Rachael Allain CV

Membership/Research/Other

 

CAMP Artists Network Member from June 2020

AN Artists Network member 2014 - current.

Plymouth University Photography Research Group 2015- current.

Plymouth Arts Centre (PAC) PAC Home member, 2015 -2018.
Visual Arts Plymouth (VAP) Activator November, 2015- 2019.
 
Education
 
2018 -3D3 AHRC-funded doctoral researcher, University of Plymouth (current) http://3d3research.co.uk/student/rachael-allain/
2014-15 MFA Photographic Arts with Distinction, Plymouth University.
2011-2014 MA Contemporary Art Practice, Plymouth University.
2007-2008 PGCE, Post Compulsory Education, Art and Design, University of Plymouth                                 
2004-2007 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Exeter School of Art and Design, Earl Richards Road, University of Plymouth. 
Teaching

 

September 2014 - current Associate Lecturer Media Arts/Fine Art , Plymouth University

January 2013/15          Visiting Lecturer, Marjon University

September 2012/2013         Associate Lecturer, South Devon College

September 2008/2012        Associate Lecturer, Exeter College

Awards/Residencies
2020
The Arctic Circle Residency, Svalbard Territory, Midsummer, June 2020* (postponed until April 2021 due to current world pandemic).
Lizard Point Artist Residency, Vernal Equinox, March 2020.
2019 
Residential Ocean (Art) Science Field Course, Sunday's River, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 13-21st September.
3D3 Summer Residential, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, September 1st-8th. 
ADA PGR Funding (UoP), Oceans and the Visual Arts, University of Reading.
BAFTSS Travel Bursary,  Oceans and the Visual Arts: Erika Balsom:Oceanic Feeling, Minghella Cinema, University of Reading.
Lizard Point Artist Residency, March 28th -31st 2019. http://www.mayescreative.com/lizardpoint.html
2018
3D3 Doctoral Studentship, 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training, University of Plymouth http://3d3research.co.uk/
Visual Research Network (VRN), Artist Residency, Brighouse, West Yorkshire.
 http://www.visualresearchnetwork.com/
Lumen Artists Residency, Atina, Italy, https://www.lumenstudios.co.uk/residency/
Jamboree 2018 / // Dartington UK https://artistsjamboree.uk/
The Ephemeral River Residency, a Global Nomadic Art Project, Dartington Hall, Devon, UK. 
http://ccanw.org.uk/gnap-uk-2018/
Visual Arts Plymouth (VAP) Go See Travel Bursary, Glasgow International Festival 2018.

Land's End Immersive Film Weekend & Film and Sound Jams assistant to Robert Schaller http://handmadefilm.org/ May. http://www.mayescreative.com/landsendfilm-475062.html

 

2017

Place Exploration Artist Residency, Kestle Barton, Cornwall, November.

Digital Reporting Bursary, The Tale, Torbay by Situations, http://www.situations.org.uk/projects/the-tale/.

VASW Digital Reporting Bursary, B-Side Assemblies: No 1, Portland, Dorset.

Visual Arts Plymouth (VAP) Go See Travel Bursary, Folkestone Triennial, 2017.

Artist Residency at Batter Street Studio, Plymouth Arts Centre. 

Blog Post here @ http://blogs.plymouth.ac.uk/artsinstitute/ 

http://blogs.plymouth.ac.uk/artsinstitute/2017/10/20/feature-artists-residency-at-plymouth-arts-centre/

Recipient of PAC Bursary for BAS8, Southampton and VASW Annual Conference.

 

2015-16

Selected by Plymouth University, School of Art and Media student award for a fully funded 12 month Ocean Studio Residency, July 2015-August 2016.

Recipient of Full Bursary from Plymouth Culture for Dartmoor Arts Residency, Drewsteignton, Devon, Filming Natural Phenomena with Andrej Zdravic, July 2015.

 

Symposia/Conferences/Talks

2020

13-05-20, Reflections on the Lizard Residency, a PGR presentation (PhD- University of Plymouth) via Zoom-virtual media.

09-04-20, Alternative Photographic Processes in the time of the New Normal by Rachael Allain, Invited speaker for the London Alternative Photography Collective Residency series – (due to covid’19 presented on Zoom virtual media).

2019

RAMM Lates, Artist Talk and Seaweed Cyanotype workshop, RAMM, Exeter, December 6th. 

Above and Beyond the Horizon: Ocean, Science and the Visual Arts, in conversation with Professor John Spicer, PhD, Pie and a Pint, National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, 4th December.

Above and Below the Horizon, Doctoral Research presentation, Jill Craigie Cinema, 4th December. 

The University of Helsinki: Research Summer School, Kulttuurikeskus ja kokoushotelli Sofia, Kallvikinniementie, Helsinki, Finland.

Environmental Arts Practice Research Conference, 25-26th April, Land/Water and the Visual Arts, University of Plymouth.

Oceans and The Visual Arts, PGR & ECR Conference, University of Reading, 24th April.

 

2018 

Arts Research Seminar Series, Exploring New Horizons, with Professor Liz Wells, Seeding Change: The Challenges of Pro-Activist Curatorial Initiatives, University of Plymouth, 5th December. 

CREATIVE IMAGE, 1st International Conference, University of Manchester 26-27 September 2018 https://www.visualresearchnetwork.com/

20/20 Presentation at Jamboree, Dartington Hall.

Supra et Infra Maris, Research presentation at Land/Water and the Visual Arts, 25th April, Plymouth University

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/landwater/rachael-allain.

 

2017

VAP (Visual Arts Plymouth), Go See Bursary presentation on Research from The Folkestone Triennial @PAC Home.

Pecha Kucha, Beyond Human Vision; On Microscopic Visions @ Place Exploration Artist Residency @Kestle Barton, Cornwall.

Data Ache DRHA 2017 Symposium , Beyond Human Vision @Plymouth University.

PAC Home, Batter Street Studio Residency Crit @Plymouth Arts Centre.

 

2016

Future Imperfect, screening of Lunar G and Panel discussion, Cinema Aesthetics, April 2017.

Artist Talk @First Fridays @art.earth, Dartington Hall.

2015

Artist Talk, BA Fine Art Visiting Lecture Series @Petroc.

2014 

Post Graduate Society Conference, Paper delivered: Encountering Severance, Threshold and Return in Plymouth Sound, Plymouth University.

British Waters and Beyond: The cultural significance of the sea since 1800, Paper delivered: Experimental Seascapes, Subliminal: Junctures in the water, Royal West Academy, Bristol.

Performance

 

Participation in Nilbar Güres' commission for The Atlantic Project, Plymouth 2018.

Performance in Simon Popes, The Gift, for Sea Swim:Head Above Water, Peninsula Arts, Plymouth 2016. 

Performance in Emily's Speed's, Littoral Zone, Plymouth Arts Centre, 2014.

Performance in Hamish Fulton's durational walk for Walk On, Plymouth, 2014.

Facing South, Stereo pinhole, copyright Rachael Allain

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