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The Reason I Wake Up Every Morning 2021
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The Reason I Wake Up Every Morning2021
glazed ceramic, acrylic and gold lustre
89 x 26 x 13 cm
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The Reason I Wake Up Every Morning (back view) 2021
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The Reason I Wake Up Every Morning (back view)2021
glazed ceramic, acrylic and gold lustre
89 x 26 x 13 cm
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Freya III Vipoo Srivilasa Vipoo Srivilasa - Freya III
Freya III 2021
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Freya III2021
glazed ceramic with over glaze pigment and gold lustre
31 x 12 x 13 cm
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Freya III (back view) 2021
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glazed ceramic with over glaze pigment and gold lustre
31 x 12 x 13 cm
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I Love To Hop Vipoo Srivilasa Vipoo Srivilasa - I Love To Hop
I Love To Hop 2021
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I Love To Hop2021
glazed ceramic, acrylic and gold lustre
67 x 34 x 14 cm
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Love At First Bark Vipoo Srivilasa Vipoo Srivilasa - Love At First Bark
Love At First Bark 2021
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Love At First Bark2021
glazed ceramic, acrylic and gold lustre
63 x 50 x 15 cm
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My Sunshine Doesn't Come from the Sky I Vipoo Srivilasa Vipoo Srivilasa - My Sunshine Doesn't Come from the Sky I
My Sunshine Doesn't Come from the Sky I 2021
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glazed ceramic and gold lustre
82 x 42 x 23 cm
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glazed ceramic and gold lustre
89 x 30 x 20 cm
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My Sunshine Doesn't Come from the Sky II (side A) 2021
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My Sunshine Doesn't Come from the Sky II (side A)2021
glazed ceramic and gold lustre
89 x 30 x 20 cm
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My Sunshine Doesn't Come from the Sky 2021
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My Sunshine Doesn't Come from the Sky2021
installation view
Back Yard Friend Vipoo Srivilasa Vipoo Srivilasa - Back Yard Friend
Back Yard Friend 2021
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Back Yard Friend2021
glazed ceramic, acrylic and gold lustre
64 x 28 x 13 cm
$8,900  ENQUIRE
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Back Yard Friend (back view) 2021
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Back Yard Friend (back view)2021
glazed ceramic, acrylic and gold lustre
64 x 28 x 13 cm
$8,900  ENQUIRE
Love At First Purr Vipoo Srivilasa Vipoo Srivilasa - Love At First Purr
Love At First Purr 2021
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Love At First Purr2021
glazed ceramic, acrylic and gold lustre
59 x 34 x 13 cm
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Love At First Purr (back view) 2021
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Love At First Purr (back view)2021
glazed ceramic, acrylic and gold lustre
59 x 34 x 13 cm
Back Yard Friend + Love At First Purr Vipoo Srivilasa Vipoo Srivilasa - Back Yard Friend + Love At First Purr
Back Yard Friend + Love At First Purr 2021
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installation view
Freya I Vipoo Srivilasa Vipoo Srivilasa - Freya I
Freya I 2021
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Freya I2021
glazed ceramic with over glaze pigment and gold lustre
33 x 24 x 15 cm
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Freya II 2021
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Freya II2021
glazed ceramic with over glaze pigment and gold lustre
26 x 15 x 13 cm
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Freya V 2021
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Freya V2021
glazed ceramic with over glaze pigment and gold lustre
20 x 18 x 17 cm
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Freya IV Vipoo Srivilasa Vipoo Srivilasa - Freya IV
Freya IV 2021
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Freya IV2021
glazed ceramic with over glaze pigment and gold lustre
17 x 13 x 18 cm
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INSTALLATION VIEW 'MY SUNSHINE DOESN'T COME FROM THE SKY' Vipoo Srivilasa Vipoo Srivilasa - INSTALLATION VIEW 'MY SUNSHINE DOESN'T COME FROM THE SKY'
INSTALLATION VIEW 'MY SUNSHINE DOESN'T COME FROM THE SKY' 2021
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INSTALLATION VIEW 'MY SUNSHINE DOESN'T COME FROM THE SKY' 2021
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INSTALLATION VIEW 'MY SUNSHINE DOESN'T COME FROM THE SKY'2021
Vipoo Srivilasa 'My Sunshine Doesn't Come from the Sky'

Over a career spanning more than 20 years, Vipoo Srivilasa has created intricate and elaborate artworks that reflect his bicultural experience living between Australia and Thailand. Working mostly in ceramic, he celebrates the intersections and overlaps between our cultural, social, philosophical, and environmental ideologies with a mix of humour and reverence, iconography and ornamentalism.

Recently Srivilasa’s focus has been more introspective; though still reflecting global themes, his new works reference personal contemplations on life during a pandemic. After initially revelling in the unexpected freedom of lost professional opportunities and the chance to expand his practice with playful experimentations in media, colour and finishes, Srivilasa found himself missing family and friends as Melbourne struggled through protracted lockdowns. Confined to home, he began paying more considered attention to everyday things he would otherwise neglect or disregard. He sought comfort in the company of his cats and time in his garden, and when homesickness overwhelmed him he cooked traditional Thai meals with herbs he’d grown. The forced slowing down of his home environment made him more mindful of gradual progressions of beauty over instant moments of gratification, and the joy to be found in loving something and seeing it thrive.

Almost 30 years after his move to Australia, Srivilasa’s renewed appreciation for his life informed his work for inclusion in the Asia Pacific Triennial (APT) 10 at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. Shrine of Life/Benjapakee Shrine 2021 is a large-scale installation based on the Bangkok temple Srivilasa visited for a blessing before leaving Thailand. Infused with the scent of jasmine, the interactive work invites audiences to celebrate the five deities or elements most important to him: spirituality, identity, creativity, love equality and security. It acknowledges the element of chance in his life, the unavoidability of fate and the commonalities rather than differences that define our relationships.

Vipoo Srivilasa was born and raised in Thailand. Awarded a Bachelor of Art (Ceramics) from Rangsit University, Bangkok, Thailand (1994), he undertook postgraduate study in Australia with a Graduate Diploma of Arts (Ceramics) from Monash University (1997) and a Master of Fine Art and Design from the University of Tasmania (1998). Srivilasa’s work has been exhibited throughout Australia and internationally at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Saatchi Gallery, London; Ayala Museum, Philippines; Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan; Nanjing Arts Institute, China and the National Gallery of Thailand. His work is held in national and international collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane and the Craft Council in the United Kingdom. In 2021 Srivilasa was named Ceramic Artist of the Year by Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated, publications of the The American Ceramic Society, USA.

Carrie McCarthy 2021

Vipoo Srivilasa

1969

  • Born in Bangkok, Thailand

1997

  • Lives and works in Australia

EDUCATION

1998

  • Master of Fine Art and Design (ceramic), University of Tasmania, Hobart

1997

  • Graduate Diploma of Arts (ceramic), Monash University, Melbourne

1994

  • Bachelor of Art (ceramic), Rangsit University, Bangkok, Thailand

SELECTED AWARDS AND GRANTS

2021

  • The Ceramic Artist of The Year 2021, The American Ceramic Society

2020

  • Grant, Creative Victoria, Sustaining Creative Workers Grant
  • Grant, Australian Council for the Arts, Resilience Fund

2019

  • Highly Commended, The Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Prize, South Korea
  • Honorable Mention, the Korean International Ceramic Biennale Competition

2018

  • Winner, National Sports Museum Basil Sellers Creative Arts Fellowship

2017

  • Winner, 44th Muswellbrook Art Prize Ceramic
  • Highly Commended, Deakin Small Sculpture
  • Award Australian Council for the Arts, Skill and Arts Development General Grant
  • Grant, Career development grants, Australian Council for the Arts

2016

  • National Sports Museum Basil Sellers Creative Arts Fellowship
  • Shortlisted, Fleurieu Art Prize, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide
  • Finalist, Basil Sellers Art Prize, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne

2015

  • Australian Embassy Seoul, Grant for cultural exchange project
  • Australia Council for the Arts, Development Grants Individuals and Groups
  • Finalist, Basil Sellers Art Prize, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne

2014

  • Winner, Gold Coast International Ceramic Award
  • Lighton International Artists Exchange Program, USA
  • Australia - Korea Foundation

2013

  • Cool Japan Fund, Japanese government
  • Arts Victoria, International Program Grant
  • Australian Council for the Arts, Skill and Arts Development General

2012

  • Creative Industries Fund, Copyright Agency Limited Australia – Thailand Institute Project Grant
  • Australia International Cultural Council Grants

2011

  • Arts Victoria, International Program Grant
  • Australian Council for the Arts, New Work Development Grant
  • Australian Council for the Arts, New Work Development Grant 2009 Australian Council for the Arts, Skill and Arts Development General

2008

  • Arts Victoria, International Program Grant
  • Sculpture Award, Suncoast Clayworkers Awards, Queensland
  • Finalist, Toyota Travel Award

2007

  • Australian Council for the Arts, New Work Development Grant
  • Honorable Mention World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea

2005

  • Australia – Thailand Institute Project Grant
  • Arts Victoria, International Program Grant

2004

  • First (Acquisitive) and Third Prize, Artful Teapot Award, Paynter Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria
  • Second Prize, Golden Teapot Award 2004, Morpeth Gallery, Morpeth, New South Wales

2003

  • First Prize, Golden Teapot Award, Morpeth Gallery, Morpeth, New South Wales

2001

  • First Prize (ceramic hand-building), City of Redcliffe Excellence in Craft Award, Queensland
  • Merit Prize (paperclay), Port hacking Potters Group Awards, New South Wales

COLLECTIONS

Australia

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland

The Powerhouse Museum, New South Wales.

Australian Arts Bank

Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria

Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Victoria

City of Darebin, Victoria

City of Port Phillip, Victoria

College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Deakin University, Melbourne
Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria
Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland

Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Victoria

Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, the, Queensland
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, New South Wales

Manningham City Council, Victoria
Margaret Lawrence Australian Ceramic Collection, Victoria
Muswellbrook Shire City Council, New South Wales

National Sports Museum, Melbourne
Nillumbik Shire City Council, Victoria

Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra
Rockhamton Art Gallery, Queensland
School of Rural Health, Melbourne University, Shepparton, Victoria
Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria
Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmania

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland

Whitehorse City Council, Victoria
Wollongong Art Gallery, New South Wales

Asia

Henan Museum, Zhengzhou, China

Korean Ceramic Foundation, Korea

Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Australia Embassy, Seoul, Korea

Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Korea

Roopanakar Museum of Fine Arts, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, India

North America

College of Arts and Humanities, University of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA

Kamm Teapot Foundation, California, USA

The Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, Medalta, Canada

The Rosenfield Collection, Texas, USA

The American Ceramic Society, USA

Europe

Craft Council, London, United Kingdom

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

  • Solitude and Connection, EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2022

  • Always Better Together, Olsen Gallery, Sydney
  • Hungry Ghosts, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne
  • The Tangible Tales, Art Jakarta 2022, Indonesia
  • Collection Focus, Rockhampton Art Museum, Queensland

2021

  • My Sunshine Doesn’t Come From The Sky, EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • COVID Superheroes, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria
  • Re/JOY, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
  • Wellness Deity, Linden New Arts, Melbourne

2020

  • 'Fresh from the Studio', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane (online)

2019

  • 'The Marriage of Sang Thong', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • The Marriage of Sangthong, S.A.C. Subhashok The Arts Centre, Bangkok
  • 'They Fill Your Heart Without Trying', Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
  • Devils and Deities, Art Connection Space, Rosewood Bangkok, Thailand

2018

  • Everyday Shrine,Gippsland City Council Art Gallery, Victoria
  • Everyday Shrine, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2017

  • '#happy_together', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'This Might Be The Place', Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide

2016

  • 'Red-Eared Slider', Alder Subhashok Gallery, Bangkok
  • 'Deity', Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne
  • 'Animalier', Nicolas Project, Melbourne

2015

  • 'Happy Land', Scott Livesby Galleries, Melbourne
  • 'Collective Reef', Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria

2014

  • 'Equilibrium', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2013

  • 'How To Make A Million Before Dinner', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'Red Room', Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Sydney

2012

  • 'Indigo Tomb', Nellie Caston Gallery, Melbourne
  • 'Thai Na Town - Little Oz', 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney and The Art Centre, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
  • 'Indigo Monster', La Lanta Fine Art, Bangkok
  • 'Ready to Play', Maunsell Wickes Galleries, Sydney

2011

  • 'Symbols', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2010

  • 'Aftermath', collaboration project with the Pottery Workshop, PWS Gallery, Jingdezhen, China

2009

  • 'Indigo Kingdom', Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne
  • 'Colonies', Surapon Gallery, Bangkok
  • 'Monster by Hands: collaboration project with Thai Celadon factory', Pong Noi Art Space, Chiang Mai

2008

  • 'For The Future', Über Gallery, Melbourne
  • 'Roop, Root, Ruang, (Taste-touch-tell)', 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney

2006

  • 'My Self : My Other', Über Gallery, Melbourne

2005

  • 'Lai Krarm', Surapon Gallery, Bangkok

2004

  • 'People I Have Met', Skepsi on Swanston, Melbourne

2003

  • 'Mythical Monster', Freeman 3 Gallery, Hobart

2002

  • 'Action Man', Haecceity Arts Gallery, Melbourne

2001

  • 'The Coral Show', Haecceity Art Gallery, Melbourne

2000

  • 'Ocean Fantasies', Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design Gallery, Adelaide
  • 'S&M Mermaid', Object Store, Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

  • The Summer Show, EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • Social Ceramics, Shepparton Art Museum, VIC
  • Art Can Die, River City, Bangkok
  • Finalist, Lake Art Prize, Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie, Yapang, NSW
  • Finalist, Woollahra Small Sculpture Award, Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, NSW
  • Finalist, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW

2021

  • The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
  • Clay Dynasty, Powerhouse Museum, NSW
    Sydney Contemporary at Olsen Gallery, NSW
  • The 4th CHINA CHINA Ceramic Art and Design Exhibition, Shangyu, China
  • Time-Lapse Reflecting on Thai Art, 333 Anywhere, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Design/Isolate Exhibition, Australian Design Centre, Online
    Crepuscule, Olsen Annexe, Sydney
    Ceramix Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney
    Cloudy – a few isolated showers, Castlemaine Art Museum, VIC
  • Maker's Eye: stories of craft, Crafts Council Gallery, London

2020

  • Bharat Bhavan International Ceramic Exhibition, Roopanakar Museum of Fine Arts, Bhopal, India
  • Maker’s Eye, British Crafts Council Gallery, London, UK
  • Indigo Monster Return, La Lanta Fine Arts, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Inaugural Exhibition, Alan Finkel Room's, Monash University Museum of Art, VIC
  • Modern Mysticism, JamFactory, Adelaide
  • Objects of Love, Craft Victoria, Victoria
  • Skilled Hands, Shared Culture, RMIT Gallery online
  • Miffy and Friends, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
  • Lost and Found, Yelo house, Bangkok, Thailand

    2019

    • Finalist, Deakin Small Sculpture Award, Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne
    • Finalist, Whitegold International Ceramic Prize, UK
    • All That’s Gold Does Glitter, Venetian Macao, China
    • Gaia Reborn, Urban Nation, Project M, Berlin
    • The Great Race, Clay Art Centre, New York
    • Tea for Twenty, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, TAS
    • Open Door: Contemporary Makers and designers, Craft Victoria, Melbourne
    • Pleasure & the Grotesque: Decorating Bodies 1980s to Now, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
    • ASEAN Crafts: Place, Scent and Atmosphere, ASEAN Culture House, Busan, Korea
    • Cheongju Craft Biennial, Korea

    2018

    • Adrian Sassoon, Pavilion of Art & Design London, UK
    • Australian Collection, Queensland Art gallery, Brisbane
    • Obsessed: Compelled to make, Australian Design Centre, NSW
    • Hyphenated: The Substation, Melbourne
    • Lucky Hall, The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, VIC
    • Devil in the Detail, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, VIC
    • Finalist, Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture, NSW
    • Finalist, The Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Prize (KAAFP)
    • 10th Anniversary Exhibition, EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

    2017

    • Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
    • Subhashok The Arts Centre, Art Stage Singapore
    • Muswellbrook Art Prize Works, Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre, NSW
    • Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon World Ceramic Center, South Korea
    • 'Empty Vessels', Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
    • 'Animal Kingdom', The Johnston Collection, VIC
    • 'Deakin Small Sculpture Award', Deakin University Art Gallery, VIC
    • 'Super Hero', Kingston Arts Centre, Melbourne

