E L L A  D R E Y F U S

Contemporary Art Photography Research

Academic Appointments Research

Academic Qualifications

2012     

Doctor of Philosophy, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales

1990     

Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

1985     

Bachelor of Visual Arts, City Art Institute, Sydney College of Advanced Education


Doctoral and Post Doctoral Research

2014    

The Wobbly Hub and Double Spokes Research Project, Collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney

Distributed Intimacies, Banff Research in Culture Program, The Banff Centre, Canada

2004-2012    

Doctoral Research completed at the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW


Professional Appointments

2008-2017

Head of Public Programs and Senior Lecturer in Photography, National Art School, Darlinghurst, Sydney

1990-2017       

Visiting lecturer and sessional lecturer at numerous Australian universities and art colleges

1987-1997        

Lecturer in Photography, Sydney Institute of Tertiary and Further Education Conference


Conference and Symposium Presentations


​2016

Body bold, body old, body beautiful, presentation at Arts Health Institute Conference, National Institute of Dramatic Art, Sydney
Body bold, body beautiful Artist’s presentation for Creative Mamas, Sydney
2015    

Je m’appelle Dreyfus, je suis juive Artists’ talk for Photo Soiree, Sydney

2014

Je m’appelle Dreyfus, je suis juive: Sites/Sights of Trauma, Autobiography, Photography and Representation, The Future of the Past: Representing the Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Trauma in the 21st Century, Deakin University, Melbourne

Je m’appelle Dreyfus, je suis juive, Art Forum, National Art School, Sydney

Je m’appelle Dreyfus, je suis juive, Postgraduate Symposium, University of Sydney

Ella Dreyfus Artist Talk, Visual Arts Lecture Program, The Banff Centre, Canada

2013

Voyeurs of Shame, Body Horror Interdisciplinary Net Conference, Sydney 

Eat Weigh Art Art Forum, National Art School, Sydney

2012    

Visual embodiment: feminism, photography and failure, Australian College of Applied Psychology, Sydney

2010    

Scumbag and the photography of Ella Dreyfus Representing Motherhood in the Arts, Literature, Media and Popular Culture and Mamapalooza Conference, New York City

Child Photographer or Child Pornographer? Head-On Photography Festival Seminar, Sydney

Weight and Sea, Art and Health Symposium, University of Newcastle

Behind Closed Doors: giving space to the world of silence, with Dr Maree Stenglin, International Conference on Multimodality, University of Technology, Sydney

2009    

Punishing Silence; Violence and the Contexts of Hostility, IDNet Conference, Budapest

2008    

Under Twelves New Histories, New Practices Conference, Australian National University

Bliss, Blasphemy and Belief, Blake Prize for Religious Art Symposium, Sydney