15 February – 11 March 2014
Octagon ArtSpace Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
Kalman Radvanyi Senior is a talented and self-taught marquetry artist born in Budapest, Hungary in 1942. He received his Trade Diploma in Cabinet Making in 1959 and a Master Degree in Cabinet Making in 1965. The following year he joined the Hungarian Industrial Applied Art Society and became a professional artist.
In 1987, Kalman settled in Australia where he continues to design and create marquetry masterpieces for the world to see. Radvanyi’s artwork is inspired by complex architecture of old churches and buildings, mostly of gothic style.
Utilizing hundreds of different types of wood sourced from Australia, America, Africa and Europe, he is able to construct detailed architectural representations. Kalman has proven to be an exceptional artist with numerous exhibitions in Europe, North America and Australia; he also has public commissioned artworks in Canberra Hospital and in Bankstown Hospital.
David Voigt was born in Sydney in 1944 and studied at the National Art School from 1964 to 1968. Between 1969 and 1972 he lived and exhibited in France and Holland with extensive travels throughout Europe returning to live and work in Australia in late 1972. Among his many awards are the Blake Prize in 1976 and the Blake and Wynne Prizes in 1981. He is represented in the National Gallery of Australia and State Galleries of WA, Queensland and Tasmania as well as numerous Regional Galleries, and Internationally in the Utrecht Collection of Contemporary Art – Holland.
David Upfill Brown has worked with wood for more than 40 years. Initially as a sculptor and after training at John Makepeace’s (1980/81) as a designer and maker of fine furniture. He also has 25 years of teaching behind him, from part time teaching at the ANU and his own studio, then 4 years as inaugural academic director of the Australian School of Fine Furniture to 5 years as lead instructor of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine. He now divides his time between his studio in Gerringong NSW and teaching in Australia and the USA.
David has expertise in all aspects of woodwork and furniture making but only limited knowledge of finishing and computer technologies.