Dr Sheridan Palmer is an art historian, curator and biographer, an ARC Senior Research Associate in the School of Culture and Communication, and a Research Fellow CoVA, University of Melbourne. Grants include a Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art; Harold White Fellowship, National Library of Australia; Arts Victoria Creation Grant; Sidney Myer Arts Grant and Manning Clark–CAL Residential Fellowship. She worked in conservation at the National Gallery of Australia, and at the Ballarat Art Gallery. She curated The Goddess Grins: Albert Tucker and the Female Image, Heide MoMA and The Lake Hindmarsh Project.
Her books include Centre of the Periphery: Three European Art Historians in Melbourne, 2008 — on the establishment of art history in Australia; Hegel’s Owl: The life of Bernard Smith, Power Publications, 2016, Antipodean Perspective: Selected Writings of Bernard Smith, co-edited with Rex Butler, Monash University Publishing, 2018, and is editor, forthcoming 3rd edition, Bernard Smith European Vision and the South Pacific, MUP & A + A.