Jayne Dyer

Jayne Dyer lives and works in Lisbon and Porto, Portugal. Her practice involves transdisciplinary text, object, photographic and video installations navigating between perception and behaviour, rupture, and reparation.

Jayne Dyer’s first visit to China in 1992 followed by Asialink residency (1995) cemented her ongoing connection with China. In Beijing (2007-2014), Jayne Dyer was as Academic Head in the Central Academy of Fine Art international foundation program and occasional consultant for Red Gate Gallery. Jayne Dyer’s works have been collected by public institutions across Australia and internationally, including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Sydney Living Museums, Sydney; Artbank, Australia; Australian Embassy, Beijing; and Mandarin Oriental, Macau.


1987 Bachelor of Fine Art, RMIT University, Australia
1989 Bachelor of Fine Art Honours, RMIT University, Australia
1994 Master of Art, Painting (research), RMIT University, Australia


2022 “迴遊言志 Trace Back in Words”, 4th Hong Kong Book Art Festival
“Linked Objects 11 In Solidarity with Ukraine”, Artisterium 15, Georgian Nationa Gallery, Tblisi, Georgia
2021 “Love Thy Neighbour”, Asia Triennial Manchester, UK
“It’s closing time for gardens of the west”, Art House, University of Worcester, UK
2020 “These are the last lines she wrote”, 36th International Sarajevo Winter Festival 2020, Bosnia Herzegovina
Linked Objects, Nine Dragon Heads 25th year anniversary”, Tours IV International Online Art Festival Grad, Sarajevo Bosnia Herzegovina; Cheongju Museum of Art and Seoul Palace Museum South Korea; Espace Juraplatz, Bienne, Switzerland; Avalanche Art Space, Great Barrington, Ma, USA; Artisterium, Tbilisi Georgia; Quartair, The Hague, The Netherlands
“Fishing with Explosives”, Avalanche Art Space, Massachusetts, USA
2019 “Adaptation & Transition”, Biennial of Photography, Porto, Portugal
”Onsaemiro”, NDH International Environment Art Symposium, Suwon, South Korea
2018 “Breaking Point”, Triennial of Photography, Hamburg, Germany
2017 “Foreigners”, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, UK
“Flip!”, Hong Kong Book Art Festival, JCCAC Gallery, Hong Kong
“Elliptical Illusion”, EDGE Space, London, UK
2016 “Sharpness”, Anna Pappas Gallery, Australia
“Last Things”, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, UK
“Conceiving Space”, Colombo Art Biennale, Sri Lanka, 4th Edition. Curator Alnoor Mitha
“That’s What She Said”, Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre, Katherine, Australia Curator Sophie Rayner
2015 “Book in Time”, JCCAC L0 Gallery, Hong Kong
“TEXTfestschrift”, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, UK
2014 “The Language of Lists”, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture centre, UK
“Outside Reading”, JCCAC L0 Gallery, Hong Kong
“Peach Blossom Spring: Cacotopia”, Kui Yuan Gallery, Guangzhou, China
2013 “Unbound”, Macquarie University Gallery, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
“Just suppose…”, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
“Seeing Red”, Meijiang Art Center, Tianjin, China
“The Trophy Room”, India Art Fair, New Delhi – TAG Fine Arts, London, England
“House of Gold”, Chenies Manor House, Buckinghamshire, UK.
2012 “The protest that never ends”, Artisterium 5, Tbilisi, Georgia
“Daydreaming with…. ”, The Hong Kong Edition, Swire Artistree, Hong Kong
“Cloud Cities”, Delmar Gallery, Sydney, Australia
“Animal Instinct”, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney, Australia
“Blood Sport”, Art Vault, Mildura, Australia
“EVER EVER”, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong, Third Eye Project
“The Butterfly Effect: Istanbul ARTBosphorus Art Fair”, Featured artist, public projects program
2011 “MEMORYspace & READINGroom”, URS27 Urban Regeneration Series, Taipei City, funded by Taipei City Urban Redevelopment Office, Taiwan
“Sounds of Peace”, ROC Centennial Peace Day, Kinmen Peace Memorial Park, Kinmen Island, Taiwan e-Co.design – Sunhoo Creativity & Innovation Festival Hangzhou, China.
“My Australia”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
“foundLOST”, Osage Gallery, Beijing, China
“The Butterfly Effect: Hong Kong”, ART HK 11 Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Featured artist, public projects program
“And then we dream”, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney, Australia
 “One World One Home”, Urumqi Museum, China (in conjunction with China Eurasia Expo)
2010 “Talking In Tongues”, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
“The Butterfly Room”, Chengchi University,Taiwan, funded by Fubon Art Foundation
“The Butterfly Effect”, Taiwan Zhong Xiao Dun Hua & Australian Commerce and Industry Office Gallery, funded by Fubon Art Foundation
”Constructed Landscapes”, ME Photo Gallery, Beijing, China
“Photoshow”, Keusman Gallery, Seoul, Korea
“postEDEN”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
“(Australian) Diversity, Crossovers”, Sunshine International Art Museum, 6th International
“Object(ive)”, Front Line Gallery, Shanghai, China
2009 “The Book Project”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
“The Book Project”, Seoul International Print Photo Art Fair, Seoul Art Centre, Korea
“The Recycled Library”, Art Space, Mackay, Australia
“Luminous Dark”, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney, Australia
“Tempting God”, The Depot Gallery, Danks St, Sydney, Australia
2008 “Black Friday”, Grass Mountain Village, Taiwan
“The Reading Room”, Uber Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
“White Work”, King St Gallery on William, Sydney, Australia
“Songzhuang Dreamtime”, China and Australia, Song Zhuang Museum, Beijing, China
“Luminous Dark”, Bleibtreu Gallery, Berlin, Germany
“China Art Projects Launch”, Two Lines Space, Beijing, China
“Compositions”, King St Gallery on William, Sydney, Australia
