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Owen Rye - Résumé (short)

Owen Rye (Australia) b1944 Cooma NSW. Member, International Academy of Ceramics

Ph.D., University of N.S.W., 1970; B.Sc. (Hons 1) UNSW, 1965


2004 - Self employed (studio work, writing, workshops and residencies)

1985-03 Monash University, Gippsland Campus: Senior Lecturer, Ceramics

1980-84 Canberra School of Art, Sessional Lecturer, Ceramics Workshop

1970-80 Archaeology Research (Smithsonian Institute USA and ANU Australia)

AWARDS ClayModern Lifetime Achievement Award (Services to Education) 2004; Distinction Award, International Salt Glaze competition 2002, Koblenz, Germany; Society for American Archaeology Award 2000 (for contributions to ceramic studies); Pioneer Potters’ Award 1997; Whitefriars Award 1995; Diamond Valley Award 1992; Gold Coast Award 1989; Pottery in Australia Award 1985; Ampol Arts Award 1965


2018 Grit and Grace. Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell Vic.

2017 Masala. Skepsi at Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria

2017 Jars; An exhibition of large vessels. Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria

2016 Themeless Variations, Mansfield Gallery, Sydney NSW

2015 Showcase 6: Owen Rye. Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Victoria

2011 Owen Rye: Woodfired Ceramics. Sturt Gallery, Mittagong NSW

2011 Owen Rye: Woodfired Ceramics. Sturt Gallery, Mittagong, NSW

2010 Golden Ashes. Craft Victoria, Melbourne

2009 Watson Arts Centre (Recent Work), Canberra ACT

2009 Skepsi on Swanston Gallery, Melbourne

2008 Residency Exhibit, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum, Utah State University, USA

2007 Freeland Gallery, Sydney (Woodfire ceramics: the aesthetics of imperfection).

2007 Owen Rye: 25 years of Ceramics, a Survey. Latrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria.

2005 Art Centre Gallery, Astoria (Oregon) USA

2003 Ceramic Art Gallery, Sydney (Reconnaissance)

2002 Gallows Gallery, Perth

1997 Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State Univ., Utah USA

1997 Ceramic Art Gallery, Sydney

1995 Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne


2016 Presenter’s Exhibition, Waubonsee International Woodfire Conference, Sugar Grove, Illinois USA

2010 International Woodfire, Brollin (Pasewalk), Germany

2010 International Academy of Ceramics, Sėvres Museum, Paris

2010 Fuping + 3. Masterworks Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.

2009 Soft Beauty of traditional Shinos. Concord University Gallery, Athens, West Virginia, USA

2009 Oz 5 x 5. Lacoste Gallery, Concord, Massachusets USA

2007 Australian and New Zealand Ceramics, FLICAM, Fuping, China

2006 20+1 Years of the Tozan Kilns. NAU Art Museum, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

2006 Prairie, Plains, Pacific Woodfire, Bainbridge Island Gallery, Washington, USA

2006 Three Australian Woodfirers, Randolph Arts Centre, Asheboro N. Carolina USA

2005 The Gulgong Connection, Alpha House Gallery, Dorset, England

2002 Salzbrand (International Saltglaze) Koblenz, Germany

1999 Different Stokes (International Woodfire), University of Iowa Museum of Art

1999 Pyrochromatics. Wellington B Gray Gallery, ECU, Greenville N.Carolina USA

1999 Four Australian Woodfire Artists. New Wagner Gallery, SIUE, Illinois USA

1999 Creative Australia (Craft Australia), Azecra Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1997 Salt-glazed porcelain. Rosenthal Studio-Haus Galerie, Hamburg, Germany

1996 Australia no Magikama Sakuhin, Aoyama Green Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1996 Meitetsu Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

