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Nick Wirdnam

ARTIST STATEMENT

Historically fruit and found natural objects have commonly been subject matter in still life painting and drawing compositions. I’ve chosen to produce these in 3 dimensions, as single and double still life combinations honouring this tradition. Certain of these still life combinations also relate to my recent work which has been influenced by superstition.

Qualifications:

1990              
Bachelor of Arts Ceramic Design Monash University
1989-2007     
Coordinator and Lecturer  Monash University, Melbourne, Australia                      
1995- 97        
President  Ausglass, Victoria, Australia.
1988- 89        
Lecturer Chisholm Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia   
1983- 1988    
Senior Tutor Chisholm Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

Teaching:

2003            
Pilchuck Glass School,  Seattle, Washington. USA .
1993 - 2007  
Subject Co-ordinator, Glass Studies Monash University, Melbourne Australia

Selected Exhibitions:

2018
Regale - Crafting the Table, Craft Melbourne

2017
Charm, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
The Nature of Things, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
History Revisited, Craft ACT, Canberra

2016
Charmed, Sabbia Gallery Sydney
Waterhouse Art Prize finalist Art Gallery of South Australia

2015
Belief, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2014                 
SOFAChicago, represented Beaver Galleries
Belief,(revisted), Beaver Galleries Canberra
Leaders, Craft Victoria Melbourne Absorb, Canberra Glassworks
Revere Masters of Glass 2014, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney

2013
Masters of Blown Glass, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
Australian Glass Now, Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington               
Waterhouse Art Prize finalist Art Gallery of South Australia                       
Prima, group exhibition, Sabbia Gallery,  Sydney                        
Tom Malone Glass Prize Finalist, Western Australia Art Gallery

2012                
Small Works, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, Australia                        
Ranamok Glass Prize, Finalist, Canberra, Australia                       
Alphabet group show, curated Mel George Craft ACT.                                
Belief, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney

2011                
SOFA Chicago, represented Beaver Galleries                       
Ranamok Glass Prize Finalist , Canberra, Australia                        
Waterhouse Art Prize Finalist (2nd Prize) Sculpture Object, Adelaide

2011                
Tom Malone Glass Prize Finalist, Australia                        
Geometry, Saabia Gallery Sydney,  Australia                                         
Drink, Canberra Glassworks, Australia

2010                
Superstition, Beaver Galleries Canberra, Australia

2008                
Echoes of Nature, Axia Modern, Melbourne, Australia                         
Portraits, Dane Gallery, Nantucket, USA

2007                
Portraits and Memories, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, Washington, USA                          
Portraits of Life, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, Australia

2006                
SOFA Chicago,  represented by William Traver Gallery                        
Reflections: A Decade of North Lands Creative Glass, Edinburgh, Scotland                       
Portraits Past and Present, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney                        
Portraits, Dane Gallery , Nantucket,  USA

2005                
Australian Glass, Hong Kong / Singapore                        
25 Years Monash Glass, Faculty Gallery, Melbourne                       
International Glass, Laura Russo, Portland, Oregan                        
Refined Portraits, Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2004
Pilchuck 20, Stewart Gallery, Boise Idaho, USA
Ranamok Glass Prize, Finalist, Canberra
1st Annual World Glass Exhibition, Traver Gallery Tacoma, Washington, USA
Portraits of Life, Traver Gallery Tacoma, Washington, USA

2003
Hot Glass 2003, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia

2002
Northlands Residency Exhibition, Caithness, Scotland
Ranamok Glass Prize, Finalist, Australia/USA
Dialogue, Quadrivium, Sydney, Australia
Ecstasy – Australian Contemporary Glass, Quadrivium, Sydney, Australia

2001
Vessels of the Victorious, Makers Mark, Melbourne, Australia
Cheongju, International Craft Biennale, Korea
Linkage, Kirra Australia, featured artist
Glass Art in Australia: A Survey Exhibition of Quadrivium’s Leading Glass Artists, Sydney, Australia
Lust: Australian Contemporary Glass, Quadrivium, Sydney, Australia
The Cutting Edge, Axia Modern Art,k Melbourne
Ausglass Members Show, Faculty Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne

2000
Cutting Edge, travelling exhibition, Brisbane City Gallery, Australia
Object Gallery, Sydney. Galerie Handwerk, Munich
RFC Glass Prize, Finalist, Australia

1998
Aperto Vetro 1998, Venice, Italy

1997
Bowled Over, Savode Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Contemporary Australian Glass, Arica Gallery Perth, Australia

1995
Glass Australia 95, Melbourne
Ausglass Members Show, Adelaide, SA

1993
ACI Glass Exhibition, Meat Market Craft Centre, Australia

1992
Victorian Tableware, Meat Market Craft Centre, Australia
1000 Goblets, Nakama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Glass Museum, Nijima, Japan
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Northlands Creative Glass Collection, Lybster, Scotland
Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, National Glass Collection

Nick Wirdnam

For strength and endurance


Blown glass, slate base

60 x 15 x 115 cm

$5,000

Nick Wirdnam

Still Life Apple (Chestnut)


blown glass

22 x 22 x 25 cm

$1,500

Nick Wirdnam

Still Life Pear (Chestnut)


blown glass

18 x 18 x 31 cm

$1,500
SOLD

Nick Wirdnam

Still Life Apple (green)


Blown glass

22 x 22 x 25 cm

$1,500
SOLD

Nick Wirdnam

Still Life Apple (Red)


Blown Glass

20 x 20 x 24 cm

$1,500
SOLD

Nick Wirdnam

abstract aqua


Medium:
Hot sculpted solid glass, metal base

Dimensions:
34 x 45 x 18 cm

$3,300

Nick Wirdnam

abstract wish


Medium:
Hot sculpted solid glass, metal base

Dimensions:
34 x 32 x 10 cm

$1,600

Nick Wirdnam

Bowl of Plenty


Medium:
Blown & hot sculpted glass

Dimensions:
23 x 50 x 53 cm

 

$27,000

Nick Wirdnam

for youth


Medium:
Blown & sculpted glass, limestone base

Dimensions:
19 x 11 x 13 cm

$1,900

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