Saturday, October 21, 2006

RESUME for Carol Archer


2010: Time with the Sky/與天度日 : an art/poetry collaboration with Christopher Kelen. Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong.

2010: Out of Thin Air: collaborative and solo works/憑空而來個人及合作畫展, Lingnan University, Hong Kong and Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou.

2009: Near and Far and Mostly Macao: Carol Archer and Christopher Kelen, University of Macau Library Gallery

2008 23rd Asia International Art Exhibition, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou University Town, Panyu District, Guangzhou

2008 Pre-Exhibition of 23rd Asia International Art Exhibition (Macao Representatives), Albergue Gallery, Former Old Ladies House, Macao

2008 Reciprocal Interference: A Collaborative Art Project, Podspace, Newcastle, Australia,

(exhibition of two-person collaborative works with Sue Rawlinson, Even Mak, Sue Taylor, Mary Grehan and Johanna Trainor)

2007 Knot, Touch, Trace Nó, Tacto, Traço 結、觸、跡 , Creative Macau, Macao Cultural Centre, Macao

2006 Work of Macao Hands, University Gallery, University of Macau Library, University of Macau, Macao (solo exhibition)

2006 Footstep: an installation by Carol Archer and Even Mak /步足;足印 混合媒體裝置展覽 :區勵志及麥綺雲, University Gallery, University of Macau Library, University of Macau, Macao, (http//

2006 Creative Macau Members’ Exhibition, CCI, Macao Cultural Centre, Macao

2005 Notworks, online mixed media exhibition, Macau Art Net, Artist of the Month, May 2005 (

2004 Being there, National Art School, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia

2003 Artmart, Para/site Artspace, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

2002 Social Club, Para/site Artspace, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

2001 Sleep to Dream/ Shui Yi Meng, collaborative image/text installation with Christopher Kelen, Montblanc and Nokia Galleries, Fringe Club, Hong Kong (solo exhibition)

2001 Blue is Blue (Cityfestival 2001 featured visual artists programme), Hong Kong City Hall Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong

2000 Tai Mo Shan/ Big Hat Mountain, collaborative image and text installation with Christopher Kelen, Montblanc Gallery, Fringe Club, Central, Hong Kong

2000 Wanchai, Citypoetry (a City Festival 2000 project) collaborative computer photographic/poetry installation with Christopher Kelen at Senses, 41 Staunton St, Hong Kong

1998 Skin to Work, Maling Gallery, Casula Powerhouse, Casula, N.S.W., Australia (solo exhibition)
1998 Scrape, John Paynter Gallery, Hunter St., Newcastle, N.S.W. Australia (three–person exhibition)
1998 Staff Exhibition, Hunter St. Institute of T.A.F.E., Newcastle, Australia
1997 Skinworks, Space YZ, U.W.S. Nepean, Kingswood, N.S.W., Australia (solo exhibition)
1997Nothing so Deep, Vacant Shopfront Art Project, Newcastle, Australia (solo exhibition)
1997 Windows, A.N.C.A. Gallery, Dickson, A.C.T., Australia
1997 9” x 12”: National Touring Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Sydney, Tennant Creek, Darwin, Adelaide, Hobart and internet, Australia
1997 Images of the Heart II, Hunter St. Institute of Tertiary and Further Education, Newcastle, Australia
1996 Between Skins, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, N.S.W., Australia (solo exhibition)
1996 Body of Work, From Heaven to Hell Cultural Institute, Rome, Italy (solo exhibition)
1995 Art Felt, Faculty of Art and Design Gallery, University of Newcastle, Australia
1994 Sometimes, Artery Gallery, Camperdown, N.S.W., Australia
1992 Four by Four, Kyoto International Community House, Kyoto, Japan
1989 Veiling the View, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka, A.C.T. Australia
1989 Decade Show, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, A.C.T.
1989 Graduate Show, Canberra School of Art, A.C.T., Australia


2009 Artist-in-residence, Bundanon Trust, Bundanon, Australia (30 June –19 July),
2003 Recipient of Hong Kong Arts Development Council project grant for the New Territories publication
2001 Recipient of Hong Kong Arts Development Council project grant for the Sleep to Dream installation and publication
2000 Recipient of Hong Kong Arts Development Council project grant for the Tai Mo Shan installation and publication
1998 Four artworks from Skin to Work exhibition acquired by Artbank, an Australian library of contemporary arts
Artworks are included in private collections in Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, Macao, Canada and Australia.


