Biography - Janis Rudolfs Nedela
   
Born 29 January 1955 Albany, 6330, Western Australia, now lives in North Fremantle.
   
1993-present Co-Director (with David Forrest), Gallery East, North Fremantle, WA
1996-98 Public Programmes Officer, CRAFTWEST Centre for Contemporary Craft, Perth, WA
1990-93 Assistant Curator (Part-time), The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA
1988-91 Curatorial Assistant, (Part-time Prints and Drawings, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA
1985-88 Art Custodian, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA
1979-85 Gallery Assistant (Exhibitions), The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA
1978 Freelance Designer
1977 Illustrator/Cartoonist, The Wine Information Bureau of WA. Perth, WA
1974 Illustrator/Cartoonist, Carrolls Education Publications, Perth, WA
   
Education
1990 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts), Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, WA
1987 Diploma in Printmaking, Perth Technical College, Perth, WA (now the Western Australian School of Art, Design and Media)
1978 Certificate of Merit (Wine Appreciation), Wine Information Bureau of WA, Claremont, WA
1977 Diploma in Graphic Design, Perth Technical College, Perth, WA
1975 Certificate in Design (Graphic), Perth Technical College, Perth, WA
   
Travel
2003 Riga, Latvia
   
International Solo Exhibitions
2003 WRASSE, Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia
1986 Graphics, Paintings and Assemblages, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe
   
International Group Exhibitions
2004 1st International Collage Exhibition, Arka Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
1997 Latvian Art Exhibition, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
1995 Exchange Exhibition: Australia-Japan Woodblock Prints, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan
1996 Exchange Exhibition: Australia-Japan Woodblock Prints, Tomihari Woodblock Art Museum, Japan
1995 ALMA: Latvian Contemporary Art, International Images, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
1994 International Exhibition of WA Art, Christoph Merian Foundation’s Studio, Basle, Switzerland
1993 Australian/Latvian Artists Exhibition (Australijas Latviesu Makslinieku Izstade), Latvian Artists’ Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia
1992 The 3 Australians…an intimate journey, HELP Institute, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1992 RATT-HELP Art Exhibition, Lobby Space of HELP Institute (Higher Education Learning Programme), Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1992 Sketches, Room At The Top… The Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1992 Latvian Art Exhibition (Vispareja Latviesu Maksla Izstade) Julia XX: Latviesu Makslinieku, Riga, Pardaugava, Latvia
1992 International Exhibitions of Prints, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan
1990 International Exhibitions of Prints, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan
1990 CIPE’ (Association of Plastic Artists of the UNCEAC), Musee de la Education, Plaza de la Catedral, Cuba
1987 CIPE’ (Association of Plastic Artists of the UNCEAC), Musee de la Education, Plaza de la Catedral, Cuba
1988 Exposiac International da Gravura, Cultura Gallery, (Touring), Delegracia Reginal de Cultura- Campinas, Santa Barbara D’Oeste, (Honduras), Aerospacial Institute of Technology, Sao Jose (campus), Brazil
1986 Exposiac International da Gravura, Cultura Gallery, (Touring), Delegracia Reginal de Cultura- Campinas, Santa Barbara D’Oeste, (Honduras), Aerospacial Institute of Technology, Sao Jose (campus), Brazil
1987 The 5th International Exhibition (Small Graphic Forms), Gallery of Art Exhibitions Bureau, Lodz, Poland
1987 The 1st International Biennale of Prints, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1986 Australian/Latvian Artists Exhibition (Australijas Latviesu Makslineku Izstade), Klava Sipolins Foundation, Toronto Latviesu Centra Galerija and Ottawa, Canada
1985 International Exhibitions of Prints, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan
1985 The 4th International Exhibition (Small Graphic Forms), Gallery of Art Exhibitions Bureau, Lodz, Poland
1984 Contemporary Graphics, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe
   
Solo Exhibitions
2005 Wrasse: Metamorphosis 2003 - 2005, Galerie Düsseldorf, Mosman Park, WA
2002 Enigma: A Suite of Variations # 3, Galerie Düsseldorf, Mosman Park, WA
1999 Enigma: A Suite of Variations # 2, Galerie Düsseldorf, Mosman Park, WA
1996 Enigma: A Suite of Variations # 1, Galerie Düsseldorf, Mosman Park, WA
1993 Prelude: Books and Texts as Objects, Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth, WA
   
