Dr Sam Bowker is a Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture for Charles Sturt University. The contents of this website are his own research projects and express his own opinions, unless otherwise cited.

His current primary research focuses upon the history of Egyptian Tentmaker Appliqué or ‘Khayamiya’. This is being prepared as the book Khayamiya: Art of the Egyptian Tentmakers.

His previous interests include war art, portraiture, self-portraiture, various twentieth-century art and design movements, Australian art, exhibition reviews, nineteenth century travelling artists, contemporary Orientalism, Saharan rock art, philatelic design, and South Atlantic islands such as Tristan da Cunha. His work before academia was focused on museum and gallery education (or ‘learning and access’) for Australian cultural institutions.