September 12, 2023
VIPOO SRIVILASA has been selected as one of the four finalists in the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2023.
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.
'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.
June 16, 2023
"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.'"
March 28, 2023
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.
Image: Vipoo Srivilasa and the Happy Australian Sculptures at the National Portrait Gallery. Photo by Liv Cameron 2023.
March 9, 2023
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.
March 4, 2023
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."
Pieces from Vipoo Srivilasa’s Always Better Together series (2022)
March 26, 2022
‘Expanded Canvas’ is a major exhibition at Town Hall Gallery exploring the dynamic and innovative nature of contemporary painting. The traditional grid and 2D picture plane are replaced by modern surfaces, including drop sheets, sign vinyl, virtual space, and the gallery wall itself.
Bundit’s mural painting will be exhibited in the major exhibition ‘Expanded Canvas’, showing at Hawthorn Arts Centre, Victoria - 23 April to Saturday 2 July 2022.
March 4, 2022
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.
February 26, 2022
There is more to Miranda Skoczek’s paintings than immediately meets the eye. They are built intuitively and in layers, from colours, patterns and objects that she absorbs in her immediate home environment – and all over the world. They are often abstract, sometimes with figurative elements; they focus on paint and colour, process and time, to create a space that takes us somewhere other, outside the material world. Inspiration comes from art and antiquities, folk art and contemporary design – and through obsessive consumption of images. Skoczek describes herself as “a sponge,” confessing to VAULT: “I have 95,000 photographs on my phone.”
The mystical is evident in Skoczek’s hope that her paintings work like amulets for those who acquire them. Protective elements aside, in their sensual textures and influences, so powerfully evoked, these paintings emerge as poignant and poetic visual essays written to the past and the present.
Front Cover: Miranda Skoczek, Vault Magazine
November 20, 2021
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
November 20, 2021
November 20, 2021
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
November 19, 2021
NGV is committed to providing creative experiences for young people and their families and sharing new ways to be creative. The gallery invited Bundit Puangthong to conduct a series of online workshops for their NGV Kids programme, during the 2021 Melbourne lockdown.
With a background in puppeteering, Bundit created a range of workshops with an introduction to making paper puppets.
November 19, 2021
The Sunshine Coast Art Prize is a dynamic visual arts award reflecting outstanding contemporary 2D arts practice in Australia. Now in its 16th year, this significant art award is the flagship event for the Sunshine Coast’s Regional Gallery in Caloundra, attracting entries from emerging and established artists across the nation.
This year Bundit Puangthong was a finalist with his work 'Riding Stars' 2021
November 19, 2021
Held every two years, the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize attracts some of Australia’s most accomplished artists, awarding a generous acquisitive cash prize of $50,000. The Prize provides Bendigo Art Gallery with the opportunity to survey contemporary painting by established and emerging artists from across Australia.
Bundit Puangthong is a finalist in the 2021 prize with his work 'The Living Room' 2021.
September 7, 2021
August 20, 2021
Exhibition Review: Vipoo Srivilasa: Wellness Deity, Linden New Art by Celina Lei
22 May 2021- 22 August 2021
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
August 20, 2021
Flash Forward is creating a connected network of laneways across Melbourne with their own stories, visuals and acoustic designs.
Showcasing Melbourne’s creative culture and unlocking the potential of some of the city’s lesser-known laneways, more than 80 creatives have been commissioned to create over 40 art installations, 40 albums and stage 40 gigs across the city.
As part of the project Bundit was commissioned to make a large-scale work in Rose Lane.
August 10, 2021
The 2021 Geelong contemporary art prize is a signature event that assists with the development of the Geelong Gallery’s collection while fostering Australian artists and contemporary painting practice in general.
Bundit Puangthong’s work ‘Skull splitter’ takes inspiration from a famous Buddhist story where a prince’s ship sinks, and he has to swim all the way back to shore. The story represents the challenges we all face, despite our social status, and the lessons we learn from them.
Image: Bundit Puangthong ‘Skull splitter’, 2020, synthetic polymer paint and spray paint.
July 30, 2021
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
June 15, 2021
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.
