Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
Associate Professor

Dr Vaughan Dai Rees

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

Dr Vaughan Dai Rees is the Associate Dean - International, in the Faculty of Art & Design.  He is a practicing artist and, an art and design educator.  His research focuses on Visual Autobiography as both an artistic outcome and as a research methodology.  The dominant medium of his art practice is drawing and recently he has been exploring the notion of place, travel, personal consumption and global transformation.  Dr Rees has exhibited in Australia, Canada, China, Singapore and the United States of America.  He co-authored the successful book series Artifacts published by McrGraw-Hill and was awarded an Australian Book Publishers' Award for the first book in the series. In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 he co-editored and wrote chapters in two books on pedagogy and the visual arts for Common Ground Publishers.  For many years Dr Rees has championed professional internships for young designers and was given a national award (Carrick Institute) for his "...outstanding contributions to student learning".

Phone
+61 2 8936 0709

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rourke AJ; Lewer-Fletcher A, 2018, 'Utilising e-portfolios as a Learning Tool to Visually Express Students’ Understanding of Global Citizenship', in Rourke AJ; Rees V (ed.), Pedagogies for the Visual in Innovative Learning, edn. Transformative Pedagogy in the Visual Domain, Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, Illinois, pp. 179 - 197, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-108-9/CGP
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Jones MI, 2018, 'Beyond the Capstone: Design, Global Issues and Grand Challenges', in Rourke A; Rees V; Forsyth G (ed.), Beyond Graduate Attributes: Embedding Work Integrated Learning into undergraduate degrees, Common Ground, Champaign, Illinois, USA, pp. 55 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-120-1/CGP
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rourke AJ; Rees VD, 2018, 'Curators' Essay', in Snepvangers KIM; Davis S (ed.), Embodied and walking pedagogies engaging the visual domain: Research creation and practice., edn. Book 8 of a series of 8, CommonGround Research Network, USA
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rourke AJ; Rees VD, 2018, 'Curators' Essay', in Rourke AJ; Rees VD; Forsyth G (ed.), Beyond Graduate Attributes: Embedding Work Integrated Learning, edn. Book 7 in a series of 8, Common Ground Research Networks, USA, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-120-1/CGP
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD; Rourke AJ, 2018, 'Curators' Essay', in Griffith S; Carruthers K; Bliemel M (ed.), Visual tools for developing student capacity for cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship, edn. Book 6 in a Series of 8, Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, Illinois, USA
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD; Rourke AJ, 2018, 'Curators' Essay', in Rourke AJ; Spehar B (ed.), Pedagogies for the Visual in Innovative Learning, edn. Book 5 in the Series of 8, Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, Illinois, USA
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD; Rourke AJ, 2018, 'Curators' Essay', in Snepvangers K; Mathewson-Mitchell D (ed.), Beyond community engagement: Transforming, edn. Book 4 in a Series of 8, Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, Illinois, USA, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-001-3CGP
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD; Rourke AJ, 2018, 'Curators' Essay', in Garbutt M; Roenpagel N (ed.), The Mindful Eye: contemplative pedagogies in visual arts education, edn. Book 3 in the Series of 8., Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, Illinois, USA
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD; Rourke A, 2018, 'Curators' Essay', in Sierra M; Wise K (ed.), Transformative Pedagogies and the Environment: Creative Agency through Contemporary Art and Design, edn. Transformative Pedagogies in the Visual Domain, Common Grounds Research Network, Champaigne, USA, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-010-5/CGP
    Books | 2018
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rourke AJ; Rees V; Forsyth G, 2018, Beyond Graduate Attributes: Embedding Work Integrated Learning into undergraduate degrees, Rourke AJ; Rees V; Forsyth G, (eds.), Common grounds, Champaign, Illinois, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-120-1/CGP
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Snepvangers K; Rourke AJ, 2018, 'Developing work-integrated learning with creative professionals in art, design and media: International students, online public profiles and sustainability', in Rourke AJ; Rees V; Forsyth G (ed.), Beyond Graduate Attributes: Embedding Work Integrated Learning, edn. Transformative Pedagogy in the Visual Domain, Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, Illinois, pp. 73 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-120-1/CGP
