Jennifer enters Art History from a teaching background in languages and culture. Her interests lie especially in Japanese art and its cross-cultural influences. Following successful completion of her MA thesis, she is currently undertaking PhD studies on the formation of Japanese art collections in Australia with particular reference to the Art Gallery of South Australia. Her Masters thesis examined the calligraphic screens of Ichikawa Beian in the Gallery's collection.
It is this combination of the theoretical framework provided by the University of Adelaide and the practical application afforded by the Art Gallery collection which has made study in the Art History course so satisfying.
Jennifer is a Gallery Guide and works part-time as a Curatorial Researcher in Asian Art at the Art Gallery, and tutors in the Art History program in Asian art courses and Curatorial and Museum Studies courses.