Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

Christopher Allen

Dr Christopher Allen is an art critic and historian who graduated from the University of Sydney, has worked at the Collège de France in Paris and currently lectures at the National Art School in Sydney. He is the author of Art in Australia: From Colonization to Postmodernism (London, Thames and Hudson, 1997), French Painting in the Golden Age (London, Thames and Hudson, 2003), and several other books. His most recent book, Jeffrey Smart: unpublished paintings 1940-2007 (Melbourne, Australian Galleries) was published in April 2008. He was until recently art critic of the Financial Review and is now national art critic for The Australian.