CV: Katherine Wheeler


Diploma of Visual arts, RMIT University 2003

Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Gold and Silversmithing, RMIT University, 2007

Solo Exhibitions

2018 ‘Periphery’ Paper Boat Press Gallery, Ashgrove, Brisbane

2016 ‘Summer Drift’ Living Arts Space, Bendigo visitor experience centre, Victoria

2013 Hollow Adaption, Objectspace, New Zealand

2012 Introductory exhibition, Gallery Aloft, Roselle, Sydney

2010 Hidden Facets, Hand Held Gallery, Melbourne Australia. Travelled to –

Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Selected Group

2009 Melbourne Hollow Ware, Gallery Marzee, Nijmejen, The Netherlands

Melbourne Hollow Ware, RMIT School of art gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2011 The Art of Engagement, Objectspace, Auckland, New Zealand

2011 Love Lace, The powerhouse Museum, Sydney NSW, Australia

2011 Toowoomba contemporary wearables award, Toowomba regional art gallery,

Queensland, Australia.

2012 SOFA Chicago & SOFA New York, hollow ware work represented by Charon

Kransen arts, New York

2012 It’s Got Legs 2012, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2012-2013 Containment, Cicily and Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award 2012, Ian

Potter Centre, NGV, Melbourne, Australia

2013 Signature Style, Craft, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia (Exhibition to tour

regional galleries throughout 2013 & 2014.)

2013 Contemporary Silver and Metalwork Award, Bendigo Regional Art Gallery, Victoria,


2013 The Waterhouse Natural Science art Prize, South Australian Museum, Adelaide,

South Australia.

2013 Beyond precious... beyond the ocean contemporary jewellery from Australia and

New Zealand, Museum of Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France

2013 Precious thoughts , 2013/2104, Jewellery from Australia, San Rocco Oratorio, Padua


2015 Spring Sculpture Prize, Lot 19 art space, Castlemaine

2016, A5 Show, Lot 19 Art space, Castlemaine

2016 Contemporary Porcelain, Ten Australian Masters, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney

2016. Form/Surface/Structure, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney

2016 Spring sculpture prize, lot 19 art spcace Castlemaine, Victoria

2016 ‘Of Land and Sea’ Peanut Gallery, Adelaide

2017 Spring Sculpture prize, Lot 19 art space, Castlemaine

2017 ‘Victorian Craft Award, Craft Victoria

Selected Awards

2007- Wolf Wennrich Award for craft excellence in Gold and Silversmithing.

2007- Lab 3000 Best of the best 07 design awards, Prize in fashion and textile design


2010- Artstart Grant recipient, the Australia Council.

2103- Highly Commended, The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

2016- Lot 19 Spring sculpture prize, indoor sculpture.

2016-Art supplies Castlemaine Award (Lot 19 Spring Sculpture Prize Castlemaine)

2017- Ceramic Award, The Victorian Craft Awards

Selected Collections

W.E.Macmillan RMIT Gold and Silversmithing collection.

Gallerie Marzee Collection, the Netherlands

Private collections world wide.



A skilled hand and cultivated mind- a guide to architecture and art of RMIT University, 2nd

edition 2012 Edquist, Harriet and Grierson, Elizabeth RMIT University press. ISBN


Exhibition catalogues

Topos Nochos RMIT Gold and Silversmithing Graduate Exhibition 2007, 2007 RMIT

University press ISBN 13:978-1-921166-79-2

Melbourne Hollow Ware, RMIT University School of Art, 2009, ISBN 13:978-1-921426-30-


Contemporary Silver and Metalwork Exhibition, 2011 catalogue. Buda Historic Home and

Garden, 42 hunter st Castlemaine. ISBN 978-0-9757508-5-8

Love Lace, Powerhouse Museum International Lace Award, Edited by Lindie Ward,

Powerhouse Publishing, July 2011 ISBN: 9781863171540

Containment -Cicely and Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award , 2012 the council of

trustees of the national gallery of victoria, 180 st Kilda Rd, Melbourne Victoria ISBN 1448-


Signature Style catalogue, curators Nella Themelios and Kim Brockett, 2013 ISBN 978-0-


Contemporary Australian Silver and Metalwork Award 2013, Needham, Clare. Bendigo

Art Gallery ISBN 9780949215727


The Art of Hollow ware, ‘True to Nature’s Form’, The Age – Life and style, Gina Morris July


Fetish-like objects and nature inspired conceptual pieces have replaced diamonds as a

girl’s best friend. Finding inspiration at the Collect fair in London and at online community

Klimt02, tl.mag presents a selection of favourite contemporary jewellery designers.

Compiled by Jasmijn Verlinden, TL magazine, issue #11,July 2011

Metal, porcelain, thread and so much more. Viv Markham, The Tarrengower Times, June

15th 2011.

Katherine forges on, A Castlemaine artist is creating a fine impression,  Johannah Legatt,

The Weekly Times, May 29 2013 CV: Katherine Wheeler