Fiona has worked in the cultural collections sector since 1998 including previous roles in management and research with Museums Australia (Victoria), the Cunningham Dax Collection and Maningrida Arts & Culture. Before this she worked with Rembarrnga and Dalabon speakers in the communities of Bulman and Beswick in southern Arnhem Land as a field linguist employed by the Katherine Regional Aboriginal Language Centre. In 2006 she was a guest-lecturer in Museology at the Reinwardt Academy, Amsterdam School of the Arts and since 2009 has been a regular contributor to courses on Aboriginal Art at Flinders University and the University of Adelaide.
2003 Postgraduate Diploma of Museum Studies, Deakin University, Melbourne
1997 Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics), University of Melbourne
1993 Bachelor of Arts - Honours, University of Melbourne
1991 Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne
As Director of the University's Art Museum and City Gallery, Fiona oversees the development, documentation and care of the University’s art collection. She is also responsible for leading collection-based teaching, learning and research initiatives, and engaging the wider community through exhibitions, outreach and associated events.
Since joining Flinders in 2007 Fiona has curated the following exhibitions: Gooch’s Utopia: collected works from the Central Desert (2008); Buffalo, Bird and Bandicoot (2010); roads cross: contemporary directions in Australian Art (2012) co-curated with Anita Angel and Vivonne Thwaites and Spinifex Country (2013) co-curated with Heidi Pitman and presented in partnership with the South Australian Museum.