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Ted Snell

Professor, GradDipEd Birm., PhD Curtin

  • The University of Western Australia (M464B), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 6 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20042013
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Personal profile

Biography

Ted Snell was born in 1949, at Geraldton, Western Australia. After completing an Associateship in Art Teaching he travelled to England to undertake postgraduate study in Birmingham. He returned to Australia and began teaching part-time at WAIT (now Curtin University of Technology), where he was Professor of Contemporary Art and Dean of Art, John Curtin Gallery. In 2009 he was appointed as Director of the Cultural Precinct at the University of Western Australia.
Over the past two decades he has contributed to the national arts agenda through his role as Chair of the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools, Chair of Artbank, Chair of the Asialink Visual Arts Advisory Committee and as a Board member of the National Association for the Visual Arts. He is currently Chair of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council.
He has been a commentator on the arts for ABC radio and television and is currently art reviewer for The Australian and a regular contributor to local and national journals. He has published several books and has curated numerous exhibitions, many of which document the visual culture of Western Australia. Ted Snell is also a visual artist and since 1968 he has shown his work in solo exhibitions in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane, and in numerous group exhibition. His work is represented in many public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Artbank.

Roles and responsibilities

2006- Chair, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council
2000-06 Chair of Artbank
2003-2006 Chair Art Craft Design Special
2004 Chair ArtsWA State Living Treasures Panel
2002-04 Chair of the Premier’s Fashion Industry Taskforce
Interest Group of Museums Australia
1999-2002 Chair of the Australian Council of University Art & Design Schools
1999-2001 Chair of the Asialink Visual Arts Crafts Committee.

Previous positions

Chair, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council, since 2007.
Perth based Art Reviewer for The Australian since 1984.

Research

Art Contemporary
Art Contemporary Australian
Art Museums and Museology
Art Criticism
Art Education

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Layer Arts & Humanities
Art Arts & Humanities
Sea Level Arts & Humanities
Porosity Arts & Humanities
Waves Arts & Humanities
Sandstone Arts & Humanities
Fault Arts & Humanities
Dome Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2004 2013

An Artist's Guild

Snell, T., 2013, Two & Sixpence: A Student Century. UWA Student Guild. Cornish, P. (ed.). Perth, Australia

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperOther chapter contribution

Introduction in Orienting: An exhibition in two parts. Ian Fairweather in Western Australian Collections. With or Without You.

Snell, T., Quin, S., Seeto, A. & Chapman, T., 2013, Orienting: An exhibition in two parts. Ian Fairweather in Western Australian Collections. With or Without You.. Crawley, Western Australia: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, p. 11-13

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperOther chapter contribution

LUMINOUSFLUX

Snell, T. & Quin, S., 2013, Not available. Crawley, Western Australia: The University of Western Australia, p. Essay is 2 half pages (of a total of 8)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperOther chapter contribution

LUMINOUSFLUX

Snell, T. & Quin, S., 2013

Research output: Non-traditional research outputExhibition

ORIENTing: Ian Fairweather in Western Australian Collections. With or Without You.

Snell, T., Quin, S., Seeto, A. & Chapman, T., 2013, Not available. Crawley, Western Australia: The University of Western Australia, p. Essay is 4 pages (of a total of 8)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperOther chapter contribution