John Gillies is an interdisciplinary artist known for integrating music and performance into his video and film work. His work has also been exhibited, performed, installed and screened at Art Basel Miami Beach, ACCA, ACMI, AGNSW, brut Wien, Espace Lyonaise, Fundacio Itaú Belo Horizonte (solo), IMA Brisbane (3 solo exhibitions), MCA (Sydney), MoMA, Museo das Bellas Artes (Bilbao), Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sophia, Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (solo), National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Korea, NBK (Berlin), New Museum (NYC), New Zealand Portrait Gallery, PICA (solo), QAGOMA, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (6 solo exhibitions), Spiral Hall (Tokyo), Tate Modern, and Tramway (Glasgow).
His video and film work has been presented at the Melbourne, Sydney and London Film Festivals and broadcast on ABC and SBS television in Australia. He has also been an influential teacher. Public collections that hold his work include the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Fukuyama Museum of Art, National Gallery of Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney and QAGOMA, Brisbane.