Stephen Bird


Born  1964 Stoke on Trent, UK

Residencies
2009
  Artist in residence, University of South Australia, Adelaide
Artist in residence, Hill End, support from Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2008  Artist in residence, Cicada Press, College of Fine Art, Sydney
2004  Artist in residence, Hazelwood school.
Artist in residence, Craigie high school , Dundee. Big Hand Little Hand project
1998  Artist in residence,  Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
1989  Artist in residence, Fuente Studios, Competa, Malaga, Spain

Awards
2010
  New work grant, established artist, Austalia Council for the Arts 
Special Commendation, Woollahra Small sculpture Prize
2006  Dundee Visual Arts Award
Aberdeen artists design award
Shell Expo Award
2005  Engage Scotland Visual Arts Education Award
2004  Professional Development Award. Scottish Arts Council Lottery Grant
Creative Development Award. Scottish Arts Council
2000  Dundee Visual Arts Award1997      Mott McDonald Painting Prize, Aberdeen Artists Society, Travelled to N.Y          
1987  Elizabeth Greensheilds Memorial Award
1986  Duncan of Drunfaulk Travel Award, Italy

Selected Solo Exhibtions
2010
  War on pottery. Rex Irwin art dealer. Sydney, Australia.
Irony makes a country strong. Gould gallery. Melbourne. Australia.
Industrial Sabotage Phase-3. Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2009  New work, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Windows show, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK
2008  Industrial Sabotage, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, Australia
The view from here, paintings from Australia. Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2007  Compass Gallery, Glasgow
Figure this, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent
2006  Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2005  Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2004  England & Co, London
One Five Two Gallery, Dundee Contemporary Arts
2003  A journey to Australia through India, S.E. Asia. Open Eye Gallery
England & Co, London (concurrent show with David Larwill) 
2001  Compass Gallery, Glasgow
2000  England & Co, London

Selected Group Exhibtions
2011
  The International Art on paper Exhibition, Chiang Mai University Art Centre, Thailand.
Collect, The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York HQ, London
Big Small. Rex Irwin art dealer. Sydney, Australia.
Placement, Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales, and st Andrews Museum, Scotland.
City of Radicals, Bluecoat Display Center, Liverpool, UK.
2010  Collect, The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York HQ, London
Laughter. Curated by Victor Medrano.Contemporary Art Space Tasmania.
Gold Coast International Ceramic Award. Gold Coast City Art Gallery. QLD
2009  Collect, The Sattchi Gallery, Duke of York HQ, London
LINK: Korean and Australian ceramics exchange project National Art School, Sydney
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney
Figuration,  The Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide
2008  National Sculpture Show, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK
Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Hey Literary festival, Brook Street Gallery, Hey On Wye, Wales
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney
2007  Wunderkammer: A Cabinet of Curiosities. Bluecoat Display Centre, 
Scots Abroad, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh       
Cup Show. Helen Stephenís Gallery, Sydney
2006  SOFA Chicago, USA. Represented by Australian Contemporary
A funny thing happened on the way to the kiln. Delmar Gallery, Sydney
Dundee Visual Artists Award Scheme. Generator project space. Dundee
Society of Scottish Artists, RSA Edinburgh
2005  Absolut Secret, National Art School, Sydney

Commissions
2007
  McManus Redevelopment Project for Dundee Museum and Art Gallery
2004  Creative Links Commission. Two new works for Woodlands and Hazelwood schools. Funded by Scottish Arts     
Big Hand Little Hand. Collaboration between Dundee Contemporary Arts & Dundee Education.
1999  Large scale ceramic mural at Charles Square on Old St, London Commissioned by Hackney Borough Council. Joint commission with artist Neil Irons. A collaboration with local community,
Major site specific sculpture at  Whitfield, Dundee. Commissioned by Dundee District Council. A community based project.
1985  Ian Eadie Memorial Award. 
Traveled to Holland & Belgium
1984  Mitchell Painting Prize. Traveled to Barcelona, Spain

Collections
Art Gallery of South Australia
Artbank Australia
Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Paisley Art Gallery and Museum. Strathclyde, Scotland
Dundee Art Gallery and Museum. Purchased through national acquisitions fund
Grainer Collection, USA 

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