Noel Frankham is currently Deputy Dean with the Faculty of Arts, University of Tasmania. He has been a Professor of Art with the University of Tasmania since 2002, and was Head of School, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania until 2012.
Professor Frankham’s research focuses on curatorial practice, especially site-specific art projects within cultural heritage sites. He has curated several exhibition projects in heritage-listed sites in partnership with historians, social scientists, artists and curators for major arts festivals including Ten Days on the Island. Professor Frankham has worked with research partners on studio practice as pedagogy with project funding from the Office of Learning and Teaching and its predecessors. He has extensive experience in arts policy and funding.
Noel was Professor of Contemporary Art and Head of School, South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia; Director of Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design; Director, Visual Arts/Craft Board, Australia Council for the Arts, Extension Services Officer, Queensland Arts Gallery. He has served terms as Chair, Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools, Asialink’s Visual Arts Committee and Jam Factory crafts centre.