Selected Group Exhibitions
2005 BankWest Contemporary Art Prize (Touring), Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Bunbury, WA
2005 Shelf Life (Perth International Arts Festival), Galerie Düsseldorf, Mosman Park, WA
2004 Celebrating 25 Years (1979 - 2004), Christopher Day Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2004 (H)artlines - Celebrating 50 Years of the Royal Perth Hospital Art Collection, The Sir Claude Hotchin Art Gallery, Bruce Hunt Education Centre, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA
2004 Bacchanalia III, Gorepani Gallery, Albany, WA
2004 BankWest Contemporary Art Prize, PICA, (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art), Perth, WA
2004 Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Victoria, (represented by Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth)
2004 Outlook: Contemporary Perspectives of Landscape (City of Bunbury Art Collection), Vasse Felix, Cowaramup, WA
2004 Uncovered, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Bunbury, WA
2003 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Invitational Art Award, Nedlands, WA
2003 4th Bunbury Biennale, Bunbury Art Galleries, Bunbury, WA
2003 BankWest Art Prize, PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art), Perth, WA
2003 City of Albany Art Prize, Centennial Oval Hall, Albany, WA
2002 BankWest Art Prize, PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art), Perth, WA
2001 The Inaugural BankWest Art Prize, PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art), Perth, WA
2001 Art01 – The Western Australian Art Fair, Fremantle Passenger Terminal, Fremantle, WA (Represented by Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth)
2000 The Hutchins Art Prize, The Hutchins School, Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania
2000 Mine Own Executioner – Self Portrait Exhibition, Mundaring Arts Centre, Mundaring, WA
2000 2000 National Works On Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, Victoria
2000 100 Years of Art & Design: Perth Tech to Central TAFE, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Perth, (touring WA)
2000 The Colour of Water, (Perth International Arts Festival), Galerie Düsseldorf, Mosman Park, WA
1999 Art99 – The Western Australian Art Fair, Fremantle Passenger Terminal, Fremantle, WA (Represented by Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth)
1998 ACAF6 (Australian Contemporary Art Fair), Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC (Represented by Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth)
1998 Out Of Town In Newtown, King Street Gallery, Newtown, NSW
1997 Galerie Düsseldorf, 21 Years On, Galerie Düsseldorf, Mosman Park, WA
1997 Read My Lips, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
1997 International Latvian Youth Art Exhibition, University of Adelaide, Roseworthy Campus, Adelaide, SA
1997 Albany Art Competition, Vancouver Art Centre, Albany, WA
1996 Queer in the West, (PICA) Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, WA
1996 City of Wanneroo Art Award, The Great Space, Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City, Joondalup, WA
1995 Installation Art, A West Week Exhibition, Aherns, Perth, WA
1995 A Rose is a Rose is a Rose, Galerie Düsseldorf, Mosman Park, WA
1994 Highlights: Forty Years of the Royal Perth Hospital Art Collection 1954-1994, The Sir Claude Hotchin Art Gallery, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA
1993 Paper Weight, Bridge Gallery, Northbridge, WA
1993 Artrage Artfair (Represented by Galerie Düsseldorf), PICA, Perth, WA
1993 The Advantage of Isolation, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1993 The Advantage of Isolation, Artplace, Claremont, WA
1992 A Tribute to Australian Latvian Art: Australian/Latvian 42nd Arts Festival Exhibition, Sydney Opera House Reception Hall, Sydney, NSW
1992 3together In This Place, Sydney Latvian Hall, Strathfield, NSW
1992 52 New, Artplace, Claremont, WA
1990 Sol Invictus (with John Corbett and Philip Ward Dickson), Delaney Galleries, Perth, WA
1990 Paper Show, Bridge Gallery, Northbridge, WA
1989 Gotham Goes Shopping, (PICA), Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, WA
1989 Visual Arts Degree Show, Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, WA
1989 City of Perth Craft Awards, Crafts Council of Western Australia, Perth, WA
1988 The Re-Union Exhibition: A Decade at St. Brigid’s Annexe, Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA
1988 The Miniature Print Show, (PAWA) Printmakers Association of WA, Glyde Gallery, Mosman Park, WA (touring)
1988 11 Young Western Australian Printmakers, Addendum Gallery, Fremantle, WA
1988 International Print Exhibition, Addendum Gallery, Fremantle, WA
1987 Paper and Felt, Old Cannery Arts Centre Inc., Esperance, WA
1987 Handcrafted Paper Artworks, Glyde Gallery, Mosman Park, WA
1987 Luv A Duck, Undercroft Gallery, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA
1986 The Printmakers Association of WA, Fremantle Art Gallery, Fremantle, WA
1986 City Of Perth Craft Awards, Perth City Council Exhibition Room, Perth, WA
1986 The 36th Australian/Latvian Arts Festival, Kintore Gallery, Adelaide, SA
1986 America’s Cup Cups, Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth, WA
1986 The Summer Show: Printmakers Association of WA, Claremont School of Art, Claremont, WA
1986 The Three Premiers Art Exhibition, Bunbury City Art Galleries, Bunbury, WA
1985 3 in One, Atelier Galleries, Subiaco, WA
1985 Bunbury City Art Purchase Prize, Bunbury City Art Gallery, Bunbury, WA
1984 The Land Escape Exhibition, (PAWA) Printmakers Association of WA, Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth, WA
1984 MPAC Acquisitive Prints Exhibition, Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre, Mornington, VIC
   
