Tim Olsen Gallery
Prue  Venables

Prue Venables

Education

1995 MA,
Fine Art – Ceramics, RMIT

1988 Acset
1 – Teacher Training,
London

1981-1983 Harrow
Diploma of Studio Pottery,
Harrow
College
of
Art
,
London
. Graduated with Distinction

1971-1974 BSc
(Hons class 2B) Zoology,
Melbourne
University

Professional
Practice

1989 – present Studio
in
Melbourne

1989 Meat
Market Craft Centre – studio access

1985-1989 Gallery
assistant, Contemporary Applied Arts,
London

1986-1989 Studio
in Stoke Newington,
London

1983-1986 Studio
in Kings Cross,
London

1982-1984 Assistant
to Daphne Carnegy (potter) –
London

1977-1981 Assistant
to Susan Bennett (potter) –
London

1977-1981 Assistant
to Wendy Bainbridge (potter) –
London

1981-1989 Editor
for Longmans publishers,
London

Selected articles
and reviews

Featured artist, Radio National The Makers with
Julie Copeland

Featured
artist,
Radio National Drive
time with Virgina Trioli

Adelaide
Advertiser; Craft magazine (UK); Melbourne Age; Irish Times, Dublin (Eire); New Zealand Herald; Progress Press; New Zealand
Potter;

Pottery
in
Australia
– Volume 34 Number 3 – Spring 1995 – Transcending
Place
and Time by Kevin White –
pp7 – 9

Ceramics
Art and Perception – Issue 21 – 1995 – Life
and Structure
– by Alison Britton – pp69 -71;

Pottery
in
Australia
– Volume 35 Number 3 – Spring 1996 –Throwing
and joining porcelain
– Karen Weiss

Object
Magazine; Belle Magazine; Vogue Living

A Functional Philosophy Jane Sawyer?s Ceramics – Pottery in
Australia
– Volume 34 Number 3 – Spring 1995 – pp18 –
19

Exhibition
of New Work at Studio COM, Kyoto – report – Craft Victoria Bulletin, No. 1, 1997

Ceramic
Review: May/June 1998 – Article by Alison Britton

Ceramics
Monthly Magazine (
USA
)

Pottery
in
Australia
,
Article 2001

Pottery
in
Australia
,
Article 2002 – teapot and cup

Hermann?s
Award Article 2001;

New York
Times review
2002

Books and
digital publications

The Pot Book, Edmund deWaal

The
Harrow
Connection;

Slips and Slipware, Anthony Phillips (Batsford) – featured artist;

Contemporary Porcelain,
Peter
Lane
(Craftsman House)

Masters of Their Craft, Norris
Ioannou (Craftsman House)

Design Sourcebook – Ceramics, Edmund de
Waal (New Holland)

Functional Pottery ? Robin Hopper
(Krause Pub.)

Shards ? Garth
Clark
on Ceramic
Art

The Masters
Porcelain (early 2008)

Video to accompany
Freestyle exhibition

Freestyle book

Smartworks book

Awards

2011 Australia Council Skills and Arts Development Grant

2009 Arts Victoria grant to attend exhibitions in Taiwan and Denmark

2008 Australia Council Grant ? New Work

2007 Honourable Mention WOCEF,
Korea


2004 One month
residency at Oribe Design Centre,
Gifu
,
Japan
? to
design a dinner set for
production by Yamai China Co. and Yamama China Co.

Grant from
Object to act as mentor to Robyn Seale

2003 Australia Council Grant ? Development

Third
Prize, Jan Ken Pon, World Design Competition,
New York
and
Japan


2002 Arts
Victoria- Grant to attend exhibition at
Nancy
Margolis Gallery
,
New York

Craft
Victoria- Grant to attend exhibition at
Nancy
Margolis Gallery
,
New York

Honourable
Mention – International Ceramics Competition,
Mino
,
Japan


2001 Hermann?s
Art Award – Second Prize

Australia
Council Project Grant – New Work

Australia
Council funding to attend Ceramics Millennium Conference in
Amsterdam

1997 Alice Craft Acquisition Award Townsville
Ceramics Acquisition

1996
Australia
Council – Project Grant

Arts
Victoria Grant – Arts 21 International Export and Touring
Program

1995
Bathurst
Art Purchase Award

Fletcher
Challenge Ceramics Award – Premier Award

Nillumbik
Art Award

Honourable
Mention – International Ceramics Competition,
Mino
,
Japan


15th
National Craft Award,
Northern Territory

James
Cook
University
Ceramics Award 1994 Second
Prize – Austceram Ceramic Art
Award, Sydney

