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Giuseppe Raneri, or Joe, works at Bulleen Art & garden as his day job, sourcing many of the wonderful, distinctive, unique items you find on display there which give our shop and nursery its character and soul. But he is also a recognised original and gifted artist (see below). His most widely known artworks are the tiled street seats found in trendy Brunswick street.

“My main aim is to develop a sense of understanding in the mystery of the human condition, both in the reality of life and the spirituality of death. My work uses figurative imagery, both painterly and sculptural in the ceramic medium.”

Giuseppe Raneri completed his Bachelor of Arts in Ceramic Design in 1982. Since then he has – exhibited widely, including during a residency at the Meat Market Craft Centre; been accepted for the Colin and Cecily Rigg Craft Award, National Gallery of Victoria 1994; Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award, 1998, 2004; been represented by various commercial galleries; won ceramic awards; traveled extensively overseas; established a ceramic studio and gallery in Fitzroy, 1988 – 1997; designed ceramic tableware for major Australian department stores; lectured at the Victorian College of the Arts 2000 –2001.

3 of Giuseppe’s ceramic murals feature at the Bulleen Art & Garden entrance and he has taken part in a number of BAAG exhibitions.


Giuseppe Raneri

Bolin Bolin Gallery acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as traditional custodians of the land now known as Manningham. We pay our respects to Wurundjeri Elders past, present and emerging, and value their ongoing contribution to the cultural heritage of the area.