Skip navigation
The Australian National University

Professor Denise Ferris

Head of School, School of Art & Design
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: 61255805

Areas of expertise

  • Lens Based Practice 190503
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality 200205
  • Art Criticism 190101
  • Fine Arts (Incl. Sculpture And Painting) 190502

Research interests

Current Research

The absent narratives of the 1860’s Chinese miners of Kiandra, a visual and textual interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary project with history, archaeology, visual arts and museum practice 

Main Research Interests: Visual

Photographic representation of the non-heroic sublime focused on affect, environmental change, aesthetics and place in a site-specific landscape of human intervention

The visual articulation of ideas realised through ‘alternative‘, non-silver, photographic techniques e.g. milk/casein printing with sunlight

Main Research Interests: Writing

Examining maternal representations and photographic representation of childhood. Loss, erasure and social responses to climate change and their representation in photography.


Present ANU Appointment
2014 Associate Professor, School of Art

Academic Qualifications
2008 Doctor of Creative Arts (Research), Humanities & Social Sciences, UTS, Sydney
1985 Graduate Diploma, Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts


Return to top

Updated:  30 March 2017 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers