Staff profile

Dr Rhiannon Jones

Post Doctoral Researcher


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


School of Arts


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



Dr Rhiannon Jones is an arts practitioner and resident artist at Primary Studios, Nottingham, UK. She is currently a Post Doctoral Researcher for the Digital and Material Artistic Research Centre (DMARC), College of Arts at the University of Derby. She co-founded InDialogue (2012 - present) an International biannual symposium for artists, researchers and Industry, exploring the use of dialogue through practice.

She is a member of Cumulus, sitting on the International Contemporary Art Working Group  (2012-present). Until very recently, Rhiannon was General Manager of Third Angel Theatre Company (ACE portfolio), and Associate Lecturer at NTU in the school of Art and Design. She is a freelance mentor to arts industry and professionals and often advises new and emerging artists.  

She is currently curating InDialogue2019 and is a creative for the exhibition ‘Same as it never was’ at Backlit Gallery, Nottingham 2018. 

In parallel to this activity Rhiannon is writing a chapter for Intellect Playtext Series –The Trilogy: Acts of Dramaturgy and co-editing the publication InDialogue: an anthology. 

Teaching responsibilities

PhD Supervision

Professional interests

Research interests

Rhiannon has a PhD by practice from Nottingham Trent University (2016). In which her thesis The Artistry of Conversation looked at the performative and tactile nature of Conversation. 

Rhiannon’s research continues to be focused on the artistic and spacial curation of conversation, and the  design of dialogue within the arts.

She co-founded InDialogue (2012 - present) an International biannual symposium for artists, researchers and Industry, to explore the use of dialogue through practice. She has a keen interest in performative and socially engaged practices. She is also interested in new modes of artistic documentation that can be considered as practice.

She often works closely with Industry and Academia in order to generate spaces for conversation between HE and Creative Cultural Organisations.  Her research process is always collaborative and typically the work makes manifest in the form of exhibitions, published texts and symposia operating both Nationally and Internationally.

She is also a co-founder of Thinking Through Practice Research Group.

Membership of professional bodies

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Recent conferences

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Experience in industry

Rhiannon has been the Marketing Director for Backlit Gallery, Nottingham and General Manger of Third Angel Theatre Company both ACE Portfolio Organisations.

She has produced, curated and toured works Nationally and Internationally, most recently in Gent, Belgium, Athens, Georgia, Sweden, Denmark, France, Italy and USA. She has regular conversations with arts industry and professionals and is active within the arts industry. She also has produced arts residencies as part of InDialogue in partnership with Dance4 in 2014 and 2016. Rhiannon co-founded InDialogue for industry and artists and researcher to come together biannually to discuss dialogic modes of artistic practice and research. 

She has made work that has exhibited at venues such as Nottingham Contemporary, New Art Exchange, Sheffield Theatres, Backlit Gallery, Bromley House, Nottingham City Council, Little Theatre Leicester, Surface Gallery. Rhiannon has successfully fundraised for major arts projects from ACE and Trusts and Foundations. 

In the media

Various regional and national print, radio and television interviews, examples including:

Recent publications