Louise Boscacci


1960 Townsville, Australia


1982 Bachelor of Science, James Cook University, QLD
1992 Certificate in Art Photography, National Art School, Sydney
1993 Certificate in Ceramics, Studio, Sydney Institute of Technology, Sydney
1996 Diploma in Arts (Ceramics), East Sydney Tech/ National Arts School, Sydney
2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Ceramics), National Arts School, Sydney
2016 PhD, University of Wollongong, Australia

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Ceramics, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
2012 Archive Place (Twilight), Hope Gallery, University of Wollongong, NSW
2011 Three Hemispheres, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney (Art Month Sydney)
2008 Solace Works, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
2006 Return (Porcelain: time, light, loss), Rex Irwin, Sydney
2004 Blue Chamber, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
2004 From Where I Stand: Ceramic Contemplations of Place and Displacement, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design (2004 Adelaide Festival of the Arts)
2003 Chemistry Set, Newcastle Region Art Gallery (Contemporary Project Space), NSW
2002 Calvino’s Hinterland, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
2001 Ten memos in return, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery (Showcase), Townsville, QLD
2000  Porcelain for ‘Federation Line’, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
1998 Leaf Shadow Ash Water, Mura Clay Gallery, Sydney
1997 Poems for Land and Body: the Birdwood Series, TAP Gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2017 Water objects – echoes: Louise Boscacci and Toni Warburton, The Cross Arts Projects 11 March – 8 April, Sydney
2016 Dark Forms, National Gallery of Australia: a curated exhibition by Dr Robert Bell from the Australian Decorative Arts and Design Collection, 13 November 2015 – 12 August 2016, Canberra
2015 Turn, Turn, Turn: The Studio Ceramics Tradition at The National Art School, NAS Gallery, National Art School, 5 June  – 8 August 8, Sydney.
2014 Cicada Waterfall: collaborative ceramics exhibited in Elisabeth Cummings: A Still Life, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
2013 Ecoarts 2013, Innovation Centre, University of Wollongong, Ecoarts Annual Conference, NSW
2012 Creative Director’s Choice, Australian Ceramics Triennale, JamFactory, Adelaide SA
2012 Melbourne Art Fair: Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
2011 Picasso Black and White Christmas Show. Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
2011 Mark Making, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney
2010 Clay Energy Masters Exhibition, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong, Australia. The 2010      International Ceramics Symposium, Australia
 2010 Melbourne Art Fair: Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
 2009 Collect London, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
 2009 Beaker Culture, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney, Co-Curator. 2009 Australian Ceramics Triennale, Sydney
 2009 Heads, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney, Australia
 2008 Salute, Fusions Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
 2008  Australian Ceramic Stories, Dubbo Regional Gallery/ The Amati Bequest, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, NSW
 2008 Melbourne Art Fair, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
 2008 Important Drawings, Prints and Ceramics, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney. Catalogue
2007 SOFA (Sculpture, Objects & Functional Art), Chicago, Raglan Gallery, Sydney
2007 Townsville Ceramic Awards, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Qld
2007 The Jug Show, All Hand Made Gallery, Sydney
 2007 The Things we do…, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
 2006  Clay Statements NSW 09, Verge: 11th National Ceramics Conference July 2006, Brisbane, QLD
 2006 Important Works on Paper, Sculpture and Ceramics, Rex Irwin, Sydney
 2005 The Sea, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
 2005 Important Works on Paper and Ceramics, Rex Irwin, Sydney
 2005  Art Sydney 05, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
 2004 Melbourne Art Fair 2004: Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
2003 Fifty-Years of Collecting Australian Ceramics, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW
 2003 Important Works on Paper, Sculpture and Ceramics. Rex Irwin, Sydney
 2003 Ceramics 2003: the Australian and New Zealand Context, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, Campbelltown, NSW
2002 Important Works on Paper, Sculpture and Ceramics, Rex Irwin, Art Dealer, Sydney
2001 Contemporary Ceramics, Nick Mitzevich Gallery, Newcastle, New South Wales
2001  SOFA 2001, Chicago, USA
2001 Skin and Bone, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
2001 Recent Acquisitions, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, Campbelltown, NSW
2001 Important Works on Paper and Important Ceramics, Rex Irwin, Sydney
2000 Ceramics 2000: the Australian Context, Campbelltown City Art Gallery, NSW
2000 Australian Landscapes, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
1999 Alumination 99, Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Sydney
1998 New Voices in Clay, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney
1997 Seventh Birthday Show, Mura Clay Gallery, Sydney Word of Mouth 7. Ardt Gallery, Sydney
1996 Touch, Ceramics Diploma Graduate Exhibition, Cell Block, National Art School, Sydney
1995 Interlock, Artspace, Sydney
1995 Suspension, Cell Block Theatre, East Sydney
1992 Graduate Photography Show. Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Sydney

