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Research from Venis, Jane


Jane Venis



Professor Jane Venis is a multi-media artist, musician and writer. Her studio practice focuses on the absurdities and concerns of contemporary popular culture, which is expressed through the making of objects, video, sound and performance works. Recent solo installations have taken place in public galleries and museums in New Zealand and she has contributed to juried group exhibitions in the USA, South Korea, The UK and China. Her current writing links to her studio practice and focuses on how the creative practice of Japanese chindogu can be used to discuss the tension between art and design. Jane is an Academic Leader in the School of Design and teaches in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the College of Art and Design and Architecture and is the Editor of Scope Art and Design. She has a Master of Fine Arts from the Dunedin School of Art and a PhD in Fine Arts from Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia. Jane has Nine years' experience supervising postgraduate students. She supports students in their dissertation writing, coming from a position as a practising artist familiar with studio practice.

ORCID profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5571-6354

Research Outputs

Creative Work

Venis,J. and Joynt, H. (2020) Dua. CICA Museum (Czong Institute for Contemporary Art) Gimpo, South Korea April 8-12 2020 as part of CICA solo show series 2020


Venis,J., & Joynt, H. (2019) 'Concerto e Cores' . Public collaborative Performance, Praça 1º de Julho Messejana, Beja Portuga, 2 October. l Performance as part of Artist Residency at Buinho Creative Hub, Messejana Portugal. QA as selected for this international residency by panel and this performance was part of the residency.

Venis, J., & Joynt, H. (2019) Drawn to Sound. Multimedia exhibition from 8 December 2019 to 8 March 2020. Performances in Gallery from 4 -7th December. Selected by panel from submitted proposal. https://ashburtonartgallery.org.nz/exhibition/drawn-to-sound/


Venis, J. (2018) Naked and Confused. Guest artist, Art + Oceans, 23 July - 5 August, Otago Museum Skinner Annex. Otago Polytechnic in association with Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge. Also shown as part of group exhibition 'Our Oceans' at the Forrester Gallery Oamaru 13 June -19 July 2020 an Art /Science collaboration.

Venis, J. (2018) Arts for Education; Transforming the relationship between human and ocean. Blue Dot Generation, House of Vans Gallery, Waterloo, London 26-30th September 2018

Joynt, H., & Venis, J. (2018) Jamjo Live. Live performance, 13th October 2018 CICA Museum, Gimpo, Seoul, South Korea.

Venis, J., & Joynt, H. (2018) Lines Of Thought: Contemporary Drawing Exhibition International Juried Group Exhibition 12th – 28th October 2018 CICA Museum, Gimpo, Seoul, South Korea.

Conference Contribution - Other

Venis,J., & Joynt,H. (2019) Flute Plane. ITP Research Symposium, Whanaungatanga, Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier, 15-16 April.

Venis, J., & Joynt, H. (2019) Drawdio. ITP Research Symposium, Whanaungatanga, Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier, 15-16 April.

Venis, J. (2018) Drawing to connect. Talking Teaching 2018, 29 - 30 November, University of Canterbury, Christchurch.

Oral Presentation

Venis, J. (2019) Laughing Matter: Critiquing popular culture through the materiality of absurd objects. Inaugural Professorial Lecture: 21st August 6pm Dunedin Public Art Gallery, The Octagon, Dunedin. By Invitation from Otago Polytechnic Research.



Journal Article

Venis, J. (2018) The Olympics of the art world: Allora and Calzadilla’s Track and Field. SAJAH, volume 33(1), 2018.

Venis,J. (2017) The Olympics of the Art world: Allora and Calzadilla’s Track and Field South African Journal of Art History: Special Edition 'Aesthetic Experience.' Invitation to contribute. Abstract accepted. Article to be published late 2017

Chapter in Book

Venis,J. (2017) The Eureka Salon: Use,usefulness and the 'unuseless' object. Chapter Ten in edited book "Art and Design". Cambridge Scholars, 163-176. Press.http://www.cambridgescholars.com/art-and-design

Edited Book/Special Edition

Stupples, P., & Venis, J. (2017) Art and Design: History, theory, practice. Art and Design: History, theory, practice, eds J. Venis and P. Stupples, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017. Newcastle upon Tyne: United Kingdom. ISBN (10): 1-5275-0307-0 ISBN (13): 978-1-5275-0307-6.

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