Dr Lucille Anne Holmes

BA (Otago), PGDipArts (Hons) (Otago), MA (Distinction) (Otago), PhD (Auckland)


Dr Lucille Holmes is a writer and researcher on visual art, education and psychoanalysis on which she has authored articles in academic and professional journals, and has presented papers at academic and professional institutions.

Research | Current

  • Issues of the communication, application and development of psychoanalytic theory in the visual arts and art education
  • Her current research activities focus on Lacan’s explorations of art and the creative process, and the history and use of specific psychoanalytic theories in art

Teaching | Current

  • Visual Arts
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Critical Theory
  • Education

Postgraduate supervision

  • Since 2001 has supervised masters and doctoral students in art therapy, art and performance art

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • An executive and founding member of the Centre for Lacanian Analysis (NZ)
  • A member of the NZ Forum of the School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field
  • Editorial roles include Journal for Lacanian Studies and Cyborg Subjects: Discourses on Digital Culture

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Holmes, L. (2011). Desire Research. In M. Quinn, Nobus, D, Gomersall, C (Eds.) Rigorous Holes – Perspectives on Psychoanalytic Theory in Art and Performance Research (pp. 34-39). London: CCW Graduate School.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/13068
  • Holmes, L. A. (2009). Collapsing Knowledge: Art Education and the Epistemology of Psychoanalysis. Analysis, 15, 141-154.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/11893