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ONE MAN EXHIBITIONS

2016 – Kelly & Gemelli – Art & Design – Flat Sculptures 2 – for those that don’t have the room

2015 – Kelly & Gemelli – Art & Design – Flat Sculptures 1

2014 – 2015 – Kelly & Gemelli – Art & Design – The sun always shines in San Remo, regardless of authority

2013 – 2014 – Kelly & Gemelli – Art & Design – Ocean Views for the Aesthetic Traveler

2013 – Kelly & Gemelli – Art & Design – Remind me, or 999 lost thoughts or don’t as me I haven’t a clue

2013 – Kelly & Gemelli – Art & Design – Before & After

2013 – Established Kelly & Gemelli – Art & Design, contemporary art gallery & cafe

2007 –  Salt – Frankston Arts Centre

2005-2006 – Frankston Arts Centre – Selected works from Whitewater, Loose ends & beginnings, Drawings & Sea and Water series

2004 –  Artists Studio Hastings – Whitewater series

2003 –  Loose ends … Beginnings STEPS Gallery Carlton

2002 – Selected Drawings – 126 Dryburgh St, North Melbourne

2001 – 126 Dryburgh St – exhibition of recent holospectral art works to launch the artist’s studio/gallery.

2001 – Charles Smith Gallery – Works showing evolution of holospectral technique.

2000 – Charles Smith Gallery – Holographic Works – Sea & Water series.

1999 – Charles Smith Gallery – Selected Exploratory Works (holospectral) Sea & Water series.

1986 – Selected drawings, State Bank of Victoria

1982 – University Club, Melbourne

1979 – Ulmarra Galleries, Ulmarra, NSW

1977 – Downs Gallery, Toowoomba QLD

1976 – Ulmarra Galleries, Ulmarra, NSW & Dunmoochin Cottles Bridge Victoria

1975 – Cameron Galleries, Melbourne & Arlington Gallery, Sydney & Aquinada Gallery, Melbourne

1974 – Victorian Artists Society, Melbourne

1973 – Victorian Artists Society, Melbourne

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2005 – Cube 37 – Frankston Arts Centre group exhibition

2005 – “Collision – Text infused art” Burrinja Gallery

2002-03 – Salon De Refuges, Monsalvat

2002 – Invited by Triton Foundation to exhibit selection of holospectral art works at

Innovations@257, Collins St, Melbourne.

2000 – Italiafest, Crown Casino (invitation)

1997-98 – The Art of Gold, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery

1992 – National Gallery of Victoria – invited, with other Australian Italian artists to exhibit selected pieces in conjunction with the Rubens and Italian Renaissance exhibition.

  • “Mixed emotions” Old Melbourne Gaol, Melbourne Victoria

1990 – Works on paper and selected Glass Artists, Distelfink Gallery

1989 – Works on Paper, City of Box Hill, Invitation Prize Exhibition

  • Australian Glass ’89, Meat Market Crafts Centre, Selected National Glass Exhibition

1987 – Glass in Public Spaces, Westpac Gallery, The Theatres, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne

1985 – Ceramics in Architecture Exhibition, 4th National Ceramics Conference, Melbourne

University

1982 – Queensland Art Gallery

  • Diamond Valley Art Award (Invitation)
  • 8th Mildura Sculpture Triennial, Mildura (Invitation)
  • Andrew & Lilian Pedorson memorial Prizes

1981 – Geelong Art Gallery, Capital Permanent Award, Geelong (Invitation)

  • First Australian Sculpture Triennial, Melbourne (invitation)
  • Group exhibition, Ulmarra Galleries, NSW
  • Artworkers Union exhibition

1980 –  Artworkers Union Exhibition

1974-1979 – Annual exhibition with Contemporary Art Society

 

COMMISSIONS

2003  – Construction of war memorial for foyer of renovated RSL Dandenong. Commissioned by DL Design Group Architects. Completed June 2003

1998 –  2 major glass murals using laminated glass tiles, containing oxidised metals and

holospectral medium. Commissioned by Wilkinson Fincher Architects, in conjunction with

Thiess Contractors.

1997 – Portrait of Ron Finemore, Finemores Pty Ltd, commissioned by Board of Directors

1992 – BNB Menswear store, Melbourne Central Shop Front designed Gold iridescent front 5m x

2m, commissioned Wilkinson Fincher

  • Hoyts Theatre, Bourke Street, Melbourne, suspended sculpture stainless steel and mirror

6.5m x 6.5m x 3m, commissioned by Lothian Corporation

  • Wall Mural Centrepoint Glass & Mirrored media, 5m x 3m, commissioned by Hassell

Architecture

  • 3 portraits Charlton Wallington & Assoc, Tony Wallington, John Charlton, Ted Charlton, 30”

x 40” Graphite for board room and publication

1991 – War Memorial commissioned by Frankston RSL and erected outside Civic Centre, Davey St, Frankston consisting of 4 relief murals in cold cast bronze.