    2016

    • 'Sugar Spin - You Me and Everything', Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland
    • The First Central China International Ceramics Biennale, Henan Museum, China
    • Fleurieu Art Prize, The Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide
    • Basil Sellers Art Prize, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne
    • 15 Artists Exhibition, Redcliffe Art gallery, Queensland
    • 'Sculpting Stories', Gallery Oldham, London
    • 'The Blue and White: The Impact of The New', Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
    • 'Function, Form and Fantasy: Ceramics from the Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger Collection', The Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan
    • 'Adrian Sassoon', Masterpiece London, The Royal Chelsea Hospital, London
    • 'Animal', Nicolas Project, Melbourne
    • 'Art Taipei', S.A.G Gallery, Taipei World Trade Centre
    • 'The Texture of Sensation', CC Gallery, Taiwan
    • 'Wired Ceramic', Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria

    2015

    • 'Beyond Limitations', Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Korea
    • 'Collisions: Cross-Cultural Collaborations', Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria
    • 'Storm in a Teacup', Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
    • Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, EDWINA CORLETTE, Carriageworks, Sydney
    • 'More Love Hours', The Ian Potter Museum, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne
    • 'Imagining Ned', Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
    • 'Everything is all White', Kasher Potamkin, New York
    • 'New York Ceramic and Glass Fair', Bohemian National Hall, New York
    • 'Leaders', Craft Victoria, Melbourne
    • 'Two of a Kind', Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne
    • 'Adrian Sassoon', COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London
    • 'C H O I C E : Contemporary Australian Ceramics', Beaver Gallery, Canberra

    2014

    • Melbourne Art Fair, EDWINA CORLETTE
    • 'Contemporary Porcelain', Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland
    • 'artKamp: indigo mass', Independent Art Project, Massachusetts, USA
    • 'Made In China', Independent Art Project, Massachusetts, USA
    • Earth and Fire: South ‘East Asian Ceramic’, Workhouse Art Centre, Virginia, USA
    • 'BIG Ceramic', Yarra Gallery, Melbourne
    • The XXIIIrd International Biennale of Vallauris Biennale, France
    • Adrian Sassoon, Masterpiece London, The Royal Chelsea Hospital, London
    • Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London Inquiring Finds, Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House, Hawaii
    • 'Mythology Meets Archetype', Northern Clay Centre, Minneapolis, USA
    • 'Important Exhibition of Australian Ceramic', Mossgreen Gallery, VIC
    • 'Stanthorpe Art Festival', Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, QLD
    • '50 Shades of Brown', Gallerysmith, Melbourne
    • Adrian Sassoon, The European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht Exhibition Centre, The Netherlands

    2013

    • The Gyeonggi International Ceramic Bienale, Icheon, Korea
    • 'SEXSE@Medalta', Medalta Gallery, Canada
    • 'Ceramic Top 40', Ferrin Contemporary Art Fair, EDWINA CORLETTE
    • '3x3 Project', The National Art Gallery, Bangkok
    • Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
    • 'The Hua Krathi Project', RMIT University School of Art Gallery, Melbourne
    • 'Modern Masters', International Trade Fair, Munich, Germany

    2012

    • 'New World: Timeless Visions', New Mexico Museum of Art Santa Fe, New Mexico
    • 'Pavillion of Art & Design', London, Berkeley Square London W1
    • 'Collect: Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon', Saatchi Gallery, London
    • 'Pacific Rim Connection', Azuma Gallery, Seattle, Washington
    • 'The Pottery Workshop 25th Anniversary', Seattle Design Center, Washington
    • 'On Kindness: an Australia India Culture Exchange', Habitat Centre, New Delhi
    • 'Man and Beast', Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney

    2011

    • 'SOFA Chicago', John Natsoulas Gallery, California
    • 'Ceramic Annual of America', San Francisco
    • Manningham Victorian Ceramic Award, Manningham Gallery, Victoria
    • 'The Pursuit of Porcelain', SOFA New York and Ferrin Gallery, new York
    • 'In Family Unity – Unity of the World', Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia
    • 'East-West Ceramic Collaboration', University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Monoa

    2010

    • International Ceramics Competition, L'ALcora, L’Alcora Ceramics Museum, Spain
    • 'A New Insight of International Contemporary Ceramics', Degas Arts Space, Shanghai Elegant Monsters, Gallerie Philosophie, Taipei
    • Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, The Art Centre, Queensland
    • 'Ceramic Now?', Whitehorse Art Space, Melbourne
    • ''Hobart Art Prize, Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
    • Anna Pappas Gallery, Depot Gallery, Sydney
    • 'In the Family Unity - Unity of the World', Khanty-Mansiysk city, Russia

    2009

    • 'Blue-White, White-Blue', Galerie Handwerk, München, Germany
    • 'The Ring of Fire', Ayala Museum, The Philippines
    • 'At the Crossroad of Civilization', Yingge Ceramic Museum, Taiwan
    • 'Pressing Matter', Cheongiu Biennale, South Korea
    • 'Super Normality', J Gallery, Bangkok
    • Zibo International Ceramic Art Expo, Zibo, China
    • 'Trans-Pot', Nanjing Arts Institute, Nanjing, China
    • 'The Art of Making: invention and artisanship', Castlemaine Visual Arts Biennial, VIC
    • 'Bravura: 21st Century Australian Craft', Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
    • Recent Acquisitions: City of Port Phillip , The Gallery, St. Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne

    COLLABORATIONS EXHIBITIONS

    2018

    • Luck Hall, collaborate with Sai-Wai Foo, Bayside City Council Art and Cultural Centre, Melbourne

    2017

    • Super Hero, Kingston Arts Centre, Melbourne

    2012

    • Indigo Monster, collaborate with Shin Koyama and Cirque de Pepin, La Lanta Fine Art, Bangkok

    2010

    • Aftermath, a collaboration project with the Pottery Workshop, PWS Gallery, Jingdezhen, China

    2009

    • Monster by Hands: a collaboration project Thai Celadon factory, Pong Noi Art Space, Chiang Mai

    SELECTED PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

    2019

    • Monash University Chancellery Colonnade, Melbourne

    2018

    • Siam Handmade, 7 large scale ceramic sculptures for Icon Siam, Bangkok, Thailand

    2016

    • KIKO, a 7 meters high inflatable sculpture for Parramasala Festival, Parramatta, NSW
    • Super Hero, 6 large ceramics sculptures for Henan Museum, China

    CURATORIAL PROJECTS

    2020-1

    • Art Director, Ceramics Congress, online

    2021

    • COVID Superheros: THAILAND. ATTA Gallery, Bangkok

    2019

    • Un-Thaid, Grau Projekt, Melbourne

    2018

    • Lucky Charm, co-curated with Joanna Bosse, Bayside City Council Art Gallery, Melbourne

    2016

    • Tribute, Sombat Permpoon Gallery, Bangkok
    • Return To Beauty, EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

    2015

    • Choice, Beaver Gallery, Canberra

    2014

    • Give Me A Spoon, co-curated with Atty Tantivit, ATTA Gallery, Bangkok

    2013

    • Object:Spoons, Online, Ferrin Contemporary , Harvard

    2010

    • Bangkok Design week for Australian Embassy Bangkok2012 The Crossroad of Civilisations (co-ordinator), Yingge Ceramic Museum

    INVITED RESIDENCIES

    2020

    • Roopanakar Museum of Fine Arts, Bhopal, India

    2018

    • Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    2016

    • Henan Museum, Henan, China Parramasala Festival, New South Wales

    2015

    • Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Korea

    2014

    • Northern Clay Centre, Minneapolis, USA Project Art, Massachusetts, USA

    2013

    • Medalta International Artists in Residence, Canada
    • Kouraku Kiln, Arita, Japan
    • Cicada Press, College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    • Mentoring Camp, The 7th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, South Korea

    2012

    • Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China
    • Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Rachasuda College (hearing disability college), Bangkok
    • Shepparton Art Museum, Little Treasure project, Victoria

    2011

    • University of Hawaii, USA
    • Medalta International Artists in Residence, Canada
    • Emily Carr University, Canada, Visiting artist

    2010

    • Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China Sanboa Ceramic Art Institute, China

    2009

    • Thai Celadon factory, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    • Chiang Mat Art on Paper (C.A.P) Studio, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    • Huaguang Ceramic, Zibo, China Nanjing Arts Institute, Nanking,
    • China Guest Demonstrator at The Ring of Fire, Ayala Museum, The Philippines
    • Guest Demonstrator at The Crossroad of Civilization, Yingge Ceramic Museum, Taiwan Guest Demonstrator at Pressing Matter, Cheongiu Biennale, South Korea
    • Guest Demonstrator at Spring Fever Clay Festival, Queensland
    • Guest Demonstrator at the Australian Ceramics Triennial, Sydney

    2007

    • Master artist, Clay Edge: 7th Gulgong Ceramic Festival, Gulgong, New South Wales
    • Beijing University of Technology, China

    2006

    • Guest Demonstrator at VERGE:11th National Ceramics Conference, Brisbane, Queensland

    2005

    • Rachasuda College (hearing disability college), Bangkok

    2003

    • Guest Lecture - Silapakorn University, Prasanmit University, Bangkok

    2002

    • Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

    SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REVIEWS

    2016

    • Mariam Arcilla, “Vipoo Srivilasa: Connecting the pots”, Vault Magazine, issue 18, August 2016, page 40-43
    • Amber Creswell Bell, “Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans”, Thames & Hudson Ltd
    • Kate Singleton, “Ceramics: Contemporary Artists Working in Clay”, Chronicle Books
    • Chathip Suwanthong, Bangkok Business Newspaper, 18 April 2016
    • Guy Asmar, Art Focus: Cultural Infusion, CURVE, April/May 2016, page 16 and 102
    • Deianira Tolema, Vipoo Srivilasa’s Tragicomic Metaphors of Cultural Identity, Arte Fuse online
    • Robyn Phelan, Vipoo Srivilasa, Ceramic Ireland issue 36 2016, page 24-26

    2015

    • Rebecca Hill, Patience Flower XXIII by Vipoo Srivilasa, Crafts Council (UK) online publication, London
    • Deianira Tolema, Vipoo Srivilasa’s Playful Kingdom of Ceramic Figurines, Hi Fructose online
    • Annie Werbler, What;s In Your Toolbox, Design Sponge online
    • Arunee Chuboonraj, Interview, Ploy Gam Pet (Thailand) issue 572/2015, page 146-160
    • 2014
    • Carole Epp, ‘Uniting the Digital and the Real’,Studio Potter V 42 No 2, summer 2014, page 56-60
    • Tarun Nagesh, ‘A Curious Cast: Vipoo Srivilasa’, Ceramics Art and Perception 95, page 99-101
    • Brett Farmer, ‘Migratory Hybridity in the Work of Vipoo Srivilasa’, The Journal of Australian Ceramics, April 2014, page 32-37
    • John McPhee, ‘Vipoo Srivilasa’, Artist Profile 26, page 96-100
    • Caterina Leone, ‘Narrative in Blue and White’, The Journal of Australian Ceramics Vol 52 No 3, page 76-79

    2013

    • Lucy Ferrin, The Design Files Daily, 5 July 13
    • ABC Radio Australia, Connect Asia, 6 March 13
    • SBS Radio Australia, Hua Kathi Project, March 13
    • Suebsang Sangwachirapiban, Home Town, Art4D, Mach/April 13
    • Steven Pettifor, Vipoo at The Art Center, Chulaongkorn University, Asian Art News, January/February 13

    2012

    • Khetsirin Pholdhampalit, Cultures And Commonalities, The Nation, 16 December 12
    • Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, The land of Oz, Bangkok Post, 23 November 12
    • Piyada Parikamsil, Indigo Monster Project, Fine Art Magazine (Thailand), August 2012, page 56-59
    • Kerry-Anne Cousins, Cross-culture narrative, Canberra Times, 1 June 2012
    • Inga Walton, Vipoo Srivilasa, New Ceramics -the European Ceramic Magazine, Issue 3/2012
    • Karen Weiss, Thai-Na-Town – Little Oz, On line feature, The Journal of Australian Ceramics, November 12

    2011

    • Ploenpote Atthakor, two Worlds Come Together, Bangkok Post Newspaper, 3 June
    • Owen Leong, Peril Interview, Peril Magazine, edition11, October 11

    2010

    • Troy Douglas, A journey Beyond the Literal, Australian Ceramics 49/3 Nov 10, P 64 67, Australia
    • Jerico Abila, ‘Blue Kingdom’, Silkwinds, Nov/Dec 10, P12-13, Singapore
    • Steve Rhodes, ‘From Coral Reefs to Teapots’, Bangkok Post, Outlook, 8 July
    • Casaviva Magazine Thailand, In focus People, Issue 47 February

    2009

    • Sunday Arts ABC
    • Kevin Murray, ‘The relational aesthetics of Vipoo Srivilasa’, Art and Australia, Vol 47 No 2
    • Emmanuel Cooper ‘Contemporary Ceramics’, Thames & Hudson Ltd
    • Eva Tang, ‘Unique creations on display in Yingge’, Taiwan News, 11 Dec 09, page 8

    September 12, 2023

    VIPOO SRIVILASA FINALIST IN MELBOURNE PRIZE FOR URBAN SCULPTURE 2023

    VIPOO SRIVILASA has been selected as one of the four finalists in the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2023.

    READ MORE HERE

    July 25, 2023

    VIPOO SRIVILASA IS A FINALIST IN THE PRESTIGIOUS DEAKIN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY SMALL SCULPTURE AWARD

    Congratulations VIPOO SRIVILASA who has been shortlisted for the prestigious Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award for his work The Kiln God Altar. Vipoo has been selected as one of the 40 finalists out of 422 entries.

    The selection process was led by a panel of judges, including the renowned Australian artist Lisa Roet, the esteemed Curator Antony Fitzpatrick from TarraWarra Museum of Art, and the representative from Deakin University, Leanne Willis.

    The finalist’s exhibition will open to the public on Wednesday 23 August at the Deakin University Art Gallery and the launch and announcement of winners will take place on Thursday 31 August.

    Vipoo Srivilasa

    'Kiln God Altar' 2023

    A collection of Kiln Gods, created with various clay types, techniques, firing range and artistic style, symbolises the diversity within the clay community.

    Displayed together on one stand, they represent unity, interconnection and shared spiritual traditions among clay workers worldwide.

    READ MORE HERE

    June 16, 2023

    VIPOO SRIVILASA FEATURED IN COLOSSAL

    Grace Ebert featured Vipoo Srivilasa's exhibition 'Solitude and Connection' in the article 'Exquisite Porcelain Figures by Vipoo Srivilasa Express the Ineffable Nature of Beauty and Connection'.

    "Flowers in gold lustre and cobalt, small portraits of mythical creatures with feathers and polka dots, and various geometric motifs embellish Vipoo Srivilasa’s porcelain figures, which celebrate abundance and joy through opulent details. On view now at Edwina Corlette in the artist’s solo show Solitude and Connection, the sculptures are otherworldly in form as they meld human anatomy with flora and fauna, exploring 'the diverse ways in which love takes shape.'"

    READ MORE HERE

    March 28, 2023

    VIPOO SRIVILASA AWARDED MAJOR COMISSIONING PROJECTS GRANT

    Congratulations to Vipoo Srivilasa who has been awarded the Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy (VACS) Major Commissioning Projects grant. Vipoo is a recipient of $100,000 to realise a major project 'Re/JOY' in collaboration with the Australian Design Centre. 'Re/JOY' is a collaborative, community-driven project designed to engage with overseas-born Australians.

    'Re/JOY' will examine the emotional connection we form with objects by retelling migration stories and experiences. The project aims to provoke the complex feelings associated with overseas relocation and the difficult process of gaining Australian permanent residency.

    READ MORE HERE

    Image: Vipoo Srivilasa and the Happy Australian Sculptures at the National Portrait Gallery. Photo by Liv Cameron 2023.

    March 9, 2023

    VIPOO SRIVILASA FEATURED IN NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY'S 'PORTRAIT23: IDENTITY'

    Vipoo Srivilasa's work 'Happy Australian' will form part of the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition 'Portrait23: Identity'.

    'Portrait23: Identity' is a major exhibition of new work from multi-award-winning contemporary Australian artists and collectives working across every state and territory. Street art, textiles, performance, photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, soft sculpture and bronze challenge the boundaries of portraiture. Many of the works move eloquently between installation, video, and animation, inviting you, the viewer, inside the portrait.

    Twenty-three artists and collectives present dramatic, ambitious and thrilling work about who they are and what it means to represent themselves, their communities, their histories and contemporary society. They break open the genre with deeply personal evocations of themes that resonate collectively, such as cultural knowledge, feminism, visibility/invisibility, activism and journeys of migration.

