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Selected Creative Practice

2018-present  Jubilee Pool Stories   An intergenerational, community-focused, three-year heritage project to generate, interpret and share a rich cultural archive. With awen productions, Jubilee Pool Penzance, Falmouth University, Penwith College and The Lux London.  Funded by ACE and HLF.

2018  Acts ReActs   Performing an archive, collaboration with Eleanor Bowen, Wimbledon College of Arts

2015-17  Trans-planted   This portable work combines organic plant life and mobile technology to explore ‘Something of Place’, a modular exhibition by Space Place Practice art-research collective, shown at Aberystwyth University, Trowbridge Art Centre, other UK venues.

2014  Lazy tremblings of the summer air   A site-responsive audio-installation in which dialogue between the artist and the night-creatures of Enys gardens was broadcast via radios in the summerhouse rafters.  Funded by Arts Council England and Feast.

2013  Long Rock Yellow Ribbon  ( An artist-initiated, community-based creative response to the closure of the pedestrian rail crossing to the seafront in the village of Long Rock, Cornwall.  Presented as part of Land Matters #1 at Newlyn Art Gallery.

2012  Either Side Of Delphy Bridge   Digital deep mapping created with Dr Iain Biggs and Dan Buzzo out of engagement with communities around Delphy Bridge, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.  Part of Research Councils UK funded project, A Grey and Pleasant Land?

2009  Trans   Two-screen video installation shown as part of Gloria, a pop-up show in London. Trans is a series of attempts to connect across distance using maximum zoom. Commissioned by ProjectBase.

2008  Time, Tides and Teabags   An audio legacy, in the form of a vinyl LP and cover, created for the Cactus Tea Rooms and pier on which it was located until its closure, for the B-Side art festival. Commissioned by PVA / B-Side Festival.

2008  At Sea   A performative installation using mobile technologies to explore embodied interaction of the seascape visible from within the Newlyn Art Gallery:   Part of Transition 8

2006  LAND   Made with Angolan artist Ze Tubia, this single-screen video interweaves apparently incongruous narrative strands: experiences of landmines, and the Sussex Downs. Commissioned by Croydon Clocktower.

2004/5  Opening Doors   Participative art project devised and delivered with Art in the Park, working with 60 Southwark residents. Culminated in participatory exhibition and Opening Doors DVD. Arts Council England funded.

2003  recollections from the future   Digital video developed out of interactions with archaeologists, artists and members of the local Caithness community based around two historic sites in Scotland.  Scottish Arts Council funded.

Selected Employment

2004-Present   London South Bank University  Associate lecturer on Digital Media Arts BA.  Teaching collaborative practice, animation, moving image and independent projects.

2009-2013       University of the West of England PhD researcher on Grey and Pleasant Land? A cross-council, interdisciplinary research project focussed on older adults in rural environments.

2008-2009       NESTA : Four Fellows  (interactive DVD)  Producer of this DVD that gives snapshots of NESTA’s fellowship programme as part of an impact assessment of the programme by the Engine Room, Univ. Arts London.

2007+2009      University College Falmouth  Visiting Lecturer on MA Fine Art: Contemporary Practice.

2007-2008       Evaluating Sciart   Consultant Producer-Researcher of Evaluating Sciart, DVD which introduces case-studies of arts-science collaborations. Developed as part of the Engine Room’s, (Univ. of the Arts London), evaluation of the Sciart funding scheme for the Wellcome Trust.

2002-2003       DNA interactive   Producer for The Red Green & Blue Company of this BAFTA award winning DVD, an educational title examining 50 years of scientific developments in field of genetics.

2001-2002       Mind Reading: the interactive guide to emotions   Co-Producer with The Red Green & Blue Company of this educational DVD-ROM designed with Professor Simon Baron Cohen, to help people ‘read’ human emotions. Bafta award winner.   

Selected Publications

2018                Bailey J, Mapping as a performative process: some challenges presented by art-led mapping that aims to remain unstable and conversational in (eds} Duxbury, Garrett-Petts, Longley, Artistic Approaches to Cultural Mapping: Activating Imaginaries and Means of Knowing. London and New York: Routledge.

2014                Bailey J, Biggs I, Buzzo D, Deep mapping and rural connectivities, in (eds) Hennessy, Means, Burholt, Countryside connections: Older people, community and place in rural Britain. Policy Press, Bristol, pp 159-192.

2012                Bailey J, and Biggs, I, Either Side of Delphy Bridge: A deep mapping project evoking and engaging the lives of older adults in rural North Cornwall.  Journal of Rural Studies, Vol. 28 (4), pp 318-328.

2012                Bailey, J, Around Delphy Bridge, chapter in artists’ book, in (ed) Shearsmith M, Between: Ineffable Intervals, Wild Conversations Press.

Selected Qualifications

2013          Art-practice PhD, University of the West of England, Bristol, RCUK Funded.

2007          MA (Distinction), Contemporary Visual Arts, University College Falmouth.

1991           BA Hons. Fine Art and Critical Studies, St Martins School of Art, London.

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