Alex Kolozsy

Hungarian born in Kolozsvar, Transylvania (today known as Cluj-Napoca, Romania) on the 15th february 1938. In his childhood, during the Second World War, Kolozsy became a refugee to western district of Hungary, and as a result of his involvement as a freedom fighter in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 he once again became a refugee to the west. At the end of 1958 Kolozsy migrated from Holland to Australia and in 1964 became an Australian citizen. Kolozsy now resides in Sydney, N.S.W

Education

1956-58 Rembrandt Academy of Art. Eindhoven, Holland.
1952-56 Kepzomuveszeti Academy of Art. Gyor, Hungary.

Teaching experience

2006 Sculpture by the Sea 2006 - 10th Anniversary.
1990-91 Artisan in residence, University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury, Richmond.
1990-91 Kolozsy Sculpture School at the Blacksmith's shop.
1990-91 Simpson Pavillion, Blacktown Showground .
1984 Argyle Centre, The Rocks, Sculptor's Society of N.S.W.
1984 St Georges Terrace Gallery, Parramatta.
1982-83 The Sculptor's Studio, Bondi Junction.
1978-79 Kenthurst Studio.
1978-79 Hungarian Art Society of N.S.W workshops and lectures.

Solo Shows

2007 SOHO Galleries, "Contemporary Sculpture".
2006 Moulton Gallery.
2004 Dural Galleries.
1999 Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, "Phenomena".
1997 Royal Easter Show, presented by the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales.
1996 Blacktown City Council Acquisitive Art Exhibition featured Kolozsy sculpture.
1995 David Jones, Sydney CBD.
1995 Windsor Attic Gallery, Windsor.
1994 Savah Gallery, Paddington.
1992-94 Blacktown Festival.
1992-94 Blacktown Showground.
1990-91 University of Western Sydney, Richmond.
1990-91 Blacktown Festival
1990-91 Blacktown Showground
1984 Exhibition Hall, Sydney Opera House, "The Spirit of Bennelong" A tribute to the Performing Arts.
1984 Brislington Museum, Australia day at Parramatta.
1982 The Sculptor's Studio, Bondi Junction.
1981 T & G Gallery, Sydney, "A Saga of Humanity" Presented by the Australian Opera Auditions Committee.
1981 City Gallery, Sydney.
1980 Swain Gardens, Killara for Festival of Ku-ring-gai.
1979 Bondi Junction Plaza and Birkenhead Point Exhibition hall, Sydney, International Year of Child '79.
1970 David Jones, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Captain Cook Bicentenary.

Commissions

2004 Johnny O'Keefe, "The Wild One", 5 metre tall monument.
2002 Nurragingy, 5 metre tall monument Pending
2000 Mr Kenneth Wilcsek, life size bust.
2000 The late Graf Dr Albert Wass de Czege, 1 1/3 lifesize, Wass Family U.S.A and Europe.
1998 Dr John Nadas, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., Hungarian Council of N.S.W and Hungarian Association of Australia and New Zealand.
1997 John Galambos, bas relief, St George Soccer Club.
1997 IAF War Memorial, Cowra.
1995 The late Mr Robert Johnston AO, TOYOTA.
1994 Kokoda, bas relief, copy to RSL Epping, Victoria.
1994 Constance Ntombentsha, South Africa.
1994 Lema and Ledy, Lexus elite milestone achievement, TOYOTA.
1993 The Gladiators, bas relief, Parramatta Leagues Club.
1993 Kokoda, bas relief, copy to RSL Canberra.
1993 RSL War Memorial, restoration, RSL Merrylands.
1992 Nimrod, Assyrian Association.
1992 Kokoda, bas relief.
1992 Wyvern, Newington College, Stanmore.
1992 Mr. John Saunders AO, Terrace Towers and Westfields.
1991 HMS Sirius, bas relief, copy to Isle of Wight, UK.
1990 HMS Sirius, bas relief, copy to Norfolk Island.
1990 Christ Victorious, 4 metre tall monument, St. Brigid's Cathedral, Dubbo.
1989 HMS Sirius, bas relief, Mosman council, bicentennial project.
1988 Pioneer Woman, 3.5 metre tall monument, Jessie street gardens, Circular Quay, Sydney. Pioneer Women's Society, bicentennial project.
1988 Winged Victory, restoration, Marrickville council.
1988 Arthur Todd Holroyd, bust, Holroyd council.
1988 Arthur Phillip, maquette, winner of design competition, Parramatta.
1987 Caroline Chisholm, portrait, Shellharbour council.
1986 Contentment, 3/4 life size figure, Dr. Charles Frater, Centrepoint Tavern, Sydney.
1986 Mr. Larry Adler, portrait, FAI Insurance, Sydney.
1985 Matilda Tank, Royal N.S.W Lancers, Parramatta.
1985 Earl White Award, Cumberiand Newspapers, Parramatta.
1984 The late Maurice Blackmore, founder of Blackmores Laboratories. Copies to London and New Zealand
1984 Mrs Michelle Camphin, portrait, McCallum Motors.
1984 R.M Williams, portrait, News Ltd for the Stockman's Hall of Fame, Longreach, Queensland.
1984 Mrs. Robina Drysdale, portrait.
1984 Mr. Earl White, portrait, Cumberland Newspapers, Parramatta.
1984 Dr. George Berger, portrait.
1982 Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty, 4 metre tall monument, for the Hungarian community of Sydney
1982 Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty, bust, copies to the Presidential Library Collection, the White House, U.S.A, Australian Government, Canberra, St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, Portola Valley Monastery, California, U.S.A, Esztergom Basilica, Hungary, Peoples Academy Foundations of exiled Hungarians, Lakitelek, Hungary.
1982 My Three Sons, Agnes, for Mr. and Mrs Czeiger, Forbat textiles.
1982 Mr. Leslie L. White, portrait.
1982 Mrs. Alma Roxanas, portrait.
1981 Dame Nellie Melba, statuette, for St. James House Co. London.

