E L L A  D R E Y F U S

Contemporary Art Photography Research

Academic Appointments Research

Academic Qualifications


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


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


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

Doctoral and Post Doctoral Research


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


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

Professional Appointments


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


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


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

Conference and Symposium Presentations


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

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


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


Voyeurs of Shame, Body Horror Interdisciplinary Net Conference, Sydney 

Eat Weigh Art Art Forum, National Art School, Sydney


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


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


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


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

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