Catherine Lane

Born Sydney, Australia

Lives and works in North Ocean Shores, New South Wales, Australia


2010               TAA40104 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, North Coast Institute TAFE, Kingscliff, NSW Australia

2002                 Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, North Coast Institute                          TAFE, Wollongbar, NSW Australia

1997 – 1999  Master Visual Arts, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW Australia

1995 – 1996  Graduate Diploma Visual Arts, Monash University Gippsland, Victoria,                                   Australia

1982 – 1984 Diploma Applied Arts, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW Australia

 Professional Development and Experience

 1992 – 2017(current)     Visual Arts (Sculpture, Ceramics, Drawing) Lecturer North Coast      Institute TAFE, Murwillumbah, NSW Australia. Duties and responsibilities include: delivery of current curriculum, pastoral care, development and implementation of project work to meet given outcomes, holistic and integrated unit delivery, course co-ordination and development, implementation and delivery of special needs programs tailored to students from target groups (eg students with disabilities, indigenous students, long term unemployed students). During 2004, undertook duties and responsibilities as acting head teacher in Visual Arts for 3months

2013               Hill End Artist in Residence, Haefligers Cottage, Hill End Australia. A creative residency for laid bare (collaborative partnership with Linelle Stepto) to pursue ideas, research and develop concepts for a body of work

2012               embarked on laidbare – a collaborative sculptural partnership with Linelle Stepto that explores broad notions of colonization and the residue that heritage leaves on the contemporary cultural narrative

2011               Artist in Residence, Gaya Ceramic Arts Centre, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Duties and responsibilities included: making and exhibiting a body of work, public presentation of own work/artistic philosophy, developing and delivering weekend workshops to staff and students, on-going interaction with members of the public during the making process

2007 – 2010 Artist in residence Studio 9 Artspace, Uki, NSW. Duties and responsibilities included: all aspects of co-operative involvement in an arts space (including a retail exhibition space), as well as making and exhibiting artworks

2007               Janet Holmes a Court Artist’s Grant, National Association of Visual Arts, Australia

Granted to assist in the transportation and installation of a sculpture for inclusion in the Lorne Sculpture Exhibition, Lorne, Victoria, Australia

2002               Project assistant. Ukerabagh Public Sculpture, Faux Park, Twed Heads, NSW                            Australia

1998               Member Tweed Shire Development Committee, Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia

1996               Artist in residence Bath College of Higher Education, England. Invitation of Elisabeth Aylieff.

Artist in residence, workshops and lectures Limerick Polytechnic, Ireland

Workshops and lectures Ulster University, Belfast, Ireland

Workshops and demonstrations Targa Gap Craft School, Malta

1990               Ceramics tutor, North Coast Institute TAFE, Grafton

1987 – 1988 Studio manager/tutor Basill Manor Farm and Craft Centre, Cornwall, England (Rudolph Steiner affiliated hostel/learning centre for autistic men). Duties and responsibilities included: management of ceramic studio and design and implementation of a specific needs program for teaching students, development of a range of wares for the marketplace, development and implementation of a natural dyeing workshop to supplement the weaving studio, pastoral care (this was a live-in position), understanding through immersion of the principles of holistic Rudolph Steiner education

1986 – 1987 Trainee Yumi Ceramics, Utsunomiya, Japan. This was a modern studio making work in the traditional mingei (mashiko–yaki) style for sale in outlets across Japan. Duties and responsibilities included: learning additional traditional production throwing and making skills for traditional forms, learning traditional decorating techniques (eg hakeme, enamel decoration), loading/unloading of a variety of kilns, packing work for transport, working as a member of a team,direct involvement in firing of traditional kilns, noborigama and anagama, making work for exhibition

1987               Lake Russell Gallery Casual gallery assistant engaged in all aspects of gallery administration including liasing with artists, installing/dismantling shows, selling work, cleaning, handling, displaying works