Mark Ian Jones

Deputy Head of School (Design)
Senior Lecturer

Dr Mark Ian Jones is an architect and design history scholar in the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture, School of Art and Design. He is currently a member of the Faculty Leadership in the role of Director of Education Innovation. Dr Jones is also a respected academic who is best known for his single authored book, ‘Vicke Lindstrand On the Periphery: Mid-twentieth century Swedish design and the reception of Vicke Lindstrand’, published in the Figura Nova Series by Uppsala University Press in November 2016.

His current research examines transnational design relations between Australia and Scandinavia, and the role of the Australian retail sector in international design diplomacy. Mark has an extensive track record of outputs based on his research and archival interpretation that has been recognised through a number of grants and awards from local and international organisations that include Estrid Ericson’s Foundation Sweden, The Swedish Institute, Hallenbladska Fund Sweden, King Gustaf VI Adolfs fund for Swedish Culture, Swedish Royal Patriotic Society Grants Fund, Längmanska Fund Sweden, UNSW Art & Design Faculty Publication and Research Grants and the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts Award for excellence in Post-Graduate Research. Between 2009-2012 he was a Swedish Institute Guest Researcher in the Department of Art History at Uppsala University, Sweden.

Mark has extensive curriculum and teaching experience across the major design schools in Sydney in the areas of Design, Interior Design, Architecture, Design History and Theory, and Design Practice, at undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

As a chartered architect, Mark has an extensive industry background as a design practitioner. He is principal of the Sydney based design studio, Jones Architecture, founded in 1995 that specialises in small to medium scale projects, including private houses, public buildings, multi-residential, retail, and interiors. Prior to establishing Jones Architecture, Mark held senior positions in commercial architectural practices in the UK and Australia. To date, he has completed over AUD $31.0m of built projects. Since his first public commission by Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Sydney for the design of The Palm Grove Centre shop and visitor centre, completed in 2000, Mark has completed a further 23 built projects. His practice continues to work with both public and private clients on a number of small, medium and large scale projects in Sydney and his projects have been published internationally.

