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Researcher: Vella, JM (Mr John Vella)

Fields of Research

Fine arts
Visual cultures
Visual arts
Art criticism
Performance art
Art history
Other creative arts and writing
Social change
Photography, video and lens-based practice
Land use and environmental planning
Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies

Research Objectives

The creative arts
Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies
Communication across languages and culture
The media

Career Best Publications

HANGBANG (nightshift*)
Hobart Portrait Group: Life Drawing Session (version II)
Silicone Valley

Research Publications

'Hobart Portrait Group Life Drawing Session 9.30am-10.30am EST 27.02.04 Regatta Pavilion, Hobart Tasmania' in Free Time
'thendofanalogue' in the Last days of Analogue
'To Catch Akif: prototypes for trapping refugees on the run' in Haven
12th Survey Exhibition
2 Works- SPEEDKING (199-2015)
2004 Apartment, series of 6 solos
a house is not a home (IN TRANSIT: Contemporary Media Art)
a house is not a home,
A Re-presentation of Object Phenomena through the Medium of Painting
Around The Galleries
Art Attacks
Art Notes
Art Notes
Arts industry grant, Arts Tasmania
Assistant Curators of Sowatkins
Bath (Yet to be Acquired)
Beauty as the beast: creativity, the exotic and the dark side of desirability; ACUADS: Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools Conference
Because I'm Lucky
Beyond the Big City
Birds in Space
Church and State
Coles Old World
Commissions in Brief
CRYMEARIVER, Heavy Metals Project
Curation of Ogoh Ogoh
Dirty Big Whole
Family Ties (Wetspot)
Fit (7___)
Fit - 7_ _ _; Status Free Vehicle
Free Time
Freetransform; Virtually Natural
GE 40 Watt
Green Machines
HANGBANG (nightshift*)
Hobart Portrait Group: Life drawing session (version 2) in I Walk the Line: New Australian Drawing
Hobart Portrait Group: Life Drawing Session (version II)
I Walk the Line: New Australian Drawing
Interview for ABC Radio (Hobart) The role of art in addressing social stigma
John Vella
John Vella permissiontosit
Keep calm and carry on; Associations: Creative Practice and Research
Letitia Street Studios
Lifelines and Graduate Gallery
Lifelines/Graduate Gallery
Live Site catalyst
Live Site Catalyst
Marks Made
Mean Machines
Midlands Restoration Project
Monkey Business, HANGBANG (nightshift)
Monumentalities; ACUADS: Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools Conference
Munch Boxes 1, Munch Boxes 2, Munch Boxes 3
New Deities
New Work Grant (established), Australia Council
Night Garden
Night Garden Live Site catalyst
Object Poverty
Online (fishing)
Palimpest #8
Pattern as Subject
Placemats: a series of fundamental floors
Placemats: a series of fundamental floors (version II)
Praxis, Proxy
Product Lines
Public Art
Red wine and coffee on canvas over cigarettes and medication in Navagating the Landscape
Remote Control: frangiblity and the art of blood letting the permanent; One Day Sculpture
Ricky Swallows (sometimes it's as if we all have Parkinson's disease)
SELF PORTRAIT Intervention at Sydney Biennale
Silcone Valley
Silicone Valley
Silicone Valley
Silicone Valley
Silicone Wonder
Site Specificity, the local and the faking of belonging; Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools Annual Conference
Spatial Origami
SRL: Stigma Research Laboratory
Stigma Research Lab (SRL)
Subpoena, Art around the galleries
Subpoena, Visual Arts, Preview
Ten Days on the Island
TERROIR Portrait
The Great Escape - Home and Away (part 1)
The House of Silverfish
The New Black
The sound many hands clapping
Too Cool 4 School, Silicone Valley,
Trailertrashed: Detritus inspired strategies for interrogating place; Senses of Place
Trust: poleposition
Untitled - Vella
Untitled Vella
Upbeat and Lively
Vella Vehicle Accumulations (VVA), Vella- Piss Takes (VPT): Shuttle international mobile desert performance
Wilderness...the Second's coming; 4th ASLEC-ANZ Biennial Conference

Research Projects

Midlands Restoration Art Project; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Triabunna Vertical Gardens Project; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Uncertain Disaster: Identifying and Understanding the Opportunities provided by 'Unpredictable Impact' as Catalysts for the Recognition of Place, Experience and Identity; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Panopticon II and Dark [Other] Times
Royal Hobart Hospital Public Art Project
SCAPE - Public Artwork for Hydro Consulting
Acidophilus: Live Culture Colonised at the TMAG
Freeway - Coles Sandy Bay
Munch Boxes - Clarence Dental Clinic
PlaceMats: a series of fundamental floors
Product Lines
Representing the Object Phenomenon
Silicone Valley - Rose Bay High School
To research and develop a new body of 'photoboxes' for exhibition
To research and develop a new body of object based paintings

Research Candidate Supervision

A Sculptural Problem- The Measurement of Being
An Investigation of Mult-Sensory Art That Facilitates The Inclusion of Blind And Low Vision Audiences
Challenging the linear model of time through art and the relationship between the mysterious and the search for meaning
Collaborating with Nature- Reinterpreting Human Ecology
Constructed Situations- Socialising a Sculptural Practice
Cut to Reveal- Investigating and Instigating New Strategies in Performance Practice
Energy, Air and Climate Change- A New Sculptural Language
Live Recording- Temporal Plasticity and the Indeterminate Present in Time-based Practice.
Potency of the Invisible- An Exploration into Urban Symbiotics Through Installation Practice
The Allure of the Serial
The Collaborative Curator; a Methodological Enquiry into Negotiated Mediation and Audience Participation
The Raw, the Rotted and the Interruption of Cooking- A Visual Investigation