As much as the mind links an idea with a design solution, the hand connects design to the making process. Making becomes the extension of design and forms the essence of craft.
New technologies play an ever increasing part in my working practice. The skillful manipulation of tools and process - the basis of making - is equally important for digital work and requires an experienced hand. These augment and expand all aspects from the sketching to the making, digital technologies have a hand in it.
Using traditional silversmithing techniques together with digital fabrication calls for new design solutions and informs the resulting object. The resulting objects are one-off finished objects or prototypes to be produced in small scale manufacture. The pleasure is in the making, wherever and however it happens.
See also: Riedelbauch's blog virtualterritory.
Gilbert Riedelbauch works as a contemporary designer/maker in Canberra, and exhibits his work nationally and internationally.
After finishing his studies as a Meisterschueler in silversmithing at the Academy of Fine Art Nuernberg, Germany, he completed a Graduate Diploma at The Australian National University (ANU) School of Art.
In 2002 he was invited to participate at the Meister der Moderne exhibition at the international Munich Craft Fair and was awarded the coveted Bavarian Staats Prize.
Riedelbauch works at the ANU School of Art as a senior lecturer where he heads the Core Studies Program and is coordinator for the Design Arts. He has been instrumental in introducing digital technologies to students and staff. In 1998 he was jointly nominated for an ANU Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award and in 2007 he received a National teaching award - a Carrick citation - for his contribution to university teaching.
|2014:||Beyond the Veneer: a fresh look at the Prime Minister's Suite, Museum of Australian Democracy - Canberra|
|2014:||Jewellery & Identity: A fine possession, Powerhouse Museum - Sydney|
|2014:||Glass x Design, Canberra Glassworks - Canberra|
|2014:||ACTivate: Sharing Light, DESIGN Canberra - Canberra|
|2013:||Intensity of Purpose, Canberra Museum and Gallery - Canberra|
|2013:||8th International Craft Competition , Cheongju - South Korea,|
|2013:||2113: A Canberra Odyssey (c), (curated), Canberra Museum and Gallery - Canberra|
|2013:||Inhabit: Living in Design (curated), Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre Gallery - Canberra|
|2012:||Unexpected Pleasures, National Gallery of Victoria - Melbourne and Design Museum - London, UK|
|2012:||de sign ed 2 (c), ANU School of Art Gallery - Canberra|
|2012:||Signature, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre - Canberra|
|2011:||Not Just New, But Necessary, juried craft competition - Cheongju, South Korea|
|2011:||Uncontained, Accredited Professional Member exhibition, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre - Canberra|
|2011:||Innovation reclaimed, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre - Canberra|
|2011:||Elements: metal, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre - Canberra|
|2010:||By Example, Museum of Arts and Crafts - Itami, Japan|
|2009:||Highlights, solo exhibition at Metalab - Sydney|
|2009:||Highlights, solo exhibition at Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre - Canberra|
|2009:||Alumina, Australian National University School of Art Foyer Gallery - Canberra|
|2008:||Digitaler Formenschatz, Gellerie Handwerk - Munic, Germany|
|2013:||Cheongju 8th International Craft Competition, Honourable Mention, Korea.|
|2011:||Cheongju 7th International Craft Competition, Honourable Mention, Korea.|
|2002:||Bayrischer Staatspreis, Meister der Moderne, Munich, Germany|
|2002:||artsACT, Quick Response Grant, Canberra|
|2002:||Grand Total Price, Stratasys Global User Group Conference, Minneaplois, USA|
|2000:||artsACT Grant, Chief Minister's Department, Canberra|
|2011:||Pro. D Williams AM, Elements: metal, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre|
|2011:||G. Martin, Innovation Reclaimed, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre|
|2010:||D. Hare, 2010 Designing a Capital: Crafting a City, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre|
|2009:||J. Hugonnet, Highlights, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre|