Rhiannon Jones is a Nottingham based arts practitioner, curator, and educator with a formal background and training in theatre and live art practice. Jones was selected to attend ELIA in Gent, Belgium as an emerging UK artist in 2004. Her production Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité was shortlisted for the Edinburgh First Fringe Award 2009.
Jones gained an MA in Performance & Live Art with Distinction in 2007 from Nottingham Trent University where she is now a final year doctoral researcher exploring The Artistry of Conversation. She teaches MA Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University. She is an active member of Contemporary Art Working Group, Cumulus and creative director of Wonderland in partnership with New Art Exchange 2013-14. She is the co-founding curator of InDialogue, an international symposium for artists, Nottingham Contemporary, 2012, 2014 – present. And, invited working group member for U21C, Nottingham Trent University, 2015.
She has presented her research at various International conferences, including 7th Dialogical Self Conference, Georgia, Athens USA. Collaborative Practice best models for practice, Aalto University Kalmar, Sweden 2013, Wonderland, guest speaker, University Averio, Portugal 2014 and InDialogue, guest speaker, Milano University, June 2015.
Recent publications include International Communications and Discourse Conference, Loughborough University, Designs on eLearning for London Royal College of Art The Art of Conversation: uncovering creativity through inspiration, May 2012. She has exhibited Internationally and in the UK at venues such as New Art Exchange, Nottingham Playhouse, Bonington Gallery, Surface Gallery, PACE Leicester, Little Theatre, Phoenix Arts Theatre, The Junction, The Archways, London, Gent, Belgium & Athens Georgia, USA.
Residencies, Works and Exhibitions [Selected]
|2014 – present||Collaborative practice. [with Tracy Kelly}|
|2014||Light Night. Nottingham City selected Artist.|
|2013 – 2014||Wonderland. Creative director. 18month curatorial project. New Art Exchange|
|In Dialogue: An International Symposium for Artists and Researchers. Cofounder and curator. Nottingham Contemporary.|
|2013||Freedom in Air. Commissioned artist. The Cutting Room, Nottingham Playhouse and New Art Exchange|
|2012||- The Art of Conversation. Solo Exhibition, Georgia, Athens USA and Backlit, Nottingham, UK.
- Mediated Riots. Synapse Arts & New Art Exchange, Nottingham
- Archipelago. Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, UK.
|2009||Liberte,Egalite,Fraternite. Producer. Edinburgh Festival C Venue, Fringe First Shortlisting, UK.|
|2007||Missing. Surface Gallery. Nottingham, UK.|
|2006||Archiving Actualities. Online Installation. Powerhouse, Nottingham, UK.|
|2005 – 2006||Game of Love. Performer. Pleasance Two. Edinburgh Festival, UK.|
|2004||District12. Performer. Stans Café. Phoenix Arts, Leicester, UK.|
|2003||Tea. The Little Theatre & PACE. Leicester, UK.|