Tammy Hulbert

Dr Tammy Wong Hulbert

Lecturer

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DSCSchool of Art


Contemporary Art and Social Transformation (CAST) 


Email: tammy.hulbert@rmit.edu.au


Phone: +613 9925 3981 


Campus: Melbourne City


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Profile photo of Dr Tammy Wong Hulbert. Tammy is looking directly at the camera and standing in front of black background. Tammy's head is slightly tilted.

Contact details

DSCSchool of Art


Contemporary Art and Social Transformation (CAST) 


Email: tammy.hulbert@rmit.edu.au


Phone: +613 9925 3981 


Campus: Melbourne City


Programs

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Dr Tammy Wong Hulbert is an artist, curator and academic based in Melbourne, lecturing in the Masters of Arts (Arts Management) program in Curatorial subjects.

Overview

Tammy's art practice focuses on the multi-layered and fragmented 'hyphenated' space between cultures, influenced by her families' intergenerational connection between China and Australia. 

Her recent research projects under the framework of 'curating inclusive cities' have often involved a socially engaged practice working with various urban communities, in particular addressing issues of migration, belonging and the role of art in encouraging an inclusive city. 

Tammy also worked with the contemporary Chinese art community, Beijing, China in the early 2000s. This experience had a profound impact on her own outlook towards contemporary art practices encouraging an interest in art practices that are more open ended and expressive of social concerns. She was also a curator and arts manager in Sydney for Newcontemporaries Gallery and The City of Sydney. In 2012 she completed her PhD researching 'The City as a Curated Space' at RMIT University, investigating how the urban condition has an impact on the way artists and urban communities are able to engage with these environments, offering an alternative model of exhibition to the traditional museology. 

Tammy has taught in fine arts, art history, arts and cultural management and curatorial subjects in Melbourne and Hong Kong at RMIT University and the University of Melbourne. 

For further information, visit www.tammywonghulbert.com.

FAR FLUNG: CONNECTING INTERGENERATIONAL FAMILIES

A project led by Dr Tammy Wong Hulbert.

In partnership with the City of Manningham Partners: Birralee Primary School, Chinese Community Social Services and The Chinese Museum Funded by Creative Victoria's Creative Suburbs program, 2019, video produced by Sofi Basseghi.

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Industry experience

Selected Exhibitions / Public Art Projects:

  • Dancing Place: Corhanwarrabul, Mt Dandenong, Vic, curated by Dr Gretel Taylor, November, 2020 
  • Hidden Rookwood Sculpture Walk, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales, curated by Dr Kath Fries, September 2019 
  • Force of Nature, curated by Gretel Taylor, Yarra Ranges Museum, September 2019 
  • Waipo (Grandmothers), The Chinese Museum, curated by Joyce Agee & Nicholas Chin, April 2018 
  • Transient Home City, Hyphenated, The Substation, Newport, curated by Phuong Ngo and Tammy Wong Hulbert, March-April 2018 
  • Anonymous Sojourners in the Australian Bush, St Andrews, Victoria, Living in the Landscape Public Art Incubator, Nillumbik Shire, December 2017 
  • Belonging & the Transient Home, collaborative public art project with the Vicseg Iranian Asylum Seekers Social Health Group, Broadmeadows, 3 April 2016 
  • Flavours of Glenroy, Post Office Place, Glenroy, Victoria, collaborative public art project, May 2014

Selected Curated Exhibitions:

  • Skilled Hand, Shared Culture, RMIT Gallery, October 2020 
  • The new (ab)normal, RMIT Gallery, co-curated by Helen Rayment, June 2020 
  • Far Flung: Connecting Intergenerational Families, Maningham Art Gallery, City of Manningham, Creative Victoria, November, 2019 
  • Ancient Now, Garland Magazine, China Issue, on-line exhibition, June, 2019 
  • Hyphenated, co-curated by Phuong Ngo, The Substation, March-April, 2018 
  • HK ID, Chinese Museum, Melbourne, curator and artist, October - December 2013 
  • Lumens Festival: Curating the Ancient City, co-curated by Geoff Hogg, Shane Hulbert and Clare Leporati, Ping Jiang Road Canals, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, May, 2012 
  • Gateway: Melbourne 2011, Chinese Museum, Melbourne, curator and artist, April 2011 
  • Meridians: Shanghai 2010, East China Normal University Gallery, Shanghai, China, curator, 2010.
     

