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Vale dear Urszula Szulakowksa | b. 1950 – d. July 2023 | 21 July 2023 | by artist Paul Andrew

Vale dear Urszula Szulakowksa | 21 July 2023

My dear friend, colleague, educator and mentor Urszula Szulakowska was working on her new book but died yesterday while recovering from a long illness. My sincerest condolences to Urszula’s family, friends, colleagues, artist allies and students around the globe. We are truly grateful for her vast legacy of generosity and knowledge sharing.
A brief snapshot here today of a wonderful life well- lived with passion and an enduring zeal for knowledge, experimental art and education.
Visiting research fellow at University of Leeds
2011 – Present
Former Lecturer at University of Leeds
2003 – 2011
Former Tutor at University of Sydney
1977 – 1982
·Sydney, Australia
Former Lecturer at The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Studied at Somerville College
School year 1973
MA Oxford followed by PhD Sydney Univ (1988)
Artist, Author and Art Historian Urszula Szulakowska’s treasure trove of papers and resources from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s artist-run scene and ephemera from the broader Brisbane and Queensland regional art scene are archived now and located at the State Library of Queensland for public access here:
Title: 29998 Urszula Szulakowska Papers 1970s-2011…
PHOTO: (L-R) Urszula Szulakowska (smiling on the left margin of the photo), Nancy Underhill, Peter Cook, Michele Helmrich and Margaret Maynard, Fine Arts Department [Art HIstory] University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane.
Photographer: Unknown, Courtesy Urszula Szulakowska 1985