John Gillies

Senior Lecturer

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

Creative Works (non-textual)
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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
2020
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
2020
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
2019
Gillies JD, 2017, Falling Water, John Gillies, Articulate Project Space, 15 September 2017 - 01 October 2017
2017
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
2017
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
2017
Gillies JD, 2017, Above the Ground - Lascaux, John Gillies, Articulate Project Space, 17 September 2017 - 01 October 2017, at: http://articulate497.blogspot.com.au/
2017
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
2017
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/
2017
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
2017
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/
2016
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/
2016
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
2011
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
2011
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
2011
Gillies JD, 2008, Figuring Landscapes, Figuring Landscapes
2008
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
2008
Gillies JD, 2007, 16th Videobrasil: Limite: imagen movimento y mucha extreneza.
2007
Gillies JD, 2007, Imagem Pensamento: 16th Videbrasil
2007
Gillies JD, 2007, Shiver (loop version) 2007, Five x Five
2007
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
2007
Gillies JD; Schacher A, 2007, Diasporic Body, 5th Da Dao Live Art Festival, Beijing, 10 July 2007 - 15 July 2007
2007
Gillies JD, 2007, Divide, Workin' Down Under, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, USA, 20 October 2007 - 31 December 2007, medium: 2 channel video installation
2007
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
2007
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
2007
Gillies JD, 2007, Artist makes Video: art rage survey 1994-1998, Artist makes Video: art rage survey 1994-1998
2007
Gillies JD, 2007, Postscript, 1st Sydney Underground film Festival
2007
Gillies JD, 2007, Face Value: Video Portraiture from the Pacific
2007
Gillies JD, 2005, Interview with Lola Harding - Irmer, Carmina Burana
2005
Gillies JD, 2005, Video Works - John Gillies, Video Works - John Gillies
2005
Gillies JD, 2004, John Gillies Video Work 1982-2001
2004
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
2004
Gillies JD, 2004, Wounds of Society, Wounds of Society
2004
Gillies JD, 2004, Sydney Moving Image Coalition, Sydney Moving Image Coalition
2004
Gillies JD, 2003, Afterlife, Afterlife
2003
Gillies JD, 2002, Retrospectiva Videobrasil 1983-1992
2002
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
1998
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
1998
Gillies JD, 1997, Test, Artrage (ABC TV), 01 April 1997 - 01 May 1997
1997
Gillies JD, 1997, The Nineties, John Gillies, Australian Centre for Photography, 14 October 1997 - 26 October 1997, medium: video installation
1997
Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
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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
2019
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
2018
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
2017
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)
2013
Other
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Gillies J, 2019, Rik Rue: notes on an audio collagist, Casula Powerhouse, https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/34cdf7_b8783e2de91942938a59c0954cd4e788.pdf
2019
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
2014
Gillies JD, 2013, Television as Performance Space, http://televisionsproject.org/television-as-performance-space/
2013
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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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/
2016
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/
2016
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/
2016
Gillies JD, 2016, Constellation 5, SNO 127 John Gillies, SNO, Sydney, Published: 15 October 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.sno.org.au/
2016
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/
2016
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/
2016
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/
2016
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
2015
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
2015
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/
2014
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/
2013
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
2012
Gillies JD; Emerson R; de Quincey T, 2001, Seep, Performance Space, Sydney, Published: 10 October 2001, Duration: 00:20:00, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
2001
Gillies JD; Grant C, 1994, Techno/Dumb/Show, Museum of Modern Art, Published: 24 March 1994, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
1994
Conference Presentations
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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
2015
Creative Written Works
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Gillies JD, 2013, The End of the Line (working title): unpublished film script, The End of the Line (working title): unpublished film script
2013
Curatorial Outputs
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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/
2013
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/
2011
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/
2010
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
2010
Gillies JD, 2009, Australian Video: Figures in a Landscape, exhibited at: ACC Gallerie, Weimar, Australian Video: Figures in a Landscape
2009
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/
2009
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
2009
Gillies JD, 2007, Workin` Down Under, exhibited at: Wood Street Galleries; Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Workin` Down Under
2007
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
2004
Gillies JD, 2001, Landscape/Mediascape, exhibited at: Sydney Film Festival, 13 June 2001 - 13 June 2001, Landscape/Mediascape
2001
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
1998
Journal articles
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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
2013
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
1995
Music Compositions
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Gillies JD, 2001, Seep, publication category: Music Compositions, http://dequinceyco.net/the-scent-trilogy-part-1-shh/
2001
Gillies JD, 2000, Prehistory, publication category: Music Compositions
2000
Gillies JD; Hooper G, 1996, Mondolingo, publication category: Music Compositions
1996

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

Time-based Art, Video Art, Experimental and avant-garde cinema. Gallery installation and interdisciplinary practice.

Currently course convenor for:

DART1230 Moving Image 1 - Summer (intensive)
DART2231 Moving Image 3: Advanced Practice

With a multi-disciplinary background, John Gillies pioneered the teaching of Video Art in Australia, and was coordinator of the Time Based Art major of the BFA, BFA/BA, BArtEd and the MArt at UNSW. His former students are some of the leading artists working with moving image in Australia. Across UNSW he has also convened and taught courses in Introductory Studies, Time Based Art 1-5, Performance art, Popular Culture and Mass Media, Sound Studio, Sound/Performance/Installation, Video Art, Advanced Video Art, History of Video Art and History of Post WWII Cinema. He has also taught courses for the University of Sydney; University of Newcastle; University of Technology, Sydney; Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil and been a mentor and facilitator for a number of laboratory workshops including Time_Place_Space 2005 and Tele-Visions 2013.