Dr Kyla McFarlane

Curator of Academic Programs (Research), Ian Potter Museum of Art
University of Melbourne


Kyla McFarlane is Curator Academic Programs (Research) at The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne. She has worked both independently and held key curatorial positions at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne and Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne. McFarlane has written and curated extensively on visual art in Australasia, with a particular emphasis on lens-based and feminist practice. Her Phd in Visual Culture from Monash University, Melbourne focuses on the relationship between feminism, psychoanalytic theory and contemporary photographic practice. Prior to joining The Ian Potter Museum of Art she was Acting Curatorial Manager, Australian Art at Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane and in 2014 she was an Asialink Arts resident in Singapore.

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