May 28, 2021
How Vipoo Srivilasa is repairing happiness
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.
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.
March 22, 2021
Copywriter and content specialist Elle McClure was asked by the team at Medium Rare Content agency to help produce content for the autumn 2021 issue of the David Jones magazine, JONES HOME. As well as compiling trend pages and writing copy across the issue, Elle interviewed Otis Hope Carey, Louise Olsen and Miranda Skoczek as part of profiles on the artists.
You can read more HERE
December 8, 2020
One in three American museums have not re-opened after lockdowns in March. But art continues to be bought, lent, and displayed by private banks. Dieter Buchhart, Art Critic
November 10, 2020
In his pod cast (links below) Alan Kohler tells the world that his three best Non-share investments (that he actually owns) are:
He goes on the say that Stefan Dunlop is “taking off” as a painter.
- A house in Richmond, Melbourne
- A painting by Stefan Dunlop
- A longines watch
Stefan is mentioned at about 31.30 min
LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE AT THE FOLLOWING LINKS:
or apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/gold-regains-lustre-as-inflation-hedge-who-wants-crown/id1201031401?i=1000495618174
October 22, 2020
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.”
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’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.
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
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
November 30, 2019
'Artefacts', Alison Kubler, Vault Magazine, Issue 23, 104-105pp.
July 4, 2019
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
June 22, 2019
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
June 17, 2019
May 8, 2019
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.
March 6, 2019
In celebration of Gorman’s decade-long collaboration with visual artists, Heide is presenting a two-week pop-up exhibition in the iconic modernist building, Heide II.
The exhibition will feature garments from a new range by Gorman created in conjunction with ten artists who have worked with the Australian clothing label since 2009: Rachel Castle, Megan Grant, Claire Johnson, Dana Kinter, Studio Elke, Rhys Lee, Ellie Malin, Mirka Mora, Liz Payne and Miranda Skoczek. The garments will be displayed alongside the artworks which inspired them.
Rad More HERE
December 4, 2018
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
November 20, 2018
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.
October 27, 2018
Stefan Dunlop's work was featured on the highly regarded Design Files blog. Elle Murrell writes of Stefan's work:
'The 45-year-old came to his practice ‘in a round about way’. He tried out a range of jobs and a degrees not associated with art, before landing in New York for six months, where he enrolled in the New York Studio School. ‘This is what really kick started my painting career,’ he recalls. ‘Now I work in splendid isolation on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.’
October 4, 2018
The King’s Art Prize is a $20,000 acquisitive award presented to the best contemporary artwork created by an artist resident in Australia and represented by a commercial gallery, supporting both the artists and the fine arts industry. Entry is by invitation only and the finalists are selected by an appointed Art Prize panel.
August 21, 2018
Now in its 15th year, the annual Paddington Art Prize is a national acquisitive award for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape – a significant contemporary genre with a long tradition in Australian painting and a key contributor to our national ethos.
The Paddington Art Prize offers $30,000 to the overall winner. Louisa Antico from Sofala Cottage will offer a selected artist a one week retreat at her historic miner’s cottage in Sofala in the beautiful Turon Valley, 40km north of Bathurst on the road to Hill End; and Defiance Gallery Directors, Campbell Robertson-Swann and Lauren Harvey will select two artists to have an exhibition with Defiance Gallery at Mary Place Gallery in Sydney. Winners of the Defiance Gallery Prize will also receive an invitation to the Nock Art Foundation Residency, Queenstown, New Zealand during 2019 including three weeks accommodation at ‘Giverny’ with studio facilities.
Bundit Puangthong is a 2018 Finalist.
Image: Bundit Puangthong Green Fields 2018, 150 x 135cm, acrylic & pastel on paper
June 29, 2018
Designed as an invitational award, The Gold Award aims to acquire contemporary Australian painting to Rockhampton Art Gallery’s collection by means of the most outstanding work or works by an artist awarded a cash prize of $50,000 and acquired by Rockhampton Art Gallery. The Award was conceived in 2010 when the then Rockhampton Art Gallery Trust received a substantial bequest from the Estate of Moya Gold for the acquisition of Australian paintings. With industry review and guidance, the Trustees advised to expend the interest accumulated by the Gold Trust to fund a new painting award. Now in its fourth iteration The Gold Award has become a premier biennial event of national significance. Presented by Rockhampton Art Gallery, The Gold Award is a joint initiative of Rockhampton Art Gallery Philanthropy Board and Rockhampton Regional Council.
