Biography

1974

Diploma of Teaching – Primary, State College of Victoria, Burwood

1980

Bachelor of Arts – Ceramics, Bendigo College of Advanced Education

2000

Master of Arts – Research, R.M.I.T. University, Melbourne

Currently lives and works in Melbourne

Exhibitions

2007

Curious Forms – selected works from the Latrobe University and City of Banyule Art Collection, Latrobe University Art Gallery

2006

  • Ephemeral Lake - collaboratiive work with Mark Stoner
  • The Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne, Victoria

2005

Ware & Tear – Hillgrove Gallery, Castlemaine

2004

  • Visual Arts/Crafts Board of the Australia Council Research Grant
  • commence working on commission, in collaboration with Mark Stoner, for The Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne

2003

Palimpsest #5 - Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, Vic

2001

  • Palimpsest #4 - Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, Vic
  • Cheongju International Craft Biennale, South Korea

2000

Tracks and Traces - Span Galleries, Melbourne

1999

Residuum - Faculty Gallery R.M.I.T. University, Melbourne

1995

Useful Objects and Real Things - Arts Access Gallery, Melbourne

1991

Sidney Myer Fund Ceramics Award - Shepparton Art Gallery

1990

  • Australian Crafts - Meat Market Craft Centre
  • National Ceramics Award - Canberra School of Art
  • Alice Craft Acquisition Award – Alice Springs
  • Bone China - Distelfink, Melbourne

1989

  • 2nd International Ceramics Competition ’89 - Mino, Japan
  • Decade - Meat Market Craft Centre

1988

  • Art Craft ’88 - Bicentennial National Exhibition, Melbourne
  • Porcelain and Fine Bone China - Distelfink, Melbourne
  • An Australian Tea Party ’88 - Beaver Galleries, Canberra
  • Back to the Future - Victorian Travelling Exhibition

1987

  • Bone China – Beaver Galleries, Canberra
  • Melbourne Tourism Authority Exhibition - Osaka, Japan
  • Australian Crafts – Meat Market Craft Centre
  • Eltham Art Award
  • National Craft Acquisition Award - Darwin

1986

  • Survey 11 – Devise Gallery, South Melbourne
  • Australian Crafts – Meat Market craft Centre
  • National Ceramics Symposium Exhibition - Canberra School of Art
  • Diamond Valley Art Award - Victoria

1985

  • Collectors Porcelain - Distelfink, Victoria
  • Ceramics Expo - Ballarat Art Gallery

1984

  • Edwina Kearney - Devise Gallery, South Melbourne
  • Australian Crafts – Meat Market Craft Centre

1983

Regional Review – Meat Market Craft Centre

1982

Edwina Kearney & Maria VanderGragt - Blackwood Street Gallery, Melbourne

Public Collections

  • Araluen Arts Centre
  • Ballarat Art Gallery
  • Maebata Nursing School, Tajimi City, Japan
  • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
  • Myer Foundation Collection
  • Shepparton Art Gallery
  • Shire of Diamond Valley
  • Swan Hill Art Gallery
  • Victorian State Craft Collection

Publications

  • The Age, Wilting under pressure…how the drought is changing the shape and look of the garden state, News 17 January 2007
  • Floreo 14, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Australia, Spring 2006 p8
  • Landscape architecture, A New Formalism, p38-44, Catherine Bull, August 2006
  • Gardening Australia, Native Oasis , p24-27, John Patrick, June 2006
  • The Weekend Australian, Red centre the heart of true-blue garden, M Davis, p11, May 27–28 2006
  • The Age, Theatrical garden offers taste of our own terrain , Norman Day, p16, July 24 2006
  • The Sunday Herald, Crafty Devils, p36, Anna Griffiths, 8 April 1990
  • Craft/Arts vol.12, Pristine Clay. p73-74, L, Anderson, 1988
  • The Canberra Times, China Objects A Delight, p14, M. Hinchcliffe,
    8 May 1987
  • Pottery in Australia No.29 p46, January 1991
  • Craft Victoria, June 1987
  • The Age Weekender p3, 8 May 1985

Relevant Professional Activities

  • 2004 Visual Arts/Crafts Board of the Australia Council
  • - Research Grant
  • - travel to Western Australia to trace an ancient palaeo river system, now visible in the form of a chain of salt lakes
  • 2001 Cheongju International Craft Biennale, South Korea
  • - Special Selected Work
  • 1989 2nd International Ceramics Competition ’89 Mino, Japan
  • - Honorable Mention
  • 1986 National Ceramics Symposium, Canberra School of Art
  • 1984 Crafts Board of the Australia Council
  • - Overseas Study /Travel Grant
  • - Research of bone china and porcelain in France and the UK

Educational Appointments

  • 1999–2002 R.M.I.T University - Department of Fine Art - Ceramics
  • 1993–1997 University of Melbourne - Victorian College of the Arts
  • School of Art - Department of Ceramics
  • 1990–1992 Monash University - School of Art and Design - Ceramic Design
  • 1987–1988 Chisholm Institute of Technology - School of Art and Design