SUVIRA MCDONALD

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION

  • TAA Cert 3 Training & Assessment, Byron Comm. College 2011
  • Master of Arts (Visual Arts) by research, 2000
  • Southern Cross University, Lismore.
  • Associate Diploma of Arts (Ceramics) TAFE, Lismore 1993
  • Bachelor of Commerce (with merit) UNSW 1970

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • An Acquired Thirst Groundfloor Gallery, Balmain NSW 2007
  • One if by Land Groundfloor Gallery, Balmain NSW 2006
  • Ceramics Solander Gallery, Yarralumla ACT 2005
  • Long After...Groundfloor Gallery, Balmain NSW
  • Cloudcatcher Groundfloor Gallery, Balmain NSW 2004
  • Landscape Translations Stanthorpe Regional Gallery Q
  • Aeonian Earth Barebones Artspace - Bangalow NSW 2002
  • Departing Spirits Lismore Regional Art Gallery NSW 1999

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • Byron Art Classic at Byron Bay Community Centre NSW 2013
  • Sculpture in the Garden Rosby Estate Mudgee NSW 2012
  • Enduring Forms Aptos Cruz GalleryStirling SA                                         
  • Sculpture at the Writers Byron Bay Writers Festival
  • Table Manners North Rivers Community Gallery NSW 2012
  • Northern Style Cudgegong Gallery Gulgong NSW 2011
  • Sculpture in the Paddock, Bangalow NSW 
  • Funeria, Civic Centre Mullumbimby NSW
  • Small but Passionate Still@the Centre Byon Bay
  • Sculpture at the Writers Byron Bay Writers Festival 
  • Table Manners Waywood Gallery Byron Bay 2010
  • Gangjjn International Celadon Festival, Korea 
  • ArtsCape Byron Bay NSW
  • Caldera 2010 Northern Rivers Community Gallery Ballina NSW 
  • 3D Waywood Gallery Byron Bay NSW 
  • Articles of Interest Next Gallery SCUniversity Lismore NSW
  • OUR Land Ballina Community Gallery NSW 
  • Off the Edge Chrissie Cotter Gallery NSW 2009
  • SMLXL Waywood Gallery Byron Bay NSW 
  • Our Most Easterly Edge Fusions Gallery Bris Q 
  • Collectors Paradise NR Community Gallery Ballina 
  • Tweed Naturally Art Prize Tweed RegionalGallery 2008
  • Ceramicos Waywood Gallery Byron Bay NSW 
  • Reflections on Water University of Indiana West USA 
  • East Coast Sculpture Show -Ballina 1996 - 2007
  • Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize SA Museum
  • 25th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award Q 2006
  • ConVerge NR Ceramics Touring Exhibition 2006-2008
  • Casuarina Sculpture Walk 2006 Tweed NSW
  • 24th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award Q 2005
  • ArtsCape Byron Bay Lighthouse NSW
  • Border Art Prize Tweed Regional Gallery NSW
  • Sculpture by the Sea Bondi Beach NSW 2004
  • 23rd Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award Q
  • Casuarina Beach Sculpture Walk - Tweed Regional Gallery NSW
  • Stanthorpe Arts Festival -Stan. Regional Gallery Q
  • Art for Answers AFMHR Auction - National Gallery of Australia, ACT 2003
  • Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize -South Australian Museum

AWARDS 

  • 2nd Prize Sculpture Byron Art Classic Byron Bay 2013
  • 2nd Prize Sculpture Byron Art Classic Byron Bay 2011
  • People’s Choice PANique Waywood Gallery Byron Bay 2009 
  • First Prize 3D Art for Earth Byron Shire 
  • High Commendation Byron Bay Art Prize NSW 2007
  • Peoples' Choice Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award 2005 
  • 3rd Prize ArtsCape, Nature of Sculpture Byron Bay Lighthouse, NSW
  • Winner, Acquisition Prize East Coast Sculpture Show 2004
  • Acquisition Award,(Ceramics) Stanthorpe Arts Festival
  • Local Artist Award East Coast Sculpture Show 2003
  • Finalist,Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize SA Museum
  • Thursday Plantation East Coast Sculpture Show -Ballina NSW 1996, 1997, 1998
  • High Commendations

