Guy Keulemans

Lecturer

Guy Keulemans is a designer, artist and researcher producing critical objects and processes informed by history, philosophy, sustainability theories and studio experimentation. Major themes are repair and reuse, generative processes, materials of design, and the environmental impacts of production and consumption. His current research is funded though an Australian Research Council Linkage Project with partners Australian Design Centre, JamFactory and Design Tasmania.

Guy has a Masters in Humanitarian Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven and a PhD from the University of New South Wales’ Art & Design, where he also lectures. He has exhibited in museums and galleries in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, including ARS Electronica, the Marres Centre for Contemporary Culture, COCA Torun and Platform 21, and in Australia at signifiant museums and design and craft organisations, with four works in the permanent collection of the National Galley of Victoria. Guy was resident artist at JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design Centre in Adelaide in 2015. He is represented in Australia by Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert.

 

Creative Works (non-textual)
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Keulemans G; Hashimoto K, 2021, Conglomerate Vases, A World We Don't Want, The Meat Market, 2-8 Wreckyn St, North Melbourne, 26 March 2021 - 05 April 2021, medium: various waste material in a resin binder, at: https://www.friendsand.associates/
2021
Keulemans G; Hashimoto K; Harkness M, 2020, Polylactic Acid Chain (Large Necklace 1 & 2), Conversations & Collaborations, Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, 16 December 2020 - 07 February 2021, medium: PLA plastic, at: https://gallerysallydancuthbert.com/exhibitions/20-conversations-collaborations-group-exhibition/works/
2020
Keulemans G, 2019, Archaeologic Vase (series 5): Repair Test, Welcome to Wasteland, Compound Interest, Melbourne, 14 March 2019 - 23 March 2019, medium: Stoneware, sterling silver staples, paint, at: https://www.friendsand.associates/wtw
2019
Keulemans G; Hashimoto K, 2019, Daijuzu (large prayer beads), CONCRETE: art design architecture, JamFactory, 01 March 2019 - 28 April 2019, medium: concrete, steel reinforcement, UHMwPE rope, at: https://www.jamfactory.com.au/
2019
Keulemans G; Hashimoto K, 2019, Plinth (1 & 2), Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert Launch and Opening Exhibition, Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, 08 August 2019 - 08 October 2019, medium: Plywood, paint, glue. acrylic., at: https://gallerysallydancuthbert.com/exhibitions/6-opening-exhibition-group-show-a-taste-of-what-s-to-come/overview/
2019
Keulemans G, 2018, Archaeologic Vases (series 3 & 4), Guy Keulemans, The Japan Foundation Sydney, 02 February 2018 - 17 March 2018, medium: ceramic, metal, synthetic glues, photoluminescent pigments, paint, at: https://jpf.org.au/events/shifts-in-japanese-materiality/
2018
Keulemans G; Hashimoto K, 2018, Ritual Objects for the Time of Fossil Capital, Designing Women, NGV INTERNATIONAL LEVEL 3, MELBOURNE., 28 September 2018 - 24 March 2019, medium: Various plastics from old toys chopped up, cement, sand, oxide, polymer rope from fishing vessel nets, steel cable, resin., at: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/designing-women/
2018
Jansen T, 2017, Teena's Washing Trolley, Object Therapy, Australian Design Centre, 06 April 2017 - 07 June 2017, medium: Used laundry trolley, at: https://australiandesigncentre.com/object-therapy/
2017
Keulemans G; Hashimoto K, 2017, Terra Rings, Designwork 01, Sophie Gannon Gallery / National Gallery of Victora, 14 March 2017 - 01 April 2017, at: https://sophiegannongallery.com.au/exhibition/designwork-01-4080
2017
Keulemans G; Hashimoto K, 2017, Two & One White Cubes, Designwork 01, Sophie Gannon Gallery / National Gallery of Victoria, 14 March 2017 - 01 April 2017, at: https://sophiegannongallery.com.au/exhibition/designwork-01-4080
2017
Keulemans G, 2017, Manufacture Unknown, 26 Original Fakes, Watchmaker at Piccolina Gelateria supported by the National Gallery of Victoria, 16 March 2017 - 26 March 2017, medium: furniture, see Research Statement for materials, at: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/26-original-fakes/
2017
