Frank Bauer Resume

 
1942 Born Hannover, Germany
   
Education and Training
1969 Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste, Hamburg - architecture
1967 Artschool Kassel, subjects studied: industrial design and architecture
1966 Kilkenny Design Workshops, Ireland under silversmith Bertil Gardberg
1965

Enamel and silversmithing work under Walter Cohausz - large church commissions

1962

Apprenticeship in gold and silversmithing with Carl van Dornick and Reinhard Rischke, Hildesheim Praktikum in blacksmithing and welding

1959 Musik Konservatorium Hannover, studied trombone, violoncello and piano
1958 Praktikum in architectural drawing
   
Professional Practice
2008-89

Studio-based design practice, Adelaide – low voltage lighting, sculptural work, commissions, hollow-ware

1992

Grant of final patent rights for low voltage grid light concept - the FB Grid Light System

1989

Relinquished lecturing to concentrate on developing, marketing and licensing of low voltage grid light concept

1984

Moved to Adelaide, full-time lecturer in metalsmithing and jewellery, School of Design, University of SA, Underdale

1982

Sir John Cass School of Art, London, part-time lecturer BA course students in jewellery, silversmithing and design

1981 Middlesex & Surrey School of Art, Guest Lecturer
1979-84 Based in London - commissions, jewellery exhibitions, sculptural (kinetic) work and industrial design (glasses and lights)
1975-79 Moved workshop to Adelaide – Australia Council Crafts Board Grant
1972

Established workshop in Sydney working for exhibitions and major commissions (David Jones Fashion Awards     silver trophy)

1971

Left Germany for Australia- worked with Val van Heeckeren in Argyle Art Centre, Sydney

1970

Employment in Institute for Light Space Construction, Stuttgart, under architect Frei Otto and with architects Graaf and Schweger, Hamburg

   
Solo Exhibitions
2007

Anibou, Sydney and Melbourne

2004

Anibou, Sydney

2003

BMGArt Gallery, Adelaide

2000

Frank Bauer: designer, jewellery, metalwork, lighting 1975-2000, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney and JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide

1995

Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia

1990

Frank Bauer Design Collection, BMG Fine Art, Adelaide

1985

Victoria and Albert Museum, London Gallery am Graben, Vienna

1983

Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands

1982

Spectrum Gallery, Munich

1980

Electrum Gallery, London, Studio Gallery, Covent Garden, London

1979

Studio Gallery, Tony Laws, Covent Garden, London

1978

Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide

1976

Frank Bauer - Jewellery and Objects, Jam Factory Gallery, Adelaide

1973

Bonython Art Gallery, Sydney, David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney

   
Selected Group Exhibitions
2007 Frank Bauer and Jun Tomita exhibition:  Kyoto  and Tokyo  Japan
2006 21st Century Modern – 2006 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia
2005 A Vast Terrain: Exhibition of contemporary Australian Aluminium Design - Frank Bauer, Robert Foster and Andrew Last, Form Gallery Perth; Object Gallery Sydney and Melbourne Museum
2002

Material Culture:  Aspects of contemporary Australian craft and design National Gallery Canberra International Design, Aptos Cruz Gallery, Adelaide

2000 Designing Minds - Jam Factory, Adelaide and Object Gallery, Sydney
1999 South Australia, Emerging Crucible of Contemporary Design, Jam Factory, Adelaide
1998-97 Spectacles - A Recent History, British Crafts Council Touring Exhibition
Emerging Crucible of Contemporary Design, Jam Factory, Adelaide
1996

Sofa Exhibition, Chicago

1994 Celebrate - Jam Factory's 21st Birthday Show, Adelaide
1993 International Hollow ware Exhibition, London
1992 Recent Acquisitions - Art Gallery of South Australia
1991 Contemporary Australian Hollow ware - Australia, Europe, USA and Asia
1989 Australian Art Collection, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1988

