John Hammersley's work explores dialogue as a framework for reimagining the various ecologies of Art and Design. His practice engages with and offers reconstructions of the contextual ecologies of the social and environmental, the mental ecologies of the psychological and meaning-making and the relational ecologies of aesthetic and artistic forms of life.
Currently, he is researching
A more-than-human dialogical ecology for art and design in the Anthropocene . John is Chair of Coventry Artspace, a founding member of The Dialogic, an artists’ research-network-as-artwork, Lecturer in Graphic Design at Coventry University and Associate Lecturer in Visual Communication at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
CV & Education
PhD in Fine Art (2015) MA Fine Art 2002.
Exhibitions and public works (selected):
2018 / 10 The Art of Empty Spaces, collaborative online dialogue,
2017 / 07 Dialogue on vaccination, limited edition publication for <Immune Nations>, UN AIDS Geneva, Switzerland.
2017 / 03 Handbook for workshop on conduct and connectivity in socially-engaged art, bookwork exhibited as part of the National Association for Fine Art Education conference exhibition, Lanchester Research Gallery, Coventry University, UK.
2017 / 03 Dialogue on vaccination, limited edition publication for <Immune Nations>, Galleri KiT, Trondheim Art Academy, Norway.
2017 / 03 InTransit: Mail art exhibited at Annantalo and Bokvilla Gallery in Helsinki, Finland.
2016 We Have a Situation Coventry, participating artist in cyberformance community arts education project.
2016 The Dialogic: art work as method, Hammersley and Knowles. Exhibited as part of Simon Pope et al at Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London, UK.
2016 / 09 The Dialogic - Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London.
2016 / 07 The Dialogic - Settle, North Yorkshire.
2015 / 11 The Dialogic - Res art space, London.
2015 / 11 Who Else Takes Part - dialogue as part of DPhil viva, Ruskin, Oxford.
2015 / 04 The Dialogic - Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff.
2014 / 06 The Dialogic - Birkbeck University London.
2013 / 06 A3 Works - Group show at A3 Project Space, Birmingham.
2013 / 05 The Dialogic - Oxford University and Modern Art Oxford.
2013 / 03 The Dialogic - Loughborough University.
2012 / 12 The Dialogic - Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London.
2012 / 04 LIVEness, multidisciplinary exchange lab, Bournemouth University.
Talks and presentations (selected):
2017 / 03 Conduct and connectivity in socially engaged art, workshop and exhibition, Artist as Superconductor and Superconnector: NAFAE annual conference, Coventry University.
2016 / 12 The artistry of conversation through time and space, paper presentation, artwork and workshop, InDialogue Conference, Nottingham.
2016 / 09 Transcending difference: moving between spoken and written modes of dialogue in art practice as research, paper presentation, biannual conference of the International Society of Religion Literature and Culture, Glasgow.
2016 / 06 The Dialogic: art work as method, paper presentation, Research Practice – Practice Research: NAFAE – Fine Art Research Network Symposium, University of Cumbria.
2014 / 09 Reimaging the contemporary artist as vulnerable, paper presentation, the International Society of Religion Literature and Culture, Leuven, Belgium.
2011 / 12 The unmasking of art, Walter Benjamin lecture, Arnolfini, Bristol.
2009 Research travel grant for artists, Centre for Fine Art Research, Cardiff.
2008 – 11 Doctoral research bursary, Cardiff Metropolitan University.