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Stephen  BIRD     (born 1964)
  
  Stephen BIRD
  BIOGRAPHY
   
1964 Born Stoke on Trent, UK
1987 B.A. (Hons) Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
1988 Post Graduate, Cyprus College of Art, Lemba, Paphos
1998 Higher National Certificate, Ceramics, Angus College of Further Education
  Lives and works Sydney (AUS) and Dundee (UK)
   
  SOLO EXHIBITIONS
   
2015 Bastard Son of Royal Doulton, Wollongong Art Gallery, touring exhibition, NSW
  A Melting Moment, Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2014 Once Upon A Time in New England, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
2013 My Dad Was Born On The Moon, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2012 Where the Wild Roses Grow, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
2011 Staffordshire Psycho, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
  International Focus Showcase of the ceramics of Stephen Bird, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2010 War on Pottery, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
  Irony Makes the Country Strong, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
  Industrial Sabotage Phase-3. Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2009 New work, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
  Windows show, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
2008 Industrial Sabotage, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
  The view from here, paintings from Australia. Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2007 Compass Gallery, Glasgow
  Figure this, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent
2006 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2005 Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2004 England & Co, London
  One Five Two Gallery, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
2003 A journey to Australia through India, S.E. Asia, Open Eye Gallery
  England & Co, London (concurrent show with David Larwill)
2001 Compass Gallery, Glasgow
2000 England & Co, London
1998 Works on paper, Wysing Arts, Cambridge
1994 Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
  Psychology Institute, Edinburgh
1989 Tower Gallery, Dundee University, Dundee
   
  SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
   
2015 The Director’s Choice 2015, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
  More Love Hours, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne
  The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney, Australia
  Beyond Limitations, Gimhae Clay Arch Museum, Gimhae, South Korea
  TURN TURN TURN: The Studio Ceramics Tradition at NAS, National Art School, Sydney
2014 Bacchanalistas: Ferrin Contemporary at The New York Ceramics Art, NYC, USA
  Small Drawings of Human Beings, Articulate project space, Sydney
  The art of giving: gifts to the collection by Patrick Corrigan AM, Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW
  Music Makers, currated by Michael Brennand-Wood, Bluecoat Display Center, Liverpool, UK
  Wollongong Art Gallery Contemporary Water Colour Prize, Wollongong, NSW
  The Sunshine Coast Art Prize, 2D, Caloundra Art Gallery, Queensland
2013 Peripheral Visions: Contemporary Art from Australia, Garis+Hahn, New York, USA
  Horizon – Landscapes, Ceramics and Print, The National Museum of Norway, Oslo
  Quintessential Australia, Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney
  Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney
  NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, NSW Parliament House, Sydney
  Beyond the back fence, Heiser Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
  The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney
  Ceramic Top 40 | 2013, Beger Crane yard, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
  Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 13, gallery artist with Olsen Irwin, Sydney
2012 The Director’s Choice 2012, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
  Redlands Westpac Art Prize, National Art School gallery, Sydney
  Illumination, animation screening festival, Bondi Pavillion, Sydney
  Melbourne Art Fair, represented by Gould Galleries, Exhibition Building, Melbourne
  Vitrify, The Vitrify Alcorso Ceramic Award, Jam Factory, Adelaide
  Art Works, Art Words, curated by Joe Frost, National Art School gallery, Sydney
  Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney
2011 Allsorts, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
  Placement, Touring Exhibition, Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales & St Andrews Museum, Scotland
  Collect, The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York HQ, London
  Hyperclay: Contemporary Ceramics, Object Gallery: Australian Centre for Design, Sydney, touring to 12 regional and metropolitan venues across Australia
  Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, Melbourne
  Larger than Life, Dundee Imagists in the 1980s Lamb Gallery, University of Dundee
  A Cabinet of Curiosities, NG art gallery, Sydney
  The International Art on paper Exhibition, Chiang Mai University Art Centre, Thailand
  Collaboration and Connection Cicada Press: Incinerator Art Space Willoughby
  Intelligent Trouble: Loop (International Focus), Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  Big Small, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
  City of Radicals, Bluecoat Display Center, Liverpool
2010 Collect, The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York HQ, London
  Laughter, Curated by Victor Medrano, Contemporary Art Space, Tasmania
  Gold Coast International Ceramic Award. Gold Coast City Art Gallery. QLD
2009 Collect, The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York HQ, London
  LINK: Korean and Australian ceramics exchange project National Art School, Sydney
  Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney
  Figuration, The Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide
2008 National Sculpture Show, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
  Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  Hey Literary Festival, Brook Street Gallery, Hey On Wye, Wales
  Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney
2007 Wunderkammer: A Cabinet of Curiosities, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
  Scots Abroad, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh       
  Cup Show, Helen Stephen’s Gallery, Sydney
2006 SOFA Chicago, USA, represented by Australian Contemporary
  A funny thing happened on the way to the kiln, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
  Dundee Visual Artists Award Scheme, Generator project space, Dundee
  Dundee Society of Scottish Artists, RSA Edinburgh
2005 Absolut Secret, National Art School, Sydney
2004 On a Plate, with Richard Slee, Philip Eglin, Takeshi Yasuda, Scottish Gallery
2003 SOFA Chicago, USA, represented by Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
  New Wave II, 6 Welsh, 6 Scottish Makers, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales
  Storylines, three applied artists explore narrative, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2002 Sydney Myer International Ceramic Award, Shepparton, Victoria
2001 Obsessive Visions, Art Outside The Mainstream, England & Co, London
  Intuition, Exhibition of self taught and visionary art, Crescent Arts, Scarborough
1999 The Plate Show, National touring exhibition curated by Collins Gallery, Glasgow
  Islington Art Fair, London, represented by England & Co, London
  Society of Scottish Artists, Invited Artist as part of the year of Scotland, Africa
  The Morrison Portrait Award, RSA, Edinburgh
  New Paintings, The British Work House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA
1997 Noble Grossart Painting Prize, Glasgow Art School,  Royal Scottish Academy
  Cross Reference, The Association of Applied Arts, touring exhibition            
1996 Sitting Pretty, Exhibition of Art Chairs, Kirkaldy Museum and Art Gallery
1992 The Decade Show, Dundee Art Gallery and Museum, Dundee
   
  COMISSIONS
   
2007 McManus Redevelopment Project. Cermaic creation for open display for Dundee Museum and Art Gallery involving educational elements exploring the processes and materials of ceramics
2004 Creative Links Commission. To explore work within the context of disability and create two new works for Woodlands and Hazelwood schools. Funded by Scottish Arts Council in partnership with the Aberdeen City Council                 
  Big Hand Little Hand. Contemporary craft makers school residency project. Collaboration between Dundee Contemporary Arts & Dundee Education
1999 Large scale ceramic mural at Charles Square on Old St, London. comissioned by Hackney Borough Council. Joint commission with artist Neil Irons. A collaboration with local community, adding personal local histories to the narrative of the mural. Completed work was 3 x 25 m exterior on glaze ceramic mural, adjacent to main road
  Major site specific sculpture at Whitfield, Dundee. Commissioned by          Dundee District Council. A community based project to design and make sculpture to commemorate the rejuvenation of shopping center and library. Completed sculpture was 2 m high cast concrete with ceramic inlays
   
