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Kathryn Wardill

Jeweller
Published: 30.08.2022
Kathryn Wardill Kathryn Wardill

Statement

Through my research, I investigate new and innovative ways of combining two diverse materials, metal and glass. These two materials have held my attention for more than 25 years and my research has provided new knowledge in the areas of lampwork glass and installation for object-based practice. Through this research, I explore new material possibilities combining traditional jewellery and silversmithing techniques with lampwork glass creating one-off and limited production pieces. Repetition is a predominant feature, where most of my work is made from combining multiples of the same element. My jewellery objects are made to be enjoyed and worn, they are tactile, kinetic, spontaneous, colorful, quirky, and whimsical.

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2020:
Exhibition  01 Apr 2020 - 01 Apr 2020  Igniting Passion .
Virtual online
2019:
2018:
Exhibition  11 Nov 2018 - 01 Dec 2018  “XX” Twenty years .
e.g.etal Gallery, Melbourne
Exhibition  01 Oct 2018 - 01 Oct 2018  Guest Curator .
Megan Morton selection, e.g.etal Gallery, Melbourne
Exhibition  06 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018  Underground Movement.
e.g.etal Gallery, Melbourne
2017:
Exhibition  01 Oct 2017 - 01 Oct 2017  Hands of the Maker 3 .
National Art Glass Gallery, Wagga
Exhibition  01 Oct 2017 - 01 Oct 2017  Hands of the Maker 3 .
Ohio Glass Museum
Exhibition  01 Aug 2017 - 01 Aug 2017  Left and Right .
Studio Ingot, Melbourne
Exhibition  13 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017  Flame on Glass.
Kirra Gallery, Melbourne
Exhibition  01 Mar 2017 - 01 Mar 2017  Hands of the Maker 3 .
Southport Hotel, Las Vegas, USA
Exhibition  17 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017  With Moves Like MacGyver.
Baltimore Jewelry Center, USA
2016:
Fair  03 Nov 2016 - 06 Nov 2016  SOFA Chicago 2016.
Represented by Kirra Gallery Australia 
Exhibition  01 Nov 2016 - 01 Nov 2016  Production Run .
Artisan, Brisbane
Exhibition  31 Oct 2016 - 12 Nov 2016  Rarer Than Diamonds.
e.g.etal Gallery, Melbourne
Exhibition  01 Sep 2016 - 01 Sep 2016  Flame on Glass .
Kirra Gallery, Melbourne
Exhibition  01 Jul 2016 - 01 Jul 2016  Hands of the Maker 2 .
Rhino Contemporary Craft Gallery, New Orleans, USA
2015:
Fair  05 Nov 2015 - 08 Nov 2015  SOFA Chicago 2015.
Represented by Kirra Gallery Australia
Exhibition  01 Oct 2015 - 01 Oct 2015  Mansfield Art Glass Exhibition .
Arts Council Mansfield gallery, Victoria
Exhibition  01 Aug 2015 - 01 Aug 2015  Contemporary Wearables .
Toowoomba Reg. Gallery & Tour, Toowoomba
Exhibition  01 Jul 2015 - 01 Jul 2015  Hands of the Maker .
ISGB conference exhibition Hotel Albuquerque, Albuquerque, USA
2014:
Fair  05 Nov 2014 - 08 Nov 2014  SOFA Chicago 2014.
Represented by Kirra Gallery Australia 
Exhibition  01 Sep 2014 - 01 Sep 2014  Flame on Glass .
Kirra Gallery, Melbourne
2013:
Exhibition  01 Nov 2013 - 01 Nov 2013  New Artists .
FIO Jewellery & Design, Brisbane 
Exhibition  01 Sep 2013 - 01 Sep 2013  Flame on glass .
Kirra Gallery, Melbourne
Exhibition  01 Sep 2013 - 01 Sep 2013  I do …..Do I? .
Indiana University Fuller Project, Indiana USA 
2012:
Exhibition  01 Sep 2012 - 01 Sep 2012  Flame on glass .
Kirra Gallery, Melbourne
Exhibition  01 Sep 2012 - 01 Sep 2012  Ring Design Exhibition .
e.g.etal Gallery, Melbourne
Exhibition  23 Feb 2012 - 05 Apr 2012  Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor .
Artisan & tour, Queensland
2011:
Exhibition  15 Sep 2011 - 09 Oct 2011  Flame on Glass .
Kirra Gallery, Melbourne
Exhibition  13 Sep 2011 - 01 Oct 2011  Kathryn Wardill: Adversity.
Exhibition  01 Sep 2011 - 01 Sep 2011  Flame on glass .
Kirra Gallery, Melbourne
Exhibition  01 Sep 2011 - 01 Sep 2011  Cont. AUS Silver.
BUDA Historical Home Castlemaine
Exhibition  01 Jul 2011 - 01 Jul 2011  Convergence 3 Exhibition .
ISGB Conference, Kentucky, USA 
Exhibition  01 Jul 2011 - 01 Jul 2011  Convergence 3 Exhibition .
ISGB Conference, Kentucky, USA 
Workshop  20 Jun 2011 - 26 Jun 2011  Kathryn Wardill: Lampworked Glass Workshop.
Exhibition  01 Jun 2011 - 01 Jun 2011  Surface .
Bead & Button Show, Milwaukee, USA 
Exhibition  01 Mar 2011 - 01 Apr 2011  Lend Me Your Ears .
Mailbox Gallery, Melbourne
2010:
Exhibition  01 Oct 2010 - 31 Oct 2010  The Plastic Show.
Exhibition  01 Aug 2010 - 01 Aug 2010  Seven Sites – Seven Neckpieces.
Studio Ingot, Melbourne 
Exhibition  01 Apr 2010 - 01 Apr 2010  Recent work - Artist in Residency.
Fuller Project, Indiana University, USA 
2009:
Exhibition  01 Mar 2009 - 01 Mar 2009  Unpolished - Experimental Glass Jewellery .
Online International Curated Group Exhibition, Contemporary Glass Society 
2008:
Exhibition  07 Nov 2008 - 09 Nov 2008  SOFA Chicago .
Represented by Kirra Gallery Austalia, Chicago USA 
Exhibition  01 Nov 2008 - 01 Nov 2008  Water.
237 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Exhibition  29 Oct 2008 - 30 Nov 2008  The pendant show.
2007:
Exhibition  01 Feb 2007 - 01 Feb 2007  Branches.
Studio Ingot, Melbourne
2002:
Exhibition  01 Sep 2002 - 01 Sep 2002  Surface Space Structure.
Craft Queensland Gallery, Brisbane 
2001:
Exhibition  01 Oct 2001 - 01 Oct 2001  Standing Out.
Studio Ingot, Melbourne 
1999:
Exhibition  01 Oct 1999 - 01 Oct 1999  Eyes are on you.
Craft Queensland Gallery, Brisbane 
1998:
Exhibition  01 Mar 1998 - 01 Mar 1998  Fusion.
Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane 
Exhibition  01 Feb 1998 - 01 Feb 1998  Fusion.
First Site Gallery, RMIT, Melbourne 
1995:
Exhibition  01 Sep 1995 - 01 Sep 1995  Creating a Language of Complexity Part 2.
Off The Beaten Track Gallery, Melbourne 
Exhibition  01 Jul 1995 - 01 Jul 1995  Creating a Language of Complexity Part 1.
South Yarra Library, Melbourne

