Australian Art

DIAMANDO KOUTSELLIS

Heritage Wall, Fremantle
Heritage Wall, Fremantle

AKA: Diamando Koutsellis

Born: 1975 Sydney
  • Abstract
  • Ceramics
  • Contemporary
  • Drawings
  • Painter
  • Sculptor
  • Established
Micro and Macro
Micro and Macro

My work is inspired by natural rhythms. I find revelation with my comfort in organic shapes and movements. My paintings and sculptures come from the transient feelings born in natures myriad of forms directly transmitted through my hands to the artworks I create.
Beyond Reach
Beyond Reach

Diamando Koutsellis
diamando.koutsellis@gmail.com


Solo Exhibitions

2011 New Ceramics, Bankstown Arts Centre, Bankstown NSW
2008 Windows of Perception, Watch House Gallery, Balmain NSW
2006 Feminine Revelations, Red Door Gallery, Summer Hill NSW
2005 Artopia, Living Artists WA, Fremantle WA
2004 Ningaloo Reef is my Muse, Bird’s Gallery, Kew, Melbourne VIC

Group Exhibitions

2012 2nd International Changchun Ceramic Symposium, China, World Sculpture Park Museum, Changchun, China (Representing Australia)
2012 Parallax International curated by Dr Chris Barlow, Chelsea , London, United Kingdom
2011 “Generation X” ESP Gallery, Marrickville, NSW
2010 New Ceramics alongside AFFORD disabled art program ceramics, Incubate Gallery, Bankstown Council, NSW
2010 Marrickville Woman's Salon ESP Gallery, Marrickville, NSW
2010 "Finalism" Painted Sculpture, St James Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand
2010 "Strike a Pose Street Art Festival" Double Bay NSW
2010 Teachers and Students Exhibition, Centrehouse, Lane Cove,NSW
2009 "Pottery Expo" Federation Square Atrium, Melbourne VIC
2009 "Triads" ESP Gallery Marrickville NSW
2009 "Hello" Esp Gallery, Marrickville Festival, Marrickville NSW
2008 “Birthday Show” Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown NSW
2008 MOST Marrickville Open Studio Trail NSW
2008 The Sculptors Society Exhibition Darling Park 201 Sussex St NSW
2008 “Togetherness Art for Humanity” Global Gallery, Paddington, NSW
2008 “Togetherness Art for Humanity” Artelido Gallery” Pretty Beach, NSW
2008 Mosman Village Festival of Sculpture, Sculptors Society, Mosman, NSW
2008 “Togetherness Art for Humanity”, NSW Parliament House, Macquarie St, Sydney NSW
2007 Sculpture in the Vineyards small indoor exhibition, Regard Gallery, Redfern NSW
2007 “Togetherness for Peace” with Togetherness art for humanity, Queenscliff Pavilion, NSW
2007 Sculpture in the Vineyards, Hunter Valley, NSW
2007 Sculpture in the Vineyards small indoor exhibition, Horse Heaven Gallery, Wollombi, NSW
2007 Fondue Designs – An expose of local craft in Sydney, Newtown NSW
2007 Finalist, Create to Advocate 07, Parliament House, Canberra
2006 Art in the Park, Marrickville Council, Maundrell Park, Petersham NSW
2006 Objects of Virtu, Taylor Galleries, Summer Hill NSW
2006 Art Movie Moments, Art Moment Gallery, Bondi NSW
2006 Tap Gallery’s 17th Birthday, Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst NSW
2006 Mamapalooza, Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst NSW
2005 We Love 3D Project, Avant Card, Sydney Opera House Sydney NSW
2005 Perth Concert Hall presented by Showpony WA
2005 Bird’s Gallery, Kew, Melbourne VIC
2004 Fine Light Images, Fremantle WA
2004 Rivers and Parks: A Personal Perspective Western Australia’s 175th Anniversary, Constitutional Centre Perth WA
2004 Guest Sculptor for Fragments, Monart Gallery, Dalkeith WA
2004 Guest Sculptor for Suit of Four, Monart Gallery, Dalkeith WA
2004 Ceramic Artist Association Annual Exhibition, Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park WA


