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Lists of some of my previous art exhibitions


Complete Framing Gallery North Manly 2011
De Stijl Furniture Gallery, Double Bay, NSW 2011, 2010, 2009

Angel Restaurant Gallery, Queenscliff, 2009, 2008, 2007
ArtHouse Hotel Gallery Sydney 2010, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2002
Martha's Restaurant, Castlecrag NSW 2008
Samuels Restaurant, Thirroul NSW 2008
Morrison Motors Mercedes-Benz, Chatswood 2007
Nostimo Cafe, Woollahra 2007
Cafe on Oaks, Dee Why, 2008, 2007
De Stijl Furniture Gallery, Gold Coast, Queensland 2007, 2006
De Stijl Furniture Gallery, Double Bay, NSW 2008, 2007, 2006
Tamburlaine Winery Gallery Pokolbin, 2005
Gallery 307, Northbridge 2005
Glen Street Theatre, Belrose 2004, 2003
Finks Gallery, Waverton 2004
Cornucopia Art Center, Lanesboro, MN, USA, 2004
In Situ Gallery, Manly 2004
Pruniers Restaurant, Woollahra 2004
The Gallery Grand Salon, Melbourne 2003
GIG Gallery, Glebe 2003
Global Gallery, Paddington 2003
Dale Thomas Gallery, Artarmon 2002
Vistablue Gallery, North Sydney 2002
Forresters Gallery, Surry Hills 1999


Artist's Palette magazine article, January 2001
Artist's Palette magazine article, January 2004
Article in Manly Daily, February 2003
Article in Blue Mountains Gazette, October 2002
Article in Manly Daily, March 2001
Intellectual Capital Report 2004, BOKU (University, Vienna)

artistic photo based giclee

Berries, photo by EG

Art Society memberships

Current and past exhibiting memberships:

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).
Mosman Art Society
Ku-ring-gai Art Society
The Sculptors Society
Hornsby Art Society
North Shore Art Society
Northern Expressions
Art & Soul Artist Collective
Northern Beaches Art Society
Lane Cove Art Society


  GROUP SHOWS in galleries and other venues

Northern Beaches Art Society, The Tramshed, Narrabeen 2022
Art  & Soul Collective, Glen Street Theatre,
Belrose 2017
Gallery 307, Northbridge 2017
Mosman Art Gallery - MAS Anniversary Exhibition 2015
Mosman Art Society - Summer Exhibition 2013
Hornsby Art Society - 2012 MEMBERS EXHIBITION
Mosman Art Society - 9x5 inch Exhibition 2012
Autumn Exhibition - Mosman Art Society 2012
Hornsby Art Society - Members Exhibition, Hornsby 2012
Mosman Art Society - Autumn Exhibition, North Sydney 2012

Oakhill College - Castle Hill 2012
Summer Exhibition - Mosman Art Society 2011
Mosman Art Society - Artistic Adventures, North Sydney 2011
Hornsby Art Society - Members Exhibition, Pennant Hills 2011
Mosman Art Society - Members Exhibition, North Sydney 2011
John Colet School Art Exhibition 2011
Mosman Art Society, North Sydney 2011
Mosman Art Society,
North Sydney 2010
Tali Gallery, Rozelle 2010-11
Gallery 41, Woolloomooloo Sydney 2009
Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society Art Exhibition - Top Ryde City 2010
Mosman Festival of Sculpture - The Sculptors Society - 2010
Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society Art Exhibition - St Ives 2010
Hornsby Art Society, 2010, 2009
Hornsby Art Prize, Cherrybrook 2009
The Sculptors Society, Darling Park Exhibition, Sydney 2009
Life Drawing & Sculpture Exhibition, Hornsby Art Gallery
Group Show @ McGrath Foundation, Northbridge

Ku-ring-gai Art Society Art Prize St Ives
Sculptors Society exhibition - Governors Phillip & Macquarie Towers and Chifley Tower, Sydney
Festival of Sculpture @ Mosman Village - Sculptors Society
Gallery 41,
Woolloomooloo Sydney 2008
Artfest 08 - St Madeleine's Primary School, Kenthurst
The Sculptors Society, Australia Square and MLC Centre, Sydney 2008
Mosman Regional Art Gallery, 2007, 2001
Mosman Art Society Exhibition 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004
The Sculptors Society, Darling Park Exhibition, Sydney 2008
The Sculptors Society, The Towers Exhibition, Sydney 2008
Sydney Royal Easter Show
Ku-ring-gai Art Society, St Ives
The Sculptors Society, Mosman
ArtinPort Gallery, Port Kembla, 2007
North Shore Art Society, Collaroy, 2007
North Shore Art Society, Manly, 2007
St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill, 2007
Marist College, North Sydney, 2007
North Sydney Art Prize, 2007
, 2004
Ku-ring-gai Art Society Annual Art Award, St Ives, 2007, 2005
Moulton Gallery, Mosman, 2007
Ku-ring-gai Art Society, St Ives, 2007
, 2006
MKA Gallery Budapest Hungary, 2006
Glen Street Theatre, Belrose, 2006
Dale Thomas Gallery, Artarmon, 2006
St Augustine College, Brookvale, 2006
Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney
, 2005
NSW State Government's  Mitchell Library, Sydney
, 2005
artRoom Upstairs Gallery, Manly, 2005, 2004
Cadry’s Art Prize Finalists, Fox Studios, 200
Framework Gallery, Cremorne, 2004
Delmar Gallery, Ashfield, 2004
Design Metaphor Gallery, Palm Springs, California, 2004
Affordable Art Show Sydney, 2004
Jeans for Genes Charity Auction & Exhibition, Sydney, 2004, 2003
Manly Regional Art Gallery, 2004, 2003, 2001
BASE Space Contemporary Gallery, North Curl Curl, 2004
Alliance Françoise, Sydney, 2004
Artichoke Gallery, Manly, 2003
Duluth Gallery, Minnesota USA, 2003
Forest Gallery, Durras, 2002
Gallery Paul, Melbourne, 2002
Salmon Galleries, McMahons Point, 2002
MacLaren Roberts Gallery, Mosman, 2002
The Wentworth Gallery, Sydney, 2002
Valerie Cohen Gallery, Paddington, 2002
Gannon House Gallery, Sydney, 2002
Montesol Gallery, Warriewood Beach, 2002
Rendez-Vous Gallery, Vancouver, 2001
Barbara Carmichael Gallery, Roseville, 2001
The Sydney Art Gallery, Ultimo, 2001
Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Seaforth, 2001
Soho Gallery, Leichhardt, 2001
North Sydney Fine Arts, North Sydney, 2001
Great Southland Art Prize, Oxford Falls, 2001, 2000, 1999

