CV

Bachelor of Fine Art, Victorian College of the Arts

Studio: Gasworks Arts Park , Albert Park, Victoria, Australia

email: ursula@ursuladutkiewicz.com

PRESENT
Ceramic Artist: creating sculpture, murals, tiles, commissions, community art projects, residencies and workshops.

Resident Artist and Public Kiln Coordinator Gasworks Arts Park.

Ceramic Studio Activities include, creative clay opportunities, community participation open days, school group workshops, one to one tuition and studio tours.

COMMISSIONS / PROJECTS/ WORKSHOPS

2017 Murrumbeena Primary School- Artist in Residence  100th Anniversary Sculpture Project.

Sussex Neighborhood House Workshops/Classes- Clay Art for Adults: an inclusive clay hand building class. Small Objects in Clay- Night class. Clay Art for Kids: a pottery hand building class for kids 6-12 years old to play with clay.

2016 The Song Room & St Pius X – Artist in Residence Creative Community Project 2016 ‘Tree of Life’. A collaboration with: Parents, students, staff and artist Ursula Dutkiewicz.

Armadale Early Learning Center – Artist in Residence in celebration of their 40th Anniversary ‘Tree of Life Ceramic Mural’ made by the children, parents and staff. Funded by Summons Family of Hocking Stuart Armadale.

Firbank Grammar School: Artist in Residence Junior School, Sandringham Campus. Create sculpture and tiles for an art installation in the school gardens.

Sussex Neighborhood House Workshops/Classes- Clay Art for Kids: a pottery hand building class for kids 6-12 years old to play with clay. Clay Art for Adults: an inclusive clay hand building class. School Holiday Program.

2015 Design Creative Clay Workshop Series~creative opportunities for art and soul.

Sussex Neighborhood House Workshops/Classes- Clay Art for Kids: a pottery hand building class for kids 6-12 years old to play with clay. Clay Art for Adults: an inclusive clay hand building class.

2014 Brady Road Kindergarten: GEKA: Artist in Residence, create a clay mural with ninety children.

Sussex Neighbourhood House – Clay Art for Adults, an inclusive clay hand building class.

2013 Grices Road Reserve Berwick – Commission working with artist/sculptor Julie Squires in creating a Public Art Work at Grices Road Recreation Reserve in Berwick.

Sussex Neighborhood House Workshops/Classes- Clay Art for Kids: a pottery hand building class for kids 6-12 years old to play with clay. Clay Art for Adults: an inclusive clay hand building class. Small Objects in Clay.

MacKillop Family Services- Facilitate a creative women’s group that will enable women who are isolated to learn skills, make social connections, be exposed to opportunities for new learning, to achieve a sense of personal mastery and improved self confidence.

2012 St Peters Primary School Epping- Artist in Residence – Create tiles for two cement couches with year four and five students for the frog pond area.

Thomastown West Primary School – Artist in Residence, creating five meter ceramic mural with year 4 and 5 students.

‘Once Upon a Circus’ Project – Westside Circus, artist/ book facilitator.

The Harbor Family and Children’s Center (Gowrie Victoria)- Artist in Residence, creating ceramic mural with eighty children.

The Flowering Heart Project. Till Present.

2011 St Mary’s Primary School – Tree of Life Ceramic Mural.

‘Once Upon a Circus’ Project – Westside Circus, artist/ book facilitator.

2010 AGOY Wellbeing Centre Prahran. Create “The Wellbeing Tree” ceramic mural with community.

Artist in Residence-St Peter’s Primary School Epping, creating a ceramic wall mural with students and community members.

2009 Housing Week “Tree of Life Project”. Create three ceramic tree murals in SPCHG’s Rooming Houses.

Blackburn Pre-School Commission. Create a five meter ceramic mural.

Tara Institute Buddhist Centre – Brighton East, Create a “Bodhi Tree” ceramic mural with children and community members.

Artist in Residence-Brunswick North Primary School. Create a ceramic wall mural with students.

MacKillop Family Services, Footscray – Community Art Project. Create the “Welcome Tree” ceramic wall mural with staff and participants.

2008 The Good Shepherd – St Albans. Create a ceramic wall mural with participants of the neighborhood house.

The Art of Suff-Rage Touring Exhibition, 100 ceramic suffragist used to commemorate the Centenary of Womens Suffrage in Victoria.

Artist in Schools – Murrumbeena Primary School. Creative play space consisting of stepping stones and totem pole sculptures.

