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Born 1961
Lives and work in Melbourne


EDUCATION

1979 - 1980 Foundation Year Art, Prahran College of Advanced Education, Melbourne
1980 - 1982 Diploma of Fine Art, Phillip Institute of Technology, Melbourne


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2004 Artists in Schools Project, Altona West P.S.
2000- 02 Studio residency in Kamp-Lintfort, Germany
1996 Winner of the 'Conwarr Contemporary Clay Award'
1995 Australia Council Artist Development Grant
1991- 97 Co-Winner of the annual 'Sidney Myer Fund - Australia Day Ceramics Award', Shepparton Art Gallery
1987 Founding member of the Collective Workshop for Applied Arts, 'Whitehall Enterprises', in Melbourne
1986 Gasworks Art Centre, Melbourne, 'Logo Award' Winner
1982 onwards Freelance artistic career working on commissions and exhibition pieces.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014 Twenty Fourteen, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne
2014 Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2013 What’s Your Story?, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne
2013 Seachange, Maunsell Wicks, Sydney
2012 Ceramic Paintings, Maunsell Wicks, Sydney
2011 Blood, Sweat & Fears, Scott Livsey Galleries, Melbourne
2011 Ceramic Paintings, Maunsel Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
2010 Ceramic Paintings, Maunsel Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
2010 First Contact, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne
2010 Playing Field, Craft Victoria, Melbourne
2009 Ceramic Paintings, Maunsel Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
2009 White Heat, Manly Art Gallery, Sydney
2009 Dog Exhibition, Adelaide Artroom 5
2009 Facing History, Melbourne Style Gallery, South Melbourne
2008 First Contact, Maunsel Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
2008 Australian Stories, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, NSW
2008 New Under The Sun, Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne
2006 Ceramics, Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
2005 - 2006 Transformations, The Language of Craft, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
2004 Masters Exhibition, Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Sofa Chicago '03, Chicago, USA
2002 Baroque Exhibition, Despard Gallery, Hobart
2001 Zwischenstation Heimat, Ordensmuseum Abtei Kamp, Germany
2001 Manu Factum, Niederrheinisches Museum für Volkskunde undKulturgeschichte e.V., Kevelaer, Germany
2001 Transformacion / Verwandlung, Galleria L'Unico,Palma De Mallorca, Spain
2000 Australien - Keramische Kunst der Gegenwart,Gallerie Marianne Heller, Heidelberg, Germany
1996 Sofa Chicago '96, Chicago, USA
1995 - 1996 Bern+Gerhard Emmerichs - Ceramic, Glass and Design,Craft Victoria, Melbourne - Craftspace Gallery, Sydney
1995 Delinquent Angel - Australian Ceramic Art, Museo Internationale DelleCeramiche, Faenza, Italy
1994 Colin & Cecil Rigg Craft Award, National Gallery of Victoria,Melbourne
1993 Fresh Clay Australia, Meat Market Craft Centre,North Melbourne
1992,'93,'94 '96,'97,'99 Sidney Myer Fund - Australia Day Ceramics Award,Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton
1991 Decorated Clay, Queensland Art Gallery,Brisbane
1990 Whitehall at the Adelaide Arts Festival, Festival Centre, Adelaide
1989 International Crafts Triennial, Art Gallery of Western Australia,Perth
1988 Bicentennial Art / Craft - Awards, Showgrounds, Melbourne
1988 Whitehall Enterprises, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
1988 Stuart Devlin Award Exhibition, Meat Market Craft Centre,North Melbourne
1987 Bern Emmerichs - Paintings,Mosaic,Glass, Devise Gallery, South Melbourne
1985 The Romps, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne
1984 Bern Emmerichs - Paintings, Adelaide Arts Festival Fringe
1983 Bern Emmerichs - Paintings, Graham Cornell Gallery,Melbourne
1983 Australian Printmakers Association Touring Exhibition,West Coast USA


SELECTED COMMISSIONS

1995 - 2009 Bjork, Janet Jackson, Paul Kelly, Michael Gudinsky, Deborah Conway, Mel C, Ben Harper, Rachel Griffith, Lee Kournagahan, Ben Elton, Li Cunxin, Spike Jonze, Katherine Keener, Lindsay Fox ......(commemorative pieces)
2005 Bula Residence (tile murals), Carlton (Melbourne)
2004 Syme Residence ( mosaic garden sculpture), Toorak (Melbourne)
1999 Platform M.B. - Espresso Bar & Gallery (mosaic, tiles), Brighton (Melbourne)
1998 Christmann Residence (tiles), Kamp-Lintfort (Germany)
1995 Hornery Residence (mosaic), Darling Point (Sydney)
1994 The Food Gallery (mosaic, tiles), Daylesford (Victoria)
1991 Villa Parma (mosaic), Hepburn Springs (Victoria)
1988 Wine Victoria (mosaic), World Trade Centre, Melbourne
1987 Crabtree & Evely (mosaic), Block Arcade, Melbourne
1987 Scanlan & Theodore (mosaic), South Yarra (Melbourne)


COLLECTIONS

Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne
Museum of Hobart
Artbank Collection, Melbourne
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Sydney Casino Collection
Kyneton Collection
Meatworkers Union Collection, Melbourne
Shepparton Art Gallery
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra


PUBLICATIONS

2010 Vogue Living, April issue (scheduled)
2009 Australian Ceramics, July issue
2008 500 Plates, Platters & Chargers, Lark Books
2007 Australian Ceramics, April issue
2006 Handmade in Australia – Geoff Slattery Publications
2005 Australian Ceramics, Volume 44#2 2005
2004 Australian Ceramics, Volume 43#2 2004
1997 INSIDE Australian Interiors, Janne Faulkner
1994 International Crafts, Thames & Hudson
1993 Australian Arts Diary, Maria Prendergast
1992 Crafts Movements in Australia, Grace Cochrane
1992 Ceramic Art & Perception, Issue 9
1990 Australian Arts & Crafts Book of Days, Bow Press

Artwork 6180
Bern Emmerichs
Bligh's Wiff of the Wattles

painted ceramic and mixed media (fired)

30.00 x 60.00 cm (each, diptych)

$9,000.00

Artwork 6187
Bern Emmerichs
The Golden Fleece versus The Milky Bar Kid

painted ceramic (fired)

30.00 x 60.00 cm

Sold

Artwork 6186
Bern Emmerichs
Ten Green Bottles

painted ceramic (fired)

30.00 x 60.00 cm

Sold

Artwork 6182
Bern Emmerichs
Fierce Storms, Flying Chooks, and Prayer From Bligh

painted ceramic and mixed media (fired)

30.00 x 60.00 cm

Sold

Artwork 5998
Bern Emmerichs
Invasion Bay 1808

painted ceramic and mixed media (fired)

30.00 x 60.00 cm

Sold

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