Curriculum Vitae

TEGAN JANE EMPSON

 

ACADEMIC RECORD

1993–1995

Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia Bachelor of Arts (Art) - Majoring in Clay and Glass

2005

University of South Australia Adelaide, South Australia, BVA Honours –

Glass Specialization (1st Class) South Australian School Of Art

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1999–present 

Glass Designer/Maker Adelaide, South Australia, Self Employed

2015, 2016

Studio 3 tenant, JamFactory, Adelaide South Australia

February 2015

Ausglass Conference "States of Illumination" attendee, Adelaide, South Australia

October 2013 

Karen Willenbrink–Johnsen & Jasen Johnsen Workshop JamFactory – Adelaide, South

Australia, five day workshop

2006 to 2012 

Studio Assistant - Nick Mount, Adelaide, South Australia

September 2011 

Boyd Suguki & Lisa Zerkowitz Workshop JamFactory – Adelaide, South Australia, five day

workshop

Nov 5-7 2010 

Attended SOFA - Sculptural Objects and Functional Art –Chicago, United States

2009–2012

Gate 8 Studio Tennant, Thebarton, South Australia

January 25-27 2008

Ausglass Conference 'open house'– attendee, Canberra, ACT

Studio Assistant - Nick Mount, Adelaide, South Australia

Oct 16-20 2006

Master Workshop – Lino Tagliapietra, assisted by Nancy Cullen, John Kiley and Dave Walters

JamFactory – Adelaide, South Australia, Glass Blowing demonstration workshop

May 2-6 2005

Dick Marquis and Nick Mount – Demonstration Workshop, Technical Assistant

University of South Australia Glass Studio, Adelaide, South Australia

May 5-9 2005

Glass Art Society's 35th Annual Conference – attendee, Adelaide, South Australia

Apr 25-29 2005

Bullseye Workshop – Scott Chaseling, JamFactory – Adelaide, South Australia, Five day workshop

Mar-July 2004

Self Funded Studio/Cultural tour of Western Europe - promotion and research towards new work

Sept 2002

Long Weekend of Glass – Dante Marioni and Janusz Pozniac,

JamFactory – Adelaide, South Australia, Three day demonstration workshop

2001

Workshop - Hiroshi Yamano, JamFactory - Adelaide, South Australia, Demonstation workshop

1999–2001

Production Manager, JamFactory Glass Studio – Adelaide, South Australia, Various short term roles

1999–2000

Studio Tenant, JamFactory –Adelaide, South Australia      

1999

Demonstration Workshop, Ruth King and Katherine Gray, JamFactory – Adelaide, South Australia, Two day workshop

1999

Workshop – Yoshihiko Tackahashi, JamFactory – Adelaide, South Australia, Three day workshop

1997–1998

JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide, South Australia, Associate Designer - Glass Studio

Aug–Dec 1996

Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Clay and Glass Dept. Visiting Teaching Fellow 

8–12 Apr 1996

Master Workshop – Lino Tagliapietra, assisted by Dante Marioni and Ben Edols,

JamFactory – Adelaide, South Australia, Glass Blowing demonstration workshop

 

COLLECTIONS

May 2010

Private Collection of Elizabeth Malone, UK, Australia

Dec 2007

Private Collection of Sir Elton John, UK, USA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

October 2015

Art Images Gallery, Norwood, South Australia

October 2009

Idol Moments – Gallery Two JamFactory Adelaide, South Australia

September 2008

Art Images Gallery, Norwood, South Australia

November 2005

Atrium Space, JamFactory – Adelaide, South Australia

October 2003

Purple Space, JamFactory – Adelaide, South Australia

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

May 2014 

Art Shanghai represented by Guildhouse. Shanghai, China

November 2013             

…Eyes On Design (Feast Festival 2013), JamFactory Craft and Design, Adelaide, South Australia

April – June 2013 

Hall of Flame – Adelaide Convention Centre, part of JamFactory 40 Year celebration

October 2012

SA Glass Survey – Worth Gallery at Fisher Jeffries Adelaide, South Australia

July 2012

Transparency – Gallery One - JamFactory, Adelaide, South Australia

August 2011

Auckland Art Fair – represented by Masterworks Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

May 2011

INTER_PLAY design/art in Asia Pacific represented by SGAR Gallery at

Chan Hampe Galleries, Raffles Hotel, Singapore

December 2010

Now: pop culture in contemporary craft – Masterworks Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand

2009, 2010

Tom Malone Glass Prize Finalist – Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia

2009, 2010

SOFA - Sculptural Objects and Functional Art – represented by Kirra Gallery, Chicago, United States

2009

Southern Lights –Kirra Gallery Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria

2007, 2008

Art London – represented by Raglan Gallery, Chelsea, United Kingdom

2007

20th Anniversary Exhibition Gunyulgup Galleries - celebrating 1987-2007, Yallingup, Western Australia

2006, 2008

Ranamok Glass Prize Finalist, Touring Exhibition, Including: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane 

2006

Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, Drill Hall, Torrens Parade Ground, Adelaide, South Australia

2005

Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia

2002

Icon, Liquid Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia

2001

DIVAS, Despard Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

2001

Elemental, GADFLY Gallery, Dalkeith, Western Australia

2000

Contemporary Art Glass by South Australian Glass Artists, Despard Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

2000

Vessel, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, Western Australia

1998

RFC Glass Prize, Travelling Exhibition, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane

 

GRANTS/AWARDS/COMMISSIONS

Jan 2010

Arts SA Project Grant To: Research and develop new sculptural works in glass, Adelaide, South Australia

May/June 2008

LARP Local Artist Residency Programme, JamFactory – Adelaide, South Australia

May 2006

ABC Local Radio Awards, Trophy Design, Adelaide, South Australia

April 2005

Bullseye Scholarship ($1000), to attend Scott Chaseling Workshop, JamFactory –Adelaide, South Australia

2001

Craftsouth, Small Grant Scheme, Adelaide, South Australia

1997

Tasting Australia - World Food Media Awards, Trophy Design

 

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