Rachael Allain CV
Cine Sisters SW Active Member from July 2020
CAMP Artists Network Member from June 2020
AN Artists Network member 2014 - current.
Plymouth University Photography Research Group 2015- current.
VRN (Visual Research Network) Member 2018- current.
Plymouth Arts Centre (PAC) PAC Home member, 2015 -2018.
Visual Arts Plymouth (VAP) Activator November, 2015- 2019.
2018 -3D3 AHRC-funded doctoral researcher, University of Plymouth (current)
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.
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
The Arctic Circle Residency, Svalbard Territory, Midsummer, June 2020* (postponed until April 2021 due to current world pandemic).
Imagining Godzilla art and science Residency, Helsinki & Finnish Islands, August 2020* (postponed until August 2021).
Lizard Point Artist Residency, Vernal Equinox, March 2020.
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.
3D3 Doctoral Studentship, 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training, University of Plymouth
Visual Research Network (VRN), Artist Residency, Brighouse, West Yorkshire.
Lumen Artists Residency, Atina, Italy,
Jamboree 2018 / // Dartington UK
The Ephemeral River Residency, a Global Nomadic Art Project, Dartington Hall, Devon, UK.
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 May.
Place Exploration Artist Residency, Kestle Barton, Cornwall, November.
Digital Reporting Bursary, The Tale, Torbay by Situations,
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.
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Recipient of PAC Bursary for BAS8, Southampton and VASW Annual Conference.
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.
Horizon Lines, PGR presentation (PhD- University of Plymouth) via Zoom-virtual media.
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).
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.
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
20/20 Presentation at Jamboree, Dartington Hall.
Supra et Infra Maris, Research presentation at Land/Water and the Visual Arts, 25th April, Plymouth University
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.
Future Imperfect, screening of Lunar G and Panel discussion, Cinema Aesthetics, April 2017.
Artist Talk @First Fridays @art.earth, Dartington Hall.
Artist Talk, BA Fine Art Visiting Lecture Series @Petroc.
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.
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.