Academic History

My academic history is interrelated to my visual artist and curating career. Many of my research projects have stemmed from the development of action based research projects, which have accumulated in assessing how an artistic or curated project works out in the public sphere. Most recently my research interests are focused on the role participating in the arts can play in contributing towards the inclusive city, particularly in the climate of increasingly intercultural global cities.


Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT), School of Art, Melbourne, Victoria, thesis on the The City as a Curated Space2008-11
Post-graduate Certificate of Art Administration, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 2002-6
Bachelor of Applied Art (Honors 1st Class), College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 1995-8, Honours dissertation on Choice, Consumption & Construction: Mutable identity in contemporary society, 1998 
Higher School Certificate, Chatswood High School, Chatswood, NSW, 1989-94



Australian Post Graduate Award (APA) Scholarship, 2008-11
    Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Top Up Scholarship, 2008-11
      Gene & Brian Sherman Masters of Art Administration Scholarship, COFA, UNSW, 2006


      Research Projects

      Belonging & The Transient Home, Public Art project, Broadmeadows, Victoria, 2016
        Artists Incubator: Glenroy, Glenroy, Victoria, 2014-6
          Flavours of Glenroy, Glenroy, Victoria, May, 2014
            HK ID, Chinese Museum, Melbourne, Victoria, Curator and participating artist, 2013
              Lumens Festival: Curating the Ancient CitySuzhou, Jiangsu, China, May 2012 and Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria, 2013-4
                Gateway: Melbourne 2011 – Chinese Museum, Melbourne, Victoria – Curator and participating artist, April, 2011
                  The Trust Project, November, 2010, Awarded winner of the Design Research Institute Design Challenge
                    Alternative Worlds – Three Countries – Three Cities – Three CollaborationsNorth Carlton, Victoria, Researcher, June 2010
                      Lygon Street Public Art Commission, Carlton, Vic, Researcher, partnership with Victorian Multicultural Commission and Victorian Trades Hall, Dec 2010
                      Meridians: Shanghai 2010 - Art and Sound in Public Space Project - Shanghai, China, Curator, satellite exhibition of the Australian Pavilion, Victorian Cultural Contribution, Shanghai World Expo, funded by the Australian International Cultural Council, Victorian Department of Innovation, Industry & Trade & Australia China Council, May 2009-10.


                      Books / Chapters / Articles

                      Hulbert, T. W (2017) Applying the Creative City: Curating Art in Urban Spaces. In E. M. Grierson (Ed.) Transformations, Art and the City, UK: Intellect.

                      Hulbert, T. W (2016) Curating the City: Encouraging Sustainabilty. In R. Horne, J. Fien, B. Beza and A. Nelson (Eds.) Sustainability Citizenship in Cities (p. 187-198) UK: Routledge. Review by Share City, Taylor & Francis

                      Hulbert, S. & Hulbert, W. T. (Ed.) (2013) Lumens Festival: Curating the Ancient City, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. (Intro and Interview)

                      Hogg, G. & Wong. T. (2011) Curating as Activism, In D. Forrest (Ed.), Curator in the Academy (pp.67-80). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

                      Wong. T. (2011) Framing the City as Curated Space, In D. Forrest (Ed.), Curator in the Academy(pp. 131-155). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing

                      Wong, T. (2011) Here Today Gone TomorrowPublic Art Review, 42, 28-31. 


                      Conferences / Lectures

                      Contemporary Chinese Art - Lecture 1: 1979-1989 & Lecture 2: 1990 until now, RMIT University, Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), Art in Asia, August, 2016
                        Locally Made in China: Globally Distributed - Chinese contemporary spatial practices in art, Open Lecture Series, RMIT University, Masters of Art in Public Space, April, 2016
                          Contemporary Public Art, Lecture, RMIT University, School of Art, Art in Global Cities, April 2016
                            The City as a Site for Subversive Expression, talk, National Gallery of Victoria, Andy Warhol - Ai Weiwei, February, March & April, 2016
                              Contemporary Chinese Art, University of Melbourne, School of Culture and Communication, Contemporary Art, October, 2015
                                Artists Incubator: Glenroy, RMIT University, Masters of Art in Public Space, Melbourne, Victoria, August, 2015
                                  Nv Yishu: Thread - Series 7, Monsalvat Long Gallery, Eltham, Victoria, Opening Speaker, August 2015
                                    Making it in Moreland Workshops, Artists Incubator: Glenroy Presentation, Wheatsheaf Hub, Glenroy, Victoria, City of Moreland, June 2015
                                      China Up Close Program, The Art of Dissent - Ai Wei Wei, panel discussion, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, February, 2015
                                      China Up Close Symposium, Tilting Australia's Axis, panel discussion, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, December 2014
                                        Artists Incubator: GlenroyRMIT University, Centre for Art, Society and Transformation, Pecha Kucha, Design Hub, October, 2014
                                          Public Art in Global Cities, RMIT University, School of Art, Art in Global Cities, April 2014
                                            Curating the Ancient City, Suzhou Art, Design and Technology Institute, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, May, 2012
                                              Between Australia and China, RMIT University, Masters of Art in Public Space, Melbourne, Vic, February, 2012
                                                Bridging Cultures, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, January, 2012
                                                  Restructuring Methodology of the Curated City, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand, November, 2010
                                                    Consumerism & The City as a Curated Space, RMIT Master Art in Public Space Lecture, Melbourne, Vic, April 2010
                                                      Introducing the City as a Curated Space, RMIT Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Symposium, Melbourne, Vic, Nov 2009
                                                      ReGenerating Community – Art, Community and Governance, Interventions in Dormant Urban Space – Public Art Practice in Central Melbourne and Sydney, RMIT University, Melbourne. September 2009
                                                        Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Symposium 2009, The City as a Curated Space Updated, Sydney, August 2009
                                                          Public Art Policy in Central Melbourne and Sydney, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, March 2009
                                                            Re-imagining the Urban Habitus, presentation on Re-imagining Public Art through policy development in central Melbourne and Sydney’, RMIT University, Melbourne, Dec 2008
                                                              Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Symposium 2008, presentation on The City as a Curated Space Overview, Melbourne, June 2008