Rhiannon Jones is a Nottingham based arts practitioner and resident artist at PRIMARY. She is a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University in MA Fine art and Visual communications. She collaborates with artist Traci Kelly under the name of Kelly&Jones who will be touring their latest work ‘parenthesis’ in 2016/17.
She holds a first class degree in New Theatre Practice, BA (DeMontfort University) and an MA with distinction in Performance and Live Art (Nottingham Trent University). She is a final year doctoral researcher at Nottingham Trent University exploring the design of a dialogical methodology that focuses on the value of a lived act; the act of participation in conversation through a body of practice that has looked at the performative and tactile nature of The Artistry of Conversation.
She is an active participant of the International Organisation Cumulus and is a member of the International Contemporary Art work group (2013-present). She was selected as a contributor for University of the 21st Century white-paper (2015) and founder of Thinking Through Practice (2012 – present) research network at Nottingham Trent University. She is also founder of InDialogue (2012-present) and International biannual symposium for artists and researchers exploring the use of dialogue in practice.
She has exhibited and published work internationally and in the UK she was selected by ELIA Gent, Belgium as an emerging UK artist 2006 and her production Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité was shortlisted for the Edinburgh First Fringe Award 2007. She has made work for Surface Gallery, PACE Leicester, Little Theatre Leicester, Phoenix Arts Theatre, The Junction, The Archways, London. She has produced and toured works in Gent, Belgium, Athens, Georgia, Sweden, Italy and USA.
Recent commissions include:
InDialogue: An International Symposium for Artists and Researchers, founder and curator, Nottingham Contemporary & new Art Exchange (2016).
Jimmy Cauty’s ADP Riot Tour ADP exhibition publication contributor, New Art Exchange (2016).
Artistic Research and Professional Practice in the City, paper University Milano, Italy (2015) .
Wonderland, creative director 16month project in partnership with New Art Exchange supported by Nottingham City Council (2012-2014).
The Drawing Board, artist residency Kelly&Jones, Primary, Nottingham (2014) .
InDialogue: An International Symposium for Artists and Researchers, founder and curator, Nottingham Contemporary, Primary Studios and Backlit Gallery (2014).
Research and the Researcher postgraduate research conference, curatorial team, Nottingham Trent University (2013).
Light Night, artist (2013) supported by Nottingham City Council.
Freedom in Air, resident artist (2013) commissioned by The Cutting Room & Nottingham Playhouse to deliver a community engagement project for The Kite Runner.
Mediated Riots, artist (2013) commissioned by Synapse Arts & New Art Exchange.
The Art of Conversation, artist Backlit, Nottingham & Georgia, Athens USA solo touring exhibition (2012).
InDialogue: An International Symposium for Artists and Researchers, founder and curator, Nottingham Contemporary and Primary Studios (2012).
Archipelago, artist Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University (2011) .
Recent publications include:
Artistic Research and Professional Practice in the City (2015) Cumulus, Milan, Italy.
Engaging Arts through Empowering Acts (2014) workshop facilitator at University Averio, Portugal.
Acting Locally Thinking Globally (2013) co-authored with Carol Jones, Cumulus, Kalmar, Sweden.
The Dialogical Self (2012) University Georgia, USA.
Defining Contributions (2012) Nottingham Trent University, UK.
Causality and Performativity of Scars (2011) Nottingham Trent University.
Research Practice Conference, Nottingham Trent University, 2012. E-book publication.
JONES, R., 2012. The Art of Conversation In: Defining Contributions: Inspiration Driving Original Research, 18 May 2012. Nottingham Trent University, pp. 25-30.
Cumulus, WP_Kalmar_2013_Online , E-book, 2013
Brussard, M (2014) ArtIndustryMB, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Artist website: Theartistryofconversation.com