Ms Barbara Hall

PGrad. Dip.(Art History), BA, Dip. Journ.

School of Design
Swinburne University of Technology
Research Expertise
Design for development, Australian post-war design history (PhD topic)
Barbara Hall is a published historian in art and design, and a university subject convenor, teacher and lecturer in design theory, with a special interest in design as an accelerator for social and economic development. She is completing a doctorate in Australian design history at Monash University. 
Barbara has been published in Design Issues and presented part of her PhD research at the 2010 PopCAANZ Conference. 
A background of several years in journalism in Australia and overseas, in research and womens art activism; created opportunities as a freelance art curator of seven exhibitions including one at the AGNSW; and contributor to four major publications on women artists and photographers. Barbara was active in the Lip magazine collective; and co-authored Australian Women Photographers 1840-1960. The latter was also the subject of a major national touring exhibition for state and regional public galleries. 
Several of her self-initiated arts projects have been funded by the Visual Arts Board (2 grants), the Myer Foundation and the Victorian Government. 
Barbara Hall has managed several SME film, community video and publishing organisations and been a communications consultant in arts, education and other sectors. From 1992 to 94 she was on the board of Melbourne’s CCP (Centre for Contemporary Photography).
Industry Experience
  • School of Design, Swinburne University of Technology (2007 – ongoing)
  • Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University – Subject convenor (2011)
  • Queen Victoria Womens Centre – Editor of 5 print & online publications (2008-2012)
  • Open Learning Australia – Editor of course materials
  • Victoria University (TAFE) – Teacher
  • Commission for the Future. Writer and conference coordinator – 6 contracts
  • Museum of Surfing, Torquay – Foundation historical research