Forthcoming Group Exhibition

2014 Australian Ceramics Biennial, Manly Museum and Gallery NSW

Public Art and/or Community art

2013 Lil Posums Aboriginal parents and children hand made tile mosaic, Bonnyrigg Primary School In Collaboration with Chris Edwards,, New Leaf Communities.
2013 “Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association Siblings Project”, Granville NSW
2012 “Support” Australian Foundation for Disability Canley Vale Day Program site with disabled adults, carers and parents, Funded by Bankstown City Council.
2012 “Welcome” Australian Foundation for Disability Canley Vale Day Program site with disabled adults, carers and parents, Funded by Fairfield Council.
2012 Magnetic Places, Penrith Council, Harmony Tile project with Colyton High young people in collaboration with Peter Carney and local community at Colyton Neighbourhood Centre.
2012 “Nature and Nurture” Condell Park Community Centre Mosaic with Australian Foundation for Disability clients day program and Bankstown Koori group, Condell Park and community centre users. Bankstown Council Community Grant
2011 “Australian Animals” Tile Project with Year 8 Gifted and Talented, Colyton High, Colyton
2011 “School of Fish” Freshwater Park mosaic, sponsored by Strathfield Council involving children from Chalmers Rd, St Anne’s Primary, Homebush Primary.
2011 “Polo Grounds Mural” Harlem, New York City, United States, Cityarts, assistant to artist Tova Synder, supported by Australia Council for the arts, community partnerships professional development grant.
2011 “Story Stacks’ With Colyton High School- Artist In residence Program, NSW Education Department, Arts NSW, Australia Council for Arts
2011 “Serving our children” St Declans Primary school mosaic with year 3 class.
2011 “Freedom” Condell Park Community Centre Mosaic with Special Needs adults day options program and Bankstown Koori group, Condell Park and community centre users. Bankstown Council Grant
2010 “Australian Foundation for Disability disabled art program ceramics,” Incubate Gallery, Bankstown Council, NSW
2010 “Ceramic Mug making business venture”, Ten week Program for At Risk Adolescents, Connected, Granville NSW
2009 “Mask making”, Summer Hill Primary School Year 6, Summer Hill NSW
2009 “Making Faces” with mental health/disability, commissioned by Canada Bay Council, Concord Library Exhibition, Concord NSW
2009 “Metamorphosis” Mosaic Mural, Levis place commissioned by Canada Bay Council and Touched By Olivia Foundation. Tiles made by Lucas Gardens School Special Needs Children. Timbrell Park Five Dock NSW
2008 “Wind Chime Project”, Lucas Gardens School Special Needs Children. sponsored by Canada Bay Council for International Disability Day NSW
2007 “Talk Back” Horizon Theatre Co. Ltd Willey Park NSW. Set Designer - Facilitated a group of Work for the Dole participants to build the set NSW
2007 “Croc Festival”, Indigenous Festival for children, Kempsey NSW
2007 “Croc Festival”, Dubbo, Indigenous Festival for children, NSW
2006 “Gateway to the Quarter Project”, Video Installation, Finkle St, York, United Kingdom
2006 “Croc Festival”, Indigenous Festival for children, Kempsey NSW
2005 “Booyembarra Park Aboriginal Storytelling and Healing Circle” in collaboration with Marie Thorne Nyungar Elder, Cnr Steven's and Montreal Street, Fremantle WA
2005 “Heritage Wall”, Tiles made with Fremantle Primary School children. City of Fremantle, Cnr of Brennan and Steven's Street, Fremantle WA
2005 “Drawing for life,” Arte Moris Art School for children aged 5-12 Dili, East Timor
2002 “Tree of Life” St Denis Primary School, Children aged 5-6- Joondanna in collaboration with Milton Cocks WA
2000 “Mosaic mural” at Billabong Community Childcare Centre, children aged 2-5. Victoria Park WA
1997 “Aliens in Space” mural at Castle Hill Pool Hall NSW

Forthcoming Public Art and/or Community art

2013 Cabarita Park Tile Project, Canada Bay council.
2013 Painted Mural Marrickville Australia Foundation for Disability Factory, Marrickville Council.

