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I’m a Senior Lecturer and researcher in the School of Art and the School of Design at Otago Polytechnic. I currently teach photography, digital literacy and design communication. As part of my research practice I regularly engage in collaborative projects that have a link through digital communication and technologies, whilst working as an artist, writer or curator. I developed and lead the recently initiated Digital Literacy core paper in the the new BVA at Otago Polytechnic.

I work and think across social, photographic, and electronic art discourse. Originally from the UK, I have been in New Zealand for 4 years.

Professional CV

Professional Experience

Currently Senior Lecturer School of Design | School of Art | Otago Polytechnic
2006-2009 Lecturer School of Design | School of Art | Otago Polytechnic
2008-2009 Co-ordinator Specialised Communication (Paper) | School of Design | Otago Polytechnic
2008-2009 Co-ordinator Communication Analysis (Paper) | School of Design | Otago Polytechnic
2008-2009 Co-ordinator Digital Literacy | School of Art | Otago Polytechnic
2008 Acting Head of Electronic Arts Dept.  School of Art | Otago Polytechnic
2006-2008 Board Member The Blue Oyster Art Project Space | Dunedin
2006-2007 Acting Head of Photography Dept.  School of Art | Otago Polytechnic
2002-2005 Manager Stills Gallery, Edinburgh UK
2002 Website Developer Schuh, Edinburgh UK
1999-2002 Administrator Schuh Edinburgh UK

Scholarly Activity

2008-2009 Project LeaderSoftware Resource Hub (SHrUB)
2008 Committee Member – Teaching & Learning Innovation Fund
2007-2008 Lead Programme Developer – Digital Literacy, School of Art

Academic and Professional Qualifications

2008 Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Learning & Teaching | Otago Polytechnic (NZ)
2002 Postgraduate Diploma Sc in Multimedia Technology & Interactive Systems | Napier University (UK)
2001 BA(Hons) Edinburgh College of Art (UK)

Exhibitions, Publications and Presentations

Writing
The Island Experience Gillies, R. & McCaw, C. (2009) “Old, New, Borrowed, Blue: 10 Years at the Blue Oyster”, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, ISBN 978-0-473-15590-2. September 2009. p.40-45.

Peer-reviewed exhibitions
I check my e-mails every day Gillies, R. (2007) C-Type Photographic Print, in Desire~n: Exhibition by Design Staff at ANZAAE 2009, Dunedin New Zealand (20th April – 1st May 2009) OP Research Update October 09_design
Intertidal Gillies, R. & McCaw, C. (Curators) (2008) New commission of work by national and international artists as part of the National One Day Sculpture series, 2008/09
I check my e-mails every day Gillies, R. (2007) C-Type Photographic Print, in “Double” curated by Ana Terry at The Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, New Zealand (8th May-26th April 2007)

Other Exhibitions and Projects
Weather Photos Gillies, R. & Todd, J. (2008) Project Website:  http://blog.weatherphotos.org/ Direct Link: http://blog.weatherphotos.org/?cat=306

International Conference Contribution – Paper in published proceedings
Dunedin Does Not Exist. Gillies, R. & McCaw, C. (2008)

14th International Symposium on Electronic Art 2008 (ISEA2008 Pte Ltd), Proceedings of ISEA2008: The 14th International Symposium on Electronic Art ISBN: 978-981-08-0768-9. Conference Dates: 25 July – 3 August 2008. pp. 340-342.
Download pdf here

National Conference Contribution
Learning Art in the Digital Age: Identifying Principles and Developing Online Resources
Ballard, S. & Gillies, R. (2009) OP Research Update October 09_art

Paper and Discussion at ANZAAE 2009, Dunedin New Zealand (20th – 23rd April 2009)

One Comment leave one →
  1. jacquiehayes permalink
    March 15, 2007 4:59 pm

    hi rachel
    I love the art work keep it up
    jacquie

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