Mr John   Gillies
Senior Lecturer

Mr John Gillies

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

Artist's Website
http://johngillies.com/

Research
John Gillies is an artist who works with performance, moving image, installation, sound and music, often referencing the history of cinema. His experimental narrative film Witkacy & Malinowski: a cinematic séance in 23 scenes premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in 2019. in 2020 he wrote and produced the VR project Is this the Place? in collaboration with Tactical Space Lab.  Major video art works include Techno/Dumb/Show (with The Sydney Front)1991, Armada 1998, My Sister's Room 2000, Divide 2006-16 and Witkacy & Malinowski: a cinematic séance in 23 scenes.

His video work is held in public collections including the Fukuyama Art Museum, Hiroshima; National Gallery of Australia; Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (10 works), Art Gallery of New South Wales; Australian Center for the Moving Image; Videobrasil, São Paulo and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

His work has also been shown at the Kasseler Kunstverein (2013), QAGOMA (Brisbane 1996, 2011, 2017 -), Tate Modern (2009), Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Melbourne 2006), Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (Salvador 1998), Museo Reina Sophia (Madrid 1995), Museum of Modern Art (New York 1994), National Museum of Korea (Seoul 1992), Tramway (Glasgow 2006), , Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney 2000, 2008); the London, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne film festivals, as well as broadcasts on ABC and SBS television in Australia. He was awarded a Creative Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts, an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant and was a long term board member of the Performance Space, Sydney.

He has also curated Video Art and Sound Art programs and exhibitions in Australia, Brazil, Germany and Spain.

Other websites:
http://scanlines.net/person/john-gillies
https://theconversation.com/art-on-screen-time-stands-still-on-analogue-television-20217

Phone
+61 2 8936 0707
Location
Room F211 (F Block, 2nd floor southern end, down steps)

