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Ainslie is a PhD candidate at The University of Western Australia. Her research is on the art and art market of contemporary artist Cecily Brown (1969). She has a Graduate Certificate in Business and a Master of Curatorial Studies in Fine Art by Research on the art of Christopher Pease at UWA. With her other academic qualifications and having operated her own art consultancy business for over 25 years, Ainslie has developed an extensive understanding of contemporary art and the business of art.
'Bidi Karta Werda (Path Across)' is one of Christopher Pease's most recent works based on an aquatint of a sketch, 'Panoramic View of King George's Sound, Part of the Colony of Swan River, 1834', by the 21-year-old surveyor, cartographer and topographical draughtsman Robert Dale (1812-1853). Pease's life-size painting portrays a section of Dale's p...
This Master thesis explores the art and life of Christopher Pease. Written in the form of a monograph, I explore Pease's life and a selection of his artworks, focusing on his paintings connected to Western Australia's south coast and his Nyoongar heritage. The reader will gain an understanding of the politics of Aboriginal identity within an Austra...
It is 200 years since Mary (Wollstonecraft) Shelley wrote and published her seminal work Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. This Gothic-Romantic novel explores technologies emerging in chemistry as a science in 1818. Cutting, dissecting and manipulating biology to create something living was by no means a new concept to Shelley’s Modern Promet...