Designs / Architecture
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Jones MI, 2021, Lewisham House, Publication category: Designs / Architecture
2021
Jones MI, 2020, Balmain East House, Publication category: Designs / Architecture
2020
Jones MI, 2017, Camperdown House, Publication: Camperdown House, Camperdown NSW, Publication category: Designs / Architecture
2017
Jones MI, 2015, Annandale House, Annandale NSW, Publication category: Designs / Architecture
2015
Jones MI, 2015, Lewisham House 2015, Publication category: Designs / Architecture
2015
Jones MI, 2015, Glebe House, Publication category: Designs / Architecture
2015
Jones MI, 2013, Lilyfield House, Publication category: Designs / Architecture
2013
Jones MI, 2013, Birchgrove Boathouse, Publication category: Designs / Architecture
2013
Jones MI, 2013, Birchgrove House, Publication: Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd, Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia, Publication category: Designs / Architecture, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/housebirchgrovenew1.html, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/housebirchgrovenew1.html
2013
Jones MI, 2012, Balgowlah Heights House, Publication category: Designs / Architecture
2012
Jones MI, 2012, Bellevue Hill House, Publication category: Designs / Architecture
2012
Jones MI, 2011, Centennial Park House, Publication category: Designs / Architecture, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/housecentennial.html, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/housecentennial.html
2011
Jones MI, 2010, Paddington House 2, Publication category: Designs / Architecture, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/housepaddington2.html, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/housepaddington2.html
2010
Jones MI, 2008, Queens Park House, Publication: The Images Publishing Group, Mulgrave, Victoria, Publication category: Designs / Architecture, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/housequeenspark2new.html, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/housequeenspark2new.html
2008
Jones MI, 2008, Heart of Glass, Publication: Pacific Magazines, Sydney, Australia, Publication category: Designs / Architecture
2008
Jones MI, 2008, Paddington House #1, Publication category: Designs / Architecture, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/housepaddington1.html, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/housepaddington1.html
2008
Jones MI, 2007, Poetic Space, Publication: Raj Nandan, Sydney, Australia, Publication category: Designs / Architecture
2007
Jones MI, 2007, Glass Act, Publication: Pacific Magazines, Sydney, Australia, Publication category: Designs / Architecture
2007
Jones MI, 2007, Seaforth House, Publication category: Designs / Architecture, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/houseseaforth.html, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/houseseaforth.html
2007
Longbottom CM; Jones MI; Jacques MD, 2004, Experiments (con)text, Editor: McDonough N, Publication category: Designs / Architecture
2004
Jones MI, 2002, Mosman Apartment, Publication category: Designs / Architecture, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/apartmentmosman.html, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/apartmentmosman.html
2002
Jones MI, 2001, Palm Grove Centre, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Publication: Architecture Review Australia, Melbourne, Australia, Publication category: Designs / Architecture, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/botanicgardens.html, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/botanicgardens.html
2001
Jones MI, 2000, Palm Grove Centre Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Publication category: Designs / Architecture, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/botanicgardens.html, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/botanicgardens.html
2000
Jones MI, 1999, Modern Heart - Queens Park House, Publication category: Designs / Architecture, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/housequeenspark1.html, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/housequeenspark1.html
1999
Jones MI, 1997, Balmain House, Publication category: Designs / Architecture, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/housebalmainnew.html, http://www.jonesarchitecture.com.au/housebalmainnew.html
1997
Creative Works (non-textual)
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Jones MI, 2020, Design Isolate Journal 2020, Design Isolate, Australian Design Centre, 26 November 2020 - 21 January 2021, at: https://australiandesigncentre.com/object-digital/design-isolate/mark-ian-jones/
2020
Jones MI, 2012, Vicke Lindstrand, Cross Pollination, COFA Exhibition Space; COFA UNSW Paddington, 05 June 2012 - 08 June 2012, at: http://www.redobjects.unsw.edu.au/system/assets/275/original/Cross-Pollination_Catalogue_web.pdf
2012
Conference Presentations
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Jones MI, 2018, 'Nordic Myths Down Under. The Australian Design in Scandinavia exhibition of 1968', presented at [no title] — NORDIK XII Copenhagen 2018, University of Copenhagen Denmark, 25 October 2018 - 27 October 2018, https://nordikxii.dk/images/NORDIK_XII_-_Full_programme_2018.10.15_3.pdf
2018
Jones MI; Jones MI, 2016, 'Vicke Lindstrand On the Periphery', presented at Glaslördag på Sveriges glasmuseum (Glass Saturday at the Swedish Glass Museum), Kulturparken, Växjö, Sweden, 19 November 2016 - 19 November 2016, http://www.glasakademin.se/kalender/lordag-1911-glaslordag-pa-sveriges-glasmuseum/
2016
Jones MI, 2016, 'Väldigt mycket Vicke', presented at Glaslördag på Sveriges glasmuseum (Glass Saturday at the Swedish Glass Museum), Växjö, Sweden, 19 November 2016 - 19 November 2016, http://www.glasakademin.se/kalender/lordag-1911-glaslordag-pa-sveriges-glasmuseum/
2016
Jones MI, 2009, 'From Orrefors with love? A Swedish Design Family and their influence.', presented at Nordic Forum for Design Studies Symposium, National Museum, Oslo, Norway, 04 June 2009 - 06 June 2009
2009
Jones MI, 2009, 'Vicke Lindstrand, artist, entrepreneur and innovator', presented at Fridags Seminarium, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden, 27 November 2009 - 27 November 2009, http://www.nationalmuseum.se/sv/Om-samlingarna1/Forskning/Seminarier-och-forelasningar/Tidigare-forelasningar-och-seminarier/Mer-om-Mark-Ian-Jones-forelasnsing/
2009
Jones MI, 2006, 'A blind spot? The perception of the 1950s glass designs of Vicke Lindstrand', presented at Connecting: A Conference on the Multivocality of Design History & Design Studies, International Committee of Design History and Studies ICDHS 5th Conference & Nordic Forum for Design History Symposium, University of Art and Design Helsinki & Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, 23 August 2006 - 25 August 2006
2006
Jones MI, 2006, 'Reinventing Tradition. Vicke Lindstrand and the Kosta Dilemma', presented at Design and Evolution, Design History Society Annual Conference, University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 31 August 2006 - 02 September 2006
2006
Book Chapters
