Catherine Lane

 Born Sydney, Australia

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


2010               TAA40104 NCITAFE, Kingscliff, NSW Australia

2002               Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, NCITAFE, NSW

1997 – 99       MVA , Southern Cross University, NSW Australia

1995 – 96       Grad Dip VA, Monash University Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

1982 – 84       Dip AA, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW Australia

 Professional Development and Experience

 1989 –           Practising artist

2018               Interim Director Gaya Ceramic Art Centre, Ubud, Bali.  Front of house leadership of GAYA team, managing all aspects of studio operations, directing/mentoring the studio intern, conflict resolution and mediation, facilitating the international artist’s workshop program, managing customer relations, team teaching, managing the international artists in residence, managing the regular studio memberships, overseeing the GAYA Ceramic Art Gallery, driving the development of new contemporary surface options for the studio, liasing with the GAYA studio production team, developing work for and installing The Empathist exhibition.

1992-18 Visual Arts Teacher North Coast Institute TAFE, Murwillumbah, NSW. Curriculum delivery, 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 tailored special needs programs. During 2004, undertook duties and responsibilities as Interim Head Teacher in Visual Arts faculty for 3months

2013               Hill End Artist in Residence, Haefligers Cottage, Hill End Australia. A                                creative residency for The Bund Project (with Linelle Stepto)

2011                The Bund Project – established partnership with Linelle Stepto

                        Artist in Residence, Gaya Ceramic Arts Centre, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

2007 – 10      Artist in residence Studio 9 Artspace, Uki, NSW.

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

2002               Ukerabagh Public Sculpture Project assistant, Tweed Heads,

1998               Tweed Shire Development Committee, Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia

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

Invitation of  Elisabeth Aylieff.

Artist in residence, 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 – 88       Studio manager/tutor Basill Manor Farm and Craft Centre, Cornwall, England (Rudolph Steiner affiliated hostel/learning centre for autistic men). Management of ceramic studio, design and implementation of a specific needs program, development of a retail range, implementation and development of a natural dyeing workshop, pastoral care (this was a live-in position), understanding through immersion of the principles of holistic Rudolph Steiner education

1986 – 87      Trainee Yumi Ceramics, Utsunomiya, Japan. A contemporary studio making work in the traditional mingei (mashiko–yaki) style for sale across Japan. Duties and responsibilities included: traditional production throwing/making, decorating techniques (incl. hakeme, enamel decoration), kiln operations and firings (incl, anagama and noborigama)

1982 -84,87  Lake Russell Gallery gallery assistant engaged in all aspects of gallery  administration


Selected Exhibitions

2019             Still:The National Still Life Award, (The Bund Project) Coffs Harbour                                       RG, Coffs Harbour NSW

                     Numero Uno, M-Arts gallery, Murwillumbah NSW

                      Salaam Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW

                      The Rapture #2 Moira Finucane Berlin, Prague, China, Melbourne

2018              The Linden Postcard Show, (The Bund Project), Linden Gallery, Melbourne

                       Shaping Earth, M-Arts Gallery, Murwillumbah

                        The Empathist, Gaya Ceramic Art Centre, Bali

Postcards of the End, Hill End artist’ exhibition, Hill End (The Bund Project)

2017                The Rapture – Moira Finucane, 45 downstairs Melbourne

Birds of the Shire, Heritage House, Bangalow

2016                Lorne Sculpture Exhibition, (The Bund Project) Victoria

2015                Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk, NSW (The Bund Project)

SWELL sculpture Show, Currumbin Beach, Queensland

BeLonging,CeramicsAssociation members exhibition ANU

Sculpture at Scenic World, Katoomba  (The Bund Project)

2014/15           Woodford Folk Festival, Montville, Queensland (The Bund Project)

2014                Swell Sculpture Exhibition, Currumbin Queensland (The Bund Project)

2013                RioTinto Alcan Martin Hansen memorial Art Awards, Gladstone RAG, Qld

2012               The Townsville Ceramic Award, Major Award winner $10,000. Perc Tucker                              Regional Gallery, Townsville (judge:Janet Mansfield)

                        The Wilson Visual Arts Award, Lismore NSW, Australia

                        Santorini Biennale of Arts, Santorini, Greece

2011                Hortus Conclusus, Gaya Ceramic Art Centre, Bali Indonesia

2010                Stanthorpe Art Prize RAG, Stanthorpe, Qld, Australia

2009                5th International Ceramic Biennale (Honourable mention), Icheon World                                Ceramic Centre, South Korea