Previous exhibition at De Stijl exclusive furniture - Double Bay, Sydney

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Refugees: Telling their Stories 2005 - Ernest's Story told by April

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) conducted a High School Writing Competition in 2005.

My grand-daughter April Seymour, aged 14, asked me about my experiences as a Hungarian refugee in 1956-58.  Her entry about my story was selected for publication and was awarded Highly Commended.  Read  Ernest's story by April.

Heartspace: Heart Of Australia Exhibition - Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre

It can often be difficult to hang an exhibition that is so varied in medium, content and style. Also, for audiences, when an exhibition is extremely eclectic, it can pose a visual problem for reading context and continuity. However, in the case of 'Heartspace', which recently showed at the Artspace Gallery at the Adelaide Festival Centre, Yvette van Berkel did a tremendous job in not only coordinating the show, but in providing an important common thread that bound the works together so succinctly.

The umbrella theme of the show was that all the artworks were donated by Australian artists for auction to raise money for the Heart of Australia Refugee Appeal. Under the auspices of the Australian Refugee Association, Heart Of Australia is an organisation concerned with the welfare of refugees, particularly asylum seekers. The organisation was established with the mission to raise funds to assist those refugees and asylum seekers to Australia who are most disadvantaged and vulnerable.

Regardless of how you feel about Australia's policy on refugees, the fact remains that refugees seek asylum due to reasons such as 'fear of prosecution, torture or death in the place from which they have fled'. While the number of unauthorised asylum seekers to Australia is relatively small compared to refugees arriving across African and Asian borders, Australia continues to use a mandatory detention policy in order to deter other refugees, despite Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that guarantees to all, the right to seek asylum in any reachable territory.

So why an art exhibition? Unlike many other modes of communication, art has the ability to appeal to a variety of sensibilities - visual, mental, emotional - without necessarily seeming distinctly political. In the case of 'Heartspace', as mentioned, part of the exhibition was to raise money through the auction of donated works included in the show. This can be seen as a genuine effort where the collaboration between some 58 or so artists and the organisation Heart Of Australia has been successfully utilised to meet an obvious funding objective. It is important to note that the calibre of artwork exhibited in 'Heartspace' was of a particularly high standard. Some of the prominent artists to participate were Hossein and Angela Valamanesh, Deborah Paauwe, Mark Kimber, Mark Thiele and Kay Lawrence to name just a few.

  Such variety and high standard of artists involved in 'Heartspace' resulted in many highlight pieces. As usual, Peta Cowen Goh's blown glass vessels were stunning, as was Kath Inglis' delicate, steel wire Shadow Bowl. It is always a pleasure to view Deborah Paauwe's work and her image Goodnight Moon (bright blue) with such brilliant colour was no exception, while Rona Green's bold Discotheque Nasties linocut was particularly striking too. Janet Ayliffe's Albert And Milly Count The Fish etching was fun and wonderfully detailed and Chris Chun's The Masters Tools and Chocolates made me smile in their reference to the kitchen and indulging in sweets - simple pleasures of mine. As Nici Cumpston's Spirit Of The Dancing Soul I brought viewers back to the site of the Adelaide Festival Centre and its roots as an arts institution but also an Indigenous meeting place, Ingo Webber's Telephone Terror NYC 2001 by contrast, came as a timely reminder of our current political climate.

By incorporating contemporary light and wood sculptures, found objects, textiles, jewellery, ceramic, glass, photomedia, installation, painted canvas and works on paper, 'Heartspace' attempted to cater for all lovers of art, bridging the divides that occur on individual levels regarding issues of concern. This is the beauty of such an exhibition, that audiences may be encouraged to support a cause, following their own beliefs or setting aside differences. While the eclecticism of 'Heartspace' alone should thus yield a successful auction, the exhibition is strengthened all the more by its stated aim of raising funds for a worthy cause.

I believe that both the exhibition and the auction were a fantastic initiative and all those involved in 'Heartspace' and indeed Heart of Australia should be congratulated for their contribution. Perhaps if there were more events such as this one, further needs could be met and changes made in the areas of politics, society and culture, dealing with important issues that this country has yet to resolve.

Nerina Dunt

(Article reproduced by permission db Magazine)

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