Tess Allas

Tess Allas has worked in the field of
Aboriginal visual arts and community
cultural development since the early
1990s and has a Masters in Curatorship
and Modern Art from the University
of Sydney. She is the main contributor
of Aboriginal artist biographies for the
´┐ŻStorylines Project´┐Ż on the Dictionary
of Australian Artists Online. Currently
Associate Lecturer at the College of
Fine Arts, University of NSW, Tess is the
assistant guest editor of this issue.


Black prints* @ Cicada Press
Cicada Press is a research group within the School of Art at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (COFA UNSW). For the past six years Cicada Press, with Tess Allas from the School of Art History and Art Education, have been working closely with a number of Aboriginal artists from across the country.
Indigenous: Re-visions
unDisclosed: second National Indigenous Art Triennial
Curator: Carly Lane National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 11 May – 22 July 2012
Euraba Paper Company, Boggabilla
Associate Lecturer at the College of Fine Art in Sydney Tess Allas writes about when she was NSW Regional Indigenous Cultural Officer and first met the women of Boggabilla who formed the Euraba Paper Company which won the Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize in 2010.
Indigenous: Beauty & Terror
History is a weapon: Fiona Foley history teacher
Badtjala woman Fiona Foley is a sculptor, installation artist, painter, printmaker, photographer, public artist, curator, lecturer and public speaker. Her work addresses lacunae and silences in Australian history, opening wounds and drawing attention to important topics of the past and how it affects the present.
Blak on Blak
Lives of the 'settled' artists
Tess Allas is the Researcher of Storylines, an ARC funded project officially titled This Side of the Frontier: Indigenous Artists in Settled Australia. It focuses on biographies of Aboriginal artists from all over Australia except for the remote regions. Storylines can be found online at - the DAAO (Dictionary of Australian Artists Online - now rechristened Design and Art of Australasia Online).
Changing Climates in Arts Publishing
NAVA Bendigo Art Gallery Australian Body Art Festival Samstag