1989 – Suspended stainless steel and glass sculpture commissioned by John Herniman &

Associates, Architects for private home of Mr Peter Nelson.

  • Portrait of Mr Ferdy Boc, Director, Stainless Components
  • Painting commissioned by Mr Marcelle Colman, Architect.

1988 – Carved contemporary building in Glass Park Communication, South Melbourne, carved for

Indelible Link, St Kilda.

  • Watercolour portrait, Mr G O’Shannessy, Art Director.
  • Graphite and watercolour portrait, Mr John Jennings, Hawthorn, Victoria.
  • Glass mural, Mr Tony Mole, Kew, Victoria.
  • Series of tables and reception desk designs for Consulere, Melbourne.
  • Series of watercolours for Mr Tony Mole, Kew, Victoria.

1987 – Series of carved glass portraits, commissioned by SPAL Management Ltd, of American financiers including:

Mark Boyar, President of Mark Boyar & Co; Charles Dreifus, General Partner Lazard Freres & Co;

Julian H Robertson, General Partner of Tiger & Jaguar; Charles Royce, President of Quest

Advisory Corp; Randolph Updyke, General Partner of Updyke Associates

  • Brass logo sign for SPAL Management, now combined with McIntosh Asset Management

Ltd, Rialto Building.

  • Carved glass logo (2.5m x 1.5m) for Creative Marketing, Port Melbourne.
  • Carved glass portrait of My G O’Shannessy, Art Director, Toorak.
  • Portrait of Mr Pete London, Director Burdiken Theatre, Queensland.

1986 – Drawings and preliminary costings for multi-media wall mural, Village Roadshow Video, Melbourne.

  • Wall sculpture, Sue Wood & Associates, Melbourne
  • Wall sculpture, Martin Sax, Melbourne.
  • Hanging glass and acrylic sculpture, St Francis Xavier Primary School, Frankston, commissioned by Edmond & Corrigan, Architect.
  • Stone sculptures with granite inlay, City of Knox.
  • Logo for Belltower Estate Agents, Anthony Wollington, Chartered Acc.

1985 – Consultant to Melbourne City Council for Flemington art and community spaces.

  • Portrait for Brain Miller, Manager, B Seppelt and Sons Ltd.
  • Design of logo and letterhead, Melbourne Wine Appreciation Club
  • Sculpture for City of Knox Community Centre.

1984 – Arts Consultant to Victoria’s 150th Celebrations in conjunction with the Ministry for the Arts, Victoria.

1983 – Mural for University Club, Melbourne.

1982 – Mural, Chaps Menswear, Jam Factory, Prahran, Victoria.

1981 – Photography projects for Caulfield Recreation Centre.

1980 – Mirror mosaic wall at Caulfield Recreation Centre, Caulfield.

 

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

  • Advent Management Group •      James Wilkinson & Alison Fincher, Architects, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Mr Mark Boyar, President of Mark Boyar & Co, USA
  • Mr Charles Dreifus, General Partner Lazard

Freres & Co, USA

  • Mr Julian H Robertson, General Partner of Tiger

& Jaguar, USA

  • Mr Charles Royce, President of Quest Advisory

Corp, USA

  • Mr Randolph Updyke, General Partner of

Updyke Associates, USA

  • George Fairfax, Melbourne, Victoria (now estate)
  • City of Knox
  • Ms Donna Greaves, former Assistant to Ministry of

Arts, Victoria

  • Clifton Pugh (now estate)
  • Dr John & Mary Kenny, Brighton, Victoria
  • Mr Ron Finemore, Finemores Pty Ltd, NSW •      Sue Wood & Associates, Melbourne
  • LaTrobe University, Melbourne Victoria •      Mr Martin Sax, Toorak, Victoria
  • Mr Peter Nelson, Nelson Real Estate, Victoria

 

STUDIES, RESEARCH & WORK TO DATE

2001 – Studies into computer manipulated images to be used in conjunction with holospectral medium.

1998 to date – Commercial development of laminated glass tiles incorporating holospectral medium, 23k gold, silver, and base metals.

1998 – Patent (no. 695839) was granted for holographic technique/medium.

1996 to date – Research with holographic medium to achieve the properties of animation on 2 and 3 dimensional static grounds with multiple points of viewing, where line and form use spectral colour in the presence of white light i.e. spotlight.

1983 – Sandblasting methods of stone and glass at ‘Sandworks’.

1981 – Ceramic casting, mould making and glazing at Caulfield Institute of Technology.

1979 – Welding at Swinburne Technical College.

