Curriculum Vitae

email: ashley.bird@utas.edu.au

 

Education

2013 Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (Visual Art), University of Tasmania, Tasmanian College of the Arts.

2014- Bachelor of Contemporary Arts with Honours (First Class), University of Tasmania, Tasmanian College of the Arts.  

2015 –Commenced candidature Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Arts) 

Curatorial Projects

2016 - ArtRage Collection, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2016 - Bay of Fires Art Prize, St Helens, Tasmania

2014 – Transitions, Handmark Gallery, Evandale, Tasmania

2014 – Sampler, Poimena Gallery, Launceston Church Grammar, Tasmania

2012, 2013, 2014 – University College Program, Visual Art and Theatre Showcase

Solo Exhibitions

2016 - Adult Memory Walk - Black Cat Gallery, Melbourne

2016- Artplay, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2015 - You Are Free From the Carbonite, Powerhouse Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2015 – Memory Carpets, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, Tasmania 

2015 – Plastic Ghosts, Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston, Tasmania

2014 – Birds of a Feather, part of the AAANZ GEOcritical Exhibition at Sawtooth ARI curated by Natalie Holtsbaum, Launceston, Tasmania

2011 – Gingham Nightmare, Box project, Academy Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 - Imagining Food: Art, Aesthetics and Design, Academy Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2017 - 12th international workshop, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Thailand

2017 - Poh-Chang University 17th International Workshop Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand

2015 - The Field, UTAS 125th Anniversary Exhibition, New Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2014 – Home Stay, Poimena Gallery, Launceston Church Grammar, Tasmania

2013 – Tarpspace Royal reception, Outward, Launceston, Tasmania

2013 – Team Textiles Present Knot Lab Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, Tasmania

2013 – Frost: A Commitment in Winter, Academy Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2013 – Team Textiles Knitted Poo Machine, Felt Space, Adelaide, South Australia

2013 – Gambit, NEW Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2013 – Members show, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, Tasmania

2013 – 10 Days on the Island, Hobart, Tasmania

2013 – Cause and Effect, Mill Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2012 – Establishment – Clean Living, CAST, Hobart, Tasmania

2012 – Work, Place and Change, Academy Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2012 – Launceston Now, NEW Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2012 – Skin, Poimena Gallery, Launceston Church Grammar, Mowbray, Tasmania

2011 – Threefold, The Mill Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2011 – Team Textiles at Falls, The Village Marion Bay, Tasmania

2011 – First Year Textile Show, Powerhouse Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2011 – Team Textiles Present Knit Lab, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, Tasmania

2011 – Artist Books – Academy gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2007 – Linden Postcard Show, Linden, St Kilda, Victoria

Published work

2017 - Sawtooth Annual 2014, Essay, The Magic of Art: The Potential of Mystery and Imagination.

2014 - Sawtooth Annual 2014, Essay, The Magic of Art: The Potential of Mystery and Imagination.

Professional Work Experience

2009 – present: Assistant manager - Handmark Gallery Evandale, Tasmania

2012 - present  sessional lecturer at the Tasmania College of the Arts Inveresk campus

2011 – present: Coordinator and tutor for the UTAS Tasmania College of the Arts Northern visual and performing arts University College Program.

2012 - PASS leader for first year art theory units.

2011 - gallery installation for the Glover Prize for Landscape, Evandale, Tasmania

Career achievements/Awards

2014 – Scotch Oakburn College Tertiary Art Award

2012 - Second Year Theory Award

2011 – First Year Theory Award 

2011,2012 & 2013 University of Tasmania, Deans Roll for Excellence

2011 – Finalist in Inveresk Green Precinct Art Prize, Academy Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

Collections

Poh-Chang University Thailand, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi