Academic History

My academic history is interrelated with my visual art, curating and role lecturing in curating contemporary art. Many of my research projects have stemmed from the development of practice 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.

Current Academic Position

I am currently employed as a Lecturer of Arts Management specialising in curatorial subjects, International and Art History, Theory & Cultures Co-ordinator. I am also currently the International Co-ordinator, a Contemporary Art and Social Transformation (CAST) committee member, research stream leader of CAST's Migration + Mobility + Art and on the Diversity and Inclusion Working Party, RMIT School of Art. I have also taught the subjects Arts Management, Art History, Art and Global Cities, Internship (RMIT University) and Arts and Cultural Management in Asia (UoM).


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 Art Administration, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, NSW, 2002-6
Chinese Language, Elementary Studies, Centre for Chinese Education, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2001
Certificate, Teaching English as a Second Language, English Language Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS), 2000
Bachelor of Applied Art (Honors 1st Class), College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 1995-8, 1998 
Higher School Certificate, Chatswood High School, Chatswood, NSW, 1994
School Certificate, Chatswood High School, Chatswood, NSW, 1992


Australian Council of University Art and Design (ACUADS) Innovative Research Award, 2021

RMIT University School of Art Teaching Award, 2020

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

High Achievers Reception, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, 1997

Additional Cultural Training

Preparing for Bundyi Girri, Microcred, RMIT University, Melbourne, July 2021
Building Aboriginal Cultural Competency Workshop, Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne, July 2021
Equity Planning in Culture Training, Multicultural Arts Victoria, August 2021

Research Projects

Far Flung: Connecting Intergenerational Families, Doncaster, 2019
Anonymous Sojourners in the Australian Bush, St Andrews, Victoria, 2016
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, Book Chapters & Articles

Lanson, K., Badham, M. and Hulbert, T.W (2020) “#unmaskedselfiesinsolidarity”, The Journal of Public Space, 5, 4.

Hulbert, T.W (2020) ‘Curating Inclusive Cities: Melbourne as a Case Study’, Journal of Environmental Studies, 66.

Hulbert, T.W (2020). The Art of Inclusivity: Using Art to Welcome New Migrant Communities, The Commons Social Change Library.
Hulbert, T.W (2018) 'Curating Inclusive Cities through Food and Art', Multimodal Technologies Interact, 2, 44.
Hulbert, T. W (2018) 'Hyphenated: Spaces between Cultures', Garland Magazine, Issue 11, viewed 8 June, 2018 http://www.garlandmag.com/article/hyphenated/ 
Hulbert, T. W (2018) ‘Belonging and the Transient Home: A socially engaged art project’, International Journal of Practice Based Humanities, vol. 2, no. 1, viewed 2 January, 2018 <https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/0d1f4b_163aab19c99d4185b26627bb7eadf458.pdf>
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 Tomorrow. Public Art Review, 42, 28-31. 

Public Speaking: Conferences / Lectures / Symposiums / Panel Discussions

The Politics of Liveable Cities, podcast series, interview by Amber Daines, May 2022

The Reality for Asian-Australians, moderator and speaker, MPavilion, Melbourne, April 2022

Curating Inclusive Cities, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, March 2022

Vietnam Art & Design Archive Forum, panellist, Vietnam Festival of Creativity & Design, November 2021

A Climate of Change: Creative Counter Mapping, RMIT University, CAST, August 2021

Curating Inclusive Cities Research Overview, RMIT University, School of Art, May 2021

Re-Orient Podcast, Interview produced by Monica Do, RMIT First Site Gallery, December 2020

CAST Outloud: Jaffa Lam, RMIT University, Contemporary Art and Social Transformation presentation, School of Art, November 2020

Arts in Response to Covid-19 Racism, Three Belly Buttons Podcast, Melbourne, June 2020

Migration + Mobility + Art, Research Pecha Kucha, CAST Outloud, Host of the event, RMIT, Melbourne, May, 2020

Two Viewpoints from 560 Ways of Managing Arts in a Pandemic, CAST Outloud Event, Host of the event, RMIT, Melbourne, May 2020

Curating Inclusive Cities, Guest Lecture, Art, Society & Politics, Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Art, RMIT, Melbourne, May, 2020

Contemporary Chinese Art Lectures 1 & 2, Guest Lecturer, Asian Art History, Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Art, RMIT, Melbourne, January 2020

Expanding the Hyphenated Space, Asian Australian Identities Conference 7, Immigration Museum, Melbourne, November 2019

CAST OUT LOUD: Cracks in the gates - aesthetics, craft and community, CAST Outloud, RMIT, Melbourne, September 2019

Bruised: Art, Action & Ecology - Art & Gentle Activism, Panel Discussion, RMIT Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne, April 2019

Hyphenated Panel, AAANZ Conference, RMIT University, December 2018

Curating Inclusive Cities, Inclusive Museums Conference, University of Granada, Granada, Spain, 6-8 September 2018

Curating in the Asia Pacific & Urban Lifestyle Round Table, Asian Studies Conference, Sydney, July 2018

RMIT CAST Out Loud / MAV Hyphenated Exhibition Artists Panel Discussion, Storey Hall, RMIT University, 28 March 2018

Connecting Communities via Food & Art, FoodCHI Symposium, Design and Creative Practice ECP, RMIT University, November 2017

Curating Inclusive Cities, Understanding and engaging communities to shape city transformation, Urban Futures ECP, RMIT University, August 2017
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, 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