- PhD in Art, Design and Media, UNSW Art & Design, Australia, Feb 2014 - Sep 2018
- Master of Arts Curatorship and Modern Art, University of Sydney, Australia, Feb 2005 - Mar 2006
- Bachelor of Arts Art History, University of Victoria, Canada, Sep 1998 - Aug 2002
Deborah Turnbull Tillman is a curator specialising in design, technology and new media. Her first curatorial project was Beta_space, an experimental gallery at the Powerhouse Museum focused on the audience’s role in interactive art. This fueled her interest in how technology augments traditional art practice and how the audience is becoming a necessary material for technology based art. She then joined the curatorial team at the Powerhouse Museum as Assistant Curator – Design & Technology, where she curated exhibitions such as ISEA2013, designTECH, Good Design and Game Masters.
Deborah's PhD was was awarded in September 2018 and is titled 'New Media Curation: a novel methodology and preliminary criteria for exhibiting new media and interactive art.' The three case studies that supported her contributions to the field include Denouement as part of Musift+Gamify for VIVIDMusic 2015; ISEA 2015: disruption; and Re/Pair for the Big Anxiety Festival at UNSW Art & Design in 2017.
An editor and author as well as a curator, Deborah began sessional teaching at UNSW Art & Design in 2016 and is now holds an Associate Lecturer position there in Media Arts. She has also been a casual lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UTS and in the Design Lab at the University of Sydney.
Website | www.newmediacuration.com