Peter Bowles


Born: Birmingham, England 1968

Education

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)

2019                     'Creative Diversity', Majlis Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2108                     'Festival of Glass', Paragon Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

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’ John Curtin Gallery, WA

1992                     ‘British Studio Glass’, Gallerie Glasswerk, Germany

                             ‘Flacons’, Gallerie D’Amon, France                

1989                     ‘Unblown Glass’, Monica Borgward Gallery, Germany

Commissions and Projects (selected)

2007-10                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)

2019                     Invited International artist for the 21th Namseoul International Glass Festival, Seoul, Korea

                             Invited International artist for the Dogye Glass World Modern Glass Arts Exhibition and Demonstration, Seoul, Korea

                             Guest Lecturer, Tsinghau University, Beijing, China

2018                     Master in Residence, BG Glass Studio in association with Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

2017 and 19         International Lecturer in Glass, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

2013                     Lecturer in Glass, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada

2003-19                Co-founder and director of ‘Glass Manifesto’

2002                     Research Fellow, Curtin University, Western Australia

2001                     Lecturer in Glass, Curtin University, Western Australia

                             Adjunct Research Fellow,Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

1999-2000            Glass tutor and technician, Curtin University, Western Australia

1998                     Artist in Residence at the WestAustralian Academy of Visual Arts           

1997                     Adjunct Research Fellow and Glass tutor at Curtin University, WA

1996-97                Designer and glassmaker for Bristol Blue Glass, UK

1996                     Traveled to India to research methods of glass bead making

1994                     Production glassmaker at Dam and KarslundGlas Studio, Denmark

1993                     Glassmaker for glass artists FynnLynngaard and Tchai Munch, Denmark

1992-94                Resident glassmaker at Ebeltoft Glasmuseum,Denmark

                             Production glassmaker at Osiris Glass, UK 

Demonstrations and Workshops (selected)

2011                     Master Class with Maestro Livio Serena at Abate Zanetti, Murano, Italy

2009                     Furnace recuperation workshop with Hugh Jenkins, Tasmania, Australia

2009                     Grant writing workshop presented in association with Artsource, Perth, Australia

2008                     Ausglass International Conference demonstration, Canberra, Australia

2007                     Lino Tagliapietra workshop, Jam Factory, Adelaide, Australia

2003                     Ausglass International Conference demonstration, Perth, Australia

 Awards, Grants and Scholarships

2017                     Premiers Award for Excellence, Tasmania Craft Fair

2017                     Artist Investment funding through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts

2015                     CraftArts International Award, Tasmanian Craft Fair

2003                     Arts development grant-ArtsWA

2000                     Curtin International Student Scholarship- Curtin University

1999                     Curtin International Student Scholarship- Curtin University

Other Commitments

2019                     Design Tasmania Program Sub Committee

2017 -18               Organisations Investment Panel Member for Arts Tasmania

2015-16                Peer Review Panel for Arts Tasmania

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

2005-08                Member of the Australia Council- Visual Arts Board

                             Program Committee 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                Program 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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