DETAIL: Toots ZYNSKY 'Pennellata' 2004, 'Filet de Verre' fused and thermoformed colour glass threads
Susan WRAIGHT | Paper palace

Great Britain 1955
To Australia1983
Paper palace
netsuke 2005
approx. 5.0 (h) x 5.0 (w) x 5.0 (d) cm
Lent by Susan Wraight
photographed by Susan Wraight

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
born Maidenhead, United Kingdom, 1955, to Australia 1983


1973–74  Foundation Studies, Brighton Polytechnic, UK
1974–77  Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Three Dimensional Design), Brighton Polytechnic, UK
1977–80  Master of Arts (Jewellery and Silversmithing), Royal College of Art, London, UK

Selected solo exhibitions

Misericords by Susan Wraight, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne, VIC, 1988; Susan Wraight, Australian Galleries, Sydney, NSW, 1993

Selected group exhibitions since 1995

VicHealth National Craft Award, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, 1995; The object all sublime, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, VIC, 1995; Out of this world: the influence of the natural world on craft and design 1880–1995, Crafts Council Gallery, London, UK, 1996; Contemporary netsuke: miniature sculpture from Japan and beyond, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA, USA, 1997; Nature as object: craft and design from Australia, Japan, and Finland, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, 1998; Netsuke from the collection of Prince Takamado, Museum of East Asian Art, Berlin, Germany, 1998; Contemporary Australian craft, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan, 1999; The netsuke exhibition 2000, Seibu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2000; Contemporary netsuke: the Kinsey Collection, Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan, 2001; Masterpieces of netsuke: collection of HIH Prince Takamado, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Japan, 2002; The netsuke exhibition 2002, Seibu, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan, 2002; Surface + form, Craftwest Gallery, Perth, WA, 2002; Contemporary netsuke exhibition, Takashimaya Gallery, Yokohama, Japan, 2002; Something special, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, NSW, 2003; HIH Prince Norihito Takamado exhibition, Honolulu Academy of Arts, HI, USA, 2004

Public collections

Australia  Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA; Melbourne University, Melbourne, VIC
International  Crafts Council, London, UK; Highlands and Islands Development Board, UK; Office of the President, The White House, Washington, DC, USA; Ulster Museum, Belfast, UK

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