Industry Positions

Art Lecturing:

  • RMIT University, Lecturer, Masters of Arts (Arts Management) & International Co-ordinator, School of Art, Melbourne, 2017+ 
  • RMIT University, Art in Global Cities and Studio Critique, Lecturer, School of Art, Hong Kong, January, 2017 
  • RMIT University, Art History and Theory 2 Lecturer, Art in Global Cities, School of Art, Hong Kong, July, 2016 
  • RMIT University, Art History and Theory 1 & 2, Tutor and Internship, Lecturer, School of Art, Melbourne, Vic, 2014-6 
  • University of Melbourne, Arts and Cultural Management in Asia, Lecturer, 2013-7 
  • University of Melbourne, Contemporary Art Tutor and Lecturer, School of Culture and Communication, Melbourne, Vic, 2014-5 
  • RMIT University, Art in Global Cities Tutor, School of Art, Melbourne, Vic, 2014-6 

Art Research Positions:

  • RMIT University, Research Fellow, A Skilled Hand and Cultivated mind: A guide to the Architecture and Art of RMIT University, Vice-Chancellors Office, Melb, Vic, 2012 
  • RMIT University, Research Assistant, School of Art, Melbourne, Vic, 2011-13 
  • RMIT University, Research Assistant, Design Research Institute, Intervention through Art, Melbourne, Vic, 2009-10 

Art Curating & Exhibition Management:

  • Chinese Museum, Exhibitions Co-ordinator, Melbourne, Vic, 2012 
  • Customs House, Exhibitions Co-ordinator, City of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2004-8 
  • Newcontemporaries Gallery, Curator, Sydney, NSW, 2002-4 
  • Art Publishing Positions 
  • East West Arts, Managing Editor, Sydney, NSW, 2004 
  • Australian Art Review, Deputy Editor, Sydney, NSW, 2002-4 
  • Chinese-art.com, Marketing Manager, New Art Media, Beijing, China, 2000-2 

Art Panels and Consultations:

  • NETS Victoria, Board Member, 2021+ 
  • Creative Victoria, Chair of the Arts Panel, 2019 
  • Creative Victoria, Creators Fund Assessor, 2017 
  • City of Melbourne's Grants & Sponsorship Advisory panel, 2016 
  • City of Melbourne's Public Art Advisory Panel, 2011-2012 
  • City of Moreland's Arts & Culture Strategy, consulting advisor, 2011-16 
  • Many Moons Group, Chair 2012-13, member 2009-13 
  • Quong Tart Centenary Commemorative Committee, member, 2004 
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Research

Tammy's research interests are predominantly focused around 'Curating Inclusive Cities' researching the curation and development of relational art projects with diverse immigrant community, often marginalised in globalising cities. Her research practice stems from her industry experience of working as both an artist and curator, with a particular interest in caring for the voices of the diverse diaspora communities.

Research keywords

Contemporary Art, Curating, Arts Management, Urban Art Practices, Site specific Practices, Socially engaged Art, Chinese and Asian Contemporary Art, Diaspora, Migration

Research output summary

10

Publications

6

Projects

2

Awards

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Supervisor interest areas

Curating contemporary art, urbanisation and art, arts management, art in public space practice and management, ceramics and installation art, contemporary Asian art and diasporic art 

Supervisor projects

  • Contemporary Southeast Asian women artists: Curatorial dialogue and curation in Australia - Masters 
  • Contemporizing Picture Recitation for urban audiences - PhD 
  • Silent Conversations: to create a dialogue between audience and crafted jewellery through enamels and metalwork - Masters 
  • Change of Perceptions: Online-Only Asian Art Auctions - PhD 

Feature publications

Curating Inclusive Cities: Melbourne as a Case Study

Journal of Environmental Studies, 66, 32 - 68 

Hulbert, T.W (2020)

Curating Inclusive Cities through Food and Art

Multimodal Technologies and Interactions, 2, 1 - 11 

Hulbert, T.W (2018).

Curating the City: Encouraging Sustainabilty

R. Horne, J. Fien, B. Beza and A. Nelson (Eds.) Sustainability Citizenship in Cities (p. 187-198)

Hulbert, T. W (2016).

Key publications by year

  • Hulbert, T.W (2020). Curating Inclusive Cities: Melbourne as a Case Study In: Journal of Environmental Studies, 66, 32 - 68
  • Hulbert, T.W (2020). The Art of Inclusivity: Using Art to Welcome New Migrant Communities, The Commons Social Change Library. 
  • Lanson, K.,Badham, M.,Hulbert, T.W (2020). #unmaskedselfiesinsolidarity From Digital Artivism to the Collective Care of Social Art in Public Space In: Journal of Public Space, 5, 87 - 106
  • Hulbert, T. W (2017). Applying the Creative City: Curating Art in Urban Spaces. In E. M. Grierson (Ed.) Transformations, Art and the City, UK: Intellect.
  • Hulbert, T. W (2016). Curating the City: Encouraging Sustainabilty. In R. Horne, J. Fien, B. Beza and A. Nelson (Eds.) Sustainability Citizenship in Cities (p. 187-198) UK: Routledge. 
  • Hulbert, S. & Hulbert, T.W (Ed.) (2013). Lumens Festival: Curating the Ancient City, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. (Intro and Interview)
  • Hogg, G. & Wong. T. (2011). Curating as Activism, In D. Forrest (Ed.), Curator in the Academy (pp.67-80). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 
  • Wong. T. (2011). Framing the City as Curated Space, In D. Forrest (Ed.), Curator in the Academy (pp. 131-155). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing 
  • Wong, T. (2011). Here Today Gone Tomorrow. Public Art Review, 42, 28-31.  
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Feature projects