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rourke AJ; Rees VD, 2018, 'Facilitating Learning for Moving Beyond Graduate Attributes to Life-Long Learning', in Rourke AJ; Rees V; Forsyth G (ed.), Beyond Graduate Attributes: Embedding Work Integrated Learning, edn. Transformative Pedagogy in the Visual Domain, Common Ground Research Network, Champaign, Illinois, USA, pp. 217 - 224, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-120-1/CGP
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rourke AJ; Spehar B, 2018, 'Reflecting on the Innovative Use of Visuals to Promote Life-long Learning', in Rourke AJ; Rees V (ed.), Pedagogies for the Visual in Innovative Learning, Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, Illinois, pp. 319 - 322, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-108-9/CGP
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD; Rourke, AJ, 2017, 'Curators' Essay', in McArthur I; Bamford R; Fang X; Miller B (ed.), Investigating the Visual as a Transformative Pedagogy in the Asia Region, edn. Transformative Pedagogy in the Visual Domain, Common Ground Network, Champaign, Illinois, USA
    Edited Books | 2015
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD; Rourke A, (ed.), 2015, Moving from Novice to Expert on the Road to Expertise: Developing Expertise in the Visual Domain, Common Ground Publishing, https://cgscholar.com/bookstore/works/moving-from-novice-to-expert-on-the-road-to-expertise?category_id=common-ground-publishing
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Snepvangers K; Allas T, 2015, 'Developing Expertise and Engagement with Indigenous perspectives in tertiary art and design', in Rourke A; Rees V (ed.), Moving from Novice to Expert: Developing Expertise in the Visual Domain, edn. The Image, Common Ground, Champaign, Illinois, USA, pp. 255 - 286, http://theimage.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.290/prod.3
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD; Rourke AJ, 2015, 'Reflecting on the Bumpy Road to Expertise: Demysterfying the Creative Process', in Rourke AJ (ed.), Moving from Novice to Expert on the Road to Expertise: Developing Expertise in the Visual Domain, Common Ground Publishers, Illionois USA, pp. 286 - 294
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD; Rourke A, 2015, 'Developing Expertise in the Visual Domain', in Rourke AJ; rees V (ed.), Moving from Novice to Expert on the Road to Expertise: Developing Expertise in the Visual Domain, Common Ground Publishers, Illinois, USA, pp. 1 - 11
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2015, 'Entering the Profession: Reflection on the Bridge between the Academic Institution and the Profession', in Rourke AJ; Rees V (ed.), Moving from Novice to Expert on the Road to Expertise: Developing Expertise in the Visual Domain, Common Ground Publishers, pp. 47 - 65
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2015, 'Subtle Subversion of Traditional Practice', in Li H (ed.), Contemporary Sketch, Dong-Hua University Press, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, pp. 8 - 37
    Edited Books | 2014
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rourke A; Rees V, (ed.), 2014, Researching the Visual: Demystifying ‘the picture that’s worth a thousand words', Common Grounds Publishing LLC, Champaign, Illinois, USA
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD; Rourke A, 2014, 'Reflecting on Research into the Picture That's Worth a Thousand Words', in Rourke A (ed.), Researching the Visual: Demystifying 'The Picture That's Worth a Thousand Words', edn. The Image, Common Ground Publishing, Champaign, Illinois, USA, pp. 244 - 250, http://commongroundpublishing.com/
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD; Rourke A, 2014, 'Introduction - perspectives on researching the Visual', in Rourke A (ed.), Researching the Visual: Demystifying 'The picture that's worth a thousand words', Common Ground Publishing, Champaign, Illinois, USA, pp. 1 - 8, http://commongroundpublishing.com/
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2014, 'Visual Autobiography and Visual Diaries', in Rourke A (ed.), Researching the Visual: Demystifying 'The Picture That's Worth a Thousand Words', edn. The Image, Common Ground Publishing, Champaign, Illinois, USA, pp. 195 - 210, http://theimage.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.290/prod.2
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rourke A; Rees VD, 2013, 'Reflecting on Learning from Visuals in a Visually Cluttered World', in Rourke A; Rees V (ed.), Building Minds, Forging Bridges: Teaching in a Visually Littered World, edn. 1st ed., Common Ground, Champaign, IL, pp. 151 - 154
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD; Rourke A, 2013, 'Introduction: Contextualising the Visual World. Learning from the Visual Image', in Rourke A; Rees V (ed.), Building Minds, Forging Bridges: Teaching in a Visually Littered World, edn. 1st ed., Common Ground, Champaign, IL, pp. 1 - 7
