Women on the wall took place at Urban Paradise Gallery on March 14/2018 . International and local artists worked together on a large mural at Urban Paradise gallery in Woollonggabba.
Urban Paradise Gallery present ; Washed Ashore . Art to save the sea .
In February the Not for Profit UPG is exhibiting the God Father of environmental arts , Dr John Dahlsen .
Dr Dahlsen studied art from 1977 to 1979 at the Victorian College of the Arts and in 1989 at the Melbourne College of Advanced Education. He completed his PhD at Charles Darwin University in 2016. In addition to his art, he also lectures at Australian universities and at environmental symposiums around the world. He has exhibited work in many solo and group exhibitions since 1979. Dahlsen currently lives in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.
In 2000, Dahlsen won the Wynne Prize from the Art Gallery of New South Wales for his piece Thong Totems. He was also a finalist in both 2003 and 2004. In 2006 he was a finalist for the Sir John Sulman Medal from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the second prize winner of the Signature of Sydney Art Prize. He has also won many other awards, such as the 2003 award for mixed media/new media at the Florence Biennial of Contemporary Art, Environmental Art Awards at the Swell Sculpture Exhibition in 2009 and 2010, and the Peoples Choice Award in the ArtsCape Biennial Sculpture Exhibition in 2010.
He has also been awarded several grants from the Australian government as well as private groups. For the last 25 years Artist John Dahlsen as inspired thousand of Australian artists to use plastic waste as a medium for artistic expresion.
Washed Ashore is a retrospective of Dr Dahlsen last 30 years of environmental art practice exhibited exhibited along side with the latest ‘Ghost Nets” Arts from the Cape York peninsula village of Pormpuraaw .
Pormpuraaw Ghost nets Art sculptures have travelled the world and seduce royalties and people from all around the world. From the Gold Coast to Monaco and from Paris to New York , where it was showcase at the United Nation and now it is in Brisbane at the Urban Paradise Gallery !!!! http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-28/pormpuraaw-artists-turn-ghost-nets-into-world-renowned-pieces/8654974
Michael Norman with ‘dugong”
Dr John Dahlsen
Gold Coast sculptor Frederic Berjot started the Laughing in 1990 in Paddington Sydney by selling custom made body casting and his Tribes figurines at the Paddington Market .
To produce his body cast Frederic body cast friends , actors, athletes .
Frederic started casting in his Surry hill studio . Swimmer and Aphrodite were made with actor Tracy Mann but he also cast Benita Collings ( play school) , Catriona Rowntree and many others Sydney celebrities from the sport and Arts industries.
Since 2002 Gold Coast Sculptor Frederic Berjot as chosen the Gold Coast where he makes his sculptures .
All his body casting sculptures are made from either Plaster of Paris , Dental plaster, concrete or fiberglass . All sculptures and come in either a black carbon , rust of copper finish .
Frederic Berjot’s sculptures are on display at Urban Paradise Gallery .
Swimmer, Plaster of Paris ,$290
Iris , Dental Plaster $450
Contemplation, Plaster of Paris $480
Mde Chang , Dental Plaster $750
Stephanie , Dental Plaster $750
Backstrech , Dental Plaster $450
Magdalena, plaster of Paris $295
Cathedral, Plaster of Paris $240
Lola, Dental Plaster $195
Marie Lou , Plaster of Paris $450
Sophie , Plaster of paris $750
Welder , plaster of Paris $650
Orbis Di Ignis , Dental Plaster $795
Beve and George , plaster of Paris $210
Backview Dental Plaster $320
Sunitra ,plaster of Paris $790
Gaia 2 , Plaster of Paris $550
Mother and child $350
Patrick Oudin , Guy de Fontville , Sophie Hove , Francois Olivier and Frederic Berjot are exhibiting at Urban Paradise Gallery as part of the French Connections exhibition opening 10/06/2017 and on show till the 30/07/2017 .
Their art is a various as geographical locations, one lives in Vietnam , two in France and two is Australia .
Their style varies from figurative to surealist to borderline abstract .
Guy de Fondville abstract style, reminiscent of the work of Nicholas de Stael will make you feel uplifted and nostalgic with it colours and small of the South of France .