Noel Flood

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Noel Flood was born in 1936.[1] He attended the Ballarat Technical Art School in 1956[2], 1957[3] and 1958[4]. He then then completed a Diploma of Art at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) from 1959-60, augmenting his studies with visits to the studios of David Boyd, John Perceval and Alex Leckie.[5]

In 1961, Noel Flood travelled overseas, producing majolica and lustre-ware at Alan Caiger-Smith's Aldermaston Pottery in Berkshire and also working as a designer at the Royal Delft factory near Rotterdam in 1961-62 and studying at the Academy of Art in Rotterdam in 1962. Returning to Australia, he taught for a year or so at Footscray Technical School before taking up a position at the Melbourne State College in 1963. From 1972-74, he undertook a Fellowship Diploma at RMIT. He was one of the artists represented in the Australian Ceramics exhibition that toured state and regional galleries in 1974-76. In 1977, now head of the Department of Ceramics at Melbourne State College, he held a two-man show with fellow staff member John Teschendorff that mocked the view of pottery as craft. While producing work in functional forms, he is probably best known as a sculptor, with audiences not always sure what to make of his challenging female figures. In 1981 (James Joyce's centenary year), he took a break from teaching to take up a position as artist-in-residence at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, producing a body of work entitled "The Private Parts of James Joyce's Women". Flood's tenure continued through institutional changes as the Melbourne State College became part of the Melbourne College of Advanced Education in 1983 and the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Education in 1989. He retired from teaching in 1994, continuing to work from his studio and to exhibit until around 2007.[6]



1. Ingrid Flood

See also

Ballarat Technical Art School

Doreen Flood, mother



  1., accessed 04 OCtober 2017.
  2. Roll Call in the Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1956.
  3. Roll Call in the Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1957.
  4. Roll Call in the Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1957.
  5., accessed 04 OCtober 2017.
  6., accessed 04 OCtober 2017.

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