curriculum vitae ....

name:

James. C. McMurtrie

date of birth:

23/3/70

place of birth:

Stawell, Vic, Australia

address:

63 Springwood Hill Rd
Pomonal
Vic 3381
Australia

phone number:

0427 949 921
AH - 03 5356 6137

fax:

03 5356 6137

email:

jamesmcm@westnet.com.au

studies and qualifications

  • 1997 Completed NEIS scheme at Wimmera Tafe, Horsham
  • 1997 Established and currently running "Green Hills Glass"
  • 1992 Completed Bachelor of Arts in Ceramic Design, majoring in hot-glass, Monash
  • 1987 Completed V.C.E. at Ballarat and Queens Anglican Grammar School

professional development and training

  • 2012 Design and consultation for major sculpture in Macou,China
  • 2010 Design, construction and installation of glass totem pole in private dwelling
  • 2006 Design and construction of award winning water scuptureĀ for the international garden and flower show
  • 2003 Design and construction of a purpose built hot-glass studio
  • 2003 Artist in Residence, University of S.A., Underdale Campus
  • 2001 Ausglass Conference, Presentation about setting up a hotglass studio
  • 2000 Ararat Regional Gallery, floor talk about Green Hills Glass
  • 1993/4 Worked as a glassblowers assistant for R. Morrell
  • 1992 Worked as a glassblowers assistant for D.Wreford
  • Experience in building with concrete and ferrocement
  • Flat Glass and fusing techniques

workshops

  • 2006 Lino Tagliapietra workshop, Jam Factory, Adelaide
  • 2002 Hiroshi Yamano workshop, Jam Factory, Adelaide
  • 1999 Richard Jolly workshop at Sydney College of the Arts
  • 1995 Ruth King workshop
  • 1994 Dante Marione and Richard Marquis workshop
  • 1993 Richard Royal workshop

awards

  • 2014 Shortlisted for KIGA award
  • 2007 Shortlisted for Ranamok Glass Prize
  • 2006 Bronze Medal for show garden, Melb International Flower and Garden Show
  • 2002 Grampians Art Festival, 1st prize
  • 2000 Grampians Art Festival, 1st prize
  • 1992 Highly Commended, Mornington Peninsula Craft Event

collections

  • Jam Factory. Adelaide
  • Private Collections in Ireland, U.S.A. and Australia

publications

  • 2011 Channel 10 News
  • 2011 The Age, Six reasons to visit the Grampians
  • 2007 Herald Sun
  • 2007 Beyond The Smoke, Book
  • 2006 Urbis landscapes
  • 2006 Herald Sun, November
  • 2006 Herald Sun, April
  • 2006 The Age, April
  • 2006 Gardening Gurus, channel 9
  • 2006 House and Garden
  • 2006 Your Garden
  • 2001 Home Magazine, Herald Sun
  • 2000 The Age, Domain
  • 2000 Ausglass Magazine
  • 1997 Vogue Living, July/August, August/September
  • 1997 House and Garden
  • 1996 Stawell Times News
  • 1995 Stawell Times News
  • 1995 Belle, Design and Decoration
  • 1993 The Age, Home Monthly, Sep
  • 1992 Craft Victoria Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 213
  • 1992 Ballarat Courier, Thursday 18th June
  • 1992 Antiques and Art in Victoria

selected exhibitions

  • 2014 Kirra Galleries, KIGA 2014 Illumination Glass Award
  • 2014 Horsham Regional Art Gallery
  • 2013 Kirra Galleries, Lights in Winter
  • 2013 Seaview Gallery
  • 2013 Ausglass Collective Vision, Wagga Wagga
  • 2012 Kirra Galleries
  • 2011 Kirra Galleries, Lights in Winter
  • 2010 Kirra Galleries
  • 2007 Ranamok Prize, Travelling Exhibition
  • 2007 Castalia, Gallery O, Perth
  • 2007 Beyond The Smoke, Travelling exhibition
  • 2006 Ararat Regional Gallery, Our Land, Solo
  • 2006 James McMurtrie Solo, Skepsi, Melbourne
  • 2006 1st Annual Art/Photography Show, Ararat Regional Art Gallery
  • 2006 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
  • 2005 25 Years Monash Glass
  • 2004 Meeting Place, Horsham
  • 2004 The Gap Winery, Halls Gap
  • 2004 Inner Landscape, Albert Park Gallery
  • 2003 Lush, Albert Park Gallery
  • 2003 Watermark, Ararat Regional Gallery, Ararat
  • 2003 Conflux, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth
  • 2002 Thrown and Blown, Potters Cottage, Warrandyte
  • 2002 Ararat Regional Gallery
  • 2001 Remote Control, Garry McEwan, St Kilda
  • 2001 Auglass Glass Walk, Mahoneys Gallery, Melb
  • 2001 Ausglass Members Show, Monash, Caulfield
  • 2001 Ausglass Production Show, Gallery 33, Collingwood
  • 2000 Liquid Forms, Fitzroy Galleries, Fitzroy
  • 2000 Garry McEwan Gallery, St Kilda
  • 2000 Customs House Gallery, Warnambool
  • 2000 H2O Exhibition, Horsham
  • 1999 Christmas Exhibition, Glass Artists Gallery, Sydney
  • 1999 Production Exhibition, Glass Artists Gallery, Sydney
  • 1997 1st Strike Gallery, Clunes Bottle Museum, Clunes
  • 1997 Images United Gallery, Richmond
  • 1996 Dairing Gallery, Richmond
  • 1996 Seppelt's Winery, Vintage Harvest, Great Western
  • 1995 Luminosity, Dairing Gallery, Richmond
  • 1995 Dairing Gallery, Richmond
  • 1995 Arcadian Splendour, Meat Market Craft Centre
  • 1994 Blast, St Martins Theatre
  • 1992 Mornington Peninsula Craft Event
  • 1992 Ararat Regional Gallery
  • 1991 1st National Student Art Exhibition, Exhibition Building Melbourne
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