Dr Tammy Hulbert


Lecturer Arts Management

School /
Work Unit


Contact Details

+61 3 9925 3981



Building: 039
Level: 03
Room: 002

City campus


College of Design and Social Context


Key activities

Dr Tammy Wong Hulbert recently completed her PhD with the School of Art researching ‘The City as a Curated Space’ a study which focuses on understanding the policy and planning around public art activity in urban centres in Australian cities and how this impacts upon artistic production and outcomes. She trained as an artist in Applied Art at the College of Fine Art, UNSW.

Since graduating she has worked in various sectors of the arts, predominantly in arts publishing, curatorial and exhibition management. In 2000-2 she worked with the contemporary art community in Beijing, China, working for Timezone 8, a publisher of critical writing on contemporary Chinese art.

Upon returning to Australia, she was Gallery Manager for Newcontemporaries, a non commercial contemporary art gallery in the Queen Victoria Building, Sydney. Following this she worked at the newly refurbished Customs House, Sydney, managing a programme of contemporary and historical exhibitions.

From her varied experience of working with differing art communities, she has grown a strong interest in how the conditions and environment of the artist contributes to the development of the city.


  • PhD, School of Art, RMIT University
  • Grad Cert. Art Administration, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, 2006
  • B. Applied Art (Hon 1st Class), College of Fine Arts, UNSW, 1998

Research and scholarship


  • PhD Research - THE CITY AS A CURATED SPACE: A comparative case study of the visual arts in the public realm in central Melbourne and Sydney.
  • Honours Research - CHOICE, CONSTRUCTION & CONSUMPTION: Mutable identity in contemporary society.


  • Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship holder (2008+)
  • AHURI Top up Scholar (2008+)
  • Gene & Brian Sherman Art Administration Scholarship (2005)


  • DRI Seed project funding – Meridians: Shanghai Project (2009)
  • NSW Ministry of the Arts Funding – Borrowed Language (2009)


  • Lumens Festival: Curating the Ancient City, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, May 2012
  • ‘Meridians: Shanghai 2010 Transdisciplinary Art & Sound in Public Space Project’, May 2010, an official cultural program of the Australian Pavilion of the Shanghai World Expo, Shanghai, China.


Forthcoming publications

'Re-imagining Public Art Policy and Planning in Sydney & Melbourne', from the Re-imagining the Urban Habitus Symposium, Book Chapter, RMIT University.

'Interventions in Dormant Urban Space - Public Art Practice in Central Melbourne & Sydney' for Art & Globalization publication, Book Chapter, RMIT University.

'Curating and the Urban Public Sphere', Book Chapter, RMIT University.

Conference papers

2008, The City as a Curated Space Overview. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Symposium, Melbourne.

Re-imagining Public Art Policy in the city of Melbourne and Sydney. Reimagining the Urban Habitus, RMIT University, Melbourne.

Public Art Policy in Central Melbourne and Sydney. East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

2009, The City as a Curated Space Updated. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Symposium, Sydney.

Interventions in Dormant Urban Space – Public Art Practice in Central Melbourne and Sydney. ReGenerating Community – Art, Community and Governance, RMIT University, Melbourne.