Alistair Whyte's CV

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Education

1972             Completed Secondary studies at Geelong College Geelong

1973-75        Bendigo Institute of Technology, Diploma Ceramic Design

1978-80        Kyoto University of Arts, Japan, Post Graduate Studies in Ceramics

1979             Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Japanese Monbusho Scholarship

1981-82        Katsuno Hirokuni Workshop, (Master Porcelain Potter) Kyoto, Deshi (disciple)

1989             Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education, Graduate Diploma of Education

1993             Monash University, Post Graduate Diploma - Applied Japanese Linguistics

  1.            Monash University, Masters Degree - Applied Japanese Linguistics

2010             Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

 

Group exhibitions

 

1980   Matsuya Department Store, Tokyo, Japan

 

1981   Gallery Washio, Tokyo, Japan

 

1983   "Potters Cottage Prize Show", Warrandyte, Victoria

 

1984   Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne

          The Craft Centre, Toorak, Melbourne

          Australian Craftworks, the Rocks, Sydney

 

1985   Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne

          Form and Function Exhibition, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

          Hargraves Street Gallery, Castlemaine, Victoria

 

1986   The Potters Society Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney  

          Castlemaine Art Gallery - Ceramic Acquisition Award Exhibition

 

1987   Two Man Show, "The Japanese Connection", Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne

          Paint Spot Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria

          Potter's Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

          Form and Function 2, "The Bowl" at the Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

 

1988   The Potter's Gallery - Brisbane, QLD

          The Potters Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

          Beaver Gallery, Canberra

          Back to the Future, Travelling Exhibition, Victoria Arts Craft '88

          Bicentennial Exhibition Expo 88, QLD

          Diamond Valley Artists Award Exhibition, Victoria

          Victorian Ceramic Group, Exhibition, Melbourne

          Arts and Crafts Society Exhibition, Melbourne

 

1989   Form and Function 3, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

          Etherling's of Malmsbury, Exhibition

          Victoria Ceramic Group Exhibition - AMP Building, Melbourne

          "Precious Little" (porcelain boxes) Exhibition

          Victorian Ceramic Group, Melbourne

          Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, New Zealand

 

1990   Teapot Show "Going Potty", Distelfink Gallery, Hawthorn, Melbourne

          Australian Crafts 1990, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

          Tea for Two Exhibition, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

          Alice 125 Exhibition, Curated by Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne

          Teapots and One Off Teacups, Victoria Ceramic Group, Melbourne

 

1991   Potters Gallery QLD, "To A Smaller Scale" and "Teapots"

          Winter Exhibition, Grey Street Gallery,  Hamilton,  Victoria

 

1992   Winterfest Exhibition, Warburton, Vic

          Group Show. Gallery "Artefact", Chapel Street, Melbourne

 

1993   Teapot Exhibition, Distelfink Gallery, Hawthorn, Melbourne

          Porcelain Exhibition, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

          Teaset Exhibition, Customs House Gallery, Warrnambool, Vic

          National Ceramic Teapot Award, L'Unique Gallery, Adelaide, SA

          "Out of the kitchen' Tableware Exhibition, Lismore Art Gallery, NSW

 

1994   THE TEAPOT SHOW.   Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne

The Bowled and the Beautiful, National Bowl Show, THE DOOR Exhibition     Space, Fremantle WA

 

1996   Tea for Two Exhibition of teapots at the China Tea Club, Canberra

          During the 8th National Ceramics Conference

The Madhatter’s Tea party. Framed. The Darwin Gallery

          Melbourne Meat Market Christmas Show

          Melbourne Town Hall Foyer with Textile Artist Heather Beech

 

1998   Ceramics & Glass Circle of Aust. ~ “Willows and Windmills” Travelling           exhibition; Ballarat, Hamilton & Geelong Art Galleries

 

1999   Contempory Australian Porcelain Exhibition, Beaver Galleries Canberra

          Various group shows ~ Perth, during National Ceramic Conference

 

