Course Leader BA(Hons) Fine Art

My research examines the Cornwall Schools Art Collection. The collection is important and culturally significant, not only for its quality and breadth but because it was created with the intention that children should have access to great art. My research takes place at Pool School Gallery where I work with children, artists and members of the wider community. 

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Contact details

Qualifications

Qualifications

Year Qualification Awarding body
2005 MFA The Slade School of Fine Art - UCL
2003 BA (Hons) Falmouth College of Art. University of Plymouth

Research Interests

Research Topics

  • Education
  • Engagement
  • The Cornwall Council Schools Art Collection

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

Conference or Workshop Item

Lees, Jonty ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1445-1262 (2019) Is it Risky Showing Frisky? In: Global Communities: Curating Modern Art Today, 26 -27 April 2019, Tate St Ives.
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Book

Lees, Jonty ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1445-1262 (2011) Outrageous Fortune Tarot Deck. Slimvolume, LONDON. ISBN 978-1-907185-02-1
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Artwork

Lees, Jonty ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1445-1262 (2003) Spiral Drawing. [Artwork]
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Exhibition

Lees, Jonty ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1445-1262 (2019) Pool School Gallery CIC Contemporary Artist Programme 2019/2020. [Exhibition] Item availability may be restricted.
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Halvorsen, Morten Norbye and Lees, Jonty ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1445-1262 (2018) Pool School Gallery CIC Contemporary Artist Programme 2018/2019. [Exhibition]
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Lees, Jonty ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1445-1262 (2014) Art Base Tate St Ives 21st Birthday Celebration. [Exhibition]
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Lees, Jonty ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1445-1262 (2014) Quiet Works. [Exhibition]
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Lees, Jonty ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1445-1262, Phoenix, Dr Cassandra and Fleming, Prof Lora (2013) Lightening never strikes the same abstract wooden sculpture twice. [Exhibition]
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Lees, Jonty ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1445-1262 (2008) Cabaret Futura. [Exhibition]
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Lees, Jonty ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1445-1262 (2008) The Inaugural Meeting of the Artists' Cycling Club. [Exhibition]
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Lees, Jonty ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1445-1262 (2007) Jonty Lees: Artist in Residence. [Exhibition]
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Lees, Jonty ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1445-1262 (2006) Jonty Lees, MOOT. [Exhibition]
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Media

Lees, Jonty ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1445-1262 (2020) Hospital Rooms Video. [Media]
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Project

Lees, Jonty ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1445-1262 (2018) Pool School Gallery. [Project]

Lees, Jonty ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1445-1262 (2018) Woodlane Windows. [Project]
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Lees, Jonty ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1445-1262 (2017) Zennor Project Space. [Project]
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Website

Lees, Jonty ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1445-1262 and Halvorsen, Morten Norbye (2019) Cornwall Council Schools Art Collection. [Website]
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Conference

Lees, Jonty ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1445-1262 (2017) Zennor Project Space Beekeeping, hypnosis and the internet. CAST Café Friday 30 June. [Conference]
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Lees, Jonty ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1445-1262 (2011) The Cornwall Workshop. [Conference]
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Externally funded research grants information

Collaborators Currency Funder HESA Category Project title Value Year ending Year starting
Pool Academy, Royal Cornwall Museum, Cornwall Council GBP Heritage Lottery Fund 2 UK-based charities - Open competitive process The Cornwall Council Schools Art Collection at Pool School Gallery 45400 2020 2018
GBP Arts Council England 2 UK-based charities - Open competitive process Zennor Projects 2017/2018 12750 2018 2017
GBP Arts Council England 2 UK-based charities - Open competitive process Zennor Project 15000 2017 2016
Tate Liverpool GBP AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) 1 DIUS Research Councils Can We Create a Creative Community? 45000 2017 2015
European Centre for Environment European Centre for Environment and Human Health University of Exeter Medical School GBP Leverhulme Trust 2 UK-based charities - Open competitive process Artist in Residence 12500 2013 2013
GBP AHRC 1 DIUS Research Councils Professional Preparation Masters Scheme 2005 2004
GBP Arts Council England 2 UK-based charities - Open competitive process Pool School Gallery CIC Contemporary Artist Programme 2019/2020 13995 2020 2019

Teaching

Areas of teaching

  • Fine Art

Courses taught

  • Fine Art BA(Hons)

Policy engagement within Cornwall

Engagement with organisations which contribute to the development of educational, cultural or socio-economic policies in Cornwall

Pool School Gallery, Director / Board Member, 2018 -
Pool Academy, Partner, 2018 -
Cornwall Council Culture Team, Partner, 2018 - 
Royal Cornwall Museum, Partner, 2018 -
Cornwall Museums Partnership, 2018 -
The Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth Community Network, 2018
Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Trustee 2015 - 2018
Tate St Ives, Resident Artist, 6 Oct 2007 – 13 Jan 2008
Tate St Ives, Artist Programme, 2014
European Centre for Environment and Human Health
University of Exeter Medical School, Artist in Residence, February to November 2013
 

Business Engagement

Business start ups

Pool School Gallery CIC

Professional Engagement

Social, community and cultural engagement

Home Service, with Newlyn Art Gallery and Arts for Health Cornwall, supported by Arts Council England and The Baring Foundation 2014 – 17