Ms Jan Guy

MVA (Sydney) GradDipVisArts (SCA) DipArt (QCA)
Lecturer, Ceramics

N01P - Sydney College Of The Arts - Rozelle - (Kirkbride)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 1046
Fax +61 2 9351 1199

Biographical details

Jan Guy is an artist and writer. She maintains a broad practice and interest in ceramics with a specific focus on sculptural and installed works. While her personal research is presently concerned with relationships between the haptic senses and virtual spaces, she has an ongoing interest in feminist art practices and craft and design theory. Guy has been an advocate for the growth and continuation of Australian ceramic arts through extensive writing for national journals and major exhibitions in the field, including 'Celebration', the catalogue essay for the 2000 Australian Ceramics Association exhibition and, more recently, the 2006 SOFA catalogue. Guy has been the recipient of a National Craft Acquisition Award and her work is in the collection of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. In 2009 Guy was a member of the organising committee for the 1st Australian Ceramics Triennale. She also established CELSIUS, an online peer-reviewed journal for the disciplines of ceramics, glass and jewellery and object design.

Research interests

Presently, Guy's research involves the development of what is known as mixed realities – a combination of physical and virtual objects/environments. The field of neuroscience has seen a growing interest in research into the senses with a specific focus on their symbiotic ralationships. Her particular focus is the haptic senses, specifically their pivotal role in our formation of self and reality. Touch has been a relatively ignored sense in the visual arts, but with the proliferation of computer-generated artworks and spaces, its consideration may afford new avenues for evaluating old technologies/forms such as ceramics, and the possible futures of embodiment.

Teaching and supervision

Trevor Fry, PhD

Nancy Ma, PhD

Mee-Sun Park, MFA

Loretta Picone, MFA

Clarissa Regan, PhD, Phantasmagoria, simulacra and archive fever

Awards and honours

National Craft Acquisition Award, 1989

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected publications & creative works

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Journals

  • Guy, J. (2009). Bad manners and family dinners: A key to the future. Celsius, 1(July 2009), 209-216.

Conferences

  • Guy, J. (2012). Things That Go Bump in the Night. Subversive Clay: 2012 Australian Ceramics Triennale, Adelaide: Australian Ceramics Triennale.

