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curator , Editor , art historian

Leon Francis Paroissien, Australian editor, art historian, curator. President Object: The Australian Center for Craft and Design; deputy chair Ivan Dougherty Gallery; advanced, committee College of Fine Arts, University New South Wales; board member Center for Research in Education and the Arts, University of Technology, Sidney; Member of Order of Australia.

Background

Paroissien, Leon Francis was born on March 5, 1937 in Gisborne, Victoria, Australia. Son of Victor Sydney and Emma Frances (Lennox) Paroissien.

Education

Trained secondary teachers certified, University Melbourne, Australia, 1956. Bachelor, University Melbourne, Australia, 1968. Diploma in Art, Caulfield Institute of Technology, Melbourne, 1964.

Career

Secondary teacher, Australia and United Kingdom, 1957-1968. Lecturer Melbourne Teachers College, 1969-1971. Senior lecturer Tasmanian College Advanced Education, Australia, 1972-1973.

Director visual arts board Australia Council, 1974-1980. Independent writer, editor, curator Australia, 1980-1984. Curator Power Gallery Contemporary Art, University Sydney, Australia, 1984-1989.

Director Museum Contemporary Art, Sydney, 1989-1997. Editor Visual Arts and Culture, St. Leonards, Australia, 1998—2001. Director Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan, 2001—2003.

Adjunct professor design and architect University Canberra, Australia. Director Biennale of Sydney, 1983-1984. Trustee Wollongong (Australia) City Gallery, 1986-1990.

Member board International Committee Museums and Collections Modern Art, 1986-1997. Member design review panel Olympic Coordination Authority, Australia, 1996-2001, chair public art advisory committee, 1997-2001. Australian commissioner Biennale of Venice, 2001.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor Australian Art Review, 1981-1982, Art and Australia, 1987-1992, Visual Arts and Culture, 1998-2002. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

President Object: The Australian Center for Craft and Design. Deputy chair Ivan Dougherty Gallery. Advanced, committee College of Fine Arts, University New South Wales.

Board member Center for Research in Education and the Arts, University of Technology, Sidney. Member of Order of Australia.

Connections

Married Lucy Margaret Morris, May 17, 1958 (divorced 1978). Children: Karen, David.

father:
Victor Sydney Paroissien

mother:
Emma Frances (Lennox) Paroissien

spouse:
Lucy Margaret Morris

children:
Karen Paroissien

David Paroissien