                         Heated Words, Fusions Gallery, Brisbane, Qld

                         Easterly Edge, Fusions Gallery, Brisbane, Qld

2008                Gold Coast International Ceramic Award, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Qld,

                        Ceramicos, Waywood Gallery, Byron Bay, NSW Australia

2007                Inaugural Lorne Sculpture Exhibition, curated by Ken Scarlett, Victoria,

2006 – 2008    Converge Northern Rivers Touring Ceramic Exhibition, Arts Northern Rivers, NSW , Victor Mace Gallery, ,Qld, Stanthorpe Art Gallery, Qld, Tweed River Art Gallery, Toowoomba RAG, Qld, Grafton RAG, Hastings Regional Gallery NSW, Coffs Harbour City gallery, New England RAG, Outback Regional gallery Winton Qld, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Qld, Lismore Regional gallery, NSW, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Qld, Bundaberg Arts Centre, Qld

2006                11th Thursday Plantation Sculpture Show (local Artists Award), NSW

2004                Casuarina Beach Sculpture Walk, Gold Coast, Australia

2003                The Rye Crop, Mura Gallery, Sydney Australia

2002                Gold Coast international Ceramics Award, Gold Coast City AG

2000                Munich International Gift Fair, Germany

1999                Munich International Gift Fair, Germany

                        Gold Coast International Ceramics Award, Gold Coast City AG

                        Out of the Blue, Territory Craft, Darwin, NT,

                        Secret Garden, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT

                        ACT The Australian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan

1998                Ogata Kenzan Memorial Tea Ceremony, Kyoto, Japan

                         Northern Resonances, Part of hyperclay, Gulgong, NSW Australia

                         Intimate Connections, Southern University Artspace, Lismore, NSW

1997                World Triennial Exhibition of Small Ceramics, Zagreb, Croatia

1996                15th National Ceramics Award (Merit) Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld

1995                SOFA Chicago, Miami, USA represented by Raglan Gallery, Sydney, NSW

1994                The Bowled and the Beautiful, The Door exhibition Space, Freemantle, WA

                        The Secret Garden, The Contemporary Art and Design gallery, Brisbane,

Scratch the Surface, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW Australia

                          Framed Bougainvillea Festival Art Exhibition, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT

1993                From Funk to Functional, McWhirter’s Artspace, Brisbane Australia

1992                The Decorated Vessel Revisited, McWhirter’s Artspace, Brisbane, Qld

                        Off the Edge, Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria Australia

1991                Surface Paradise, Manly Art gallery and Museum, Sydney, Australia

                        A Pageant of Colour, Royal Botanic gardens, Sydney, NSW

                        An Australian Willow Pattern, Jam Factory, Adelaide, South Australia

                        On Fertile Ground, Art and Frame International, Double Bay, Sydney, NSW

1987                Binro Gallery, Mashiko, Japan

                         Birds Gallery, Yokohama, Japan




Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Santorini Biennale Collection, Santorini, Greece

Icheon World ceramic Centre, Icheon, South Korea

Gifu Prefectural Museum, Seiki City, Gifu, Japan

Taiwan Cultural Centre, Taipei , People’s Republic of China

Brisbane City Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

Tweed Regional Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW Australia








Selected Commissions

2019               Birdbath – New Brighton, NSW

2017 -19        Finucane and Smith – Intimate 8,NGV, The Rapture, The Rapture #2 national                           and international

2017               Bespoke works for Rae’s at Watego’s, Byron Bay NSW

2014               Finucane and Smith, Burlesque Caravan, Melbourne Victoria

Orchid wall  Byron Bay, NSW Australia

2009               Commissioned works for Tweed Shire Council, Murwillumbah, NSW

1997               James Boag and Sons for the Wolfgang Puck Café, Southbank, Melbourne,

1996 – 84      Tile mural Maggi Eckhardt, Australia

1994              Van Gogh, custom works  AGNSW, NGV,  QAG

                       Renoir: His work and His Influence, custom works AGNSW, NGV, QAG

1993               Surrealism: A Revolution by Night, custom works AGNSW, NGV,QAG,

1992               Works for the Park Hyatt, Sydney Australia

1988               Works for Swedish designer Arne Klingborg