STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE

ERIC & ROBYN WERKHOVEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ERIC WERKHOVEN BIOGRAPHY

 

 

1952             Born Java, Indonesia

 

 

EDUCATION, TRAVEL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2013                 Established Studio La Primitive – ARTS ZINE – online, co-editor  with artist / writer Robyn Werkhoven

 

2003             Established as a co-director Tighes Hill Gallery, Newcastle

1991-95       Established and opened Gresford Gallery and STUDIO

 LA PRIMITIVE, retailing contemporary art and textiles,

 Collaborative artist Robyn Stanton Werkhoven

1989-90       Established LA PRIMITIVE DESIGN Jewellery, Textiles and

           Furniture with collaborative artist Robyn Stanton Werkhoven

1988-89       Visual Arts Course, Newcastle University

1981             Overseas travel – Europe

1980             Art Course, Wollongong Technical College

1973-74       Australia and New Zealand

1972             Move to Australia

1972             Netherlands – travel to Israel

1969             Art College, Den Haag, Netherlands

1963-68        Den Haag, Netherlands – Technical School

1959-63        Tanzania, Africa – Primary School

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2015                 The Pianos Been Drinking - Group Exhibition - Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW

    STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE – Recent work Art Systems Wickham Gallery, Newcastle

 

2014                 STUDIO LA PRIMITVE – ADORNMENT – group exhibition, Newcastle Art Space

                                                              BLOOD- group exhibition, Curator & exhibitor.

 

2013               Solo sculpture exhibition – Manning River Regional Art Gallery, Taree

                       Small Works Exhibition – Back to Back Gallery, Newcastle

                       Studio La Primitive – Art Systems Gallery, Newcastle

                       ADORNMENT- group exhibition New Castle Art Space Gallery, Newcastle

                       NIGHTMARES – curate exhibition  Newcastle Art Space Gallery, Newcastle

 

2012             Maitland Sculpture Prize –Award for best figurative sculpture

           SMALL Exhibition – Back to Back     

 CAPRICE IV Exhibition – collaborative works with Robyn Werkhoven and         Eric’s  sculptures  -       Kaleidoscope  Gallery Waterloo,  Sydney

A FINE LINE BETWEEN PLEASURE AND PAIN – Newcastle Art Space Gallery

 Curating and exhibiting. – October

 Mattara Sculpture Prize Exhibition – Highly Commended , Newcastle

 

 

 

2011             Maitland Sculpture Prize Exhibition

CAPRICE-“holy tirade of the heart uncovered” major exhibition Maitland Regional Art Gallery collaborative exhibition with Robyn Werkhoven

PREPARATION FOR THE FINAL JOURNEY EXHIBITION – curator and exhibitor - Newcastle Art Space Gallery, Newcastle

CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION, SOAG Gallery, Newcastle

ALL THE BEST 2011, SOHO Gallery, Sydney

Christmas Exhibition Gallery 41, Sydney

Christmas Exhibition SOAG Gallery, Newcastle

 

 

 

2110             ALL THE BEST FOR 2010 – SOHO Gallery Sydney

                     STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE – CAPRICE II, SOAG Gallery Newcastle

                     BLAKE ART PRIZE –DIRECTOR’S CUT EXHIBITION (online)  

          STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE – designs chosen for T-SHIRT CULT EXHIBITION – Basel, Switzerland

                    SOLO SCULPTURE EXHIBITION – SOHO Gallery Sydney

                     Maitland Art Prize, Exhibition.

                                                    

 

2009            OPENING EXHIBITION TIGHES HILL GALLERY SOAG GALLERY

MAITLAND SCULPTURE PRIZE EXHIBITION

CAPRICE STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE, collaborative works with Robyn

Werkhoven at SOAG Gallery 5-30th August

SMALL EXHIBITION, Back to Back Gallery, Newcastle

 

 

2008            SMALL WORKS, Back to Back Gallery, Newcastle

CREATE EXHIBITION, Gresford

 

2007            SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION, Back to Back Gallery, Newcastle

 

2006            CREATE EXHIBITION, East Gresford

TIGHES HILL GALLERY, GROUP SHOW

GLEANINGS, Back to Back Gallery, Newcastle

 

2005             WEARABLE ART SHOW, Tighes Hill Gallery, Newcastle

STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE, collaborative works with Robyn Stanton

Werkhoven

STUDIO 48 GARDEN SHOW, collaborative work with Robyn

Stanton Werkhoven

SMALL WORKS, Back to Back Gallery Newcastle

 

2003            ARTISTIC RELATIONSHIP, Studio 48, New Lambton Newcastle,

Collaborative - artwork with Robyn Stanton Werkhoven

OPENING EXHIBITION – TIGHES HILL GALLERY Co-director,

Newcastle

 

 

2002             WASTE AS ART, Lake Macquarie Council Foyer Gallery

 

1999             LA PRIMITIVE SHOP FRONT ART, window exhibition with Robyn

Stanton Werkhoven and Monique Werkhoven, Maitland

HOUSE OF ART, with Robyn Stanton Werkhoven and Monique

Werkhoven, Maitland City Council Foyer Gallery

 

1998            FANTASTICATION, with Robyn Stanton Werkhoven and Monique

Werkhoven, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle

INITIAL JOURNEY, Maitland

RITES OF THE RIVER FESTIVAL, Maitland

 

1997            10TH VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL, Maitland City Gallery, Maitland

SCULPTURE OF THE MONTH, Maitland City Gallery grounds

 

1996             9TH FESTIVAL OF VISUAL ARTS, Maitland City Gallery

ARTISTIC RELATIONSHIPS EXHIBITION, Maitland City Gallery

 

1995             INTERIOR INSTALLATIONS, collaborative works with artist

Robyn Stanton Werkhoven, Different Image Gallery, Maitland

SCULPTURES ON DISPLAY, Living Standards, Islington

 

1994             LA PRIMITIVE DESIGN, exhibition with Robyn Stanton

Werkhoven, Different Image Gallery, Maitland

GIBSON STREET GALLERY, OPENING SHOW, Newcastle

RECYCLED ART WORK, Different Image Gallery, Maitland

 

1993             LA PRIMITIVE DESIGN, Back to Back Gallery, Newcastle

SCULPTURES, Different Image Gallery, Maitland

 

1990             5 ARTISTS – SCULPTURES, Contemporary Gallery, Newcastle

 

 

 

Further information contact: Ph: (02) 49389 572

   Email: werkhovenr@bigpond.com