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2013
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2013, 'Art on screen: time stands still on analogue television', The Conversation, http://theconversation.com/art-on-screen-time-stands-still-on-analogue-television-20217
    Journal articles | 1995
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD; Zurbrugg N, 1995, 'John Gillies interviewed by Nicholas Zurbrugg', Continuum: The Australian Journal of Media & Culture Vol. 8, No. 1, 1994, vol. 8, pp. 201 - 215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304319409365639
  • Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies J, 2020, Crowd, John Gillies: Proposal for a Performance Space, Articulate, Sydey, 24 July 2020 - 09 August 2020, medium: sound installation, at: http://articulate497.blogspot.com/2020/07/john-gillies-proposal-for-performance.html
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies J; Abrahams C, 2020, untitled_2020, John Gillies: Proposal for a Performance Space, Articulate Projectspace, 24 July 2020 - 09 August 2020, medium: video installation and performance, at: http://articulate497.blogspot.com/2020/07/john-gillies-proposal-for-performance.html
    Other | 2019
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies J, 2019, Rik Rue: notes on an audio collagist, Casula Powerhouse, https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/34cdf7_b8783e2de91942938a59c0954cd4e788.pdf
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2019
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies J, 2019, Golden Age Cinema; Sydney, Publication: John Gillies live at The Golden Age Cinema, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.ourgoldenage.com.au/music/david-chesworth
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies J, 2019, Crack, Place and Image, Articulate Project Space, 26 April 2019 - 12 May 2019, medium: video installation, at: http://articulate497.blogspot.com/2019/04/place-and-image-artists-talks-saturday.html
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2018
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies J, 2018, In Motion 2018 (Biennale of Art): Rhythm, AIRspace Projects, Marrickville, Sydney, In Motion 2018 (Biennale of Art): Rhythm, Publication: John Gillies performance at In Motion, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.airspaceprojects.com.au/in-motion-2018-rhythm, https://www.airspaceprojects.com.au/in-motion-2018-rhythm
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2017, Above the Ground - Lascaux, John Gillies, Articulate Project Space, 17 September 2017 - 01 October 2017, at: http://articulate497.blogspot.com.au/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2017, Parsifals, John Gillies, Articulate Project Space, 15 September 2017 - 01 October 2017, medium: multi-channel video installation, at: http://articulate497.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/john-gillies-opens-friday-15-september.html
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2017, Witkacy and Malinowski in 296 shots, John Gillies, Articulate Project Sapce, 15 September 2017 - 01 October 2017, at: http://articulate497.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/john-gillies-opens-friday-15-september.html
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2017, Falling Water, John Gillies, Articulate Project Space, 15 September 2017 - 01 October 2017
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2017, John Gillies, John Gillies, Articulate project space, 15 September 2017 - 01 October 2017, medium: video installation, photography, video art, at: http://articulate497.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/john-gillies-opens-friday-15-september.html
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2017, Four Pieces by Gerald Lewers and Margo Lewers, Emu Island: Modernism in Place , Celebrating 75 years of Modernist art and living, Penrith Regional Gallery and Lewers Bequest, Penrith NSW, 26 August 2017 - 19 November 2017, medium: Ultra HD Video, stereo sound, at: http://www.penrithregionalgallery.org/emu-island-modernism-in-place/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2017, In the Air, Mining Pyrite, Armory Gallery, Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park, 17 June 2017 - 20 August 2017, medium: coal mounted on plinths, dimensions variable, at: http://www.sydneyartsguide.com.au/mining-pyrite-free-art-exhibition-sydney-olympic-park/#more-41883
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2017
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD; Machingo R; NAISDA ; Turner L; Ottignon M; Brown J; Pearson R; Otto & Astrid ; Mangan M; Spitfire Sirens ; Pisco C; Browne G; Burnett M; The Toy Choir ; Arnold M; Duff J; McGuiness L; Thorpe O; Raggat F; Curnick T; Mannell E; Kidson B; Lawson K, 2017, Let's Dance, Sydney Festival, Hyde Park Sydney, Let's Dance, Publication: Let's Dance, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/lets-dance, https://2017.sydneyfestival.org.au/lets-dance
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2016
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2016, Constellation 3, SNO 127: John Gillies, Sydney Non-Objective Gallery, Editor(s): Lewis R, crt television, mixed media, Published: 15 October 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.sno.org.au/127/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2016
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2016, SNO 127: John Gillies, SNO 127: John Gillies, Sydney Non-Objective, Editor(s): Lewis R, Published: 15 October 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.sno.org.au/127/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2016
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2016, Constellation 6, SNO 127 John Gillies, SNO Gallery, Sydney, Editor(s): Lewis R, Published: 15 October 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.sno.org.au/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2016
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2016, Constellation 5, SNO 127 John Gillies, SNO, Sydney, Published: 15 October 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.sno.org.au/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2016
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2016, Constellation 4, SNO 127 John Gillies, Sydney Non Objective, Editor(s): Lewis R, Published: 15 October 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.sno.org.au/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2016
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2016, Constellation 2, SNO 127 John Gillies, Sydney Non Objective, Editor(s): Lewis R, Published: 15 October 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.sno.org.au/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2016
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2016, Constellation 1, SNO 127 John Gillies, MARRICKVILLE, SYDNEY, NSW AUSTRALIA, Editor(s): Lewis R, Published: 15 October 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.sno.org.au/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2016
