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Jenny Gillam MFA

Senior Lecturer

Doctoral Co-Supervisor
School of Art

Jenny Gillam's art research is focused on exhibition practice which investigates visual constructs of the socio-politics of ecology. Her installations include elements of photography, audio, moving image, and sometimes observing living organisms within the gallery. She sometimes works in a site specific manner, and often collaboratively, with other artists or with researchers from another field. Gillam also has an interest in the role of the Artist-Curator.

Professional

Qualifications

  • Master of Fine Arts - RMIT (2000)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Co-Supervisor, Massey University

Prizes and Awards

  • Massey University Team Research Award for the most defining research of the decade within the College of Creative Arts, 2009 for Litmus Research Initiative�s One Day Sculpture for which I was Academic Project Manager. From: Massey University College of Creative Arts - (2009)
  • College Of Creative Arts Team Research Award - Litmus Research Initiative - (2008)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Visual Arts

Artist-curator

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Curatorial and Related Studies (210200):
Ecological Applications (050100): Ecological Applications not elsewhere classified (050199): Environmental Sciences (050000):
Heritage and Cultural Conservation (210202): History And Archaeology (210000)

Keywords

Contemporary Fine Arts Practice

Co-authored and collaborative modes of Fine Arts practice 

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 5

Research Outputs

Book

Gillam, J., & Hansen, E.(2021). Te Ana Ru. Auckland: Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
[Authored Book]Authored by: Gillam, J., Hansen, E.
Gillam, J., & Hansen, E. (Eds.) (2020). Te manu huna a Tāne. Wellington: Massey University Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Gillam, J., Hansen, E.
Gillam, J. (2020). The Nature of Appearances. In G. Aloi (Ed.) Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture 'Art and Natural History'. (pp. 205 - 213). Chicago, USA: AntennaeProject, Chicago.
[Chapter]Authored by: Gillam, J.
Gillam, JL., & Hansen, EM. (2016). Future calls the dawn. In S. Bacharach, JN. Booth, & SB. Fjærestad (Eds.) Collaborative Art in the Twenty-First Century. (pp. 135 - 140). New York: Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Gillam, J., Hansen, E.
Gillam, JL., & Jansen, D. (Eds.) (2013). An Urban Quest for Chlorophyll. Auckland, New Zealand: Rim Books, 88pp
[Edited Book]Authored by: Gillam, J.Edited by: Gillam, J.

Creative Work

Gillam, J., & Hansen, E. (2021, February 20). The Thrum of the Tide. Auckland, New Zealand: Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Gillam, J., Hansen, E.
Gillam, JL., & Hansen, EM. (2015). At a distance of forty-two days. [Multimedia installation – portacom building, cargo net, hoist, florescent grow lamps, 4 oak wardian cases, pohutukawa & kanuka plants, garden hose, unopened carton of safetywear, signwriters vinyl, plywood & glass vivarium, tablet displaying photographic images scrolling horizontally, live Clitarchus hookerei stick insects]. Te Tuhi, Auckland, New Zealand. 1 Aug – 25 Oct 2015.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Gillam, J., Hansen, E.
Waugh, S., Culy, H., Reddaway, R., Hansen, E., Gillam, J., Varga, J., . . . Patrick, M. (2020, December 7). Four Publications, some words. [Books, zines, photographic and other prints, live reading]. Wellington, New Zealand: The Engine Room, 7 Dec, 2020.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Gillam, J., Hansen, E., Patrick, M., Reddaway, R., Waugh, S.Contributed to by: Galloway, A.
Gillam, JL., Hansen, EM., & Malcomson, J. (2012) Future Calls the Dawn, Contagion. [Exhibition] [Multimedia installation – bird alarm clocks, purpose built shelves, signwriters vinyl] Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, NZ 7 July 2012 - 11 Nov 2012 & Wellington City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. 19 Oct 2013 – 09 Feb 2014
[Artwork]Authored by: Gillam, J.
Gillam, JL., Hansen, EM., & Malcolmson, J. (2013) Future calls the dawn chorus. [Exhibition] [Multimedia installation and a live noise and video performance – bird alarm clocks, purpose built shelves, signwriters vinyl, live web -– streaming] ISEA2013 and College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, Sydney, AUS. exhibited at 107-projects 13-23 June 2013.
[Artwork]Authored by: Gillam, J., Hansen, E.
Gillam, J. (2018) The same as it never was. [Exhibition] Hastings City Art Gallery
[Artwork]Authored by: Gillam, J.
Gillam, J., & Hansen, E. (2018, August 8). Transposition of a river. [Co-authored multimedia artwork]. Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin..
[Exhibition]Authored by: Gillam, J., Hansen, E.
Gillam, J., Hansen, E., & McCleland, A. (2019). Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive. (Moving Image performance) Outer Nebula Drifter: Wellington, New Zealand: The Dowse
[Performance]Authored by: Gillam, J., Hansen, E.
Gillam, JL., & Hansen, EM. (2016) Hometown. [Exhibition] [Multimedia –moving image & signwriters vinyl] Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, NZ. 9 April – 29 May 2016
[Artwork]Authored by: Gillam, J., Hansen, E.
Gillam, JL. (2015) The Perfect Moment. [Exhibition] [Moving image projection of multiple web-sourced clips with synchronised surround sound audio] Massey University Wellington, NZ. VPOP Exhibition, POPCAANZ Conference, Massey University Wellington, NZ. 29 June – 01 July 2015
[Artwork]Authored by: Gillam, J.
Gillam, JL., & Jansen, D. (2015) FIXED for good. [Exhibition] [15 photographic posters] Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, NZ.Co-authored site specific public artwork for Tidelines project presented by Waterfront Auckland and Boosted on behalf of the Arts Foundation as part of a series of temporary installations on the Auckland Waterfront selected by Curator Jaenine Parkinson. 01 Jun - 31 Jul 2015
[Artwork]Authored by: Gillam, J.
Gillam, JL., & Jansen, D. (2012) Ever Green. [Exhibition] [16 Photographs 100x260cm - 8 double-sided light boxes] Courtenay Place Park Light Boxes, Wellington City Public Art Panel, Wellington, NZ. 6 April – 6 August, 2012
[Artwork]Authored by: Gillam, J.
Gillam, JL. (2014) Tresco Abbey Garden. [Exhibition] [Digital photographic print 230 x 60 cm] The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington, NZ. 28 Aug — 8 Sept 2014
[Artwork]Authored by: Gillam, J.
Gillam, JL. (2012) Frank with toy duck. [Exhibition] [Moving image work, DVD 8.42 mins] Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, UK. 11 July 2012
[Artwork]Authored by: Gillam, J.
Gillam, JL. (2012) Frank with speaker. [Exhibition] Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, UK
[Artwork]Authored by: Gillam, J.

