Barbara Bolt

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School of Communication and Culture
University of Melbourne

Barbara Bolt is a lecturer in Visual Media at the University of Melbourne in Victoria. She is a practicing artist who has also written extensively on the visual arts. Her book Art Beyond Representation: The Performative Power of the Image has received critical international acclaim and is recognized as engaging a materialist ontology. As an arts writer, she has been published in Australian art magazines including Artlink, Eyeline, Craftswest and Real Time as well as in international refereed journals such as Hypatia, Womens Philosophical Review, Cultural Review and Social Semiotics. Additionally she has had essays published in edited books including Differential Aesthetics: Art practices and philosophies: Towards New Feminist Understandings (2001), Unframed: The Practices and Politics of Women's Painting (2004), Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry (2007) and Sensorium: Aesthetics, Art, Life (forthcoming).

Papers submitted to the Studies in Material Thinking Journal