Overview

Current Work

In 2017 Younger exhibited new work (both installation and photography) in two exhibitions: 'HyperActive' curated by David Broker at Canberra Contemporary Artspace and 'Parallel Latitudes' at SASA University of South Australia Art Gallery.

After creating the curatorial rationale and contextual parameters for the Gateway Public Art Commission in the latter part of 2016, Younger continued her role as lead curator throughout 2017. LOT-EK, a NYC based art + architecture team were selected from an extremely high calibre field to produce signature artworks on the M1 and at the Gold Coast Airport. The artworks are being commissioned for the Commonwealth Games and City of Gold Coast with an overall budget of $3million.

Find out more at jayyounger.com.au
 

Expertise Keywords

  • feminist practice
  • public art
  • visual art

Subject Area Codes

  • Visual Arts and Crafts

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 74 (Other: 74)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Current and Past Courses

  • Studio Methodologies 2 (7146QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Studio Methodologies 2 (7146QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Studio Methodologies 1 (7003QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Studio Projects (7145QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Studio Methodologies 2 (7146QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Studio Methodologies 2 (7146QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Studio Methodologies 2 (7146QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Studio Methodologies 2 (7146QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Studio Methodologies 2 (7146QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Studio Methodologies 2 (7146QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Studio Methodologies 2 (7146QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Studio Methodologies 2 (7146QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Studio Methodologies 1 (7003QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Studio Methodologies 1 (7003QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Photography Honours Folio Proj (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Individual Proj 1 Creative Ad (3823QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Individual Proj 1 Creative Ad (3823QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Studio Projects (7145QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Photography Elective Project (3811QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Photography Elective Project (3811QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Photography Honours Folio Proj (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Indiv Proj 2 - Creative Advert (3818QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Studio Projects (7145QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Studio Projects (7145QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Photography Honours Folio Proj (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Indiv Proj -Photo Art Practice (3820QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Individual Project 1-Photo Art (3821QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Photography Honours Folio Proj (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Indiv Proj -Photo Art Practice (3820QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Photography PG Special Studies (7097QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Photography PG Special Studies (7097QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Individual Project 1-Photo Art (3821QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Individual Project 1-Photo Art (3821QCA)
    Supervisor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Honours Seminar B (6011QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Photography Special Studies (2810QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Photography Elective Project (3811QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Photography Elective Project (3811QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Photography Honours Folio Proj (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Individual Project 1-Photo Art (3821QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Individual Proj 1 Creative Ad (3823QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Photography Special Studies (2810QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Photography Special Studies (2810QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Photography Elective Project (3811QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Photography Elective Project (3811QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • The Photographic Nude (3810QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Photography Honours Folio Proj (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Photography Honours Folio Proj (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Photoimaging:Ideas in Prac 2 (2826QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Prof Prac for Vis Artists(WIL) (3834QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Prof Prac for Vis Artists(WIL) (3834QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Prof Prac for Vis Artists(WIL) (3834QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Individual Project 1-Photo Art (3821QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Individual Project 1-Photo Art (3821QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Individual Proj 1 Creative Ad (3823QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Individual Proj 1 Creative Ad (3823QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Indiv Proj 2 - Creative Advert (3818QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Photoimaging:Ideas in Prac 2 (2826QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Photography Honours Folio Proj (6801QCA_P2)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Honours Research Project (6801QCA_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Curatorship Practice (WIL) (3833QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Prof Prac for Vis Artists(WIL) (3834QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, In Field, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Prof Prac for Vis Artists(WIL) (3834QCA)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Prof Prac for Vis Artists(WIL) (3834QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Individual Project 1-Photo Art (3821QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Individual Project 1-Photo Art (3821QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Individ Proj 1-Photojournalism (3824QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Individ Proj 1-Photojournalism (3824QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Individual Proj 1 Creative Ad (3823QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Individual Proj 1 Creative Ad (3823QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Honours Seminar A (6010QCA)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Photo Art 1: The Real Thing (2801QCA)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2010.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Theses Supervised at Griffith

Background

Bio

Jay Younger is a Brisbane based artist, curator and academic with over 30 years of practice.

Generally Younger’s artworks take form as photomedia, public art and installation with the purpose of interrogating the position and status of women within physical space, spatial politics, and the invisible socialised barriers that contain and deny access to other spaces. Often her artwork posits different viewpoints in tension within a matrix of oppositional forces to ask questions about the human subject immersed in the conflicting agendas of politicised space.

Hot getaway cars, sugar coated cement mixers, buckets of boiling blood, bigger than really big wigs, live participants, or a swarm of bump-n-go motorised pink glitter stilettoes are the sort of elements one might find in Younger’s installations. Her interests in materiality and behaviour manifest as an assorted array of slimy, fleshy, sparkly, sticky things, which ooze, drip and occasionally gush. Currently within her photographic works, Younger is continuing to experiment with smoke and mirrors and the interplay of chance and history.

Younger’s work has been exhibited extensively both in Australia and overseas. Her work has been included in national survey exhibitions at the major state galleries and her exclusively photographic works are represented in major public collections throughout Australia. Younger has been awarded Australia Council artist residencies in New York, Florence and Manila. She was a recipient of the $30,000 Arts Queensland Creative Fellowship and has also received new work grants from Arts Queensland. A survey exhibition of Younger's artwork entitled ‘Glare’ was held at the University of Queensland Art Museum and a significant monograph on her practice was launched on this occasion.

Within Younger’s curatorial practice – specifically integrated art and architecture projects in the public realm – most often popular views of public art are challenged. Her focus is on freedom of artistic expression and the expression of difference in the public realm.

For Younger it is important to emphasise the role of art within the public sphere. Art that appears in the public realm and activates public space, is not only political it makes space public thereby linking freedom of artistic expression to democratic principles. Furthermore, public art can be seen as opening up a space within the public sphere where difference can be seen and experienced.

Significant permanent public art projects curated by Younger are: Brisbane Magistrates Courts including 14 Queensland artists (2002-2004), Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law including Yayoi Kusama, Sally Gabori, and Gemma Smith (2008-2012) and Gateway Public Art Commission (2016-present). In June 2013 QEII COL received the Art and Architecture Award from the Australian Institute of Architects. The impact of her success in the field of public art has been acknowledged in receiving the AIA President’s Award in 2012 with the citation: “Associate Professor Jay Younger's contribution within the field of public art as an artist curator has provided exemplary best practice models and outcomes in Queensland, the calibre of which is unmatched.” In 2016 Jay took up the role as Lead Curator for the Gateways Public Art Commission to curate key artworks for the Commonwealth Games and the City of Gold Coast. LOT-EK, a NYC based art and architecture team has been commissioned.

The total budget of artworks curated by Younger in the public realm is in excess of $8.7 m.
 

Education and Training

  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, UNSW 2005 - 2011
  • GDipVA Graduate Diploma Of Visual Arts, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University 1991 - 1994
  • DipT Diploma of Teaching, Griffith University 1989 - 1990
  • Dip Fine Art Diploma of Fine Art, Darling Downs Inst. Adv. Edn * 1978 - 1980