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Neil Hoffmann

Reedy Marsh, Tasmania, Australia  7304
Email: neilhoffmann@woodfiretasmania.com.au
Website: www.neilhoffmann.com.au
Instagram: neilhoffmannceramics
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Professional Activity

2018 Master, Clay Gulgong International Ceramics Festival, NSW, Australia

2017 Quixotica wood firing workshop with Kim Jong Pil & Kim Se Wan, Qld. Australia

2015 Resident Artist, Gaya Ceramic Arts Center, Bali, Indonesia

2014 Kohila International Ceramics Symposium, Estonia
2014 La borne Potteries tour, France
2012 Study tour, village potteries, South India
2010-11 Convened Woodfire Tasmania 2011, an international gathering for wood fire practitioners and interested parties, Deloraine, Tasmania
1999-06 Part-time tutor, Academy of the Arts, University of Tasmania
2005 Residency, Jeff Oestreich Pottery, Minnesota, USA
2001 Master of Fine Art and Design, University of Tasmania
1999 Torbjorn Kvasbo workshop participant, Perth WA
1997 & 2000 Residency, Monks Pottery, Terania Creek, New South Wales
1996-01 Convened 7 Summer Schools at Reedy Marsh Pottery with wood-firing and salt glaze a focus.
1996 Study tour of Lombok village potteries, Indonesia
1994 Pottery Workshops for Atitjera and Engawalla indigenous communities, Central Australia
1988-89 Bricks and Beyond workshops at Zolati Brickworks (woodfired), Dulverton, Tasmania
1976 Work experience with Ian Sprague, Mungeribar Pottery, Victoria
1976 Completed Higher Diploma of Teaching, Major studies in Ceramics, Melbourne State College, Victoria
1975 Thrower at Kumpmann Pottery, Gottingen, Germany
1974-75 Study tour of UK potteries

Exhibitions (selected)

2018 Clay Gulgong 2018 Masters Exhibition, Gulgong, NSW, Australia

2017: Cluj International Ceramics Biennale 2017, Romania

2017: 2017 Clunes Ceramic Award, Clunes, Victoria, Australia

2017 A Culture of Pots: The 25th Anniversary of the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour, Weisman Art Museum, Minnesota, USA
2017 26th South, Wood Firers Exhibition – Smoke On the Water, Cooroy, Queensland
2017 Inflamed: Impassioned wood firing, Makers Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
2017 Woodfire 2017, Kerry Lowe Gallery, Sydney NSW
2016 Invitational Exhibition,  International Wood Fire Conference, Waubonsee, USA
2016 Studio exhibition: Reedy Marsh Pottery, Tasmania
2016 Woodfire 2016, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney
2016 Cuppa: A Cup Survey, Makers Gallery, Brisbane, Qld
2015 Kohila International Ceramics Symposium-15 years, curated by Kari Pekka Paik (Finland) Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2015 Earth: the matter of us, Gaya Ceramics & Design Gallery, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
2015 Common Differences, Mansfield Ceramics Gallery, Sydney
2014 Presenters Exhibition, 2nd European Wood Fire Conference, Denmark
2014 Kohila International Symposium Exhibition, Tohisoo Manor Park, Estonia
2014 From The Book, Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo, NSW
2014 Exhibition of Australian Ceramics: A Tribute to Janet Mansfield OAM (1934–2013)  Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Passing It On: From Bernard Leach to Jeff Oestreich to the Midwest and Beyond, Craft in America Centre, Los Angeles, USA

2013 Windows On the Arts Deloraine 13, Street Gallery, Tasmanian Craft Fair
2013 Open Studio exhibition, Reedy Marsh pottery, Tasmania
2013 Cluj International Ceramics Biennale, Romania
2013 Woodfire
2013 Kerry Lowe Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2013 Oscas, Open studio and exhibition, Reedy Marsh, Tasmania

