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Yusuke TAKEMURA

 

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING

MPhil, Australian National University (Masters of Philosophy in Glass), ACT, Australia

2017 - Current


Internship in Sculpture- Teaching Assistant (Mentors/ Referees: Jane Gavan and Andrew Lavery)Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia

2013


MSA, Sydney College of the Arts (Master of Studio Art), Sydney, Australia

2009


BA (Visual Arts) Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts, Kurashiki, Japan

2002 – 2006


Skills and Practices in Glass, Glass Studio YAMAMURA, Kobe, Japan

2001


 

EXHIBITIONS


I-shi Prize, Finalist, Okayama City Musium, Okayama, Japan 

Virtuoso II, Kirra Galleries, VIC, Australia

2017


Affordable Art Fair - Hong Kong, Represented by Galerie Koo, HK

Art16, Represented by Galerie Koo, London

Land, Sea & Sky, Kirra Galleries, VIC, Australia

Exhibition, Galerie Koo, Central, Hong Kong

2016


SOFA Chicago 2015, Represented by Kirra Galleries, Chicago, USA 

Craft, Barometer Gallery, Sydney

2015


Woollrahra small sculptuer prize, Finalist, Sydney, Australia

Arts & Crafts Design Award, Finalist, Karojba, Croatia

Ranamok Glass Prize 2014, Finalist, Touring Australia

SOFA Chicago 2014, Represented by Kirra Galleries, Chicago, USA

Kirra Illumination Glass Award, Finalist, VIC, Australia

Narrative in Glass, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

2014


SOFA Chicago 2013, Represented by Kirra Galleries, Chicago, USA

The Third Dimension, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

2013


SOFA Chicago 2012, Represented by Kirra Galleries, Chicago, USA

Unity, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, Australia (Solo)

Director’s Choice Exhibition, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne, Australia 

Beauty Revealed, BMW Chatswood, Sydney, Australia

2012


SOFA Chicago 2011, Represented by Kirra Galleries, Chicago, USA

Ranamok Glass Prize 2011, Finalist, Touring Australia

Ausglass Members Exhibition, Sydney College of the Arts, Australia

The AusGlass Vicky Torr Memorial Prize, The AusGlass Sabbia Gallery Solo Exhibition Prize

Light in Winter Exhibition, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

2011


What you see What you believe, Solo Exhibition, ESP Gallery, Marrickville, Australia

Ranamok Glass Prize 2010 Finalist, Touring Australia

The Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize 2010, The Vanishing Point Gallery, Newtown, Australia 

BSG Small works prize 2010 Finalist, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2010


Launch’09, Glass Artists’ Gallery, Sydney, Australia 

Edition, Glass Artists’ Gallery, Sydney, Australia 

Post Graduate Degree Show, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia

2009


Shaping Perspectives, Horus and Deloris Gallery, Sydney, Australia 

Hot Shop, Addison Road Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2008


Graduation Exhibition, Kurashiki University of Science and the Art, Kurashiki, Japan

Kurashiki Light Contest, Kurashiki, Japan

Five Artists in Glass, Faust Gallery, Kochi, Japan - Kurashiki Light Contest, Kurashiki, Japan

2006


Third Year Group Exhibition, Studio Ivy, Kurashiki, Japan

2005


Japan Craft Contest, Tokyo, Japan

2004


 

AWARDS / GRANTS

JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture, Japan Fundation NewYork, U.S.A.

2014


The Vicki Torr Online Gallery Prize, Ausglass conference, Australia

The Sabbia Gallery Exhibition Award, Ausglass conference, Australia

2011


2008 NAVA Ignition Prize, Professional Practice, Australia

2008


Kurashiki Light Contest, Second best Award, Japan

2006


Kurashiki Light Contest, Award for fine work, Japan

2005


Japan Craft Contest, Award for fine work, Japan

2004


 

FEATURED COLLECTIONS / SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

National Glass Art Gallery, National collection, WagaWaga, Australia

2016


ABC News, live Interview on TV, Australia

2014


Art Guide Australia January/February, Australia 

Craft Arts International Issue 89, Australia

2013


ART WALL Issue2 2012, Shanghai, China

2012


SOFA Chicago 2011, Chicago, U.S.A

Ausglass, Newsletter February 2011, Australia

Nichigo Press, Novmber 2011, Australia

2011


Your Style, Cheers newspaper in Sydney, Australia

2010


Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney College of the Arts

2009


OHK TV Station, Kurashiki Light Contest, Kurashiki, Japan

2006


 

EMPLOYMENT / EXPERIENCE


Coldworing Demonstration, GAS Confrence in Chicago, Chicago, U.S.A 

Translation and Interptation for Junya Ishigami with City of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2014


Thomas Fundation Artists in Residency, Canberra Glassworks, Canberra, Australia

2013


Glass Art Repairs, Sole trader for Professional Assistant in Polishing and Blowing glass

2012 – Present


Self-Employment as Professional Assistant in Polishing and Blowing glass
(Represents: Emma Varga, Defuse Glass Studio, Edols Elliott Glass, Lisa Cahill, Ben Sewell, Kate Baker, Marion Borgelt)

2010 – 2012


Technical Assistant to Marion Borgelt, Waterloo, Australia

Demonstration in cold work at Ausglass Conference 2011, Sydney, Australia

2010 – Present


Volunteer for the 17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia 

The Art in Residency at The Sydney College of the Arts, Australia

Employment as Glass Makers-Artisan at Cydonia Glass Studio, Newtown, Australia

2010


Professional Assistant to Emma Varga, Lisa Cahill Cold Works, Sydney, Australia

Temporary work for Sabbia Gallery, Cold Works, Sydney, Australia 

Professional Glass Blowing Assistant at Defuse Glass, Redfern

2009


Technical Assistant to Andrew Lavery, Vert Design (Andrew Simpson), Cold Works, Sydney, Australia

2007 – 2008


Technical Assistant to Visiting Artists (Francis Upritchard, Jonathan Baskett, Mel O’Callaghan), at Sydney College of the Arts, Australia

2007


Installation Assistant to Toshio Iezumi, Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, Australia

Employment at Blow Fish Glass studio with Matt Ryan, Dee Why, Australia

2006 – 2007


Volunteer Assistant at Edols Elliott glass studio, Brookvale, Australia 

Technical Assistant to Shinsaku Fukutaka, Sydney, Canberra, Australia

2006


Volunteer Assistant at Dante Marioni class, Ezura Glass Studio, Japan

Hot Shop Assistant to Hideaki Kakurai, Kurashiki, Japan

2005