“Process – Journey:, toured Red Gate Gallery, Australian Embassy, Beijing; Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai; Sino HK Art Project Space, Hong Kong. Funded by Dept of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Beijing and Australia China Council
2007 “WORDSforPICTURES”, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
“Spare Room”, Elizabeth Bay House Museum, Sydney, Australia
“Translucent Text”, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
“Ten Years of Images”, Too Art Gallery, Hong Kong Art Centre
“Artefact, City Museum at Old Treasury”, Melbourne, Australia
2006 “Stutter”, Uber Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
“One Reading”, Sydney Writers Festival Launch, Royal Mint, Historic Houses Trust, Sydney, Australia
“The Reading Room”, Sydney Writers Festival, Sydney Theatre Stage, Australia
“In Praise of Shadows”, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney, Australia
“Art Interchange”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea & National Art School, Australia Twenty/20 Vision, Parliament House, Sydney, Australia
“Pataphysical Pending Machine”, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
“Pataphysical Pending Machine”, Liverpool Regional Museum, Australia
“The Delmar Codex”, Delmar Gallery, Sydney, Australia
“Shanghai/Australia”, Jingan Cultural Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China
“Shadowlands”, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
“Greyspace”, Yoshi Kono Gallery, Osaka, Japan
“Altitude”, Shepparton Regional Gallery, Victoria, Australia Annual, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
“Small Offerings”, Cross Art Projects, Sydney, Australia Australian Paper Fair Sydney, Uber Gallery, Australia
“Art Sydney 05”, Uber Gallery, Australia
2004 “Drawing Dust”, Maroondah Regional Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
“Altitude”, billboard project, Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia
2003 “Greyspace”, Gallery SP, Sydney, Australia
“Drawing Dust”, Span Galleries, Melbourne & Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
“Altitude”, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong
“The Blake Prize”, Sir Herman Black Gallery, University of Sydney, toured Grafton Regional Gallery, ACU, Australia
2002 “Site-lines”, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong Site, Gallery SP Sydney, Australia
“Mapping the Sky”, Gallery SP, Sydney, Australia
“The Year in Art”, National Trust SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia
“Dialogue with the Watchtower”, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane and Melbourne Art Fair, Australia; Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
2001 “A Studio in Paris: Australian artists at the Cite”, National Trust SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia
“Ignite”, National Art School Cellblock Gallery, Sydney, Australia
“Landscape”, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra, Australia
2000 “Mapping the Sky”, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong London Art Fair, UK
“Half Metre Square”, National Art School Cellblock Gallery, Sydney, Australia
“Big Small”, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong
2018 Ci.CLO Platforma de Fotografia Artist Residency, Parque de Natureza de Noudar, Portugal
2016 Sovereign Art Foundation and Australian High Commission, Sri Lanka to support Colombo Art Biennale 2016 project
2013 Individual Artist Award, the Australian Federal Government in recognition of Australian arts achievements in Asia 2012 Art residency, Istanbul ARTBosphorus, Turkey
2012 Art residency, Art Vault, Mildura, Australia
2011 Art residency, Taipei Culture Foundation, Taiwan
Art residency, e-Co.design – Sunhoo, Hangzhou, China
2010 Art residency, Chengchi University, Taipei; Fubon Art Foundation, Taiwan
Art residency and grant, Fubon Art Foundation, Taiwan
2009 Art residency, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art/ Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan
Sponsorship, Australian Commerce and Industry Office, Taiwan, Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade
2008 Established art new work grant, Australia Council for the Arts
Asialink VACB art residency, Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan
2007 Art residency, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
2005 Commonwealth of Australia public service medal (PSM) for contributions to art & education
FONAS ASX Travel Grant & FONAS Studio Residency, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
World Year of Physics Art Prize (3rd prize) Macquarie University, Australia
2000 Travelling Scholarship to fund Hong Kong project, National Art School, Sydney, Australia
1997 AGNSW Residency, Moya Dyring Studio, Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris, France
1996 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia funding for projects in Beijing, China Materials grant, Art Spectrum, Victoria, Australia
1995 Asialink VACB artist residency, Beijing, China
1993 Research Grant, Monash University, Australia
1991-92 Artist residency, Verdaccio Studio, Italy, funded by Monash University, Australia
1990 Commonwealth Scholarship, University of Tasmania, Australia

Alison Pickett, Hong Kong
Art Vault, Mildura, Australia
Artbank, Australia
Australian Embassy, Beijing, China
Collection, Australia
Crown Metropol, Australia
Deakin University, Australia
K11 New World Development, Hong Kong
Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Macquarie Bank, Australia
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Mandarin Oriental, Macau
Maroondah Art Gallery, Australia
Monash University, Australia
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Swire City Plaza, Hong Kong
Swire East, Hong Kong
Sydney Living Museums, New South Wales, Australia Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan
University of Melbourne, Australia

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