Professor Ted Snell has been appointed chair of the Australia Council’s visual arts board until December 2009.
Ted Snell is Professor of Contemporary Art, and Dean of Art at the John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University of Technology, Perth. He has made a significant contribution to the Australian visual arts sector through his roles as Chair of Artbank, Chair of the Asialink Visual Arts Advisory Committee, Chair of the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools and as a board member of the National Association for the Visual Arts.
Ted has curated many exhibitions and has published several books and catalogues. He has twice been shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award. Currently he is the Perth art reviewer for The Australian and has been a commentator on the arts for ABC radio and television.
A practising visual artist since 1968, his work has been shown in solo exhibitions in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane, and in group exhibitions throughout Australia. Ted’s work is represented in many public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Artbank and the Art Gallery of Western Australia as well as in private collections in Australia and overseas.