2000   Australian Ceramic Collection - Gallery Ichibankan - Fukuoka, Japan

          National Trust - Dame Nancy Buttfield Award for Decorative Arts Inaugral        Exhibition

 

2001   Bowled Over- exhibition, Freemantle Arts Centre WA

          Porcelain Art into the New Mellennium - Canberra Museum and Gallery

          Lucky Escape - two man exhibition, Wyreena Arts Centre Croydon Vic

          Southern Ice Exhibition, Daimaru Department Store Melbourne

 

2002   “Of This Country” - Darwin Entertainment Centre

Masters exhibition – Skepsi Gallery Melbourne

 

2003   Imperial Porcelain Exhibition - Skepsi Gallery Melbourne

2005   Japanese Consulate General Melbourne

2006   Cudgegong Gallery NSW - Porcelain exhibition based on light

2007 East West Art Gallery – Three person exhibition “Ease Meets West”

(Assorted exhibitions over the next few years)

2013 Manningham Vic Ceramic Art Award Exhibition

2014 ~ 2015   Manningham Vic Ceramic Art Award Exhibition

2015 Skepsi group exhibition Malvern Artist Society

2016 Group show in wood fire at Montsalvat Melbourne

The Cup Collaboration exhibition at Box Hill Arts center galler

 
Solo Exhibitions

 

1980   Gallery Soware, Kyoto, Japan

1982   Gallery Maronie, Kyoto, Japan

          Sturt Workshops, Mittagong, NSW

1983   Potters Society Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

1984   Design 3 Gallery, Melbourne

1985   Rosies Gallery, South Melbourne

1986   The Craft Centre, Toorak, Melbourne

1988   Distelfink Gallery, Hawthorn, Melbourne

          The Potter’s Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

1989   Balmoral Gallery, Geelong

1990   Ciclopii Gallery, Armadale, Melbourne

          Gulf Station, National Trust Property, Yarra Glen, Victoria

1991   Victoria Ceramic Group "Potter of The Month" Exhibition

          Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

1992   Distelfink Gallery, Hawthorn, Melbourne

1997   Distelfink Gallery, High St. Armadale, Melbourne

1998   Bethany Art Gallery SA

2000   Noels Gallery, Mornington Victoria

2001   Southern Ice Exhibition, Daimaru Department Store Melbourne

2003   Japanese Consulate General Melbourne

2005  Steps Gallery – 30 year Exhibition

2006 Cudgegong Gallery NSW - Porcelain exhibition based on light

2007 East West Art Gallery – Three person exhibition “Ease Meets West”

(Assorted exhibitions over the next few years)

2013 Manningham Vic Ceramic Art Award Exhibition

2014 ~ 2015   Manningham Vic Ceramic Art Award Exhibition

2015 Skepsi group exhibition Malvern Artist Society

2016 Group show in wood fire at Montsalvat Melbourne

The Cup Collaboration exhibition at Box Hill Arts center gallery

2018 One man exhibition at Montsulvat (over 40 years of a potter)

2019 Three person group show, Stockyard Gallery Foster

2019 Ceramic exhibition “Vessels” , YAVA gallery Healesville

Grants

 

1979   Kyoto University of Arts, Monbusho Scholarship

1981   Australian Crafts Board Study Grant. - Katsuno Hirokuni Studio, Kyoto.

1983   Australian Crafts Board - Workshop Development Grant.

1998   Arts Victoria, Arts Leaders 2011 Grant

 

Awards

 

1980   Kyoto University of Arts, Tomimoto Prize

 

1983   Potters Cottage Prize, Warrandyte, Melbourne – Commendation

 

1988   Art Craft '88 Exhibition, Melbourne Showgrounds, First Prize

          & Special Prize for Best Exhibit of Ceramic Art Craft '88

 

Represented:

          National Gallery of Victoria

          Hamilton Regional Gallery, Victoria

          Diamond Valley Artists' Collection, Victoria

          Queensland Potters' Society Collection

          Victoria ceramic Group Permanent Collection

          Queen Victoria Museum, Luanceston, Tasmania

          Art gallery of Tasmania, Hobart

 

Publications

1982   Pottery in Australia, Vol/21, No2.

1985   Knottenbelt R, Alistair Whyte, Craft Victoria, July

1990   Jelbart, Mary Lou, Arts & Entertainment Guide, Melbourne Age

          April 26. (Also in Age Nov. 21)

1995   Contemporary Porcelain by Peter Lane, Craftsman House Publishers, Sydney

          Contempory Ceramic Art by Janet Mansfield, Craftsman House Pub.

1997   Ceramics Technical Issue No. 5 “Tools and Toolmaking for Porcelain”.

          Craft Arts International 41

1999   Pottery in Australia Vol 38 No. 3

2000   Ceramics Technical Issue No. 10 “Onglaze Enamel Decoration”

          Pottery in Australia Vol 39 No. 2 “Shibui in the Australian Bush”

          Pottery in Australia Vol 39 No. 4 “Australian Porcelains” & “Techniques and     glazes for porcelain

2001   Ceramics Art and Perception Issue 44 “Katsuno Hirokuni” Man of Diversity

          Pottery in Australia Vol 40 No.4 “Poetry and Clay at Daimaru”

          Australian Ceramics & Pottery Yearbook Vol 3 no.6 - “Inner Beauty” - profile

          Australian Porcelain Decorator. Issue 82 Dec 2001 “An Australian Potter in       Japan”

2002   Ceramics Technical Issue No. 14 “A Mentorship in Porcelain”

Ceramics Art & Perception Issue 50 “No Shy Novice”

Pottery in Australia Vol   41No. 2 “Connie Dridan Obituary”

 

Residencies

1996   Artist in Residence @ St. Anne’s & Gippsland Grammar

          Artist in Residence @ Geelong College during Arts Week

1997   Master class workshop - Crafts Council Darwin

1998   Artist in Residence @ Luther College Croydon 

1999   Invited demonstrator and delagate at EDGE (9th National Ceramic Conference, Perth )

 

Summary of Qualifications and Experience

 

1972 Geelong College.  Completed Secondary School studies.

 

1973-75 Bendigo Institute of Technology.

          Diploma Ceramic Design.

 

1976-78 Experience. - Ceramic studios - various ( in Victoria ).

 

1978-80 Kyoto University of Arts, Japan.  Post Grad. Studies - Ceramics.

 

1979 Osaka University of Foreign Studies.  Monbusho Scholarship.

          (Japanese language studies)

 

1981-82 Katsuno Hirokuni Workshop, (Master Porcelain Potter) Kyoto,

          Japan.  Deshi (disciple)

 

1983   East Warburton.  Set up Workshop.

          Geelong College. Ceramic teacher. (long service leave replacement)

 

1988   Geelong College. Ceramic teacher.  (as before)

 

1989   Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education.

          Graduate Diploma of Education.

 

1993   Monash University.

          Post Graduate Diploma. Applied Japanese Linguistics.

          Monbulk Secondary College. Japanese Teacher.

 

1994   Monash University. Master’s Degree - Applied Japanese      Linguistics.

          Monash University. 1st Year Tutor (six months)

          Upper Yarra Secondary College. Teacher. (Six months)

 

1995   St. Anne's and Gippsland Grammar School.  Sale. Victoria.

          Japanese Teacher   (Years 7 to 12)

          Board of Studies - Oral examiner for VCE Japanese. Victoria.

 

1996   NEIS Training for the Visual and Performing Arts.

          Clarke Carthew & Associates, Melbourne.

         

          Artist in Residence @ St. Anne’s & Gippsland Grammar

          Artist in Residence @ Geelong College during Arts Week

 

 

1997 Master Class Workshop, Craft Council of NT, Darwin

 

1998   Artist in Residence @ Luther College Croydon Vic

 

2007 Artist in Residence @ Yarra Valley Grammar Ringwood Vic

 

2015 Last six years going on a regular basis out to Vanuatu to help set up a

Pottery cottage industry in Labo Village South West Bay Malakula.

Last year built a wood firing kiln!