The Gold Award 2018 has been judged by Simon Elliott, Deputy Director, Collection and Exhibitions, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.
Bundit Puangthong was selected for the Gold Award in 2018.
May 30, 2018
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.
May 30, 2018
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.
April 4, 2018
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'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.
March 6, 2018
March 6, 2018
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.
November 10, 2017
Miranda Skoczek's exhibition 'Rag Rugs and Lion Heads' is featured on the Art Guide website. Miranda spoke with Louise Martin-Chew about her latest exhibition 'Rag Rugs and Lion Heads', her inspiration and the shift in her practice to looser, more expressive works:
Miranda Skoczek’s abstract paintings evoke old walls with layers of forms and shapes that emerge over time. In her studio, she might work simultaneously on nine canvases. Transferring from one to the other, she allows each oil layer to dry before repeatedly painting over it until jewel-like colours resonate and a spatial sensibility has been established within which the viewer may dwell. Skoczek told Art Guide Australia, “I don’t paint about social concerns. I create wholly immersive, beautiful pictures. They are places for escape and restoration: harmonious, calming pictures.”
Miranda's exhibition is at the gallery from 14 November until 5 December 2017.
October 13, 2017
Miranda Skoczek was a featured artist in the international group exhibition, The human experience, we are the ones doing works on canvas/Paintings XXXX at the Carlsberg Byens Galleri & Kunstsalon in Denmark. The exhibition was curated by Galina Munroe (Great Britain), Simon Ganshorn (Denmark) and Jordan Kerwick (Australia). The show featured 116 artists each working with abstraction through painting in their own distinct manner to promote diversity and highlight the possibility of medium and painting theory.
Read more on this exhibition here.
September 29, 2017
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
In conjunction with National Clay Week, Artaxis presents 12 hours of live-streaming conversations with 24 Artaxis members from 16 countries.
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 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 31, 2017
The Drawing Wall is an ongoing series of site-specific, commissioned, temporary wall-based drawings or installations enlivening the foyer-space of the Eastbank Centre, directly outside Shepparton Art Museum. This year Bundit Puangthong has been commissioned to complete a drawing across the 4 x 12 metre space as well as conducting a stencil workshop in July.
May 23, 2017
Designed to attract some of Australia’s finest contemporary artists, the inaugural Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize and exhibition was first held in 2003 at Bendigo Art Gallery. Every two years the Gallery invites artists to submit entries for the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize. The most outstanding work as judged by the selection panel is awarded an acquisitive cash prize of $50,000.
Works from the shortlisted artists will be on display at Bendigo Art Gallery in the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize exhibition from 17 June – 20 August 2017. The 2017 winner will be announced at the exhibition’s opening on Friday 16 June 2017.
This prize provides Bendigo Art Gallery with the opportunity to survey contemporary painting by attracting many high calibre and emerging artists from around Australia.
May 8, 2017
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.
May 8, 2017
The Sunshine Coast Art Prize is a national contemporary acquisitive award presented by Sunshine Coast Council. The Award is open to any artist who is an Australian resident, working in a 2D medium.
Forty finalists have been selected for an exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery and the winning work will be added to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.
Angela Goddard is the judge for the Sunshine Coast Prize 2017. Angela is the Director of Griffith Artworks, responsible for the Griffith University Art Collection and the Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane. Angela was previously the Curator of Australian Art at the Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). Winners announced 31 August.
Image: Bundit Puangthong Where Is the Buddha? 2017 acrylic on linen 122 x 122 cm
March 21, 2017
Miranda Skoczek presents her first collection of jewelled works at Pieces of Eight Gallery in Melbourne as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2017.
In DESHILADO, Miranda pays homage to the samplers created by stitchers in the early 16th Century. The collection is a three dimensional gathering of a myriad of interests and influences remixing materials and techniques, blurring the boundaries between objects, jewellery and art.
