Vanessa is passionate about promoting ideas and culture through visual communication and storytelling.
Over the past 6 years, Vanessa has worked at the Australian Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Gallery of NSW, and Art & Australia / ARTAND Foundation.
Her writing and photography work have been featured in Art Almanac, the Singapore Art Gallery Guide, Curium magazine, and Popsugar Australia. And most recently, her chapter on 19th Century glass plate photography was printed in Capturing Nature published by NewSouth press and the Australian Museum.
Vanessa is an all-round creative who combines her knowledge of art theory and the museum industry with photography and graphic design, in order to create unique creative content.
Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Art Theory (Hons I) from the University of New South Wales and a Certificate IV in Design from Shillington College. Her research interests currently focus on documentary photography and art in the Asia-Pacific region.
Behind the scenes // we should all be feminists
Bachelor of art theory (Hons I)
University of NSw art & Design (2014)
Honours thesis: ‘Grey Zones and Yellow Signal: The works of Wang Jianwei and Redefining the Boundaries of Contemporary Chinese Art.'
Research focused on photography theory, dark room photography, Chinese cinema, museums and trauma, and writing for art and design.
Certificate IV in design
shillington college (2019)
Skilled across the Adobe Suite including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
Design applications for typesetting, print, packaging, branding, campaign rollout, app and web design (user interface), illustration, creative direction and styling.
‘Finance for the Non-Financial Manager’ - Centre for Continuing Education (the University of Sydney)
‘Cultural Competence - Aboriginal Sydney’ - Coursera (the University of Sydney)
‘Editing and Proofreading’ - Centre for Continuing Education (the University of Sydney)
writing // ‘the glass plate technique’