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Gilbert Riedelbauch

Gilbert Riedelbauch
Artist's statement

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.

Like Gilbert's work? You can buy a gift card!

Recent work
Knicks Light
  • Knicks Light, 2012
  • LEDs, gold-plated stainless steel and brass, carbon fibre
  • Dimensions: 600 x 150 x 710 mm
  • Photo: Courtesy of the artist
CSH Brooch
  • CSH Brooch, 2012
  • Sterling silver 000/925, Magnets
  • Dimensions: 11.5 x 66.4 x 52.9mm
  • Photo: Courtesy of the artist
Curve/Curve red
  • Curve/Curve red, 2011
  • Composite aluminium sheet
  • Dimensions: 585mm x 480mm x 95mm
  • Photo: Courtesy of the artist
Wave red
  • Wave red, 2013
  • aluminium composite, delrin
  • Dimensions: 910 x 350 x 75 mm
  • Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Versaille
  • Versaille, 2008
  • Stainless steel, Cockatoo feathers, brass, carbon fibre, ABS, gold leaf, LED's, power-pack
  • Dimensions: 140 x 140 x 400mm
  • Photo: Creative Image Photography
MagLev 1
  • MagLev 1, 2014
  • LEDs 4 x 1 watt, brass gold plated, carbon fibre, acrylic
  • Dimensions: 820 x 150 x 320 (750) mm
  • Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Like Gilbert's work? You can buy a gift card!

Biography

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.

Selected exhibitions
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
2008:   In The Fold, Australian National Capital Artists Gallery - Canberra
2008:   The Border, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre - Canberra
2008:   Space Form and Light - Royal Institute of Architects, Australian National Capital Artists Gallery - Canberra
2007:   Smart Works: design and the handmade, Powerhouse Museum - Sydney
2006:   Interface, Devon Guild of Craftsmen and Innovate - Centre for creative Industrie - Plymouth, UK
2006:   2 Materials, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre - Canberra
2005:   In the Can, Australian National University School of Art Gallery - Canberra
2005:   Exhibition, GIG Gallery - Sydney
2005:   de/sign/ed, Showcase Exhibition School of Art Staff - Canberra
2005:   Candela'05, New works in Lighting, metalab studio+gallery - Sydney
2005:   Candela, Contemporary lighting, Workshop Bilk - Queanbeyan, NSW
2005:   Contemporary Australian Silver and Metalwork Award, Buda Historic Home and Garden - Castlemaine, VIC
2004:   Connectivty, Gray School of Art - Aberdeen, Scotland
2004:   Curve, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre - Canberra
2004:   Containers, Workshop Bilk - Queanbeyan, NSW
2004:   Echo, TarraWarra Museum of Art - Healsville, VIC
2004:   Birmingham Spring Fair, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre and Austrade - Birmingham, UK
2004:   Contemprary Wearables '03, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery - Toowoomba, QLD
2003:   Future Factor, Artisan - Brisbane
2002:   Factor of Ten, School of Art Gallery - Canberra
2002:   City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery - Hobart
2002:   Meister der Moderne, International Craft Fair - Munich, Germany
2002:   Computer Graphics Now and Then, Nolan Gallery - Canberra
2001:   Form Follows Formula, Link Gallery - Canberra
2001:   31@20, Touring exhibition, Germany, Taiwan and Australia
2000:   Form Follows Formula, Australian National Capital Artists Gallery - Canberra
Selected commissions/awards/grants
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
Selected publications
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

 

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