Dr John Hayward

Adjunct Academic Status

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

John is a multi-disciplinary archaeologist and visual artist. His archaeological research has focused on Indigenous Australian rock art and material culture but currently is interested in the nexus between contemporary visual arts, archaeology and the environment.


2017 PhD: “Reading the Signs: Depictions of People and Things in the Rock Art of Mirarr Country, Kakadu, NT, Australia” Australian National University, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Canberra, Australia.

2011 Bachelor of Archaeology (Honours 1st class): “Toolkits and Utility” Flinders University – Sth Australia. Leicester University – UK

1993 Diploma of Applied Visual Art North Adelaide School of Art

Honours, awards and grants

2012 Research Scholarship - 3.5 years. Australian National University.

2011 University Medal. Flinders University.

2010 The Department of Archaeology Staff Prize.

2008 IDP Overseas Study Scholarship.

Supervisory interests
Aboriginal archaeology
Australian Indigenous art and material culture