Original Creative Work

  • Guy, J. (2012). 1. Nothing Like the Sun (Part 1) 2. Nothing Like the Sun (Part 2). In: Milton Moon. And Friends. 50 Works. Peter Pinson Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Guy, J. (2012). Corvus Days. The Old Times Were Certainly The Scariest, (pp. 1 - 1). Canberra, Australia: Megalo Print Studio.
  • Geczy, A., Guy, J. (2011). 1. Bird Paraphenalia 2. Bird Remains: Museological Paragon 3. Swarm 4. Nature-Re-Nature I 5. Nature-Re-Nature II. In: An Unnatural History of Nature. Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia.
  • Guy, J., Findeis, K. (2011). 1. Spoonerisms. In: Utility Our House: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed. Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle, Australia.
  • Taylor-Graham, D., Guy, J. (2011). Flogging it. The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Volume 50/1, April, (pp. 26 - 30). Waverley, Sydney, Australia: The Australian Ceramics Association.
  • Geczy, A., Guy, J. (2010). 1. Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (Trichoglossus cholorolepidotus) (chicken) 2. Eastern yellow robin (Eopsaltria australis) (turkey) 3. Untitled (fired chicken bones) 4. Untitled (fired turkey bones)5. Forest kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii) (quail). In: Ceramic Surgery- Adam Geczy & Jan Guy. Criterion Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Guy, J. (2010). Beverley Gallop (1951 -2009). Patterns of Existence, (pp. 21 - 23). Sydney, Australia: Patterns of Existence.
  • Guy, J. (2010). Clothes Maketh .. Forbidden glimpse, (pp. 4 - 5). Sydney, Australia: Black cat publishing.
  • Guy, J. (2010). Fields and Herds. Claude Jones : [recent works], (pp. 3 - 5). Sydney, Australia: Claude Jones.
  • Guy, J. (2010). Untitled. In: The Matchbox Show. Australia.
  • Guy, J. (2009). Erewhons. Horus & Deloris Contemporary Art Space, Pyrmont. Horus & Deloris Contemporary Art Space, Pyrmont, Sydney, Australia.
  • Guy, J. (2009). Introduction to the Young Guns exhibition catalogue. Young Guns, (pp. 1 - 1). Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Guy, J. (2009). Wedge: Jan Guy. The Journal of Australian Ceramics, 48:3, (pp. 93 - 93). Australia: The Journal of Australian Ceramics.
  • Guy, J. (2007). 1. NoWhere NowHere (Erehwon series) 2. NoWhere NowHere (Erehwon series) 3. Stranger to Erehwon 4. Where She Was. In: NoWhere NowHere (Erehwon). Horus and Deloris Contemporary Art Space, Sydney, Australia.
  • Guy, J. (2007). Solids of time: The ceramic works of William Lungas. Ceramics: Art and Perception, (pp. 95 - 97). Sydney, Australia: Ceramics: Art and Perception Pty Ltd.
  • Guy, J. (2006). Breathing in the Shadows of Aporia. Breathing Shadows, Paddington, Sydney, Australia: Harrison Galleries.
  • Guy, J. (2006). Jenny Orchard. SOFA 2006 Australian Contemporary: Go Figure, Adelaide, Australia: JamFactory.
  • Guy, J. (2006). Sue Shelley: Curious Imitations. Ceramics: Art and Perception, (pp. 106 - 106). Sydney, Australia: Ceramics: Art and Perception Pty Ltd.
  • Guy, J. (2006). Title?. In: Claystation8. Horus and Deloris Contemporary Art Space, Sydney, Australia.
  • Guy, J. (2006). We know more than we can tell. Utility: Tacit Tactics, Sydney, Australia: Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.
  • Guy, J. (2005). Breathing Shadows. Shadowbreath, Melbourne, Australia: Linden - St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts.
  • Guy, J. (2003). Not a Dying Art. Journal of Australian Ceramics, Vol. 42 No. 2 July 2003, (pp. 38 - 40). Waverley, Sydney, Australia: The Australian Ceramics Association.

Curated / Produced Exhibition / Event

  • Guy, J. (2011). Utility Our House: Something old, something new, something borrowed. SCA Gallery, Rozelle, Australia: Sydney College of the Arts.
  • Guy, J. (2009). Nyou. Pyrmont, Australia: Horus & Deloris Contemporary Art Space.
  • Guy, J. (2009). Set. Delmar Gallery, Ashfield, Sydney, Australia: Delmar Gallery, Ashfield. 23 May – 14 June 2009.
  • Guy, J. (2009). Young Guns. SCA Galleries, Sydney, Australia: Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.

2012

  • Guy, J. (2012). 1. Nothing Like the Sun (Part 1) 2. Nothing Like the Sun (Part 2). In: Milton Moon. And Friends. 50 Works. Peter Pinson Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Guy, J. (2012). Corvus Days. The Old Times Were Certainly The Scariest, (pp. 1 - 1). Canberra, Australia: Megalo Print Studio.
  • Guy, J. (2012). Things That Go Bump in the Night. Subversive Clay: 2012 Australian Ceramics Triennale, Adelaide: Australian Ceramics Triennale.

2011

  • Geczy, A., Guy, J. (2011). 1. Bird Paraphenalia 2. Bird Remains: Museological Paragon 3. Swarm 4. Nature-Re-Nature I 5. Nature-Re-Nature II. In: An Unnatural History of Nature. Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia.
  • Guy, J., Findeis, K. (2011). 1. Spoonerisms. In: Utility Our House: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed. Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle, Australia.
  • Taylor-Graham, D., Guy, J. (2011). Flogging it. The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Volume 50/1, April, (pp. 26 - 30). Waverley, Sydney, Australia: The Australian Ceramics Association.
  • Guy, J. (2011). Utility Our House: Something old, something new, something borrowed. SCA Gallery, Rozelle, Australia: Sydney College of the Arts.