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2013, 'Visual Autobiography: A Methodology for Generating Visual Outcomes from a Student's Lived Experience', in Rourke A; Rees V (ed.), Building Minds, Forging Bridges: Teaching in a Visually Littered World, edn. 1st ed., Common Ground, Champaign, IL, pp. 117 - 129
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2013, 'Visual Autobiography: Head, Heart and Hand', in Beng TS (ed.), The convergence of the performing and creative arts: reimagining methodologies and traditions, edn. Original, Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, USM Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, pp. 42 - 49
    Books | 1998
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 1998, Art-i-Facts An exploration of ideas in drawing, McGraw-Hill, Sydeny
    Books | 1991
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD; Devenport R, 1991, Art-i-facts Book 1, McGraw-Hill, Sydney
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rosen LJ; Galili T; Kott J; Rees V, 2021, 'Beyond "Safe and Effective": The urgent need for high-impact smoking cessation medications.', Prev Med, vol. 150, pp. 106567, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106567
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Berman ML; Connolly G; Cummings KM; Djordjevic MV; Hatsukami DK; Henningfield JE; Myers M; O'Connor RJ; Parascandola M; Rees V; Rice JM; Shields PG, 2015, 'Providing a Science Base for the Evaluation of Tobacco Products.', Tob Regul Sci, vol. 1, pp. 76 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.18001/TRS.1.1.8
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD; Rourke A, 2015, 'Models for Researching the visual and Their Implications to Higher Education Teaching and Learning.', The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education. Vol.22, Issue 3, pp1-12., vol. 22, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/14659891.2015.1021870
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Mohd Aris KN; Rees V; Clayton J, 2015, 'The Influence and Remaining Japanese Cultural Elements in Raku Artworks of contemporary Non Japanese Artists/Potters', The IAFOR Academic Review, vol. 1, pp. 8 - 15, http://iafor.org/the-iafor-academic-review-volume-1-issue-2/
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Pauly JL; Rees V; O'Connor R, 2009, 'Philip Morris clinical study of carbon filtered cigarettes challenged by nondisclosure issues.', Nicotine Tob Res, vol. 11, pp. 1245 - 1246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntp119
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2009, 'Emma Robertson', Ascendant and Descendant, pp. 2 - 3
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2008, 'Jennie Tate', Incubate, pp. 55 - 55
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2006, '10 Years of Sydney Design', Object, pp. 67 - 67
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Connolly GN; Alpert HR; Rees V; Carpenter C; Wayne GF; Vallone D; Koh H, 2005, 'Effect of the New York State cigarette fire safety standard on ignition propensity, smoke constituents, and the consumer market.', Tob Control, vol. 14, pp. 321 - 327, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/tc.2005.011759
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Nadel J; Rees V; Connolly GN, 2005, 'Disparities in global tobacco harm reduction.', Am J Public Health, vol. 95, pp. 2120, http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2005.073353
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2005, 'The Visual Music of Tran Dun', Object, pp. 68 - 69
    Journal articles | 2004
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD; Rees , 2004, '4 + 1 Exhibition', Object Magazine, pp. 45 - 45
    Journal articles | 2004
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2004, 'The Visual Music of Tran Dun', Object Magazine, pp. 45 - 45
    Journal articles | 2003
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2003, 'The Sweet Unravelling of Acer Chor', Object Magazine, pp. 60 - 61
    Journal articles | 2001
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees V; Saitz R; Horton NJ; Samet J, 2001, 'Association of alcohol consumption with HIV sex- and drug-risk behaviors among drug users.', J Subst Abuse Treat, vol. 21, pp. 129 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0740-5472(01)00190-8
    Journal articles | 1998
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 1998, 'Michael Michaels - Carbon Forms', Pottery in Australia, vol. 37, pp. 15 - 17
    Journal articles | 1997
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 1997, 'Celestial Forms', Craft Arts Internaitonal, vol. 41, pp. 46 - 48
    Journal articles | 1986
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 1986, 'Cover Story', Queensland Potters Association, vol. 19, pp. 1 - 2
  • Reports | 1999
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 1999, Vella Vs Cummins
  • Designs / Architecture | 2018
