This month local photographer Denise Ferris took up the role of Head of The Australian National University’s (ANU) School of Art.
More information about her photography and current projects can be found here.
Ferris joined the ANU ranks in 1987, teaching photography for what she thought would only be for one semester.
“I taught a course called The Real Thing based on my thesis about conceptual art. I was coming here for a semester and was just going away – but, I’ve just never gone away,” Ferris says.
In her time at ANU Ferris has been a Senior Lecturer in Photography, Post Graduate Coursework and Honours Convenor and Associate Dean (Education) of the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences. She is also an elected member of the University’s Academic Board.
In 2011 Ferris won the national Distinguished Teaching Award from the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools.