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Helge Larsen and Darani Lewers

 

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Helge Larsen
Training

National Diploma, Guldsmedehojskolen (College of Craft and Design), Copenhagen, Denmark, 1953

Related professional experience
Established workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1955; Senior Instructor, Department of Industrial Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 1962-74; Head of Jewellery,1977-90, and Associate Professor, 1990-97, Sydney College of the Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW; Head of School, School of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, 1991-94.

Darani Lewers
Training

Trainee with Nina Ratsep, Sydney, NSW, 1957; Trainee with Helge Larsen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1958-59.

Related professional experience
Formed partnership with Helge Larsen, Sydney, NSW, 1961.
Selected solo exhibitions (Helge Larsen and Darani Lewers partnership)
Macquarie Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1961, 1963, 1967, 1971; Skinner Gallery, Perth, WA, 1961; Bonython Gallery, Adelaide, SA, 1962; Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane, Qld, 1962, 1963,1964; Gallery A, Melbourne, Vic., 1962, 1966; Von Bertouch Gallery, Newcastle, NSW, 1963, 1966; Gallery A, Sydney, NSW, 1967, 1970; Macquarie Galleries, Canberra, ACT, 1971; Realities Gallery, Melbourne, Vic., 1972, 1976; Det Danske Kunstindustimuseum, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1973, 2000; Galerie Galtung, Oslo, Norway, 1973; Bonython Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1974, 1975; Galerie Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria, 1975; Crafts Council of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld, 1976; Galerie am Graben, Vienna, Austria, 1976,1988; Berrima Gallery, Berrima, NSW, 1978; Helge Larsen and Darani Lewers: A Retrospective: Jewellery, hollow ware and sculpture, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic, 1986 and Australian tour, 1986-88, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany, 1988; Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1989; Solander Gallery, Canberra, ACT, 1990; Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne, Vic., 1992; Sherman Galleries, Sydney, NSW, 1995,1998, 2001; Galerie Tactus, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1996; Australian Embassy, Paris, France, 1997; The Applied Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia, 1998; Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT, 1999; Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane, Qld, 2000; Museet på Koldinghus, Kolding, Denmark, 2000; Australian Embassy, Washington, DC, USA, 2002.

Selected group exhibitions since 1992 (Helge Larsen and Darani Lewers partnership)
Australian Contemporary Hollow Ware, Australian Exhibitions Touring Agency, travelling in Australia, Indonesia, Korea, The Philippines and USA, 1991-93; 20th Century Silverware, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, 1993; Art of Adornment, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tas., travelling exhibition in Japan and SE Asia, 1993-94; Contemporary Wearables '93, Toowoomba Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Qld, 1993; Second Australian Contemporary Jewellery Biennial, Jam Factory Craft and Design Centre, Adelaide, SA, 1993; Armed, The Door, Fremantle, WA, 1994; Der Becher und Loffel, Gisela Seibert-Philuppen Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 1995; Makers Mark 20 Years Retrospective, Makers Mark, Melbourne, Vic., 1997; Fire in the Heart: Australian Enamel; Craft Space, Sydney, NSW, 1997; Creative Capital, Centre for Contemporary Craft, Sydney, NSW, 1998; Contemporary Australian Craft, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan, 1999; Australia 2000, Lesley Craze Gallery, London, UK, 2000; Fifty Years of Design in Australia, Rose Seidler House, Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 2000; Herman's Art Award, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, NSW, 2001.

Public collections (Australia) (Helge Larsen and Darani Lewers partnership)

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA; Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, Vic.; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic.; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW; Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tas.; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Qld; Parliament House, Canberra, ACT; Toowoomba Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Qld; University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.

Public collections (international) (Helge Larsen and Darani Lewers partnership)

Australian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan; The Applied Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia; Det Danske Kunstindustrimuseum, Copenhagen, Denmark; Museet på Koldinghus, Kolding, Denmark; Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria; Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany; Umeleckoprumyslové Muzeum v Praze, Prague, Czech Republic; Wuppertaler Uhren Museum, Wuppertal, Germany.

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