Jill Kinnear

  • B.A., textile design, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Scotland
  • M.V.A., University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • Ph.D., University of Southern Queensland, Australia

"I am inspired by excellence and the process that helps students to attain it."

Jill Kinnear | Fibers professor

Awards, recognition and honors

Jean Clarice Searle Research Award, University of Southern Queensland, 2006; Design Excellence Award, Queensland Design Awards, Design Institute of Australia, 2005; Award of Merit, Public Art Collaboration, Queensland Design Awards, Design Institute of Australia, 2005; Australian Post-graduate Award Scholarship, 2005-08; Churchill Fellowship, 2004; First prize, Images of Queensland, textile design competition run by Woven Image, 1996; First prize, swimwear category, Design FX Awards, 1995

Organizations

Fellow, Design Institute of Australia; fellow, Churchill Fellows' Association of Queensland

Previous Positions

Freelance artist and designer featured in solo and group exhibitions Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, South Korea and the United Kingdom; commissioned for numerous public art projects in Australia; included in permanent collections in Scotland and Australia; conducted various workshops on textile design throughout Australia; associate lecturer, University of Southern Queensland, 1999-2000; textile instructor, Mt. Gravatt College of TAFE, Brisbane, 1989-90; head of textile department, National Arts School, Papua New Guinea, 1986-89; design lecturer, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland, 1980-85

Publications and presentations

  • "Wendi Choulai," foreword essay, edited by David Tenenbaum, Melbourne Books, Melbourne, 2009
  • "Committed to memory," essay for "Avant Garden," edited by Beverley Bloxham, Ann-Maree Reaney and Jill Kinnear, published by Arts Council Toowoomba, Australia, 2009
  • "kibung; textiles from graduates of the National Arts School, Papua New Guinea," edited by Ross Searle, published by the University of Queensland, 2003
  • "The Ratio of Distance: mapping the landscape in drawings and textiles," author and artist of this 70-page full-color book with drawings, textiles and diary text, published by the University of Southern Queensland, 2001
  • "Australian drift seeds," more than 100 pen illustrations for book by Jeremy Smith, published by the University of New England, 1998
  • "Diaspora: textiles as paradox," artist and author of this 48-page full-color book with 6,000 word essay, 2008
  • "Diaspora: textiles as paradox," paper delivered at the American Comparative Literature Association annual conference, New Orleans, April 2010