Mr Andrew Lavery

BA(Hons) MVA (Monash) GradCertEdStud (Higher Education)(Sydney)
Head of Department, Contemporary Art
Senior Lecturer

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

Telephone +61 2 9351 1077
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Biographical details

Andrew Lavery was born and raised in Melbourne, Victoria. He has been a practising artist for 12 years and has exhibited widely in Australia abroad. Lavery has evolved as a conceptual multi-disciplinary artist with specific interests sculpture, installation and the handmade object in hybrid practice.


Lavery has been the recipient of two Australia Council grants that have taken him to Venice, Italy to research ‘massiccio’ glass techniques and New York, USA to research hybrid uses of glass at the Corning Museum’s Rakow Research Library.


Andrew’s work is recognised in major publications such as Australian Glass Today. His work is included public and private collections, including Art Bank, The National Art Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery and Coca Cola Amatil.


Alongside his artistic practice, Lavery regularly collaborates with and creates work for major Australian artists including, Hany Armanious, Janet Laurence and Marion Borgelt.

Research interests

Lavery has maintained a long-standing interest in exploring social issues through his art practice; in particular, notions of commodity and the relationship of banality and suburban desire. His recent works are a form of archaeological barometer, implying layers of occupation by different social groups and their connection to the cultural and interpersonal fabric of urban life.

Lavery’s PHD research investigates the socio-critical role contemporary art plays in urban transformation in Australian post-industrial areas and working class suburbs. It maps the tenuous relationship between art, commodity culture and capitalism and theorises the agency of contemporary art in relation to the conflicts brought about by gentrification.

Lavery leads SCA’s Research Hotspot titled, The Handmade Object. The research group investigates and engages with making in the context of contemporary innovation, the current rapid amplification of craft-based fabrication, non-industrial-scale and handmade processes in the production and distribution of contemporary art.

Teaching and supervision

Runming Li, MFA

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.’

Associations

Member of the Pilchuck International Advisory Council

Awards and honours

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, 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. (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 2. downhill accessory 3. specular reflection 4. Gathering of King Browns. 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.

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 2. downhill accessory 3. specular reflection 4. Gathering of King Browns. 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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