Keulemans G, 2016, Gilded Concrete Low Table (object) + Maintenance and Life Instructions (drawing), Embracing Innovation Volume 6, Craft ACT, 21 July 2016 - 27 August 2016, medium: concrete, steel, plywood, gold leaf + chalk on wall., at: https://craftact.org.au/blogs/past-exhibitions/embracing-innovation-volume-6
2016
Keulemans G, 2016, Four Principles of the Precautionary Technosociety, Future Possible: re-directing design, Gorman Arts Centre, Canberra, 08 September 2016 - 08 September 2016, medium: Digital prints on paper, 84.1cm x 118.9 cm, at: http://www.agac.com.au/2016/09/future-possible-re-directing-design/
2016
Keulemans GL, 2016, Shane’s Glass Giraffe, Repaired by Guy Keulemans, Object Therapy: a research and remaking project, Hotel Hotel, Canberra, 14 October 2016 - 31 October 2016, at: http://www.hotel-hotel.com.au/objecttherapy/
2016
Keulemans G; Hashimoto K, 2016, Elizabeth’s Knitting Needles Repaired by Kyoko Hashimoto and Guy Keulemans, Object Therapy: a research and remaking project, Hotel Hotel, Canberra, 14 October 2016 - 31 October 2016, at: http://www.hotel-hotel.com.au/objecttherapy/
2016
Keulemans G, 2016, Copper Ice Cream Scoops, at home: MODERN AUSTRALIAN DESIGN AT OLD GOVERNMENT HOUSE, Old Government House, Parramatta, 11 November 2016 - 22 January 2017, medium: Copper, tin, resin, at: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/event/at-home/
2016
Keulemans G, 2015, Objects for Architects: Tables to be conditioned for domestic use, with reconfigured site markers., Unmaking Waste, SASA Gallery, UniSA, Adelaide, South Australia, 05 May 2015 - 29 May 2016, medium: Materials: Timber stud offcuts (pine tree), Rebar (steel [iron, carbon and alloyed metals that might include molybdenum, manganese, chromium or nickel, and possibly tungsten or cobalt]), Concrete (cement [cooked and crushed limestone {calcium carbonate –shells, corals and the bodies of other sea animals composited into rock over millions and millions of years} with a pozzolanic material {probably fly ash [a coal fired power plant byproduct comprising silicon dioxide, calcium oxide, unknown dioxins and polyaromatic hydrocarbons plus an unknown variety of trace metals possibly including arsenic, beryllium, boron, cadmium, chromium, hexavalent chromium, cobalt, lead, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, selenium, strontium, thallium, and vanadium], sand and aggregate [unknown rocks and minerals]), Drywall (paper {wood pulp [trees and possibly other fibrous plants]}, gypsum plaster {calcium sulfate dihydrate –a sedimentary rock}]), Spray paint (unknown petrochemical polymers and hydrocarbon propellant {petroleum [the bodies of plants, animals and other living organisms anaerobically decomposed over millions and millions of years]}), Gold, Copper, Shellac (ethanol and the resin secreted by the female lac bug [kerria lacca]), Galvinsed steel brackets (steel and zinc), Epoxy resin (polyepoxide, a thermosetting polymer {petroleum}, Steel screws, Brass screws (copper, zinc and other alloyed metals that might include aluminium, iron, silicon, manganese or tin), Star plugs (unknown plastic material), building site markers (steel, paint, unknown plastic material), 3D printed slotted sphere (polylactic acid {fermented and polymerised lactic acid [unknown plant, probably sugarcane]., at: http://unmakingwaste2015.org/?page_id=365
2015
Keulemans G, 2012, Ladenkastboekenplank, Black, Cross-Pollination, COFAspace, UNSW, 05 June 2012 - 08 June 2012, medium: bamboo ply, steel ball asters, nylon and polypropylene rails, copper handles, at: http://www.redobjects.unsw.edu.au/system/assets/275/original/Cross-Pollination_Catalogue_web.pdf
2012
Keulemans G; Wilson H, 2012, Preserving Jar Redux, Stories in Form, at: http://www.object.com.au/news-reviews/object-eye/entry/stories_in_form_henry_wilson/
2012
Keulemans G, 2011, Archeologic, COFA Design Festival & Sydney Design Catalogue
2011
Keulemans G, 2011, NNancy, Nnancy, PYD Building; Sydney, 18 March 2011 - 20 April 2011, at: http://www.pyd.com.au/exhibitions-4785/generative-installation-nnancy-pyd-during-april.aspx
2011
Keulemans G, 2011, Tag! Base! Hide & Seek (Berek! Szukam!), Wwilma, City Gallery; Tarnow, 21 June 2011 - 20 July 2011, at: http://cargocollective.com/pindera/Tag-Base-Hide-Seek
2011
Keulemans G, 2010, Objects for Athiests – Superunfoldedbox, We Were Exuberant and Still Had Hope, The Marres Centre for Contemporary Culture; Capucijnenstraat 98, 6211 RT Maastricht, The Netherlands, 10 January 2010 - 13 February 2010, at: http://www.marres.org/en/program/exhibition/we_were_exuberant_and_still_had_hope_ettore_sottass_works_from_stockhol_1969
