Dr Stuart Bailey

Dr Stuart Bailey

BVA (Hons) ANU, MVA Sydney, PhD, Sydney
Lecturer, Visual Art
Sydney College of the Arts
+61 2 9351 1060
A22 - Old Teachers' College
The University of Sydney
Dr Stuart Bailey

Stuart studied Printmedia at Canberra School of Art, Australian National University and Kyoto Seika University, Japan. His studio practice tackles the disconnection between political awareness and action, often through the lens of the political poster. Bailey explores these ideas through contemporary print processes, sculpture and installation. In 2018, with Wendy Murray, Bailey co-curated Fresh blood: Redback Graphix and its AftermathatCasulaPowerhouse that examined the legacy of Australian political poster collective Redback Graphix. He has worked nationally and internationally and in 2005 held the Australia Council Studio Residency in Los Angeles. Since 2004 Stuart has worked as a curator independently and at Canberra Contemporary Art Space and Glen Eira City Council Gallery.

Collage and printmedia are the conceptual motors of my research. They are used to analyse media, generate ideas and uncover hidden concerns. The jarring contrasts and ambiguous parallels created when assembling found images are central to my project. In turn, these works on paper are translated into sculptural installations and video that are populated by disconnected and deluded publics.

2009 Finalist, Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, Artspace, Sydney
2008 Finalist, New Social Commentaries 08, Warrnambool Art Gallery
2005 Australia Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Board, Los Angeles Studio Residency
2003 artsACT, Funding for solo exhibition in Canberra and Melbourne, Sticky Palms
2002 Megalo Access Arts, Artist in Residence
2001 Artist Society of Canberra, Travelling Scholarship

Project titleResearch student
Slow Posters: A Topology of the MeshMaya STOCKS


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