Personal details

Dr Rachael Haynes
Lecturer (Visual Arts)
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Creative Practice,
Visual Arts
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

National Association for the Visual Arts, Australia

Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association

Art Association of Australia and New Zealand


Rachael Haynes is a Lecturer in Visual Arts in the School of Creative Practice at QUT where she co-ordinates the 3rd year Open Studio program. Rachael completed her PhD, an exploration of the ethics of exhibition practice examining encounters between artworks and audiences in terms of difference, in 2009, with the support of an Australian Postgraduate Award for research. Her current research investigates feminist ethics, archives, care and activism through pedagogical, curatorial, participatory and installation strategies. Her work has been exhibited widely, most recently with exhibitions at the Museum of Brisbane (2019-20), Kuiper Projects (Brisbane, 2018), BUS Projects (Melbourne, 2017), Blindside Gallery (Melbourne, 2015), Metro Arts (Brisbane, 2015) and FirstDraft (Sydney, 2014). Collaborative projects with LEVEL have been presented in Australia and internationally, including at ACCA (Melbourne, 2017), GOMA (Brisbane, 2014), the MCA (Sydney, 2013) and Performance Space (Sydney, 2012). Rachael has been actively involved with independent and artist-run activity since 2010 and has served on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), was a founding member of the feminist collective LEVEL (2010-2018) and the Gallery Director of Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space (2012-2018).

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Rachael coordinates the 3rd year Visual Arts Open Studio program and the Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition at QUT. She received a QUT Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, in 2010. Her research and teaching focus includes:

  • Contemporary international and Australian art
  • Feminist art, pedagogy and philosophy
  • Curating and exhibition practice
  • Artist collectives, ARIs (artist-run initiatives) and alternative institutions
This information has been contributed by Dr Rachael Haynes.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.


Current supervisions

  • Creating [in]Sincerity: A Study of Sincerity in Contemporary Visual Art Practice
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Mark Pennings
  • Artists as Living A(na)rchivists: An Examination of Living Archives as Participatory Media for the Artist- Run Sector
    Professional Doctorate, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Courtney Pedersen
  • Vulnerability and Affect: Public and Private Responses to Participatory Art in Practice
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Mr Charles Robb
  • Feeling Space: An Object-Oriented Study of Affect and Contemporary Art Practice
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Mr Charles Robb

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)