Mr John Francis Hughes
Honorary Lecturer

Mr John Francis Hughes

Arts, Design & Architecture (ADA)
School of Art & Design

Hobart Hughes aka John E Hughes Biography

 

Hobart graduated from City Art Institute in 1979 . After some experiments with different forms of animation received a grant to develop an animation on the History of fashion. This project saw the development of the Animation Co Op in Darlinghurst. Not long after this Hobart and Bruce Currie formed the Even Orchestra. The group was a multi media animation-theatre and we performed and toured nationally  internationally for the next eight years. Throughout this period Hobart produced eight animated films. 'Monkey Business, 'Iced Hopes Of Dr Calastein', 'Bride Of Frankstein', 'Lost Forgotten Object', 'Meal', 'Germ Of An Idea', 'Crust ‘ AFI Award.

 

In 1982 Hobart started work on a film clip for Sydney band Mental As Anything. The clip was chosen for an exhibition on the art of the music video at the Museum Of Modern Art in New York. Over the next six years Hobart produced six film clips.

 

Hobart also has produced several drama 'PUBLIC KNOWHOW 1985' AFI finalist, 'RAFT OF THE MEDUSA'1990, 'DARK AISLE 93' , 'BECAUSE YOU CAN 94'

 

1999 Hobart developed an animated web site for Juice magazine. He then went on to develop animated web interface designs for Monument Magazine and the Commonwealth Bank. This work led Hobart to develop in conjunction with the Pain Management Research unit of the Sydney Children’s Hospital and interactive pain management software called Sic Rom 2005.

 

From 1993 Hobart started developing installation art and looking at way of combining animation with sculpture.

Fragile Vortex'  Artspace 1997, Theatre Of Museums 1998 Collectorscope' Ivan Doherty (Perspecta 1999) Human Tide' Olympic arts Festival. 2000  Stations Of The Cross. Sydney Town Hall 2004  Out There Ivan Doherty  2005

Approaching Intimacy (Contemporary Miniatures)Ivan Doherty 2006

The Mind Beneath Video installation Damien Minton Gallery Epiphany Video installation Ivan Doherty Gallery2007I Was A Middle Aged Termite (video performance)Art Gallery 2009

The Mind Beneath Kandos Contemporary Art Festival  2013

 

Hobart’s figurative sculpture and has had the following exhibitions

Animals in a Flooded Garden Boutwell Draper Galley 2001

Ruptured By Delight solo shoe of sculpture and installation

Placed  sculpture & video installation Damien Minton Gallery2008

Animals Attacking People In Animal CostumesDamien Minton Gallery 2009

Automatic Damien Minton Gallery2010

Evolution Of Desire in the Age Of Mechanical Reproduction Damien Minton Gallery2013

Photosimpathise  Sculpture at Scenicworld 2014 

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Publications

  • Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes J, 2019, Water In Trees, Arboreal Narratives, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, 19 October 2019 - 02 November 2019, medium: Digital Video, at: https://www.abbotsleigh.nsw.edu.au/EventViewTrainingDetails.aspx?Bck=Y&EventID=20322&m=0%7C0&DisplayType=C
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes J, 2018, Spirit Headstones, Hidden Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk, Rookwood Cemetery, 01 September 2018 - 01 October 2018, medium: Ceramic Sculpture, found crockery, stone sculpture, cast cement sculpture./, at: http://www.hiddeninrookwood.com.au/hidden-exhibition-2018
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes J, 2018, Lacanian Poseidon, Blake Prize, Casula Power House, 12 May 2018 - 01 July 2018, medium: Ceramic and electronic components for sound reproduction., at: http://www.casulapowerhouse.com/get-involved/prizes/prizes/blake-prize
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2017, Hole Within A Whole, Hole Within a Hole, Momentum Kunsquater Bathanion Berlin, 08 September 2017 - 08 October 2018, medium: Video, animation, sculpture, performance., at: http://momentumworldwide.org/exhibitions/hole-within-the-whole/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2016
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2016, CO2 (aq) + H2O H2CO3 HCO3− + H+ CO32− + 2 H+., Sea (s), Ionial Centre For The Arts and Culture Kefalonia Greece, 31 August 2016 - 20 October 2016, medium: Polymer clay, driftwood, wire, at: http://seas.ionionartscenter.gr/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2016
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2016, Iceberg, Sea(s), Ionian Center For The Arts and Culture Kefalonia Greece, 31 August 2016 - 20 October 2016, medium: Sculpture, at: http://seas.ionionartscenter.gr/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2016
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2016, Anecdotal Life, Anecdotal Life, Ionian Center For The Arts and Culture Kefalonia Greece, 04 July 2016 - 07 July 2016, medium: Ceramic sculpture, Digital Video,, at: http://sites.cofa.unsw.edu.au/~z9271327/hobarthughesart/sculptures/Anodicital/Aneodotal%20Life%201.htm
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2015
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2015, True Confessions Of A Nature Lover, Beams Art Festival, Chipopendale Creative Precinct, Editor(s): Ginsburg N, live performance, video,, Published: 19 September 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://beamsfestival.com.au/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2015
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2015, Do Not Mistake Me, Hidden, Rookwood cemetery NSW, 17 September 2015 - 18 October 2015, medium: Ceramic, at: http://www.hiddeninrookwood.com.au/hidden-exhibition-2015
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2015
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2015, Hole In The Sky, Chippendale New World Art Prize, NG Art Gallery Chippendale, Editor(s): McGreggor EA, Video installation, Published: 09 April 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://chippendalecreative.com/2015/04/hobart-hughes-wins-2015-chippendale-new-world-art-prize/
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2014, 'Slowness through speed: indie filmmaking in the age of digital culture', presented at Crossroads Conference in Cultural Studies, Tampere Finland, 01 July 2014 - 04 July 2014
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2014
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2014, Photosympathise, Sculpture at Scenicworld, Scenicworld Katoomba, 23 April 2014 - 18 May 2014, medium: Wood and perspex sculpture, at: http://www.scenicworld.com.au/experiences/sculpture/2014-exhibition/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2014
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2014, Exterminating Angel, Sculpture At Sawmillers 2014, Sawmillers Reserve North Sydney, 06 March 2014 - 08 March 2014, at: http://www.sculptureatsawmillers.com/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2013
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2013, Don't Come Crying O Me, Harbour Sculpture Prize, Clarks Pt Woolwich, 09 August 2013 - 13 August 2013, medium: Wood Sculpture, at: http://www.harboursculpture.com/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2013
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2013, I Was A Middle Aged Termite, Cementa 13, Kandos NSW, 02 February 2013 - 03 February 2013, medium: Mixed media, at: http://www.cementa13.com/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2013
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2013, Evolution Of Desire To The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction, Evolution Of Desire To The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction, Damien Minton Gallery, 07 October 2013 - 18 October 2013, medium: Ceramic sculpture, video projection and painting
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2011
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2011, Chocolate Box Of Paradigms, Chocolate Box Of Paradigms, Damien Minton Gallery, 18 October 2011 - 05 November 2011, medium: Mixed media
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2010
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2010, Traction, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Woollahra Council Chambers; Sydney, 22 October 2010 - 06 November 2010
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2010
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2010, Sculpture at Sawmillers, Sawmillers Reserve Millers Point, 18 September 2010 - 19 September 2010
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2010
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2010, “Carbon Copy", Sawmillers Sculpture Prize, Sawmillers; North Sydney, 18 September 2010 - 19 September 2010
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2010
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2010, Automatically, Damien Minton; 61-63 Great Buckingham St Redfern, 07 September 2010 - 25 September 2010
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2010
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2010, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Woollahra council chambers, 23 October 2010
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2010
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2010, Iggy and Wood, Time and Space, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, 03 July 2010 - 15 August 2010
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2010
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2010, Time and Space, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery; 782 Kingsway Gymea, 03 July 2010
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2010
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2010, Automatic, Automatically, Damien Minton Gallery; Sydney, 07 September 2010 - 25 September 2010
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2009
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2009, Animals Attacking People In Animal Costumes, Animals Attacking People In Animal Costumes, Damien Minton Gallery; Sydney, 30 June 2009 - 18 July 2009
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2008
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2008, Moved, worldoneminute video & literature, Beijing China, 06 May 2008 - 20 May 2008
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2008
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2008, Figuring Landscapes, Figuring Landscapes
    Creative Written Works | 2008
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2008, Crust, Crust
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2008
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2008, The Bold the Brave and The Best, Flickerfest
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2008
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2008, Placed, Placed, Damien Minton Gallery; Sydney, 25 June 2008 - 12 July 2008
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2007
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2007, Hobart Hughes, Hobart Hughes
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2005
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2005, He Who Wrights The Text, Blake Prize for Religious Art Exhibition
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2005
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2005, Solitary, (Going) Out There
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2005
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2005, Removed, Sydney Film Festival
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2005
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2005, The Wind Calls Your Name, TrainInk: Video Works #3
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2005
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 2005, The Space Between Two Monks, Look Right: Video Works # 4
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 1997
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 1997, Fragile Vortex
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 1997
    Mr John Francis Hughes
    Hughes JF, 1997, History of Walking

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