Jessica Laraine Williams is a researcher and PhD candidate at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University.
She is undertaking her doctoral research into aesthetic conditions of networks, modulated through her transdisciplinary perspectives in methodology and critical synthesis. In parallel, she currently works with other academics cross-faculty to examine the intersections between augmented reality art and health outcomes. Jess continues to practice in her allied health profession as a senior gerontological physiotherapist, managing an aged care specialist team and clinical caseload part-time. She holds Honours degrees in both the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Monash University) and the Bachelor of Fine Art (The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University). She has been an Australian reviewer for new media and technologically mediated practices at Furtherfield.org, and writes for art publications both academic and popular, such as the Conversation and Art+Australia.

This site serves as a folio for encounters in writing and research. It is at present only sporadically updated. Please contact Jess for more details around her research and practice portfolio. Click here for LinkedIn profile. 


Mid 2016- Current:  Part time PhD Candidate at The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University, Melbourne. 

‘Acting the network: aesthetic conditions from a transdisciplinary perspective’

Supervisors:  Dr Edward Colless and Dr Roger Alsop

2015–  Completed Honours Degree in Fine Arts (Visual Arts) (H1) 

The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University, Melbourne

2014–  Completed Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)

Monash University, Melbourne

2013-  Fine Art Semester in Prato, Italy

Monash University, Prato

2009–  Completed Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours (H1) 

Monash University, Melbourne




(Upcoming) Commissioned article for October 2017 issue of Art + Australia: Issue Two (54.1): The Plague  http://www.artandaustralia.com/online

Williams, Jessica, and Mathew Berg. ‘The World’s Best Wildlife Photography Reveals a Fragile, Beautiful Realm’. The Conversation. Accessed 24 January 2017. http://theconversation.com/the-worlds-best-wildlife-photography-reveals-a-fragile-beautiful-realm-71329


Alsop, R., Borda, A., Williams, J. (2016, December). Sound Shadow and Light: Generating the experience of a natural environment. In Proceedings of GA2016 , the 19th Generative Art Conference. Presented at GA2016 , the 19th Generative Art Conference, Florence, Italy, 15, 16, 17 December 2016 https://minerva-access.unimelb.edu.au/handle/11343/123346

“Reshaping Spectatorship, Clearing the Cloud: Theory, Meet Artist.” Furtherfield.org, November 15, 2016. Link

Kings Artist Run Emerging Writer Program 2015:

 – ‘Get the First Look, for Some of them got the first look, Kings Artist Run, 10 Jul- 1  Aug 2015. Link

 – A practical choreography for an unmaking of, for Drawing and Anarchy, Kings   Artist Run, 4 Sept- 26 Sept 2015. Link

2015   ‘In Anticipation of Resolve’, for An Afterthought, Artmeet ARI, February 2015. Link

‘The Dream Table’, for Telematic Cafe, George Paton Gallery, May 14 2015. Link



2015      ; [semicolon], Student Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

 2015     An Afterthought, Artmeet ARI, Goodtime Studios Melbourne

 2014    Recreational Aesthetics, Artmeet ARI, Melbourne

2013      Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (student collaboration  with Emily Floyd)

 2013     Direct Democracy, MUMA International Gallery, Melbourne

 2013    Collected video works, MADA Faculty Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne

2012    12 by 12, Artis… Geelong Gallery, Geelong