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2016, Golden Horde, SNO 127 John Gillies, Sydney Non Objective Contemporary Art Projects, Sydney, 15 October 2016 - 13 November 2016, medium: digital archival print, at: http://www.sno.org.au/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2016
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2016, Duchess of the Fields, SNO 127: John Gillies, Sydney Non Objective Gallery, 176 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville, 15 October 2016 - 13 November 2016, at: http://www.sno.org.au/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2015
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD; Grant C; Dwyer P; Witkiewicz SI, 2015, Witkacy & Malinowski: a cinematic séance in 23 scenes, Witkacy Pod Strezechy', Rejs Cinema, Słupsk, (curator Beata Zgodzinska, Museum of Middle Pomerarania)), Rejs Cinema, Slupsk, Poland, Digital Cinema, Published: 18 September 2015, Duration: 00:40:00, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.emcek.pl/index.php/kino_rejs/repertuar/archiwum/2015/witkacy_i_malinowski_pokaz_specjalny
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2015, 'Witkacy & Malinowski', presented at Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz :Konteksky filozoficzne, teatralne i fimowe, University of Wroclaw & Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw, Poland, 19 November 2015 - 20 November 2015
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2015
    Mr John Gillies
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2015
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2015, Homage to Gerald Lewers & Margel Hinder, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle, Australia, Editor(s): Plate C, Video, Published: 09 May 2015, Duration: 00:09:45, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.nag.org.au/exhibitions/past/2015/artist/sydney_6_hinders,_lewers,_plates_abstract_artists,_friends,_partners,_siblings,_1940s-1970s
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2014
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2014, The Climb, Airspace, Sydney, Sydney, HD video, Published: 22 November 2014, Duration: 3 min, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://airspaceprojects.com/exhibitions/7-november-in-motion/in-motion-november-22-event/
    Other | 2014
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2014, Witkacy's Aesthetics, La Mama theatre, Melbourne, http://autodafetheatre.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/witkacy-readings-at-la-mama-30-31-of.html
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2013
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD; Sheridan M; Bastiaans L; Evans S, 2013, Keys Music Association: Return of the Five Limbs, Camelot Lounge, Keys Music Association: Return of the Five Limbs, Publication: Great White Noise - live music performance, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
    Other | 2013
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2013, Television as Performance Space, http://televisionsproject.org/television-as-performance-space/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2013
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2013, Granite, Monitoring, Kasseler Kunstverein, Museum Fridericianum, Editor(s): Thiele L; Hatje T; Linnenkohl A, 5 channel video and sound installation, Published: 13 November 2013, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.kasselerkunstverein.de/
    Curatorial Outputs | 2013
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2013, Sydney Underground Film Festival, exhibited at: The Factory, Sydney, 05 September 2013 - 08 September 2013, Sydney Underground Film Festival, http://suff.com.au/2013/07/free-radicals-2/
    Creative Written Works | 2013
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2013, The End of the Line (working title): unpublished film script, The End of the Line (working title): unpublished film script
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2012
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2012, John Conomos Interview 2011, Vimeo Scanlines channel, short video documentary, Published: 09 May 2012, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://vimeo.com/47835288
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2011
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2011, Landscape Series #2, Articulate Turns One with 34 Artists, Articulate Project Space, Sydney, 18 December 2011 - 24 December 2011, medium: Photography, at: http://articulate497.blogspot.com.au/2011/12/articulate-turns-one-34-artists.html
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2011
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2011, House, 28th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, 28th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany, 10 November 2011 - 10 November 2011, medium: 1080p Video, stereo sound
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2011
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD; Schacher A, 2011, On Day Collaboration: A flagging practice, One Day Collaborations, Articulate Project Space, Sydney, 21 October 2011 - 21 October 2011, at: http://articulate497.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/day-11-flagging-practice.html
    Curatorial Outputs | 2011
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2011, COFA, Univerisity of New South Wales. Program, exhibited at: Hotel Catalonia Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain, 11 May 2011 - 21 May 2011, COFA, Univerisity of New South Wales. Program, http://loop-barcelona.com/
    Curatorial Outputs | 2010
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2010, Video: Art from the Archives, exhibited at: Faculty Gallery Monash University, 27 September 2010 - 08 October 2010, Video: Art from the Archives
    Curatorial Outputs | 2010
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2010, COFA, Univerisity of New South Wales. Program, exhibited at: Hotel Catalonia Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain, 02 May 2010 - 22 May 2010, COFA, Univerisity of New South Wales. Program, http://loop-barcelona.com/
    Curatorial Outputs | 2009
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2009, A History of Video Art in Australia, exhibited at: Loop Video Art Festival, Hotel Catalonia Ramblas, Sala Forum de Debat, A History of Video Art in Australia
    Curatorial Outputs | 2009
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2009, COFA, Univerisity of New South Wales. Program, exhibited at: Hotel Catalonia Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain, 15 May 2009 - 30 May 2009, COFA, Univerisity of New South Wales. Program, http://loop-barcelona.com/
    Curatorial Outputs | 2009
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2009, Australian Video: Figures in a Landscape, exhibited at: ACC Gallerie, Weimar, Australian Video: Figures in a Landscape
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2008
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2008, Art Video Lounge: Honey, I Rearranged the Image...!, Honey, I Rearranged the Image...!, Video Lounge, Miami Botanical Gardens, Art Basel, Miami Beach, 03 December 2008 - 06 December 2006, medium: Video