    10 March – 18 June 2023.

    READ MORE HERE.

    Image details;

    Four works from Happy Australian, 2022 Vipoo Srivilasa. © Vipoo Srivilasa. Photograph by Simon Strong

    March 4, 2023

    VIPOO SRIVILASA FEATURED IN QANTAS TRAVEL INSIDER MAGAZINE

    Noelle Faulkner from QANTAS Travel Insider Magazine spoke with Vipoo Srivilasa about his art practice. "With a playful approach that marries European-Australian and Thai motifs, this Bangkok-born artist’s figurines are full of charm."

    READ MORE HERE.

    Image details;

    Pieces from Vipoo Srivilasa’s Always Better Together series (2022)

    March 4, 2022

    VIPOO SRIVILASA - Vault Magazine

    For more than twenty years ceramic artist Vipoo Srivilasa has created intricate and elaborate artworks that reflect his bicultural experience living between Australia and Thailand. He celebrates the intersections and overlaps between cultural, social, philosophical and environmental contemplations on life in a pandemic. VAULT asked Srivilasa to share some of his most beloved artefacts.

    November 20, 2021

    VIPOO SRIVILASA FEATURED IN THE ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL AT QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY

    Vipoo Srivilasa’s immersive, participatory installation Shrine of Life/ Benjapakee Shrine 2021, featuring five hand-crafted ceramic deities representing attributes important to the artist: identity, love equality, creativity, security and spirituality. Finished with gold lustre and floral embellishments, the work reflects Srivilasa’s holistic approach to life, and encourages audiences to appreciate the things that unite us.

    His artwork for APT10 expands his practice, building on its audience-oriented qualities. The artist has created a reflective, shrine-like space that houses five secular deities representing attributes important to him — love equality, spirituality, security, identity, and creativity — and asks visitors to join him in celebrating them. Through the work, Srivilasa venerates memories of his Thai homeland, acknowledges what his relocation to Australia has meant to him, and encourages viewers to appreciate both our differences and our commonalities.

    QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY 'ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL'

    4 December 2021 - 25 April 2022

    READ MORE HERE

    November 20, 2021

    VIPOO SRIVILASA FEATURED IN GARLAND MAGAZINE

    Garland Magazine
    WILL MY HEART REMEMBER?
    By Aaron Bradbrook

    Aaron Bradbrook presents, re/JOY, a project by Vipoo Srivilasa to reincarnate objects relinquished by residents of Warrnambool.

    READ MORE HERE

    November 20, 2021

    THE ART GALLERY OF BALLARAT ACQUIRES VIPOO SRIVILASA WORKS

    The Art Gallery of Ballarat has acquired two Vipoo Srivilasa works for their permanent collection. The works are 'Aqium' and 'Lori the Healthcare Hero' from the COVID SUPERHERO EXHIBITION 2020.

    What does a COVID-19 superhero look like? Ceramicist Vipoo Srivilasa has created a collection of superheroes inspired by the dreams of people in the Ballarat community. Each superhero has a special power to fight off COVID-19.

    This project is a collaboration between the Art Gallery of Ballarat and the City of Ballarat’s Creative City team.

    'I created ‘COVID Superheroes’ last year, inspired by dreams of people in the Ballarat community. They were part of a project to reflect some of the mood and experiences of 2020'. Vipoo Srivilasa 2021

    READ MORE HERE

    September 7, 2021

    VIPOO SRIVILASA ON ABC TV ARTWORKS

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    August 20, 2021

    VIPOO SRIVILASA 'WELLNESS DEITY PROJECT' LINDEN NEW ARTS

    Arts Hub
    Exhibition Review: Vipoo Srivilasa: Wellness Deity, Linden New Art by Celina Lei
    22 May 2021- 22 August 2021

    Wellness Deity
    The Wellness Deity Project, which Srivilasa undertook in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This collaborative, community-driven project encouraged people to reflect on their experience of the pandemic. The artist invited people to submit a drawing of their Wellness Deity, a being that has a special empowering or protective power. Srivilasa selected 19 of these drawings to provide inspiration for a series of ceramic sculptures. Each deity has its own unique characteristics based on the personal stories submitted. Each work is also accompanied by a piece of commissioned creative writing.

    READ MORE HERE

    July 30, 2021

    ARTS HUB REVIEW OF VIPOO SRIVILASA AT LINDEN NEW ARTS

    Spanning over a career of 20 years, Thai-Australian artist Vipoo Srivilasa has harnessed art’s ability to connect creatives, organisations and the broader community.

    Wellness Deity captured this collaborative energy in the light-filled room of Linden’s ground floor gallery. The 19 drawing submissions and accompanying writing surround the walls while Srivilasa’s ceramic iterations sit across two tables at the centre of the space. The hand-selected drawings from a total of 63 submissions from Australia and overseas showcase stories rooted in reflections, experiences, and hopes emerging out of the pandemic. Words Celina Lei

    READ MORE HERE

    June 15, 2021

    VIPOO SRIVILASA AT LINDEN NEW ART

    VIPOO SRIVILASA

    Wellness Deity 22 May 2021 > 22 August 2021

    This exhibition will present the Wellness Deity Project, which Vipoo Srivilasa undertook in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This collaborative, community-driven project encouraged people to reflect on their experience of the pandemic. The artist invited people to submit a drawing of their Wellness Deity, a being that has a special empowering or protective power. Srivilasa selected 19 of these drawings to provide inspiration for a series of ceramic sculptures. Each deity has its own unique characteristics based on the personal stories submitted. Each work is also accompanied by a piece of commissioned creative writing.

    READ MORE HERE

    E-CATALOGUE

    May 28, 2021

    VIPOO SRIVILASA FEATURED IN ART GUIDE

    How Vipoo Srivilasa is repairing happiness

    STUDIO

    19 May 2021

    Ceramicist Vipoo Srivilasa has a penchant for intricate and layered decoration that, he explains, is influenced by the ornate Buddhist temples he encountered growing up in Thailand. With an aesthetic he cheerfully describes as “more is more,” Srivilasa’s distinctive work also draws on European historical figurines and “a healthy dose of contemporary culture”. We chatted over cups of sencha tea in Srivilasa’s clean, bright warehouse studio in the suburb of Cheltenham, in Melbourne’s south-east.

    Place
    I’ve made this space really comfortable because I spend most of my time here, almost seven days a week. I come here about 7:30 in the morning and leave at 3:30 in the afternoon, go home, and do some shopping. Then I work on the computer, like writing or administration, in the evenings. Most of the time I’m just here; I live 10 minutes from here, so it’s really easy. Sometimes I go home for lunch—but I’ve found it kind of distracting, like you go home and it’s hard to come back again. So I bring my own lunch, or I’ll walk around the corner for a Vietnamese lunch.

    READ MORE HERE

    October 22, 2020

    VIPOO SRIVILASA AWARDED THE 2021 CERAMIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

    Vipoo Srivilasa has been awarded The 2021 Ceramic Artist of the Year by the editorial staff of Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated (USA).

    The annual Ceramic Artist of the Year award is presented to an artist whose work reflects current aesthetics and sets an example for ceramic artists by embracing current trends, technology, studio, marketing, and/or community-focused practices.

    “Over the course of your career, you’ve been very active with exhibitions, winning numerous awards, public art projects, teaching, mentoring, and community outreach. In addition, you have helped to support and advance the global clay community through innovative social media fundraising campaigns, among other projects.

    You have also been very active in engaging with the field of ceramics and expanding creative connections with other creative fields and the wider community.

    The fact that you can consistently create work as a self-employed artist in addition to having a busy international workshop, lecture, and exhibition schedule is impressive. In short due to all of your personal creative achievements, as well as your dedication to the field, we feel that you are more than deserving of the Ceramic Artist of the Year award.”

    Jessica Knapp

    Editor, Ceramics Monthly Magazine, Associate Editor, Pottery Making Illustrated, at The American Ceramic Society

    In addition to the monetary award, The Artist of the Year feature will be in the 2021 Ceramic Arts Yearbook.

    May 12, 2020

    Vipoo Srivilasa in Love Lab - Craft Victoria

    Vipoo Srivilasa’s interactive 'Love Lab' performance offers participants the chance to reflect on the ingredients that make up their love language and in turn, to finally find out how good or bad love tastes.

    Love Lab will be performed on the opening night of Objects of Love Exhibition, 12 March - 13 May 2020. The show presents artworks which symbolise and reflect love of all kinds across cultures. Working from different cultural perspectives, the artists each explore themes of contemporary and traditional exchanges of love, connection to loved ones, and the strength and fragility of bonds of love.