2013 Green Art 2013, Long Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

2013 The Bucket Show, Forum Art Gallery, Chennai, India
2012 Serendipity – Woodfired Sculptural Ceramics, Crimson Laurel
Gallery, North Carolina, USA
2012 Jeff Shapiro and Friends, Auroville gallery, South India
2011 The Art of Woodfire, Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne, Australia2011 Inside Woodfire –Fifty Australian Stories, Gallery 9, Deloraine Tas
2010 Wychwood Garden Art Exhibition, Mole Creek, Tas
2010 The Art of Woodfire, Front Room Gallery, Gulgong, NSW
2010 Green Art 2010, Long Galley, Tasmania
2009 Two Paths, Freeland Gallery Paddington NSW
2009 Working Fire, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart, Tas
2008 Artifakt Ten Years, Artifakt Gallery, Tasmania
2008 Outside the Square, Sturt Woodfire 2008, NSW
2007 Clay Edge Delegate Show, Memorial Hall, Gulgong NSW
2006 Common Matter, solo show, Artifakt Gallery, Tas
2006 Encrusted, Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Fifty trees of Launceston, Academy Gallery, Launceston, Tas
2005 Clay & Beyond, Academy Gallery, Launceston Tas.
2005 St Croix Valley Studio Exhib. Oestreich Pottery, Minnesota, USA
2005 Australian Woodfire Survey 2005, Canberra ACT
2004 Tasmanica 04, Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
2003 Beneath the Tiers, Artifakt Gallery, Tasmania
2003 Staff Exhibition, Academy Of The Arts, Launceston
2002 Spring Pots, solo show, Artifakt Gallery Deloraine
2002 Guest Artist, Tas Art Exhibition, Burnie Regional Art Gallery
2002 Glass and Ceramics as Sculptures, Freeman Gallery 3, Hobart
2001 Moving Ground -selected works, solo, UTAS, NW Campus
2002 Moving Ground, solo, University of Tasmania, Academy Gallery
2002 St Croix Valley Studio Exhib. Oestreich Pottery, Minnesota, USA
2001 Tasmania – Beyond Imagination, Mannheim, Germany
2001 Moving Ground, solo, Stillwater Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania
2001 Tasmanica 01, Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
2001 Clayfeast tableware exhibition, Gulgong, NSW
2001 Claydown Tasmania 2001 Tutors Exhibition, Artifakt, Tasmania.
2000 Gold Coast International Art Award 2000, Queensland
2000 Sidney Myer Intl Ceramic Award 2000. Gallery 101 Melbourne
1999 The Tasmanian Exhibition 1999, Deloraine, Tasmania
1999 Gold Coast International Art Award 1999, Queensland
1999 Clay x 4, New Collectables Gallery, Perth,Western Australia
1998 Naked Clay, Galerie Babel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1998 Hyperblaster Exhibition, Stables Gallery, Mudgee NSW
1998 Raining Like…, Despard Gallery, Hobart Tasmania
1997 Animate Earth, solo, Nisart Gallery, Launceston Tasmania
1997 New Tasmanian Artists, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
1996 Australian Woodfire Survey, Strathnairn, Canberra, ACT
1995 & 96 Out of Hand, Gallery 9, Deloraine, Tasmania
1994 Vessels – The Object of Holding, Arcoona, Deloraine, Tasmania
1993 – 99 7NT Tasmanian Art Exhibition, Burnie, Tasmania1992 Woodfire’92 -Conference Exhibition, Lismore, NSW
1990-98 Tasmanian Craft Fairexhibitions, Deloraine Tas.
1989 Bricks and Beyond, Devonport Art Gallery, Tas
1988 Bricks and Beyond, Cockatoo Gallery, Tasmania
1982 – 97 Annual Solo Exhibitions at Reedy Marsh Pottery, Tasmania
1979 & 80 Solo exhibitions, Mechanics Hall, St Arnaud, Victoria

Collections (selected)
2015  Gaya Ceramic Arts Centre,  Collection of Works by Resident Artists, Bali, Indonesia
2014  Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center Collection, Denmark
2014  Kohila International Ceramics Symposium Collection, Estonia
2013  Ceramart Foundation and Ceramics Now Association Public Collection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2009 National Gallery of Australia, Australian Art Collection, Canberra, Australia
2001 Frederick Wiseman Museum, Minneapolis, USA

