Staff profile - Gali Weiss

Dr Gali Weiss

Position: Casual Academic
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SCCA Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus


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Conferences and seminars

Gali Weiss, 2015. ‘The Unstable Print: Material challenges in printmaking and the moving image’. Printmaking in the Post-Print Age: Critical and Creative Methods in the context of Contemporary Art and Society. Impact 9 International Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking Conference, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China.

Gali Weiss & Barbara Kameniar, 2012. ‘Unfolding Projects: Afghan and Australian artist’s books collaborations.’ Intersections and Counterpoints. Impact 7 International Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking Conference, Monash University.

Gali Weiss, 2010. ‘Diasporic Looking’. Imaging Identity: media, memory and visions of humanity in the digital present symposium, National Portrait Gallery of Australia and the Research School of Humanities, Australian National University.

Gali Weiss, 2010. ‘Drawing the Affiliative Look’. Drawing Out transdisciplinary conference. Collaboration between RMIT Melbourne & The University of the Arts London, Melbourne.

Gali Weiss, 2008. ‘About Place: an art project of collaborations’. Joining the Dots…Creating Communities, Vicserve Mental Health Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Gali Weiss, 2007 ‘But it doesn’t look like me: Authenticity, the portrait, and diaspora’. Art and Authenticity conference, Research School of Humanities, Australian National University.


Awards and prizes

2009  Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence in Research. Victoria University Melbourne
2005    Australian Postgraduate Award

1999    Collie Trust Scholarship. Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne.

1981 Beatrice S. Kulliner Award, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.


Research interests

Gali Weiss' arts practice has centred on drawing installations and the artist’s book, and currently on multimedia work comprising drawing, printmaking and photomedia, and sound. She has conducted practice-led research on notions of portraiture and diaspora, and continues to write and publish research on identity, subjectivity, material perceptions of time, and art and social/political engagement.



Weiss, Gali; Kameniar, Barbara; Tomczak, Matthias, (eds) 2013. Two Trees: Australian Artists' Books to Afghanistan and Back. SA: SAWA.

Gali Weiss & Barbara Kameniar, 2012. ‘Unfolding Projects: Afghan and Australian artist’s books collaborations.’ In Intersections and Counterpoints:
Proceedings of Impact 7, an International Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking Conference
, edited by Luke Morgan. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing.

Maria Tamboukou and Gali Weiss, 2012. ‘Becoming an Artist: Life histories & visual images.’ In Oral History in the Visual Arts, eds Sandino L; Patington M. London: Berg Publications.

Gali Weiss, 2011. ‘Unfolding Projects: Australian-Afghan encounters through the artist’s book’. Imprint, Vol. 46, No. 1, Autumn 2011, pp 24-25.

Gali Weiss, 2010. ‘Drawing the Affiliative Look’. Drawing Out 2010 Refereed Conference Publications, RMIT & University of Art, London.

Gali Weiss, 2010. ‘An Exchange of Energy’. Jewish Museum of Australia Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, Sep 2010, pp 21-22.

Gali Weiss, 2009. 'Connected09 – Viewing Possibilities'. Catalogue essay to Connected 09 exhibition, Blackbox Theatre Gallery, Melbourne.

Gali Weiss, 2004 ‘Jenni Kamp: another turn of the kaleidoscope’. Imprint, Vol. 39, No. 4, Summer 2004, p.10

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