    Artists include Vipoo Srivilasa, Cyrus Tang, Kate Just, Zaiba Khan and Varuni Kanagasundaram.

    https://www.craft.org.au/craft-whats-on-events/lovelabperformance

    Image: Love Lab performance 2019

    March 12, 2020

    Vipoo Srivilasa’s 'The Course of True Love' wins the Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Prize Highly Commended Award

    The Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Prize is run annually in cooperation with the Korean Cultural Centre.

    Srivilasa's work 'The Course of True Love' is about the same-sex marriage journey. The series is realised in five bronze vignettes representing moments in world history that have contributed directly or indirectly to the acceptance of same-sex partnerships, and led Australia to pass the same sex marriage law in 2018. The moments including the Stoneware riots, Thailand decriminalising homosexuality, the establishment of Society Five, the first homosexual rights organisation in Melbourne, the Simpsons dedicating an entire episode to the same-sex marriage topic and the Yes campaign.

    “I work predominantly with ceramics but for this series I chose to work with bronze. I use bronze, a robust and permanent medium to symbolise the strong concept of marriage and a solid commitment a couple makes to each other. Bronze is also a medium for religion statues. It would represent the sacred concept of marriage in my work.” …Vipoo Srivilasa

    The Course of True Love will be part of Objects of Loves exhibition at Craft Victoria, Melbourne. 12 March - 13 May 2020

    Image: The Course of True Love 2019

    February 14, 2020

    Bharat Bhavan International Ceramic Exhibition - India

    Roopanakar Museum of Fine Arts, Bhopal, India

    13 February - 30 March 2020

    Inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi on 13th February 1982, Bharat Bhavan is a multi art centre, set up to create an interactive proximity between the verbal, visual and performing arts. Bharat Bhavan provides space for contemporary expression, thought, quest and innovation. Bharat Bhavan seeks to provide a creative and thought provoking milieu to those who wish to contribute something new and meaningful, in contemporary scene in the fine arts, literature, theatre, cinema, dance and music.

    Bharat Bhavan International Ceramic Exhibition is a feature part of the 38th anniversary celebrations. It is the first time an international exhibition of ceramic art has been organized in the state. Eminent ceramic artists from India, US, Australia, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Ireland, Italy, China and France are attending the exhibition.

    Vipoo Srivilasa is representing Australia.

    Image: vipoo at the opening

    July 4, 2019

    THAI ARTISTS REVIEWED IN THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

    A new exhibition showcases the work of five Thai-born artists now living and working in Australia, the first of its kind in Melbourne.

    Curated by Vipoo Srivilasa, the show was designed to provide a platform, "for [the artists] to have a voice in Australia".

    An artist who moved to Australia 22 years ago, Srivilasa says when you emigrate, your cultural identity changes.

    "All of them have a very strong sense of Thai culture in their work, yet it’s not traditional. It blends with Australian culture and becomes something new, something exciting."

    The exhibition features the work of Gallery artist Bundit Puangthong

    Un/Thaid runs until July 27 at Grau Projekt, Level 1, 2-12 Alexandra Pde, Clifton Hill. The gallery is open Wed-Sat, from 1pm-6pm. grauprojekt.com

    READ MORE HERE

    June 22, 2019

    BUNDIT PUANGTHONG AT GRAU PROJEKT CURATED BY VIPOO SRIVILASA

    UN/THAID Curated by Vipoo Srivilasa

    This exhibition brings together the work of five contemporary artists from Thailand who now live and work in Australia. Arriving in Australia independently of one another across the 1990s and 2000s, these five artists are based in the urban centres of Melbourne and Sydney and have continued their distinct individual practices since arriving in this country. The work on display in this exhibition is a diverse offering, including performance, painting, ceramics, sculpture, video and installation. Articulating multi-dimensional and layered histories, all of these artists are emboldened in their shared cultural experience of growing up in Thailand and then relocating to Australia while continuing to develop and refine their artistic practices. This exhibition features the work of Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Nakarin Aaron Jaikla, Bundit Puangthong, Pimpisa Tinpalit and Somchai Charoen. A Thai born Melbourne based artist, Vipoo Srivilasa has initiated and organised this exhibition because of his desire to provide visibility and voice for Thai Contemporary artists who have been working and living in Australia.

    Thu 13th June, 2019 – Sat 27th July, 2019

    Grau Projekt, Melbourne

    READ MORE HERE

    May 8, 2019

    VIPOO SRIVILASA FINALIST IN THE DEAKIN UNIVERSITY SMALL SCULPTURE AWARD

    Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2019

    When: 29 May–12 July 2019
    Tuesday to Friday 10am–4pm, Open only during exhibitions
    Where: Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne Burwood Campus
    Building FA, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, VIC 3125

    In its tenth anniversary year this annual acquisitive award and exhibition is organised by the Art Collection and Galleries Unit displaying the work of the 2019 finalists.

    Image: VIPOO SRIVILASA Protection 2018, 66
 x 37
 x 23 cm, ceramic, acrylic paint, glaze ceramic flowers and mix media.

    READ MORE HERE

    December 4, 2018

    VIPOO SRIVILASA AT MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY

    Obsession: Devil in the detail examines our fascination with the meticulous and micro, the real and the hyperreal and brings together a range of historical and contemporary works under three broad themes of still life, portraiture and landscape. Featuring artworks that seduce us with the power of their realism and intricate detail, the devil in the detail becomes the ideas and concepts that exist beneath the surface.

    Featuring work by local and international artists including Natasha Bieniek, Chris Bond, Erin Coates, Audrey Flack, Juan Ford, James Gleeson, Sam Jinks, Jess Johnson, Anna Kristensen, eX de Medici, Tully Moore, Callum Morton, Jan Nelson, Sandra Selig, Vipoo Srivilasa, Ricky Swallow, teamLab, Eugene von Guerard and more.

    30 November 2018 - 17 February 2019

    READ MORE HERE

    November 20, 2018

    VIPOO SRIVILASA COMMISSIONED FOR ICONSIAM IN BANGKOK

    Vipoo Srivilasa has been commissioned to design seven large sculptures for ICONSIAM, a mixed-use development on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok Thailand, opening on 9 November 2018.

    ICONSIAM is the ultimate shopping destination. The all-in-one complex, located on 750,000 square metres of the land on the banks of Chao Phraya River is a wonder to behold for those passionate about retail and development. It is divided into three main sections: the main ICONSIAM, the glamorous riverside ICONLUXE, and street facing side Siam Takashimaya.

    READ MORE HERE

    May 30, 2018

    VIPOO SRIVILASA 'OBSESSED: COMPELLED TO MAKE', ON TOUR

    Vipoo Srivilasa's work forms part of a touring exhibition through the Australian Design Centre titled 'Obsessed: Compelled to Make' which is on now at Cairns Regional Gallery.

    Obsessed: Compelled to make presents the work of 14 artists from across Australia, delving beyond the finished object, beyond the personality of the maker, into the fundamental conceptual framework of their creations. We look at the complexities of their materials and processes, the realities of their day-to-day studio routine and unravel what compels each maker to create over the course of their personal career – Why this technique or material? Why that concept? How does the mind of a maker work?

    This exhibition explores the act of making through the framework of obsession – how it consumes us, carrying
 us along in its wake, colouring every aspect of our lives.
 With these professional artists, it is their obsessions, and all the associated angst, failures, breakthroughs and milestones, that feeds their productivity and to deliver exceptional outcomes. 

    Artists: Gabriella Bisetto | Lorraine Connelly-Northey |  Honor Freeman, | Jon Goulder | 
Kath Inglis |
 Laura McCusker |
 Elliat Rich and James B Young (Elbowrkshp) | 
Kate Rohde |
 Oliver Smith | Vipoo Srivilasa | Tjunkaya Tapaya | Louise Weaver | Liz Williamson. 

    Obsessed: Compelled to makeis an Australian Design Centre of ADC on Tour exhibition touring to 12 venues across Australia, accompanied by a series of films and a full-length catalogue.

    READ MORE HERE

    May 30, 2018

    VIPOO SRIVILASA AT WOLLONGONG ART GALLERY

    Vipoo Srivilasa's work #happy_together VI 2017, acquired by Wollongong Art Gallery, is currently being exhibited in 'East Meets West' until 11 November 2018.

