Rebecca Ailís Nally


Rebecca Ailís Nally (Bec/she/her) is an Associate Lecturer and Industry Fellow in the Communication Design program at RMIT University on the unceded lands of eastern Kulin in Naarm/Melbourne and in Singapore. Bec is also the Creative Director and Owner of a Communication Design practice called Public Journal in Yálla-birr-ang /Collingwood. Bec was born and grew up in lutruwita/Trouwanna/Tasmania and knew her home as ‘Tassie’. Growing up unknowingly on nipaluna Country in Hobart, with quiet maternal familial connection to the unceded lands of Tyerrernotepanner and Paredareme, Bec was more aware of her ‘otherness’ as an Irish citezan through her paternal bloodline than the quiet stories of her maternal ancestry. Identifying as non-Indigenous, Bec approaches the disciplines of design and education with the intention of respectfully responding to Womin Djeka and the First Peoples of the Birrarung-ga (country of the river) where she works and lives.

Field: Design
Institution:Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

Conference Schedule

Public space, public art, domestic space in public

Title of Paper
From the Expanded Field to a Feasibility Study: on temporary public art commissioning and its outcomes.