With a desire to connect ancient traditions with fashion, while acknowledging the archaeological importance of jewellery as artefact, Skoczek takes the opportunity to bring permanency to ornaments that have up to this point existed as abstract fragments in her paintings.
The exhibition is current until 25 March 2017. View more here
March 14, 2017
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.
February 6, 2017
Miranda Skoczek is featured on The Design Files blog with a look at her move from an inner city two bedroom apartment, to a bucolic retreat set amongst the verdant landscape of the Dandenong Ranges. Miranda and her seven year old son Harper speak about the influence of nature on their lives and the impact a move to the country will have on her painting practice.
December 18, 2016
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.
December 17, 2016
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.
November 30, 2016
Miranda Skoczek is renowned for her engaging, energetic works and her spectacular use of colour. A fixture on the Australian art scene, her work is instantly recognisable for its layers of intuitive colour, pattern and motifs. Iconic Australian label Country Road thought her work was perfect for a collaboration with charity RedKite. Miranda has designed two tote bags and a t-shirt, with all proceeds from each sale going towards providing essential support to children and their families who are facing cancer.
Read the interview with Miranda here.
November 28, 2016
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
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'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.
September 21, 2016
Melissa Pesa thoughtfully writes about Bundit Puangthong's latest exhibition in the current edition of Art Almanac. She writes:
Puangthong’s paintings explore, in depth, the cultural differences experienced since his arrival in Australia in 2000. Utilising a range of techniques from stencils to detailed, academic brushwork and an evocative colour palette, Puangthong creates texturally layered paintings that highlight his interest in American pop and Australian street art. Captivated by Melbourne’s creative ambience, its feast of colour, ideas and energy generated from public spaces, cross-cultural similarities became apparent. Puangthong reminisces, “When I came to Melbourne and saw all the street art everywhere it reminded me of the stencil work in the temples in Thailand.” Incorporating this approach with a modern medium, Puangthong brings a fresh art style onto the canvas.
View the complete article HERE.
July 13, 2016
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.
May 28, 2016
Congratulations to Stefan Dunlop who is a finalist in the Caloundra Regional Gallery's Sunshine Coast Art Prize. The prize is a national contemporary two-dimensional award with an acquisitive prize of $25,000 plus a studio residency at Montville Country Cabins. The winner will be announced on 1 September 2016. View Stefan’s available works here.
April 5, 2016
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
"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’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'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.
February 9, 2016
This March at the Festival of Live Art in Melbourne, Bundit Puangthong will take part in Asian Artists in Conversation. Participating artists will provide a critical overview of the Asian art landscape, and discuss the shifting boundaries and concepts of contemporary Asian art.
When: Sunday 6 March, 1pm – 5pm
Venue: FCAC Roslyn Smorgon Gallery
Cost: Free, bookings required
The Festival of Live Art is hosted by Arts House, Theatre Works and Footscray Community Arts Centre, and is current 1 – 13 March 2016. For more information, click here.
Bundit's forthcoming exhibition is from 4 - 22 October 2016.
December 15, 2015
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.
October 17, 2015
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
Congratulations to Vipoo whose work New Family I (2014) was recently acquired by the Parliament House Collection, Canberra.
April 8, 2015
Congratulations to Vipoo whose work Soup Bowl With Turtle (2012) was recently acquired by the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, Brisbane.
April 8, 2015
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.’
April 8, 2015
Miranda Skoczek has collaborated with Gorman Clothing for their 2015 winter collection. In sync with the label’s aesthetic, Miranda’s artwork blends seamlessly into signature Gorman textures and styles. Her work is featured across all 53 pieces in the collection, with every print originating from five of her artworks.