Grant Recipient

2012 Bankstown Council Community Grant, “Support” Condell Park
2012 Fairfield Council Community Grants, Canley Vale Australian Foundation for Disability Day Program Centre, Mosaic Mural
2012 Magnetic Places, Penrith Council, Colyton Community Centre
2012 Bankstown Council Community Grant, Stage 2 Nature and Nurture
2011 Australia Council for arts Community Partnerships- Go to New York City to Professionally Develop with Cityarts
2011 “Story Stacks’ With Colyton High School- Artist In residence Program, NSW Education Department, Arts NSW, Australia Council for Arts
2011 Bankstown Council Community Grant for Freedom tile mosaic
2005 Fremantle Council Community Grant for Heritage Wall Project

Awards

2013 Finalist Fisher Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown arts centre NSW
2013 Chippendale New World Art Prize Finalist, Central Park Pavilion, Chippendale, NG Gallery NSW.
2010 Finalist Local Council Cultural Awards, Ceramic Art Project, Canada Bay
2005 Minnawarra Festival Art Award (Invitation Award) WA
2004 Victoria Park Art Awards, Victoria Park, WA
2004 Minnawarra Festival Art Award (Invitation Award) WA
2004 Mosman Moods Art Awards WA
2000 Albany Art Prize WA
1999 Victoria Park Art Society Exhibition WA
1998 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award 1998 National Art Award NSW
1998 The City of Ryde Art Society Inc Art Society Exhibition NSW
1997 Castle Hill Art Society Exhibition NSW
1996 City of Fairfield Council Exhibition NSW
1996 The City of Ryde Art Society Inc Exhibition NSW
1995 Hornsby City Council Art Exhibition NSW
1995 Bowral Youth Art Award Exhibition NSW

Work Experience

2008 –2010 Part time Ceramics Technician at NSW Pottery Supplies, Homebush
2011- present Casual Ceramics Technician Bankstown Arts Centre, Bankstown

Artist Residency

2012 Changchun Municipality, China. 2nd International Ceramic Symposium.
2009 Cataract Gorge Artist Residency, Launceston City Council, Tasmania

Awards Judge

2011 “Art from Inside” Prison Fellowship, Parklea Prison, Parklea
2010 "Art from the Inside" Prison fellowship,Margo Hardy Gallery, Western Sydney University, Milperra NSW

