Noela J. Hjorth

Country: Australia

Title:  Dancing Sophia

Medium: Bronze and iron

Size: 130 x 55 x 55 cm

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Noela J. Hjorth was born in Melbourne Australia. She studied Art at Prahran Institute of Technology and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. From 1968 to '71 she worked in London, England, studied at Chelsea School of Art, and traveled through Europe. In 1972, Hjorth moved back to Australia and established her own studio. In 1976, she established the Victorian Printmakers' Group and Workshop and was elected Vice-President of the Print Council of Australia. She has traveled to Indonesia, India, Thailand, Bali, Northern Australia, Central Australia, New York, and San Francisco. Currently, she lives and works in Clarendon, South Australia.

Her selected solo exhibitions include: Melbourne Contemporary Art Gallery, 1994; Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, 1994; Caulfield Arts Centre, 1992; Spencer and Gillen Museum, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, 1988; Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences, Darwin, 1988; Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, 1984; Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, 1983; Tynte Gallery, Adelaide, 1982 and '84; Stadia Graphics Gallery, Sydney, 1982; Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, 1981; Silpakorn University, Thailand; Hawthorn City Art Gallery, Victoria, 1980; and Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne, 1980.

Her selected group exhibitions include: Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Royal South Australian Society of Arts, Adelaide, 1995; Montserrat Gallery, New York, 1994; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1992; Contemporary South Australian Painting, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 1988-'90; Lasting Impressions II, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1988; and Golden Age Galleries, Ballarat, Victoria, 1982.

In 1989 she authored, Noela Hjorth: Journey of a Fire Goddess, published by Craftsman House, Roseville, Australia which can be purchased from her at a non-profit price of $40 AUS (retail price is $65 AUS). Please write to: P.O. Box 6, Clarendon 5157, South Australia.
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