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Nick Wirdnam

PERSONAL

Born: Portsmouth England 1956

EDUCATION

1990   Bachelor of Arts Ceramic Design, Monash University

APPOINTMENTS

1989-2004           Coordinator and Lecturer  Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
1995- 97              President  Ausglass, Victoria, Australia.
1988- 89              Lecturer, Chisholm Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
1991                    Visiting Lecturer, Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana, USA
1983- 1988          Senior Tutor, Chisholm Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

TEACHING

2003                 Pilchuck Glass School Seattle, Washington. USA, Session 3
1993-2003        Subject Co-ordinator, Glass Studies Monash University, Undergraduate, Post Graduate & Honours,  MA Supervision

OTHER PROFESSIONAL

2002                Northlands Scotland Residency. (September-November 2002)
1999                Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle Washington T.A. Ferdinand Theriot
1998                Pilchuck Scholarship Dino Rosin, Hot Sculpting Glass
1997                Nominee Saxe Award Pilchuck Glass School
1997                Pilchuck Glass School Seattle WA Session 5 Teaching Assistant
1995                Nijima Art Glass Festival Nijima Japan.,
                       Invitation to Participate, T.A. David Hopper [USA]
1994                David Hopper Workshop: T.A.
                       Use of high fire paint on glass. M.M.C.C.  Melbourne, Australia
1994                Rich Royal (USA) Workshop, T.A., Demonstrating large work and other techniques. M.M.C.C. Melbourne, Australia
1992                Factory Craft & Design Centre, Adelaide, S.A., Review of Hot Glass Workshop and Trainee Program.
1991                Overseas Study Program. 3 Months – U.S.A., Canada, U.K., Observations and participation in various studios including, Dale Chihuly, Ben Moore,Dante Marioni.
1988 – 1989       Hot Glass Advisory Panel, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne Victoria
1975                 Operated One Man Studio, Jersey, Channel Islands.
1975 – 1983        Isle of Wight Studio Glass.   Founder member.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2004     “Portraits of Life” William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA .USA
2003     “Hot Glass 2003” Axia Modern Art, Melbourne.Australia 
2002     “Northlands Residency Exhibition” Caithness, Scotland.
2002     “ Ranamok Glass Prize” Finalist. Australia/USA
2002     “ Dialogue” Quadrivium, Sydney Australia.
2002     “Ecstacy” Australian Contemporary Glass Quadrivium, Sydney Australia.
2001     “Vessels of the Victorious” Makers Mark, Melbourne, Australia.
2001     “Cheongju-International Craft Bieannale”, Korea
2001     “ Linkage” Kirra Australia featured artist.
2001     “Glass Art in Australia” A Survey Exhibition of Quadrivium’s Leading Glass Artists Australia.
2001     “ Lust” Australian Contemporary Glass Quadrivium,Sydney Australia
2001     “ The Cutting Edge” Axia Modern Art Melbourne.
2001     “Ausglass Members  Show”  Faculty Gallery Monash University. Melbourne, Australia
2000      “Cutting Edge” Traveling Exhibition Brisbane City Gallery. Australia.  
2000      “RFC Glass Prize” Finalist Australia.
1998      “Aperto Vetro 1998”  Venice , Italy.
1997      "Bowled Over" Savode Gallery. Brisbane, Australia.             
1997       "Contemporary Australian Glass" Arica Gallery Perth, Australia.
1995      “Glass Australia 95”. Melbourne - Selected Exhibition. Melbourne, Australia.
1995       “Ausglass Members Show”. Selected Exhibition, Adelaide S.A. Australia.
1993       “A.C.I. Glass Exhibition.” Meat Market Craft Centre, Australia
1992        “Victorian Tableware” Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne, Australia
1992        “1000 Goblets”  Nakama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

Acquired by various public collections including: National Gallery, Australia; Canberra, Australia; Glass Museum, Niijima, Japan; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.

 

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