The new (ab)normal

In: The new (ab)normal Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 

2020

Far Flung: Connecting Intergenerational Families

In: Far Flung: Connecting Intergenerational Families Melbourne, Australia 

2019

NA

In: Hyphenated Melbourne, Australia 

2018

Key projects by year

  • Hulbert, T.W (2020). The new (ab)normal In: The new (ab)normal Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Hulbert, T.W, McQuilten, G.,Rayment, H.,Nguyen, H.,Ngoc, L. (2020). Skilled Hands, Shared Culture In: RMIT Gallery Melbourne, Australia
  • Badham, M.,Hulbert, T.W (2020). Pedestrian Poetics for Public Space In: Dancing Place: Corhanwarrabul Dandenong Ranges, Australia
  • Hulbert, T.W (2019). Two Wongs Making a White II In: Hidden Rookwood Sculptures 2019 Rookwood, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Hulbert, T.W(2019). Far Flung: Connecting Intergenerational Families In: Far Flung: Connecting Intergenerational Families Melbourne, Australia 
  • Hulbert, T.W (2018). NA In: Hyphenated Melbourne, Australia
  • Hulbert, T.W (2018). Two Wongs Making a White In: Waipo (Grandmothers) Melbourne, Victoria
  • Badham, M., Hulbert, T.W (2018). Five Weeks in Spring: An Emotional Map of Lilydale In: Force of Nature, Yarra Ranges Regional Gallery, Lilydale, Australia
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Awards

Australian Council of Universities and Design Schools (ACUADS) Innovation in Research Award

Award date: 2021

Recipients: Tammy Hulbert

RMIT University, School of Art, Teaching Award

Award date: 2020

Recipients: Tammy Hulbert

Key awards by year

  • Australian Post Graduate Award (APA) Scholarship, 2008-11 
  • Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Top Up Scholarship, 2008-11 
  • Gene & Brian Sherman Art Administration Scholarship, UNSWAD, 2006
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Grants

  • Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant, Vital Arts: Skilling Young People for the Future, 2021
  • Creative Victoria, Creative Suburbs, Far Flung: Connecting Intergenerational Families, 2019
  • Meridians Shanghai 2010 - Art & Sound in Public Space, funded by: Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development (DIIRD) Contract from (2010 to 2010)
  • Meridians: Art & Sound in Public Space (DFAT). Funded by: DFAT International Cultural Council from (2010 to 2010)
  • Meridians Shanghai 2010 - Art & Sound in Public Space, funded by: Creative Victoria Grant (2010 to 2013) 
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Public and media engagements

2019

  • Two Wongs making a white, by Derek Schlennstedt, Ranges Trader, 19 July, 2019 

2018

  • Asian Australian Art Goes Online, by Devana Senanayake, The Quo, 5 October, 2018 
  • Redefining Identity through Community Arts Projects, by Devana Senanayake, Right Now, 2 October, 2018 
  • Linking Art and Nature, Mountain Views Mail, 13 September, 2018 
  • Parallel Lines, Interview with Beth Atkinson-Quinton with Phuong Ngo and Tammy Wong Hulbert on Hyphenated, Triple RRR, 14 February, 2018

2016

  • Helping new migrants integrate in the local is a good way to gain a sense of belonging, on Belonging and the Transient Home, Ao Wei Bang, Chinese Media, 10 May, 2016 
  • Chinese Australian Female artist has a coup in assisting new migrants, on Belonging and the Transient Home, Powerapple, Chinese community news, 10 May, 2016 
  • Chinese Female Artist uses art to help migrants, on Belonging and the Transient Home, Mel Today, Australian-Chinese community news, 10 May, 2016 
  • Australian Chinese: Chinese Female uses art to act as a bridge to assist with the integration of new migrants, on Belonging and the Transient Home, On.CC, Hong Kong, 10 May, 2016 
  • Creative initiative links migrants with communities via art, on Belonging and the Transient Home, Natalie Savino, Hume Leader, 9 May, 2016 

2015

  • RRR Radio, On the Blower with Tony Biggs, speaking on The Great Mobile Edible Garden Race, 20 March, 2015 
  • Northwest FM, The Bash Radio Show, Speaking on The Great Mobile Edible Garden Race, 19 March, 2015 

2014

  • Herbal Remedy: Artists cook up unique experiment, front page of the newspaper and article on the Flavours of Glenroy project, Moreland Leader, 28 July, 2014 
  • Edible art project unites diverse community - RMIT University News, article on the Flavours of Glenroy project, 21 July, 2014 

2013

  • The artistic identity of Hong Kong: exhibition - RMIT University News, article about the HK ID exhibition, 15 October, 2013 
  • Art and Soul - RMIT News, Interview with Dr Tammy Wong Hulbert on Public Art in urban lane ways, June 13, 2013 

2012

  • Lumens Arts: Promoting Australia-China ties, Meld Magazine, by Grace Yew, December 12, 2012 

2011

  • Gateway: Melbourne 2011 - SBS Radio interview with Mark Wang Deputy Chairman of the Museum of Chinese Australian History and Tammy Wong as artist & curator, Sunday 24 April, 2011 
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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.