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Associate Professor Pam Sinnott

Associate Professor

School of Creative Arts (Fine Art)

Career Summary

Biography

Pam Sinnott is an artist and educator. She has exhibited in national and international curated exhibitions. Since 1991, Sinnott has had ten publications in the three leading Australian journals for Ceramics. There have been eleven major and minor reviews of Sinnott’s work in international journals and in a book. In producing artworks she has worked mainly in 3D Art especially Ceramics. For her PhD she devised a method of large-scale ceramic mural production using digital imaging techniques. Most recently her work has developed in relation to thematic exhibitions. For the New Adventures of Mark Twain: Coalopolis to Metropolis exhibition In New York (2007) the work responded to Mark Twain’s visit to Newcastle in 1895. More recently the Hunter Coal region has been highlighted with work for the Down- Under-Ground exhibition at the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland (2008).

Research Expertise
My research achievements have been high by exhibiting regularly in both solo and group exhibitions and in competitive exhibitions. I have also had several journal articles published in high quality ceramics journals about my work. I have written several journal articles which have been published in high quality journals on the work of others in the field. There is a difficulty with exhibiting internationally in ceramics as it is a fragile medium to transport. Because of this I have focused on local prestigious exhibitions and published articles about the work with images in international journals. In that way the work is seen by many more people than if it had been in a gallery in any part of the world. In the March 2007 edition of Ceramics Monthly, the journal of the American Ceramic Society - "the world's oldest, most comprehensive and largest international ceramic art periodical" my work was featured both on the front cover and in an article with several images of the work.



Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching, Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (Ceramics), Bendigo College of Advanced Education
  • Associate Diploma in Fine Art, College of Art - Brisbane
  • Graduate Diploma of Art, Hunter Institute of Higher Education

Keywords

  • Australian and International Ceramics
  • Contemporary art
  • Kitchen utensils and women's role in the kitchen since colonization.
  • Supervision of Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) students
  • Supervision of MFA and PhD candidates in Fine Art
  • Teaching in the Bachelor of Fine Art program in 3D studio courses

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Creative Arts
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1995 -  Membership - Newcastle Studio Potters Inc Newcastle Studio Potters Inc
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - National Association of Visual Artists (NAVA) National Association of Visual Artists (NAVA)
Australia
Member - The Australian Ceramics Association The Australian Ceramics Association
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2007 Ceramics Monthly
Unknown
2006 Interpretive Signage for Morpeth Heritage Walk
Maitland City Council

Recognition

Year Award
2004 Acquisition
Unknown
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Sinnott PA, 'On the Edge: An exhibition by Vicki Hamilton', The Journal of Australian Ceramics, 52 61-63 (2013) [C3]
2007 Sinnott PA, 'Julie Bartholomew's 'Transitional Bodies'', Ceramics: Art and Perception, 66-68 (2007) [C1]
2004 Sinnott PA, 'Mural production using digital imaging', Ceramics technical, 19 88-90 (2004) [C3]
2003 Sinnott PA, 'Never Done', Ceramics: Art & Perception, 54 69-71 (2003) [C3]
2001 Sinnott PA, 'Our Daily Labour', Pottery in Australia, Vol.40 No. 4 24,25,26 (2001) [C3]
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Design (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2005 Sinnott PA, Design of Markers and Precinct Sign for Morpeth Heritage Walk, Maitland City Council, Morpeth Township (2005) [H1]

