Dr Jaye Early

Dr Jaye Early

  • 2015-18 PhD - Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne 
  • 2007-09 MA Studio Art - Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney
  • 2005-7 MA Art Admin - UNSW Art & Design, The University of New South Wales
  • 1998-2000 BA Art Hist/Theory - UNSW Art & Design, The University of New South Wales
Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

I am an artist and lecturer in the School of Art & Design at the University of New South Wales. Working across a number of mediums including live and video-based performance and painting, my work is primarily autobiographical. An intention of my work is to consciously transform my personal dislocations into a visual strategy of self-disclosure. I become my own subject, often using my body as a site for art-making. I am stimulated by exploring the reality in and between what is often not permissible in public spaces and spheres. With a focused interest in the authenticity of suppressed emotions, I am wanting to navigate and respond to the consequences of placing the personal into the public. My practice-based research is informed by Foucaildian philosophical notions of the self, self-design, contemporary confessional discourse, private and private space and spheres, subjectivity, and settler-colonial theory. 

School of Art & Design UNSW AUSTRALIA Paddington Campus Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington, NSW 2021

I have been a finalist in a number art awards, including, The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (2013/21), The Archibald Prize (2021), The Lester Art Prize (2021), The Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award (2020), The Linden Art Prize (2019), The Sir John Sulman Prize (2018), The Redland Art Award (2016/18, Hornsby Art Prize ( 2016), Derebin Art Prize (2017), Korrie Art Prize (2016), Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize (2016), Victorian Indigenous Art Awards (2013). 

In 2015, I was awarded The Fay Merles Scholarship for Indigenous  Graduate Research and The Scovell Gardener Family Fund for Indigenous Graduate Students from The University of Melbourne. 

I am currently writing a monograph titled, Contemporary Confessional Video Art: Private Experiences in Public Spaces, to be published by Bloomsbury in 2023. 

My Teaching

 DART 2310 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art