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rourke A; Rees V; Snepvangers K, 2018, 8 Book Cover Designs for the Curated Series Transformative Pedagogy in the Visual Domain, Publication: Common Ground Network, Champaign, Illinois, USA, Editor: Rees V; rourke A, Publication category: Designs / Architecture
    Curatorial Outputs | 2017
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rourke A; Rees V, 2017, Transformative Pedagogy in the Visual Domain 8 Book Series, exhibited at: Venice International University, San Servolo, Venice,, 31 October 2017 - 01 November 2017, Transformative Pedagogy in the Visual Domain 8 Book Series
    Curatorial Outputs | 2017
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rourke A; Rees V, 2017, Transformative Pedagogy in the Visual Domain, exhibited at: , - , Transformative Pedagogy in the Visual Domain
    Other | 2016
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2016, Estudando arte e design na Austrália, Target Student Media Ltd 476 St Albans Rd, Watford, WD24 6QU, UK, Watford, UK., http://www.estudonoexterior.com/estudando-arte-e-esign-na-australia/%20http://www.studyingabroad.co.in/studying-art-and-design-in-australia%20%20%20http://www.belajarluarnegeri.com/belajar-seni-dan-de
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD; Rourke AJ, 2014, 'Models for Researching the Visual and Their Implications to Higher Education Teaching and Learning', Vol. 22, pp. 1 - 12, presented at 2014 Learning Conferend, New York City, 14 July 2014 - 17 July 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v22i03/48618
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2014
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2014, Visual Autobiography of Travel, Quo Vadis: The Last Drawing Exhibition, UNSW Galleries, UNSW, Sydney, 23 September 2014 - 10 October 2014, medium: Pen and Ink
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD; Rees V, 2014, 'Models for Researching the Visual.', presented at The Learner Conference, New York, New York, USA, 04 July 2014 - 06 July 2015
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2014
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD; McIntyre S, 2014, Drawing Essentials - Pen and Ink. Dr Vaughan Rees, YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2EsZS1RWi0&list=PLSwlHuWgBNduaCDYsVbxvteojq2bDRMji, video, Published: 03 February 2014, Duration: 6mins, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2013, 'Subverting of Tradition', presented at Drawing Connections: Subtle Subservion, Dong-Hua University, Shanghai, China, 03 December 2013 - 06 December 2013
    Curatorial Outputs | 2013
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2013, Drawing Softly, Thinking Aloud, exhibited at: YiFu Gallery, Dong-Hua University, Shanghai, China., 03 December 2013 - 07 December 2013, Drawing Softly, Thinking Aloud
    Curatorial Outputs | 2013
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2013, The Art of Memory, exhibited at: Geothe-Institut, Woolahra, Sydney, Australia., - , The Art of Memory
    Creative Written Works | 2012
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2012, Imaginings of Place: An Autobiography of Travel, Imaginings of Place: An Autobiography of Travel
    Creative Written Works | 2010
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2010, Designation: Singapore Vision Australian Education, Designation: Singapore Vision Australian Education
    Creative Written Works | 2007
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2007, Design As Cultural Artefact, Design As Cultural Artefact
    Creative Written Works | 2007
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2007, Design as Cultural Artefact, Design as Cultural Artefact, Rees V, (ed.), National library of Singapore
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2007
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2007, Curated the exhibition: Design As Cultural Artefact, Design as Cultural Artefact
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2006
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2006, The Art of Memory, The Art of Memory
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2006
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2006, Artistic Construction of Memory, Artistic Construction of Memory
    Theses / Dissertations | 2005
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2005, Head, Heart and Hand ¿ A Visual Autobiography
    Curatorial Outputs | 2004
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2004, This Way, exhibited at: COFA Performance and Exhibition Space, UNSW, Sydney, Australia., - , This Way
    Creative Written Works | 2002
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 2002, Head, Heart and Hand - A Visual Autobiography, Head, Heart and Hand - A Visual Autobiography
    Curatorial Outputs | 1996
    Dr Vaughan Dai Rees
    Rees VD, 1996, Ceramics of Dong Woo, exhibited at: COFA Performance and Exhibition Space, UNSW, Sydney, Australia., - , Ceramics of Dong Woo

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