2016 Abridged CV for Cindy Durant

An extended CV can be obtained on request. Below are some highlights of my more recent career.

Exhibitions — 2008 - 2016; This is an abridged list of key events

July 7 - Aug. 14 2016; 'Layers' Artspace Gallery Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide SA; Solo exhibition for Breaking Ground award 2016

October 2015; Mage- Mansfield, Victoria; Glass artists exhibition of selected works                                                                            

April 2015; ‘Craft Anonymous’ Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide SA                                                                                          

February 2015; ‘Resonate’; Gallery M - Marion Cultural Centre, SA                                                                                      

October 2014; ‘Mage’; Mansfield, Vic. Glass artists exhibition of selected works.                                                                  

July 2014; ‘Flair’- Perth, WA; Glass artists exhibition                                                                                                              

March 2013-Aug. 2013; ’10 x 10’ , Prospect Gallery, SA & Gallery M, Marion SA                                                                  

March - June 2013; ‘Jumping fences’ Burra Gallery, SA & Smith Street Gallery St. Kilda, Vic.                                            

Feb. 2013 - Feb. 2015; Tough[er] Love; Art from the Eyre Peninsula, SA. Curated by John Neylon.                                               September 2012;‘Glass on Flame’ Kirra Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne                                                                

August 2011;  ‘Vintage’ exhibition Red Poles Gallery, McLaren Vale                                                                                          

March 2011; Solo window exhibition T’Arts Collective, Adelaide                                                                                                  

Dec. 9-24. 2009;‘Tapas’; Art Images Gallery; Norwood, SA                                                                                                        

Oct. 6 – Nov. 20th, 2009; ‘Allure’; Solo Exhibition at New Land Gallery, Port Adelaide, SA                                                    

Sept. 2009; ‘Glass on Flame’; Kirra Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne                                                                          

July 2009; ‘Land And Sea’; Solo Exhibition Port Lincoln, SA                                                                                                    

July 2009; ’Bold Line’; Group Exhibition 4 artists for Sala; Red Poles Gallery,  McLaren Vale, SA                                          

April 2008;‘Textures of Life’; Ceduna Town Hall, Ceduna, SA   

Teaching, mentorship & Community Development [ abridged to 2005 - 2016 ]        

November 7-12, 2015- Installation of students work at Port Lincoln Hospital

April 2015; Port Lincoln, SA; teaching enamel on copper workshops to 80 people to make pieces for public installation at Hospital redevelopment & installation workshop/guidance.                                                                 

August 2014; Port Pirie Regional Gallery; Artist talk for opening of Tougher Love exhibition followed by two days of teaching enamel on metal.                                                                                                                                                         

January 2014 to present; Mentoring an emerging glass artist, Julie Wallis in my studios & via phone & web                                          

May 2013; 2 x one day enamel on copper workshops for indigenous youth at Ceduna, SA                                               

June 2013; 3 days teaching pate de verre glass workshops at Sydney jewellery School, Sydney NSW                              

June 2012; 2 x one day enamel on copper workshops for indigenous youth at Ceduna, SA                                              

August 2011; 2 day enamel on copper and beginning PMC silver workshop at Roxby Downs                                             

July 28th, 2009; Precious Metal Clay rings 2 day workshops, Port Lincoln, SA                                                                          

July 10-12, 2009, Precious Metal Clay workshops 3 days. Port Lincoln, SA    

March 28 2009; PMC & enamels jewellery; Sculpture on the Cliffs Festival, Elliston, SA                                                  

October 4- 5, 2008; Introductory PMC classes x 4 at the Ceduna Oyster Festival                                                                

April-May 2008; Intensive two week glass fusing workshop for Aboriginal artists; Port Augusta, SA. Organised by Port Augusta Council & Country Arts, SA                                                                                                                                            

Dec. 2007; 1 day free workshop for Penong Woolshed volunteers and members- glass and PMC silver.                            

Dec. 2007; 2 x 1 day glass and metal clay workshops for students of Ceduna Area School at Durant studio                      

2005 - 2007; numerous teaching engagements in South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia


July 2015; Breaking Ground Award ; Award for regional artist of $10,000. plus a mentorship and solo exhibition at Adelaide Festival Centre

October 2015; Highly commended kiln formed glass, Mansfield Glass Art Prize, Victoria Australia                                                                     

Nov. 2007 SA Great Small Business Award winner, South Australia                                                                                                                     

Nov. 2007 SA Great Arts commendation, South Australia

Grants & Scholarships

April 2015; Professional Development Program with Country Arts SA                                                                    

October 2014; Step Up grant to undertake mentorship with enamelist Jenny Gore over the next 6 months. Developing skills with vitreous enamels on metal, layering and telling stories.                                                                                                                                                       

June 2013;Regional Arts Fund Quick Response Grant SA; funding to attend the study trip from scholarship in USA cover domestic travel portion.                                                                                                                                                                     

June 2013; Scholarship from Penland School of Craft in the USA to attend a two week concentration course.                 

June 2013;  Successful crowd funding on pozzible.com to help with scholarship travel to USA                                                                             Nov.2011; Regional Arts Fund SA grant; Pate de Verre workshop with Alicia Lomne, Melbourne Victoria                         

August 2010; Regional Arts Fund SA grant; 5 day workshop at RMIT with Linda Darty                                                       

August 2008; Work-study Scholarship to attend Haystack School of Mountain Craft in Maine, USA for a two week, live in, glass bead making intensive study program; awarded by the school.                                                                                   

August 2008; International work-study Scholarship to help attend the ISGB Conference in Oakland, California USA; awarded by the International Society of Glass Bead Makers in the USA for international applicant                                                                                               

July 2008; International Scholarship to help with costs to attend 4th Biennial PMC Conference in Indiana, USA; awarded by the AUS/NZ PMC Guild


Nov.1-30, 2009; Craftsperson in Residence; Mulgara Gallery, Sails In the Desert Hotel, Uluru NT, Australia

Commissions & private collections [abridged to 2002 - 2013]                                                         

Oct. 2013; 11 x Trophy platters for S.A. Fishing Industry Biennial Awards.                                                                               

Nov. 2011; Private residential outdoor installation 4 metre kiln formed glass Adelaide, SA                                             

Nov. 2008; Eyre Regional Development Board; 25 plates for conference delegates & gift for Minister for Water, Karleen Maywald                      April 2008; Gift for retiring CEO at Ceduna/Koonibba Aboriginal Health Services                                                                    

April 2008; Private residential outdoor installation 4 cast glass wall panels Adelaide, SA                                                       

Jan. 2007; fused Glass windows for Port Augusta Court House, designed by local Aboriginal Artist                                                                      Feb.2003;  Auction piece for Northern Territory Variety Club Ball fundraiser.                                                                         

Feb.2002;Platter for the Duke of Edinburgh-HRH Prince Phillip, on his visit to Ceduna, S.A.; commissioned by the Ceduna Oyster growers and also one from the Ceduna Council.                                                                                                                                      

Feb.2002; Plates for French and English Diplomats attending the Encounter celebrations in Ceduna, S.A. 

Earlier professional experience — 1987-2004

An extended CV can be obtained on request.