February 13, 2015
December 19, 2014
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
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
2 – 16 December 2023
15 November 2023 – 2 December 2023
14 June 2023 – 4 July 2023
Vipoo Srivilasa ‘Solitude and Connection’
29 November 2022 – 28 February 2023
THE SUMMER SHOW
8 – 11 September 2022
8 – 11 September 2022
SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY — MIRANDA SKOCZEK
28 June 2022 – 16 July 2022
Candy Nelson Nakamarra, Dan Kyle, Miranda Skoczek ‘Common Ground’
5 – 23 April 2022
Stefan Dunlop ‘Endless’
3 January 2022 – 1 February 2022
THE SUMMER SALON
30 November 2021 – 18 December 2021
Bundit Puangthong ‘Endless Yarn’
30 November 2021 – 18 December 2021
Vipoo Srivilasa ‘My Sunshine Doesn't Come from the Sky’
11 – 21 November 2021
Miranda Skoczek (SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR)
11 – 21 November 2021
MIRANDA SKOCZEK — SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY
8 – 21 December 2020
Miranda Skoczek ‘Spirit and Matter’
23 – 30 July 2020
Vipoo Srivilasa ‘Fresh from the Studio (Online Only)’
19 June 2020 – 15 July 2020
Bundit Puangthong ‘What Water Will Bring’
26 November 2019 – 14 December 2019
MIRANDA SKOCZEK 'Better Get It In Your Soul'
8 – 28 August 2019
VIPOO SRIVILASA 'The Marriage of Sang Thong'
26 June 2019 – 17 July 2019
THE NEW GALLERY SHOW — A Group Exhibition
1 – 21 November 2018
STEFAN DUNLOP 'Requiem for the Static King'
11 – 31 October 2018
MIRANDA SKOCZEK 'Permission To Play'
12 – 16 September 2018
SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR - DAN KYLE, MIRANDA SKOCZEK, MARK WHALEN, YARRENYTY ARLTERE ARTISTS
29 August 2018 – 15 September 2018
THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION
1 – 19 May 2018
Bundit Puangthong ‘The Object of Life’
14 November 2017 – 5 December 2017
MIRANDA SKOCZEK 'Rag Rugs and Lion Heads'
7 – 10 September 2017
SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR - VIPOO SRIVILASA
26 May 2017 – 17 June 2017
Vipoo Srivilasa ‘Happy Together’
18 October 2016 – 5 November 2016
Miranda Skoczek ‘Crazy Patchwork’
20 September 2016 – 15 October 2016
Bundit Puangthong ‘Reliving’
1 – 31 October 2015
Stefan Dunlop ‘Super Elastic Bubble Plastic’
9 – 13 September 2015
Sydney Contemporary Art Fair
11 – 29 November 2014
Miranda Skoczek ‘Constructed Reality’
9 – 27 September 2014
Vipoo Srivilasa ‘Equilibrium’ (Gallery 1)
14 – 17 August 2014
Melbourne Art Fair
1 – 19 April 2014
Bundit Puangthong ‘Animal Magnetism’
8 – 30 November 2013
Miranda Skoczek ‘Historical Panorama’
20 – 22 September 2013
Sydney Contemporary Art Fair
10 September 2013 – 12 October 2013
5th Anniversary Exhibition
9 – 27 July 2013
Vipoo Srivilasa ‘How To Make A Million Before Dinner’ (Gallery 2)
6 – 24 November 2012
Bundit Puangthong ‘Buffalo After the Rain’
16 October 2012 – 3 November 2012
Miranda Skoczek ‘Spirit Garden’
6 – 24 March 2012
26 November 2011 – 17 December 2011
17 October 2011 – 5 November 2011
Vipoo Srivilasa ‘Symbols’ (Gallery 2)
26 September 2011 – 15 October 2011
Miranda Skoczek ‘Animal Fantastical’ (Gallery 1)
25 July 2011 – 13 August 2011
Stefan Dunlop ‘Recent Paintings’
2 January 2011 – 19 February 2011
27 September 2010 – 16 October 2010
5 – 24 July 2010
Bundit Puangthong ‘Heaven Nine’
1 – 30 January 2010
The Summer Show
4 – 19 December 2009
Bundit Puangthong ‘Boys Don't Cry’
30 October 2009 – 21 November 2009
Miranda Skoczek ‘Patterns of Knowledge’
14 July 2009 – 1 August 2009
Stefan Dunlop ‘Select Paintings’
3 – 19 December 2008
The Christmas Show
2 September 2008 – 4 October 2008
Bundit Puangthong ‘Recent Work’