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REPRESENTING CONTEMPORARY TASMANIAN ARTISTS INTERNATIONALLY


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Curriculum Vitae 



BORN 1951

Bachelor of Art College of Fine Arts University of New South Wales 1977-1980,
currently completing Masters degree at Sydney College of the Arts

TEACHING POSITIONS HELD
University of N.S.W. C.O.F.A.(current, part time) Sydney University (casual) National Art School(casual).
Nepean T.A.F.E.,current.

EXHIBITIONS
2005     SOFA Chicago, represented by Despard Gallery, Hobart
              ArtSdney05, represented by Despard Gallery, Hobart
              “Chilli” Cudegong Gallery Gulgong. June.
2005    Trace COFA Exhibition/Performance Space May .
              Plant People Soul Flowers Beaver galleries Canberra
2004     Singular Visions. Cowra Art Gallery ( with Mandy Martin, Denese Oates & Jenny               Sages).
              Plant People, Soul Flowers. Sir Herman Black Gallery. Sydney University.
              Part of Verge Arts Festival.
              Sculpture, Despard Gallery, Hobart
              Metempsychosis. The Foyer Gallery. Sydney College of the Arts.
              The Hollow and the Whole. Contemporary Ceramics. Delmar Gallery Sydney                       curated by Merron Esson and Ruth Howard.
2003     Ceramics, the Australian and New Zealand Context. Campbelltown City                               Bicentennial Art Gallery.
              The Christmas Show. The Ceramic Art Gallery, Glenmore Rd Paddington Sydney
2002     Odd Couples-Transitional Creatures. Solo Show Beaver Galleries Canberra,                       Various group shows.
2001     International Ceramics Rufford Craft Centre, Nottingham England
              Australian Dreamscapes Bartley Drey Gallery, London
2000     Australian Ceramics Marrianne Heller Gallery, Heidelberg
              Townsville ceramic award
              Cerebration Manly Art Gallery, Sydney.
              Di Jackson Gallery Melbourne
              Messages. Beaver Gallery. Canberra
              Figures from a cheerful life Marrianne Heller Gallery Heidelberg
              Best in Sydney- shows in the Olympics guest lounges
1999     Solo show at the Centre for Contemporary Crafts Customs House, Sydney
1998     Sculptural Objects and Functional Art (S.O.F.A), Chicago
              Barry Stern Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
1997     Kutani International Invitation, Kutani, Japan
              Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney- With furniture from SOFA Chicago 1996
              Barry Stern Galleries, Paddington, Sydney
1996     Free the Breast Despard Gallery, Hobart
              SOFA Chicago USA/ Despard Gallery
1995     Delinquent Angel: Australian Historical, Aboriginal and Contemporary Ceramics
              Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Frenze, Italy
              SOFA Miama, Florida
1994     Chicago International New Art Forms Exhibition, Navy Pier, Chicago
1993     Chicago International New Art Forms Exhibition, Navy Pier, Chicago
              Modern Hybrids, Despard Gallery, Hobart
              The Family Show Despard Gallery, Hobart
              Artist in Residence, Lakeside Studio, Chicago USA
              CINAFE Chicago USA/Despard Gallery
1992     Gallery L of Hamburg, Germany
              Macqaurie Galleries, Sydney
1991     Macqaurie Galleries, Sydney
1990     Tao Gallery, Tokyo Japan
              Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1989     Perth International Crafts Triennial, Art Gallery of Western Australia
              Contemporary Australian Ceramics, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, California
              Christine Abraham’s Gallery, Melbourne
1988     Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
              Macquarie Galleries (solo exhibition)
              Women 88 Awards, Hilton International, Melbourne
              Stuart Delvin Award Exhibition, Meat Market Centre, Melbourne
1986/7  Macquarie Galleries (solo exhibition)
1986     First National Ceramic Award
1985     Australian Crafts 1985, Meat Market, Melbourne
              The Patterned Edge, Crafts Council Centre Gallery, Sydney
              Clay & Fibre, Orange Regional Art Gallery
              Clay Statements, Darling Downs College of Advanced Education
              Just for Show, Shepparton Art Gallery and touring to regional galleries in Victoria               and NSW
              Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne (solo exhibition)
              One person travelling exhibition in Tasmania
              Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
              Burnie Art Gallery, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery
              Celebration, Collaborative Mural & Sculpture with Robyn Gordon, Macquarie                       Galleries
1982/4  Various Arts & Crafts Society of Victoria shows including Award Exhibition
1982, 83, 84
1984     Image and Surface, Crafts Council Centre Gallery, Sydney
              Australian Crafts 1984, Meat Market Centre, Melbourne
1983     Mayfair Ceramic Award Exhibition
              Crafts Council Centre Gallery, Sydney
              Indulgences, Crafts Council Centre Gallery, Sydney
              Australian Crafts 1983, Meat Market Centre, Melbourne
1982     Artists-Ceramics, Wollongong Art Gallery
              Australian Crafts 1982, Meat Market Centre, Melbourne
1981     New Directions in Australian Ceramics, Distelfink gallery, Melbourne
              Blackfriars Gallery, Sydney (solo exhibition)
              Mayfair Ceramic Award Exhibition
              Meat Market Centre, Melbourne

COLLECTIONS
Australian National Gallery Canberra
Aichi Prefecture Design Centre. Japan.
Victorian National Gallery.
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Art Gallery of South Australia.
Queen Victoria Museum Launceston.
Snowy Mountains Authority Cooma
Quensland Art Gallery
Newcastle Regional Art Gallery
Bathurst Regional Gallery.
Gold Coast Regional Art gallery
Queensland Institute of technology
Shepparton Regional Gallery Victoria.
Orange regional Gallery
Museum and Art Gallery, NorthernTerritory
Power House Museum Sydney
Darling Downs Institute Queensland.
University of New South Wales.
Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery

PUBLICATIONS
2003     Ceramics Art and Perception no 52
2002     Canberra Times 17th September
1997     Ceramics Art and Perception No 30
              Masters of their Craft Norris Iannow Craftsman Press
1996     Australian Art and Artists. Sue Mellville and Julie Rollinson Science Press
1995     Contemporary Ceramic Art in Australia and New Zealand. Janet Mansfield.                       Craftsman House
1992     Ceramics Art and Perception No 7
1989     Aspects of Art L.Tessorrero and H.Nilson Science Press
1988     A Collectors Guide to Contemporary Australian Ceramics,
              Janet Mansfield, Craftsman Press
1985     Spirit and Place, Artworks in Commonwealth properties in Australia. Pot Still                       Press

REVIEWS
2005     Canberra Times 17th Feb
2003     Ceramics Art and Perception no 52
2002     Canberra Times 3rd October.
2000     Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung 20 November
1998     Canberra Times 20 Feburary
              Muse Magazine March
1990     Huntleys Australian Art investor
1988     Financial Review 16 September
1987     Sydney Morning Herald 28th April
1986     Sydeney Morning Herld 3 Dec

COMMISSIONS
2005     Sculptures for M.L.C. school Sydney
2001     Sculpture for Joshua Berger Oxford Street Paddington Sydney. ( 6 metres Tall,
              metal ).
              Ceramic Murals for Sheraton Hotel Arlington Virginia U.S.A.
              Ceramic Murals for Darling Harbour Sydney.
              Ceramic Murals for Vatulele Resort Fiji.


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