Honorary Research Fellow, University of Western Australia
Dr Christiane Keller is a writer, art historian and anthropologist. She studied anthropology and art history at the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany. She moved to Canberra to study at the Centre for Cross-cultural Research and received her PhD in 2007 from the Australian National University. She wrote her thesis on Creativity and Innovation in Contemporary Rembarrnga Sculpture in the Maningrida Region, Central Arnhem Land. She recently published on the use of natural material in Rembarrnga cast metal sculpture 'Culture Production Rembarrnga Way: Innovation and Tradition in Lena Yarinkura's and Bob Burruwal's Metal Sculptures', Australian Aboriginal Studies, vol. 1, no. pp.
Dr Keller currently holds an Honorary Research Fellowship at the University of Western Australia, and works as collection manager for the John Curtin Gallery. Her research interests encompass Indigenous art and aesthetic with a focus on sculpture and fibre art.
See also: Abstract of Christiane Keller's paper:
Fibre Sculptures: an innovation within Australian Indigenous Fibre practice