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Jan Bryant is based in Monash University's Department of Fine Arts (art history and theory). She has extensive experience in postgraduate supervisions of both practice-based and theory candidates. Her undergraduate teaching is in modern and contemporary art, and the history of experimental cinema. She is currently teaching three units, International Art, 1945-1990, Contemporary International Art, and Art and the Moving Image.

Jan publishes articles on local artists' work, and on contemporary art-thinking and practice. She also organises exhibitions of contemporary art. She is currently completing a book on art and politics in the 21st century. Recent publications and exhibitions include:

Chain of Mountains, exhibition on painting, TCB Art Inc., October-November 2016.

"The Oddity: Angela Brennan" book section, 3-Ply publishing, 2017 [forthcoming].

"Emily Floyd: Gulag Archipelago", Telling Tales, catalogue essay, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2016.

"The Painterly", Painting More Painting, catalogue essay, ACCA: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2016.

"Fiona Macdonald Means as Means", Eyeline #84, 2015, 50-54.

"Adelle Mills", ACCA-New15, catalogue essay, ACCA: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2015.

Et. Al. For the Common Good, catalogue essay, 2015, West, Groenewegje 136, Den Haag, The Netherlands, www.westdenhaag.nl/exhibitions/15_03_et_al/more2

Discipline Lecture #6, "I plead guilty to the indictment of 'avowed optimism'", Gertrude Contemporary, July 2015.


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Research Output 2006 2019

The Politics of the Image

Bryant, J., 2019, Angela Brennan: 19 Desires and One Belief. Brennan, A. (ed.). Muckleford, Vic, Australia: 3-Ply, p. 35-41 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Art and failure: of things perfecting and corrupting metallick bodies

Bryant, J., 2018, Southbank, Vic, Australia: Buxton Contemporary, University of Melbourne. 4 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCatalogueResearch

Weak men and disorderly women

Bryant, J., 2017, 5 p. Auckland, New Zealand : Untitled Publishing.

Research output: Other contributionResearch

Chain of Mountains

Hopkinson, T. & Bryant, J., 2016

Research output: Non-textual formCurationResearch

Emily Floyd, Gulag Archipelago

Bryant, J., 2016, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. 1 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCatalogueResearchpeer-review

Press / Media

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