Creative Work (50 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Sinnott PA, Coral Pulmonale I Coral Pulmonale II Coral Pulmonale III, Art Systems Wickham (2014) [J2]
2011 Alexander B, Lawry MJ, Sinnott PA, Smith KA, Adams PA, Philp AJ, Tracing Site: Relocating the museum from Wood St to Honeysuckle, Newcastle Region Museum (2011) [J1]
Co-authors Angela Philp, Kris Smith, Brett Alexander, Patricia Wilson-Adams, Miranda Lawry
2011 Alexander B, Lawry MJ, Philp AJ, Sinnott PA, Smith KA, Weekes TM, Adams PA, Site Tracing: Culture, identity, site and place, The Lock-Up Cultural Centre, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2011) [J2]
Co-authors Kris Smith, Brett Alexander, Patricia Wilson-Adams, Miranda Lawry, Angela Philp, Trevor Weekes
2011 Sinnott PA, Moulded, Newtown (2011) [J1]
2011 Sinnott PA, Beater and Beat, Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, VIC, Australia (2011) [J1]
2011 Goodwin R, McBride M, Leane H, Sinnott PA, Davidson P, Hale CP, et al., Amazing Stories, The Lock-Up Cultural Centre, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2011) [J2]
2011 Garth M, Brown SL, Cavanough D, Lees KA, Oregan K, Ronne P, et al., Preparation for the final journey, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2011) [J2]
2010 Sinnott PA, 'A-H deconstructing queer', Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland (2010) [J2]
2010 Sinnott PA, 'Juicy Fruit', 'Cherry Ripe' and 'Fruit Tingles' exhibited in Clash: contemporary sculptural ceramics, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle (2010) [J2]
2010 Sinnott PA, 'Making Bread I, II and III' exhibited in The Making of our Nation, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle (2010) [J2]
2010 Sinnott PA, 'Bread Peels I, II and III' exhibited in Time + Place: Australian Studio Ceramics 2010, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong (2010) [J2]
2010 Sinnott PA, Keramikos 2010: IV Edition, Artidec Gallery, Bracciano, Italy (2010) [J2]
2009 Sinnott PA, Sieversii, City of Varazdin Contemporary Ceramics Collection, City of Varazdin, Croatia (2009) [J1]
2009 Sinnott PA, Sieversii exhibited at 'Ceramica Multiplex: The Third International Festival of Postmodern Ceramics 2009', City Museum Varazdin, Varazdin, Croatia (2009) [J2]
2008 Sinnott PA, 'a mat', 'a blanket' and 'a rug': Art and the Archive, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle (2008) [J2]
2008 Sinnott PA, Coal Ship I; Coal Ship II; Coal Ship III: Interpretations 'Coal River Precinct', John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle (2008) [J2]
2008 Sinnott PA, Coal Ships 1; Coal Ships 2; Coal Ships 3: Forsythes Collectors Care Art Exhibition, Front Room Gallery, Newcastle (2008) [J2]
2008 Sinnott PA, Masters in Clay 2008 International Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition, Great China Ceramic Museum, Jingdezhen, China (2008) [J2]
2008 Sinnott PA, Coal Ship 1-6: Down Under Ground, Drozdowice Chamber, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland (2008) [J2]
2008 Sinnott PA, Limon, Sanbao International Ceramic Art Institute, Jingdezhen City, Jiangxi Province, China (2008) [J1]
2008 Sinnott PA, Desert Fruits, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown, NSW (2008) [J1]
2007 Sinnott PA, New Adventures of Mark Twain: Coalopolis to Metropolis, Lovett Gallery, Newcastle Region Library and Pearl Street Gallery, New York, Newcastle and New York (2007) [J2]
2007 Sinnott PA, > pink, John Miller Galleries, Newcastle (2007) [J2]
2007 Sinnott PA, Lightness, The John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle (2007) [J2]
2006 Sinnott PA, Pink II, Maitland Regional Art Gallery (Curator: Joe Eisenberg), Maitland (2006) [J2]
2006 Sinnott PA, Abode, Newcastle (2006) [J1]
2006 Sinnott PA, Verve (Curators: Miranda Lawry & Dr Trevor Weekes), University Gallery, University of Newcastle, Australia, Newcastle NSW Australia (2006) [J2]
2006 Sinnott PA, Unlocked (Curator: Kerrie Coles), The Lock-Up, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle NSW Australia (2006) [J2]
2006 Sinnott PA, WOW (Curators: Sandra Brown & Colleen Hoad), Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle NSW Australia (2006) [J2]
2006 Sinnott PA, New Sculpture Now (Curator: John Barnes), Newcastle Art Sp-ace, Newcastle NSW Australia (2006) [J2]
2006 Sinnott PA, 25th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award (Curator: Noel Frankham), Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise (2006) [J2]
2006 Sinnott PA, Clay Statements NSW 09 (Curator: Patsy Hely), Convention Centre, Brisbane, Brisbane (2006) [J2]
2006 Sinnott PA, Collectors Care Art Exhibition (Curator: Libby Rogers-McPhee), TAFE Gallery, Newcastle NSW Australia (2006) [J2]
2006 Sinnott PA, The Fishing Park, Fram Kitigawa, Director, Echigo-Tsumari Triennial, Nanatsugama, Japan (2006) [J2]
2005 Sinnott PA, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook (2005) [J2]
2005 Sinnott PA, Back to Back at Inner City Clayworkers, Inner City Clay Workers Gallery (Curator: Helen Dunkerley), Sydney (2005) [J2]
2005 Sinnott PA, 24th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise (2005) [J2]
2005 Sinnott PA, Small: fantasque, Back to Back Galleries (Curator: Caroline Hale), Newcastle (2005) [J2]
2004 Sinnott PA, Beaten and battered, School of Fine Art (2004) [J1]
2004 Sinnott PA, Carey S, More than pink, John Miller Galleries (2004) [J1]
2004 Sinnott PA, Friend of Dorothy (Porcelain and Earthenware - Ceramic), John Miller Gallery, Newcastle (2004) [J2]
2003 Sinnott PA, Graham AM, Ryder M, Kitchen Objects and Rituals, School of Fine Art Gallery, Newcastle (2003) [J2]
2003 Sinnott PA, 22nd Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast (2003) [J2]
2002 Sinnott PA, Never Done, Back to Back Galleries, 57 Bull Street, Cooks Hill, Newcastle. (2002) [J1]
2001 Sinnott PA, 'Pinned down' an installation exhibited in Relative Values:Common Ground, Miranda Lawry, The University of Newcastle, School of Fine Art Gallery (2001) [J2]
2001 Sinnott PA, Give Us This Day, Mura Clay Gallery, 49-51 King Street, Newtown 2042 (2001) [J1]
2000 Sinnott PA, Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award Exhibition, Jim Macfarlane, President Ceramic Award Committee, Gold Coast City Art Gallery (2000) [J2]
2000 Sinnott PA, Games Artists Play, Margaret McBride, Curator., Maitland City Art Gallery, Brough House, Maitland (2000) [J2]
1999 Sinnott PA, Edge to Edge: Ceramics from Australia and Canada, Norah Ohrt, Manager Director, Perth Galleries, Subiaco, WA (1999) [J2]
1999 Sinnott PA, Eatstreets Newtown, Irene Schroeder, Director, Mura Clay Gallery, Sydney (1999) [J2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 6
Total funding $48,110

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20071 grants / $25,000

Tracing site visual arts research project$25,000

Funding body: Newcastle Regional Museum

Funding body Newcastle Regional Museum
Project Team Mr Brett Alexander, Ms Patricia Adams, Conjoint Associate Professor Allan Chawner, Doctor Miranda Lawry, Associate Professor Pam Sinnott, Mr Kris Smith, Doctor Trevor Weekes
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187997
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

20061 grants / $4,500

Interpretive Signage for the Maitland Heritage Walks$4,500

Funding body: Maitland City Council

Funding body Maitland City Council
Project Team Associate Professor Pam Sinnott
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186767
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

20022 grants / $10,848

The Objects and Rituals of the Kitchen$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Pam Sinnott, Conjoint Professor Anne Graham
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181351
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Visit of Mr Ernesto Neto, from 1 July 2002 to 12 August 2002$4,848

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Pam Sinnott
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182153
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19991 grants / $622

Edge: Identity & Change - 9th National Ceramics Conference, Perth, WA.$622

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Pam Sinnott
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0180488
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19941 grants / $7,140

A collaborative re-examination of Australiana motifs as a source for contemporary imagery and forms to be used in editioned ceramic.$7,140

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Pam Sinnott, Mr Michael Keighery
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174835
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed16
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.1
PhD0.75

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Calligraphy on Ceramics in Contemporary Art: A Practice-Based Research Project from the Perspective of an Iranian/Australian Artist
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Breaking Symmetry: The Structure and Dynamics of Form in Ceramics
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 Masters Terrifyingly Normal: Using Sequential Art to Increase Understanding of Gender Transition
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Masters On the Edge
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Plexus: An Investigation of Site in Relation to Form
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Power, Passion and Pardon: The Importance of Graffiti and the Written Word in the Context of Those Who Have Suffered Through Injustice, Imprisonment and Discrimination in Poland During the World War II Period
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Activating Gay Place: Contexts Associated with the Use of Ultraviolet Lighting and Fibre/Textiles in Immersive Installation
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Public Art and Alternative Tactics in Post -Acquisitive Society
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 Masters Oceans Edge
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2008 Masters Outside Art
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2007 Masters Put a Lid on It: A Personal Exploration of Memory Loss
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2006 Masters The Dark Side of the White Crystal
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2005 Masters Clay Vessels of Potter Wasp and Other Mud Daubers: A Potter's Interpretation
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2003 Masters The Aesthetics of the Female Form
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2003 Masters SOCIAL CAPITAL and the domestic image
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2002 Masters Cornucopia: a celebration of food in contemporary Australia
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2002 Masters A MAKER'S MARK: Texture, Semiotics and Iconographic Topography
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2002 Masters DRAWN THREADS: Placement and Skill as an Integral Part of Visual Expression with particular reference to Family Resonances
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2002 Masters Memory and Landscape. An eclectic subconscious journey reflected in the symbolism of the cone
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Associate Professor Pam Sinnott

Position

Associate Professor
School of Creative Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Fine Art

Contact Details

Email pam.sinnott@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6244
Fax (02) 4921 6909

Office

Room CE03
Building Ceramics
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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