Professor Ann Elias

Department of Art History

Ann Elias is Professor of Art History at the University of Sydney. Research interests include: camouflage in art, war and nature; the cultural history of flowers; modernism and coral reef imagery; representations of the underwater; Sydney Harbour from the underwater. Books include Camouflage Australia: art, nature, science and war (2011), Useless Beauty: flowers and Australian art (2015), and Coral Empire: Underwater oceans, colonial tropics, visual modernity (2019).

Ann Elias is a Research Affiliate of the Sydney Environment Institute.