ADRIAAN VANDERLUGT



   


  
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BRIEF BIOGRAPHY


Adriaan Vanderlugt was born in the Netherlands and grew up in Canada. Upon graduating from High School in 1962, his art career began in a Graphic Design Studio in Hamilton, Ontario.  He exhibited his first sculpture in a juried exhibition in 1970 in Hamilton and won awards in the Ontario Craft Foundation ’75. Adriaaan had three alphabet designs accepted in a Lettergraphics International Alphabet Design competition in the USA in 1976.


In 1977, he traveled to Australia and now lives in the Whitsundays with his Australian wife, Denise. 


He first exhibited sculptures in Australia was in Gosford in 1983 and his work has been included in many group showings since.  He has also held a number of individual exhibitions.  Adriaan was invited to be part of the 1986 ‘Australian Fortnight’ in Dallas, Texas, USA and was a guest artist at the Trans Tasman Wood Exhibition in Sydney in 1991.  He shares his skills by tutoring workshops in both drawing and sculpture.


Adriaan has been carving bone, stone, wood, marble and metal for over four decades and his sculptures of animals, birds and fish are held in collections around the world.  He also designs and makes furniture.  In 1997 he was commissioned to create the furniture for the new chapel on Hayman Island.


In the year of Centenary of Federation in 2001, he created a number of public sculptures for the Mackay and Whitsunday Regions.  His sculptures have been included in ‘Strand Ephemera’ in Townsville in 2005, 2007 2011, 2013 and 2015.  He also exhibited two sculptures at the ‘12th Thursday Plantation East Coast Sculpture Show’ in Ballina in 2007.   His first entry in the SWELL Sculpture Festival was in 2009 and his sculpture ‘Five White Shorebirds’ was acquired by the Gold Coast City Council and installed at Rainbow Bay in Coolangatta.  He has had entries each year to 2014 in subsequent SWELL Sculpture Festivals.  Adriaan’s most recent challenges were public sculptures for communities in western Queensland, with the Five ‘Woolbale’ Sheep for the town of Quilpie and a 3.5 m Bottle Tree located at the Living Arts Centre in Blackall.  Then in 2013 he installed a group of five wood wildlife sculptures outside of the Mackay Entertainment Centre and another one in 2015.


As an Art Consultant, Adriaan was helpful in revitalising the Streetscape of Proserpine and was involved in creating the ‘Green Room” at the Proserpine Hospital.  For a number of years Adriaan wrote a weekly Art Column in the Whitsunday Coast Guardian for which in 2005, he received a Mackay Regional ‘Arts-is-in Award’ for recognition of his media coverage of the arts.


In 2003 he was honoured with a Centenary Medal ‘for distinguished service to the arts’.




SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


1970     CKOC Radio Art Exhibition, Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

1975     Ontario Crafts ’75 ‘Award Winner’ Niagara on the Lake and Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1985     Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney NSW

1986     Grafton House Galleries, Cairns Qld

1986     Australian Fortnight, Neiman Marcus, Dallas, Texas USA

1988     Grafton House Galleries, Cairns Qld

1988     ‘Whitsunday Focus’ World Expo ’88, Brisbane Qld

1988     National Woodwork Exhibition, Melbourne Vic

1989     Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney NSW

1991     National Woodwork Exhibition, Melbourne Vic

1991     Trans Tasman Wood Exhibition, Guest Artist, Sydney NSW

1992     Visual Arts Exhibition, Sculpture Award, Sarina Qld

1992     Wildlife in Art, Queensland Museum, Brisbane Qld

1993     Wildlife in Art, Queensland Museum, Brisbane Qld

1994     Birds, Animals and the Landscape, Art Galleries Schubert, Main Beach Qld

1994     Wildlife in Art, Queensland Museum, Brisbane Qld

1995     Wildlife in Art, Currumbin Sanctuary Qld

1996     GBRUMPA Exhibition, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville Qld

1996     Ramsar National Wetlands Exhibition, Brisbane Exhibition Centre Qld

1997     All Nature Art Exhibition, Mt. Coot-tha Gardens, Brisbane Qld

1998     All Nature Art Exhibition, Mt. Coot-tha Gardens, Brisbane Qld

1999     All Nature Art Exhibition, Mt. Coot-tha Gardens, Brisbane Qld

2000     All Nature Art Exhibition, Mt. Coot-tha Gardens, Brisbane Qld

2001     Dame Mary Durack Awards, Queensland Museum, Brisbane Qld

2001     Whitsunday Centenary of Federation Sculpture Symposium, Invited Artist, Airlie Beach Qld

2001     Coast to Coal Sculptures, Invited Artist, Sarina, Clermont, Moranbah, Nebo and  Mackay Qld

1987 to 2011   Art Whitsunday Annual Exhibitions, ‘Award Winner’ Airlie Beach Qld

