Nick Wirdnam


1990               BA in Ceramic Design, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia


2009               Canberra Glassworks Residency (July - August)

1989-2007      Coordinator and Lecturer, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

2003               Instructor, Pilchuck Glass School, WA
                       Pilchuck Glass School, Selected participant in William Morris, Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen, Randy Walker workshop
2002               Northlands Scotland Residency. (September-November)
1995-97          Ausglass, President, Victoria, Australia
1992               Factory Craft & Design Centre, Adelaide, S.A.
1991               Anderson University, Visiting Lecturer, Anderson, IN
1988-89          Chisholm Institute of Technology, Lecturer, Melbourne, Australia
                       Meat Market Craft Centre, Hot Glass Advisory Panel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1983-88          Chisholm Institute of Technology, Senior Tutor, Melbourne, Australia
1975               Operated One Man Studio, Jersey, Channel Islands
1975-83          Isle of Wight Studio Glass. Founder member



2012               Small Works, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, Australia

                       Alphabet, group show, curated Mel George, Craft ACT, Canberra, Australia

                       Belief, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2011               SOFA  Chicago, represented Beaver Galleries

                       Waterhouse Art Prize Finalist (2nd Prize) Sculpture Object.

                       Art Gallery of South 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, Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA

                       Portraits of Life, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, Australia

2006               SOFA, William Traver Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

2005               International Glass Exhibition, The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR

                       Refined Portraits, Wiliam Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
                       oZmosis, Contemporary Australian Glass, Singapore
2004               Pilchuck 20, Stewart Gallery, Boise, ID
                       Portraits of Life, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA
2003               Hot Glass 2003, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia        
2002               Northlands Residency Exhibition, Caithness, Scotland        
                       Dialogue, Quadrivium, Sydney, Australia
                       Ecstacy, Australian Contemporary Glass, Quadrivium, Sydney, Australia
2001               Vessels of the Victorious, Makers Mark, Melbourne, Australia        
                       Cheongju-International Craft Bieannale, Korea
                       Linkage, Kirra, Australia, featured artist
                       Glass Art in Australia, A Survey Exhibition of Quadrivium's Leading Glass Artists, Australia
                       Lust, Australian Contemporary Glass, Quadrivium, Sydney, Australia
                       The Cutting Edge, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia
                       Ausglass Members Show, Faculty Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia        
2000               Cutting Edge, Traveling Exhibition, Brisbane City Gallery, Australia;
                       Object Gallery, Sydney, Australia; Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany
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 - Selected Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia
                       Ausglass Members Show, Selected Exhibition, Adelaide S. A., Australia
                       Nijima Art Glass Festival Nijima Japan
1993               A.C.I. Glass Exhibition, Meat Market Craft Centre, Australia
1992               Victorian Tableware, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne, Australia    
                       1000 Goblets, Nakama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


National Gallery Australia, Canberra, Australia

Shanghai Museum of Glass, China

Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Glass Museum, Niijima, Japan
National Gallery Australia, Canberra, Australia
Northlands Creative Glass collection, Lybster, Scottland
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
National Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales



2013               Tom Malone Glass Prize finalist, Western Australia Art Gallery

2012               Ranamok Glass Prize finalist, Canberra, Australia

2011               Ranamok Glass Prize finalist, Canberra, Australia

                       Tom Malone Glass Prize finalist. Australia
2004               Ranamok Glass Prize Finalist, Canberra, Australia
2002               Ranamok Glass Prize Finalist, Australia/USA
2000               RFC Glass Prize Finalist, Australia
1998               Pilchuck Scholarship Dino Rosin, Hot Sculpting Glass, Stanwood, WA
1997               Nominee, Saxe Award, Pilchuck Glass School, WA


2003               Pilchuck Glass School, Instructor, Stanwood, WA
1993-2003      Monash University, Glass Studies Subject Coordinator for Undergraduate, Post Graduate Honors & MA, Australia
1999               Pilchuck Glass School, Teaching Assistant for Ferdinand Theriot, Stanwood, WA
1997               Pilchuck Glass School, Session 5 Teaching Assistant, Stanwood, WA
1995               David Hopper, Teaching Assistant, USA
1994               David Hopper Workshop, Teaching Assistant, M.M.C.C.  Melbourne, Australia
                       Rich Royal Workshop, Teaching Assistant, M.M.C.C. Melbourne, Australia

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