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Researcher: Holmes, JH (Professor Jonathan Holmes)

Fields of Research

Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Art Theory and Criticism
Crafts
Lens-based Practice
Art History
Art Criticism
Visual Arts and Crafts
Design History and Theory
Education
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Art Theory
Performance and Installation Art
Conservation and Biodiversity
Environmental Sciences
Language, Communication and Culture
Visual Cultures
Historical Studies
Human Geography
Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing
Computer Gaming and Animation
Environmental Impact Assessment
Journalism and Professional Writing

Research Objectives

The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Arts and Leisure
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
Learner and Learning Achievement
Education and Training
Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Recreation
Library and Archival Services
Cultural Understanding
Work and Institutional Development
Environment
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mining Environments
Clay Products
Understanding Australia's Past
Stone, Ceramics and Clay Materials
Heritage
Citizenship and National Identity

Career Best Publications

Atelier; Atelier: Australian Artists in Paris, 1980-2000. Irene Briant, Stephen Bush, Anne MacDonald, Daniel Moynihan & Debra Phillips
Figure It: Recent Works by Julie Rrap, Sally Smart, Brigita Ozolins, Mary Scott and Justine Cooper
Rosamond: an exhibition of works by the recipients of the Rosamond McCulloch 4 month Studio Residencies, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris 1991-1998

Research Publications

'Bi-culturalism, multi-culturalism and the visual arts'; Conference of Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools
'On a twitch of the tide' in Christl Berg: Watefront
'Rediscovery: Australian Artists in Europe'; Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools
'Southern Ice: New Works by Les Blakebrough'
'Terra Spiritus' in Between Phenomena: The Panorama and Tasmania
A pink Moke, fur coat and the flying duck collection; Impresario: Paul Taylor, The Melbourne Years, 1981-1984
A Snapshot of Visual Arts in Regional Australia; Craft Arts International
An Uncanny Knack: Pat Brassington's Surrealist Quest; Print Matters : 30 years of the Shell Fremantle Print Award : Fremantle Arts Centre
Anne Ferran: the ground the air; Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Atelier; Atelier: Australian Artists in Paris, 1980-2000. Irene Briant, Stephen Bush, Anne MacDonald, Daniel Moynihan & Debra Phillips
Atelier: Australian Artists in Paris, 1980-2000. Irene Briant, Stephen Bush, Anne MacDonald, Daniel Moynihan & Debra Phillips
Being TEQSA Ready: Mapping helps provide the evidence
Blindspot: regional art histories in Australia; Artlink
Breaking the 'skin' of things
Christl Berg: Waterfront
Containment
Convergence Divergence (Papers presented at the Hobart Conference of the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools, September, 1995); Convergence Divergence
CONVERGENCE: Crossing the Divide; Craft Arts International
Creative Arts Learning and Teaching Network
Discipline Scholars Network
Emily Floyd's 'The Outsider' at the John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, W.A
Figure It: Recent Works by Julie Rrap, Sally Smart, Brigita Ozolins, Mary Scott and Justine Cooper
Flora Tasmanica
Full Frontal: Images from within the studio
Going Solo: a report on survey exhibitions in Australian public museums in the 1970s; Survey: Current art and design research and practice within Australian tertiary art and design schools
How Australian printmaking has benefited from Australia Council overseas studio residencies; Imprint
Imagine Nature: Raymond Arnold, Rebecca Greenwood, Leigh Hobba, Anne MacDonald and David Stephenson
In black and white: W.C. Piguenit's mono­chrome paintings and the imaging of the Tasmanian wilderness in the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia; Kanunnah
Intimate and Distant Landscapes; Intimate and Distant Landscapes
Larger than Life: Tasmanian Colonial Portraits; The sin eaters : Terry O'Malley's post colonial convict portraits
Leigh Hobba: the space of presence; Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Les Blakebrough; Smart Works: Design and the Handmade
Les Blakebrough's Southern Ice; Ceramics: Art and Perception
Les Blakebrough: Ceramics; Craftsman House and Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design
London: Looking East; London: Looking East
London: Looking East
More than Just an Exchange; Object
Mutant Hybrids: Penny Smith's Recent Stoneware and Porcelain; Ceramics: Art & Perception
Onaroll
Painting Tasmanian Landscape
Painting Tasmanian Landscape
Re:Search. Tony Bishop, Wilma Tabacco and Philip Watkins
Rosamond: an exhibition of works by the recipients of the Rosamond McCulloch 4 month Studio Residencies, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris 1991-1998
Senses of Place: Art in Tasmania, 1970-2005; Senses of Place: Art in Tasmania, 1970-2005
Senses of Place: Art in Tasmania, 1970-2005
Some reflections on Craft and Design in Tasmania: the 1970s and the 1980s; Design Island : contemporary design from Tasmania
Sun Ju Han: Islands
Tangibility? Three Installations
The Arresting Image: Roger Ballen, Amanda Davis, Fred Fisher, Alicia King, Tim Macmillan, Sanja Pahoki, Sally Rees
The Arresting Image: Roger Ballen, Amanda Davis, Fred Fisher, Alicia King, Tim Macmillan, Sanja Pahoki, Sally Rees
The art of living dangerously; Artlink
The Barcelona Studio: Fragments of a Brief History
The Stuff of History
The Wharmby Collection: Contemporary Art from Tasmania and South Australia
Tokyo: Floating World
Tokyo: Floating World; Tokyo: Floating World
Uccello's Chair
Walking into Art; Nature/ Culture Raymond Arnold Prints 1983-2004
You need to go abroad - to make your name?; ArtLink
Éditions variées. Nicholas Goodwolf's recent etchings; Imprint