2010

  • Geczy, A., Guy, J. (2010). 1. Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (Trichoglossus cholorolepidotus) (chicken) 2. Eastern yellow robin (Eopsaltria australis) (turkey) 3. Untitled (fired chicken bones) 4. Untitled (fired turkey bones)5. Forest kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii) (quail). In: Ceramic Surgery- Adam Geczy & Jan Guy. Criterion Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Guy, J. (2010). Beverley Gallop (1951 -2009). Patterns of Existence, (pp. 21 - 23). Sydney, Australia: Patterns of Existence.
  • Guy, J. (2010). Clothes Maketh .. Forbidden glimpse, (pp. 4 - 5). Sydney, Australia: Black cat publishing.
  • Guy, J. (2010). Fields and Herds. Claude Jones : [recent works], (pp. 3 - 5). Sydney, Australia: Claude Jones.
  • Guy, J. (2010). Untitled. In: The Matchbox Show. Australia.

2009

  • Guy, J. (2009). Erewhons. Horus & Deloris Contemporary Art Space, Pyrmont. Horus & Deloris Contemporary Art Space, Pyrmont, Sydney, Australia.
  • Guy, J. (2009). Bad manners and family dinners: A key to the future. Celsius, 1(July 2009), 209-216.
  • Guy, J. (2009). Introduction to the Young Guns exhibition catalogue. Young Guns, (pp. 1 - 1). Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Guy, J. (2009). Nyou. Pyrmont, Australia: Horus & Deloris Contemporary Art Space.
  • Guy, J. (2009). Set. Delmar Gallery, Ashfield, Sydney, Australia: Delmar Gallery, Ashfield. 23 May – 14 June 2009.
  • Guy, J. (2009). Wedge: Jan Guy. The Journal of Australian Ceramics, 48:3, (pp. 93 - 93). Australia: The Journal of Australian Ceramics.
  • Guy, J. (2009). Young Guns. SCA Galleries, Sydney, Australia: Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.

2007

  • Guy, J. (2007). 1. NoWhere NowHere (Erehwon series) 2. NoWhere NowHere (Erehwon series) 3. Stranger to Erehwon 4. Where She Was. In: NoWhere NowHere (Erehwon). Horus and Deloris Contemporary Art Space, Sydney, Australia.
  • Guy, J. (2007). Solids of time: The ceramic works of William Lungas. Ceramics: Art and Perception, (pp. 95 - 97). Sydney, Australia: Ceramics: Art and Perception Pty Ltd.

2006

  • Guy, J. (2006). Breathing in the Shadows of Aporia. Breathing Shadows, Paddington, Sydney, Australia: Harrison Galleries.
  • Guy, J. (2006). Jenny Orchard. SOFA 2006 Australian Contemporary: Go Figure, Adelaide, Australia: JamFactory.
  • Guy, J. (2006). Sue Shelley: Curious Imitations. Ceramics: Art and Perception, (pp. 106 - 106). Sydney, Australia: Ceramics: Art and Perception Pty Ltd.
  • Guy, J. (2006). Title?. In: Claystation8. Horus and Deloris Contemporary Art Space, Sydney, Australia.
  • Guy, J. (2006). We know more than we can tell. Utility: Tacit Tactics, Sydney, Australia: Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.

2005

  • Guy, J. (2005). Breathing Shadows. Shadowbreath, Melbourne, Australia: Linden - St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts.

2003

  • Guy, J. (2003). Not a Dying Art. Journal of Australian Ceramics, Vol. 42 No. 2 July 2003, (pp. 38 - 40). Waverley, Sydney, Australia: The Australian Ceramics Association.

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