101)
  • Performance art (360603)
  • Art history (360102)
  • Photography, video and lens-based practice (360604)
  • Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation (410103)
  • Art theory (360103)

Research Objectives

  • The creative arts (130103)
  • Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies (280122)
  • Understanding the past of the Americas (130706)
  • Expanding knowledge in psychology (280121)
  • Understanding Africa's past (130701)
  • Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture (280116)
  • Behaviour and health (200401)
  • Health protection and disaster response (200406)
  • Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response) (200404)

Publications

Toby has published across a broad range of platforms, including Top-rated journals, chapters in established book series, and numerous catalogue essay for spaces of national importance (Heide Moma, NGV).

Total publications

22

Journal Article

(8 outputs)
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2021Juliff T, ''They are always there': Mendieta, Vicuña and the coming again of ghosts', Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture, 3, (4) pp. 35-48. ISSN 2576-0947 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1525/lavc.2021.3.4.35 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Juliff T, 'Tintin and the Jews (of Contemporary Literature)', International Journal of Comic Art, 22, (2) pp. 271-288. ISSN 1531-6793 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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2021Juliff T, 'Silent witnesses: Doris Salcedo and Blanchot', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, 21, (2) pp. 192-207. ISSN 1443-4318 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14434318.2021.1992721 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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2020Krebber A, Riedinger M, Juliff T, 'Averting enlightenment's history: octopuses as societal challenge', Aisthesis, 13, (2) pp. 201-206. ISSN 2035-8466 (2020) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2019Juliff T, Early J, 'The self-design of contemporary confessional art', Journal of Visual Art Practice, 4, (2) pp. 342-358. ISSN 1758-9185 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14702029.2019.1676994 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2018Juliff T, 'A new generation of British art: A problem of provincialism', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, 18, (1) pp. 125-145. ISSN 1443-4318 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14434318.2018.1481335 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Juliff T, Cox T, 'The Post-display Condition of Contemporary Computer Art', Electronic Melbourne Art Journal, (8) pp. 1-16. ISSN 1835-6656 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2013Juliff T, 'Livingstone-heritage and the interstitial spectres of Trafalgar Square', International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, 3, (2) pp. 200-209. ISSN 1759-0442 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1504/IJTA.2013.058627 [eCite] [Details]

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
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2018Juliff T, 'The Battle of Orgreave (1984)', Emotion, Affective Practices, and the Past in the Present, Routledge, L Smith, M Wetherell, and G Campbell (ed), New York, NY, pp. 85-101. ISBN 9780815370024 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

(1 outputs)
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2019Juliff T, 'Octopus 19: Ventriloquy: Review', Art + Australia, July (2019) [Review Single Work]

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Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
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2017Haddon N, Juliff T, Fountain W, Kunda M, 'After you have gone: un-disciplined knowledge and new value/s, one year on', ACUADS Conference Program, 28-29 September 2017, Canberra, ACT, pp. 1-11. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Haddon N; Fountain W; Kunda M

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2017Juliff T, Keating MJ, Norrie H, Veness Z, Kratz SJ, 'Praxis now: Frayling's 'Research in Art and Design' 24 years on', ACUADS Conference Program, 28-29 September 2017, Canberra, ACT, pp. 1-14. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Keating MJ; Norrie H; Veness Z; Kratz SJ

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Major Creative Work

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Juliff T, Watt Y, Krebber A, Hoelck A, 'Octopus Encounters: An Immersive Library of Octopus Aesthetics', Oktolab, Glasmoog Galerie, Cologne, Germany (2020) [Curated Exhibition]

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Co-authors: Watt Y

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2019Juliff T, 'Pandemic: Gothic pathologies, quarantines, and creative explorations of fear and transmission', Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Curated Exhibition]

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2019Watt Y, Juliff T, Krebber A, Riedinger M, Holck A, 'OktoLab19', Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania (2019) [Curated Exhibition]

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Co-authors: Watt Y

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2016Juliff TD, 'Translating Michelle Nikou's objects', Heide Museum of Modern Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Benella Art Gallery, Cairns Art Gallery, Anne and Gordon Samstag Gallery of Museum of Art University of South Australia, Coloundra Art Gallery, Western Plains Cultural Centre, 1, pp. 74 (2016) [Published Creative Work]

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Other Creative Work

(3 outputs)
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2020Juliff T, 'The Sacrifice', Moonah Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania (2020) [Minor Creative Work]

