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Gary Dufour

Adj/A/Prof Gary Dufour

Adjunct Associate Professor
Design, UWA School of

Contact details
Address
UWA School of Design
The University of Western Australia (M433)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Email
gary.dufour@uwa.edu.au
Biography
Gary Dufour is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Design, Faculty of Art, Business, Law and Education at the University of Western Australia where he teaches the history of 20th and 21st century art in America. Gary is approved to value international and Australian art for the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, a Director of the Cruthers Art Foundation, an Advisory Board member for the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, and a member of the UWA Cultural Collections Board. Formerly the Chief Curator | Deputy Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia where he worked from 1983-1987, and from 1995 to 2013; Gary is a Fellow of the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, and from 1988 to 1995 was the Senior Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Key research
Gary Dufour received an MFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. A specialist in international contemporary art, he publishes, lectures and is recognized as a leading authority on artists Jeff Wall and Howard Taylor. His current research focus is the preparation of volume two of the Jeff Wall Catalogue Raisonné 2005 – 2018 and Lawrence Weiner’s dairies & projects for the Southern Hemisphere. Recent projects include: William Kentridge The Refusal of Time at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (2014); Jeff Wall Photographs at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2012-13); and Van Gogh, Dalí and Beyond: The World Reimagined (2013); William Kentridge: Shadow Quartet (2011); Peggy Guggenheim: a Collection in Venice (2010).
Publications
Dufour, G. (2012). Jeff Wall: Photographs. Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria.
Dufour, G. (2011). William Kentridge: Shadow Quartet. Perth: Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Dufour, G., Lane, C. et al. (2008). Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards. Perth: Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Dufour, G. (2006). Rodney Glick and Lynnette Voevodin: 24Hr Panoramas. Perth: Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Dufour, G. (2003). Howard Taylor: Phenomena. Perth: Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Dufour. G., Smith, T., and Mulcaire, T. (2000). Home. Perth: Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Dufour, G. (1999). Max Pam. In: Max Pam: Indian Ocean Journals. Gottingen: Steidl Verlag, 202-203.
Dufour, G. (1999). Terence Johnson Commencement Bay. Tacoma: Tacoma Art Museum.
Dufour, G., and Smith, T. (1998) Susan Norrie. Perth: Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Dufour, G. (1997). Allan Sekula: Geography Lesson Canadian Notes. Cambridge MA: The MIT Press.
Dufour, G. (1997). Attentive Vision. In: Lightness & Gravity. Melbourne: Museum of Modern Art at Heide.
Dufour, G. (1994). Jochen Gerz: People Speak. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery.
Dufour, G.(1994). Gerald Ferguson: The Initial Alphabet. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery.
Dufour, G. ed. (1993) Out of Place. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery.
Dufour, G. (1992). Vikky Alexander: Lake in the Woods. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery.
Dufour, G. (1991). Replenishing a Void. In: Erwin Wurm: Weiner Zimmer. Vienna: Weiner Secession, 33-35.
Dufour, G. (1991). Sara Diamond: Patternity. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery.
Dufour. G. (1990). Jeff Wall 1990. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery.
Ferguson, B. and Dufour, G. (1990). PastFutureTense. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Dufour, G. (1989). Guido Molinari: 1951-1961 The Black and White Paintings. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery.
Dufour, G. (1986). Ffaringtons's Folio: South West Australia 1843-1847. Perth: Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Dufour, G. (1985). Howard Taylor: Sculptures Paintings Drawing 1942-1984. Perth: Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Dufour, G. (1985). Dan Graham. Perth: Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Dufour, G. (1984). Maillol: Between Tradition and Modernity. Perth: Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Gary Dufour has organized numerous international exhibitions, often as partnerships with international art museums; was the Canadian Commissioner for the Biennale of Sydney in 1992; and in 2007 was the inaugural recipient the Dr. K David Edwards and Margery Edwards Charitable Giving Trust Curator-in-Residence Fellowship at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York.

With specialty expertise in international contemporary art Gary Dufour was the curator of solo exhibitions for Vikky Alexander, Roland Brenner, Sara Diamond, Jochen Gerz, Rodney Glick, Dan Graham, William Kentridge, Guido Molinari, Susan Norrie, Allan Sekula, Howard Taylor, Jeff Wall, and Lawrence Weiner. Other international contemporary art exhibitions, acquisitions and commissions have involved him in the development of exhibitions such as Edge of Desire recent art in India (2004-2007), Seeking Transcendence (2005), and in the development of unique initiatives with artists such as: Christian Boltanski, Mary Kelly, Ann Hamilton, Bruce Nauman, Ken Lum, David Goldblatt, Stan Douglas, David Diao, Ronald Jones, Waltercio Caldas, Eugenio Dittborn, Chie Matsui, Erwin Wurm, and Igloolik Isuma Productions.
Honours and awards
Dr. K David Edwards and Margery Edwards Charitable Giving Trust Fellowship, ISCP, New York, 2007.
Gordon Darling Foundation Travel Award, 2007 and 2011.
Previous positions
Chief Curator | Deputy Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia from 1995 to 2013.
Senior Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1988 to 1995.
Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Gallery of Western Australia from 1983 to 1987.
Lecturer. Curatorship in Art Galleries and Museums, University of Victoria, 1992.
Assistant Professor, University of Regina, 1981-1983.
Lecturer, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, 1980.
Teaching
Art History; Visual Culture and Art in America in the 20th and 21st centuries; Postgraduate supervision.
Current external positions
Approved to value for the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Director of the Cruthers Art Foundation.
Current projects
Jeff Wall Catalogue Raisonné 2005 – 2018.
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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