1996 Delinquent Angel: Itami Craft Centre, Osaka, Japan, and Takashimaya Gallery, Singapore

1996 Fletcher Challenge Award, Auckland, New Zealand (selected).

1995 Delinquent Angel (Australian Contemporary Ceramics), Faenza, Italy


2019 Gippsland Sculpture. ARC Gallery, Yinnar Vic.

2018 From the South (with Su Hanna and Daniel Lafferty), Clay Gulgong, Gulgong NSW

2017 Four Ways: Susie McMeekin, Nealie, Isaac Patmore and Owen Rye Makers Gallery, Clayfield, QLD

2017 Identity - Contemporary Australian Ceramics, Skepsi @ Montsalvat, Melbourne

2017 Inflamed: Impassioned Australian Woodfiring. Makers Gallery, Brisbane.

2017 Woodfire 2017, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney

2016 Quietude, Australian Woodfired Ceramics. Skepsi at Montsalavat, Melbourne, Vic.

2015 A Passionate Pursuit – Australian Studio Ceramics from the Kendon Collection. Fo Guang Yuan Art

Gallery, Ceramics and Glass Circle, Melbourne

2015 Australian Woodfire: Curator’s Choice. Strathnairn Gallery, ACT

2015 Victorians Stepping Up. Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT

2015 Leaders. Craft Victoria, Melbourne.

2015 Showcase 6: Owen Rye. Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Victoria

2015 White Goods. Craft Victoria, Melbourne.

2014 Big Ceramics. Craft Victoria in Yarra Gallery, Federation Square Melbourne

2014 Australian Ceramics (Janet Mansfield Tribute). Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne

2012 Rigg Award (invitational), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

2011 Art of Woodfire, Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.

2011 Inside Woodfire, Fifty Australian Stories. Gallery 9, Deloraine, Tasmania

2009 Pourers. Object, Australian Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney.

2009 In Good Company, The Fuping Show. Skepsi on Swanston, Melbourne

2008 Masters of Woodfiring. Sturt, Woodfire Conference, Mittagong, NSW

2008 Australian Woodfired Ceramics Survey. Freeland Gallery Paddington NSW

2006 Teabowls, Purple Space, Jam Factory Adelaide SA

2005 Australian Woodfire Survey, Watson Art Centre, ACT

2003 Rye Crop, Mura Gallery, Sydney NSW

2002 Gold Coast Ceramic Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld (selected).

2001 Bowled Over (National Bowl exhibition) Fremantle Arts Centre WA

2000 Ceramics Purchase exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of N. Territory

1996 Moore’s Building, Fremantle WA: National Bowl Show

1996 Manly Art Gallery, NSW Standing Sentinel (Potter’s Society of Australia).

1996 Shepparton Art Gallery: Sydney Myer Fund Award, invitational

1994 National Gallery of Victoria, Rigg Craft Award (Invitational)

COLLECTIONS INTERNATIONAL: USA: Fullerton Art Museum, San Bernadino, California; Arrowmont Permanent Collection, Tennessee; Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah; Art Center Gallery, Astoria, Oregon. China: FLICAM Museums, Fuping,; R.of Korea: World Ceramic Exposition Foundation Museum, Icheon; Japan: Tajimi City Collection, Mino; Germany: Handwerkskammer Koblenz; France: Ateliers d Art de France. Private Collections in USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, England, Israel, Germany and in Australia including Greg Daly and Margaret Tuckson collections.

COLLECTIONS IN AUSTRALIA: Australian National Gallery (ACT); National Gallery of Victoria; Powerhouse Museum, NSW; Art Gallery of Western Australia; Queensland Art Gallery; Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery; Gold Coast City Art Gallery; Shepparton Art Gallery; Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory; Wollongong City Gallery: Orange Regional Gallery; Ipswich Regional Gallery; Latrobe Regional Gallery; Bendigo Art Gallery; Castlemaine Art Gallery; Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale; Diamond Valley Collection; Griffith University Collection; Curtin University Collection; Queensland University of Technology Collection; Southern Cross University Collection; Monash University (Jan Feder Collection); Whitefriars College Collection; VCA (Lawrence Collection).

WRITING Books: two on archaeological ceramics; and The Art of Woodfire, 2011. Over 60 articles in ‘Ceramics Art and Perception’, ‘Pottery in Australia’ and numerous international journals in England, USA, Germany; also numerous exhibition reviews, book reviews and conference papers. Editorial Advisor, Ceramics, Art and Perception..

CURATOR/SELECTOR Australian Woodfire survey exhibitions 1986, 1996 and 2005.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE,WORKSHOPS AND PUBLIC LECTURES In Australia, USA, Germany, China, Korea, Papua New Guinea and Israel. Includes: Strathnairn ACT (AinR,W) Utah State University USA (AinR,W), Fuping China (AinR); Univ. of Tasmania, Launceston (Ain R). Major workshops include North Carolina Potters Conference, USA; Anagama Firing, Astoria, Oregon USA; Throwing, Portland Oregon USA; Anagama Firing, Sturt Pottery NSW; Firing Tamba Kiln, Cooroy,

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