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Book:  RINGS of the 20th and 21st Centuries. The Alice and Louis Koch Collection. Chadour-Sampson, BeatrizArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2019
Book:  RINGS of the 20th and 21st Centuries. The Alice and Louis Koch Collection. Chadour-Sampson, BeatrizArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2019
Book:  500 Pendants and Lockets. Lark Books:  U.S,  2008
ISBN ISBN 1-60059-038-1
Catalogue:  Contemporary Wearables 07. Australia,  2007
ISBN 978-1-876545-25-3
Catalogue:  Trajectories Progressions in contemporary art glass beads. U.S,  2006
The Bead Museum 25th Year
Catalogue:  Technologies to trap Ideas JMGA Conference Publication. RMIT Publishing:  Australia,  2005
ISBN 0 86459 369
Catalogue:  Wearing Glass- Contemporary Jewellery and Body Adornment. UK,  2005
National Glass Centre London, ISBN 0-9551372-0-9
Book:  1000 Rings Rings Inspiring Adornments for the Hand. Marthe Le VanLark Books:  U.S,  2004
ISBN 1-57990-508-0
Book:  1000 Glass Beads Innovation & Imagination in Contemporary Glass Beadmaking. Lark Books:  U.S,  2004
ISBN 1-57990-458-0
Book:  More than you ever wanted to know about glass bead making. James KervinGlasswear Studios:  U.S,  2003
5th Edition, ISBN 0-9651458-8-3
Catalogue:  Melbourne International Mokume Gane Symposium & Exhibition Editors R Baines. RMIT Publishing:  Australia,  2003
I Ferguson, P Gillies ISBN 0 86459 3015
Magazine:  Standing Up for Jewellery. Australia,  2002
Exhibition Review by Robert Baines Craft Arts International Magazine No 53
Newspaper:  Loose-id. 2001
Exhibition Review The Age Newspaper Sunday Arts Section October 7th 2001
CD:  Virtual Gallery of Contemporary Jewellery. Dr. K QuickendenUniversity of Central England:  2000
Magazine:  Jewish Museum of Australia Journal Vol 4 Number 2. 1999
Front Cover & pages 4-5
Magazine:  Fusion. 1998
Exhibition Review By Dr. Sophia Errey Craft Arts International Magazine No 43 Pages 93-94
Magazine:  Ring of Confidence. Jeff Shaw.  1998
Review of Solo Exhibition, Brisbane Courier Mail
Catalogue:  Talente. Germany,  1997
Exhibtion catalogue Munich 
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