LARSEN & LEWERS CV 2011


Selected Biographical Notes


Darani Lewers

2007 Awarded honorary degree of Doctor of Visual Arts, University of Sydney

2002 New Work, Visual Arts/Craft Board, Australia Council

1994 Awarded Fellowship, Visual Arts/Craft Board, Australia Council

1982 Appointed a member in the General Division of The Order of Australia

1982-86 Member of Artworks Advisory Committee, Parliament House, Canberra ACT

1981-90 Trustee, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia

1976-80 Chairperson, Crafts Board, Australia Council

1972 Moya Dyring Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France


Helge Larsen

2007 Awarded honorary degree of Doctor of Visual Arts, University of Sydney

2005 New Work, Visual Arts/Craft Board Grant, Australia Council

1999 Australia Council Emeritus Award

1997 Overseas Studio residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, Australia Council

1991-94 Head of School, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

1990-97 Associate Professor, University of Sydney.

1991 Curator, Contemporary Jewellery in Australia and Japan

1984 Curator, Cross Currents jewellery from Holland, Germany, Britain and Australia

1980 Curator, Object to Human Scale, exhibition - Japan and SE Asia.

1975 Visiting Professor, Sommer Akademie Bildende Kunst, Salzburg - Austria

1974 Participant International Steel Symposium, Austria “Schmuck aus Stahl”,European tour.

1972 Moya Dyring Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France


Solo Exhibitions – Australia

1961- 2008 Sixty three joint exhibitions held nationally

2002 – 04 Larsen & Lewers: A Survey 1986 – 2002, regional tour, Manly Art Gallery & Museum

1988 - 89 “Helge Larsen and Darani Lewers A Retrospective”:

Jewellery, Hollowware and Sculpture. Organised and toured in Australia by the National Gallery of Victoria.


Solo Exhibitions – International

2007 Design Forum Finland, Helsinki - Finland

2006 Museum of Decorative Arts & Design, Riga - Latvia

2002 Embassy of Australia, Washington D.C.- USA

2000 Danish Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen - Denmark

2000 Museet på Koldinghus, Kolding - Denmark

1998 Museum of Applied Arts, Tallinn - Estonia

1997 Australian Embassy, Paris - France

1996 Galerie Tactus, Copenhagen - Denmark

1988 “Helge Larsen and Darani Lewers A Retrospective”:

Jewellery, Hollowware and Sculpture. Schmuck Museum, Pforzheim – Germany, Galerie am Graben, Vienna - Austria

1976 Galerie am Graben, Vienna - Austria

1975 Galerie Traklhaus, Salzburg - Austria

1973 Danish Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen - Demark


National Collections

Represented in the National Collection and all state collections in Australia

International Collections

Museum of Decorative Arts, Vienna - Austria

Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague - Czechoslovakia

Danish Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen - Denmark

Schmuck Museum, Pforzheim - Germany

Wuppertal Uhren Museum - Germany

Australian Embassy, Tokyo - Japan

Museum of Applied Arts, Tallinn - Estonia

Museet på Koldinghus, Kolding - Denmark

Major International Jewellery Exhibitions


Contributed to 19 international exhibitions including;

2008 Gallery Kodre, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2007-8 Challenging the Chatelaine, International Travelling Exhibition

2004 "Design Down Under", South Shore Art Center. MA - USA

2000 Schmuck, Museum fur Gestaltung, Zurich - Switzerland

1999 Contemporary Australian Craft - Japan

1993-94 Art of Adornment, SE Asian Tour

1989 Ornamenta 1, Pforzheim 1989, International Contemporary Jewellery - Germany

1984 Contemporary Jewellery, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto - Japan

1980 Jewellery International 1900-1980, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna - Austria

1967 Expoʼ67 World Exhibition, Montreal - Canada

1961 International Exhibition of Modern Jewellery, Goldsmiths Hall and Victoria & Albert Museum, London - UK

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