Research Projects

'Nadar's' Tassel Chair and other Studio Props': A Study of the Structure of the Photographic Studio in Mid-nineteenth Century France; Australian Research Council (ARC)
A Survey and Critical Analysis of Solo Exhibitions in Australian Public Galleries 1975-2000; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Art at the threshold: contemporary Australian visual art at the Fin de Millenium and its allusions to Fin de Siecle art and sensibility; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Contemporary Australian art and the role of the Australia Council.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Contemporary Australian Art and the role of the Australian Council; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Contemporary Australian Art and the Role of the Australian Council; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Design and art of Australia online, a transformation of the dictionary of Australian artists online; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Natural Environment and Wilderness Management: Library Resource Development in the fields of Visual Arts and Design; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Supplementary funding; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The Shifting Locus of Artistic Practice: A Survey and Critical Analysis of Solo Exhibitions in Australian Public Galleries, 1970-2000; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

A Sculptural Re-Interpretation of Aspects of European Two Dimensional Visual Art in the Period 1910-1940
A visual investigation into the intimate relationship between humans and the natural environment
Altered states - Tasmania & Singapore. A Comparative visual study of how perceptions of self & environment alter with the displacement of the artist.
An examination of the synthesis of graphic design and linguistic principles in visual communication with special reference to publications (novels, poetry), on screen websites) and environmental signage.
An Investigation into the Ontological Significance of Sculptural Objects
An investigation of the influence of present day visual representations of the Tasmanian colonial past on the reinvented view of nature.
Association, Recognition and Place- Imaging the Landscape in Van Diemen's Land 1804-1854
Attention to Distraction- A Visual Investigation of Temporal Experience through Time-based Media
Changing Places, Creating Situations- A National and International Visual Investigation into Temporary Art in Public Places
Colour Music- Musical Modelling in James McNeill Whistler's Art
Colour, Space and Environment- An Investigation of Repetition Through the Aestheticisation of Consumer Culture
DRAWN- An Exploration of Space, Perception and Three-dimensional Line Drawing
Exchangeability- Sculptural Alternatives through the process of material embellishment
Exploration of Pre and Post Stressed Timber Forms Utilising Regrowth Eucalypt
Extracting Meaning from Strangeness- Strategies to Enhance Viewer Engagement with Contemporary Art in the Public Art Museum
Form and function for the table, 1988-1995- A critical theoretical and studio-based exploration into ceramic tableware that challenged notions of function use and ritual
Fragile Empires- Unstable relations between art and political history in visual appropriations of landscape in the twentieth century.
George Coates- The Forgotten Edwardian, His Art and Life
Honey Cutie Pie- A Critical Investigation of Pop Art Now
Imagined Portraits- Reviving Figures from Australia's Past
In The Frame- A visual exploration of the Low Art framework and High/Low dialectics of contemporary literary crime fiction through painting and multi-media assemblage.
Inside Reductive Abstraction (still)- Sensation, Visual Perception, Memory and the Aesthetic Experience of the Object
Investigating Photography's influence upon the experience of being
Knowledge, Knowing and Being- An Investigation of Software Art as a Vehicle for the Exploration of Emerging Concepts in Language and Cognition
Landscape architecture and the visual arts - a critical investigation
Language, Knowledge and Subjectivity- a new visual interpretation
Louis XIV's youthful spirit- The 1699 redecoration of the Versailles menagerie
Navigating Hell and Paradise- An exploration of cultural identity
Nineteenth Century Natural History Art and Belonging in Tasmania
Of Things Dark and Distant- Mythic Unknowing through Installation Practice
On the Brink of the Abyss
Opening the Body's Mask- the image ofthe body opened and the masks of death
Pebbles to Postcards- An investigation into the activity of tourist art, souvenirs and other artefacts of travel
Repetition and Difference- Poetic Invocations of Nature in Visual Art
Saint Sebastian and the Wounded Forest - Painting a Personal Relationship with the Tasmanian Landscape
Seeing and Believing, Taste and Place- Imaging the Landscape in Tasmania 1880-1980
Skins and Shirts; Repression / Epiphany
Spatial Hysteresis- Glimpses of Our Yielding Place
Suspension of Disbelief- The Representation of Poetic Faith Through Time-Based Media
Tasmanian Photography 1860-1960- The emphasis will be upon relationships to art (painting, sketching etc) in the depiction of the landscape
That Which is Between Internal and External- A Visual Investigation
The Architecture of Collecting- A Study of Sir John Sloane's House/Museum
The Aystralian way of Still Life - the object in Visual Art
The Bersila Workstation- A New Work-furniture Concept
The Illustrations and Work of William Archer
The image of reality- its relationship to photography.
The imaging of Antarctica- artistic visions in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic since the eighteenth century
The investigation of curatorial principles and methods in contemporary visual art, employing recent developments in art criticism and theory
The Memory Palace- Scale, Mnemonics and the Moving Image
The Museum as Art- Site-specific Art in Australia's Public Museums
The myth of Australian Identity- formulations of a national art in the 1960's
The Politics of Imperfection- the Critical Legacy of Surrealist Anti-colonialism
The Raw, the Rotted and the Interruption of Cooking- A Visual Investigation
The Referencing of 'Stringed Things' of Belief by Contemporary Artists
The role of Mythology in the Tasmanian wilderness landscape
The Space of the Australian City- Representations and Contestation (1990-2005)
The textless voice- Traditions of wordless utterance - keening, birth-cries, death cries......
The Value Of and Preservation Issues Around Collections of Art that are Made by that Artist, and Later Inherited as Part of a Complete Artistic Oeuvre
Toward an Ontology of Pop Music
Towards the photographic sublime, 1982-2000
Visual Representations of Tasmanian Aboriginal Culture- History and Implications for Tasmanian Senses of Place and Identity