Australia
Council – Project Grant

1992 Two
Honourable Mentions – International Ceramics Competition,
Mino
,
Japan


1989 First
Prize – Cup competition – Arts and Crafts Society of
Victoria1988 Crafts
Council
,
UK
– Photography Grant

1986 Product
of the Show -Direct Design Show,
London

1984-1985 Crafts
Council
,
UK
– Grant to set up Pottery Studio
and Maintenance
Allowance for one year

1981-1983 Professional
Classes Aid Council Grant;

Windsor
and
Newton
Art
Prize

Teaching
Experience


2011 Presenter, Red Conference on Collaboration, COFA, NSW

Keynote speaker. Ceramics Festival. Alice Springs, NT

Judge, Vitrify 2012 – Alcorso National Ceramics Competition

2010 – present Creative Director (Part Time), Ceramics Studio, Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design, AdelaideSeminar and Workshop of International Cultural Creative Industry

Craft, Material and Innovation ? National Taiwan University of Arts. ? Lecturer and workshop leader.

Lecture and tutorials, Graduate Institute of Applied Arts, Tainan National College of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan.Ceramics Coordinator, Senior Lecturer, RMIT University (0.5 time fraction)

Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea

Sydney University

National Art School, Sydney

Object Gallery, Sydney

2006 Ceramics Coordinator, Senior Lecturer,
RMIT
University

Royal
College
of
Art
,
London

Artist
Talk, NGV International Under the
Influence
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott 2005Lecture ? University of the Third Age

2004 Lecture Artists in conversation CAE Melbourne

2003 Konstfack ?
School
of
Art
and Design,
Stockholm
,
Sweden


University
of
Westminster
,
London
,
UK

Royal
College
of
Art
,
London
,
UK


Bath University
,
London
,
UK


Guldagergaard
Ceramics
Centre
,
Denmark


2002 Lecture,
Ballarat
Fine
Art
Gallery

2000 Lecturer,
Monash
University
– Ceramics

1999 Lecture
– Artists talk about inspiration – Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair

1999 Masters
assessment,
Monash
University

Workshop
– The Persuasive Object – Unitec –
Auckland
,
New Zealand


Lecture
– Amalgamated Arts Ballarat – Development of my work

Lecture
– Australian Contemporary Art Fair – On
Inspiration


1997 Lecturer
?
School
of
Fine
Art
,
Lahore
,
Pakistan


1993 – 1996 Lecturer,
Melbourne
University
– Ceramics,
Education;

1993 – present Lecturer,
R.M.I.T. – Fine Art – Ceramics

Festival
in Ceramics – Victorian Ceramic Group

International
Workshop,
Canberra
School
of Art, ACT

1991 – 1993 External
Examiner, Melbourne University Institute of Education, Ceramics

1989 – 1993 Teacher
in Ceramics, (0.6 time)-
<
School
of
Mines
and Industries, Ballarat

Visiting
lecturer: RMIT, Fine Art – Ceramics; RMIT, Ceramics Summer School; Melb. Univ.
Inst. of Education;

Victoria
College
; Ballarat Ceramic Group; Geelong
Ceramics Group

1984-1989 Guest
Lecturer –
Harrow
College
of Higher Education -Studio Pottery Course,
London

1979-1989 Inner
London
Education Authority – pottery classes
for children and adults

Selected
Collections

Museum
of Fine Art, Houston, Texas

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Fuping Museum, China

Bendigo Art Gallery

Newcastle
Region
Art
Gallery

Hermann?s
Art Award Collection

Bathurst
Art
Gallery

Deakin
University

Fletcher
Challenge Collection

Nillumbik
Shire Council

R.M.I.T.
University

Shepparton
Art
Gallery

Tasmanian
Museum
and
Art
Gallery

Museum
and
Art
Gallery
of the
Northern Territory

Powerhouse
Museum
,
Sydney

James
Cook
University

Hamilton
Art
Gallery

National
Gallery of
Australia
,
Canberra

Queensland
Art
Gallery

Queensland
University
of Technology

Craft
Council of the Northern Territory
,
Alice Springs
Division

Perc
Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

University
of
Southern Queensland

National
Gallery of Victoria

National
Museum
,
Auckland
,
New Zealand


Plus many private collections in
Australia
,
New Zealand
, Europe,
UK
,
USA
,
Canada
,
Japan