2007 Tactile Impressions Community Sculpture Project. Harmony Park North Coburg, Ceramic Artist.

Brighton University ( UK ) School of Health Professions – Tree of Health. Create a ceramic wall mural with the students and staff of the University.

Ngoloo Wurru” – Deadly Arts Business Gathering 2007. Created a ceramic wall mural with participants at an indigenous arts gathering.

2006 AMES Multicultural Women’s Camp. Created a ceramic wall mural with seventy newly arrived migrant women.

Orygen Youth Health – Mosaic Project. Created two ceramic wall murals with inpatients and peer support workers at the Inpatient Unit at Footscray Hospital.

2005 Bouncing Over Boundaries Festival – Kensington Managment Company /Kensington Agencies Network. Created a wall mural for the Kensington pool with year 6 students from four local schools.

National Water Week – South East Water. Created the Water for Life Mural at Veg Out Community Gardens.

Dog Fountain Project – City Of Port Phillip. Commissioned to create a tiled in ground surround for a dog fountain in Hester Reserve, Port Melbourne.

Albert Park College – Leading Edge Program. Created a ceramic wall mural with year 10 and 7 students.

2004 Skinners Adventure Playground, South Melbourne. Commisioned to work with community children to create a tiled pathway.

2002 Wesley Preparatory School, Melbourne. Artist in Residence – created a wall mural with 2,800 tiles made by all the students of the school.

2001 Middle Park Kindergarten, Middle Park. Created a ceramic wall mural.
Skinners Adventure Playground, South Melbourne. Commisioned to work with community children to create a tiled pathway over a three month period.

1997 Footscray Community Arts Centre – Tile Project. Designed and co-ordinated the creation and production of four hundred ceramic tiles with local community members for installation of all wet areas in the Ryco building.

1996 Celebrate Women 1996, Victorian Art Centre – Forecourts

EXHIBITIONS

2017  ‘Behind the Scenes’ Group Artists Exhibition- Gasworks Arts Park

2016 ‘Reclamation’ Solo Exhibition- Gasworks Arts Park

2015  From Nature Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition- Gasworks Arts Park

2013 Structure – Gasworks Artist Exhibition

2010 Women’s Circus ‘Quiet Contrary’: Installation ‘How does your garden grow’ Coexistence : Solo Exhibition – Gasworks Arts Park

2009 PolArAdelaide 2009 – Royal South Australian Society of Art. Aqueous Bloom – Biennial Gasworks Artist Exhibition. Law Week Exhibition – Queen Victoria Women’s Centre
Women’s Salon – Counihan Gallery Brunswick

2009-2008 The Art of Suff-Rage Touring Exhibition – Regional and Metropolitan Victoria
Portland Art Centre, Queen Victoria Womens Centre, Parliament House Victoria, Incinerator Art Complex Moonee Ponds, Errington Community Centre, Brimbank Libaries, St Kilda Town Hall, Eltham Community and Reception Centre, Haddon Community and District House, Euroa, Gasworks Arts Park, Brunswick Town Hall

2008 Contamination, Gasworks Arts Park

2007 Toyota Sculpture Exhibition, Toyota Spirit Gallery
6 Degrees Exhibition, Cubed 37 Frankston Art Centre
Am I that name? Nomadic lines in becoming a woman artist.
British Sociologists Association, University of East London
Linden Postcard Show, St Kilda
Cancer Council – Touring Exhibition

2006 Royal South Australian Society of Arts, Adelaide
Cancer Council – Touring Exhibition
‘Symbiotics’ Sculpture Exhibition, Toyota Spirit Gallery
Linden Post Card Show, St Kilda
Post Mod – Toyota Community Spirit Gallery

2005 Frankston Arts Centre, Solo Exhibition
Moments in Time, Solo Exhibition – Gasworks Arts Park
Linden Post Card Show, St Kilda

2004 Southside Arts, Deputy Premier’s Office – Melbourne
Gasworks Artist Exhibition, Gasworks Arts Park
Bid for Freedom, Glen Eira Gallery

2003 Artesian Arts, Edinburgh Festival
To The Heart, Light Gallery – Adelaide
Gasworks Artist Exhibition, Gasworks Arts Park

2002 Out of the Dark, Gasworks Arts Park
Becton Sculpture Biennial, Gasworks Arts Park
International Flower and Garden Show, Melbourne

EDUCATION

1996 Architectural Ceramics Workshop
Conducted by Professor Jale Yimabassar, Turkey

1993 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramic major
Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

1989 Certificate of Art – Ceramics
Stanley Street School of Art, Adelaide

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