  PROFESSIONAL & RESIDENCIES
   
2015 Beyond Limitations, ceramic mentorship programme, Gimhae Clayarch Museum, South Korea
2014 Emotional Intelligence, The art of Charlotte Le Brocque, by Stephen Bird, article
  published in The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Volume 53/2 July
  Art is a Joke! Lecture given at The Ceramic Study Group, Sydney, NSW
2012 Speaker at Australian Ceramic Tiannale, Subversive Clay, Adelaide
  Ink Earth, article published in The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Volume 51/3 Nov
2010 Lecturer, National Art School, Sydney
2009 Artist in residence, University of South Australia, Adelaide
  Artist in residence, Hill End, support from Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
  Part time lecturer, Sydney College of the Arts
  Speaker at Australian Ceramic Tiannale, Sydney
2008 Artist in residence, Cicada Press, College of Fine Art, Sydney
  Part time lecturer, National Art school, Sydney
2007 Elected member of Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2004 Artist in residence, Hazelwood school. To explore work within the context of disability
  Artist in residence, Craigie high school , Dundee. Big Hand Little Hand project
1998 Artist in residence,  Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
1989 Artist in residence, Fuente Studios, Competa, Malaga, Spain
   
  AWARDS
   
2014 The Sunshine Coast Art Prize, commended
2013 Woollahra Small sculpture Prize, Highly commended
2012 New work grant, established artist, Austalia Council for the Arts
  Vitrify. The Vitrify Alcorso Ceramic Award. (Shorlisted artist)
2011 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award
2010 New work grant, established artist, Austalia Council for the Arts
  Special Commendation, Woollahra Small sculpture Prize
2006 Dundee Visual Arts Award
  Aberdeen artists design award
  Shell Expo Award
2005 Engage Scotland Visual Arts Education Award
2004 Professional Development Award. Scottish Arts Council Lottery Grant
  Creative Development Award. Scottish Arts Council
2000 Dundee Visual Arts Award
1997 Mott McDonald Painting Prize, Aberdeen Artists Society, Travelled to N.Y          
1987 Elizabeth Greensheilds Memorial Award
1986 Duncan of Drunfaulk Travel Award, Italy
1985 Ian Eadie Memorial Award. Traveled to Holland and Belgium
1984 Mitchell Painting Prize. Traveled to Barcelona, Spain
   
  COLLECTIONS
   
  National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
  Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
  Artbank Collection, Australia
  Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne
  The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
  Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW
  Dundee District Council, Scotland
  Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery, Scotland
  National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
  Paisley Art Gallery and Museum. Strathclyde, Scotland
  Dundee Art Gallery and Museum, Scotland
  Mexican Consulate Collection, Blairgowrie, Scotland
  Hackney Borough Council, England
  The Grainer Collection, Washington, D.C. USA
  Arizona State University Art Museum, USA
  National Museum of Northern Ireland
   
