Ayad Alqaragholli is an Iraq-born artist who has exhibited extensively
in the Middle East, in particular Jordan and Baghdad for more than twenty
years. His work is held in many significant museum, diplomatic, corporate
and private collections and he is now living permanently in Australia. He
has held highly successful solo exhibitions in Jordan and at emerge ART
SPACE in Australia, featuring his signature elongated human form sculptures
in copper and silicon bronze. http://www.alqaragholli.com/
Born in 1971, Bruce Slatter has an Master’s Degree from Curtin University
of Technology, Western Australia, and Ph.D. from RMIT University, Victoria.
He has had many solo and group exhibitions in Perth, Fremantle, Melbourne
and Sydney. He is currently Acting Head, Department of Art, Lecturer |
Coordinator of Sculpture, School of Design and Art (SODA),Faculty of Humanities,
Denise Pepper was born in Perth, Western Australia, in 1960. She completed
Visual Arts degree at Edith Cowan University. She was a selected finalist
in the Western Australia Art Gallery Tom Malone prize in 2011 and in emerge
2012 competition. She has exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe in
2009 -2011. Denise has had many solo and group exhibitions in USA, Japan,
Perth, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney. The 2012 Ranamok Glass Prize in
Canberra, was awarded to Denise Pepper.
Dr. Nien Schwarz is the senior lecturer and visual arts coordinator at
Edith Cowan University. She has exhibited widely in cities around the
world, including Calgary, Poland and Japan; Perth and regional cities in
Western Australia, Canberra and Melbourne. Dr. Schwarz has also worked
alongside geo-scientists in the Arctic and desert regions as navigator,
field assistant and radio operator for more than 20 years and has experienced
the Earth’s diversity which has influenced her assemblage and installation
art, embodying her reverence for the Earth.
R.M. (Ron) Gomboc
R.M. (Ron) Gomboc is one Western Australia’s senior sculptors and has
received numerous awards for his contribution to the arts and culture in
Australia. He established Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park in 1982 and has
continued his involvement in sculpture symposiums world-wide and created
cultural exchanges over the past 30 years. Gomboc’s works have been exhibited
in Australia, Italy, France, China, USA, Japan, Korea and other countries.
Gomboc’s largest work is 12 meters tall and is located in North Western
Australia. In 2011, He was commissioned to design and create the Australian
Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Trophy. He has also been devoted
to mentoring young artists.
Born in Yokosuka city of the Kanagawa prefecture, Doctor of Hammer
crafts at Tokyo University of the Arts. Focuses on producing still figures
of animals and portraits ,which express abstract things like an imagined
scenery and dreams by forge processing or wood carving.
Since 2006, when he held his solo exhibition,“Bed side Moon”at
the gallery Nakamura in Kyoto, has been creating a series called “Star's
Daily Life”, which liken a person to a planet.
Born in the Kanagawa prefecture, Doctor of Fine Arts at Tokyo University
of the Arts. Held solo and group exhibitions mainly in Tokyo. Has been
creating art pieces of apartments and hotels in recent years. His works
features the three-dimensional graphic arts using a flat iron bar.
Born in Aichi, Japan, in 1969. He achieved an MA from
Kyoto City University of Arts. He has had many solo and group exhibitions
mainly in Kansai region, Japan. Since Nitta exhibited at Sculpture by
the Sea in bondi, he has presented his works every year in Australia.
He also exhibited in Denmark in 2009 and at HALATEC in Korea.
Born in Aichi, Japan, in 1973, Toshihiko Mizuno earned an MA from Osaka University
of Arts. He has had many solo and group exhibitions mainly in Kansai region,
Japan. His works mainly use metal casting.