Lyndal Jones is a Research Artist, Seminar leader and Lecturer in Research Strategies for PhD by Creative Project. She also supervises postgraduate students in her areas of expertise.
Lyndal Jones has thirty years experience as an artist working across a range of media and disciplines at the national and international level including representing Australia in international exhibitions on nine occasions.
Her international and national contribution as an artist has been recognised with the two most prestigious awards offered to artists in Australia; a “Keating” Fellowship (1993–96), and an invitation to represent Australia at the most important exhibition on the international arts calendar, the Venice Biennale in 2001.
She is also an educator of artists, writers, new media practitioners and performers and has taught full-time in tertiary institutions for fifteen years. In addition, while working as a free-lance artist for a further fifteen years she continued to engage with students as mentor, artist-in-residence, external examiner or as a guest lecturer in arts institutions across Australia and internationally.
In late 2004, after working for a number of years with interactive video installations and with public art issues with City Projects, the City of Melbourne, she took up a position as Associate Professor, Multimedia, in the School of Creative Media at RMIT and in 2005 became the first Research Director in the School. Her focus in this position was on increasing research scholarship and funding by leading and supporting staff in the production of research outcomes of quality and impact. In 2009, when this school became part of the School of Media and Communication she became Co-ordinator of the Practice-based Research Strategies course for post-graduate students across the College of Design and Social Context.
Her current role is one of leadership in her profession, as both artist-researcher and educator.
Visiting Fellow, School of Art, Bath Spa University, Bath, England, 2015
Post Doctoral Fellowship, School of Contemporary Art, Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA, 2003
Art Fellowship, Media, University of Paisley, Scotland, 1997
Australian Artist’s Creative Fellowship (Keating Fellowship). Australian Government, 1992–96
Kiffy Rubbo Memorial Fellowship, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council, 1983
Residencies (from 1994)
These involve working with the local (designated) community and creating, to exhibition, an artwork.
National Art School, Sydney, 2012
Bundanon, NSW, 2008
Artspace, Sydney, 2005
School of Art, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia, 2002
Dept of Public Works, (City Projects) City of Melbourne, 2001
ARTEC, London, 1999–2000
Media Arts Department, University of Paisley, Craigie Campus in Ayr, Scotland, 1997–98
Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra, 1995
Artspace, Sydney, 1995
Art / Media Studio, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada, 1994
PhD (Art), RMIT University, Melbourne, 2005
Feldenkrais Practitioner Certificate, Cumberland College of Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, 1990
Certificate of Laban Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 1976
Diploma of Education, Monash University, 1971
Bachelor of Arts, Monash University, 1970
2004–Current Artist/Director, The Avoca Project inc,
2009–2011 Member, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council,
2011 Member, Triennial funding Panel, City of Melbourne
2009 ERA Trial Peer Reviewer
2006–2011 Business and Tourism Committee member, Avoca
2006 International Conference Committee member, Engage Conference, UTS, Sydney
2005–2006 Board member, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2005 Member, Arts Research Network, Edith Cowan University
2005 Arts Assessment Panel member, City of Melbourne
2005 Director, Vital Signs Conference on New Media for Australia Council/AFC, and Chair, Conference Research Committee audit panel
2004–2006 Member, National Association of Visual Artists. (and spokesperson,)
2004–2006 Board Member, Arts Access, Victoria.
2004 Selection Committee member, Innovation Professor of Performance, QUT
2001–2002 Board Member, Painters and Sculptors Association, Australia
2000–2006 Member, Australian Feldenkrais Guild
2008 Nomination for 01SJ Prix Green for Environmental Art, 01SJ Biennial, San Jose, USA.
- Jones, L. (2015). Rehearsing Catastrophe: An Ark for Somerset In: Illuminate 2015 Bath, United Kingdom
- Jones, L. (2015). Rehearsing Catastrophe: An Ark for Mons In: The Migratory Complex, Ailleurs En Folie, Mons European Capital of Culture 2015 Mons, Belgium
- Jones, L.,Lee, L.,Ogden, M.,Wynne, M. (2014). Avoca Chinese Garden Small Town Transformations In: Opening ceremony, Avoca Chinese Garden Avoca, Victoria, Australia
- Jones, L. (2014). Untitled In: House and Home Melbourne, Australia
- Jones, L. (2013). Paul Taylor: Impressions In: Impresario: Paul Taylor, the Melbourne Years, 1980-1984, Surpllus and Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne, Australia
- Jones, L. (2013). Performance, Feminism and Women at Work In: The Lip Anthology: An Australian Feminist Arts Journal 1976-1984, Macmillan Art Publishing, Melbourne, Australia
- Jones, L. (2012). Prediction Piece 7 (documentary video) In: Volume One: MCA Collection Sydney, Australia
- Jones, L. (2012). Rehearsing Catastrophe:The Ark in Sydney In: 'All Our Relations', 2012 Biennale of Sydney Sydney, Australia
- Jones, L.,Cianci, L. (2011). AT HOME archive In: A Different Temporality: Aspects of Australian Feminist Art Practice 1975-1985 Melbourne, Australia
- Jones, L.,Knowles, C.,Speth, B. (2010). Rehearsing catastrophe: the Ark in Avoca (video version) In: The Big Screen Melbourne, Australia
- Immediations: art, media and event (Lyndal Jones). Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Grant (Canada) from (2013 to 2020)
- Rehearsing Catastrophe; The Ark - Sydney Residency. Funded by: Australia Council for the Arts Visual Arts Program from (2012 to 2012)
- Rehearsing Catastrophe: The Ark in Sydney. Funded by: Arts Victoria Development Grant from (2012 to 2012)
- The art of community - Avoca community mapping project. Funded by: Arts Victoria International Program from (2009 to 2009)
- The Avoca Water Saving Project. Funded by: Community Water Grants from (2007 to 2007)
3 PhD Current Supervisions5 PhD Completions and 3 Masters by Research Completions