PUBLIC PRACTICE

 

2018

37°57'02.5"S 144°38'02.0"E revisited

Deakin University’s Anthropocene Campus, Western Treatment Plant, Werribee, Victoria. Immersive neon, sound installation.

 

Skypescape

Co-curated with Dr Maggie McCormick, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania.

2017

37°57'02.05"S 144°38'02.0"E - Treatment 2017: Flightlines, Western Treatment Plant. Commissioned by Deakin University, Melbourne Water and Wyndham City Council.

 

2016

Are You Here –Station Pier, Port Melbourne commissioned by the City of Port Phillip.

 

2015

Crossings – Performing Mobilities, RMIT  University/MoreArt, City of Moreland.

 

2015

contain yourself - Maribyrnong City Council, Footscray.

 

2013 – 2015

Curator Urban Laboratory: City of Melbourne (2013) City of Pt Phillip (2015) & RMIT research collaboration.

http://urbanlaboratory.tumblr.com

 

2011 – 2013  

Noble Park Public Art Project:  …a place for gathering.  16m strung text neon piece and sound work.  Commissioned by City of Greater Dandenong. http://fionahillary.wix.com/aplaceforgathering

 

2013

Peace Anthology Melbourne Projection Space Darkhorse Experiment, Melbourne.

 

2012 – 2013

Skypetrait – Intercontinental Faces - Reutlingen University/RMIT University. http://www.skypetrait.com/

 

2010

Lygon Street Public Art Project: enlightenment Shortlisted

 

2010

Takeaway Grassland City of Melbourne Laneways Commissions Shortlisted

 

2008

RMIT/ Monash University Public Art Research project – Palazzo Vaj – Prato, Italy.

Memorial project; ‘atherton street' memorialising the ‘slum clearing’ in Fitzroy.

 

2007

Positive Binaries, text based installations in various locations: Platform, Majorca House & Ian Potter Museum, MUDFEST.

 

AWARDS & INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT

2015 

Interrogating Space: The Urban laboratory, Cities in a Climate of Change, International Public Art Awards 2015, Auckland University, New Zealand.

2014 

RMIT University Teaching Excellence – Outstanding Training Initiative of the Year Award, Vocational Education (Commendation)

2013 – 2018

Board Member – The Gertrude Projection Association

2013

International Specialised Skills Fellowship: Birmingham, Bristol, London, UK.  Wellington, NZ.

2012

Guest speaker, City, Public Art & Cultural Ecology, Green Building China 2012, Shanghai, China.

Guest speaker, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Hillary, F. (2018) “A situated practice”, The Journal of Public Space, 3(2), pp. 149-166. doi: https://doi.org/10.32891/jps.v3i2.1113

https://www.journalpublicspace.org/index.php/jps/article/view/1113

Shanti Sumartojo, Jordan Lacey, and Fiona Hillary 2017 contain yourself: technology, the city and atmospheric intervention Media International Australia Vol 165, Issue 1, pp. 90 – 102. First Published September 6, 2017 https://doi.org/10.1177/1329878X17726888

Hillary, F. & Hogg, G. (2016) ‘Interrogating Space: the Urban Laboratory’, in Grierson, E. Transformations: Art and the City, Intellect, UK.  (Pending publication)

 

Hillary, F. & Sumartojo, S. “Empty-Nursery Blue: On Atmosphere, Meaning and Methodology in Melbourne Street Art" Public Art Dialogue 2014.

 

REPORTS

Hillary, F. (2015) Public Art: Access all areas.  Higher Education and Skills Group Overseas Fellowship Report, ISS Institute, Melbourne.

 

Ellis, N. & Hillary, F. (2014) The Gertrude Street Projection Festival Evaluation, The Gertrude Projection Association, Melbourne.

EDUCATION

2016

PhD Candidate, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria.

2009

Masters of Art, Art in Public Space, with Distinction, RMIT, Melbourne, Victoria.        

2004

Bachelor of Visual Arts & University Art Prize, Edith Cowan University, Bunbury, WA.

1999

Graduate Diploma in Adult Education and Training, University of South Australia.

1996

Graduate Diploma Social Sciences, Development Studies, Flinders University of South Australia. Thesis: The impact in Guatemala of political and economic development on the implementation of the UN Convention on the rights of the child.

1992

Bachelor of Arts, Politics/Psychology, Flinders University of South Australia.

 

EMPLOYMENT

Program Manager  – Masters of Art in Public Space School of Art  - RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria.