Anne Kirker photographed by
Christine Webster 2006



Anne Kirker has a Diploma of Fine Arts with Honours from the University of Auckland, a Master of Arts in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. The topic of her thesis is `Printmaking as an Expanding Field in Contemporary Art Practice: A case study of Japan, Australia and Thailand’.

Work Experience (see CV)

Anne Kirker commenced her curatorial career at the Auckland City Art Gallery followed by the National Art Gallery in Wellington (now Te Papa) where she was Senior Curator. During 1988 – 2001, Anne was Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at Queensland Art Gallery followed by Senior Curator (Special Projects) for Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. Since 2006, she has been a Free-lance Consultant, Curator and Writer.

Because of her overseas training and experience, she has judged print awards in Japan, contemporary art awards in New Zealand, written for international artist dictionaries (on-line and hard-copy) and valued European, Pacific and Asian works for public art galleries in Australia.

As a Doctor of Philosophy and with experience as a former art student, Anne is in demand as an examiner for the University sector in Australia and New Zealand.

She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Queensland College of Art.