William (Bill) Dorman




1992- 2012  Attended numerous workshops at Val Aked Studios, Sydney

  • Cloisonne Enamelling, Caroline Delzoppo

  • Fold Forming, Charles Lewton Brain

  • Chain Making, Nic Deeprose

  • Surface Decoration, Barbara Christie

  • Keum Boo, Jung-Hoo Kim

  • Box Making, Alan Pace

  • Plique-a-jour, Val Aked

  • Casting, Val Aked

1999 Drawing, Painting and Printmaking, Goulburn TAFE

1998-2000 Machining, Goulburn TAFE

1998-99 Welding, Goulburn TAFE

1992 Computer Aided Design, North Sydney TAFE

1992 Panel Beating, North Sydney TAFE

1991-92 Blacksmithing, Sydney TAFE

1990-92 Silversmithing, Val Aked Studios, Sydney

1988-90 Industrial Arts retraining, Hunter Institute of Higher Education

1984 Blacksmithing, Newcastle TAFE

1984 Electric and Oxy Acetylene Welding, Newcastle TAFE

1982-84 Drama, Newcastle University

1978-80 Diploma of Teaching, Goulburn College of Advanced Education

1972-75 Attended then taught enamelling classes, Charlestown Craft Centre

1971-77 Booragul High School

1964-70 Teralba Public School



Exhibitions/ Arts events

2017 Teacher, "Not so fine jewellery techniques" and "Metal Techniques for Sculptors" Cooroora Institute, Cooroy, Queensland.

2017 Visiting artist, Tree Place and Bunya Collaboration, Cooroora Institute, Cooroy.

2017 CollaboratioNZ, International resource artist.

2016 Teacher, "Metal Techniques for Sculptors" Cooroora Institute, Cooroy, Queensland.

2016 International artist, EMMA collaboration, Saskatchewan, Canada.

2013, 2015 CollaboratioNZ, New Zealand international artist collaboration.

2011, 2013,  2015 CollaborationAU. Australian artist collaboration.

2005 “Ma Baby Gone n Left Me” public art sculpture, Goulburn City Council.

2003 Blue Festival exhibition Goulburn Regional Art Gallery.

2000 Designer and Visual Arts co-ordinator for Olympic torch relay at Goulburn.

2000 Country with a Capital C, Touring exhibition, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery & Southern Tablelands.

2000 Large sculptural installation, Inaugural Global Greens Conference, Canberra Conference Centre.

1999 Earth our Future, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery (Jewellery & Sculpture).

1999 Exhibition Fibre Design Gallery, Goulburn (Silver & Gold).

1998/99 Picture Disk, Goulburn TAFE, Arts Campus.

1998 Visual artist with GRAB community arts festival 98 Goulburn.

1997 Co-ordinating Artist for Meeting Place, a collaborative community exhibition project of the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery.

1997 Artists who Teach, Old Goulburn Brewery.

1997 Recent Works, Furniture exhibition at the Old Goulburn Brewery.

1995-96 Visual Arts Co-ordinator, GRAB Festival 96.

1994 William Dorman, Silver, Solo exhibition, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery.

1986 Visual Artist for New Years Eve fire sculpture, Minto, Campbelltown.

1983 Newcastle alternate Matara Festival - actor and artist for fire sculpture, puppetry construction, children’s activities.

1972-77 Sold enamelling and silver jewellery instead of packing shelves.




2015 Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Teaching Excellence- Teacher of the Year- High School.

2004 – 2016 Initiated and ran sculpture project for students at risk.

2007- 2015 curator for Annual Mulwaree Sculpture Exhibition and Auction, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery then South Hill Gallery.

2006 Awarded the state “Caltex Rotary Excellence in Teaching Award”.

1998 Production Assistant and Visual Artist with Hot Air youth project Lieder Theatre.

1998 Visual Artist with Lieder Youth Festival, Goulburn.

1995-99 Performer in various shows with Lieder Theatre.

1983 & 1984 lead actor in touring Christmas pantomime show. NSW &ACT.

1981-84 Community theatre artist, Cooks Hill Community Arts Centre. Street performer, designer.

1975-1997 School photographer, college photographer, photography teacher. Set up darkrooms and photography club at Goulburn College and Walgett Public School.




1993-2018 Industrial arts teacher Mulwaree High School, Goulburn. Introduced Art Metal/Jewellery into school elective choices and developed sculpture/ Art metal workshop.

1998-2009 Jewellery teaching, Goulburn Regional Community College.

1988-92 Industrial Arts Teacher, Crows Nest Boys High School.

1987 Teacher of behaviour disturbed students, Walgett High School.

1985-86 Teacher, Kindergarten, Walgett Public School.

1983 & 84 Actor and set construction for Travelling theatre company.

1982 Labourer, BHP, Newcastle.

1972-77 Made and sold jewellery during school years.

1974-77 Taught jewellery, Charlestown Craft Centre.