Curriculum Vitae – GINGER BOTTARI
Born in Canberra, Australia, 1989.
Living and working on the Far South Coast of NSW
Currently: partner-in-crime at Prisoners of the Crown (established November 11, 2014)
2013 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Gold and Silversmithing) Honours, ANU School of Art, ACT
2007 HSC, Daramarlan College, ACT.
Workshops, relevant experience:
2009 Minion at Cardog Design, Bega NSW
2007 Anodizing workshop with Cinnamon Lee, Gold and Silver Workshop, ANU SoA, ACT
2013 Art Monthly Award, Graduating Exhibition, Australian National University, ACT.
2007 Award for Design and Technology, Daramarlan College, ACT.
Aug 2021, Harbinger, Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura VIC
2013 Graduation Exhibition, School of Art Gallery, ANU SoA, ACT
2013 Bega Art Prize, Bega Valley Shire Gallery, Bega, NSW.
2012 Earring Exhibition, Bilk Gallery, ACT.
2012 Graduation Exhibition, School of Art Gallery, ANU SoA, ACT
Curriculum Vitae – MEGAN BOTTARI
Born in Melbourne, Australia, 1955.
Living and working on the Far South Coast of NSW
Currently: partner-in-crime at Prisoners of the Crown (established November 11 2014)
2004 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Glass) Honours, ANU School of Art
2014 Resumed own art practice (glass/mixed media) Hurrah!!
Nov 2008 – Feb 2014 Curator, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Bega NSW
Feb 2010 – April 2013 Curator, Tour de Force: in case of emergency break glass, Artisan Brisbane, National Art Glass Gallery Wagga Wagga, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Craft ACT, Jam Factory Adelaide, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Townsville, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tweed River Art Gallery, Toowoomba Regional Gallery, Mornington Peninsular Regional Art Gallery, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory
Aug 2008 Guest Curator and event co-ordinator for Sketching – Designing a Capital: Crafting a City program at Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Canberra
Jan 2008 Curator of Hunks of Glass exhibition, ANCA Gallery, Dickson ACT
2005-7 Administrative assistant to the Convener of the Postgraduate Program, ANU School of Art
May 2007 Guest Curator and event co-ordinator for Designing a Capital: Crafting a City program at Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Canberra
Jan 2007 Guest Curator of A Little Drop of Kindness exhibition at Craft ACT
2005-2007 Curator of the Kamberra Glass Gallery, Kamberra Wine Company, Lyneham, ACT
2005-6 Curatorial intern, Craft ACT
2004-5 Gallery Assistant, Craft ACT
2004-06 Co-ordinator of the Short Course (Summer and Winter School) Programs at the ANU SoA Glass Workshop.
April 2005 Canberra Co-ordinator for the Corning Museum of Glass Roadshow Tour Downunder
2002-2004 Assistant co-ordinator of the Short Course (Summer and Winter School) Programs, ANU SoA Glass Workshop
Exhibitions (as participating artist):
Aug 2021 Harbinger, Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, VIC
July 2021 You can’t see White, if you won’t see Black, National Art Glass Gallery, Wagga Wagga NSW
Sept 2018 Finalist, Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2018
March 2016 Small sculpture show, Sculpture on the Edge, Bermagui
Sept 2008 Shifting Perspectives part 2, Craft ACT, Canberra
Jan 2008 Gather, Craft ACT
Sept 2007 Settings, Craft ACT
May 2007 Shifting Perspectives, Craft ACT
Mar 2007 Cowra Festival Art Show, Cowra
Mar 2006 Cowra Festival Art Show, Cowra
Oct 2005 Carnivale: Spring Racing Venetian Style, two-man show with Annette Blair, Kamberra Glass Gallery, ACT
Aug 2005 Game As Ned Kelly, solo installation at Canberra Airport in conjunction with Dimensions Variable: Canberra Contemporary Sculpture Festival
Sept 2005 The Wedding Expo, ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery
May 2005 Southern Lights, Ausglass Members Show, GAS Conference Adelaide.
Sweetcheeks, at the Grace Emily, Gas Conference Adelaide.
