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Traudi Allen

Dr

1981 …2016
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Personal profile

Biography

Traudi Allen has published widely on Australian art. The second edition of her monograph on the leading Australian modernist, John Perceval (MUP) was published in 2015. This followed Homesickness (Macmillan 2008), an analysis of the Australian art response to expressions of nation and nationalism, along with many catalogue essays and contributions to art journals and encyclopaedias. Her earlier publications include a biography of the Australian landscape artist and portraitist, Clifton Pugh (Thomas Nelson 1981) and a history of the establishment of the 1981-82 Fitzroy Roar group (Craftsman House 1995). Her introduction to Australian contemporary art: Cross-Currents in Contemporary Australian Art (Fine Arts Press) was published in 2001. She has undergraduate degrees in Psychology and in Politics (ANU) and an MA and PhD in Art History (Monash). For twenty years she made regular contributions on art to ABC radio. She has lectured in art history at RMIT, and at Monash where she established what is thought to have been the first Australian course in contemporary art of the Asia Pacific. 

External positions

Lecturer, RMIT University

2001

VCE Assessor, Department of Education and Training (VIC)

19992002

Lecturer, RMIT University

1999

Presenter/producer, series of art videos , Video Education Australasia

19951996

Regular arts documentary presenter and producer, ABC Radio National and Radio Australia

19931997

VCE Assessor, Department of Education and Training (VIC)

19911996

Regular contributor, ABC FM Arts illustrated

19821986

Research area keywords

  • Australian art
  • modern and contemporary

Research Output 1981 2016

The family scene: Traudi Allen discovers sensitivity, humour and fine draughtsmanship in the portraiture of John Perceval

Allen, T., 2016, Portrait, p. 64-69 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticleOther

De Clario, Domenico

Allen, T., 2015, Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press, p. - 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEncyclopaedia / Dictionary EntryOther

Gascoigne, Rosalie

Allen, T., 2015, Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press, p. -

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEncyclopaedia / Dictionary EntryOther

John Perceval: Art and Life

Allen, T., 2015, Carlton Vic Australia: Melbourne University Press. 189 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Perceval, John

Allen, T., 2015, Grove Art Online : Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press, p. -

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEncyclopaedia / Dictionary EntryOther

Activities 2006 2006

  • 1 Contribution to conference

4th International conference on new directions in the humanities

Traudi Allen (Speaker)
6 Jul 2006

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference