Director, Art Program
|Contact Campus||Hobart CBD Campuses|
|Building||Centre for the Arts, Sculpture, Ground Level|
|Telephone||+61 3 6226 4352|
|Fax||+61 3 6226 4308|
John Vella has lectured extensively across a number of disciplines (including sculpture painting and drawing) at the Tasmanian School of Art and has guest lectured at key national tertiary institutions.
John supervises students in the BFA Honours, Masters by Coursework, MFA and PhD programmes.
John Vella studied at the National Art School, Sydney achieving a Diploma of Fine Arts with Distinction (1993) and then at the Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (with first class honours - 1996) and a Master of Fine Arts in 2000. He lectured in Painting and Drawing at the Tasmanian School of Art from 1998-2000 and was appointed to the University as the Acting Head of Sculpture in 2005, becoming the studio's permanent head in 2008. John’s works have been included in 11 solo exhibitions since 1994 and over 40 group exhibitions (since 1993). His work is represented in a number of private and public collections in Australia including ArtBank, the University of NSW and The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. John has been awarded 3 major competitive commissions through Tasmania's Art for Public Building Scheme (APBS) and been the recipient of significant, competitive grants from Arts Tasmania and the Australia Council.
Cross-disciplinary research, arts industry / community collaboration and public art.
For further information visit the University of Tasmania Research Listing
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
23 April, 2013