Dr Hickey
Dr Hickey
 
Positions:
  • Honorary Research Fellow, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, The University of Queensland
  • Independent Scholar and Lecturer
  • Director, International Ukiyo-e Society, Japan
  • Accredited Valuer, Cultural Gifts Program, Commonwealth Government of Australia
  
Contact Details:
 
Email: g.hickey@uq.edu.au
 
 
Biography:
 
Gary has lived and worked in Asia for seven years studying traditional Japanese printmaking in Japan. He worked for fifteen years in the National Gallery of Victoria and the National Gallery of Australia, in the later institution as a senior curator of Asian art. In this role he curated the first major exhibition of Edo period Japanese art held in Australia, Beauty & Desire in Edo period Japan and later curated the Japanese art component of the exhibition, Monet & Japan. Catalogues accompanied both these exhibitions. Gary lectures and has published in both Australia and internationally. He is a director of the prestigious Tokyo-based arts organization, the International Ukiyo-e Society and was a contributing author to both the 2006 Hotei Encyclopedia of Japanese Woodblock Prints and the 2014 Vocabularie de la spatialité japonaise. Gary currently lives in Kyoto, Japan and teaches Japanese art history at Kwansei Gakuin University.
 
 
Research Strengths:
 
Gary has an abiding interest in Asia having lived and studied in various counties in the region for more than thirty years. His particular strengths are in the art and culture of Japan. He has studied traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking in Japan and is Australia's leading authority on the Japanese Edo period 'Art of the Floating World' (ukiyo-e). Gary's current research interests deal with the history of public Japanese art collections in Australia as well as woodblock prints of the Meiji period.
 
 
Current Projects:
 
Gary is advising the National Library of Australia in the development of their Japanese print collection as well as preparing for a major exhibition of Japanese Meiji period woodblock prints that he is curating at that institution in 2017.
 
 
Research Grants and Awards (since 2011):
  • 2013 Visiting Research Scholar, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2012 Japan Fellowship, National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia
  • 2011-12 Visiting Research Scholar, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan
 
Select Publications (since 2011):
Book Chapters
  • “Cultural divide: Japanese art in Australia”, in Japan Review, Kyoto: International Research Center for Japanese Studies (forthcoming).
  • Sansui-ga’, in Vocabulaire de la spatialité japonaise, Paris: Centre national de la recherche scientifique, 2014.
  • ‘Western perspective-Japanese vision’, in Pour un Vocabulaire de la Spatialité Japonaise, Kyoto: International Research Center for Japanese Studies, 2013, pp. 153-158.
  • ‘Western influences on Japanese landscape painting’, in Proceedings of East Asia Forum for Japanese Studies, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, 26 November, 2011.
 
Refereed Journal Articles
  • ‘Illustrating Stories: The NLA Clough collection of Meiji period Japanese woodblock print frontispieces’, in The National Library Magazine, Canberra: The National Library of Australia, 2013.
  • Gary Hickey, ‘Western perspective – Japanese vision’, in Philippe Bonnon, Nishida Masatsugu and Inaga Shigemi (eds.), Pour un Vocabulaire de la Spatialité Japonaise, Kyoto: International Research Center for Japanese Studies, 2012, pp. 153-158.
  • Gary Hickey and Amy Reigle Newland, ‘Novel images: kuchi-e from the Clough collection at the National Library of Australia’, in Andon, issue 93, Leiden, The Netherlands: The Society for Japanese Arts, 2012, pp. 5-18.
  • Gary Hickey, ‘Storytelling in Japanese Art’, in Asian Studies Review, Volume 36, Issue 4, 2012, Special Issue: Queer Asian Subjects, pp. 559-560.
 
Recent Presentations (since 2011):
  • “Cultural divide: Japanese art in Australia”, Sophia University, Tokyo, 26-27 July 2014.
  • “Japanese prints from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston collection”, Shepparton Art Museum, Thursday 21 March 2013.
  • “Melodrama in Meiji Japan: Woodblock printed frontispieces from the Clough Collection of the National Library of Australia”, National Library of Australia, Canberra, Wednesday 17 October and Wednesday 24 October 2012.
  • “Utagawa Hiroshige’s Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō”, Thursday 12 July (exhibition opening speech) and Saturday 14 July 2012 public talk, Japan Foundation, Sydney.
  • “Western perspective – Japanese vision”, Saturday 12 May 2012, Pour un Vocabulair de la spatialité japonaise, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan.
  • “Japanese art in Australia”, March 2012, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan.
  • “Digitisation programs for the teaching of art history and art curatorship”, February 2012, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan.
  • “Western influences on Japanese landscape painting”, Department of Japanese Language & Culture College of Languages and Cultures (Ansan), Hanyang University, Seoul , Korea, 26 November, 2011.
  

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