Alison Carroll has been a curator, writer, academic, arts administrator and critic in Australia for over 40 years. She has focused mainly on Australian contemporary art and Asian art of the twentieth century. She has a BA (hons), MA, and PhD in Art History from the University of Melbourne. She established and directed Asialink Arts from 1990-2010, the main exchange program for arts activities between Australia and Asia - work for which she was awarded an Order of Australia (AM). She has written many books, catalogues and articles, including The Revolutionary Century; Art in Asia 1900-2000, and co-written and presented the 2013 film series A Journey through Asian Art (shown on ABC TV).She is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.