James Carey

Dr James Carey

Lecturer

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Contact details

   DSC | School of Architecture and Urban Design


  Email: james.carey@rmit.edu.au


   Campus: Melbourne City


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Profile photo of Dr James Carey. Dr Carey is smiling at camera and standing in front of a white bricked wall.

Contact details

   DSC | School of Architecture and Urban Design


  Email: james.carey@rmit.edu.au


   Campus: Melbourne City


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Dr. James Carey is an artist and lecturer in Interior Design, School of Architecture and Urban Design, RMIT University, and is an artistic director at BLINDSIDE Gallery in Naarm / Melbourne. James is Final Year Coordinator, Bachelor of Interior Design (Hons).

Overview

James Carey is an artist and lecturer in Interior Design, School of Architecture and Urban Design, RMIT University, and is an artistic director at BLINDSIDE Gallery in Naarm / Melbourne. James’ creative practice research has inherent curiosities to notions of duration, labour, maintenance, and value in contemporary societies. Through this, works made respond to cultural and political systems within the built environment.

Recent projects include ¡ MAINTENANCE ! [a proposition for future architectures], Oslo Architecture Triennale, Norway 2019, ! 金 !, curated by Dr Kent Wilson and La Trobe Art Institute, as part of the Castlemaine State Festival, Australia 2019, some alchemies [heavy breathing] with Bridie Lunney, RMIT Project Space / Spare Room 2022, transformations [something poetic] with Bridie Lunney, Lilac City 2022, and in collaboration with Taylor Knights architects, their project pond[er] was awarded the NGV Architecture Commission in 2021, and won the AIA Victorian Architecture Awards - Award for Small Project Architecture 2022.

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Industry experience

  • Australia Arts Council grant, Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups 2019
  • Popps Packing Artist Residency, Hamtramck, USA 2017
  • Australia Arts Council grant, New Work, July 2010
  • Honourable Mention, student exhibition for Blundell House, Shanghai Biennale 2007
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Research

James’ creative practice research has inherent curiosities to notions of duration, labour, maintenance, and value in contemporary societies. Through this, works made respond to cultural and political systems within the built environment.

Research keywords

Durational and Time-based Practices, Expanded Notions of Drawing, Temporal, [im]material and Spatial Relations, Contemporary Art and Design, Interior and Spatial Practice, Trans-disciplinary Art and Design Practices.

Research output summary

4

Publications

13

Projects

2

Awards

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Supervisor interest areas

  • Durational and time-based practices
  • Expanded notions of drawing, temporal
  • [im]material and spatial relations
  • Contemporary art and design
  • Interior and spatial practice
  • Trans-disciplinary art and design practices

Feature publications

indeterminate duration

Interiority, 1, 185 - 202

Carey, J. (2018).

Rendering the Immaterial

International journal of interior architecture and spatial design, 100 - 106

Carey, J. (2018).

Blundell House and Drake Houe 

Terra Firma London, UK

Carey, J., Drake, C. (2017).

Key publications by year

  • Carey, J. (2018). indeterminate duration In: Interiority, 1, 185 - 202
  • Carey, J. (2018). Rendering the Immaterial In: International journal of interior architecture and spatial design, 100 - 106
  • Carey, J.,Drake, C. (2017). Blundell House and Drake House In: Terra Firma London, UK
  • Carey, J (2012) rendering the [im]material, visual essay, IDEA Journal ISSN/ISBN 1445-5412
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Feature projects

pond[er] in collaboration with Taylor Knights

NGV Architecture Commission

2021

¡ MAINTENANCE ! [a proposition for future architectures] 

Oslo Architecture Triennale, Norway

2019

¡ 金 ! 

Castlemaine State Festival, Australia

Curated by Dr Kent Wilson and La Trobe Art Institute

2019

Key projects by year

  • pond[er] in collaboration with Taylor Knights, NGV Architecture Commission 2021
  • ¡ MAINTENANCE ! [a proposition for future architectures] as part of the Oslo Architecture Triennale, Norway 2019
  • ¡ 金 ! curated by Dr Kent Wilson and La Trobe Art Institute, as part of the Castlemaine State Festival, Australia 2019
  • Indeterminate Duration In: Indeterminate Duration Hamtramck, Detroit; Melbourne, Australia 2017
  • Sighting In: Sighting Melbourne, Australia 2016
  • untitled [7 hours] In: Between two homes Melbourne, Australia 2016
  • to wonder / to wander In: Interpretive Wonderings: Mapping Culpra Station Mildura, Australia 2016
  • Untitled [5 weeks] In: beginning in incompleteness: works in formation Melbourne, Australia 2015
  • wall work[ing] 7, KINGS ARI, Melbourne Australia 2015
  • The lightness of one and three doors, as part of SITUATION, RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne Australia 2014
  • 89964 seconds [paces] of drawing [walking], as part of safARI, Sydney Australia 2014
  • Domestic occupation, as part of Contemporary Site Investigations, Melbourne Australia 2012
  • Corrosive Irony, as part of Convergence, State of Design Festival, Melbourne Australia 2009
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Awards

AIA Victorian Architecture Awards - Award for Small Project Architecture for pond[er] in collaboration with Taylor Knights

Award date: 2022

Recipients: James Carey

pond[er] in collaboration with Taylor Knights, NGV Architecture Commission

Award date: 2021

Recipients: James Carey

Honourable Mention - student exhibition for Blundell House, Shanghai Biennale

Award date: 2007

Recipients: James Carey

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Grants

  • Australia Arts Council grant, Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups 2019
  • Australia Arts Council grant, New Work, July 2010
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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.