Peter Bowles

Born: Birmingham, England 1968


2000               Master of Arts (Visual Art),Curtin University, Western Australia

1999                Postgraduate Diploma in VisualArts, Curtin University, Western Australia.

1987-89           Studied Glass Design at StourbridgeCollege of Technology and Art, UK.

Exhibitions (Solo)

2014                ‘Glass Manifesto – A Focus On Glass’, Design Tasmania, Launceston

2011                ‘New works in Glass’, Gunyulgup Galleries, Western Australia

2010                ‘Kunst Australie’, Glas Galerie Broft, The Netherlands

2006                ‘Reticello’, Glass Manifesto WA       

2001                ‘Recent Works’, Perth Galleries,WA

2000                ‘New Works in Glass’, New Collectables Gallery, WA

Exhibitions (Group)

2014                ‘City of Hobart Glass and Photography Exhibition’ Finalist

2013                ‘Terra Incognita’, DaDe Art and Design Lab, Calgary, Canada

2010                ‘Tom Malone Prize’ finalist, Art Gallery Of Western Australia

2007                Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award selected entry

                        ‘City Of Hobart Glass and Photography Exhibition’ finalist

                         Kirra Galleries

2006                ‘Tom Malone Prize’ finalist, Art Gallery Of Western Australia

2005                ‘Tom Malone Prize’ finalist, Art Gallery Of Western Australia

2004                ‘Ranamok Glass Prize’ finalist, touring Australia

2003                ‘City Of Hobart Glass and Photography Exhibition’ finalist

2002                ‘Mitsukoshi International Glass Arts Festival’, Taiwan, (curated by Dr Gerry King)

                         ‘Australia Korea Foundation 10th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition’ -Seoul Korea

2002                ‘Flair’ Ausglass members’exhibition, City of Perth, WA

2000                ‘Licensed’, John Curtin Gallery,WA

1999                 ‘Minimum Collateral Damage’ JohnCurtin Gallery, WA

1992                 ‘British Studio Glass’, Gallerie Glasswerk, Germany

                        ‘Flacons’, GallerieD’Amon, France                

1989                ‘Unblown Glass’, Monica Borgward Gallery, Germany

Commissions and Projects (selected)

2008-10           Commissioned artist for the glass artwork for the Completion of St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth

2007-08           Percent for Art project for Rockingham and Kwinana District Hospital

2005                Series of cast glass panels working with the Winjan Aboriginal Community

2004                ‘In The Community’, Series of architectural cast glass panels for Fremantle Arts Centre

Employment and Experience (selected)

2013                Lecturer in Glass, AlbertaCollege of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada

2003-11           Co-founder and director of ‘GlassManifesto’

2002               Research Fellow, CurtinUniversity, Western Australia

2001                Lecturer in Glass, CurtinUniversity, Western Australia

                        Adjunct Research Fellow,Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

1999-2000     Glass tutor and technician, CurtinUniversity, Western Australia

1998                Artist in Residence at the WestAustralian Academy of Visual Arts           

1997                Adjunct Research Fellow andGlass tutor at Curtin University, WA

1996-97           Designer and glassmaker for BristolBlue Glass, UK

1996                Travelled to India to researchmethods of glass bead making

1994                Production glassmaker at Dam andKarslundGlas Studio, Denmark

1993                Glassmaker for glass artistsFynnLynngaard and Tchai Munch, Denmark

1992-94           Resident glassmaker at EbeltoftGlasmuseum,Denmark

                         Production glassmaker at Osiris Glass, UK

                         Demonstrationsand Workshops (selected)

2011                 Master Class with Maestro LivioSerena at Abate Zanetti, Murano, Italy

2009               Furnace recuperation workshopwith Hugh Jenkins, Tasmania, Australia

2009               Grant writing workshop presentedin association with Artsource, Perth, Australia

2008               Ausglass InternationalConference demonstration, Canberra, Australia

2007                Lino Tagliapietra workshop, JamFactory, Adelaide, Australia

2003                Ausglass InternationalConference demonstration, Perth, Australia

Scholarships and Awards

2003               Arts development grant-ArtsWA

2000               Curtin International StudentScholarship- Curtin University

1999                Curtin International StudentScholarship- Curtin University

Other Commitments

2013                Coordinatorof ‘abrACADabra – a glass symposium’, ACAD, Calgary, Canada

2005-08          Member of the AustraliaCouncil- Visual Arts Board

                         ProgrammeCommittee member for the Glass Art Society (GAS) Conference 2005 Adelaide

2004-05          Vice President, WAAGG (West Australian Art Glass Guild)

                         Peer Assessment Panel for ArtsWA (Department of Culture and the Arts)

2001-03           Programme Facilitator for the Ausglass International Biennial Conference 2003

                         Member of the Board of Directors, Ausglass (The Australian Association of Glass Artists Ltd)

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