Jill Kinnear

Jill Kinnear

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
First year at SCAD:
2009

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

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

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

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

Courses Taught

  • FIBR 204 Repeat-pattern Design
  • FIBR 312 Screen Printing
  • FIBR 707 Fabric History as Source
  • FIBR 746 Pattern, Motif, and Image