  BIBLIOGRAPHY
   
2015 HORIZON, Transfer Ware and Contemporary CErmaics by Paul Scott/Knut Astrup Bull
  Bastard Son of Royal Doulton, exhibition catalogue, Wollongong Art Gallery, essay by Grace Cochrane, ISBN 978-0-9758372-5-2
  Furnace – a photographic essay, Museum Magazine online by Laura Bannister
  HEY! Modern Art and Pop Culture, #23 Issue, Ankama Editios, Paris, France
  Bastard Son, Art Monthly Australia, by Gabriella Coslovich, July issue, no.28
  Stephen Bird, The Journal of Australian Cermaics by Robyn Phelan, vol 54/1, April
  Stephen Bird; Bastard Son of Royal Doulton by Robyn Phelan, CFile Foundation for Contemporary Cermaic Art
2014 Art Lies in Ambush-Art from Australia, by Karen Weiss. Ceramic Art and perception,
  issue 94
  Once Upon a Time in New England, exhibition catalogue, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
  SO HOT RIGHT NOW? Contemporary Ceramics and contemporary art, by Glen Barkley, ARTAND Australia, issue 51.4
  Stephen Bird, Once Upon a Time, COLLIDE Art & Culture Magazine, Issue 2
2013 My Dad Was Born On The Moon, peview by Roger Law, Craft Arts International, Issue No.88
  Painted Surfaces, by Annie Woodford, Ceramic Review, issue 263, Sept/Oct
  Stephen Bird, Exhibition catalogue, Essay by Roger Law, ISBN: 978-1-905146-82-6
  The art market at Edinburgh Festival, The Daily Telegraph UK, Colin Gleadell, 2nd September
  The New Ceramics, Sculpting and Handbuilding, by Claire Loder, publisher A&C Black
  Pottery show to spark debate, The Corier, Dundee edition, 27th july.
  Subversive Clay, Review by Robert Reasons, (image only). Marmalade, published by Jam Factory. Issue No 01
  Recent acquisitions, Artonview, National Gallery of Australia, issue 73, Autumn 2013
  50 things collectors need to know, Art Collector, Prue Gibson, issue 63, Jan-March
  Quintessential Australia, Sydney Morning Herald, 26th January
2012 Stephen Bird, Profile by Leslie Chow, Artist Profile Magazine, Issue 19
  Tough Landscape, Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, By John McDonald, 24th Feb
  HYPERCLAY, Review by Altair Roelants, The Journal of Australian Ceramics,
  Vol 51/1 April 2012
  HYPERCLAY, Review by Kerry-Anne Cousins, The Canberra Times, 3rd April, 2012
  Where the wild roses grow, Exhibition catalogue, Published through Blurb Books
  HYPERCLAY. Review by Altair Roelants. The Journal of Australian ceramics. Vol 51/1 April 2012
  The Best of 500 Ceramics, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co, New York/ London. ISBN 13:978-1-4547-0141-5
2011 Dark days, Bright Nights, WRAP, issue 3, Published by The Wrap Paper Ltd, UK
  Placement, By Oriel Davies and Fife Contemporary Arts, ISBN  978-1-907346-03-3
  The Midas Touch, Australian art Market Peport, Issue 38, first quarter 2011
  Stephen Bird, Profiled by Grace Cochrane, Australian Arts Review, Issue 27,
  May-June, 2011
  Gold Coast International Ceramic Award, Exhibition review, Craft Arts International
2010 Ceramics Today, Jeffrey B. Snyder. Schiffer Ltd
  Collect @ Saatchi Gallery, Catalogue. Crafts Council of Great Britain
  Laughter, Exhibition catalogue, Contemporary Art Space Tasmania
  Laughter, Exhibition review, Artlink, Australia and Asia-Pacific Vol 30 no 4
2009 Contemporary Ceramics, international percpective, By Emmanuel Cooper, Thames and Hudson
  Ceramic Art and Perception, issue 77, Stop motion ceramics, by Toni Warburton
2008 500 Tiles, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co, New York/London. ISBN-10:1- 57990-714-8
  500 Plates, Lark  Books, Sterling Publishing Co, New York/ London
  Indie travel guide, UK and Europa, Rockbuch, Hamburg, ISBN 978-3-927638-46-4
2007 Ceramic Review, Review of Solo show at Scottish Gallery, Issue CR 224
2006 Dundee Visual Arts Award Scheme, Catalogue
  Australian Contemporary at SOFA Chicago, catalogue
  The Sunday Times, Inside Out magazine, Dec 2006 issue
  SOFA Chicago, catalogue, Sculptural Objects & Functional Art
2005 Ceramic Art and Perception, issue 62, No Place Like Home, by Gregor White
  The Australian News Paper, arts review, Dec 2nd 2005, by Sebastian Smee
  The Journal of Australian Ceramics, 44#3, Collective Journeys by Stephen Bird
2004 Recent Ceramics at England & Co, exhibition catalogue, by Jane England
2003 New Wave, Wales-Scotland II Exhibition catalogue, by Amanda Game
2002 Sydney Myer International Ceramics Award, LaTrobe University, Victoria
  Artesian Magazine, Review of Compass Gallery show, Summer edition
2001 Ceramic Review, Souvenirs From The Outside, By Gregor White, Issue CR 190
  Obsessive visions, Art Outside the Mainstream, England & Co, London
2000 Ceramics In Society, Plate Show, Spring edition
1999 The Plate Show, catalogue, Collins Gallery, Srathclyde University, Glasgow
              
