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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.

Recent work
Knicks Light I
  • Knicks Light I, 2013
  • LED's 4 x 1 watt, Stainless steel and brass (gold-plated), acrylic, carbon fibre,
  • Dimensions: 60 x 10 x 71cm
  • Photo: Courtesy of the artist
Mikado
  • Mikado, 2011
  • LED 4W, carbon fibre, brass, acrylic
  • Dimensions: 45x 15x 55 cm
  • Photo: Courtesy of the artist
Wave 1 Red
  • Wave 1 Red, 2012
  • aluminium composite and delrin
  • Dimensions: 91 x 35 x 7.5 cm
  • Photo: Courtesy of the artist
Straight/Curve 1
  • Straight/Curve 1, 2011
  • aluminium composite
  • Dimensions: 63 x 47 x 9 cm
  • Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Centre square red
  • Centre square red, 2011
  • aluminium composite
  • Dimensions: 65 x 45 x 11 cm
  • Photo: Courtesy of the artist
Centre circle red
  • Centre circle red, 2011
  • aluminium composite
  • Dimensions: 40 x 40 x 2.5 cm,
  • Photo: Courtesy of the artist
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
Selected commissions/awards/grants
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
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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