A Child's View, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Australian Decorative Arts 1788-1988, Australian National Gallery, Canberra (Bicentennial Exhibition)
Concept and Realisation in hollow ware, International Symposium in Silver smithing, Canberra School of Art
A Free Hand, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

1983

Ringe - International Exhibition of rings toured Aspects Gallery, London, Spektrum Gallery, Munich and
Gallery Mattar, Cologne

1982

Jewellery Redefined - First International Exhibition of multi-media non-precious jewellery, British Craft Centre, London; Australian Jewellery - Goldsmith Hall, London, travelled throughout Europe 1982-84
9 x London, Handwerksform, Hannover
The Makers Eye,Crafts Council Gallery, London
Tendenzen, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany
Frank Bauer /Elizabeth Holder - Jewellery, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol        
The Tenth Year, Electrum Gallery, London

1980 A Case for the Spectacular - Design Centre, London, Victoria & Albert Museum and Scotland Armschmuck, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Germany
1978 Gallery Without Walls, Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre
1981 Helen Aitkins/Frank Bauer - Orfevre Gallery, Dussledorf
1977 Tendenzen, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany
1974 World Craft Exhibition, Toronto, Canada
1973 Craft Australia, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
   
Travelling Exhibitions
2005

Vast Terrain: Exhibition of contemporary Australian Aluminium Design -Frank Bauer, Robert Foster and Andrew Last. Form Gallery Perth; Object Gallery Sydney and Melbourne Museum

1997/98

Spectacles - A Recent History, a British Crafts Council Touring Exhibition
West Week 97, Los Angeles

1996 Sofa Exhibition, Chicago
1991 Contemporary Australian Hollow ware - Touring Australia, Europe, USA and Asia
1983 Ringe - International Exhibition of rings touring Aspects Gallery, London, Spektrum Gallery, Munich and Gallery Mattar, Cologne
1982

Jewellery Redefined - first international exhibition of multi-media non-precious jewellery, British Craft Centre, London; Australian Jewellery - Goldsmith Hall, London, travelling through Europe from 1982-84

1980

A Case for the Spectacular - exhibition of spectacles at the Design Centre, London, Victoria & Albert Museum and Scotland
Contemporary Australian Jewellery, Tokyo, Kyoto, Hong Kong, Seoul - organised by Mikimoto and Co, The Craft Board of Australia and Department of Foreign Affairs

1977 Ten Australian Jewellers – South East Asian travelling exhibition
1975 Australian Jewellery - Art Gallery of SA Touring Exhibition of 11 contemporary jewellers
   
Architectural Lighting Commissions
2008 Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, light installation in dining hall
2007 BMGArt, sculptural wall light for house in Melbourne
2003 Nicholas Daniels house, Adelaide, sculptural light installation
2002

Martins Visuals Adelaide, light installation in entrance foyer
National Gallery Canberra, sculptural wall light

2001

Renzo Buillding Sydney, feature sculpture wall light in apartment
Short Black Coffee Shop, Adelaide, wall and ceiling light installation

1999 Zanzibar Nightclub/Restaurant Adelaide, Matthews Architects
1997

Richmond Hill Larder & Cafe, ceiling light installation, Nexus Design Melbourne
ATSIC Regional Office, Ceduna, Light Sculpture in Foyer, Architects, Phillips & Pilkington

1994

Sym Choon Art Gallery Light Installations;  Royal Australian Airforce photography laboratory; Adelaide, South Australian Fisheries Laboratories (SACON and Art in Public Places) (RAIA Award of Merit, Architecture & Design)

1993

Velodrome, Adelaide ceiling light installation
Entertainment Centre Adelaide, light installations

1992 Southgate Melbourne, suspended ceiling light sculpture 30 metres long
1989

Astor Hotel, Adelaide, various light Installations for refit of hotel
(RAIA Award of Merit, Architecture & Design)

