Jan Bryant is based in Monash University's Department of Fine Arts (Theory and History). 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,

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


Research output

  1. Fiona Macdonald: Means as Means

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

  2. For the Common Good

    Research output: ResearchCreative Work

  3. Adelle Mills

    Research output: ResearchCatalogue

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  1. Explainer: Cubism

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