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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
2018
Jones MI, 2015, 'Vicke Lindstrand, the Transitionary Professional: A Case Study', in Rourke A; Rees V (ed.), Moving from novice to expert on the road to expertise : developing expertise in the visual domain, Common Ground, Champaign, Illinois, USA, pp. 224 - 271
2015
Jones MI, 2009, 'The Agency of Networks. The (in)visible consequences of Scandinavian Design', in Hackney F; Glynne J; Minton V (ed.), Networks of Design: Proceedings of the 2008 Annual International Conference of the Design History Society (UK) University College Falmouth, 3-6 September, Universal-Publishers, Boca Raton, Florida USA - 2009, pp. 443 - 448, http://www.universal-publishers.com/book.php?method=ISBN&book=1599429063
2009
Conference Abstracts
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Jones MI, 2018, 'Nordic Myths Down Under: The Australian Design In Scandinavia Exhibition of 1968', in [no title] NORDIK XII Copenhagen 2018, University of Copenhagen, presented at NORDIK XII Copenhagen - The Nordic Association for Art Historians 2019 [no title], University of Copenhagen, 25 October 2018 - 27 October 2018, https://nordikxii.dk/
2018
Jones MI, 2015, 'The power of periphery. Mapping nodes, networks and narratives in twentieth-century Sweden and Scandinavian design.', in Nordik 2015 Mapping Unchartered Territories, University of Iceland, University of Iceland, pp. 26 - 26, presented at Nordik 2015 Mapping Uncharted Territories, University of Iceland, 13 May 2015 - 16 May 2015
2015
Curatorial Outputs
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Jones MI, 2017, Vicke Lindstrand Pop-up @ MAAS, exhibited at: Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia, 11 May 2017 - 07 August 2017, Vicke Lindstrand Pop-up @ MAAS, http://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/new-book-celebrates-vicke-lindstrands-art
2017
Creative Written Works
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Jones MI; Jones MI, 2017, Vicke Lindstrand Pop-up @ MAAS, Vicke Lindstrand Pop-up @ MAAS
2017
Jones MI, 2013, Vicke Lindstrand after Orrefors - in the shadow of streamlined perfection, DESIGN: Vicke Lindstrand, Uppsala Konstmuseum
2013
Jones MI, 2013, Vicke Lindstrand and Swedish Modernism, Incubate, College of Fine Arts, http://www.cofa.unsw.edu.au/incubate-magazine/
2013
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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Jones MI; Holmér G, 2016, Mark Ian Jones om sitt arbete och Vicke Lindstrand, Öppna Kanalen Växjö, Växjö, Sweden, Video, Published: 02 December 2016, Duration: 00:03:14, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQNIslO3kOs
2016
Jones MI, 2016, Vicke Lindstrand - I Utkanten, Öppna Kanalen Växjö, Växjo, Sweden, Video, Published: 03 December 2016, Duration: 00:45:00, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://okv.se/play/oppna-kanalen-vaxjo/vicke-lindstrand-i-utkanten
2016
Williams M; Jones MI, 2016, In celebration of Vicke Lindstrand and Swedish design, ABC Australia, Melbourne, Published: 05 November 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/in-celebration-of-vicke-lindstrand-and-swedish-design/7987420
2016
Books
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Jones MI, 2016, Vicke Lindstrand, On the Periphery, Figura Nova, no. 34, Uppsala studies in the history of art, Acta Universitatis Uppsalienis, Uppsala Sweden, http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:1037369&dswid=6455
2016
Journal articles
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Jones MI, 2015, 'The visibility of divergence: Vicke Lindstrand – Swedishness, Scandinavianness and the “other”', Konsthistorisk tidskrift/Journal of Art History, vol. 85, pp. 208 - 224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00233609.2015.1074280
2015
Conference Papers
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Jones MI, 2014, 'Homogenising Discourses. Twentieth century constructions of Swedish and Scandinavian design identity', in Homogenising Discourses. Twentieth century constructions of Swedish and Scandinavian design identity, Yale Conference on Baltic and Scandinavian Studies 2014, Yale University, presented at Yale Conference on Baltic and Scandinavian Studies 2014, Yale University, 13 March 2014 - 15 March 2014, https://scandinavianstudy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/SASS2014.pdf
2014
Jones MI, 2012, 'On the Periphery. Vicke Lindstrand Swedishness, Scandinavianness and the Other', in On the Periphery. Vicke Lindstrand Swedishness, Scandinavianness and the Other, Nordic Commitee for Art History, 10th Nordik Conference, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, presented at Nordic Commitee for Art History, 10th Nordik Conference, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, 24 October 2012 - 27 October 2012, http://nordicarthistory.org/archives/nordik-2012-sessions/cultural-heritage-making-history-for-the-future-i
2012
Jones MI, 2006, 'A blind spot? The perception the 1950s glass designs of Vicke Lindstrand.', in Korvenmaa P; Bellro P (ed.), Connecting: A Conference on the Multivocality of Design History and Design Studies, Connecting: A Conference on the Multivocality of Design History and Design Studies, University of Art and Design Hilsinki, Finland and Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 1 - 12, presented at Connecting: A Conference on the Multivocality of Design History and Design Studies, University of Art and Design Hilsinki, Finland and Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, 23 August 2006 - 25 August 2006
2006
Theses / Dissertations
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Jones MI, 2011, On the periphery. An examination of Mid-Twentieth Century Swedish Design and the reception of Vicke Lindstrand, The University of New South Wales, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/51882
2011

2021 UNSW ADA ARC Near Miss Award

2013 SDES Design Research Award for excellence in postgraduate research UNSW College of Fine Arts

YEAR

AWARD

 2019

UNSW Art & Design Faculty Research Grant

 2018

UNSW Art & Design Faculty Research Grant

 2017

UNSW Art & Design Faculty Research Grant

 2016

UNSW Art & Design Faculty Travel Grant

UNSW Art & Design Faculty Publication Grant

Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfonden, Stockholm, Sweden, Publication Grant

 2015

Kungl. Patriotiska Sällskapet Understödsfond, Stockholm, Sweden

Stiftelsen Konung Gustaf VI Adolfs fond för svensk kultur, Stockholm, Sweden

 2010

Hallenbladska Fonden Sweden, Research Grant

 2008

University of New South Wales Postgraduate Research Student Support (PRSS)

Swedish Institute Guest Scholarship, 2008 - 2011

 2007

Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse, Research Grant, Sweden

 2006

University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts Research Grant

Design History & Theory

National history and national identity in design

Transnational design histories

Nordic design history

Swedish design

Australian design history

20th Century design history

Architectural history

Modernism studies

Architecture

Interior design

Mid-century design