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Chris Weaver
1956
Born in Te Awamutu - New Zealand.
1973 - 76
Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts with Distinction in Design and Sculpture; Certificate in Ceramics - Otago polytechnic School of Art, Dunedin.
2001
One of five international guests for the Ceramic Arts Association of Western Australia “Is the Dinner Party Dead?” symposium and exhibition.
2006
Invited Ceramic Artist – Workshop on Contemporary Tableware, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum.
2007
One of six New Zealand ceramic artists in residency, Fule International Ceramic Art Meseum, Fuping, China.
2009
Invited Ceramic Artist – Huaguang Design Symposium Zibo, China.
2010
Invited Artist in Residence – Sturt, Mittagong, NSW, Australia.
2013
Fuping Group Artist in residence – Sturt, Mittagong, NSW, Australia.
2015
Admitted to the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva.
2016
Invited Artist in Residence - Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA
Invited Artist in Residency - Red Lodge Clay Centre, Red Lodge, Montana, USA
Invited Artist - Peters Valley School of Craft
National Awards
2014
Scholarship Award – Portage Ceramic Awards, Auckland.
2011
Runner-up Award – Portage Ceramic Awards, Auckland.
2009
Creative New Zealand – Travel grant to Zibo, China.
2007
Creative New Zealand - Creative Development grant.
2004
Creative New Zealand - Creative Development grant.
2001
Runner-up Award - Portage Ceramic Awards, Auckland.
2000
Award of Merit - Norsewear Art Awards, Waipukurau.
Creative New Zealand - Creative Development Grant for new work.
1999
Special Acquisition Award - Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award, Shepparton, Australia.
1998
Premier Award - Functional Ceramics, Royal Easter Show, Auckland.
Award of Merit - Birkenhead Trust Ceramics Award, Auckland.
1995
Creative New Zealand Travel and Study Grant to USA, UK and Ireland
Award of Merit - New Zealand Society of Potters National Exhibition.
1994
Award of Merit - Royal Easter Show, Auckland.
1993
Premier Award - Functional Ceramics, Royal Easter Show, Auckland.
Premier Award - Ceramics, Norsewear Art Awards, Waipukurau.
Co-winner - Cleveland Ceramic Award, Dunedin.
International Exhibitions
2016
“Making Matters - Fresh Perspectives in Fine Craft”, Sally D Francisco Gallery,
Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ, USA.
“Artists-Invite-Artists”, Red Lodge Clay Centre Gallery, Red Lodge, Montana, USA.
Artist in Residence Pop-Up-Show, Red lodge Clay Centre, Red Lodge, Montana, USA.
Artist in Residence Pop-Up-Show, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA.
2015
“Of National Significance” Sturt Gallery, Mittagong, Australia.
2014
“Degrees of Connection” Five New Zealand Clay Artists, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
2013
“The Fuping Group” Sturt Gallery, Mittagong, Australia.
2010
“Handled” – (solo exhibition), Sturt Gallery, Mittagong, Australia.
2009
“Tablewares – An International Collection” Rex Irwin Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
“Fuping – In Good Company”, Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
Huaguang Design Symposium, Zibo and Nanging, China.
2007
Australasian Museum, FLICAM, Fuping, China.
2006
“Form and Function” Ceramic invitational, Reynolds Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
2005
”Touching Form” (solo exhibitions) - Koru Gallery, Hong Kong and Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan.
2004
”New Zealand Artists in Taipei” - selected New Zealand ceramic Artists, Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan.
2002
Mino International Ceramics Festival - Ceramic Park Mino, Tajimi City, Japan (Honourable Mention).
”Space, Form & Fire” - Selected New Zealand Ceramic Artists. - Gallery East, Perth, Ceramic Art Gallery, Sydney and Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Australia.
2001
”Three New Zealand Potters” - Aoyama Green gallery, Tokyo, Gallery Ciel, Utsunumiya, Japan.
”Is The Dinner Party Dead?” - CAAWA (guest exhibitor), Perth, Australia.
2000
”Three New Zealand Potters” - Aoyama Green Gallery, Tokyo, Tachikichi Com. Gallery, Kyoto, Japan.
’A Decade in Review” - Shepparton Art Gallery Touring Exhibition, Victoria, Australia.
1999, 00, 02, 04
Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award, Shepparton, Australia.
1998
”Six New Zealand Potters” - New Zealand Embassy, Tokyo, Japan.
1997
”New Zealand ceramics” - Janice Rudy Gallery, Houston, USA.
1991
”New Zealand Craft” - Hyakkado Gallery, Yonago and Kurayoshi, Japan.
1987, 88, 89, 91,96, 98
Fletcher Challenge International Ceramics Award, Auckland, New Zealand.
Solo Exhibitions
2017
Avid Gallery, Wellington.
2013
Form Gallery, Christchurch.
2012
Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin.
2011
Avid Gallery, Wellington.
2010
Masterworks Gallery, Auckland.
2009
Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin.
2008
Form Gallery, Christchurch.
2007
Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin.
2006
Masterworks Gallery, Auckland.
Marshall Seifert Gallery, Dunedin.
2005
Koru Gallery, Hong Kong.
Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan.
2004
Form Gallery, Christchurch.
Green Gallery, Waiheke Island.
2003
Masterworks Gallery, Auckland.
Green Gallery, Waiheke Island.
2002
Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland.
Green Gallery, Waiheke Island.
2000
Form Gallery, Christchurch.
1998
Masterworks Gallery, Auckland.
1997
Suter Art Gallery, Nelson.
1996
Pots of Ponsonby, Auckland.
1995
Cave Rock Gallery, Christchurch.
Hawke’s Bay Museum, Napier.
1994
Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt.
1990
Pots of Ponsonby, Auckland.
Work in Public Collections
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington.
Auckland Museum, Auckland.
Suter Art Gallery, Nelson.
Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt.
Canterbury Museum, Christchurch.
Otago Museum, Dunedin.
Hawke’s Bay Museum, Napier.
Waikato Museum, Hamilton
Portage Trust Ceramic Collection, Auckland.
Unitec School of Design, Auckland.
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah, USA
Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Australia.
New Zealand Embassy, Tokyo, Japan.
Mino Ceramic Park, Tajimi, Japan.
Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
Australasian Museum, Fuping, China.
Sturt Craft Centre, Mittagong, Australia.