Jacqui O’Reilly is a Pākehā artist, researcher and musician from Aotearoa New Zealand, now based in Sydney NSW on the unceded land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. Jacqui is interested in the creative act as acknowledgement of what has happened in the past and what could happen in the future through embodiment within the more-than-human world. Her practice led research explores relations between people, place, media and perception through the making of installation and performance works. This includes the sculpting of sound and the altering of moving image, as well as practising decolonisation methods as a learning process, to encompass the  bicultural history and current day relations between Māori and the settler coloniser in her homeland. Jacqui holds a BA Media Arts (Honours) from UNSW Art, Design & Architecture, Sydney Australia.

Selected works & residencies

Into the River - Te Awa Kairangi LIVE (2022), Frontyard Projects, Marrickville NSW, April 2022, performance (upcoming).

Frontyard Projects Artist Residency, Marrickville NSW, Feb 2022.

Into the River - Te Awa Kairangi (2021), UNSW Galleries, Paddington NSW, Dec 2021, sound + video.

Return from Erasure (2021), Crevice Communities Exhibition 2021, Charles Sturt University NSW, Dec 2021, sound + video installation.

Open C-A-C recipient, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown NSW, Nov 2021.

Creative Dharma guest artist & inaugural grant recipient, Creative Dharma, online, July 2021, performance.

A bird's got to sing, Listening in the Anthropocene, Charles Sturt University NSW, Aug 2020, sound + video.

Itinerant Mind: Rúyì ই, WaveFarm, New York, USA, Dec 2019, audio broadcast collaboration.

The Hundred Steps Home, Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts, Chongqing, China, Dec 2019, sound + video installation.

Body Weather Impro Exchange 2019, Sydney NSW, March 2019, research lab & public performance. 

Komorebi, Kudos Gallery, Paddington NSW, April 2017, sound + video installation.

Kii Peninsula transitory, Futakawa Arts Festival, Wakayama, Japan, Jan 2017, performance.

COFA Sounds, UNSW, Paddington NSW July 2014, performance.

Gunyah Artist Residency, North Arm Cove NSW, Sept 2013, artist in residence.

Emerge Outside Randwick 2012, Kensington NSW, Oct 2012, interactive performance.

Have You Ever Wanted?, Queen Street Studios, Aug 2010, artist residency, performance.

Tralala Blip at Thinkspace, Powerhouse Museum Sydney NSW, July 2010, workshop, performance.

Emerge Outside, Performance Space, CarriageWorks Eveleigh NSW, Feb 2010, performance.

Soundbeam Dissolves Barriers, Electrofringe, Newcastle NSW, Sept 2009, workshop /performance.