Thursday, 12 July 2012

Gerard Menzel Artist Profile

Gerard Menzel; Artist

Gerard has been the student of the renowned Andre Sollier since 1985 one of the few western Sumie masters and author of books on Kyudo and Sumie. He has exhibited on numerous occasions and taught school children and adults at art society's and colleges. He has received grants from the NAVA, National Assoc. Visual Artists, and the SA Education dept CARCLEW,
History of the Artist
1985 Student of Andre Sollier Melb. C.A.E Sumie artist/author.
1987 Solo exhibitions in Wadenswil and Zurich Switzerland
1988 Solo Exhibition in the Shiatsu centre Adelaide

1989 Sumie the art of meditation, exhibition Indian Dance studio Adelaide
1990 Combined writers and artist exhibition M.A.C. space Adelaide
1991 Watermarks Exhibition M.A.C. space Adelaide and Kapunda Gallery

1992 The sound of the wind, Exhibition the Prospect Gallery Adelaide
1993 Sunya...Empty space, Exhibition at the Lotus Sumie Gallery Adelaide
1993 A Retrospective Sumie Adelaide lending Library
1994 Serenity is not a Raging bull exhibition Lotus studio " "
1995 Sumie and Haiku Lotus studio Lotus Studio Adelaide
1998 Sumie Meanderings Golden light studio Adelaide

2008 Radmac art centre Ballarat exhibition of works

Community Art , Awards and Grants
1988 school touring
NAVA award grant 1992 for exhibition installation
Artist in Schools grant 1994, and 1997 Carclew,
S.A Ed Dept. Touring Schools grant state of Play 1997
Workshop Australia Japan Assoc 1993 1995, member Australia Japan Assoc
Workhops given Asia education Foundation 1994 SA, 2000 Vic
Art Instructor Workers Education foundation  SA 1992-1997

From 2000  Gerard worked and traveled in China, Korea and Japan
2004 Dept Arts Vic Artist in Schools grant St Bernards College Essendon
2008 Vic arts Grant Sumie with Publishing Artist Ballarat Vic

Artist in schools touring
See and go to school workshops for the full touring programe started in 1990  Gerard has toured hundreds of schools teaching Asian arts based programes in primary/secondary and higher education.  The focus of the workshops include oriental painting, Indian music, martial arts and Tai Chi, Yoga
Gerard is also a qualified yoga, tai chi and Aikido teacher.  He has toured with the Vietnamese musician Dang Tao extensively since 1992 including ABC radio performances, CD production with the band Bamboo Ochre a world music band.


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