ARTIST CURRICULUM VITAE | WILLIAM MAGUIRE

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

2012       Residency, two weeks, with David Thompson, metal sculptor, Eugene, Oregon, USA

2012       Residency, one week, with Keita Kurashima, contemporary blacksmith, Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan

2008       Residency, two weeks, with Igor Andruken, Russian artist and blacksmith. St Petersburg, Russia

2008       Journeyman Blacksmith at  Chris Topp and Co. wrought Iron works, traditional and contemporary blacksmiths. North Yorkshire, England

2008       Ferraculum, international blacksmith event, Ybbsitz , Austria

2008       International forging event, Arles Sur Tech, France

2007       Journeyman Blacksmith at Terrance Clark, Contemporary Artist Blacksmith, Guildford, Surrey, England

2007       Journeyman Blacksmith at Fransham Forge, Contemporary Artist Blacksmiths, Norfolk, England

2007       Journeyman Blacksmith at Steven Lunn, Contemporary Artist Blacksmith. Northumberland, England

2007       World Forging Championships, Stia, Italy

2007       International blacksmithing festival, Ivano Frankvisk, Ukraine

2006       Four year trade, Blacksmith and Boilermaker (dual trade), Forgemasters Aust., Kurri Kurri NSW

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012       Blacksmith reflecting Japan, Manning regional gallery, Taree, NSW

2012       Iron with a J, Watt space gallery, Newcastle, NSW

2011       Perpetual, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle, NSW

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015       Flow, contemporary blacksmithing and metal art, Roslyn Smorgan gallery, Footsgray VIC

2014       Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney NSW

2014       Force, contemporary ironwork, Artist Blacksmith Ass. NSW, Manning Regional Gallery, Taree, NSW

2014       Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi, NSW

2014       Sculpture on the Greens, Kooindah waters golf resort, Wyong, NSW

2013       Sculpture 2013, Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney, NSW

2013       Emerging 2013, Gosford regional Gallery, Gosford, NSW

2013       Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi, NSW

2013       Sculpture on the Greens, Kooindah waters golf resort, Wyong, NSW

2012       Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi, NSW

2012       Art Collector’s Choice, University gallery, Newcastle, NSW

2012       Darling park exhibition, The Sculptors society, Sydney, NSW

2012       Sculpture on the edge, Bermagui, NSW

2011       Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi, NSW

2011       Mortimore Prize, travelling exhibition, Dubbo, NSW and ACT

2011       Willoughby sculpture prize 2011, Willoughby, NSW

2011       Darling Park 60th anniversary Exhibition, The Sculptors society, Sydney, NSW

2010       Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollimbi, NSW

2009       Makers mark II, Hunter Arts Network, Lovett Gallery, Newcastle, NSW

2008       Playing with fire, British Artist Blacksmith association group exhibition, Weald & Downland Open air museum, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom.

 

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2015       First prize for outdoor sculpture, Hunter region Botanic Gardens sculpture prize, Heatherbrea, NSW

2014       Winner of major stipend Sculpture on the greens (collaborative sculpture with Jake James, Canada), Wyong, NSW

2014       Winner for sculpture, Dobell art festival, Rathmines, NSW

2013       Winner of major stipend Sculpture on the greens, Wyong, NSW

2013       Winner, main prize, figurative sculpture, Maitland Art Prize, Maitland

2013       Winner Sculpture (functional) Hunters Hill art prize, Hunters Hill NSW

2012       Overall winner, Emerging Artist award, Wollombi Valley arts council, Wollombi

2012       Acquisitive student prize, Art Collectors Choice, University Gallery, Newcastle university NSW

2012       First prize for sculpture, Newcastle Emerging Art prize, Newcastle NSW

2012       First prize, The gardens sculpture prize, Heatherbrea NSW

2012       Awarded Natural History Illustration Scholarship, Newcastle University NSW

2012       Demonstrator at biennial Artist Blacksmith Association NSW event Forging in July, Kew, NSW

2012       People’s choice award and Highly commended, Maitland Art Prize, Maitland NSW

2012       Figurative sculpture prize, Darling Park exhibition, The sculptors society, Sydney Highly

2011       First prize for figurative sculpture, Maitland Art Prize, Maitland NSW Australia

2011       Winner of peer judged sculpture competion, Ironfest, Lithgow NSW Australia

2011       Presidents award, The Sculptors Society, Darling park Exhibition Sydney NSW

2011       Finalist Willoughby sculpture prize, Willoughby NSW

2011       Finalist, Mount Eyre Art Prize, Surry Hills Sydney NSW

2010       First prize in the overall theme in ‘Artscrawl’’ exhibition in Pokolbin, NSW, Australia

2010       First prize for sculpture, Scone Art prize, NSW, Australia

2009       First prize for sculpture, Scone Art prize, NSW, Australia

2009       First prize for sculpture in the Artscrawl exhibition in Pokolbin, NSW, Australia

2009       Demonstrator at biennial Artist Blacksmith Association NSW event Forging in July, Wauchope, NSW

2006       Short listed for HRATA Apprentice of the Year 2006

 

COLLECTIONS

University of Newcastle, numerous private collections, in Australia, England, USA and Japan.

 

COMMISSIONS

2015       Steel workers Memorial, large public art commission for ex-BHP site, Newcastle NSW Australia.

2009 – current      Contemporary blacksmith, commissioned designer and maker of bespoke works for restaurants, businesses, government agencies, community groups and private clients.

 

REVIEWS AND PRESS

ARTIST CURRICULUM VITAE

2014       Front page article, Will pays steely tribute, The Maitland Mercury, 12 December 2014

2014       Article, Absolutely hammered, Outthere magazine, REX airline in-flight magazine, March 2014 issue 117

2014       Article, Unveiled, Singleton Argus 4 February 2014

2013       Article, City’s art prize winners announced, Maitland Mercury, 15 February 2013

2013       Article, Will shows his mettle, The Maitland Mercury, 14 July 2013

2012       Reveiw, Jill Stowell, Newcastle Herald 12 May 2012

2012       Feature Article, New age blacksmith p. 13 &14, Maitland Mercury, April 25 2012.

2012       Front page article, Maitland Mercury, March 14 2012, article, The people have spoken.

2011       Contributor to book Metal Design International 2012, Published by Hephaistos, Germany.

2011       Article, Speight and Maguire share city art prize, Maitland Mercury, Feb 14 2011,

2011       Article, Will Maguire, Hephaistos Magazine, publication of the German Artist blacksmith association Edition 2/2, 2011.

2010       Article, Trade Secrets, Singleton Argus, April 2010

2009       Article, Tribute forged with skill, Newcastle Herald, 21 April 2009