1990

Grant Hancock Studio, Adelaide, lighting systems and table for reception area
Award of Merit in Category Art & Architecture, RAIA, South Australia

   
Awards and Other Commissions
2008 New Work Grant, Australia Council
2007 Arts SA – Artist’s Fellowship Grant
2004 New Work Grant, Australia Council
1999

Art SA, project grant for new work and catalogue

1995

Teapot commission for National Gallery of Victoria

1993 Creative Fellowship, Australia Council
1991 South Australian Department for the Arts, project grant for exhibition
1989

Australia Post, Teapot on stamp, Australian Craft Series (ANG Collection)
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, commission for Black Cone kettle

1986 Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Pyramid coffee pot commission
1978 Australia Council, Crafts Board grant to move studio to the Jam Factory and to train 2 students
1976 David Jones Fashion Award sculpture commission
1975 Australia Council, Crafts Board grant to move to Adelaide and teach at the Jam Factory
1973 David Jones Fashion Award sculptural commission
   
Selected Bibliography
2005

Design Magazine Volume 21, Design Luminary for outstanding contribution to Australia design
Art Gallery of South Australia Acquisition magazine
Vast Terrain catalogue, Form Contemporary Craft and /Design, Perth, WA

2004 SA Life Volume 1 Number 3 Bauer’s House
2002

Material Culture Aspects of contemporary Australian craft and design, Robert Bell, National Gallery Canberra

1999

Schmuck der Moderne, Modern Jewellery 1960-1998 Inventory Catalogue
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Fritz Falk/Cornelie Holzach

1997/98

Monument 18 Architecture/Design, Finessing the Design

1996 Helen Drutt/Peter Dormer:  Contemporary Jewellery
1992

Object magazine, Summer edition
The Crafts Movement in Australia, a history, Grace Cochrane, NSW University Press

1990

Australian Architecture, November; Interiors magazine No. 1, Artlink magazine Summer edition, 'Frank Bauer - The Management of Product Development'

1989 The Culture Brokers, Noris Ioannou
1988 Contemporary Jewellery - The Australian Experience 1977-87, Patricia Anderson
1986 Victoria & Albert Museum exhibition catalogue; Craft (British) - May/June Edition No 80
1985

The New Jewellery - Trends & Traditions, Peter Dormer and Ralph Turner (Thames & Hudson);
Gold & Silver, December edition
Goldschmiedezeitung, December Edition
Twenteth Century Jewelry, Barbara Cartlidge (Harry N. Abrams, NY)

1983 Ringe, exhibition catalogue, Aspects Gallery, London
1982

Australian Jewellery, exhibition catalogue, Kunst and Handwerk, March
The Maker's Eye, exhibition catalogue, Crafts Council of London, Tendenzen exhibition catalogue of Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Goldschmiedezeitung, September
Jewellery Redefined, exhibition catalogue, British Crafts Council

1981 Crafts No 49, British Crafts Council The Tenth Year, Electrum Gallery exhibition catalogue
1980 Aurum quarterly technical review - International Gold Corporation, No 3 Gold & Silver - No 8
1978 Bulletin, Art Gallery of SA, Volume 30
1976 Contemporary Jewellery - A Critical Assessment 1945-1975 by Ralph Turner
   
Collections

National Art Gallery, Canberra
National Art Gallery, Victoria
Art Gallery of South Australia
Bauhaus Archive, Museum fur Gestaltung, Berlin
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Pforzheim
Stadtmuseum Munchen, Munich
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Inge Asenbaum Collection, Vienna
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Helen Drutt Collection, Philadelphia, USA

   
Selected Awards/Grants
2008 New Work Grant, Australia Council
2007 Arts SA – Artist’s Fellowship Grant
2004 New Work Grant, Australia Council
1999 Arts SA - Grant for production of new work and survey catalogue
1993 Fellowship Grant - 3 years - Australia Council
1989 Australia Post - Tea Pot on stamp, Australian Craft Series (ANG Collection)