About

 

My studio is on the Far South Coast of New South Wales. Everyday I enjoy going there to explore ideas and concepts, and to work with clay. As well as the many highlights, there have been times of trials, tribulations, confrontation, expectation and doubt.

 

Undertaking a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Ceramics) with Honours at the Australian National University School of Art I graduated in 2002. In 2000 I was awarded a scholarship through the ANU International Exchange Program and undertook studies at Hong-Ik University in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

 

My work has been selected for national and international exhibitions including Ceramica Multiplex, the Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award, First Selection of Mino Japan, the Gold Coast International Ceramics Award and the International Triennial of Silicate Arts.

 

I have participated in exhibitions and festivals across Australia and overseas, including in Japan, Croatia, Scotland, Hungary, United States of America and Israel. My work is also in public and private collections and art galleries.

 

Community is important to me, and it's been a great privilege to contribute to the Australian arts community through my various professional and voluntary roles.

2018-current - Treasurer, Board of Directors, The Australian Ceramics Association

2013 to 2015 - Founder and Artistic Director, DESIGN Canberra Festival

2010-2016 CEO/Artistic Director, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre

2015 - Judge, 9th International Craft Competition, 2015 Cheongju International Craft Biennale

2015 - Chair, Stepping Up: The Australian Ceramics Triennale

2006-2013 - Member, Selling Yarns Advisory Committee

Curriculum Vitae 

avi@aviamesbury.com.au

PO Box 156

Bermagui NSW 2546

AUSTRALIA

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