27/2/2009 “University of Macau present pictures exhibition”, Gilbert Humphrey, Macau Post, Macao; 20/2/2009 “A Musa Inspiradora: Académicos Lançam Livros de Poesia e Pintura Hoje na UMAC”, Alexandra Lages, Hoje Macau, 20;17/2/2009 “Pinturas e poemas ‘exprimem’ olhares sobre o território”, Raquel Carvalho, Jornal Tribuna de Macau, 16/7/2008 Review of Reciprocal Interference Collaborative Art Project, Jill Stowell, Newcastle Herald, Australia 23/4/2007 “Adverte a artista australiana Carol Archer: Macau será ‘promessa vazia’ se não investir no ensino artístico”, Laura Bastos, Jornal Tribuna de Macau, Macao
23/4/2007 “O Hoje Recomenda: Nó, tacto, traço, Exposição de Carol Archer”, Hoje Macau, Macao
23/4/2007 “Nó, tacto, traço: Pintura”, Ponto Final, Macao
15/3-15/4 “Knot, Touch, Trace
結、觸、跡 Nó, Tacto, Traço”, Macau Closer, CTY
23/4/2007 “Nó, tacto, traço: Pintura”, Ponto Final, Macao
13/3/2007 “O toque humano na aparente insignificância”, Hugo Pinto, Ponto Final, Macao
10/11/2006 "Work of Macau Hands: Watercolours by Carol Archer", Sara Farr, The Macau Post, Macao
15/6/2001 “Best of the Week,” Kevin Kwong, South China Morning Post, 24/7 Magazine, Hong Kong
14/6/2001 “Sleep to Dream: Carol Archer/ Christopher Kelen,” Joyce Siu, BC Magazine, Hong Kong
24/6/2000 “Artists and poets...,” Kevin Kwong, 24/7, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
23/6/2000 “Lest we Forget,” Lena Sin, HK Magazine, Hong Kong
5/12/1998 “Art, face to face,” Jill Stowell, The Newcastle Herald, Australia
29/11/1998 “Decent Exposure,” Meryl Ryan, The Newcastle Herald, Australia

2001-2006 Doctor of Philosophy, Comparative Literature Department, University of Hong Kong. Thesis title: Frames, Flows, Feminist Aesthetics: paintings by Judy Watson, Cai Jin and Marlene Dumas.
1994-1998 Master of Arts (Honours), University of Western Sydney (Nepean), Australia, (leave of absence taken in 1996), degree conferred in October, 1998.
Thesis title: Skin to Work: shifting materialities, ambiguous boundaries.
Exhibition title: Skin to Work.
1992 Graduate Certificate in T.E.F.L., G.L.S. Gaigo Gakuin, Kyoto, Japan.
1987-1989 Associate Diploma in Painting, Canberra School of Art, Australia (now part of Australian National University), Diploma conferred in May 1990.
1985 Teacher’s Certificate, N.S.W. Dept. of Education, Australia. Certificate awarded in April, 1985.
1981 Graduate Diploma of Education (Art), Sydney Teachers College (now University of Sydney), Australia, diploma conferred in May, 1982.
1978-1980 Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney (Australia). Conferred May, 1981.
Other studies:
1991 -1992 Japanese woodblock printing and ink painting, and shiatsu training, in Kyoto.

2010 Paisley Livingston and Carol Archer “Artistic collaboration and the completion of works of art” British Journal of Aesthetics, Oxford: Oxford Journals, Vol. 50, Issue 4, 439 – 455.

2010 Carol Archer and Christopher Kelen, “Macao Monuments – in Art, in Poetry and in your Face” Space and Culture , Sage Journals, 14:3.

2007Spaces in Transition: Photographs by Adam Lampton", Macau Closer, September
2007 "Edictus Ridiculum: Konstantin Bessmertny", Macau Closer, July/August
2007 "Denis Murrell's Homework", Macau Closer, July/August
2007 "Contemplative Offerings: the Art of Belinda Fox", Macau Closer, June
2007 "Serious about Art Education?", Macau Closer, April
2007 "Something Rotten in Macao's New Cityscape", (Portuguese translation by Patricia Lemos), Ponto Final, Friday 27/7/07
2007 “Macao: an art historical discipline waiting to happen?” In James Elkins (ed), Is Art History Global? New York: Routledge, 2006.
2007 “Gifts and Transgressions: Marlene Dumas Underground” in Crossings, No 8, 2006.
2006 “The Ambivalent Paintings of Judy Watson: an Aboriginal Feminist Aesthetic”. In Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, Vol. 7, no. 2, 2006.
2005 “Cartographies, Selves.” Imaginal Regions collaborative project. Website:
2004 “Over the Border, the Everyday Lapse” (with Christopher Kelen), Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, Volume 5, No 1,
2001 Sleep to Dream (with Christopher Kelen), Loudest Place on Earth, Hong Kong
2000 Tai Mo Shan (with Christopher Kelen), Loudest Place on Earth, Hong Kong


2009 “Collaborative Painting: Gifts and Transgressions” (Invited lecture), MEDEA Collaborative Media Initiative, Malmö högskola/ Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden

2009 “Reciprocal Interference: Theorising a Collaborative Art Project” Sydney Symposium on Collective Creativity, Goethe Institute, University of NSW, Sydney.

