SUSAN McCulloch and Emily McCulloch Childs are the co-authors and publishers of McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art and McCulloch's Contemporary Aboriginal Art: the complete guide as well as art writers for leading press, specialist journals and online publications. 

Susan McCulloch has been an art writer and book publisher since 1978. She was the visual arts writer for The Australian newspaper 1994-2003 and its national art critic 2003-2004 and has contributed widely to other leading press including as a columnist with The Age newspaper, as music and art critic for the Melbourne Herald and The Australian Financial Review and feature writer for The Age, The Bulletin, Australian Art Collector, The Australian and many other publications.  

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EMILY McCulloch Childs completed a BA (Hons) in English at La Trobe University in 1998 and worked as an editorial assistant for leading press and publishing companies in the UK for two years. She has written for the Australian Art Collector, the World of Antiques & Art, The Scene, Aboriginal Art Magazine and ArtsHub.  In 2011 she was awarded a Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria to research and write a manuscript with her father, Kevin Childs, on Indigenous Warriors of Australia’s frontier and in 2014 started a PhD at Monash Indigenous Centre: a post-colonial reading of Australia’s northern colonial frontier, focusing specifically on the Tiwi Islands and Wadeye (Port Keats). She is the author of New Beginnings: Classic Paintings from the Corrigan Collection of 21st Century Aboriginal Art.  

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