Alison Carroll

Alison Carroll is Arts Manager for Asialink in Melbourne and is a curator and art consultant specialising in Asia.


Korean heat at the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane
Alison Carroll on the legacy of the Asia Pacific Triennial as the place to see Korean art in Australia
Camouflage: Visual Art and Design in Disguise
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki, Finland 15 June – 7 October 2012
Manifesta 8: Seeking a Dialogue with Africa
Curator and arts manager Alison Carroll visited Manifesta 8 the European Biennial of Contemporary Art held 9 October 2010 - 9 January 2011 in both Murcia and Cartegena in Spain and featuring over 100 artists.
Liverpool Biennial 2010: Touched
Former Head of Asialink Alison Carroll visited Touched the Liverpool Biennial and found 870 artists showing in 400 exhibitions over the 10 weeks of the event.
Stirring II
Curatorial Asia a twenty year perspective
As Director of Asialink Arts Alison Carroll has had twenty years of experience curating and facilitating the curation of exhibitions in or connected to Asia. Her analysis emphasises the complexity and cultural differences experienced by Asian curators in their home countries and looks forward to a more glocal future as they increase their international presence.
Curating : Creating
Istanbul Biennale the 9th Istanbul Biennial
Istanbul is wonderful, especially when a major contemporary art event  the 2005 9th International Istanbul Biennial - complements Ottoman glories, the odd bit of 5th century Christian Emperor Justinian, eponymous baths, acres of bazaar, and an elegant gloss on life.
Art History: Go Figure
Asia Pacific Triennial 2002 - Starry Night
When talking about non-Indo-European cultures, we are taking on board profound differences in how we arrange our worlds. The 2002 Asia Pacific Triennial endeavours to present art from these cultures through various treatments of time and space relations.
New Museums, New Agendas
Myths and Histories: A Vietnamese Story
The inside story of the first selection of a Vietnamese artist for the Asia-Pacific Triennial. Vietnamese artists in the early 1990s were free to make art of their choice, as the grip of state-run culture began to relax. The significance of the resulting elegiac romantic paintings was lost on some critics of the Triennial who did not appreciate this history. The curatorial structuring of the Triennial helped to go beyond the official line of ministries of culture.
The Long Stare: Seeing Contemporary Asian art Now
Making Asian Art Accessible to Westerners
Review of book 'Modern Art in Thailand, 19th and 20th Centuries' By Apinan Poshyananda Published by OUP, Singapore, 1992. An exemplary study of this period tracing traditional practice, regional categories, ethnic divisions, foreign arrivals, and the advent of modernism and westernisation in art and life. The reader gains insight into Buddhism and social structures including kingship in the course of looking at this complex history.
Contemporary Arts of the Region: SE Asia & Australia
Asialink Making Pathways for Art (Part of Australia/Asia, Striking Up Conversations)
Asialink an organisation to encourage a better working understanding amongst Australians of Asia, was set up in Victoria in 1990. Since 1991 Asialink has organised a series of exhibitions of Australian art touring varoius Asian countries. Policy to always send an Australian curator and/or one of the artists to each venue to provide the human link. Artists' residencies are also an important part of the progam.
Contemporary Arts of the Region: SE Asia & Australia
Art and Racism: Inter-National Issues
The way that I want to convey that meaning [racism] here is to use a small number of relatively random examples of current art/race = art/power debates from around the world. They give a flavour of the issues. They have obvious relevance to Australia's relationship to the rest of the world, as well as to relationships within Australia.
Arts in a Multicultural Australia
Modernism and Post Modernism in Asian Art
Review of conference at the Australian National University Canberra, 22 -25 March 1991. Organised by the Humanities Research Centre and the Department of Art History ANU.
Art & Education
To Have and To Hold: Art Museum Departments
One of the things which continues to fascinate me about museums is how, despite the vast amount of talk about displaying material culture, the often personal, often idiosyncratic, often haphazard decisions about departments are very rarely mentioned. Yet these decisions are central to much of the museum's collection, display, exhibitions and research programme.
Museums on the Edge
Art in Vietnam Now
A report from a week's visit to art schools, museums, galleries and artists' organisations in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City October 1990.
10th Birthday Issue
Glue and Yeast: Asian Perceptions and the Year 2000
The perception of 'culture' underlies all our relations in Asia. What are we? Are we as we are perceived? It is a really pertinent, dynamic interesting moment in our history, and in a wider world, in the history of this region.
Looking at the Republic
Asialink's Exhibition Program: A Sampling
Describes Asialink's exhibition program which commenced in 1991 at the same time as the residency program with funding from the VACB and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The Big Pond: Australian Artists Overseas
Residencies in Asia
Examines Asialink's artist in residency program. Complete with a list of Visual Arts/Crafts Residency destinations.
The Big Pond: Australian Artists Overseas
Cementa NAVA Unley Museum Country Arts SA