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Curriculum Vitae
  
  Stephen BIRD
  BIOGRAPHY
   
1964 Born Stoke on Trent, UK
1987 B.A. (Hons) Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
1988 Post Graduate, Cyprus College of Art, Lemba, Paphos
1998 Higher National Certificate, Ceramics, Angus College of Further Education
  Lives and works Sydney (AUS) and Dundee (UK)
   
  SOLO EXHIBITIONS
   
2015 Bastard Son of Royal Doulton, Wollongong Art Gallery, touring exhibition, NSW
  A Melting Moment, Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2014 Once Upon A Time in New England, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
2013 My Dad Was Born On The Moon, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2012 Where the Wild Roses Grow, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
2011 Staffordshire Psycho, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
  International Focus Showcase of the ceramics of Stephen Bird, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2010 War on Pottery, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
  Irony Makes the Country Strong, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
  Industrial Sabotage Phase-3. Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2009 New work, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
  Windows show, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
2008 Industrial Sabotage, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
  The view from here, paintings from Australia. Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2007 Compass Gallery, Glasgow
  Figure this, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent
2006 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2005 Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2004 England & Co, London
  One Five Two Gallery, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
2003 A journey to Australia through India, S.E. Asia, Open Eye Gallery
  England & Co, London (concurrent show with David Larwill)
2001 Compass Gallery, Glasgow
2000 England & Co, London
1998 Works on paper, Wysing Arts, Cambridge
1994 Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
  Psychology Institute, Edinburgh
1989 Tower Gallery, Dundee University, Dundee
   
  SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
   
2015 The Director’s Choice 2015, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
  More Love Hours, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne
  The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney, Australia
  Beyond Limitations, Gimhae Clay Arch Museum, Gimhae, South Korea
  TURN TURN TURN: The Studio Ceramics Tradition at NAS, National Art School, Sydney
2014 Bacchanalistas: Ferrin Contemporary at The New York Ceramics Art, NYC, USA
  Small Drawings of Human Beings, Articulate project space, Sydney
  The art of giving: gifts to the collection by Patrick Corrigan AM, Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW
  Music Makers, currated by Michael Brennand-Wood, Bluecoat Display Center, Liverpool, UK
  Wollongong Art Gallery Contemporary Water Colour Prize, Wollongong, NSW
  The Sunshine Coast Art Prize, 2D, Caloundra Art Gallery, Queensland
2013 Peripheral Visions: Contemporary Art from Australia, Garis+Hahn, New York, USA
  Horizon – Landscapes, Ceramics and Print, The National Museum of Norway, Oslo
  Quintessential Australia, Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney
  Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney
  NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, NSW Parliament House, Sydney
  Beyond the back fence, Heiser Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
  The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney
  Ceramic Top 40 | 2013, Beger Crane yard, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
  Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 13, gallery artist with Olsen Irwin, Sydney
2012 The Director’s Choice 2012, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
