Adjunct Professor RMIT University, Research Fellow University of Melbourne and Adjunct Research Fellow Monash University. He was previously Director of Craft Victoria where he developed the South Project, a program of south-south cultural dialogue, and the Scarf Festival, an ongoing program that celebrates the handmade and common human need for shelter. He has curated many shows, including Symmetry: Crafts Meet Kindred Trades and Professions, Water Medicine: Precious Works for an Arid Continent, Guild Unlimited: Ten jewellers make insignia for potential guilds, Seven Sisters: Fibre Works from the West and Common Goods: Cultures Meet through Craft for the 2006 Commonwealth Games. His books include Craft Unbound: Make the Common Precious (Thames & Hudson, 2005). He is currently online editor for the Journal of Modern Craft and coordinator of Southern Perspectives, a south-south intellectual network. He is writing a history of Australian & New Zealand jewellery and developing a Code of Practice for Craft-Design Collaborations.