Selected Awards/Grants
2003 City of Albany Open Prize-Acquisitive, best work in competition - any medium, ant subject, Albany Art Prize, Albany, WA
2003 Artflight - ArtsWA (To attend solo exhibition, Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia)
1998 Artflight - ArtsWA (To attend ACAF6)
1997 Town of Albany/Hewitt’s Art Bookshop Open Prize-Non-Acquisitive, Best work in competition-any medium, Albany Art Prize, Albany, WA
1996 Innovative Award (Mixed Media), City of Wanneroo Art Award, Wanneroo, WA
1994 Extravaganza Gallery Art Award (Mixed Media, Any Subject), Albany Art Prize, Albany, WA
1992 Supplementary Judge’s Award (Graphic), Australian/Latvian 42nd Arts Festival, Sydney, NSW
1992 Grant-Creative Development – Special Events, Department for the Arts
1992 Frost Family Prize, Albany Art Prize, Albany, WA
1989 Gomboc Gallery Award (Sculpture), Middle Swan, WA
1985 Bunbury City Art Purchase Prize (Drawing), Bunbury Art Galleries, Bunbury, WA
1983 TECHPRINT: Inaugural Perth Technical College Print Prize, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
   
Public Performance
2003 WRASSE. LU Galerija Bastejs, Riga, Latvia. Cutting up of SWEEP, Wednesday, 5 November. Duration: 20 minute performance (Documented - video)
2002 ENIGMA: North Fremantle Railway Station, Pencil Performance. Monday, 17 June. Duration: 11am - 11.45am (Slide Documentation). Photographer: Martin Farquharson
   
