1975-78 Casual tutor and lecturer, Art Theory Department, Flinders University of SA

Feb. 1979-Dec. 1984 Tutor, Lecturer, Fine Arts Department, University of Sydney

July 1986-Dec. 1989  Senior Lecturer/Head of Art Theory, Canberra School of Art

Dec. 1986-Feb. 1987 Curatorial internship, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York 

Sept. 1989-Dec. 1993/Feb-April 1994  Curator, Canberra School of Art Gallery

Canberra School of Art Gallery Program (selected)
1990 Detail-A small exhibition in the Environment, curated Julie Ewington 
1991     Luk Luk Gen: Contemporary Art from Papua New Guinea, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
1991 Discrete Entity, Six Installations, curated Julie Ewington & David Watt
1992   School Class to Playground: Keith Looby, 1959-1992, curated Julie Ewington 
1992 Whatu Aho Rua: Contemporary and Traditional Maori Taonga, curated RangihiroaPanoho for Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui, NZ
1992 Interstices: Work by Margaret West from 1981-1992, curated Julie Ewington (toured Sydney, Adelaide, Perth) 

1991 Installed Asialink exhibition Art from Australia: Eight Contemporary Views, Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Jan. 1993-Jan.1994 Writers' Fellowship, Visual Arts/Crafts Board, Australia Council. Travel in Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, researching contemporary art. Exhibitions included Thai-Australian Cultural Space, National Gallery of Art, Bangkok; Preview, Australia Centre, Manila, Asia-Pacific Triennial artists; Baguio Arts Festival, Philippines. 

April 1994-Sept. 1996 Curator and Senior Curator, Museum Education, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

1993-94 Initiated exchange project Thai-Australian Cultural Space, with Australian Joan Grounds and Noelene Lucas

1995 Australian Commissioner, Island to Island: Australian Artists at Cheju Pre-Biennale, Cheju, Korea

1996-7 Fire and Life, co-curator with Alison Carroll and Victoria Lynn, 10 venues, Australia and India

Jan. 1997-July 2001  Curator, Australian Art to 1970, Queensland Art Gallery

July 2001-2008 Head of Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery

2008-April 2014  Curatorial Manager, Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery|Gallery of Modern Art


1976 Board Member, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
1977 Chair, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
1976-78 Founder and member, Women’s art Movement, Adelaide
1979-84 Member, Artworkers Union, Sydney
1988-89 Board, Canberra Contemporary Artspace
1989-91 Advocacy /Projects Committee, VA/CB, Australia Council
1990-1991 Member & Treasurer, Art Association of Australia
1994-1998 Member, Deputy Chair & Acting Chair, Visual Arts/Crafts Board, Australia Council
1995-96 Advisory Committee, Museum Australian National Conference, 1996
1998-2000 Member, Exhibitions Committee, Crafts Queensland
2000-06 Board Member, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
April 2001 Asia Society AustralAsia Centre/Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, ANU, 20th Century Indonesian Art Exhibition Development Symposium
2013-present Member, Foundation Council, Power Foundation, University of Sydney
2013-present, Member, Board, Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia