VICTORIA HOWLETT - Curriculum Vitae (Condensed & Selected, March 2018)


Qualifications (selected):

2014   PhD, Monash University In Pursuit of Desirelines: A Woman in the Landscape

2002   Master of Fine Arts (Painting) RMIT 

1994   Bachelor of Fine Art, Painting, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University

1969   TTTC, Toorak Teachers College

1965   Diploma of Art - Ceramics, RMIT


Solo Exhibitions (over 40) including:

MADA Gallery, Monash University; Stephen McLaughlan Gallery; Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne; Craft Victoria Gallery, Melbourne; Craft Centre, Sydney; George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne; Clement Meadmore Gallery, Melbourne; Narek Gallery, Canberra; Potters’ Gallery, Sydney; Old Bakery Gallery, Sydney; Blackfriars Gallery, Sydney; Capricorn Gallery, Melbourne; Wiregrass Eltham Gallery; Rosie’s; Imago Gallery; Aladdin Gallery, Sydney; National Ceramic Conferences, Adelaide & Melbourne; Elmswood Gallery, Adelaide; Ralph Martin Gallery, Queensland; Monash University Greenhouse Gallery; Mornington Print Gallery; The Ruffy Store, Victoria; City Library Journal Space, Melbourne; Akuna Studio; 2014 opening of TORS Gallery, Marengo, 3233; Metropolis Gallery; The Wall, Gallery Langford; Provisions, Melbourne; River Restaurant; Kuni’s Restaurant, Melbourne; Reflections Gallery; Rosies, Albert Park

Juried, Curated & Group Exhibitions (approx 250) including:

Corangamarah Art Prize, RRTAG (WINNER); Southbank London; Faenza, Italy; Osaka, Japan; National Gallery Beijing; Fletcher Challenge Award, New Zealand; Malaysia; AETA, ASEAN, USA Australian Travelling Exhibition; Alice Springs; International Women Artists Association of Australia; Metropolis Gallery, Geelong; Post Graduate Colloquium, Monash University; Arts Inc. Gallery, Apollo Bay; High Court, Canberra; Colin and Cecily Rigg Award; National Gallery of Victoria; Australia Council; RMIT Faculty Gallery, University of Melbourne; Australian Contemporary Arts Fair (ACAF); Forty Five Downstairs; The Art Vault, Mildura; Distelfink; Skepsi; Regional Galleries in Wollongong, Sale, Bathurst, Mornington,  Latrobe Valley Arts Centre, Adelaide, Newcastle, Ballarat, Castlemaine, Mildura, Manly; Smorgan Steel Contemporary Art Prize, Shell Contemporary Art Prize (WINNER); Jewish Museum of Australia; The Jam Factory, Adelaide; Mark Widdup Gallery, Newcastle; Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne Teachers College; Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne; Women’s Gallery; Profile Gallery; National Ceramic Conference; Caulfield City Arts Centre; Prahran Gallery; Montsalvat; Capricorn Gallery; The Wall, Gallery Langford; Metroopolis Gallery, Geelong; Manningham Gallery, Melbourne; Melbourne City Library; Con Barro 3. Revista Internacional de Arte 2000, Spain. Art & Ecology

Collections (condensed):

National Gallery of Victoria; National Gallery, Canberra; Art Gallery of South Australia; Art Gallery of Western Australia; Powerhouse Museum of Applied Art and Sciences, Sydney; Manly Art Gallery, Sydney; Parliament House, Canberra; Art Bank; Australian Embassy, Iran; State Craft Collection; Art Bank; Department of Agriculture; Newcastle Art Gallery; Ballarat Fine Art Gallery; Shepparton Art Gallery; Castlemaine Art gallery; Bathurst Regional Gallery; Bendigo Art Gallery; Crafts Council of Australia; Victorian Ministry for the Arts; Arts Access; New England Regional Art Museum; Latrobe Valley Arts Centre; Geelong Art Gallery; University of Melbourne; Institute of Early Childhgood Development; Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education; Ceramics Victoria; Mayfair Collection; Williamstown Council Collection; Caulfield City Council; Diamond Valley Shire CollectionWilliamstown Council; Latrobe University Museum of Art, Melbourne;  A.S.E.A.N. Collection; Arts Access;  Various private collections. Colac Aged Care Facility

Grants & Awards (condensed):

Corangamara Art Prize 2017, Australia Council Grant, Arts Victoria Grant X 2, Shell Contemporary Art Award , Mayfair Award, Potters’ Cottage Award, Diamond Valley Award, State Exhibition Award; John Storey Memorial Award; HDR Monash University Travel Grant; Caulfield City Award; Commonwealth Scholarship University of Melbourne

Residencies, Workshops & Papers (condensed):

The smoke Fire Project Yungngora Community, Noonkanbah, WA; Soeul University, Korea. Paper. ‘Visual Imagery in the Art of Australian Aboriginal Urban and Desert Artists, in Response to Colonisation and Subsequent Oppression’ ‘People’s Art. International Symposium 2008’; Jaiotong University, Beijing, China. Paper.‘ Landscape in Indigenous and Non Indigenous Australian Painting’  Bundanon Residency, University of North Carolina workshops; Crafts Board, 'Emerging Craftsmen'; Design & Use of Natural Materials in Ceramics, Crafts Council of Tasmania, Hobart

Research Field Trips:

Noonkanbah, WA The Smoke Fire Project; Prato, Italy, Great South West coastal camps; Murray Sunset National Park; Broome; Campbell’s Cove; Ellerslie; Cape Conran; Mutawintji, N.S.W.; Silverton, N.S.W.; 'Kelso', Wentworth, N.S.W.; Bundanon, Shoalhaven River, N.S.W.; Granaola,Tuscany, Italy; Lake Mungo, N.S.W.; Kakadu, N.T.; Flinders Ranges, South Australia; Aboriginal art communities: Papunya, Yuendumu, Lajamanu, Kintore, Mt Liebig

Teaching Positions (condensed):

RMIT; Victoria College of the Arts; University of Melbourne; Prahran College of Advanced Education; Australian Academy of Design; Phillip Institute; USA, lecture tour Using Australian natural materials in glaze technology; Eltham, London; Private Studio Classes, Mentoring & Tutoring

Commissions, Videos, Reviews, Citations, Advisory Panels etc:

List on application, please email me