  Redlands Westpac Art Prize, National Art School gallery, Sydney
  Illumination, animation screening festival, Bondi Pavillion, Sydney
  Melbourne Art Fair, represented by Gould Galleries, Exhibition Building, Melbourne
  Vitrify, The Vitrify Alcorso Ceramic Award, Jam Factory, Adelaide
  Art Works, Art Words, curated by Joe Frost, National Art School gallery, Sydney
  Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney
2011 Allsorts, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
  Placement, Touring Exhibition, Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales & St Andrews Museum, Scotland
  Collect, The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York HQ, London
  Hyperclay: Contemporary Ceramics, Object Gallery: Australian Centre for Design, Sydney, touring to 12 regional and metropolitan venues across Australia
  Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, Melbourne
  Larger than Life, Dundee Imagists in the 1980s Lamb Gallery, University of Dundee
  A Cabinet of Curiosities, NG art gallery, Sydney
  The International Art on paper Exhibition, Chiang Mai University Art Centre, Thailand
  Collaboration and Connection Cicada Press: Incinerator Art Space Willoughby
  Intelligent Trouble: Loop (International Focus), Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  Big Small, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
  City of Radicals, Bluecoat Display Center, Liverpool
2010 Collect, The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York HQ, London
  Laughter, Curated by Victor Medrano, Contemporary Art Space, Tasmania
  Gold Coast International Ceramic Award. Gold Coast City Art Gallery. QLD
2009 Collect, The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York HQ, London
  LINK: Korean and Australian ceramics exchange project National Art School, Sydney
  Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney
  Figuration, The Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide
2008 National Sculpture Show, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
  Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  Hey Literary Festival, Brook Street Gallery, Hey On Wye, Wales
  Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney
2007 Wunderkammer: A Cabinet of Curiosities, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
  Scots Abroad, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh       
  Cup Show, Helen Stephen’s Gallery, Sydney
2006 SOFA Chicago, USA, represented by Australian Contemporary
  A funny thing happened on the way to the kiln, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
  Dundee Visual Artists Award Scheme, Generator project space, Dundee
  Dundee Society of Scottish Artists, RSA Edinburgh
2005 Absolut Secret, National Art School, Sydney
2004 On a Plate, with Richard Slee, Philip Eglin, Takeshi Yasuda, Scottish Gallery
2003 SOFA Chicago, USA, represented by Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
  New Wave II, 6 Welsh, 6 Scottish Makers, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales
  Storylines, three applied artists explore narrative, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2002 Sydney Myer International Ceramic Award, Shepparton, Victoria
2001 Obsessive Visions, Art Outside The Mainstream, England & Co, London
  Intuition, Exhibition of self taught and visionary art, Crescent Arts, Scarborough
1999 The Plate Show, National touring exhibition curated by Collins Gallery, Glasgow
  Islington Art Fair, London, represented by England & Co, London
  Society of Scottish Artists, Invited Artist as part of the year of Scotland, Africa
  The Morrison Portrait Award, RSA, Edinburgh
  New Paintings, The British Work House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA
1997 Noble Grossart Painting Prize, Glasgow Art School,  Royal Scottish Academy
  Cross Reference, The Association of Applied Arts, touring exhibition            
1996 Sitting Pretty, Exhibition of Art Chairs, Kirkaldy Museum and Art Gallery
1992 The Decade Show, Dundee Art Gallery and Museum, Dundee
   
