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Larry Youngson, 2007
LARRY YOUNGSON -
Santorini Art Studio in Esperance
Born 1952 Perth WA - memories - Margaret River at grandparent's pie shop. Travelled and worked around Australia. Settled in Byron Bay, NSW. Country surf, back to nature lifestyle.
Graphic Artwork, Signwriting. Byron Bay's first surf shop San Juan Surfboards. Owned and managed Sunrise Signworks from 1975 - 1995. Involved in Adult Education in Art, Design and Calligraphy.
Started and managed Bangalow Old Theatre Art Gallery - Exhibited.
Community Art Projects, restoration of Bangalow historic township.
Worked on projects with the Byron Shire Council.
Became interested in Balinese architecture, painting, sculpture and lifestyle. Built contemporary Bali style house in Byron Bay with architect Greg Tollis. Inspired by Jerry Cook, architect who followed his dream and became a contemporary artist in Byron Bay.
Travelled to Japan, Italy, the Greek Islands, inspired by Greek architecture, particularly Santorini Island.
Decided to move to Esperance WA and built a Greek Villa with art studio and gallery overlooking the ocean.
Design and installation of glass & tile mosaic at Bay of Isles Leisure Centre.
Member of "The Cannery" artists in Esperance.
Exhibited at Cannery Gallery - 2000 and 2001
Regular exhibitions at Taylor Street Tearooms Restaurant
Arts House Gallery, Northbridge Perth - 2002
Coastal Care Exhibition Esperance Civic Centre - 2002
CBH Corporate Collection - 2003
Hellfire Gallery - 2003
Sculpture commission for Esperance Port Authority.
Invited to Exhibit in Florence Italy - Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte
Contemporanea 6 - 14 Dec 2003
Sculpture commission - Festival of the Wind - Arts WA 18 - 19 March 2005
Waywood Gallery - Byron Bay NSW
Lovett Gallery - Southport QLD
Cannery Art Centre - "Light and Colour" exhibition 8 - 24 Dec 2006
Sculpture Commission - "Wylie Bay Recycle Project" - March 2007
Surf exhibition - "Grab your board" Festival of the Wind - April 2007
Madonna and Twins - concrete and granite sculpture, 2007 - private commission
Jarrah timber figurehead for yacht, 2007 - private commission
Millie Kerr Memorial Award - winner 2007 - Judge Joanna Wakefield -
artwork title "Cause for concern in colourful four letter words"
Mindarie Marina, Sculpture by the sea - 2008
Bush to Beach Bohemians - Cannery Art Centre exhibition - Jan 2008
Inspired by a love of the ocean, art that stimulates awareness of our enviroment