Rhiannon Jones is a Nottingham based arts practitioner with a formal background and training in theatre and live art practice.
She is the General Manger of Third Angel, a theatre company making entertaining and original contemporary performance that speaks directly, honestly and engagingly to its audience. Established in Sheffield in 1995, the company makes work that encompasses performance, theatre, live art, installation, film, video art, documentary, photography and design.
Rhiannon has a PhD by practice from Nottingham Trent University. She designed 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.
As an arts educator, she has been teaching on the Masters programme at Nottingham Trent University for the last 7 years, delivering teaching in MA Photography, MA Fine Art, MA by Registered Project, and MA Visual Communications .
As a creative, she co-founded InDialogue, an International biannual symposium for artists and researchers, exploring the use of dialogue in practice.in partnership with Nottingham Contemporary, 2012, 2014, 2016
She has exhibited and published work internationally and in the UK she was selected by ELIA as an emerging UK artist in 2006 and her production Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité was shortlisted for the Edinburgh First Fringe Award in 2007.
She has made work for Surface Gallery, Nottingham, PACE Leicester, Little Theatre Leicester, Phoenix Arts Theatre, Leciester, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, Nottingham Contemporary, The Junction, Cambridge,The Archways, London. She has produced and toured works in Gent, Belgium, Athens, Georgia, Sweden, Italy and USA.
Residencies, Works and Exhibitions [Selected]
Parenthesis (working title) (2014 – Present) Collaboration with artist Traci Kelly under the name of Kelly&Jones
InDialogue (2012, 2014 and 2016) Founder and curator, hosted by Nottingham Contemporary in partnership with Dance4 and Nottingham City Council.
Light Night, artist (2013) supported by Nottingham City Council.
Wonderland, creative director (2012 – 2014) 16month project in partnership with New Art Exchange supported by Nottingham City Council.
The Drawing Board (2014) artist residency (2014) Kelly & Jones, Primary, Nottingham.
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 (2012) Backlit, Nottingham & Georgia, Athens USA solo touring exhibition.
Archipelago, artist (2011) Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University.
Research and the Researcher postgraduate research conference, curatorial team, Nottingham Trent University (2013).
In Dialogue: An International Symposium for Artists and Researchers, founder and curator, Nottingham Contemporary & Primary (2012, 2014 and 2016).
Professional Organisations / Networks
Board member for Synapse Arts (2012 – present).
Resident Artist at Primary, Nottingham, (2012 – present)
U21C invited working group member, Nottingham Trent University (2014 – present).
International contemporary art working group member, Cumulus (2013 – present).
Conferences and Symposia
Facilitator at Cumulus Conference, contemporary art working group, Averio, Portugal (2014).
Facilitator at Cumulus Conference, contemporary art working group, Milan, Italy (2015).
Design on E Learning Conference, Conference Paper at Camberwell University, London (2009).
ELIA conference funded selected artist, Gent, Belgium (2006).
Dialogical Self, International Conference, Georgia USA, paper publication and speaker (2012).
RaRa guest speaker, Loughborough University, School Fine Art (2011).
The Art of Conversation: uncovering creativity through inspiration, Nottingham Trent University, publication (2012).
Archipelago, Series of Event Nights at Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University (2012).
Thinking Through Practice Research Group for PhD Students across the Midlands, bi-Monthly Events creator and member.
Artistic Research and Professional Practice in the City (2015) Cumulus, Milan, Italy.
Engaging Arts through Empowering Acts (2014) workshop facilitator at University Averio, Portugal. (Online: http://www.cumulusassociation.org/cumulus-working-papers-aveiro-3214/).
Acting Locally Thinking Globally (2013). Co-authored with Carol Jones, Cumulus, Kalmar, Sweden.
The Dialogical Self (2012). University Georgia, USA.
Causality and Performativity of Scars (2011) Nottingham Trent University.
The Art of Conversation: Uncovering Artistic Inspiration. In: Defining Contributions: Inspiration Driving Original Research, (2012). Nottingham Trent University, pp. 59-65. (Online: http://definingcontributions.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/rpc_defining- _contributions_publication.pdf ).
I predict a riot (2016) Invited author for RIOT publication for Jimmy Cauty’s ADP Riot Tour, New Art Exchange (Online: http://www.theartistryofconversation.com).
InDialogue: An International Symposium for Artists and Researchers. Co-founder and curator. Nottingham Contemporary & New Art Exchange in partnership with Dance4 and Nottingham City Council (2016).
Jimmy Cauty’s ADP Riot Tour, invited author for RIOT publication, New Art Exchange (2016). Poster paper, Cumulus Conference Global Thinking- Local Action- Future Life in Kalmar,
Sweden Linnaeus University, Sweden, June (2013).
Loughborough University, Social Sciences International Conference Discourse, Communication,
Conversation, Paper Publication and Conference Speaker (2012).
Nottingham Trent Conference Defining Contributions, paper publication and speaker (2012).
A full list of publications can be found here