    The Mann-Tatlow collection of Asian Art, gifted in 2003 and the Nancye Dryden Collection of South East Asian Textiles bequeathed to the Gallery in 2012, have formed the Gallery’s newest collecting area. This exhibition relates collection works by contemporary Asian artists and Australian artists who have responded to Asian culture within their practice and to the Mann-Tatlow Collection of Asian Art including works by Julie Bartholomew, Lionel Bawden, Kirsten Coelho, Tom Dion, Dongwang Fan, Sarah Goffman, Tie Hua Huang, Shotei Ibata, Lindy Lee, Joanne Saad, Shigeo Shiga, Vipoo Srivilasa, Laurens Tan, Andy Warhol and Gerry Wedd.

    READ MORE HERE

    April 4, 2018

    VIPOO SRIVILASA IN ART GUIDE

    Barnaby Smith has reviewed Vipoo Srivilasa's exhibition Everyday Shrines at Gippsland Art Gallery:

    'The experience of belonging to two or more countries is an increasingly universal one, especially for Australians. An affiliation with multiple cultures and an identity formed by multiple traditions is, after all, the migrant experience. It is a theme that has been widely explored across the arts spectrum, yet rarely with as much playfulness as in the work of Thai-Australian ceramicist Vipoo Srivilasa. His new exhibition Everyday Shrines, shown at Gippsland Art Gallery as part of Craft Victoria’s Craft Forward series, takes an impish yet thoughtful approach to fusing the imagery and iconography of Australian and Thai societies.'

    The exhibition is current until 17 June 2018 at Gippsland Art Gallery.

    Read full article HERE

    March 6, 2018

    VIPOO SRIVILASA AT GIPPSLAND ART GALLERY

    Vipoo Srivilasa's solo exhibition 'Everyday Shrines' will open at the newly refurbished Gippsland Art Gallery on 31 March 2018 and run until 17 June.  The exhibition which has been developed jointly with Craft Victoria, looks at similarities between Srivilasa's Thai heritage and his adopted home in Australia.

    READ MORE HERE

    March 6, 2018

    VIPOO SRIVILASA, FINALIST IN THE TOM BASS PRIZE

    Vipoo Srivilasa's work 'Deity of Immortal' has been selected as a finalist in the Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture Exhibition at Juniper hall in Sydney from 2 - 25 March.

    READ MORE HERE

    March 6, 2018

    VIPOO SRIVILASA'S WORK ACQUIRED BY WHITEHORSE CITY COUNCIL

    Vipoo Srivilasa's work 'Sang Thong' has been acquired by the Whitehorse City Council in Victoria.  

    The City of Whitehorse is located just 15 kilometres east of Melbourne and covers an area of 64 square kilometres.

    Srivilasa's work 'Sang Thong' is based on a well-known Thai folk tale, centred on a marriage between a man and a woman of different social status.

    READ MORE HERE

    September 29, 2017

    JULIAN MEAGHER & VIPOO SRIVILASA: 2017 NATIONAL STILL LIFE AWARD

    Congratulations to Julian Meagher and Vipoo Srivilasa for being finalists of the 2017 National Still Life Award at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.

    The acquisitive Award offers a major award of $20,000 as well as a People’s Choice Award of $5,000. This years' judge is Lisa Slade, Assistant Director of Artistic Programs at Art Gallery of South Australia. 

    Finalist works exhibited Friday 24th November 2017 to Saturday 20th of January 2018 at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.

    September 23, 2017

    VIPOO SRIVILASA: Q&A

    In conjunction with National Clay Week, Artaxis presents 12 hours of live-streaming conversations with 24 Artaxis members from 16 countries.

    Vipoo Srivilasa is scheduled to talk between 12:00pm - 1:00pm, 11 October 2017. Questions may be submitted here

    Vipoo’s work explores similarities between the cultures of his native home, Thailand and his adoptive home, Australia. His work is a playful blend of historical, figurative and decorative art practices whilst engaging with contemporary culture.

    Using blue and white colour, he creates complex narratives through highly decorated images on ceramic forms. His work requires an intimacy in which the key elements of the drama are often found in unusual places within the forms themselves.

    Collaboration has been an important part of Vipoo's creative practice. He has been using clay to engage communities into his creating process in the past 10 years. In addition to exhibiting his work, Vipoo actively initiates and organises cultural exchange projects between national and internationally artists.

    Get your questions ready and join Vipoo and others for a Q&A. To watch click here.

    September 22, 2017

    VIPOO SRIVILASA: AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS GRANT

    Vipoo Srivilasa is the recipient of the general skills and arts development grant from the Australian Council for the Arts to work with Sakarin Krue-On, a multi-disciplinary Thai artist, and Marije Vogelzang, the world's first eating designer from the Netherland, in order to develop and create new interactive ceramic work for an exhibition at Edwina Corlette Gallery in 2019 and the S.A.C. Subhashok The Arts Centre in Bangkok. 

    Keep up to date here.

    May 8, 2017

    VIPOO SRIVILASA SHORTLISTED FOR THE DEAKIN UNIVERSITY SMALL SCULPTURE AWARD

    The Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award has shortlisted Vipoo Srivilasa's work, amongst others for its annual prize.

    "This is the ninth year of the award and we were pleased to receive 232 entries, from which 40 finalists were selected.   

    The external judges are Mr Ewen Coates (Sculptor) and Associate Professor Ken Wach, Former Principal Research Fellow and Head of the School of Creative Arts, The University of Melbourne.
     
    The Small Sculpture exhibition launch is on Tuesday 6 June, 2017. 

    March 14, 2017

    VIPOO SRIVILASA WINS MUSWELLBROOK ART PRIZE

    Vipoo Srivilasa has won the 44th Muswellbrook Art Prize in the Ceramics section.  The $10,000 acquisitive prize was awarded to Vipoo's porcelain work 'The Good, The Bad and the Cuddly (self portrait)'.

    The biennial Muswellbrook Art Prize began in 1958 and has helped form a significant collection of modern and contemporary Australian painting, works on paper and ceramics for the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.

    The exhibition is current until 7 May 2017.

    Muswellbrook Art Prize

    December 18, 2016

    VIPOO SRIVILASA IN 'SUGAR SPIN — YOU ME ART AND EVERYHTING' EXHIBITION AT GOMA

    Headlining the celebrations for Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art is 'SUGAR SPIN — YOU ME ART AND EVERYHTING' featuring over 250 contemporary artworks exploring light, space, architecture and the senses. From brand-new immersive works to large-scale visitor favourites, the exhibition reflects our complex connections to the natural world with an explosion of colour, sensation and spinning delights.

    Major new artworks include Nervescape, a multi-coloured landscape of synthetic hair by Icelandic-born artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir a.k.a. Shoplifter, and the electrifying Heard by American sculptor and performance artist Nick Cave, a group of vibrant sculptural horses brought to life by dancers.

    Vipoo Srivilasa's work 'BLEACH IV' is part of the exhibition which runs until 17 April 2017. Read more here.

    December 17, 2016

    VIPOO SRIVILASA REPRESENTING AUSTRALIA AT THE GYEONGGI INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS BIENNALE 2017

    Established in 2001, the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in Korea is one of the largest ceramic events in the world, representing contemporary artists from over 70 countries. 

    Artists are invited to take part in the competition which calls for works that mirror modern trends and point to the future of contemporary ceramics and redefine its essence by exploring spirit, values, forms and technique. 

    The winner will receive a cash prize of KRW 50,000,000 (approx $43,000 US) and will be invited to have a solo exhibition during the 2019 Biennale. 

    In 2017 Vipoo Srivilasa will be representing Australia. READ MORE HERE.

    November 28, 2016

    VIPOO SRIVILASA AT HENAN MUSEUM, CHINA

    The first Central China International Ceramics Biennale will be held at the Henan Museum. Curated by art historian Wendy Gers the biennale will exhibit work by 50 Chinese and international artists.

    Vipoo Srivilasa is one of six artists to be commissioned to create a site-specific work for the Biennale. In November he will take a residency at the Ceramic Art Institute of Henan University to create six large figurines for the exhibition.

    November 9, 2016

    VIPOO SRIVILASA AT PARRAMASALA

    One of the biggest celebrations of cultural diversity in New South Wales, Parramasala will be held from 10-12 March 2017, thanks to a multi-year funding arrangement between the State Government and City of Parramatta Council. 