  COMISSIONS
   
2007 McManus Redevelopment Project. Cermaic creation for open display for Dundee Museum and Art Gallery involving educational elements exploring the processes and materials of ceramics
2004 Creative Links Commission. To explore work within the context of disability and create two new works for Woodlands and Hazelwood schools. Funded by Scottish Arts Council in partnership with the Aberdeen City Council                 
  Big Hand Little Hand. Contemporary craft makers school residency project. Collaboration between Dundee Contemporary Arts & Dundee Education
1999 Large scale ceramic mural at Charles Square on Old St, London. comissioned by Hackney Borough Council. Joint commission with artist Neil Irons. A collaboration with local community, adding personal local histories to the narrative of the mural. Completed work was 3 x 25 m exterior on glaze ceramic mural, adjacent to main road
  Major site specific sculpture at Whitfield, Dundee. Commissioned by          Dundee District Council. A community based project to design and make sculpture to commemorate the rejuvenation of shopping center and library. Completed sculpture was 2 m high cast concrete with ceramic inlays
   
  PROFESSIONAL & RESIDENCIES
   
2015 Beyond Limitations, ceramic mentorship programme, Gimhae Clayarch Museum, South Korea
2014 Emotional Intelligence, The art of Charlotte Le Brocque, by Stephen Bird, article
  published in The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Volume 53/2 July
  Art is a Joke! Lecture given at The Ceramic Study Group, Sydney, NSW
2012 Speaker at Australian Ceramic Tiannale, Subversive Clay, Adelaide
  Ink Earth, article published in The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Volume 51/3 Nov
2010 Lecturer, National Art School, Sydney
2009 Artist in residence, University of South Australia, Adelaide
  Artist in residence, Hill End, support from Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
  Part time lecturer, Sydney College of the Arts
  Speaker at Australian Ceramic Tiannale, Sydney
2008 Artist in residence, Cicada Press, College of Fine Art, Sydney
  Part time lecturer, National Art school, Sydney
2007 Elected member of Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2004 Artist in residence, Hazelwood school. To explore work within the context of disability
  Artist in residence, Craigie high school , Dundee. Big Hand Little Hand project
1998 Artist in residence,  Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
1989 Artist in residence, Fuente Studios, Competa, Malaga, Spain
   
  AWARDS
   
2014 The Sunshine Coast Art Prize, commended
2013 Woollahra Small sculpture Prize, Highly commended
2012 New work grant, established artist, Austalia Council for the Arts
  Vitrify. The Vitrify Alcorso Ceramic Award. (Shorlisted artist)
2011 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award
2010 New work grant, established artist, Austalia Council for the Arts
  Special Commendation, Woollahra Small sculpture Prize
2006 Dundee Visual Arts Award
  Aberdeen artists design award
  Shell Expo Award
2005 Engage Scotland Visual Arts Education Award
2004 Professional Development Award. Scottish Arts Council Lottery Grant
  Creative Development Award. Scottish Arts Council
2000 Dundee Visual Arts Award
1997 Mott McDonald Painting Prize, Aberdeen Artists Society, Travelled to N.Y          
1987 Elizabeth Greensheilds Memorial Award
1986 Duncan of Drunfaulk Travel Award, Italy
1985 Ian Eadie Memorial Award. Traveled to Holland and Belgium
1984 Mitchell Painting Prize. Traveled to Barcelona, Spain
   
  COLLECTIONS
   
  National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
  Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
  Artbank Collection, Australia
  Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne
  The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
  Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW
  Dundee District Council, Scotland
  Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery, Scotland
  National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
  Paisley Art Gallery and Museum. Strathclyde, Scotland
  Dundee Art Gallery and Museum, Scotland
  Mexican Consulate Collection, Blairgowrie, Scotland
  Hackney Borough Council, England
  The Grainer Collection, Washington, D.C. USA
  Arizona State University Art Museum, USA
  National Museum of Northern Ireland
   