Mar 2005 Cowra Festival Art Show, Cowra
Nov 2004 Green, ANU School of Art Gallery
June 2004 13, ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery
Mar 2004 Kamberra Glass Prize,(winner) Kamberra Wine Company, Lyneham, ACT
Cowra Festival Art Show, Cowra, NSW
Sept 2003 Ceremonial Water Vessels, ANU School of Art Gallery
Aug 2003 H2003, Canberra Centre
Mar 2003 Cowra Festival Art Show, Cowra, NSW
Oct 2002 Kamberra Glass Prize, finalist, Kamberra Wine Company, Lynham, ACT
Aug 2002 Reflect, Spiral Gallery, Bega, NSW
Mar 2002 Solo show of etchings and aquatints, Tilley’s, ACT
Mar 2002 Cowra Festival Art Show, Cowra, NSW
Nov 2001 Inaugural Kamberra Wine Prize, finalist. Kamberra Wine Company, Lynham, ACT
Feb 2001 Inaugural Bombay Sapphire Student Collection Design Competition, finalist, The Westin Melbourne, Vic.
Jan 2001 Student Show, Ausglass Conference, Melbourne.
Mid 2000 Beaded Prayers Project, Smithsonian Museum, Wisconsin, USA
Workshops, relevant experience/glass
Mar 2016 Richard William Wheater, Neon, Canberra Glassworks
July 2004 Klaus Moje, (AUS), Kiln forming, Pilchuck Glass School, WA, USA.
Sept 2003 Blanche Tilden, (AUS), residency, ANU School of Art, (Teaching Assistant – TA)
Aug 2003 James Minson, (AUS/USA), Lampworking, ANU SoA, (TA)
Mar 2003 Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen and Jasen Johnsen, (USA), Hot Sculpting, ANU SoA, (TA)
Dec 2002 Lene Lunde, (Norway), Glass Blowing, ANU SoA, (TA)
June 2002 Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen, Hot sculpting, Pilchuck Glass School, WA, USA.
Mar 2002 Irene Frolic, (Canada), Casting, ANU SoA. (TA)
Jan 2002 Sarah McHugh, (AUS) Lost wax/casting, ANU SoA. (TA)
July 2001 Sarah McHugh, (AUS) Lost wax/casting, ANU SoA (TA)
April 2001 Sarah McHugh, (AUS) Lost wax/casting, ANU SoA (TA)
Aug 2000 Therman Statom, (USA), Assemblage, ANU SoA
Publications: critical craft writing
Blog glass central canberra selected for preservation by the National Library of Australia (Pandora web archive)
The Evolution of Matthew Curtis, Craft Arts International Magazine, # 88, pp 40-45
Catalogue essay, Australian Signatures: the National Art Glass Collection, 2013
Catalogue essay, Tour de Force: in case of emergency break glass, published by artisan, Qld, 2010
Intrinsic Elements: it goes without saying, Craft Arts International Magazine, # 74, pp 107-108
Stephen Procter: the art of quietude, Craft Arts International Magazine, # 73, pp 85-87
Peter Korvascy: a studio practice, Craft Arts international Magazine, # 73, pp 115-117
Contemporary Primitive: the work of Tevita Havea, Craft Arts International Magazine # 71, pp 43-47.
Lene Lunde: Big Questions, Small Lives. http:www.craftculture.org/Review/lbottari1.htm
Klaus Moje: Glass, monograph for the Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series, published by Thames and Hudson (Aust) 2006
Tom Rowney: New Work. http:www.craftaustralia/articles/20050604.php
Beyond Convention: Old Craft, New Tricks. Craft Act Newsletter March 2006
Counterpose: Fresh Directions in Australian Studio Glass, http:www.craftaustralia.com/ewp/20060226.php
Awards and scholarships:
Canberra Times Critics Circle Award (for innovative curatorial practice at the Kamberra Glass Gallery) 2006
Australia Council Craft-in-Site Writing Grant October 2005
Winner of Kamberra Glass Prize, 2004
Pilchuck Partner’s Scholarship 2002
The Hardy Wine Collection
The National Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga.
Private collections in Australia and the US.
1996-2000 Detachment Cook, U.S. Marine Security Guard, Canberra. And mighty proud of it.
May 1995 Novel (writing as Bridie Bottari), The Last Real Cirkus, published by Angus and Robertson (imprint of HarperCollins, Aust.)
Jan 1995 Screen-writing short course at the National Institute of the Dramatic Arts, Sydney.
1991-1995 Full-time mother/writer/trouble-shootin’ freelance cook.
1985-1991 Co-owner/chef, AlleyCatz Restaurant, Merimbula, NSW.
1982-85 Chef, Monty’s Restaurant, Merimbula, NSW.
1980-81 Chef, Hubara Restaurant, Wallaga Lake, NSW.
1975-79 Caterer/chef, for various private caterers and establishments in Melbourne, Vic.
1973-75 Unfinished business (BA), Melbourne University – shameless 1970’s dropout (naughty, naughty.)