Jacqui O'Reilly is a Sydney based artist working with sound, video and performance. Jacqui’s interest in experimental arts is founded in an appreciation for the musicality present in the unexpected and the many ways to sculpt sonically and visually from this starting point. Using sound as material, her praxis investigates the possibility of transforming mundane realities through attuning to the implicit. Loss and adaptation are reoccurring themes in her practice across ecological as well as social contexts. Her work is influenced by the revolutionary ideas of artists like Pauline Oliveros, Susan Philipz, Stan Brakhage and John Akomfrah.. 

Jacqui is currently studying an Honors degree in Media Arts at UNSW Art & Design. 

Selected works

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.

Pretty Gritty, 107 Projects Redfern NSW, Aug 2015, 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.

The Silent Hour, General Store for Contemporary Art, Darlinghurst NSW, Oct 2011, 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.