Conference

Gillam, JL., Reihana, L., & Lawler-Dormer, D. (2015, August). Creative Confluences: Merging art practices and inter-disciplinary collaborations, Waikato University. Presented at Creative Confluences: Merging art practices and inter-disciplinary collaborations. Waikato University, NZ. I presented about working with Professors in Evolutionary Ecology, Steve Trewick and Mary Morgan Richards and exhibition ‘At a distance of forty-two days’ (NRO 1).
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gillam, J.Contributed to by: Gillam, J.

Other

Hansen, EM., & Gillam, JL. (2012). Inaugural Curator At Large, New Zealand Film Archive.
[Other]Authored by: Gillam, J., Hansen, E.

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

Expertise in Contemporary multimedia Fine Arts Practice; Art and Ecology; The Artist as Curator; Collaborative Art Practice.

Courses Coordinated

Graduate Supervision Statement

Interest in Contemporary multimedia Fine Arts Practice; Art and Ecology; The Artist as Curator; Collaborative Art Practice.


Ms Jenny Gillam is available for Masters and Doctorial supervision.

Media and Links

Media

  • 24 Jun 2020 - Radio
    Radio New Zealand. Nine to Noon interview.
    Jenny Gillam and Raewyn Ormsby-Rihari 20-minute interview with Kathryn Ryan about Te manu huna a Tāne book.
  • 21 Jun 2020 - Online
    Article about Te manu huna a Tāne book.
    Boynton, J., Dead kiwi given second life as kākahu and taonga
  • 15 Jun 2020 - Radio
    Radio Waatea interview
    Radio Waatea interview. Jenny Gillam and Raewyn Ormsby- Rihari interviewed by Dale Husband about Te manu huna a Tāne book.
  • 15 Dec 2020 - Online
    Te manu huna a Tāne - in 'best of the year' list
    Books editor Catherine Woulfe - Twenty books that were a tonic in 2020, The Spinoff
  • 14 Feb 2021 - Radio
    Radio interview 95bFM
    Jenny Gillam and Eugene Hansen interviewed by Tom Tuke, 95bFM Art Bank show about The Thrum of the Tide exhibition at Te Uru.
  • 11 Jun 2020 - Newspaper
    Newspaper article about Te manu huna a Tāne book.
    'Story of Ancient Knowledge', Northland Age. Article about Te manu huna a Tāne book.
  • 10 Jun 2020 - Newspaper
    Newspaper article about Te manu huna a Tāne book
    deGraaf, P., 'Kiwi live on in traditional cloak-making', Northern Advocate. Article about Te manu huna a Tāne book.

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