Selected Solo
Exhibitions

2010 Moss Green Gallery, Melbourne

2007 Rex Irwin Fine Art, Sydney

2006 
Christine
Abrahams
Gallery
,
Melbourne  

2005

Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney

Galerie
Besson,
London  

2003
Christine
Abrahams
Gallery

2002
Nancy Margolis Gallery
New York

2001
Oxford Gallery
,
UK


Christine
Abrahams
Gallery

1999
Christine
Abrahams
Gallery

Nancy Margolis Gallery
, New York

Beaver Galleries,
Canberra

Purple
Space – Jam Factory,
Adelaide

1998 Masterworks
Gallery,
Auckland
,
New Zealand


Alpha House Gallery,
Dorset
,
UK
 

1997
Christine
Abrahams
Gallery
,
Melbourne  

1996 Studio
COM Tachikichi Corporation,
Kyoto
,
Japan
 

Beaver
Galleries,
Canberra  

1995 Craft Victoria  

1993 Jam
Factory Gallery,
Adelaide

1984 – 1989

Nottingham
Castle Museum,
Nottingham

Oriel
31 Gallery,
Newtown
,
Powys

Distelfink
Gallery,
Melbourne  

Selected Group
Exhibitions and Galleries

2011 Finalist, Alcorso 2011 Ceramics Competition, Hobart.

International featured artist, Contemporary Applied Arts, London

?Salt?, Port Festival, Adelaide

?Black and White?, Rex Irwin, Sydney

Museum of Fine Art, Houston,USA

Mint Museum, North Carolina, USA

2010

Ting til Fælles, Ann Linnemann studio gallery, Copenhagen

Korero and Hui Hua ?Taiwan

Ceramics Biennale, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

Teawares, Jam Factory Gallery, Adelaide

The Collectors, Kjai Lieu, Adelaide

2009

Pots for Light, Galerie Besson, London

Sustain Me: Contemporary Design, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA NSW.

Jingdezhen International Ceramic fair, China

Tablewares ? an international Collection, Rex Irwin Art Dealer (curated by Prue Venables and Gwyn Hanssen Pigott)

2008

Important drawings, prints and ceramics, Rex Irwin Art Dealer

Freestyle, Triennale di Milano, Italy

IAC Members, Fuping Museum, China

NGV Permanent collection

Porcelain, Jam Factory, Adelaide

Porcelain in contemporary Discourse, Shanghai,  China

?Gift of Rod Fyffe? Bendigo Art Gallery

Finalist, 4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007, Korea

Freestyle, Object, Sydney; Brisbane; Adelaide

Artistic Insights, Celebrating 100 years of tertiary art education in Ballarat.

Judaica, Jewish Museum, Melbourne

The Cup Show, All Hand Made, Sydney

The Jug Show, All Hand Made, Sydney

Smartworks, Design and the Handmade, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

Finalist, 4th World Ceramic
Biennale 2007, Korea

Smartworks,Design and
the Handmade, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

2006

Collec, Victoriaand Albert Museum, London

Freestyle, Melbourne Museum & tour to Object Gallery,Sydney

Madonna del Rosario, Wollongong Ar tGallery

Classic and Contemporary Ceramics,
Galerie Besson,
London

30th Anniversary Exhibition Rex Irwin Art Dealer,
Sydney

SOFA
Chicago
, with
Galerie Besson 

2005

Table
Manners Contemporary International Ceramics
? Crafts Council,
London

Three makers in Porcelain Beaver
Galleries

Small is Beautiful ? Scottish Gallery,
Edinburgh

Hobart Art Prize

100
Rings – an exhibition of cast silver
rings ? Craft Victoria

Ceramics 2005,
Freeman
Gallery
,
Hobart

2004

Heresy:
the secret language of materials
, Craft Victoria

Still Life, Anna Bibby Gallery,
Auckland
, NZ

FG3
Hobart
,
Tasmania

Still life still lives ? Rex Irwin Art
Dealer,
Sydney

Tactile Art ? Object Gallery,
Sydney

Jan Ken PonWorld Design Competition ,
Gifu City
,
Japan

2003

Future
Function
, Manly
Art
Gallery
,
Sydney

World Ceramic Exhibition,
Steninge Slott Castle
,
Sweden


Important Works on Paper and Important
Ceramics
, Rex Irwin Art Dealer,
Sydney

Jan Ken Pon ? World Design Competitio,
New York

Reunion,
the art of sixteen graduates,
Melbourne
University
, George Paton
Gallery

2002

Ritual of Tea ? Jam Factory,
Adelaide
; Object Gallery,
Sydney

Less is More ? Ceramics with a minimal aesthetic ? Pewabic Pottery,
Detroit
,
USA