Bibliography (Selected)
Tatjana Borisoglebskaja Why Aren’t I A Coral Fish?, Riga, Latvia, November 2003
Oksana Donica Bildes Zivis No Australijas Latviesa, Riga, Latvia, November 2003
Denise Smithson Visual poem earns top prize, Albany Advertiser, pp. 1-2, Tuesday, 15 April, 2003
Denise Smithson Visual literacy, down south, Albany Advertiser, pp. 21-22, Thursday, 17 April, 2003
Neville Weston Lack lustre year of the art world, In the picture, Arts/Weekend Extra, The West Australian, pp.12,13, Saturday, 28 December, 2002
Neville Weston Raw beauty in miniature, In the picture, Arts/Weekend Extra, The West Australian, pp.12,13, Saturday, 3 August, 2002
David Bromfield Follow the flying torso, Art round-up: Perth, Art Monthly Australia, pp. 34-38, September 2002
Dinah Dysart art bank: Australian art in public places, (catalogue), Department of Communications
  Pencils larger than life, Weekender, p.5, 22 - 28 March 2001
Claudia du Buisson North Albany art makes a point, Albany Advertiser, (front page),Tuesday, 20 March 2001
David Bromfield Now and Then: A Hundred Years of Art and Design in Western Australia. From Perth Technical College to Central Metropolitan College of TAFE, (Catalogue), pp.37,38. CMC TAFE, Perth, WA 2000
Christopher Heathcote 2000 National Works on Paper (Catalogue), pp.5 & 8, 6 August - 24 September 2000
Jody Fitzhardinge Home is Where the Art Is, Homes & Living 20th Anniversary, Year Book 2000, pp.104-109, issue Winter 2000
David Bromfield A Pandora’s box of colour, On Show, Big Weekend, The West Australian, p.7, Saturday, 7 August, 1999
Ted Snell Exhibitions, The Australian, The Arts, p.11, Friday, 6 June, 1997
Pat Fraser Pencils Stand Out In Albany Art Prize, Albany Advertiser, p.1, Thursday, March 27, 1997
Martins Gauja Jánis Nedéla, Makslinieks ar Sutibu - uzdot un Minet Miklas, Latvju Maksla, (Latvian Art), No.22, pp.2290-2291, 1996
David Bromfield Gay, Lesbian Art Draws On More Than Sexual Tyranny, On Show, Big Weekend, The West Australian, p.7, Saturday, November 2, 1996
David Bromfield Nedéla Nails Downs Vital Relationships, On Show, Big Weekend, The West Australian, p.6, Saturday, June 8, 1996
Margaret Moore Enigma: A Suite of Variations (Catalogue essay), May, 1996
Ted Snell Installation - The Second Aherns Installation Project, West Week (Catalogue essay), Aherns, May, 1996
David Bromfield Art and Merchandise in Successful Merger, On Show, Big Weekend, The West Australian, p.6, Saturday, June 10, 1995
Ted Snell Art and Display, (Catalogue essay), Aherns, May, 1995
Martins Gauja Atskats Australija, Latviju Maksla (Latvian Art) 1974-1994, No. 20, pp.2093-2096, 1994
Martins Gauja Gramatu Parveidotaja Jánis Nedéla, Latviju Maksla (Latvian Art), 1974-1994, No.20, pp.2070,2071, 1994
Gail Cameron Tapping the Source: Jánis Nedéla talks to Gail Cameron, Coo-ee, Journal of the Arts Council of Western Australia, p.8, May/June, 1994
David Bromfield Artist Unmasks War’s Corporation Direction, On Show, Big Weekend, The West Australian, p.4, Saturday, 23 October, 1993
Martins Gauja Rakstnieciba Un Makslai: Vienotibas Parade, Australian/Latvian Newspaper, No.2160, p.8, 29 January, 1993
Martins Gauja Kas ir KNS?: Triju Grafiku Izstade, Sidneja, Australian/Latvian Newspaper, No.2157, 8 January,1993
  Three Australians…an intimate journey, Pottery in Australia, Vol.321, No.4, pp.1,3,4 and 57, Summer, 1992
Martins Gauja Jánis Nedéla - Makslinieks Portrets, Latviju Maksla periodisks rakstu krajums, No.18, pp.1836-1842, Rockville, Maryland, USA, 1992
Lida Geh Looking Into The Soul Through Art, Arts, Sunday Star, p.22, 12 July, 1992
David Bromfield Authentic is erotic in a world of desire, On Show, Arts Weekend, The West Australian, p 11, Saturday, 3 November 1990
Lidija Dombrovska-Larsen Jana Nedéla Verienigie veidojumi, Juana Gaita163, pp.37,38 June 1987. Canada (Juana Gaita is a Latvian journal devoted to Literature, the Arts and the discussion of ideas.)
Lidija Dombrovska-Larsen Verienigie verdomjumi, Australijas Latvietis Piektdien, 1985 Gada, 28 Junija, Latvian/Australian Newspaper, 21 November, 1986
N. Gutmanis Driz vinu pazis, (Rakstniecibal un Maksiai), Australijas Latvietis Piekdien, 1985 Gada, 28 Junija Latvian/Australian Newspaper, 28 June 1986

 

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