John Teschendorff

John Teschendorff was born in Melbourne and moved to Perth in 1985, serving as Head of the Curtin
University School of Art 1987-1995. He studied at the former Caulfield Institute of Technology
School of Art (now Monash University), the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the Royal
College of Art London. In 2008 John Teschendorff received the Australian Council of University
Art & Design Schools Distinguished Teaching Award for his lifetime contribution to visual arts
education and administration in Australia and SE Asia and in 2009 the Curtin University Excellence
& Innovation in Teaching Award. He is a member of the National Gallery of Australia Foundation, a
Fellow of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology & a member of the Collingwood Football Club.

John Teschendorff has established an internationally recognised art profile whilst holding senior academic
& artistic appointments at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem Israel (Artist in Residence 1981)
Melbourne State College (Coordinator of Studies Art & Design 1983-1984) Curtin University (Head
School of Art 1987-1995) Canberra School of Art/Australian National University (Artist in Residence
1988) Malaysian Institute of Art Kuala Lumpur (Visiting Professor 1991) Limkokwing University College
of Technology Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (Professor & Senior Associate Director 1995-1996) Institut
Teknologi Bandung Indonesia (Artist in Residence 2001/Visiting Professor 2012), Burapha University
Chonbori Thailand (Visiting Artist 2003) & Srinakharinwirot University (SWU) Bangkok Thailand
(Visiting Professor 2011). He has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle (NSW), Perth
(WA) & Oxford (UK) and has participated in numerous national and international group exhibitions;
representing Australia at the XXXVI Concorso Internazionale Della Ceramic D’Arte, Faenza, Italy (1978)
and in Contemporary Australian Ceramics at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington USA (1981). In 1995
he was selected for Australian Ceramics 1830-1995 a major survey exhibition presented at the Museo
Internazionale Faenza Italy. Recent group exhibitions include Earth Objects/Galerie Soemardja ITB
Bandung Indonesia, Little Treasures Artists Books II/Grahame Galleries & Editions Brisbane Queensland,
Geometric Abstraction in WA/John Curtin Gallery Perth, Bankwest Contemporary Art Award, mine own
executioner/Mundaring Arts Centre Perth, Eastern Centre for Asian Arts & Culture Burapha University
Chonbori Thailand, Little Treasures Artists Books III/Centre for the Artists Book Artists Book Gallery
University of Western England Bristol UK, Melbourne Art Fair 06, International Mail Art Exhibition
Shahjah Museum United Arab Emirates, Constellations/International Drawings RMIT Gallery Melbourne
Harbouring Histories/Durban University of Technology Durban South Africa & Curtin University Perth
& Recent Acquisitions/State Library of Queensland Artists Book Collection (with Stephen Spurrier)

His work is represented in the Diamond Valley Art Collection Victoria, Victorian Ministry of the Arts
State Collection, Jackson Collection of Australian Ceramics Victoria, Geelong Regional Art Gallery
Victoria, Visual Arts Crafts Board of the Australia Council Sydney, National Gallery of Australia
Canberra, University of Melbourne Art Collection, Royal College of Art London, The Marer Collection
of Contemporary Ceramics Scripps College Claremont California, Benalla Regional Art Gallery Victoria,
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of Western
Australia, University of the Northern Territory Art Collection, Monash University Art Collection,
Newcastle Regional Art Gallery NSW, Powerhouse Museum Sydney, Silber Collection of Contemporary
Ceramics California, Orange Regional Art Gallery NSW, Shepparton Regional Art Gallery Victoria,
University of Tasmania Art Collection, Malaysian Institute of Art Kuala Lumpur, German Consulate
Western Australia, Australian High Commission Kuala Lumpur, Janet Holmes a Court Collection WA,
City of Fremantle Art Collection WA, Curtin University Art Collection WA, State Library of Victoria
Artists Book Collection (with Stephen Spurrier), Bankwest Art Collection WA, Murdoch University
Art Collection WA, All Saints College Perth WA, D & M Sheerer/Galerie Dusseldorf Collection WA,
National Gallery of Thailand, Ross Griffin Homes Pty Ltd Perth WA, Minera IRL Lima Peru, State
Library of Queensland Artists Book Collection (with Stephen Spurrier) and numerous private collections
in Australia, Malaysia, UK, Israel, Peru, Venezuela, Austria, USA, New Zealand, Thailand and Indonesia