Artists Profile – John Gillies

John Gillies is an Australian artist and musician, particularly known for his ‘multi-layered and complex’ video works and installations. He has also curated a number of video art programs. Gillies studied Visual Arts and Music at the University of Southern Queensland including film and video under David Perry. He also studied at Sydney College of the Arts.

Gillies has produced many works since the early eighties including Hymn (1983), Techno/Dumb/Show (1991), My Sister’s Room (2000) and Divide (2006). and collaborated with many performers including The Sydney Front (Techno/Dumb/Show, Test) and Clare Grant (The Mary Stuart Tapes). His video work is held in public collections such as the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Australian Centre for the Moving Image; Fukuyama Museum of Art; National Gallery of Australia and the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

Image: John Gillies, Witkacy & Malinowski: a cinematic s̩ance in 23 scenes, 2017 Р2018, 40 min film, 5.1 or stereo sound