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White Brick Wall

About

A strong believer in the power of collaboration, Jessica specialises in bringing people together to share ideas and open up new conversations and experiences around art, technology and education. 

Through her work at the National Art School and as an art historian, she is interested in experimenting with different formats for communicating ideas and scholarly research on art and emerging technology. A passionate educator, Jessica runs an established workshop program teaching people of all ages and levels of expertise about AI, blockchain, digital provenance and the Metaverse. Her school workshops explore the creative affordances of these technologies and build awareness around the philosophy of digital Zen by encouraging students to design virtual spaces that reflect their unique personalities and values.

Jessica has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Sydney and the University of NSW and has spoken at over forty national and international conferences on art, technology and education. She is a former research fellow in Enlightenment Studies with Sydney University’s Intellectual History Network and a winner of the Dora Wiebenson Prize for Art History.

 

Much of her writing has focused on the entangled relationships between collecting and art making in Europe and the Caribbean, and she has published widely on this topic. She is the author of François Boucher and the Art of Collecting in Eighteenth-Century France (Routledge, 2021), which offers the first full-length study of Boucher’s art collection at the Louvre. Her research on the genealogies of collecting ceramic fragments and tokens in St. Croix, USVI, appears in a special edition of the award-winning open-access journal British Art Studies, co-published by the Paul Mellon Centre and the Yale Centre for British Art.

 

Jessica has advised at both State and Federal levels of Government, including in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia. 

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