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Johannes Kuhnen

Apprenticeship with Prof. Friedrich Becker, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1969-73; Fachoberschule für Gestaltung, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1973-74; Product Design, Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, Germany, 1974-78.
Related professional experience
Lecturer, Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, Germany, 1980; Lecturer Silversmithing, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Vic., 1982; Lecturer Gold and Silversmithing, 1984-2001, and Head of Gold and Silversmithing Workshop from 2001, Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.

Selected solo exhibitions

Gallery Neon, Brussels, Belgium, 1979, 1990; Galerie RA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1980; Gallery Decus, Nürnberg, West Germany, 1980; Contemporary Jewellery Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1987, 1989; Gallery Fluxus, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1988; Fingers, Auckland, New Zealand, 1998; Solander Gallery, Canberra, ACT, 1988; Gallery Pavè, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1990; Gallery Gold and Silver, Melbourne, Vic., 1993; Electrum Gallery, London, UK and Schmuckform, Zurich, Switzerland, 1994; Gallery Brodhag & Worn, Berlin and Gallery Knauth & Hagen, Bonn, Germany, 1995; Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, Vic, 1996; Glasses, Quadrivium, Sydney, NSW, 1999; Corresponding Colour: Jewellery 1999, Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, Vic., 1999.

Selected group exhibitions since 1992
Besteck [cutlery], Gallery Knauth und Hagen, Bonn, Germany, 1992; Internationale Silvertriennale, Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany, 1992; National Craft Award, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic., 1992; Design Visions: Australian International Crafts Triennial, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, 1992; Australian Craft, Gallery L, Hamburg, Germany, 1992; Visuelle Spiele, Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany, 1993; Art of Adornment, travelling exhibition in Japan, Korea and Indonesia, 1993; 20th Century Silver, Crafts Council, London, UK, 1993; The Art of the Object, Craft Australia travelling exhibition, Salon Municipal de Exposiciones, Montevideo, Uruguay and Instituto Cultural de Las Condes, Santiago, Chile, 1994; Production/Reproduction, Gallery 101, Melbourne, Vic., 1995; Made to Matter, Crafts ACT Gallery, Canberra, ACT, 1996; Contemporary Vessels, Queensland Art Gallery travelling exhibition to Shanghai Museum , Shanghai, China, 1997; Defining the Object, Quadrivium, Sydney, NSW, 1999; Contemporary Australian Craft, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan, 1999; Imagining: Art of the twentieth century, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, 1999; Defining the Object 2, Quadrivium, Sydney, NSW, 2000; Schmuck, International Crafts Fair, Munich, Germany, 2001; 31@20: An exhibition from the Gold and Silversmithing Workshop of the Canberra School of Art, Deutsche Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany and travelling to Taiwan and in Australia, 2001-02.

Public collections (Australia)
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA; Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, Vic.; Melbourne University, Melbourne, Vic.; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic.; Parliament House, Canberra, ACT; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW; Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tas.; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Qld; Victorian State Craft Collection, Melbourne, Vic.

Public collections (international)

Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany; Galerie Orfévre, Düsseldorf, Germany; Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, Germany; Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany; National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.