Dr. Janis Jefferies, Visiting Artist & Scholar from Goldsmiths, University of London
Presentation and Lunchtime Lecture: “Interdisciplinarity and the challenges for arts research”
A presentation by Dr. Janis Jefferies, Professor of Visual Arts,
Associate Pro Warden of Culture and Creative Industries and
Postgraduate Convenor PHD Arts and Computational Technology, at Goldsmiths, University London.
Dr. Jefferies presentation will focus on current practice and research projects across arts and technology, focusing on international partnerships and collaboration that have been developed over time and trust with a broad range of constituents.
Janis Jefferies is an artist, writer and curator, Professor of Visual Arts and Research, Research Fellow at the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles, associate pro warden for culture and creative industries at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. She trained as a painter (Sheffield School of Art, Maidstone College of Art and Camberwell College of Arts and Crafts) and in woven construction (Poznan Academy of Fine Arts, Poland) under Magdalena Abakanowicz. On return to the UK in 1978 she pioneered the field of contemporary textiles within visual and material culture and has exhibited and published widely. Her areas of expertise lie at the intersection of arts and technology (textiles, performance, sound, publishing). She was one of the founding editors for Berg (now Bloomsbury) publishers of Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture and most recently was co-curator of the first Hangzhou Triennial in China in 2013. She was a Creative Thinking Fellow, University of Auckland.