Dr Greg Lehman
McKenzie Post-Doctoral Fellow
School of Culture and Communications, University of Melbourne
Greg Lehman is a McKenzie Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Tasmanian artist, curator, writer and commentator on history, identity and place. Descended from the Trawulwuy people of north east Tasmania his creative works explore the impact of colonisation on Tasmania’s social fabric. In 2017, Greg curated the development of First Tasmanians, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery’s first permanent Indigenous gallery. Lehman was a foundation member of the National Museum of Australia’s Indigenous Reference Group, and is Indigenous Advisor to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart. He received the 2016 AAANZ award for ‘Best Art Writing by an Indigenous Australian for his essay Benjamin Duterrau: the Art of Conciliation and has collaborated with numerous visual artists who seek to engage with Tasmanian’s deep history and culture, including Tom Nicholson, Nigel Helyer and Imants Tillers. In 2018, together with Tim Bonyhady, he recently co-curated The National Picture: the Art of Tasmania’s Black War, a major touring exhibition on the work of Benjamin Duterrau and other Tasmanian colonial artists that opened at the National Gallery of Australia.