Recent presentations
2018 Earth & Us, Clay Gulgong 2018 Master’s presentation, Gulgong NSW
2016 Mind over matter, Slow Clay Centre, Melbourne
2016 Earth – the matter of us, Ceramics Centre for Excellence, corroy, Qld
2015 Earth – the matter of us, Gaya Ceramic Arts Center, Bali, Indonesia
2014 A changing practice … a practice for change, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark
2014 Imagining Genesis by earth & fire, Kohila International Ceramics Symposium, Estonia
2012 A changing practice … a practice for change, Australian Triennale, Subversive Clay, Adelaide, South Australia
2012 Recent sculptural ceramics by Neil Hoffmann, Architecture School (RV College of Engineering), Bangalore, India
2012 Imagining Genesis, Golden Bridge Pottery, Tamil Nadu, South India
2010 Imagining Genesis, School of Geography and Environment, University of Tasmania, Hobart
2008 Common Matter, Australian National Woodfire Conference, Sturt, NSW

Published references and writings (selected)
2017 The Book of Mick, the life of a potter as imagined by 18 authors. Duck Books, Chapter 3 by Neil Hoffmann
2015 Thirteen Ways of Looking at Fire: Award winning Australian writer John Hughes responds to the work of Neil Hoffmann, Yarrobil Ceramics Magazine #1
2015 Beneath the Fire  – a chronology of wood-fired sculptural work by Neil Hoffmann, The Log Book #61
2014 The International Ceramics Symposium Kohila, by Kristin Orav [online article, Estonian text, http://www.helilaine.ee]
2014 Catalogue, On The Edge Of The Shelf International Woodfire Festival, Mystery Bay Australia 2014
2011 The Art of Woodfire, by Owen Rye, Mansfield Press
2010 Ceramics Technical #31, Working Fire, by Penny Smith
2009 The Log Book #40, an edited transcript of a stills based video produced by Glen Dunn titled ‘the guts of it’ (words by Neil Hoffmann) http://vimeo.com/4820706
2009 The Journal of Aust. Ceramics Vol. 48 / 3, Working Fire by Jo McIntyre.
2009 Ceramics: Art & Perception #75, Politics and Primordial Time: Neil Hoffmann’s Grand and Seamless Aesthetic, by Pete Hay
2008 The Journal of Aust. Ceramics Vol. 47 / 2, Sturt Woodfire ’08 by Barbara Cambell- Allen
2002 Pottery in Australia vol. 41 no 1, Landscape Land and Nature, Vincent McGrath
2003 Sydney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award, exhibition review by Peter Timms, The Age, 10 May 2000
2000 Wood-fired Ceramics, contemporary practices, Coll Minogue & Robert Sanderson
2000 Review, Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award 1999, Gordon Foulds, Ceramics: Art & Perception # 40
1999 Pottery In Australia vol. 38 no 3, Exhibition review, Sue Buckle
1998 Craft Arts International Issue 43. Portfolio Page no.172
1996 Ceramics: Art & Perception # 24 Touching the Wild, Jim Nelson

Awards (selected)
2017: Honourable Mention, Cluj International Ceramics Biennale 2017, Romania
2014 Regional Arts Tasmania quick response grant to attend Kohila Symposium in Estonia, and to present at the Second European Wood Fire conference in Denmark
2013 Nominee, International Ceramics Magazine Editors Association’s Janet Mansfield Award
2009 Janet Holmes a Court Artists Grant, a NAVA initiative
2007  In recognition of ‘continuing activity in the field of ceramic art’ presented at Clay Edge 2007, Gulgong NSW
2004 Regional Arts Tasmania travel grant to attend Clay Modern 2004
2002 Arts Tasmania travel grant for residency at Jeff Oestreich pottery, Minnesota, USA
1999 Merit award, Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery Queensland
1999 Tasmanian Ceramics Award 7NT Tas Art Exhibition, Burnie
1999 Clayworks Australia Award, Townsville Ceramics Competition
1998 Award for Excellence in Ceramics, Glamorgan Spring Bay Art Exhibition, Tasmania
1998 Award for Non Functional Design, Tasmanian Potters Society Exhibition, Hobart
1997 Craft Arts International and Tasmanian Craft Fair Award
1996 The Con Dios Ceramic Award, Burnie Tasmania
1995 Lactos Award for Excellence in Functional Design, Tasmania
1995 Award for Excellence in Non Functional Design, Burnie City Council, Tasmania
1994 Con Dios Open Award & Comalco Award for Excellence in Innovative Design, 7NT Tas Art Exhibition
1993 Comalco Award for Excellence in Functional Design, 7NT Tas Art Exhibition