Prue Venables

 MA, Fine Art - Ceramics, RMIT.
1988  Acset 1 - Teacher Training, London.
1981-83  Harrow Diploma of Studio Pottery, Harrow College of Art, London.  Graduated with Distinction.
1971-74  BSc (Hons class 2B) Zoology,  Melbourne University.

Selected Awards
  Arts Victoria grant to attend exhibitions in Taiwan and Denmark
2008  Australia Council Grant – New Work
2007  Honourable Mention WOCEF, Korea
Elected member, International Academy of Ceramics
President Craft Victoria
2006  Fellow Royal Society of Arts, UK
2004  One month residency at Oribe Design Centre, Gifu, Japan – to design a dinner set for production by Yamai China Co. and Yamama China Co.
Grant from Object to act as mentor to Robyn Seale
2003  Australia Council Grant – Development
Third Prize, Jan Ken Pon, World Design Competition, New York and Japan
2002  Arts Victoria- Grant to attend exhibition at Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York
Craft Victoria- Grant to attend exhibition at Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York
Honourable Mention  -  International Ceramics Competition,  Mino, Japan.
2001  Hermanns Art Award - Second Prize
Australia Council Project Grant - New Work
Australia Council funding to attend Ceramics Millenium Conference in Amsterdam

Selected Solo Exhibitions
 Moss Green Gallery, Melbourne
2007  Rex Irwin Fine Art, Sydney
2006  Christine Abrahams Gallery
2005  Rex Irwin Fine Art, Sydney
Galerie Besson, London
2003  Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
2002  Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York
2001  Oxford Gallery, UK
Christine Abrahams Gallery
1999  Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
Nancy Margolis Gallery,  New York
Beaver Galleries, Canberra
Purple Space - Jam Factory, Adelaide
1998  Masterworks Gallery, Auckland,  New Zealand.
Alpha House Gallery, Dorset, UK.
1997  Christine Abrahams Gallery,  Melbourne.
1996  Studio COM.  Tachikichi Corporation,  Kyoto,  Japan.
Beaver Galleries,  Canberra.
1995  Craft Victoria.

Selected Group Exhibitions
 Finalist, Alcorso 2011 Ceramics Competition, Hobart.
International featured artist, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
‘Salt’, Port Festival, Adelaide
‘Black and White’, Rex Irwin, Sydney
Museum of Fine Art, Houston,USA
Mint Museum, North Carolina, USA
2010  Ting til Fælles, Ann Linnemann studio gallery, Copenhagen
Korero and Hui Hua –Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Yingge
Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
Teawares, Jam Factory Gallery, Adelaide
The Collectors, Kjai Lieu, Adelaide
2009  Pots for Light, Galerie Besson, London
Sustain Me: Contemporary Design, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA NSW.
Jingdezhen International Ceramic fair, China
Tablewares – an international Collection, Rex Irwin Art
Dealer (curated by Prue Venables & Gwyn Hanssen Pigott)
2008  Important drawings, prints and ceramics, Rex Irwin Art Dealer
Freestyle, Triennale di Milano, Italy
IAC Members, Fuping Museum, China
NGV Permanent collection
Porcelain, Jam Factory, Adelaide
Porcelain in contemporary Discourse, Shanghai, China
‘Gift of Rod Fyffe’ Bendigo Art Gallery
2007  Finalist, 4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007, Korea
Freestyle, Object, Sydney; Brisbane; Adelaide
Artistic Insights, Celebrating 100 years of tertiary art education in Ballarat.
Judaica, Jewish Museum, Melbourne
The Cup Show, All Hand Made, Sydney
The Jug Show, All Hand Made, Sydney
Smartworks, Design and the Handmade, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
2006  Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Freestyle, Melbourne Museum
Madonna del Rosario, Wollongong Art Gallery
Classic and Contemporary Ceramics, Galerie Besson,
30th Anniversary Exhibition Rex Irwin Fine Art, Sydney
SOFA Chicago, with Galerie Besson
2005  Table Manners Contemporary International Ceramics
Crafts Council, London
Beaver Galleries  - Three makers in Porcelain
Small is Beautiful – Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Hobart Art Prize
100 Ringe  - an exhibition of cast silver rings – Craft
Ceramics 2005, Freeman Gallery, Hobart
2004  ‘Heresy: the secret language of materials’, Craft Victoria
Still Life, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, NZ
FG3 Hobart, Tasmania
Selected Collections
Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Fuping Museum, China
Bendigo Art Gallery
Newcastle Art Gallery
Hermanns Art Award Collection
Bathurst Art Gallery
Deakin University
Fletcher Challenge Collection
Nillumbik Shire Council
R.M.I.T. University
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
James Cook University
Hamilton Art Gallery
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland University of Technology
Craft Council of the Northern Territory,  Alice Springs Division
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
University of Southern Queensland
National Gallery of Victoria
National Museum,  Auckland,  New Zealand
Plus many private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, UK, USA, Canada, Japan.




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