Isobel Parker Philip


ISOBEL PARKER PHILIP is a writer and curator based in Sydney and is presently Acting Curator, Photographs at the Art Gallery of NSW. There, she has curated Imprint: photography and the impressionable image (2016); New Matter: recent forms of photography (2017–16); David Stephenson: human landscapes (2017); and Pat Brassington: the body electric (forthcoming, 2017). She is also the managing curator for Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect moment (forthcoming, 2017). Isobel has independently curated exhibitions at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, UTS Gallery, Firstdraft, MOP Projects, Sydney Guild, Breezeblock and the Villa Alba Museum, Melbourne. Her written work has appeared in Art Monthly Australasia, Museum Magazine, un Magazine, Runway, Das Superpaper, and RealTime among other publications and she has written focus essays and catalogue texts for numerous artists including Robyn Stacey, Anne Ferran, Polixeni Papapetrou, Justine Varga, Nick Dorey, Elena Papanikolakis, Anna John, Deb Mansfield and Clare Milledge.