Tania Rollond

Artist Statement & CV

A flickering moment…

Drawings are markings in, and of, time. The small time of my day (the moment of observation captured, or the hours spent making many small pencil marks), fitting within the larger timescale of my lifetime... which is only the slightest flicker compared to the possible lifespan of a ceramic object. A scratched line or a brushstroke on clay are marks that both fix an instant, and outlive the centuries - the pot is a messenger across time.
My marks grow out of tiny observations, of insignificant moments in a small town backyard. What mystery do I notice in the flickering light of the moment? How might my drawing knit this instant into my small lifetime of observing and translating with mind and hand? What will the viewer, see? Can we share a flickering moment of recognition?

2008-2011 MFA (by Research) Drawing, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney
1998-2000 Full time study in Bachelor of Fine Art (Ceramics), National Art School, Sydney
1991-1993 Bachelor of Arts (Design), Curtin University, Perth, WA

2010-present Lecturer, Ceramics, National Art School, Sydney
2008, 2012 Sessional Lecturer, Ceramics, College of Fine Art, UNSW
2004-2010 Sessional Lecturer, Ceramics and Public Programs, National Art School, Sydney
2001-2011 Sessional Teacher, Ceramics and Fine Art, Campbelltown TAFE, SWSI
2009 Teacher, Ceramics Term Classes, Sturt Centre for Contemporary Craft
2004-2005 Workshops and evening class Tutor at Campbelltown Art Centre, Sydney

Exhibitions (*solo shows marked by asterisk)
*A flickering moment, Showcase, Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria

Expressions of Self, Skepsi Gallery@Montsalvat, Melbourne
MULTI_GRIP, Articulate Project Space, Sydney

Vitrify: Alcorso Ceramic Award, Jam Factory, Adelaide
Engaging Form, Skepsi Gallery@Montsalvat, Melbourne
Artwords and Artworks, NAS Project Space, Sydney

*Between Objects and Images, COFAspace Gallery, COFA, Sydney
*Between Objects and Images, Project Space, National Art School, Sydney
Arresting: Exceptional Australian Contemporary Ceramics, Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne
Shelf Life, Delmar Gallery, Sydney

Time + Place, curated by Vicki Grima, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong
Winter – Time of Water, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney
Tim Olsen Drawing Prize, Kudos Gallery, Sydney

*Magpie Songs, Skepsi on Swanston, Melbourne, with Don Court
La Tasse et sa Sous-Tasse, Musée de Carouge, Geneva, Switzerland
Conversations, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney
LINK: Ceramics from Kongju and Sydney, NAS Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Six Southern Highlands Ceramic Artists, Sturt Gallery, Mittagong
A New Look – Functional Ceramics, curated by Janet Mansfield, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong

Botanicals, curated by Kylie Johnston, Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney
Salute, curated by Janet Mansfield, Fusions Gallery, Brisbane
Tim Olsen Drawing Prize, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
Australian Woodfire Survey, Freeland Gallery, Sydney

*Memory and Invention, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney
ICMEA Emerging Artists Competition (Finalist), Fuping, Shaanxi, China
Soothe, Skepsi on Swanston, Melbourne
Cup Show, All Hand Made Gallery, Sydney
Ceramics at the National Art School, ClayEdge Ceramic Conference, Gulgong.

Tea Bowls: Survey of Australian Contemporary Ceramics, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney
Clay STATEments, curated by Patsy Hely, National Ceramics Conference, Brisbane
The Colour of White, Sturt Gallery, Mittagong
Encrusted Woodfire Survey, Skepsi on Swanston, Melbourne

Small Wonders, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
Walking the Line, curated by Leslie Harding, Cell Block Theatre, NAS, Sydney
Winter Exhibition – Chilli, curated by Merran Esson, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong
On the Table, Planet, Sydney
Common Ground, curated by Merran Esson, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
Between Seasons Show, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong

Oribe and Cloth, All Hand Made Gallery, Sydney
Winter Exhibition – Porcelain, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong

Love Your Work, The Muse Gallery, Sydney

Table Talk, Mura Clay Gallery, Sydney

Birthday Exhibition, Mura Clay Gallery, Sydney

Treasures of the Three Kings, Beowulf Gallery, Sydney
Graduate Show, Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Sydney
Port Hacking National Pottery Competition & Exhibition, Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Sydney

Finalist, Vitrify: Alcorso Ceramic Award

NAVA Marketing Grant

The Janet Mansfield Ceramics Prize, National Art School, Sydney
Winner, Student Wheel thrown Section, Port Hacking Pottery Competition

FONAS scholarship for Outstanding Student in Second Year Ceramics, NAS

1991, 92
Member, Vice Chancellor’s List for Outstanding Academic Performance, Curtin University

Bibliography - Articles, Reviews and Catalogues
Bevan, Robert, ‘Five Fresh Takes’, Life & Leisure: Australian Financial Review, Issue 5, 2008
Esson, Merran (co-curator) ‘LINK: Ceramics from Kongju + Sydney’ exhibition catalogue, published by the National Art School, July 2009
Esson, Merran (curator) ‘Common Ground: Contemporary Ceramics’ exhibition catalogue, published by Trinity Grammar School, Society of the Arts, April 2005
Finch, Karen, ‘Tania Rollond: Journeys’, Ceramics Art and Perception, Issue 70, 2007, pages 49-54
Foulds, Gordon, Review, ‘A Salute to Australian Ceramics’ Ceramics Art and Perception, Issue 77, 2009, pages 25-29
Harding, Leslie (curator) ‘Walking the Line’ exhibition catalogue, published by the National Art School, July 2005
Musée de Carouge, ‘La Tasse et sa Sous-Tasse’ exhibition catalogue, published by Ville de Carouge, Carouge (Genève), 2009
Rollond, Tania, ‘Inside my Studio’, Journal of Australian Ceramics, July 2009, pages 56-57
Rollond, Tania, ‘thinking about drawings about objects about looking’, Journal of Australian Ceramics, April 2012

Conferences and Lectures
2012           Panel Presentation at ‘Subversive Clay’ Australian Ceramics Triennale, Adelaide
2011           Presented lectures on my work to Postgraduate students NAS (Drawing) and COFA (MFA Seminar), and Undergraduate Students                    PCOFA (Design)
2011           Attended ‘Material Matters’ Ceramics Conference, ANU School of Art, Canberra
2010           Presented Art Forum Lecture, National Art School
2009           Presenter at Australian Ceramics Triennale, Sydney
2008           Attended ‘Marking Time’ Drawing Conference, COFA, UNSW and ‘Sturt Woodfire’, NSW
2007           Presented lecture on recent work and attended 2nd International Ceramic Magazine Editors Association Conference, Fuping, Shaanxi,                    China,
2005           Presented lecture for ‘Artists Unplugged’ series, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong
1998           Attended ‘Edge’ 9th National Ceramics Conference, Perth

FuLe International Ceramic Art Museum, Fuping, Shaanxi, China, Bendigo Regional Art Gallery, National Art School, Sydney, Private collections in Australia, United Kingdom and Japan