2010
Keulemans G, 2010, Greygoo, Die Grauzone (The Gray Area) part of 48 Stunden Neukoln (48 Hours Neukolin), Kaleidosckop; Boddinstrasse 7, 12053 Berlin, Germany, 19 June 2010 - 21 July 2010, at: http://guykeulemans.com/stuff/grey-goo-for-the=grey-sone
2010
Keulemans G, 2010, WWILMA, Tag! Base! Hide & Seek (Berek! Szukam!), Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun; 87-100 Torun, Waly gen. Sikorskiego 13, Poland, 03 December 2010 - 13 February 2011
2010
Keulemans G, 2010, Tag! Base! Hide & Seek (Berek! Szukam!), Wwilma, Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun; 87-100 Torun, Waly gen. Sikorskiego 13, Poland, 03 December 2010 - 13 February 2011, at: http://csw.torun.pl/exhibitions/exhibitions-db/tag-base-hide-seek
2010
Keulemans G; Dijkhuizen M, 2010, SMASH REPAIR 3 & 4, Repair, ARS Electronica, Linz, Austria, 01 September 2010 - 30 September 2010, at: https://ars.electronica.art/press/de/2010/08/12/ars-electronica-festival-2010/
2010
Keulemans G; Dijkhuizen M, 2009, SMASH REPAIR 3, Repairing, Platform 21, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 01 March 2009 - 31 August 2009, at: https://www.platform21.nl/page/4315/en
2009
Book Chapters
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Keulemans G, 2021, 'The Agency of Transformative Repair', in Crocker R (ed.), The World is Already Full: Creative Responses to the Waste Crisis, Intellect
2021
Keulemans G, 2021, 'New Materials: Fast Tech and Slow Design', in Todd S (ed.), Hybrid, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, https://maas.museum/product/hybrid/
2021
Creative Written Works
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Keulemans G, 2021, Time to start thinking about the world you don’t want., Friends and Associates, https://www.friendsand.associates/manifesto
2021
Keulemans G, 2020, Notes on Life & Death, a manifesto, Life & Death by Friends & Associates, Friends & Associates, https://garlandmag.com/loop/matters-of-life-and-death/
2020
Keulemans G, 2020, The case for wood, 'Pembaharu', Garland Magazine, https://garlandmag.com/article/the-case-for-wood/
2020
Keulemans G; Hashimoto K, 2020, Differing Perspectives, an exhibition essay, Differing Perspectives, new works by Calum Hurley and Jordan Leeflang, Craft ACT, https://craftact.org.au/blogs/news/differing-perspectives
2020
Keulemans G, 2019, Notes on the idea of a wasteland: Welcome to Wasteland Catalogue Essay, Welcome to Wasteland exhibition, Hardiman D, (ed.), Friends & Associates, https://www.friendsand.associates/manifesto/
2019
Keulemans G, 2018, Foreword to Seasonal Abandonment of Imaginary Worlds, Seasonal Abandonment of Imaginary Worlds by Carine Thevenau, Zé Studio , (ed.), Éditions Edizioni, https://editions-publishing.com/products/seasonal-abandonment-of-imaginary-worlds-first-edition-book
2018
Keulemans G, 2018, Liam Mugavin, Liam Mugavin: Unconfined by Convention, Studio Liam Mugavin, https://criteriacollection.com.au/blogs/blog/unconfined-by-convention
2018
Keulemans G; Rubenis N; Marks A, 2016, In Brief: Object Therapy, Object Therapy: a research and remaking project, Hotel Hotel, http://www.hotel-hotel.com.au/objecttherapy/
2016
Keulemans G, 2015, Guy Keulemans (Proposal for a Practical Work), Unmaking Waste: Transforming production and consumption in time and place,, Thornton K, (ed.), Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour, University of South Australia
2015
Keulemans G, 2011, Proposal for Platform 21, Curatorial Cooking: the Design Practice of Platform 21, Zanden JVD, (ed.), ArtEZ Press d'jonge Hond, http://www.dejongehond.nl/EN/shop/0/0/1/10884/curatorial-cooking
2011
Conference Papers
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Keulemans G; Harle J; Hashimoto K; Mugavin L, 2020, 'Design considerations for the transformative reuse of a Japanese temple', in Design Research Society 2020 International Conference Proceedings, Griffith University, presented at Design Research Society 2020 International Conference, Griffith University, 11 August 2020 - 14 August 2020, http://drs2020.org/
2020
Keulemans G; Rubenis N, 2019, 'The community of transformative repair', in Product Lifetimes And The Environment (PLATE) 2019 Proceedings, Berlin, Germany, presented at Product Lifetimes And The Environment (PLATE) 2019, Berlin, Germany, 18 September 2019 - 20 September 2019, https://www.plateconference.org/plate-2019-conference/
