Mr Andrew Lavery

BA(Hons) MVA (Monash) GradCertEdStud (Higher Education)(Sydney)
Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching
Senior Lecturer

N01P - Sydney College Of The Arts - Rozelle - (Kirkbride)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 1077
Fax +61 2 9351 1199

Website Artist website
New Materialism Research Cluster
New Materialism blog

Biographical details

Andrew Lavery is an artist who works with glass and other media, with specific interests sculpture, installation and the handmade in hybrid practice. Lavery’s artistic practise began at Monash University, Melbourne, where he graduated with Honours and Masters degrees. He went on to study Higher Education and is currently a PHD candidate at The University of Sydney.

Lavery’s exhibition profile spans sixteen years and he has established a significant national and international profile through four solo exhibitions and inclusion in thirty-one group exhibitions.
Andrew’s unique contribution to Australian visual culture has been acknowledged through funding bodies and by curators through invitations to exhibit or acquire his work for collections.

Andrew has travelled widely to develop his artistic practise and has received two Australia Council grants that have taken him to both Venice, Italy to research ‘Masaccio’ (hot-sculpting) glass techniques and to New York, USA to research hybrid uses of glass in contemporary art at the Corning Museum’s Rakow Research Library.

Andrew’s interest in glass in contemporary art led him to chair an international conference addressing this theme. Andrew secured a total of thirty seven thousand dollars from the Australia Council and The Ian Potter Foundation to bring out relevant international artists and academics. Over two-hundred delegates attended the ‘Peripheral Vision’ conference in 2011.

Over the past five years Lavery has worked in senior management as Director of the Bachelor of Visual Art, Head of Contemporary Art, Honours Coordinator and is currently the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching at SCA. He has been instrumental in curriculum renewal of the BVA and Honours degrees.

Research interests

Lavery’s PHD research is intricately connected the materialist theories of Karl Marx, Henri Lefebvre and Walter Benjamin, particularly in relation capitalism and its affect on everyday life, the growth and/or decay of urban form; and the stratification or displacement of social groups. These theories are married up with the work and focus on entropy in the work of Robert Smithson, Gordon Matta Clark and contemporary artists such as Lara Almarcegui. Andrew’s paper raises questions around the enduring nature of land art and the essence of matter in its delivery of truths about progress, capitalism and socio-political change.

Andrew leads SCA New Materialism in Contemporary Art research cluster, with key focus areas in the anthropocene, materials and matter, non-human agencies, multispecies aesthetics, geo-politics and the socio-political agencies of things.

http://sydney.edu.au/sca/research/new-materialisms/index.shtml
https://newmaterialismincontemporaryart.wordpress.com/

Teaching and supervision

Andrew is strongly committed to research-enriched and student focused learning within the art school context. He aims to create speculative artists who manage their own deep learning with growing independence. Crucial attributes of Andrew’s curriculum are projects and learning tools that encourage experimentation and self-directed research. Over the past thirteen years, Andrew has systematically evaluated and updated his reflective teaching practise. His ongoing commitment to teaching brings together student evaluation data and feedback, relevant higher education theory and focused peer to peer interaction around teaching practice. Lavery is a member of the University’s assessment scholars network and Chair of the faculty’s Learning and Teaching Committee. Andrew wrote SCA’s popular suite of elective units in glass as a component of the renewed BVA curriculum. He has been a visiting lecturer at the Australian National University, Monash University and Alfred University, New York, USA.


MFA Supervisions

Cobi Cockburn, MFA, In the Vicinity of White.
Morgan Shimeld, MFA, Primary Structures: Contemporary Sculpture.
Ernerst Salerno, MFA, Corporeal Mortality in Occupied Space and the Continuum of the Mind in Perpetuity.


Kayo Yokoyama, MFA, Homeland: recognition of identity through process, cultural patterns and motifs.

Current projects

Andrew will present a paper titled: Mining matter: Materialist methodologies in the land art of Robert Smithson and Lara Almarcegui at VI Annual Conference on New Materialisms, Victoria College of the Arts, Melbourne.

Andrew is also working on a curated exhibition titled Future Stratigraphy. The exhibition focuses on the geological strata of human occupation and includes workshops and talks by local and international artists and academics.

Associations

Member of the Pilchuck International Advisory Council

Ausglass Member

POPCAANZ, Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand

Awards and honours

2011 Ian Potter Foundation: Conference grant
2011 Australia Council for the Arts, Presentation and Promotion grant
2010 Small TEIS Grant
2008 NAVA (National Association of Visual Artists) Marketing Grant

2007 Australia Council for the Arts, New Work grant

2003 Australia Council for the Arts: Skills and Development Grant

2002 Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship, Washington, USA

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected publications & creative works

  • Field Recording: Marrickville

    Field Recording: Marrickville (2013)

  • Fabric | 1. Tableau vivant 2. Disparate colonies 3. Fiscal displacement 4. Robust fabric

    Fabric | 1. Tableau vivant 2. Disparate colonies 3. Fiscal displacement 4. Robust fabric (2011)

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Journals

  • Lavery, A. (2006). World Glass. Object, 51(Dec 06 - Mar 07), 39-41.

