BA(Hons) MVA Monash, GradCertEdStud (Higher Education)
|Current role/s:||Studio Chair, Glass
In an exhibition profile that spans 14 years, Lavery has developed a significant national and international profile. He is an active contributor to the discipline who regularly works and collaborates with artists and designers. Lavery’s unique contribution to the arts has been acknowledged by funding bodies, curators, galleries and institutions and through acquisitions of his work for public and private collections including Art Bank and The National Art Glass Collection. His work has been included in several important books and numerous publications nationally and internationally.
He is a Director of Ausglass (Australian Association of Glass Artists) and Chairman of the Organising Committee for the 2011 Ausglass Conference to be held in Sydney, titled Peripheral Vision
Lavery’s recent work examines the colourful and banal elements of culture in large cities, using an array of assembled objects in glass and other media to produce sculptural works and installations. Themes explored include a glass skateboard that highlights the ironic failure of the materially driven stereotype in our pursuit to own the ultimate object; and a group of bottles providing caricatures of a range of urban stereotypes and their jarring relationships.
Emerald City, Artereal Gallery, Sydney, 2009
RBS emerging Artist Award, 2009
Pilot Light, Canberra Glass Works, Canberra, 2008
Another Day, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, 2007
City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, 2007
A Glimpse from Australia, Chappell Gallery, New York, 2006
M Generation, Kirra Gallery, Melbourne, 2006
Mindmaps, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, 2005
25 Years of Monash Glass, Monash Faculty Gallery, Melbourne, 2005
Less is More, More is a Bore, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane, 2002
'World Glass', Object Magazine, 2006
Ernerst Salerno, MFA, 'Corporeal Mortality in Occupied Space and the Continuum of the Mind in Perpetuity.'
Kayo Yokoyama, MFA
Awards & Grants
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, Advanced Venetian-style glassblowing with Andrea Zilio
Ausglass: Australian Association of Glass Artists, Director and Conference Chair
NAVA: National Association of Visual Artists
GAS: Glass Art Society
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