  BIBLIOGRAPHY
   
2015 HORIZON, Transfer Ware and Contemporary CErmaics by Paul Scott/Knut Astrup Bull
  Bastard Son of Royal Doulton, exhibition catalogue, Wollongong Art Gallery, essay by Grace Cochrane, ISBN 978-0-9758372-5-2
  Furnace – a photographic essay, Museum Magazine online by Laura Bannister
  HEY! Modern Art and Pop Culture, #23 Issue, Ankama Editios, Paris, France
  Bastard Son, Art Monthly Australia, by Gabriella Coslovich, July issue, no.28
  Stephen Bird, The Journal of Australian Cermaics by Robyn Phelan, vol 54/1, April
  Stephen Bird; Bastard Son of Royal Doulton by Robyn Phelan, CFile Foundation for Contemporary Cermaic Art
2014 Art Lies in Ambush-Art from Australia, by Karen Weiss. Ceramic Art and perception,
  issue 94
  Once Upon a Time in New England, exhibition catalogue, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
  SO HOT RIGHT NOW? Contemporary Ceramics and contemporary art, by Glen Barkley, ARTAND Australia, issue 51.4
  Stephen Bird, Once Upon a Time, COLLIDE Art & Culture Magazine, Issue 2
2013 My Dad Was Born On The Moon, peview by Roger Law, Craft Arts International, Issue No.88
  Painted Surfaces, by Annie Woodford, Ceramic Review, issue 263, Sept/Oct
  Stephen Bird, Exhibition catalogue, Essay by Roger Law, ISBN: 978-1-905146-82-6
  The art market at Edinburgh Festival, The Daily Telegraph UK, Colin Gleadell, 2nd September
  The New Ceramics, Sculpting and Handbuilding, by Claire Loder, publisher A&C Black
  Pottery show to spark debate, The Corier, Dundee edition, 27th july.
  Subversive Clay, Review by Robert Reasons, (image only). Marmalade, published by Jam Factory. Issue No 01
  Recent acquisitions, Artonview, National Gallery of Australia, issue 73, Autumn 2013
  50 things collectors need to know, Art Collector, Prue Gibson, issue 63, Jan-March
  Quintessential Australia, Sydney Morning Herald, 26th January
2012 Stephen Bird, Profile by Leslie Chow, Artist Profile Magazine, Issue 19
  Tough Landscape, Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, By John McDonald, 24th Feb
  HYPERCLAY, Review by Altair Roelants, The Journal of Australian Ceramics,
  Vol 51/1 April 2012
  HYPERCLAY, Review by Kerry-Anne Cousins, The Canberra Times, 3rd April, 2012
  Where the wild roses grow, Exhibition catalogue, Published through Blurb Books
  HYPERCLAY. Review by Altair Roelants. The Journal of Australian ceramics. Vol 51/1 April 2012
  The Best of 500 Ceramics, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co, New York/ London. ISBN 13:978-1-4547-0141-5
2011 Dark days, Bright Nights, WRAP, issue 3, Published by The Wrap Paper Ltd, UK
  Placement, By Oriel Davies and Fife Contemporary Arts, ISBN  978-1-907346-03-3
  The Midas Touch, Australian art Market Peport, Issue 38, first quarter 2011
  Stephen Bird, Profiled by Grace Cochrane, Australian Arts Review, Issue 27,
  May-June, 2011
  Gold Coast International Ceramic Award, Exhibition review, Craft Arts International
2010 Ceramics Today, Jeffrey B. Snyder. Schiffer Ltd
  Collect @ Saatchi Gallery, Catalogue. Crafts Council of Great Britain
  Laughter, Exhibition catalogue, Contemporary Art Space Tasmania
  Laughter, Exhibition review, Artlink, Australia and Asia-Pacific Vol 30 no 4
2009 Contemporary Ceramics, international percpective, By Emmanuel Cooper, Thames and Hudson
  Ceramic Art and Perception, issue 77, Stop motion ceramics, by Toni Warburton
2008 500 Tiles, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co, New York/London. ISBN-10:1- 57990-714-8
  500 Plates, Lark  Books, Sterling Publishing Co, New York/ London
  Indie travel guide, UK and Europa, Rockbuch, Hamburg, ISBN 978-3-927638-46-4
2007 Ceramic Review, Review of Solo show at Scottish Gallery, Issue CR 224
2006 Dundee Visual Arts Award Scheme, Catalogue
  Australian Contemporary at SOFA Chicago, catalogue
  The Sunday Times, Inside Out magazine, Dec 2006 issue
  SOFA Chicago, catalogue, Sculptural Objects & Functional Art
2005 Ceramic Art and Perception, issue 62, No Place Like Home, by Gregor White
  The Australian News Paper, arts review, Dec 2nd 2005, by Sebastian Smee
  The Journal of Australian Ceramics, 44#3, Collective Journeys by Stephen Bird
2004 Recent Ceramics at England & Co, exhibition catalogue, by Jane England
2003 New Wave, Wales-Scotland II Exhibition catalogue, by Amanda Game
2002 Sydney Myer International Ceramics Award, LaTrobe University, Victoria
  Artesian Magazine, Review of Compass Gallery show, Summer edition
2001 Ceramic Review, Souvenirs From The Outside, By Gregor White, Issue CR 190
  Obsessive visions, Art Outside the Mainstream, England & Co, London
2000 Ceramics In Society, Plate Show, Spring edition
1999 The Plate Show, catalogue, Collins Gallery, Srathclyde University, Glasgow