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Master of Australian Craft and 2009 Living Treasure

Education and Professional Experience

1974 Tasmanian School of Art; 1970-73 South Australian School of Art (Postgraduate Program). Judge in over 20 major Art and Ceramic Awards throughout Australia and New Zealand. Guest lecturer and demonstrator in Australia and overseas, including over 100 workshops and summer schools across Australia, the United Kingdom, USA and New Zealand. 86 solo exhibitions since 1976 in Australia, New Zealand and USA.  Winner of many awards and prizes nationally and overseas. Membership of many arts-related advisory panels.

Selected Solo Exhibitions


A Vision Splendid: Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Ephemeris II: Sturt Gallery, Mittagong, NSW

Elemental: Despard Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania


Ephemeris I: BMG Art, Adelaide, SA


Down to Earth: Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, NSW


Forces of Nature: BMG Art, Adelaide, SA


Time and Place: Despard Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

The Meaning of Place: Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Jeff Mincham Living Treasure Ceramics Touring Exhibition: Hawkesbury Regional Art Gallery, NSW


Solacium Patria, BMG Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia

Jeff Mincham Living Treasure Ceramics Touring Exhibition: Tamworth Regional Gallery; Dubbo Regional Gallery, Cowra  Art Gallery NSW; Jam Factory Gallery SA


Indelible Memories: Despard Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

Jeff Mincham Living Treasure Ceramics Touring Exhibition: Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery; Canberra Potters Society; Manning Regional Art Gallery; Noosa Regional Gallery


The Romantic Dimension: Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT

Jeff Mincham Living Treasure Ceramics Touring Exhibition: Object Gallery, Sydney, NSW 

In My View, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, NSW


Reminiscences and Reflections, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, Victoria

Much in Common – Nothing Alike, Perth Galleries, WA (joint exhibition with Pippin Drysdale)

The Nature of Things, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Recent Works, BMG Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia


Wide View, Despard Gallery, Hobart, Tasmani

Natural Perceptions, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, Victoria

Jeff Mincham at Masterworks, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland, NZ


Natural Perceptions, BMG Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia

Recent Ceramics, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT


Enduring Nature: The Art of Jeff Mincham, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, NSW


A Potter’s Landscape – 30 year Survey Exhibition, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide, South Australia


A Sense of Place, Quadrivium, Sydney, NSW

Selected Group Exhibitions

Participated in over 200 group shows, including invitational, survey and touring exhibitions in Australia, USA, NZ, Italy, France, Japan, China, Taiwan, Britain and the Netherlands, including:



Something Blue, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Sydney Biennale, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, NSW


Fleurieu Art Prize for Landscape, South Australia - Finalist


Above and Below, Art Gallery of South Australia

Heysen Prize, Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, South Australia (Highly Commended)


Paddington Art Prize – Finalist, Paddington, NSW

Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize – Finalist, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, South Australia

Fleurieu Art Prize (Highly commended - Water and Environment Prize), South Australia

Expressions of Self, Montsalvat, Eltham, Victoria

Designing Craft-Crafting Design: 40 Years of Jam Factory, (National Touring Exhibition)     

A Ceramic Legacy, Moreton Bay Regional Gallery, Queensland

Stirring the Pot, Adelaide Festival Centre SA


Life in Your Hands – Art from Solistalgia (National Touring Exhibition)

Fabric-Paper-Scissors-Clay:  Perth Galleries, Perth, Western Australia


City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmania


Bravura, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia


Conversations, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, NSW


Raw Earth, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, NSW


The Teabowl, invitational group exhibition, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Surface Connections, invitational group exhibition, Manningham Gallery, VIC

South Australian Icons, Royal South Australian Society of Arts, Adelaide, SA

Bowl.  Curated by Kai Liew Design, Adelaide, SA

SOFA, Chicago, USA

COLLECT, V&A, London, UK and ART LONDON, Chelsea, London, UK

The Crafted Object, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, ACT


SOFA, Chicago, USA

Revealing Nature, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW


50 Years of Australian Ceramics, Newcastle Regional Gallery, NSW

Celebrating the Master, Skepsi on Swanston, Carlton, VIC 

Sydney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award, Shepparton, VIC


Material Culture, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT

Cover Story – 40 Years of Pottery in Australia Covers, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW


Presiding Officers Exhibition, Parliament House, Canberra, ACT

Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore

Landscape, Memory and the Imagination, Brisbane City Gallery, QLD


Chemistry – Art in South Australia 1999-2000, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA

Place and Identity – Contemporary South Australian Ceramicists, Art Museum, University of SA

19th National Craft Acquisition Award, Darwin, Northern Territory

Selected Awards


North Queensland Ceramic Art Award, Townsville - Winner


Member, Order of Australia (AM)


Named Living Treasure for 2009 under the Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series


Recognised as a Master of Australian Craft under Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft


19th National Craft Acquisition Award, Darwin, Northern Territory


Centenary of Australia Medal


Toowoomba Biennial Acquisitive Award; Bathurst Art Purchase Award; Townsville Ceramic Award

Winner, South Australian Ceramics Award


Winner, Newcastle Regional Gallery Award


Stanthorpe Arts Festival Sculpture Award


Winner, Nillumbik Art Award


Honorary Mention, 3rd Mino International Ceramics Award, Nagoya, Japan

Winner 11th Gold Coast National Ceramic Award

Winner, Alice Springs Craft Award


Australia Council Fellowship

Selected Commissions

Electricity Trust of SA (Bronze Sculpture)

Playford Commemorative Memorial Trust (Bronze Sculpture)

Mary Mackillop College, SA (Ceramic Sculpture)

Park Lane Hotel, Sydney

Golden Coast Resort Hotel, Hong Kong

Hyatt International, Adelaide.


Represented in over 100 permanent public collections and all major State and Regional Galleries in Australia (except Art Gallery of NSW) including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Parliament House, Canberra and Government House SA. Also represented extensively in Private Collections in both Australia and Internationally. International collections include: Australian Chancery, Saudi Arabia; Aberyswyth Arts Centre, Wales; National Galleries of Malaysia and Taiwan; State Collection of Hawaii; the Silber, Stephen Alpert and Johnson Collections, USA.

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