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Winchester School of Art

Dr John Gillett 

Programme Leader Fine Art, Lecturer in Fine Art

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Dr John Gillett is Programme Leader Fine Art within Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton.

John's background is in curatorship, and he was trained in exhibition organisation by the Arts Council of Great Britain. He has worked as Keeper of Art at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, and for many years as Director of The Winchester Gallery here at Winchester School of Art. He has written extensively about contemporary art and public art in particular.

He is a publication designer and practising artist, specialising in performance-based video and digitally controlled live animation. His research interest is in the application of educational, curatorial concerns in creative practice, and especially in the idea of the self-interpreting artwork.

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Book Chapter

  • Gillett, J. R. (2009). Are you in favour of the future? In E. J. Harland (Ed.), Winchester School of Art Research Anthology (pp. 74-77). The Winchester Gallery Press.

Creative Media and Artefacts


  • Gillett, J. R. (Accepted/In press). Bashar Horoub. A.M. Qattan Foundation.


Dr John Gillett
Winchester School of Art University of Southampton Park Avenue Winchester Hampshire SO23 8DL Email: Office: WSA/A2021 Phone: 02380597002

Room Number : 63A/2021

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