Biography

EDUCATION/TRAINING

2010

Participant, Alasdair Gordon Engraving Masterclass, Canberra Glassworks, ACT

 

2005 

Bachelor of Visual Arts Specialisation (Honours-1st class), Glass major, SASA, Adelaide

Participant, Scott Chaseling Blowing Fused Glass Workshop, Jam Factory,  Adelaide

 

2001-2004

Bachelor of Visual Arts (Specialisation), Glass major, SASA, Adelaide

 

AWARDS

2016

Finalist, Parklands Art Prize

 

2015

Peoples Choice Award, Mansfield Art Glass Exhibition

Kirra Galleries Prize, Mansfield Art Glass Exhibition

 

2014

Finalist, Heyson Prize for Interpretation of Place

 

2012 

Best Glass/Ceramic, Derinya Art & Craft Exhibition Prize

 

2010

Winner of inaugural Craftsouth President's Prize

 

2008 

Australia Council, New Work Grant

Austrade, Export Market Development Grant

 

2007 

Vicki Torr on-line Gallery Prize

Finalist, Young Glass International, Ebeltoft, Denmark

 

2006 

Helpmann Academy Project Support Grant

Finalist, The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize

High Commendation, Glass Art Society Award, International Student Exhibition

Bullseye Scholarship, Scott Chaseling Blowing Fused Glass Workshop, Jam Factory  

High Commendation, Adelaide City Council Award for Visual Art

 

2004 

South Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society Arts Prize

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, USA

Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, Australia

Glasmuseum, Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld, Germany

Octavia Hill’s Birthplace Museum, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England

National Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Australia

College of Fine Arts, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Studio Glass, Beaver Galleries, Canberra ACT, Australia

 

2013

Optics & Light, Beaver Galleries, Canberra ACT, Australia

 

2009

A Moment in Time, Beaver Galleries, Canberra ACT, Australia

 

2008 

The Glassery, Stockholme, Sweden

 

2007 

Beaver Galleries, Canberra ACT, Australia

Optical Landscapes, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, Australia

 

2006 

Adelaide City Council High Commendation Award Exhibition, Adelaide City Council, South Australia 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Art Images Exhibition, Art Images Gallery, 32 The Parade, Norwood, South Australia

Flair 2017, Ausglass Exhibition, Gallery Central, 12 Aberdeen St, Northbridge, WA

It's not all Black and White, Art Images Gallery, Norwood, South Australia

 

2016

SOFA/Chicago, Chicago, USA. Represented by Kirra Gallery

Fired up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists from the Toledo Museum of Art, Mint Museum, North Carolina, USA

Microcosm, Kirra Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia

The Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize 2016, Artspace Gallery, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide

Open, Worth Gallery, 20 The Parade West, Kent Town, South Australia

Mansfield Art Exhibition, Masonic Hall, Highett Street, Mansfield, Victoria, Australia

Art Images Exhibition, Art Images Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia

 

2015

Mansfield Art Glass Exhibition, The Arts Council of Mansfield, Victoria, Australia

Art Images Exhibition, Art Images Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia

Artisans in the Gardens, Sydney Botanic Gardens, New South Wales, Australia

St Ignatius Art Exhibition, 62 Queen Street, Norwood, South Australia

 

2014

Small Works Exhibition, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Art Images Exhibition, Art Images Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia

Heyson Prize for Interpretation of Place, Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, South Australia

Adelaide Eclectic, Art Images Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia

 

2013

Fleurieu Art Prize Sculpture Exhibition, Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa, Australia

Sculpture for Sight, St Marks College, Pennington Terrace, North Adelaide, Australia

365 Cups; a cup a day, Worth Gallery at Fisher Jeffries, Gouger Street, South Australia

Ferment, Red Poles Art Gallery, McLaren Vale, South Australia

 

2012

Artisans in the Gardens, Sydney Botanic Gardens, Mrs Maquaries Rd, Sydney, Australia

SA Glass Survey Show, Collectors Exhibition, Fisher Jeffries, Gouger St, Adelaide

Transparency @ Seppeltsfield, Seppeltsfield Winery, Barrossa Valley, South Australia

Flourish, Worth Gallery at Fisher Jeffries, Gouger Street, Adelaide, Australia

Derinya Art & Craft Exhibition, Frankston South, Victoria, Australia

Transparency, Jam Factory Contemporary Craft & Design, Morphett St, Adelaide

Eat!, Canberra Glassworks, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston, ACT, Australia

 

2011

Worth Gallery @ Deviation Winery, Scott Creek Road, Longwood, South Australia

Milk Factory Gallery, Station Street, Bowral, New South Wales, Australia

Sublimation, Fisher Jeffries, Gouger Street, Adelaide, Australia

Wish List, Craftsouth, Hindley Street, Adelaide, Australia

Memories & Mementos, Kirra Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia

Peripheral Vision Ausglass Exhibition, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia

From Within, Glass Artists’ Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Themes & Variations Gallery, Westbourne Grove, London UK

 

2010

The Christmas Collection 2010, Beaver Galleries, Canberra ACT, Australia

Southern Gallery, Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide, South Australia

Museum of Glass; Red Hot 2010, Museum of Glass, Tacoma USA

Craftsouth Wish List, Prospect Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia

Vo.li.tion, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh USA

 

2009

Furnace: Contemporary Australian Art Glass, Tasmania, Australia

Editions, Glass Artists' Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Art Images Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia

COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London UK. Represented by Glass Artists' Gallery

Southern Lights, Kirra Galleries, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia

 

2008   

New Acquisitions 2008,Glasmuseum, Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld, Germany

Impact – Twelve Glass Artists from Australia, Vitria Gallery, Singapore

Concurrent, Gallery 139, Adelaide, Australia

SOFA/Chicago, Chicago, IL. Represented by Glass Artists' Gallery

Art London, London, UK. Represented by Glass Artists' Gallery

Maquarie Fine Art Exhibition, Carrington Street, Adelaide, Australia

Denver: Glass & Photography, Pismo Fine Art Glass, Denver, Colorado USA

Omega, Gallery O, Perth, Western Australia

COLLECT, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK. Represented by Glass Artists Gallery

The Good Earth, Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide, South Australia

 

2007  

SOFA/Chicago, Chicago, IL. Represented by Glass Artists Gallery

Contemporary Art Glass, Kirra Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Glass Weekend, Wheaton Villiage, USA. Represented by Glass Artists Gallery

Glass Focus, Handmark Gallery, Hobart, Australia

Object 07.Art Rotterdam, Contemporary Art Gallery, Holland

The Vessel Explored, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, USA

Young Glass International, Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark

Vessels for Spring, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Gems from the National Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, New South Wales,Australia

COLLECT, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK. Represented by Glass Artists Gallery

 

2006 

SOFA/Chicago, Chicago, IL. Represented by Glass Artists Gallery

Sculpture & Form, Peter Walker Fine Art, Walkerville, South Australia

Ranamok Glass Prize 2006, travelling in Australia

The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, South Australia

Intersection (SALA festival), Urban Cow Studio, Adelaide, South Australia        

Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan. Represented by Glass Artists Gallery       

Art + Glass +Design (Fringe Festival), Studio Barcelona, Adelaide, South Australia    

 

2005 

Ranamok Glass Prize 2005,travelling in Australia

Time Exhibition, Experiment Design Symposium 2005, South Australian Museum, Australia

Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, Drill Hall, Torrens Parade Ground, South Australia

 

2004 

The Last Picture Show, SASA Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition, University of South Australia

Photography Exhibition, Hollywood Beach Café,  Henley Beach, South Australia

Kiln Formed Glass Exhibition, J111 Gallery, University of South Australia

 

PUBLICATIONS

2017

"The Canberra Times", June 20, 2017, Pg.18, Arts & Craft, Canberra Newspaper, ACT

 

2013

"The Canberra Times", June 24, 2013, Craft Review, Canberra Newspaper, ACT

 

2012

"SA Life", Volume 10, Number 1, December 2012, Pg.114, Canongate Partners Pty/Ltd, South Australia

 

2010

"The Advertiser", July 24, 2010. Pg.55, Advertiser Newspapers, South Australia

“Best of World Wide Glass Artists”, Volume 1, Kennedy Publishing USA

“A Best of Artists, Collectors Edition” Visual Art Guide, www.bestofartists.com/ayliffe, Kennedy Publishing USA

 

2009

"Canberra Times", August 24, 2009. Pg 10, Canberra Newspaper, ACT

 

2008  

“City Messenger”, April 24, 2008. pg.36, Messenger Newspapers, South Australia

"Craftsouth Bulletin", Nov-Dec 2008, Issue 5, pg.13, Craftsouth, South Australia

 

2007  

“New Glass Rievew, 28”, Neues Glas, 2007, Corning Museum of Glass, New York

“Update Arts Magazine”,Volume 14, Number 3, Issue 57, September 2007. pg.7, Helpmann Academy, SA

 

2006 

“Eastern Courier”, November 8, 2006. pg.4, Messenger Newspapers, South Austalia

“SA Life”, Volume 3, Number 9, September 2006. pg.100, Canongate Partners Pty Ltd, South Australia

“Adelaide Matters”, Issue 72, June 2006. pg.41, Messenger Newspapers, South Australia

SDQ–Scene Design Quarterly”, No.21,Autumn 2006. pg.48, Indesign Publishing, NSW, Australia

New Glass Rievew, 27”, Neues Glas, 2006, Corning Museum of Glass, New York