Jennifer Jones-O'Neill

Personal statement

Jennifer is the Subject Coordinator of Historical and Critical Studies at the Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University. She has extensive experience in teaching and leading historical and critical studies in practice based schools. Having worked in Australian universities for many years Jennifer’s experience includes roles in senior management and educational leadership. She has also worked in curatorial roles, arts management and education more broadly.

In terms of research, Jennifer works in the area of visual culture and the history of ideas with a particular focus on the eighteenth century. This research has resulted in publications and conference presentations.

She is also interested in the role of research for contemporary visual artists and how this is enacted in postgraduate degrees. As a consequence, Jennifer has supervised over 20 postgraduates undertaking PhDs and Masters in practice based research projects through to successful completion.

Research supervision

Contact Jennifer about:

  • Practice-led Creative Arts
  • History and Theory of Art and Design.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD - La Trobe University, Australia 
  • Grad Dip, Business Admin - La Trobe University, Australia
  • PGDip, Art Curatorial Studies - University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - La Trobe University, Australia.

Professional qualifications

  • SFHEA (Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy).

Other external roles

  • PhD Examiner.
  • Director, Board of Directors for the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
  • Executive Member, Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools.

Teaching specialism

  • Contextual Studies
  • History and Theory of Art and Design.

Research outputs

  • 2016 - Catalogue essay for exhibition: Carole Wilson, Field Notes – Penang, Langford 120 Gallery
  • 2015 - Catalogue essay for exhibition: Emma Stoneman and Antoinetta Covino, airspace, Post Office Gallery, Ballarat
  • 2013 - Essay in Guirguis New Art Prize University of Ballarat
  • 2012 - ‘Curious Cones and gigantic lyllies: Early encounters with the Australian Flora’ in Morrison, Gordon, et al, Capturing Flora: 300 years of Australian Botanical Art, Ballarat, Vic: Art Gallery of Ballarat, pp. 29-74.
  • Catalogue essay for exhibition: Loris Button, Drawn to Print: recent works on paper, Gallery FAB University of Missouri-St Louis, November-December.
  • 2010 - Catalogue Essays for exhibitions: Carole Wilson, Mrs Darwin’s Garden, Darwin 24 hour gallery and the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
  • Robbie Harmsworth, Psyche: Transcending the Abyss, Gallerysmith, North Melbourne.

Research and academic outputs

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Advance Australia Fair: art from 1880s boom to the close of the Great War

Jones-O'Neill, J (2017) 'Advance Australia Fair: art from 1880s boom to the close of the Great War.' In: Freund, P, ed. Art Gallery of Ballarat: stories from the collection. Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, pp. 151-177. ISBN 9780994162854

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