    Parramasala’s new mascot, an illuminated six metre tall inflatable creature will be revealed prior to the festival. Created by Vipoo Srivilasa, the mascot represents the coming together of many cultures in a harmonious and friendly way. Vipoo incorporated the V symbol denoting peace to reflect the multicultural event.

    “It was an amazing experience as I’d never seen my work this size before,” the Thai-born artist said.

    November 7, 2016

    VIPOO SRIVILASA AT GIPPSLAND ART GALLERY

    Vipoo Srivilasa's work has been curated into Gippsland Art Gallery's 'Weird Ceramic' exhibition.

    Weird Ceramic is a survey of the strange and peculiar in contemporary Australian ceramics featuring twenty-seven works by eleven artists: Glenn Barkley, Stephen Bird, Chris Dolman, Lynda Draper, Donna Green, Emily Hunt, Philjames, Jenny Orchard, Stephen Ralph, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, and Vipoo Srivilasa.

    With its basis in the 1970s arts/craft movement, contemporary ceramics has one eye on the past while looking forward to new forms, techniques and processes.

    Saturday 26 November 2016 to Sunday 12 February 2017, open during Gallery hours.  Read more here.

    July 13, 2016

    Vipoo Srivilasa - Basil Sellers Art Prize Finalist

    Congratulations to Vipoo Srivilasa who is a finalist in the 2016 Basil Sellers Art Prize.  

    The prize defines sport in the broadest possible sense. An acquisitive prize of $100,000 will be awarded to a single, outstanding artwork, displayed in an exhibition of shortlisted finalists at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne in July 2016.

    This prize is supported by Basil Sellers in order to encourage contemporary artists to develop their practice, to engage with the many themes within sport past and present, and to contribute to critical reflection on all forms of sport and sporting culture in Australia.

    View available works by Vipoo Srivilasa HERE.

    April 5, 2016

    Vipoo Srivilasa at Subhashok The Arts Centre

    Vipoo Srivilasa’s solo exhibition ‘Red-Eared Slider’ is currently underway at the Subhashok The Art Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.

    The ‘Red-Eared Slider’ is a turtle native to the United State and feral across the globe. Originally introduced by a Japanese trader in Thailand, these red-eared turtles disrupt the natural ecology of Thai waters, threatening the native freshwater turtles. For Vipoo, who divides his time between Bangkok and Melbourne, the red-eared turtle represents the disregard humans have for their environment.

    The exhibition is current to 30 April, 2016.

    Click here for more information.

    March 14, 2016

    Vipoo Srivilasa Feature in Hi Fructose

    Deianira Tolema explores the concepts behind Vipoo’s practice in ‘Vipoo Srivilasa’s Playful Kingdom of Ceramic Figurines’ for Hi Fructose: The New Contemporary Magazine. She writes,

    "Srivilasa’s work also explores the commonalities between Thai and Australian culture and Eastern and Western culture, where he uses blue and white as a reference to the export of blue and white porcelain from China to Europe. While being fully aware of his heritage, Srivilasa has been mixing up echoes from the past with traces of the present in a carefully arranged juxtaposition of old and new ways of thinking.”

    Read the full article here.

    March 12, 2016

    Vipoo Srivilasa ‘Patience Flower XXII’ in the Crafts Council Collection, London

    Vipoo Srivilasa’s  has been chosen by Rebecca Hill, Exhibitions and Collections Co-ordinator at Gallery Oldham, as her favourite piece in the Crafts Council Collection, London.

    "I really love the fact that this piece is technically excellent, yet doesn’t seem to take itself too seriously.” Rebecca Hill, January 2016.

    Read the full article here.

    February 17, 2016

    Vipoo Srivilasa 2016 Fleurieu Art Prize Finalist

    Vipoo Srivilasa's sculpture 'Collective Reef' has been shortlisted for the $65,000 Fleurieu Art Prize for Landscape, hosted at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art in Adelaide. The Fleurieu Art Prize focuses on landscape as a means of expressing the power of connection to place. This years judging panel includes Nigel Hurst, Director of Saatchi Gallery London; Suhanya Raffel, Deputy Director and Director of Collections AGNSW; and Erica Green, Director of Samstag Museum of Art. 

    The winner is announced at opening night, Thursday 3 June 5 - 7pm at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art in Adelaide, University of South Australia, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide. The Exhibition is current 3 June - 29 July, 2016.

    Vipoo will present a new body of work at Edwina Corlette Gallery 16 November - 3 December, 2016. To view Vipoo's available works, click here.

    December 15, 2015

    Vipoo Srivilasa at Shepparton Art Museum

    Vipoo Srivilasa has collaborated with local indigenous artists for Collisions: Cross-Cultural Collaborations, a community cultural development partnership between Shepparton Art Museum and Gallery Kaiela. The project involves local Indigenous artists partnering with established Melbourne-based contemporary artists.

    Through the sharing of ideas, narratives and techniques, the artists have engaged in an exploration of cultural difference and similarity, conflict and connection, forging relationships in a dialogic exchange that departs from the art-making process.

    Collisions: Cross-Cultural Collaborations is on show at SAM and runs current to 14 February 2016.

    Read more.

    October 17, 2015

    Vipoo Srivilasa at The Ian Potter Museum of Art 'More Love Hours'


    Vipoo Srivilasa exhibited in 'More Love Hours' at The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne. 'More Love Hours' brought together the works of contemporary Australian artists who use traditional techniques and processes in their practice. The works demonstrated the use of 'traditional' forms of creativity as a means to express contemporary values and complex ideologies.

    'More Love Hours' installation at The Ian Potter Museum of Art, photographed by Viki Petherbridge

    Carol Shwarzman writes, "at first glance, their balanced poise beckons for our approval, to satisfy desire for perfection, decoration, or to escape into the soft murmurs of collectible comfort and status quo. Inevitably, closer inspection reveals Srivilasa's take on cross-cultural social tensions, the commodification of artistic integrity, the role of the self within popular culture, and the history of ceramics worldwide."

    To see more of Vipoo's work, click here.

    April 8, 2015

    Work Acquired by the Parliament House Collection, Canberra

    Congratulations to Vipoo whose work New Family I (2014) was recently acquired by the Parliament House Collection, Canberra.

    April 8, 2015

    Work Acquired by the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, Brisbane

    Congratulations to Vipoo whose work Soup Bowl With Turtle (2012) was recently acquired by the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, Brisbane.

    April 8, 2015

    Vipoo Srivilasa visits the U.S.

    Congratulations Vipoo Srivilasa who recently visited the U.S. to be a part of the Roundtable Discussion for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) on March 26, 2015.

    ‘”Pass the Peas: Food, Objects and the Making of Community”, will expand on themes explored in our 2015 keynote lecture. Namita Gupta Wiggers will moderate this lively discussion with Aruna D’Souza, Julia Galloway, Frederick Opie and Vipoo Srivilasa. As writers, artists, curators and historians these individuals all deal with the complex ways that we understand place and memory through objects, food and community engagement.’

    February 13, 2015

    Vipoo Srivilasa: Clay, Culinary and Community

    December 19, 2014

    Vipoo Srivilasa's work acquired by QAGoMA

    Congratulations to Vipoo Srivilasa whose work Bleach IV (2012) was acquired by the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art.

    Image: Bleach IV (2012), pocelain and cobalt pigment

    September 27, 2014

    Vipoo Srivilasa awarded the 2014 Gold Coast International Ceramics Prize

    Congratulations to Vipoo Srivilasa who was announced the winner of the 2014 Gold Coast International Ceramics Award.  Vipoo’s thoughtful porcelain work Battle of Old and New Power was selected from 48 entries from several countries including Japan, Argentina and Isreal.  Judge Dr Patsy Hely from the Australian National University School of Art described Vipoo’s work as having ‘resonance not just with one country’s internal battles but with the pulls and pushes of global relations and power struggles more broadly. In this way, it is a work in which the contemporary world is writ large.’ Srivilasa’s work was described as ‘at once beautiful and unsettling’ and reflects the contemporary world by ‘speak[ing] loudly of this moment in time.’

    Image: Battle of New and Old Power (2012), porcelain

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    THE NEW GALLERY SHOW — A Group Exhibition

    29 August 2018 – 15 September 2018
    THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

    26 May 2017 – 17 June 2017
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    9 – 13 September 2015
    Sydney Contemporary Art Fair

    14 – 17 August 2014
    Melbourne Art Fair

    20 – 22 September 2013
    Sydney Contemporary Art Fair

    17 October 2011 – 5 November 2011
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