Prof Paul Gladston
Prof Paul Gladston is the inaugural Judith Neilson Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of New South Wales and was previously Professor of Contemporary Visual Cultures and Critical Theory at the University of Nottingham. His recent book-length publications include Contemporary Chinese Art: A Critical History (2014), which received ‘publication of the year’ at the Award of Art China 2015. He was an academic adviser to the internationally acclaimed exhibition Art of Change: New Directions from China staged at the Hayward Gallery-South Bank Centre London in 2012.
Lynne and Paul are members of the Chinese Contemporary Art Tasmania Inc.; Paul acts as an academic advisor and Lynne as an academic and curatorial adviser to CCAT. Prof Gladston and Dr Howarth-Gladston have an established internationally recognized track record of research into contemporary Chinese art and have been closely involved in the curating of ground-breaking exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art. Both were resident in China between 2005 and 2010 and have established lasting connections with the contemporary artworld in mainland China and Hong Kong as well as more widely in Asia.