2009 “Contemporary Representations of Macao: Taking Off the City First Interdisciplinary Conference on Macau Studies: Intercultural Exchanges between East and West”, University of Macau, Macao 2009

2006 “Screen, Figure, Ground: The Ambivalent Political Aesthetics of Judy Watson's internal landscape and the guardians”, Association for the Study of Australian Literature, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
2006 “Shifting Spaces in Macao”, 6th Wenshan Conference on English and American Literature, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
2005 “The ambivalent paintings of Judy Watson: an Aboriginal Feminist Aesthetic,” English Department, Peking University, PRC
2005 “Paintings and Paintings: aesthetics, dominative and otherwise,” Comparative Literature Departmental Seminar Series, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2004 “Cartographies, Selves,” Imaginal regions: opening out the atlas symposium, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland 6. “Cartographies, Selves: Maps and Paintings,”
Wednesday Colloquium Series, English Department, University of Macau, Macao
2003 “Dreamings and paintings: Emily Kngwarreye and Judy Watson”, Scottish Word and Image Group conference, University of Aberdeen and Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland
2003 “Over the border, the everyday lapse: dreams and the creative process” (with Christopher Kelen), Scottish Word and Image Group conference, University of Aberdeen and Gray’s School of Art (Robert Gordon University), Aberdeen, Scotland
2003 “Frames and Flows in Paintings by Judy Watson”, Comparative Literature Department Seminars, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2003 “Dreamings and paintings: Judy Watson and Emily Kngwarreye,” English Department Seminar Series, University of Macau, Macao
2002 “Gender, Genre and Liberation in Chicken Run,” Beast Fable Society, 9th International Congress, Malta
2002 “Carol Archer and Christopher Kelen: Chicken Run,” English Department Seminar Series, University of Macau, Macao
1997 “Miraculous Wounds: Rome, 1996”, Faculty of Art and Design, University of Newcastle, N.S.W., Australia
1997 “Painting and Skin Ego”, Australian National Art Therapy Association Conference, Dickson, A.C.T., Australia
1996 “Cossington Smith, Hester, Olsen and Borgelt: Gender and Identity in Representations of the Private, Intimate and Domestic”, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, N.S.W., Australia
1996 “Metaskins”, University of Lecce, Lecce, Italy
1995 “Paula Rego: Domination and Rebellion”, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, N .S.W., Australia

mid 2007-present Assistant Professor, Visual Studies Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
2006- mid 2007 Visiting Scholar, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; 2006 Drawing Instructor, Student Services Centre, Integrated Learning Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
2003-mid 2007 English Language Instructor and Lecturer in Art Appreciation, University of Macau, Macao
2001-2005 Teaching Assistant, Comparative Literature Dept., University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
1999- 00 Visual Arts Tutor, R.M.I.T. University/Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong
1998- 01 Native English-speaking Teacher, Lingnan Dr. C.W.K. Memorial Secondary School, Kwai Chung, N.T., Hong Kong
1997- 98 Lecturer in Visual Communication and Art Appreciation, Hunter St. Institute of T.A.F.E., Newcastle, N.S.W., Australia
1995- 97 Lecturer in Art History and Theory, Department of Fine Art, University of Newcastle, N.S.W., Australia
1993- 95 Arts and Media teacher, Tuncurry Institute of Tertiary and Further Education (T.A.F.E.), N.S.W., Australia
Art teacher, St. Ives High School, N.S.W. Dept. of Education, N.S.W., Australia; Teacher of Painting and Drawing, Bulahdelah, Hunter Community College, N.S.W., Australia
1991- 93 Director of Curriculum and Teacher of English as a Foreign Language, Global Language Salon, Kyoto, Japan; 1991 Teacher of English as a Foreign Language and Art, Kyoto Nishi Senior High School, Kyoto, Japan
1990 Lecturer in English as a Foreign Language, Language Resources, Phillips University, Osaka, Japan
1987- 90 Art teacher, A.C.T. Schools Authority and N.S.W. Dept of Education, Australia; Art therapy workshop facilitator, Community Youth Support Scheme, Braddon, A.C.T., Australia
1984- 86 Art teacher, Lithgow High School, N.S.W. Dept of Education, N.S.W., Australia


