Ann EliasProfessor of art history and visual cultureat University of Sydney
Ann Elias is Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Sydney. Research interests include camouflage as a military, social and aesthetic phenomenon; flowers and their cultural history; coral reef imagery of the underwater realm. Books include Camouflage Australia: art, nature, science and war (2011), Useless Beauty: flowers and Australian art (2015), and Coral Empire (2019). She is a Research Affiliate with the Sydney Environment Institute. Research in progress asks how the underwater of Sydney Harbour relates to Australian, Pacific and world social histories.