Visual Art

  • Lavery, A. (2014). Why should we pay for your harbour views?. In: New Materialism. SCA Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Lavery, A. (2013). Field Recording: Marrickville. In: Critical Thinking: Research + Art + Culture. Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Lavery, A. (2013). Liquid Mandala. In: Ten Squared. Canberra Glassworks, Canberra, Australia.
  • Lavery, A. (2013). Liquid Mandala. In: Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2013. Willoughby City Council. Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby and The Concourse, Chatswood, Sydney, Australia.
  • Lavery, A. (2011). 1. Tableau vivant 2. Disparate colonies 3. Fiscal displacement 4. Robust fabric. In: Fabric. Artereal, Sydney, Australia.
  • Borgelt, M., Lavery, A. (2011). 1. Tsukimi Worlds: Nos. 1 - 15. In: Marion Borgelt: Heartbeat. Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Lavery, A. (2009). 1. Dragster. In: Cats & Dogs. Masterworks Gallery, New Zealand. Masterworks, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Lavery, A. (2009). 1. idealized ride 2008-9 2. downhill accessory 2009 3. specular reflection 2008-9 4. Gathering of King Browns 2007-9. In: Emerald City. Artereal, Sydney, Australia.
  • Lavery, A. (2008). Brewing the Harbour City. In: Shaping Perspectives. Horus & Deloris Contemporary Art Space, Sydney, Australia.
  • Lavery, A. (2007). 1. Perception Protracted 2. Perception Protracted #1 3.Perception Protracted #2 4. Dreamride 5. Rail box. In: Another Day. Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Lavery, A. (2007). Coat of Arms. In: Another Day. Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Lavery, A. (2007). Mick and Shane. In: Another Day. Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Lavery, A. (2004). 1. Kakete 2. Takete 3. Kiki 4. Bouba. In: Skyline. Object Gallery, Surry Hills, Australia.
  • Lavery, A. (2002). 1. Aquamarine Skyline 2. Emerald Skyline 3. Scarlet Skyline 4. Smoky Grey Skyline 5. Smoky Skyline. In: Australian Craft and Design Showcase. Glen Eira City Council. Glen Eira City Gallery, Caulfield, Australia.

Textual Creative Works

  • Lavery, A. (2011). Peripheral Vision: The 15th Biennial Ausglass Conference, Sydney, 20-23 January, 2011. Craft Arts International, No 82, (pp. 104 - 105). Sydney, Australia: Craft Arts International Pty. Ltd..

Exhibitions / Events

  • Lavery, A., Robson, K. (2011). Refraction. Sydney, Australia: Gaffa.

2014

  • Lavery, A. (2014). Why should we pay for your harbour views?. In: New Materialism. SCA Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

2013

  • Lavery, A. (2013). Field Recording: Marrickville. In: Critical Thinking: Research + Art + Culture. Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Lavery, A. (2013). Liquid Mandala. In: Ten Squared. Canberra Glassworks, Canberra, Australia.
  • Lavery, A. (2013). Liquid Mandala. In: Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2013. Willoughby City Council. Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby and The Concourse, Chatswood, Sydney, Australia.

2011

  • Lavery, A. (2011). 1. Tableau vivant 2. Disparate colonies 3. Fiscal displacement 4. Robust fabric. In: Fabric. Artereal, Sydney, Australia.
  • Borgelt, M., Lavery, A. (2011). 1. Tsukimi Worlds: Nos. 1 - 15. In: Marion Borgelt: Heartbeat. Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Lavery, A. (2011). Peripheral Vision: The 15th Biennial Ausglass Conference, Sydney, 20-23 January, 2011. Craft Arts International, No 82, (pp. 104 - 105). Sydney, Australia: Craft Arts International Pty. Ltd..
  • Lavery, A., Robson, K. (2011). Refraction. Sydney, Australia: Gaffa.

2009

  • Lavery, A. (2009). 1. Dragster. In: Cats & Dogs. Masterworks Gallery, New Zealand. Masterworks, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Lavery, A. (2009). 1. idealized ride 2008-9 2. downhill accessory 2009 3. specular reflection 2008-9 4. Gathering of King Browns 2007-9. In: Emerald City. Artereal, Sydney, Australia.

2008

  • Lavery, A. (2008). Brewing the Harbour City. In: Shaping Perspectives. Horus & Deloris Contemporary Art Space, Sydney, Australia.

2007

  • Lavery, A. (2007). 1. Perception Protracted 2. Perception Protracted #1 3.Perception Protracted #2 4. Dreamride 5. Rail box. In: Another Day. Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Lavery, A. (2007). Coat of Arms. In: Another Day. Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Lavery, A. (2007). Mick and Shane. In: Another Day. Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

2006

  • Lavery, A. (2006). World Glass. Object, 51(Dec 06 - Mar 07), 39-41.

2004

  • Lavery, A. (2004). 1. Kakete 2. Takete 3. Kiki 4. Bouba. In: Skyline. Object Gallery, Surry Hills, Australia.

2002

  • Lavery, A. (2002). 1. Aquamarine Skyline 2. Emerald Skyline 3. Scarlet Skyline 4. Smoky Grey Skyline 5. Smoky Skyline. In: Australian Craft and Design Showcase. Glen Eira City Council. Glen Eira City Gallery, Caulfield, Australia.

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