Less is More, Less is a Bore, Brisbane
City Gallery – Beaver
Galleries,
Canberra

SOFA,
Chicago

SOFA,
New York

Important works on paper and important
ceramics,
Rex Irwin Art Dealer Sydney

2001

Sotheby?s,
London
?
Contemporary Decorative Arts Selling Exhibition

Contemporary
Applied Arts,
London
– featured international artist

Barrett
Marsden Gallery,
London

Hermann?s Award, Sherman Galleries,
Sydney

International
Ceramics Exhibition, Alpha House Gallery,
Dorset
,
UK


Colonial to Contemporary,
Powerhouse
Museum
,
Sydney

Freeman
Gallery
,
Hobart

International Infusion III,
Sybaris Gallery
,
Michigan
,
USA


International
20th Century Arts Fair,
New York

International Ceramics Selection
Steninge Slott Kulturcenter,
<
Sweden


International Infusion Sybaris Gallery
,
Michigan
,
USA


Australian Ceramicists at the Gallery
Marianne Heller,

Heidelberg
,
Germany


Sturt
Galleries, NSW

Queensland
Potters

Australian
contemporary Art Fair ?
Melbourne

19th National Craft Acquisition Award
Northern Territory

Palm Beach
International
Art Fair

Art
Palm Beach
20th
Century Fine Art Fair

2000

The International Asian Art Fair
,
New York

20th Century at
Olympia
,
London

Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair,
London

The International Fine Art Show,
New York

Australian Ceramics
Hong
Kong
Arts Centre

Beverly Hills
International Art Fair

1999

Hokkaido
Museum
of Modern
Art
,
Japan


25th Alice Craft Acquisition,
Northern Territory

Materiality – Spare Room,
RMIT
University

SOFA
New York

International Porcelain,
Strasbourg
,
France


Artistic
Australia
– Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tsukamoto and Etoh stores,
Fukuoka
;
Mitsukoshi,
Tokyo
; Kadoya, Nishio; Anshindo
store,
Shizuoka
;
<
Japan


Hobart Art Prize

Barret
Marsden Gallery,
London

1998

Aurora

Vietnam


Triennale de la Porcelaine Nyon – Suisse

Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award,
Auckland
,
New Zealand


Aurora
– RMIT Gallery,
Melbourne

RMIT Staff exhibition – Hong Kong Arts
Centre

SOFA
Chicago
– Beaver Galleries

ACAF
– Melbourne –
Christine
Abrahams
Gallery

Museum
of
Contemporary
Art,
Sydney

1997

Australian Ceramics Exhibition – Galerie
Handwerk,
Munich

Aurora

Pakistan
:
Karachi
,
Islamabad


Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award,
Auckland
,
New
Zealand


Alice craft Acquisition Award,
<
Northern Territory

Savode Gallery, Brisbane

Aurora
Bangladesh Dakka

Australian Ceramics Exhibition – Kunstgewerbemuseum-
Dresden

1996

Australia
Day Exhibition,
Shepparton
Art
Gallery

The Vessel,
Canberra
School
of
Art
Gallery

International
Connections,
Canberra

Savode
Gallery,
Brisbane

Stillness, Craft Council, ACT

Postpack exhibition, Canberra School of Art

Alpha House Gallery
,
UK


Aurora

Seoul
Arts
Centre
,
Korea


Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award,
Auckland
,
New Zealand

1995

The Bowl – Savode Gallery,
Brisbane

Mornington Peninsula Craft Event

Bathurst Art Purchase

Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award

Nillumbik
Art Award

15th National Craft Acquisition Award Northern Territory

Mino International Ceramics Festival,
Mino
,
Japan


Australian Decorative Arts Survey. Lauraine
Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne

1994

Mornington
Peninsula
Arts Centre

Ether
Ohnetitel, Craft
Collectors Circle

Colin and Cecily Rigg Award, National Gallery of
Victoria

The Bowled and the Beautiful,
Perth

Austceram Art Award

Contemporary
Applied Arts,
London

1992

Contemporary
Applied Arts,
London
,
Summer Show

Jennings Award, Meat Market Craft Centre

The Market, Kitch and Cultural Production, Craft
Victoria

Mino International Ceramics Festival,
Mino
,
Japan

Australia
Day Exhibition,
Shepparton
Art
Gallery

`ASPECTS – RMIT Gallery,
Melbourne

1984 – 1989

Seven
Dials Gallery,
London

Kings
Circus Gallery,
Bath

Strangeways,
London

Long
Street Gallery, Tetbury

Sir
John
Cass
College
of Art,
London

Royal
Festival Hall,
London

Southwark
Cathedral,
London

Fenny
Lodge Gallery,
Milton Keynes
,
UK


Direct
Design Show,
London

British
Crafts Centre

Nexus
Gallery,
Brighton

Stafford Art Gallery, Staffordshire

Contemporary
Applied Arts,
London

Crafts Fair, Chelsea -selected
exhibitor, Crafts Council UK


The Tent, Edinburgh Festival

Terrace
Gallery,
Worthing

Creative
Eye,
London

Crafts Council

The Harrow Connection – touring
England, Scotland and Ireland – Northern

Contemporary Arts, Crafts Council UK


SMB Art Staff Exhibition – Ballarat Fine Art Gallery

 
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