2019
Keulemans G, 2018, 'The Agency of Transformative Repair', in Unmaking Waste 2018 International Conference Proceedings, China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development and the University of South Australia., Adelaide, presented at Unmaking Waste 2018, Adelaide, 20 September 2018 - 23 September 2018, https://www.unmakingwaste.org/
2018
Keulemans G; Rubenis N; Marks A, 2017, 'Object Therapy: Critical design and methodologies of human research in transformative repair', in Bakker C; Mugge R (ed.), PLATE: Product Lifetimes and the Environment 2017, IOS Press, The Netherlands, TU Delft, The Netherlands, pp. 186 - 191, presented at PLATE: Product Lifetimes and the Environment 2017, TU Delft, The Netherlands, 08 November 2017 - 11 November 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-820-4-186
2017
Keulemans G, 2016, 'Beech eating machine: A new materialist critique of the Thonet no. 14 chair', in Wong W; Kikuchi Y; Lin T (eds.), Making Trans/National Contemporary Design History [=ICDHS 2016 – 10th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies]., Blucher, Taipei, pp. 354 - 360, presented at ICDHS 2016 – 10th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies, Taipei, 26 October 2016 - 28 October 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.5151/despro-icdhs2016-04_010
2016
Keulemans G, 2015, 'Mixed Up: re-thinking the sensibility of reinforced concrete', in Crocker R (ed.), Unmaking Waste 2015 conference proceedings, Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 566 - 577, presented at Unmaking Waste 2015, Adelaide, South Australia, 22 May 2015 - 24 May 2015, http://unmakingwaste2015.org/?page_id=2865
2015
Keulemans G, 2012, 'Italian Radicals and Dutch Conceptuals: the Sensation of Affect in Two Movements', in Design Frontiers: Territiories, Concepts, Technologies, International Committee for Design History & Design Studies | Blucher, Sao Paulo, Brazil, pp. 557 - 561, presented at Design Frontiers - territories, concepts, technologies, the 8th Conference of the International Commitee for Design History & Design Studies, Blucher, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 03 September 2012 - 06 September 2012, http://www.blucher.com.br/livro.asp?Codlivro=06927
2012
Journal articles
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Keulemans G, 2020, 'Ceramic Repair in the Age of Fossil Fuel', The Journal of Australian Ceramics, vol. 59, pp. 89 - 93, https://www.australianceramics.com/product/the-journal-of-australian-ceramics-vol-59-no-3-november-2020
2020
Adams C; Keulemans G, 2018, 'Guardian: Made in Cambodia: Experimental textile design responding to Cambodian factory conditions, unionism and the phenomenon of Neak Ta possession', Clothing Cultures, vol. 5, pp. 97 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/cc.5.1.97_1
2018
Keulemans G, 2016, 'The Geo-cultural Conditions of Kintsugi', The Journal of Modern Craft, vol. 9, pp. 15 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17496772.2016.1183946
2016
Keulemans G, 2015, 'Affects of industry and environment in the experience of a domestic object', Studio Research, pp. 18 - 29, http://studioresearch.com.au/wp/
2015
Keulemans G, 2012, 'The Trajectories of Yachts and Snot: Strategies for Generative Designers', Deleuze Studies, vol. 6, pp. 72 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/dls.2012.0047
2012
Conference Presentations
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Keulemans G; Hashimoto K, 2019, 'Supply chains and place-based making: problems and potential.', presented at Art Association of Australia and New Zealand 2019 Conference: Ngā Tūtaki – Encounter/s: Agency, Embodiment, Exchange, Ecologies, Auckland, New Zealand, 03 December 2019 - 06 December 2019, http://aaanz.info/aaanz-home/conferences/2019-conference/
2019
Keulemans G, 2018, 'A lie of speculative design? Understanding the nature of biomaterials in experimental products with sustainability narratives', presented at Workshop: Waste between the 19th and the 21st Century: the Price of Modernity or the Sign of a Misdirected Development?, Center for the History of Global Development – Shanghai University, 25 October 2018 - 27 October 2018, https://networks.h-net.org/node/9782/discussions/1801915/workshop-waste-between-19th-and-21st-century-price-modernity-or
