Artist in Residence
Many of the projects visual arts collaborations are the results of the work of Professor Diana Wood Conroy of the Faculty of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong. Diana has served as the artist-in-residence for the project since its inception and has brought a number of visual and creative artists to explore the project and the concepts of archaeology from a different approach. Like the archaeological investigations, some of the cultural activities have received funding from the Australian research Council.
Installation at the University of Sydney featuring works by Diana Wood Conroy, Rowan Conroy, Anna Sophocles, Robyn Outram, Lynn Brunet, and Simon Cashman.
Out of Oblivion: Paphos Theatre Excavations Cyprus (September 1998-February 1999)
An exhibition at the University of Wollongong, the University of Sydney and the University of Canberra featuring works by Diana Wood Conroy, Bob Miller, Angela Brkic, Marcie McConville, Celeste Goulding, Christine Holland, Susan Ingram, David Loong, Helen McCosker, Helen-Joy Suliman, Tim Martin and Geoff Stennett.
The Painted Wall: passages in archaeology (2001)
An exhibition of works by Diana Wood Conroy at The Faculty of Creative Works Gallery, the University of Wollongong.
An exhibition at the University of Canberra featuring photographic works by Bob Miller.
Sonic Architectures: Works In Progress. Mapping the ancient theatre in image and sound (August 2006)
An exhibition at the University of Wollongong featuring works by Diana Wood Conroy, Brogdan Bunt, Ian McGrath and Diane Epoff.
Make (September 2007)
An exhibition at the University of Canberra featuring aerial photographs of the theatre site by Bob Miller.
Who Has the Amphora Handle? (September 2011)
An exhibition by the Senior Artist Research Forum at the University of Wollongong based upon their experiences in Cyprus in 2010.
This exhibition celebrates the Cypriot archaeological collections of the Nicholson Museum, and explore the stories of the Australian researchers who have investigated the island’s history. The Paphos theatre excavations feature prominently in the exhibition curated by the project's co-director Dr Craig Barker.
For more information see the Nicholson Museum's exhibition website.
In 2005 the project released a calendar using artistic works and photographs taken by the team between 1996 and 2004. The calendar features imagery of Cypriot architecture, culture and the people the team connect with throughout their time on the dig. Even though the calendar is now out of print the works can be found on our flikr.