Workshops and Talks

2013 Speaker at Get SmART disability forum, Bankstown Arts Centre
2013 Bankstown Arts Centre School Holiday workshops
2013 Chippendale Art Prize Artist Talk, Chippendale NSW
2013 Aurora Mental Health Group Ceramics Program, Bankstown Arts Centre NSW
2013 Bankstown Koori Elders group ceramic course, Bankstown Arts Centre
2013 Ceramic Workshop for Autistic adults -Disability Support Australia, Bankstown Arts Centre
2013 Bankstown Arts Centre School Holiday workshops
2012 Ceramic course with at Risk Adolescents, Marist Youth Care and Lendlease
2012 Bankstown Koori Elders group ceramic course, Bankstown Arts Centre
2012 Bankstown mental health group ceramic course, Bankstown Arts Centre
2012 2nd China Changchun International Ceramics Arts Forum, Changchun, China
2012 Jilian Art School Lecture, Community Cultural Development, Changchun, China
2012 Bankstown Arts Centre School Holiday workshops
2012 Community Toolkit Series Evaluation Presentation
2012 Mosaic workshops with young people at Colyton High School for Magnetic Places project
2012 Mosaic Workshops for Nature and Nurture Public art piece Project with Bankstown Koori Elders Group and Australian Foundation for Disability Clients
2012 Bankstown Arts Centre April school holiday ceramic workshops
2012 Australian Foundation for Disability Art Program- Ongoing at Ashfield NSW
2012 Australian Foundation for Disability Art Program- Ongoing at Canley Vale NSW
2012 Australian Foundation for Disability Art Program- Ongoing at Ashfield NSW
2012 Australian Foundation for Disability Art Program- Ongoing at Condell Park NSW
2011 Bankstown Arts Centre Open day - ceramics for children
2011 “Australian Animals” Tile Project with Year 8 Gifted and Talented, Colyton High, Colyton
2011 “School of Fish” printing on clay workshops with children from Chalmers Rd, St Annes Primary and Homebush Primary.
2011 Art assistant to Tova Snyder, Cityarts project, Polo Grounds, Harlem New York City, various workshops with children aged 5 to 12
2011 Art from Inside talk at Parklea Prison Exhibition
2011 Professional Development Training for Slip casting, Colyton High during Artist in Schools Project.
2011 Professional Development CeramicTraining course for Disability Support workers, North West Disability Support
2011 Catholic Education Artist Retreat Weekend, Professional Development for teachers, painting workshops
2011 Mosaic Workshops for Freedom Project with Bankstown Koori Elders Group and Australian Foundation for Disability Clients
2011 Art and Play Therapists, Colour as an Emotional Response
2011 Art and Play Therapists, Introduction to Ceramics
2011 Project Ideas for teachers of special needs children, St Edmunds, Wahroonga
2011 Australian Foundation for Disability Art Program- Ongoing at Lakemba NSW
2011 Australian Foundation for Disability Art Program- Ongoing at Condell Park NSW
2011 Special needs centre training session for Staff, Project Ideas, Warah Dural, NSW
2010 Artist talk, St Clements, Galong, for Catholic Education Department
2010 Artist retreat weekend, raku firing, St Clement, Galong for Catholic Education Department
2010 Australian Foundation for Disability Art Program- Ongoing at Lakemba NSW
2010 Teacher training workshop, St Edmunds Special Needs School, Wahroonga, NSW
2010 Teacher Training session-glaze technology, Sydney Japanese International School, Terry Hills NSW
2010 Special needs centre training session for Staff, Introduction to Ceramics Warah Dural, NSW
2010 Teacher training session Japanese International School, Terry Hills NSW
2010 Australian Foundation for Disability Art Program- Ongoing at Condell Park NSW
2010 Professional Development training course with staff at Marist Youth Drop In Centre, Granville NSW
2009 Australian Foundation for Disability Art Program at Condoll Park NSW
2009 Professional Development training course with therapist at Marist Youth Drop In Centre, Granville NSW
2009 Introduction to ceramics for therapists, Art Circle, Drummoyne NSW
2009 Professional Development for Teachers, Introduction to Ceramics, NSW Pottery Supplies, Homebush NSW
2009 Mosaic Mural Workshop with Lucas Gardens School NSW
2009 Professional Development Workshop for Teachers in Ceramics, NSW Pottery Supplies, Homebush NSW
2009 Colour Theory Workshop for At Risk Adolescents, Connected, Granville NSW
2009 Artist Talk for at risk adolescents Connected NSW
2009 Colour as an emotional response for therapists for Art and Play NSW
2009 Ceramics Introduction for therapists for Art and Play, NSW
2009 Professional Development Workshop for Teachers in Ceramics, NSW Pottery Supplies, Homebush NSW
2009 Ceramic Materials Talk at Port Hacking Potters Group Sutherland
2008 Demonstration of Ceramic Materials Monteforie Home Randwick
2008 Summer Hill Primary School Year 5 Ceramic Workshop Summer Hill
2008 Summer Hill Primary School Year 5 Drawing Workshop Summer Hill
2008 Ceramics Materials Talk at Port Hacking Potters Group Sutherland
2007 Artist Talk, Create to Advocate 07, Parliament House, Canberra ACT
2007 Thirning Villa artist talk, Ashfield, NSW
2006 Feminine Revelations artist talk, Red Door Gallery, Summer Hill NSW
2005 Booyeembara Park Aboriginal Storytelling and Healing Circle tile workshop with Nyungar elders WA
2005 Hilton Primary School, Tile workshop for Booyeembara Park Aboriginal Storytelling and Healing Circle, NAIDOC Week WA in collaboration with Marie Thorne, Nyungar Elder WA
2005 Heritage Wall tile workshop with the children at Fremantle Primary School WA
2004 Heritage wall presentation and talk to Fremantle city precinct members WA
2004 Ceramic Demonstration, Victoria Park Art Awards WA
2002 Tree of Life tile workshop with the children at St Denis Primary School, Joondanna WA
2000 Mosaic mural workshop with the children at Billabong community childcare centre, East Victoria Park, WA

Bibliography

2012 Urban Sculpture First Published 2012, China
2011 International Contemporary Artists Volume 3. First Published 2011 ICA Publishing New York.
2010 “Finalism, Painted Sculpture” Augustus Firestone, First Published 2010
2005 “Fremantle Walks” David Hutchinson, First Published 2005, Fremantle Arts Centre Press

Future Publications

Jan 2014 HT Magazine International Year Book 2014, United Kingdom




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