2018
Keulemans G, 2017, 'The use of Deleuzian-Guattarian concepts in the study of transformative repair.', presented at The 5th International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference, The National University of Singapore (NUS), 09 June 2017 - 11 June 2017
2017
Keulemans G; Rubenis N; Marks A, 2016, 'Object Therapy, an investigation into the public perception of broken objects and their transformative repair: methodologies', presented at Annual Conference of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand: The Work of Art, Canberra, 01 December 2016 - 03 December 2016, http://aaanz.info/aaanz-home/conferences/2016-conference/
2016
Keulemans G, 2015, 'Capturing the Middle: Experimental Product Design and the Expression of Socio-Environmental Relations in Material', presented at Aesthetics After Finitude, UNSW Art & Design Campus, Sydney, Australia, 05 February 2015 - 06 February 2015, http://www.aestheticsafterfinitude.blogspot.com.au/
2015
Keulemans G, 2012, 'Repaesthetics, archeologics', presented at NEIA, Artspace, Sydney, Australia, 16 August 2012 - 16 August 2012
2012
Keulemans G, (ed.), 2011, 'A Deleuzian Agenda for Product Designers: the Transformation of Materials as Social Force.', presented at The 4th International Deleuze Studies Conference: Creation, Crisis, Critique, Copenhagen, 27 June 2011 - 29 June 2011, https://conference.cbs.dk/index.php/deleuze/conf/paper/view/1100
2011
Curatorial Outputs
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Keulemans G, 2019, Designwork 03 The Supply Chain, exhibited at: Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne, 05 March 2019 - 23 March 2019, https://sophiegannongallery.com.au/exhibition/designwork-03-the-supply-chain-5807
2019
Keulemans G; Marks A; Rubenis N; Honey D, 2016, Object Therapy: a research and remaking project, exhibited at: Hotel Hotel, Canberra, 14 October 2016 - 31 October 2016, Object Therapy: a research and remaking project, http://www.hotel-hotel.com.au/objecttherapy/
2016
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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Keulemans G; Rubenis N, 2019, Transformative Repair (Regional), UNSW & Australian Design Centre, Sydney & Amsterdam, digital video, Published: 13 May 2019, Duration: various, between 4 and 10 minutes, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://australiandesigncentre.com/object-platform/films-transformative-repair/
2019
Keulemans G; Wilson H, 2012, Henry Wilson and Guy Keulemans discuss their work for Stories In Form., Object: Australian Design Centre, Sydney, Australia, Editor(s): Power J, Online, Published: 2012, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.object.com.au/news-reviews/object-eye/entry/stories_in_form_henry_wilson/
2012
Theses / Dissertations
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Keulemans G, 2015, Affect and the experimental design of domestic products, University of New South Wales, Art & Design, https://www.academia.edu/35605876/affect_and_the_experimental_design_of_domestic_products
2015

2019 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Early Career Research
2015 JamFactory Craft and Design Centre, Adelaide Artist in-residence
2014 Temple and Webster’s Emerging Designer Award - nominee
2010 UNSW Art & Design, Kudos Award - design prize
2010 Rooftop Studios, Berlin - Artist in-residence

  • 2021 ARC Near Miss Faculty Research Support Scheme
  • 2021 National Gallery of Victoria new works commission for Sampling the Future
  • 2020 Australian Research Council Linkage LP190100751: Designing for sustainability using a transformative repair model
  • 2020 Faculty Research Grant, designworks for Sampling the Future
  • 2019 UNSW DesignNext, design & sustainability education report
  • 2019 Australia Council for the Arts Career Development Grant – Dutch Design Week
  • 2019 Faculty Research Grant, Anyoji Temple Transformative Reuse
  • 2017 Faculty Research Grant, Transformative Repair & Perception Research
  • 2017 Federal Government Visions of Australia Grant, Object Therapy Touring Exhibition (funded to the Australian Design Centre)
  • 2016 Arts NSW Artist Grant, Object Therapy

I am expert in areas of design and sustainability, specifically in the fields of experimental and critical design, repair, reuse, product durabilities and obsolescence, and sustainable materials.