Collections

Buckingham Palace, U.K.
Presidential Library Collection, U.S.A.
Hungarian Reformed Church Museum, Cold Springs, U.S.A.
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
Esztergom Basilica, Hungary.
Peoples Academy Foundation of exiled Hungarians, Lakitelek, Hungary.
Roman Catholic Church, Gyor-Menfocsanak, Hungary.
The Australian Museum, Canberra.
National Portraits Gallery, Canberra.
National Museum and Art Gallery, Papua New Guinea.
Newington College, Stanmore.
Assyrian Association, Fairfield.
Mr. John Saunders, AO, Terrace Towers, Sydney.
Sydney City Council.
Marrickville Council.
Holroyd centre, Merrylands.
Tongarra Bicentennial Museum, Shellharbour.
FAI Insurance, Sydney.
Royal N.S.W Lancers Museum, Parramatta.
Brislington Museum, Parramatta.
Blackmores Laboratories, Sydney, London, New Zealand.
The Stockmans Hall of Fame, Longreach, Queensland.
Dr. Charles Frater, Centrepoint, Sydney.
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Simon, Vaucluse.
Hungarian Community Hall, Punchbowl.
St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney.
Museum of applied Arts & Sciences, Ultimo.
Eindhoven city park, Holland.
Portola Valley monastery, California, U.S.A.
T.W.F, Washington DC, U.S.A.
Mr & Mrs Ujvary, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
World Travel & Vacation Almanac, New York, U.S.A.
Numerous private collections worldwide...

Awards

1993 Official recognition of participation in major exhibition in Hungary for expatriates.
1989 HMS Sirius, silver medal, Mosman council.
1988 Bicentennial plaque from Holroyd council for excellence in sculpture.
1988 Bicentennial silver medal, Marrickville council.
1988 Certificate of appreciation, Shellharbour council.
1988 Official recognition of contribution to the Bicentennial from Australian Bicentennial Authority.
1987 Excellence in sculpture, U.K.
1987 International biographical roll of honour, U.S.A.
1986 Outstanding participation in the Hungarian historical art exhibit, Washington D.C, U.S.A.
1986 Distinguished leadership award for exceptional achievement in sculpture, U.S.A.
1985 Distinguished achievement, U.K.
1981 Certificate of appreciation, Parramatta for Australia Day.
1981 International gold medal, Arpad Academy, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A for "The Spirit of Sydney".
1978 First prize, 'Portrait of Artist's wife', Auburn community exhibition, Sydney.
1970 Medal from Captain Cook Bicentenary Committee.
 
         
Honours

2006 Sculpture by the Sea 2006 - 10th Anniversary.
1997 Judge of Sculpture, Blacktown's Acquisitive Art exhibition.
1996 Judge of Sculpture, Blacktown's first annual Acquisitive Art exhibition.
1990 Artisan in residence, Blacktown showground.
1990 Cultural Doctorate in Visual Arts (Sculpture), World University Roundtable, Benson, Arizona, U.S.A.
1990-91 Artisan in residence, University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury, Richmond.
1986 Artisan in residence, Film services group, Darlinghurst.

Memberships

2003-onwards Portrait Artists Australia.
1998 Royal Art Society of N.S.W.
1997 International Sculptors Society, Washington DC, U.S.A.
1997 Blacktown Arts Resource Group.
1996-97 NAVA.
1990 World University Roundtable, Benson, Arizona, U.S.A.
1990 Art Gallery Society of N.S.W.
1983 International Sculptors Society, Washington DC, U.S.A.
1983 Sculptors Society of N.S.W.
1983-87 Parramatta Sculpture Garden/Open air Museum trust committee.
1982 Transylvanian, Hungarian and Szekely Folks Art museum foundation.
1978-82 President and founding member, Hungarian Art Society of N.S.W.