Mr John Reid

Emeritus Fellow of The Australian National University
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: +61 439 300 895

Areas of expertise

  • Creative Arts, Media And Communication Curriculum And Pedagogy 130201
  • Visual Arts And Crafts 1905
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy 1302

Research interests

Aesthetic visualisation of human rights and environmental issues. Visual artist and community engagement about environmental issues. Software development for supervision of remote field research.


John Reid has a humanities degree from ANU, a masters of fine arts from UNSW and professional qualifications in graphic design. Held an ANU Creative Arts Fellowship (1977-79). Joined the Canberra School of Art in 1978. As a visual artist, works with photography, performance and collage to address human rights and environmental issues.

Researcher's projects

Graphic design: book, typeface and logo design. Visual arts: exhibited nationally and internationally. Integrated professional practice with teaching by exhibiting with students in 21 exhibitions on the aesthetic visualisation of place and environmental issues in 17 regional centres mainly in the Murray Darling Basin.

Designed display typeface, Process, Letraset International's Letragraphica Range (1973). Designed School of Art logo (1979). ANU Creative Art Fellowship exhibition From the Armchair. An essay in Medium Detail, (1981). Sustained national media coverage for artworks dealing with political disappearances (ntitled. Collage of Australian banknotes, 1984 -) and forest conservation (Fishman of SE Australia, 1992 -) . Project collaborations culminating in exhibitions with ANUgreen - A Thousand Colours. Visual Art for a Green ANU ( 2000) and ANU National Institute for Environment - Factor of Ten. A Future Worth Having (2002). Establish National Environment Bank (2002). Carrick citation for student learning (2006). Awarded (with CPAS) ANU School of Art's first ARC Linkage Engaging Visions (2007-10)



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