markArtist’s Informations

Ayad Alqaragholli

Ayad Alqaragholli is an Iraq-born artist who has exhibited extensively in the Middle East, in particular Jordan and Baghdad for more than twenty years. His work is held in many significant museum, diplomatic, corporate and private collections and he is now living permanently in Australia. He has held highly successful solo exhibitions in Jordan and at emerge ART SPACE in Australia, featuring his signature elongated human form sculptures in copper and silicon bronze.

Bruce Slatter

Born in 1971, Bruce Slatter has an Master’s Degree from Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia, and Ph.D. from RMIT University, Victoria. He has had many solo and group exhibitions in Perth, Fremantle, Melbourne and Sydney. He is currently Acting Head, Department of Art, Lecturer | Coordinator of Sculpture, School of Design and Art (SODA),Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University.

Denise Pepper

Denise Pepper was born in Perth, Western Australia, in 1960. She completed Visual Arts degree at Edith Cowan University. She was a selected finalist in the Western Australia Art Gallery Tom Malone prize in 2011 and in emerge 2012 competition. She has exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe in 2009 -2011. Denise has had many solo and group exhibitions in USA, Japan, Perth, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney. The 2012 Ranamok Glass Prize in Canberra, was awarded to Denise Pepper.

Dr.Nien Schwarz

Dr. Nien Schwarz is the senior lecturer and visual arts coordinator at Edith Cowan University.  She has exhibited widely in cities around the world, including Calgary, Poland and Japan; Perth and regional cities in Western Australia, Canberra and Melbourne. Dr. Schwarz has also worked alongside geo-scientists in the Arctic and desert regions as navigator, field assistant and radio operator for more than 20 years and has experienced the Earth’s diversity which has influenced her assemblage and installation art, embodying her reverence for the Earth.

R.M. (Ron) Gomboc

R.M. (Ron) Gomboc is one Western Australia’s senior sculptors and has received numerous awards for his contribution to the arts and culture in Australia. He established Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park in 1982 and has continued his involvement in sculpture symposiums world-wide and created cultural exchanges over the past 30 years.   Gomboc’s works have been exhibited in Australia, Italy, France, China, USA, Japan, Korea and other countries. Gomboc’s largest work is 12 meters tall and is located in North Western Australia. In 2011, He was commissioned to design and create the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Trophy. He has also been devoted to mentoring young artists.

Kazumi Kanazawa

Born in Yokosuka city of the Kanagawa prefecture, Doctor of Hammer crafts at Tokyo University of the Arts. Focuses on producing still figures of animals and portraits ,which express abstract things like an imagined scenery and dreams by forge processing or wood carving.
Since 2006, when he held his solo exhibition,“Bed side Moon”at the gallery Nakamura in Kyoto, has been creating a series called “Star's Daily Life”, which liken a person to a planet.

Seiji Kiriyama

Born in the Kanagawa prefecture, Doctor of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts. Held solo and group exhibitions mainly in Tokyo. Has been creating art pieces of apartments and hotels in recent years. His works features the three-dimensional graphic arts using a flat iron bar.

Yoshio Nitta

Born in Aichi, Japan, in 1969. He achieved an MA from Kyoto City University of Arts. He has had many solo and group exhibitions mainly in Kansai region, Japan. Since Nitta exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea in bondi, he has presented his works every year in Australia. He also exhibited in Denmark in 2009 and at HALATEC in Korea.

Toshihiko Mizuno

Born in Aichi, Japan, in 1973, Toshihiko Mizuno earned an MA from Osaka University of Arts. He has had many solo and group exhibitions mainly in Kansai region, Japan. His works mainly use metal casting.