Awards and Residencies

2013 Australia Council New Work Grant (Visual Arts Board): Pulse_Pause
2011 Australian Postgraduate (Research) Award, University of Wollongong, Australia
2009 Australia Council London Studio (October 2009 – January 2010): Object, Place, Time
2007 Townsville Ceramic Awards: Scott Brickworks and Rainford Award, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, QLD
2004 Australia Council New Work Grant (Visual Arts Board): Textural Translucencies
1996 TAFE NSW State Medal (Arts: Ceramics)
1982 University Medal (Biological Sciences), James Cook University, Australia


National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney
Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, NSW
University of New South Wales Art Collection
Dr C & E Laverty Collection, Sydney
Private collections: Australia, United Kingdom, USA, Hong Kong

Selected Bibliography 2004 – 2017

2016 Boscacci, L 2016, ‘Ways to Cross Country: On “Thinking Landscape”’, Material Ecologies Research Network/ MECO blog, 30 October 2016, http://www.uowblogs.com/meco/2016/10/30/ways-to-cross-country-a-response-to-thinking-landscape/
Boscacci, L 2016, ‘A-bodied: How to Make a River Bowl’, Yarrobil, issue 3, pp 15-22.
 2015 Boscacci, L 2015, ‘The Archive in Contemporary Art: a literature review’, International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, vol. 3, no. 8, pp 1-8.
 2014  Boscacci, L 2014, ‘Cicada Waterfall: A Still-moving Collaboration between Louise Boscacci and Elisabeth Cummings, The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Vol. 53, no.3, pp 23 – 25. [See also: http://issuu.com/kingstreetgallery/docs/cummings-low_res_version/3?e=5022990/8508743].
2013 Boscacci, L 2013, ‘Pulse-Pause: Exploring Eco-ethical Aesthetics in the Shadow Places’, in Curtis, D & Aguilar, L (eds), Linking Art and the Environment: Proceedings of the First EcoArts Australis Conference, 12-13 May 2013, Wollongong, NSW, EcoArts Australis Inc, Wollongong AU.
2012 Acme Studios (ed), 2012. Time and VisionTwenty Years of Artist Residencies in London. Acme Studios International Residencies Programme and Australia Council for the Arts, London.
2009 Jones, Julia. “Post-pastoral Ceramics: A Distinctive Ecological Language.” International Journal of the Arts in Society 4.5 (2009): 429-436
2008 Walton, Inga. “The Melbourne Art Fair. A Survey of Ceramics.” The Journal of Australian Ceramics 47.3 (2008): 18
2008 Ballard, Brett. ‘Louise Boscacci: Form and Idea.’ Ceramics: Art and Perception 74.4 (2008): 41-45.
2008 Jones, Julia. “Ceramics in the broader visual arts.” Australian Art Review. August/October (2008): 38-41
2007 Hely, Patsy. “Clay Statements NSW 09.” Ceramics: Art and Perception, 68. June-August (2007): 59 – 65
2006 Ballard, Brett. “The Lyric Forms of Louise Boscacci.” Catalogue essay of exhibition “Return: Porcelain, Time, Light, Loss” 11 July – 5 August 2006. Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
2006 Clement, Tracy. “Art: Metropicks.” Sydney Morning Herald (metro art) 28 July 2006: 23
2006 Lobley, Katrina. “Events.” Sydney Morning Herald (Domain Home) 13 July 2006: 4
2005 McCartney, Karen. “Art decor: Handmade”. The Weekend Australian Magazine 11-12 June 2005
2005 Odgers, John (Ed). “The Contemporary Art Lover’s Tour of  Australia.” Mint Museum USA Collectors’ Tour. Austrade Publication 2005