Peter Bowles

Peter Bowles



2000                Master of Arts (Visual Art), Curtin University, Western Australia

1999                Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts, Curtin University, Western Australia.

1987-89           Studied Glass Design at StourbridgeCollege of Technology and Art, UK.

1986-87           Awarded a Distinction in Foundation Art Studies, Solihull College of Art, UK.


Employment and Experience (selected)


2003-2010       Co-founder and director of Glass Manifesto Perth’s only independent glassmaking studio

2002                Research Fellow, Curtin University, Western Australia

2001                Lecturer in Glass, Curtin University, Western Australia

                        Adjunct Research Fellow, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

1999-2000       Glass tutor and technician, Curtin University, Western Australia

1998                Artist in Residence at the WestAustralianAcademy of Visual Arts   

1997                Adjunct Research Fellow and Glass tutor at Curtin University, WA

                        Glassmaker in conjunction with Alan Fox, WA

                        Glassmaker and technical trainer at Red Hot Glass, WA

                        Production Glassmaker at the Melting Pot Glass Studio, WA

1996-97           Production designer and glassmaker for Bristol Blue Glass, UK

1996                Travelled to India to research methods of glass bead making

1994-95           Production glassmaker at Millrace Glass, UK

                        Production glassmaker at Shakspeare Glass, UK

1994                Resident glassmaker at Ebeltoft Glasmuseum, Denmark

                        Production glassmaker at Dam and Karslund Glas Studio, Denmark

1993                Production glassmaker at Leif Vanges studio, Denmark

                        Glassmaker for glass artists Fynn Lynngaard and Tchai Munch, Denmark

1992                Glassmaking teacher at Willie Marcus studios, Germany

                        Resident glassmaker at Ebeltoft Glasmuseum, Denmark

1990-92           Production glassmaker at Osiris Glass, UK

                        Designed my own range of glassware for the UK and overseas markets.

1989-90           Glassmaking assistant for Osiris Glass, UK


Exhibitions (selected)


2010                ‘Tom Malone Prize’ finalist at Art Gallery of Western Australia

                        Solo exhibition Glas Galerie Broft, The Netherlands

2007                Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award selected entry

                        ‘City of Hobart Glass and Photography Exhibition’ finalist

                        Kirra Galleries joint show

2006                ‘Tom Malone Prize’ finalist at the Art Gallery Of Western Australia

                        ‘Reticello’, Glass ManifestoWA

2005                ‘Tom Malone Prize’ finalist at the Art Gallery Of Western Australia

2004                ‘Ranamok Glass Prize’ finalist, touring Australia

2003                ‘City Of Hobart Glass and Photography Exhibition’ finalist

2003                ‘Best of the West’ Kirra Australia Galleries VIC

2002                ‘Mitsukoshi International Glass Arts Festival’, Taiwan

‘AustraliaKorea Foundation 10th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition’ -SeoulKorea

2002                ‘Flair’ Ausglass members’ exhibition, City of Perth, WA

2001                ‘Recent Works’ Solo exhibition, Perth Galleries, WA

2000                ‘Licensed’, John Curtin Gallery, WA

1999                ‘Minimum Collateral Damage’ John Curtin Gallery, WA

                        ‘New Works’ Solo exhibition, New Collectables Gallery, WA

‘Ripped’ Student Ceramics exhibition as part of the National Ceramics Conference

1998                ‘Indulgence-The Art of the Goblet’ Solo exhibition, Arica Gallery, WA

1992                ‘British Studio Glass’ Gallerie Glasswerk, Germany

                        ‘Flacons’ Gallerie D’Amon, France

1991                ‘Female Forms’ Moya Bucknall Designs Ltd, UK

                        ‘Unblown Glass’ Monica Borgward Gallery, Germany

Trade Exhibitions


1992                Herning Kunstmesse, Denmark

1991                New York Gift Fair, USA

1990’91           International Spring Fair, National Exhibition Centre, UK

1989’90’91      Top Drawer Trade Expo, UK

1989’90’91      Harrogate Gift Fair, UK

Scholarships Awards and Commissions


2008-09           Contracted artist for the glass artwork for the Completion of St. Mary’s Cathedral Perth

2007-08           Percent for Art project for Rockingham and KwinanaDistrictHospital

2005                Series of cast glass panels working with the Winjan Aboriginal Community

2004                ‘In The Community’, Series of architectural cast glass panels for Fremantle Arts Centre

2003                State Art Sponsorship awards for Department of Culture and Arts

2003                Arts development grant-ArtsWA

2000                CurtinInternationalStudentScholarship-CurtinUniversity

1999                CurtinInternationalStudentScholarship-CurtinUniversity

Other Commitments


2005-08           Member of the Australia Council Board of Directors-Visual Arts and Crafts

2004-05               Programme Committee member for the Glass Art Society (GAS) Conference 2005 Adelaide

2004-05           Vice President, WAAGG- West Australian Art Glass Guild

2003-06               Peer Assessment Panel for ArtsWA

2001-03           Programme facilitator for the Ausglass International Biennial Conference 2003

2001-03               Member of the Board of Directors of Ausglass

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