Jessyca Hutchens
  • The University of Western Australia (M303), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


Personal profile


Dr Jessyca Hutchens is a Palyku woman living and working on Noongar boodja, and a Lecturer at the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia. She holds an assigned role with the Berndt Museum, managing teaching and learning. Jessyca is an art historian, curator, and writer who has previously held positions as the Curator at the Berndt Museum, the Curatorial Assistant to the Artistic Director for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, and as a Lecturer in Global Art History at the University of Birmingham. Jessyca writes regularly on contemporary art for various publications, and is part of an ERC funded research project, Repatriates, looking at intersections between contemporary art and museum collections. She is currently working on a project on the histories of Australian Indigenous printmaking and was recently a co-curator of the exhibition Black Sky for the 2023 Perth Festival: Jessyca is a co-founder and editor of an online journal of artistic research,, and she is currently on the editorial committee of Un Magazine.