2010- member Artist Commune, Hong Kong 2008- Member of Asian Australian Studies Research Network 2006 Adjudicator, “Green Colours of Life Recycled Art Competition”, Shing Kung Hui Welfare Council, Teens’ Recycled Art Program, Macao 2006-present Principal researcher and initiator of the “Reciprocal Interference” collaborative art project. Ongoing online documentation at:http//, http//,
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2005- Regular contributor on Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and China art news to the magazine Art Monthly Australia (ArtNotes Asia section) 2005- Member Macau Art Net, entry on my works and resume at
2005- Member of Creative Macau, entry on my works and resume at
2005- Member of Art Association of Australia and New Zealand

2003- Member of an international collaborative visual arts and writing research project titled Imaginal Places: opening out the atlas. Symposium paper and works may be found on the project website: 1999-2002 Member of Fringe Club, Hong Kong, 2001-2005 Member of Para/site, Hong Kong 1998- Member of Viscopy, Australia 1987- Member of the National Association of Visual Artists, Australia

About Carol Archer (aka 區勵志 )

An exhibiting artist since the late 1980’s, Carol Archer’s works have been exhibited in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Italy and Macao. A number of pieces from her 1998 exhibition titled Skin to Work (Sydney) have been acquired by Artbank, an Australian government initiative that showcases contemporary art. Archer’s work may also be found in numerous private collections.

Carol Archer moved from Australia to the Pearl Delta region in 1998. Her exhibition Tai Mo Shan/Big Hat Mountain at the Montblanc Gallery in Hong Kong’s Fringe Club (2000) consisted of a series of mixed media scrolls that referenced Chinese iconography. In 2001, Archer’s watercolour, ink and photomedia pieces were exhibited in the art/poetry installation titled Shui Yi Meng/Sleep to Dream, also hosted by the Montblanc Gallery. In New Territories (2002), Archer’s photomedia works continued her exploration of Hong Kong’s urban environment. These three projects, collaborations with Australian writer-artist Christopher Kelen, attracted Hong Kong Arts Development Council funding and were published as full colour catalogues.

Since moving to Macao, Carol Archer has been invited to exhibit her work at Hong Kong’s Para/Site Art Space (2002, 2003), Sydney’s National Art School in Sydney (2004). In May 2005, Archer was nominated Artist of the Month by Macau Art Net and invited to present a solo exhibition online. In 2006, Archer completed a doctorate in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong on modernist literature and contemporary painting.
Carol Archer is currently an Assistant Professor in the Visual Studies programme at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.

澳洲藝術家區勵志生於1960年2月24日,其作品自80年代末開始曾於澳洲、澳門、香港、日本及意大利展出。區氏於1998年移居珠江三角洲地區,其後分別於2000年及2001年在香港藝穗會萬寶龍畫廊(Mont Blanc Gallery)設展,主題為"大帽山"及"睡以夢"。2003年,區氏的攝影媒體作品進入高峯期並歸入名為"新界"的系列。該系列中的三個項目均和作家客遠文(Christopher Kelen)合作,並獲得香港藝術發展局贊助出版彩色作品目錄。區氏的視覺藝術作品是2000及2001年香港乙城節(City Festival)藝術項目中的其中一環,並於2002及2003年在香港Para/Site藝術空間的集體展覽中展出。2005年5月,區氏獲澳門藝術網提名為當月藝術工作者並在該網舉行了一次個人混合媒 ! 擏@品展。區氏近期在澳門的個人展覽包括澳門大學畫廊的"澳門手作"和澳門創意空間的"結、觸、跡"。另外,區氏亦於本年七月在澳洲紐卡素PodSpace畫廊展出其國際藝術家合作項目"Reciprocal Interference"的作品(。

區氏現於香港嶺南大學任助理教授,並為Art Monthly Australia及Macau Closer撰寫有關澳門、香港、內地及台灣地區的藝術動態。近期區氏的學術著作包括"Macao: An Art Historical Discipline Waiting to Happen?" [收錄於James Elkins編輯的Is Art History Global? (Routledge, 2006)];"The Ambivalent Paintings of Judy Watson" [收錄於2006年第7卷第2期Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art];以及"Gifts and Transgressions: Marlene Dumas' Underground" [收錄於2006年第8期Crossings]。
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