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2017Juliff T, 'Death Mask', Dark Lab / TMAG, Hobart, pp. 8 (2017) [Catalogue]

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2014Juliff T, 'Critical Mumble', Neon Parc and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, pp. 2 (2014) [Minor Creative Work]

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Other Public Output

(3 outputs)
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2020Rubenis N, Walch M, Hogan J, Juliff T, 'UTAS global climate change week program: what's art got to do with climate change?', Art Forum, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia, 19-25 October 2020 (2020) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Rubenis N; Walch M; Hogan J

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2019Juliff T, 'Pandemic: Panel discussion with Dr Toby Juliff, Ravi Avasti and Helen Shield', Afternoons with Helen Shield, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Hobart, Tasmania, 22 March (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Juliff T, 'Tintin and antisemitism within children's literature: Interview with Ryk Goddard', Breakfast, ABC Hobart, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

Toby has contributed to numerous grants as sole and co-author. Recent awards include (with Dr Yvette Watt): Australia Council, Regional Arts, (as sole author), Gordon Darling Foundation, Contemporary Art Tasmania.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$63,252

Projects

Ten Days 2019 (2019)$7,590
Description
A tripartite exhibition and public program schedule to support and engage with the biennial Ten Days on the Island festival of culture. Hosted by Makers Workshop (Burnie), the Academy Gallery (Inveresk), and the Plimsoll Gallery (Hobart), three exhibitions explore contemporary place-based making strategies incorporating the very best local Aboriginal Tasmanian artists (Burnie), nationally touring cultures of ritual (Inveresk), and the art-science collision (Plimsoll). These three are programmed in conjunction with Ten Days and have benefited from partnerships with Contemporary Art Tasmania, University of Southern Queensland, and Australia Council.
Funding
Gordon Darling Foundation ($7,590)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Juliff TD; Bywaters MC; Gair J; Barlow JD
Year
2019
Okto-Lab: a gallery of octopus aesthetics (2019)$9,734
Description
Okto-lab is an exhibition project focusing on the octopus. Conceived as a laboratory for studying and reevaluating animals, it also tests the contribution of curatorial practices and exhibitions to such a reevaluation. The octopus acts as both primary subject-matter andmodel for interdisciplinary research, responding to the alien complexity and physiology of the animal in manifold ways. In its entirety, the exhibition thus also represents a laboratory for the visitors to explore octopuses from different perspectives and positions that disturb the clear demarcation of scientific, artistic and cultural approaches while also questioningour understanding of the nonhuman world.
Funding
Regional Arts Australia ($9,734)
Scheme
Grant-Community
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Watt YM; Juliff TD
Year
2019
OktoLab 19 (2019)$28,688
Description
Okto-Lab is an exhibition project focusing on the octopus. Conceived as a laboratory for studying and re-evaluating animals, the exhibition allows visitors to explore octopuses from different perspectives and positions that disturb the clear demarcation of scientific, artistic and cultural approaches. Visitors are prompted to question our understanding of the nonhuman world. Meanwhile the laboratory format tests the contribution of curatorial practices and exhibitions to such a re-evaluation. The octopus acts as both primary subject-matter and model for interdisciplinary research, responding to the alien complexity and physiology of the animal in manifold ways.
Funding
Australia Council for the Arts ($28,688)
Scheme
Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Watt YM; Juliff TD; Krebber A; Hoelck A
Year
2019
Octopus Aesthetics: a multi-armed investigation of a curious animal (2018 - 2019)$17,240
Description
The project focuses on the Octopus; both the animal itself as a tentacled, multi-brained creature, and the use of its form as a model for an interdisciplinary project with multiple partners and multiple outcomes.
Funding
Universities Australia / Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) ($17,240)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Watt YM; Juliff TD; Krebber A; Riedinger M
Period
2018 - 2019

Research Supervision

Toby encourages co-authorship of traditional and non-traditional outcomes. Toby works across Art History, Theory and practice-led research.

Current

5

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDFields of Force: connecting ethics and empathy for the more than human in the age of the Anthropocene, through fieldwork, technology and participatory installation2019
PhDThe Conceit of Materiality and Immateriality in Sound Objects2020
MastersIn Search of The Happy Farm2020
PhDEinfhlung and Association: Landscape painting in nineteenth century Van Diemen's Land/Tasmania2021
PhDWater work: practicing immersion with/in Tasmanian bodies of water2022

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
MastersWaves, Thoughts and a Player Piano
Candidate: Catherine Mary Robinson
2020