Stephen Bowers

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Stephen Bowers

The Beady Eye of Mr Banks’s Cockatoo is upon us, 2007
wheel thrown, earthenware, underglaze colours with
on-glaze burnished gold lustre 59.5cm Diameter
SOLD

Stephen Bowers Beyond Bravura
By Damon Moon and John Neylon
Wakefield Press. 160pp. $49.95
Reviewed by Sasha Griffin for the Sydney Morning Herald
click here to read the review

Beyond Bravura Geelong Gallery 30 November 2013 – 16 February 2014

Stephen Bowers in the Culture Concept Circle

Exhibitions

2012
Australian Panorama
2011
Stephen Bowers

Biography

1973
Diploma in Teaching, Alexander Mackie CAE Sydney

1982-85
Traineeship & access residency, Ceramics Workshop, JamFactory SA

1986
Bachelor of Education, Underdale CAE

1989
Appointed to Visual Art, Craft and Design Advisory Board SA Department of Arts

1991-99
Head, Ceramics Studio, Jam Factory SA

1999–2004
Senior Development Officer Arts SA

2004
Managing Director, JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design, Adelaide

Solo Exhibitions

2011, 2008, 1997, 1994, 1989, 1987
Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

2010, 1998, 1995, 1994
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne

1988
Indigenous Gallery, Melbourne

1986, 1983
Jam Factory, Adelaide

Selected Group Exhibitions

2007
Collect, the international art fair for contemporary objects, at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London

2006
In Your Face, contemporary graphic design exhibition, Sydney Design 06 Festival, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

2005
Waterhouse Natural History Prize, South Australian Museum, Adelaide
Jam Factory Biennale 2005, Jam Factory, Adelaide

2004
Drawing Today Adelaide Central Gallery

2003
The Vitrified Image, Hyde Gallery, El Cajon, San Diego, USA (NCECA)
Decorative Art Survey, Lauraine Diggins Gallery, Melbourne

2002
Det Dansende Vaerktoj, Museum of International Ceramic Art, Denmark

2001
Auriferous, Bathurst Regional Gallery

2000
The Plate Show, Collins Gallery Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Modern Ceramics, Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles, USA

1999
Mostra Della Lustro, Gubbio Italy

1998
SOFA, Chicago, USA

1988
Australia China Council Travelling Exhibition, China
Studio Fifty, London

1987
Eltham Art Award Exhibition
Craft Purchase Exhibition, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmania

1986
Meat Market Craft Expo, Melbourne
Museums and Galleries Acquisition Exhibition, Darwin
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat

1985
National Teapot Exhibition, The Old Bakery Gallery, Sydney
Australian Motif Exhibition, Craft Council Gallery, Sydney

1984
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1983
Jam Factory, Adelaide

1982
Elmswood Fine Art Gallery

1979
Whyalla DFE College Gallery

Awards

2006
Australia Council/Craftsouth Mentorship program
Gordon Darling Foundation travel grant

2005
VACB (Australia Council) Leadership grant for international research

2002
Commendation, Cowra Festival Art Award, NSW
Acquisitive Award, Stanthorpe Art Gallery, Qld
Australia CouncilVACD Grant – Studio Residency in Italy
Euro Chocolate, Gualdo Tadino, National Collection, Perugia, Italy

2001
National Ceramics Acquisitive Award, Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville

1997
VACF Studio (Australia Council) Residency, Barcelona, Spain

1996
National Craft Acquisition Award, Alice Springs

1995
Awarded a British Council Sponsored Study Tour of Britain

1992
Commendation in the RAIA (SA Chapter) Art & Architecture Awards for Regent Arcade

1991
Tenth National Gold Coast Ceramic Award

1987
National Teapot Exhibition, Award for Overall Excellence

1985
National Teapot Exhibition, Melrose Award Winner

Collections

Art Gallery of South Australia
Artbank, Sydney
Arulen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW
City of Box Hill Collection, Victoria
CIAK, National Collection, Perugia, Italy
City of Whitehorse Art Collection, Victoria
Craft Victoria Collection
Geelong Art Gallery & Museum, Victoria
Gold Coast Council Collection, Qld
Inglewood Ceramic Collection, South Australia
Janet Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
Kumagai (Australian) Collection
Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art
Manly Museum & Art Gallery, Sydney
Museum of International Ceramic Art, Denmark
Museums and Art Galleries of NT, Darwin
National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Parliament House, Canberra, ACT
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville Qld
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
Shepparton Regional Gallery, Shepparton, Victoria
Sly & Weigall, Sydney
Stanthorpe Regional Gallery, Stanthorpe, Qld
State Crafts Council, Melbourne
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart
University of NSW, Sydney


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