Ms Nic Brown

Collections Curator

Office of Communication, Marketing and Engagement

+61 8 82013252
place Social Sciences North
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Nic Brown is Collections Curator at Flinders University Museum of Art (FUMA) where she leads collection projects and research and oversees the management and care of the University’s art collections. She is curator of Bee-stung Lips: Barbara Hanrahan works on paper 1960-1991 (2021), Ray Harris: Ritual Nature (2021), and in collaboration with Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre, co-curated the multi-site exhibition Tjina Nurna-ka, Pmarra Nurna-kanha, Itla Itla Nurna-kanha: Our Family, Our Country, Our Legacy at the Art Gallery of South Australia and FUMA for Tarnanthi 2019. Brown curated FUMA’s iterations of The Guildhouse Collections Project featuring South Australian artists and was curatorial manager for the exhibitions Patrick Pound: thinking through things (2016) and Crystal Palace (2013), and curator of Divinity, death and nature: European and Australian prints from the Flinders University Art Museum collection (2010). Brown was editor-in-chief for the anthology Speak to me: conversations with the Flinders University art collections (2016), the editor of Head to head: shifting perspectives in Australian portraiture (2018), and has published numerous articles and essays on contemporary Australian art. She guest lectures in Art History & Theory at Adelaide Central School of Art and Indigenous Australian Art at Flinders University.

Teaching interests
  • Australian art history and theory
  • Museum and curatorial practice

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