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Gillian Hodes: Curriculum Vitae
An emerging ceramic artist, Gillian Hodes creates sculptural pieces predominantly in porcelain. She is constantly exploring and testing the limit of the material, creating ever-thinner, lighter artworks, and exploring the intersection between translucency, structural integrity, light and shadow.



2015: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture), National Art School, Sydney NSW

2017: Diploma of Ceramics, Northern Beaches TAFE

Gillian undertakes regular and ongoing study, often with renown international ceramics masters.

1986: Bachelor of Business Science, Majoring in Economics; Marketing Honours, University of Cape Town, South Africa.



2018 to present: Teaching ceramics to children, teens and adults at Waverley Woollahra Art School and from private studios.


Awards and Achievements

  • 2017   Winner – First prize in the Craft NSW Emerging Artist Award 

  • 2017   Graduating Student Award, Northern Beaches TAFE Ceramics

  • 2020   Second Prize in Wallenberg Portrait Competition (portrait bust of Ernie Friedlander, Holocaust survivor.)

  • 2018   Selected as Studio Artist at Australian Design Centre, for the Australian Ceramics Open Studios (ACOS)

  • 2018   Residency: Flinders Island Art Residency, TAS, Australia



  • 2023   FINALIST National Emerging Art Prize, Michael Reid Gallery, Pyrmont, NSW

  • 2023   FINALIST Siliceous Award for Ceramic Excellence, Ipswich, QLD

  • 2023   FINALIST Little Things Art Prize, St Cloche Gallery, Paddinton, NSW

  • 2023   FINALIST Gosford Ceramics Prize, Gosford Regional Art Gallery, NSW

  • 2023   FINALIST Clay Sydney Prize, Enmore, Sydney, NSW

  • 2023   FINALIST Remagine: Wasteland or Wonderland, Wallarobba Centre, Hornsby, NSW

  • 2023   ABC Exhibition, Bnei Brith, UNSW Campus, NSW

  • 2022   ACOS Open Studios, Sydney, NSW

  • 2022   FINALIST Lakes Art Prize Exhibition, Museum of Art and Culture, Lake Macquarie

  • 2022   FINALIST Little Things Art Prize, St Cloche, Paddington, Sydney   

  • 2022   FINALIST Gosford Ceramic Prize, Gosford, NSW

  • 2020   The Maker’s Collective, Newtown, NSW

  • 2020   Australian Ceramics Open Studios, Sydney, NSW

  • 2019   ArtHop, Sydney, Australia

  • 2019   It Takes Two to Tango, Craft NSW, Sydney, Australia

  • 2019   Collection 10, Rochfort Fine Art, Sydney, Australia

  • 2019   Pigs in Mud, CraftNSW, Sydney, Australia

  • 2018   FINALIST Port Hacking National Pottery Competition, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea, NSW

  • 2018     Object Shop, Australian Design Centre, Sydney, Australia

  • 2018   Christmas Exhibition, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney, Australia

  • 2018   Table Talk, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney NSW

  • 2018   ACOS Open Studios, Sydney, NSW

  • 2018   FINALIST Four Elements: Fire, Creative Space, North Curl Curl NSW

  • 2018   Moving On, Craft NSW

  • 2017   FINALIST Blacktown City Art Prize, Blacktown Arts Centre, Blacktown, NSW

  • 2017   Northern Beaches TAFE Annual Exhibition, Brookvale, NSW

  • 2017   Art Hop, Dover Heights, NSW

  • 2017   FINALIST Four Elements: Air, Creative Space, North Curl Curl NSW

  • 2017   FINALIST Gosford Ceramic Prize, Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford, NSW

  • 2017   FINALIST St Cloche Little Things, Paddington, NSW

  • 2017   ABC Exhibition, Bnei Brith, UNSW Campus, NSW

  • 2017   Clay: Where We Come From, Bondi Pavilion, Bondi, NSW

  • 2016   FINALIST Port Hacking National Pottery Competition, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea, NSW

  • 2016   FINALIST Gosford Ceramic Prize, Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford, NSW

  • 2016    Tikkun Olam: My Place + Your Place =  A Better Place; Waverley Library Galleries, Sydney, NSW

  • 2016   FINALIST Tom Bass Sculpture Prize; Juniper Hall, Paddington​



Gillian’s work is held in private collections in North and South America, Canada, Europe, the UK, and South Africa. 


Professional associations

Member of NAVA (National Association of Visual Artists

Member of TACA (The Australian Ceramics Association)

Member of Waverley Woollahra Art School Co-operative.

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