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2008
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2008, Figuring Landscapes, Figuring Landscapes
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2007
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2007, Postscript, 1st Sydney Underground film Festival
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2007
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2007, Divide, Workin' Down Under, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, USA, 20 October 2007 - 31 December 2007, medium: 2 channel video installation
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2007
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD; Schacher A, 2007, Diasporic Body, 5th Da Dao Live Art Festival, Beijing, 10 July 2007 - 15 July 2007
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2007
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2007, My Sisters Room, Face Value: Video Portraiture from the Pacific, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata, Wellington, 09 July 2007 - 28 July 2007, medium: single channel video installation, stereo sound
    Curatorial Outputs | 2007
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2007, Workin` Down Under, exhibited at: Wood Street Galleries; Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Workin` Down Under
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2007
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2007, Shiver (loop version) 2007, Five x Five
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2007
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2007, Imagem Pensamento: 16th Videbrasil
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2007
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2007, 16th Videobrasil: Limite: imagen movimento y mucha extreneza.
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2007
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2007, Face Value: Video Portraiture from the Pacific
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2007
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2007, Artist makes Video: art rage survey 1994-1998, Artist makes Video: art rage survey 1994-1998
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2007
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2007, 16th Videobrasil Festival of electronic Art - Limite: Movimentacao de imagem e muita estranheza, 16th Videobrasil Festival of Electronic Art - Limite: Movimentacao de imagem e muita estranheza
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2007
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2007, 16th Videobrasil Festival of Electronic Art - Limite: Movimentacao de imagem e muita estranheza, 16th Videobrasil Festival of Electronic Art - Limite: Movimentacao de imagem e muita estranheza
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2005
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2005, Interview with Lola Harding - Irmer, Carmina Burana
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2005
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2005, Video Works - John Gillies, Video Works - John Gillies
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2004
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2004, The de Quincey Tapes, John Gillies Videowork: 1982 - 2001, Performance Space Gallery, Sydney, 16 July 2004 - 15 May 2004, medium: Video projection
    Curatorial Outputs | 2004
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2004, d>Art.04 International Screen, exhibited at: Dendy Opera Quays, Sydney, 17 June 2004 - 17 June 2004, d>Art.04 International Screen
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2004
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2004, Sydney Moving Image Coalition, Sydney Moving Image Coalition
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2004
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2004, Wounds of Society, Wounds of Society
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2004
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2004, John Gillies Video Work 1982-2001
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2003
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2003, Afterlife, Afterlife
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2002
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2002, Retrospectiva Videobrasil 1983-1992
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2001
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD; Emerson R; de Quincey T, 2001, Seep, Performance Space, Sydney, Published: 10 October 2001, Duration: 00:20:00, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    Music Compositions | 2001
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2001, Seep, publication category: Music Compositions, http://dequinceyco.net/the-scent-trilogy-part-1-shh/
    Curatorial Outputs | 2001
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2001, Landscape/Mediascape, exhibited at: Sydney Film Festival, 13 June 2001 - 13 June 2001, Landscape/Mediascape
    Music Compositions | 2000
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 2000, Prehistory, publication category: Music Compositions
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 1998
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD; Grant C, 1998, Mary Stewart, Mary Stuart, 15 September 1998 - 15 September 1998, medium: multi-media performance, at: https://www.johngillies.com/mary-stuart
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 1998
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 1998, Armada, John Gillies: Armada, Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (MAM-BA), Brazil, 13 October 1998 - 01 November 1998, medium: video and sound installation
    Curatorial Outputs | 1998
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 1998, Mixed Bodies: Recent Australian Video, exhibited at: Glauber Roucher Cinema, FIM!: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 03 June 1998 - 03 June 1998, Mixed Bodies: Recent Australian Video
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 1997
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 1997, The Nineties, John Gillies, Australian Centre for Photography, 14 October 1997 - 26 October 1997, medium: video installation
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 1997
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD, 1997, Test, Artrage (ABC TV), 01 April 1997 - 01 May 1997
    Music Compositions | 1996
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD; Hooper G, 1996, Mondolingo, publication category: Music Compositions
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 1994
    Mr John Gillies
    Gillies JD; Grant C, 1994, Techno/Dumb/Show, Museum of Modern Art, Published: 24 March 1994, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works

Awards

Grants

2020. 'Experimental Virtual Reality Lab', Australia Council for the Arts, Dr Josh Harle (C1), Tarik Ahlip, Cigdem Aydemir, Kylie Banyard, Nic Cassey, John Gillies, Grace Kingston, Claudia Nicholson, Jason Phu, Louise Zhang

Media