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Workshop Tutor St Johns Primary School, Mullumbimby 2012
  • Workshop Tutor Flying Ants Arts Kingaroy Q
  • Sessional Tutor in Sculpture, Byron Regional Community College 2010-12
  • Curator Table Manners Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina
  • Curator Sculpture by the Tree Federal Park NSW 201
  • Demonstrating Artist Wide Bay Burnett Potters Conf Bundaberg Q
  • Curator Table Manners Waywood Gallery Byron Bay NSW 2010
  • Sessional Tutor in sculpture, Byron Regional Community College 2010-2011 
  • Mentoring Canadian potter (Marie St Hilaire)
  • Project Reference Group (Public Art) Byron Shire Council 2009-2011
  • Curator Sculpture by theTree Federal NSW 
  • Judge Members Annual Exhibition Gold Coast Potters Inc Q 
  • Set Designer Shifting Sandshoes Mullumbimby Civic Centre NSW 
  • Curator Our Most Easterly Edge Fusions Gallery Bris Q 
  • Mentorship DanishStudent (Marianne Gerlach) 2008-2009
  • Curator Ceramicos (15 artists) Waywood Gallery Byron Bay 
  • Sessional Lecturer/Tutor 3D Studio Southern Cross University NSW 2007-2008
  • Resident Tutor/Art therapist Gaia Retreat and Spa Newrybar NSW 2006-2010
  • Consulting Artist Art in the Park Public Art Project Federal NSW 2005-2010
  • Tutor, Working with Clay, ACE Mullumbimby NSW (since 1996) 2008
  • Design and collaborate – large scale ephemeral sculpture 2006
  • Pablo in the Field TP Health Sculpture Garden, Ballina NSW
  • A Multi Faceted Practice (conference Paper) Verge 
  • 11th National Ceramics Conference Brisbane Q. 2006
  • Sessional Lecturer/Tutor Ceramics Southern Cross University, NSW 2004
  • Slide presentation, A Decade of Ceramics, 
  • 10th National Ceramics Conference, Bendigo, Vic
  • Judge, Shearwater Wearable Art Awards Mullumbimby NSW 2002, 2003
  • Artist-in-residence/tutor, Shepherdson College, Elcho Island, 2001
  • NE Arnhemland, NT
  • Conf. paper on Landliteracy -9th National Ceramics Conf., Perth WA. 1999
  • P/T tutor of Ceramics, Murwillumbah College of TAFE, NSW 
  • Artist-in-residence at Coraki NSW, for Lismore Regional Art Gallery 1998

COLLECTIONS

  • Gangjin Celadon Museum Korea
  • Indiana West University. USA
  • Walker Corporation, NSW
  • Stanthorpe Regional Gallery Permanent Collection
  • Thursday Plantation Sculpture Garden, Ballina NSW
  • Lismore Regional Art Gallery, NSW

PUBLIC SCULPTURE PROJECTS

  • Regatta 31 Cherry St Ballina NSW 2009
  • Catch a Falling Fish Federal Park NSW 2008
  • Fiji Sheraton Resort, Denarau Fiji 2008
  • Art in the Park Mosaic Federal NSW – Project Manager/Curator 2007-11
  • Richmond Valley Shire Council - The Coraki Healing Stones 1998
  • Brisbane Marriott Hotel - A Wind Choreography 1998

PUBLICATIONS/CITATIONS

  • Journal of Australian Ceramics 46 #2 pp 16-19
  • Coast Living Autumn 2006 pp104-5
  • Exhibition Catalogue Converge Touring Exhibition pp30-31
  • Ceramic Art & Perception # 67 p.43
  • Ceramics Technical #9 Kiln Research at SCU
  • Ceramic Art & Perception # 40 p.79
  • Periphery # 40-41 Northcoast Art and Craft: A Survey p.11
  • Exhibition Catalogue Departing Spirits publ. by Lismore Regional Art Gallery

 

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