Research Associate

Rachael Jones is a filmmaker-researcher whose practice explores the use of tools and material objects for active looking and creative engagement. Often extending her practice to involve others in the filmmaking process, her films and writings are made up of multiple playful assemblages that rely on collaboration.

Rachael’s recent work aims at demystifying the filmmaking process using experimental filmmaking and animation techniques to creatively connect participants with landscape and place. Her AHRC-funded practice-based PhD at UAL through Falmouth University interrogates the filmmaking process using emergent mixed methods that call attention to the value of participation and process.

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Year Qualification Awarding body
2023 PhD University of the Arts London
2017 PGCHE Falmouth University
2015 BA (Hons) Film Falmouth University
2003 BA (Hons) Social Anthropology with Spanish University of Kent

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

  • Participation and inclusivity in filmmaking
  • Arts-based research methods
  • Experimental filmmaking tools and strategies
  • Materialist filmmaking
  • Material methods
  • Sustainable photographic processing and ecocritical filmmaking
  • Sensuous knowledge

Areas of teaching

  • Experimental filmmaking
  • Documentary filmmaking
  • Photography

Professional Engagement

Independent professional practice

  • 'Chosen Terrain' (2024), group exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery
  • 'Embodied Landscapes' (2024), solo exhibition at Grays Wharf, Penryn
  • 'Spill' (2023), exhibition at Auction House as part of Flamm arts festival in Redruth
  • 'The Only Thing more Slippery than the Elbow' (2022), group exhibition at Auction House, Redruth

Social, community and cultural engagement

  • 'Splanna' (an Earth Justice Youth Group) – workshops and a collaborative film as part of their residency at Loveland, Penryn (2023)
  • 'Sensory St Ives' – intergenerational project involving Sensory Trust and Redruth School where the work created went into a film screened at Tate St Ives (2021)
  • 'Moving Landscapes' – working with project partners Grays Wharf, Sensory Trust and Arts Well to create engagement opportunities with Sensory Trust members and artists with all work exhibited at Grays Wharf (2021)

Engagement with professional associations and societies

  • Research project with the Landscape Research Group, supported by National Trust (2022)
  • Project coordinator for Moving Landscapes, working with Sensory Trust (2021) – co-directed and facilitated project engagement
  • Commissioned by National Trust to document a live build project involving BA Architecture students (2019)