2002     Ayr-Burdekin Rotary Club Art Exhibition, Invited Artist, Ayr Qld

2005     Whitsunday Boat Show Marine Art, Airlie Beach Qld  ‘Miniature Awards Winner’

2005     Mount Gambier Sculpture Symposium Mount Gambier SA

2005     Strand Ephemera Townsville Qld

2005     Whitsunday Great Walks for the Art + Environment Workshop, Artspace Mackay, Qld

2006     Percival Vestments, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville Qld

2006     Whitsunday Boat Show Marine Art, Airlie Beach Qld  ‘Miniature Awards Winner’

2006     The Percival Portrait Award, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville Qld

2007     Mount Gambier Sculpture Symposium Mount Gambier SA

2007     Whitsunday Boat Show Marine Art, Airlie Beach Qld 

2007     Thursday Plantation 12th Sculpture Show, Ballina NSW

2007     Strand Ephemera Townsville Qld

2008     Arts West Longreach Qld Public Artwork

2008     Whitsunday Boat Show Marine Art, Airlie Beach Qld 

2009     Whitsunday Boat Show Marine Art, Airlie Beach Qld 

2009     SWELL Sculpture Festival  Currumbin Qld   Acquired by Gold Coast City Council

2009     SWELL Smalls Gallery, Way of Design Gallery  Currumbin Qld

2010     SWELL Sculpture Festival  Currumbin Qld

2010     SWELL Smalls Gallery, Way of Design Gallery  Currumbin Qld

2010     Gold Coast Arts Festival, invited artist

2010     The Percival Portrait Award, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville Qld

2011     Blackall Heartland Festival, Blackall Qld

2011     Art on Show Awards, Mackay, Qld

2011     Strand Ephemera Townsville Qld

2011     SWELL Sculpture Festival  Currumbin Qld

2011     SWELL Smalls Gallery, Way of Design Gallery, Currumbin Qld

2011     Ephemera in the Mist, Paluma Qld

2012     The Percival Portrait Award, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville Qld

2012     Heartland Festival, invited artist, Blackall Qld

2013     Strand Ephemera, Townsville Qld

2013     SWELL Sculpture Festival  Currumbin Qld

2013     SWELL Smalls Gallery, Way of Design Gallery, Currumbin Qld

2013     ART with ALTITUDE Skygate, Brisbane Airport Corporation Qld

2014     SWELL Sculpture Festival  Currumbin Qld

2014     SWELL Smalls Gallery, Way of Design Gallery, Currumbin Qld

2015     AIMS  Open Day Australia Institute of Marine Science, Townsville Qld

2015     Fringe Ephemera, Townsville Qld

2015     Paxtons Portrait Prize, Mackay Qld



INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS


1990     Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, Townsville Qld

1995     Upstairs Gallery, Cairns Qld

1995     Chengody Gallery, Airlie Beach Qld  

1995     Hayman Island Resort Qld

1996     Perc Tucker Regional Gallery ‘Pun Intended’, Townsville Qld

2006     Pinnacles Gallery  ‘Nature Transmogrified’, Riverway Arts Centre, Thuringowa Qld

2007     Artspace Mackay  ‘Nature Transmogrified’, Mackay Qld

2008     Peninsula Apartments  ‘Around the Pool’, Airlie Beach Qld

2009     Villa Botanica  ‘Artist in Residence’  Airlie Beach Qld

2012     ‘Sculptor in Residence’, Quilpie Qld

2012     ‘Artist in Residence’, Blackall Qld

2013     Mackay Entertainment Centre, Permanent Outdoor Installation, Mackay Qld

2015     Mackay Entertainment Centre, Permanent Outdoor Installation, Mackay Qld