1978-79 – Ceramics and glazing course, Prahran College of Advanced Education with Daniel Rhodes.

1977-80 – Commercial printing, graphic design, bookbinding and photography at Melbourne College of Printing and Graphic Arts.

1977 – Private study travel in Europe for six months at galleries and museums, attending exhibitions for painting and sculpture, studying antique and contemporary use of mosaic – glass, tesserae and other media.

1977 – Lectures at Woodend Art Society & Diamond Valley Learning Centre

1976 – Paint Technology and Gold Leaf application, Melbourne School of Decoration.

1974 – Plastics course, Liquid Plastics, Melbourne.

1970-73 – SW Hayter’s method of colour etching with Clifton Pugh and Frank Hodgkinson.

 

PUBLICATIONS & DOCUMENTATION

2003 – Craft Arts International – Profile Spring 2003

2002 – Italy Down Under – Profile Autumn 2002

2001 – Website included in the National Library of Australia’s PANDORA project (archiving print and online media of “national significance”.

  • Profile, Domain Magazine supplement, The Age,
  • New Home magazine, The Sun Herald, 10th March

2000 – Leader Newspaper, 17th January (front page)

1999 – The Domain supplement, The Age Newspaper, 20th October

  • The Sun Herald, 18th October
  • Snapshot, ABC TV, 20th October
  • Profile in Art Almanac, November issue
  • House & garden magazine, November issue

1989 – The Herald Thursday magazine.

1986 – The Age 24th January, Craft review by Marylou Jelbart, Australian Glass

1989 – 7.30 Report ABC 23rd January (table design)

1986 – Australian Association of Glass Artists, September

1986 – Architectural Australia June/July issue, page 48

1985 – Australian Building Magazine, March

1984 – Craft Victoria, October

1983 – Video documentation of mosaic mural at Glendonald School for Deaf Children Kew Victoria – John May, Huntingdale Technical School, Victoria

Activity Therapy Centre, Ferntree Gully, Victoria – Landscape and Sculpture (Community Program) Ministry for the Arts

Victoria.

  • Research James Whittaker Memorial Papers – Landscape and Technology.
  • Building and Construction Magazine Aug- Sept No 150 (Front page and page 21)

 

TEACHING, LECTURES AND COMMUNITY WORK

1973 – Dunmoochin Artist’s colony – etching classes.

1977 – Mitcham Primary School – Screen printing and painting workshops

1979 – Brighton Art Group – painting classes

1980 – Private etching classes from studio

1979-81 – Planning programs and classes at Caulfield Recreation Centre

1981-82 – Lecture, Preston Institute of Technology

1982 – Curating craft exhibition – ‘Hands, Feet & Faces’ for Arts Access Society.

1982 – Warrnambool Art Gallery, lecture on community arts

1984 – Art Co-ordinator – Consultant to Victoria’s 150th Celebrations in conjunction with the ministry for the Arts, Victoria

1989-90 – Chisholm institute of Technology, Caulfield Campus, Sessional Teaching Mixed Media

 

SOCIETIES & COMMITTEES

1985 – Oz Glass Member.

1984 – UNESCO Steering Committee, International Association of Artists.

1979-81 – Chairman Artworkers’ Union: First as Steering Committee Member for formation of Union; Committee Member since inception; Chairman 1980-81. Organised exhibitions,

newsletters, radio broadcasts on 3RRR; organiser of National Conference 1980; Chairman

at Conference organised; organised National Committee Meeting 1981; made grant application to Ministry for the Arts Vic and Visual Arts Board. Grant received from Ministry for the Arts for 1981.

1977-81 – Delegate to Conference of Art Societies: for Contemporary Art Society until 1979, for

Artworkers’ Union since 1980.

1974-79 – Contemporary Art Society of Victoria, Council member, Secretary 1975. Organiser of annual exhibitions 1978-79. Formed groups of artists to establish artist-run gallery and learning centre, including lectures, seminars and workshops

 

MULTIMEDIA

2000 – Artist’s website www.adriangemelli.com.au containing cross section of artist’s works. Created in conjunction with Partner, Lynne Kelly.

2001 – Design and production of CD-ROM to create further public awareness of holospectral art works

 

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

1996-2001 – Self-funded research with holographic medium to achieve the properties of animation on 2 and 3 dimensional static grounds with multiple points of viewing, where line and form use spectral colour in the presence of light.

1998 – Patented granted (no. 695839) for holospectral technique. (Patent attorney – Michael

Squires, Phillips Ormonde & Fitzpatrick)

Note: Prior to the granting of the patent, works created using this technique could not be sold. Selling of works or public display would have invalidated the patent.

1998 – Further development of holospectral technique to enable its use in laminated glass tiles for sculpture and architectural use.

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