Beat Urfer CV

Beat Urfer was born in Switzerland in 1947. After formal education and studies in chemistry, he researched vitreous enamel for the application on equipment for the pharmaceutical industry. He was interested and engaged in the Arts from a young age and so it was no surprise that he also foresaw exciting possibilities for this medium in the Arts.

1980 Beat settled in Australia, turning to the Arts full time and his first exhibition in Sydney was in February

1981        at the Miniature Gallery, followed by another one in October *

1981        at the same Gallery *

After a move to the Tropical North, his next exhibitions were

1983        Pacific International, Cairns

1985        Christy Palmerston Gallery, Port Douglas  * 

1985        Miniature Gallery, Sydney *

1985        Upstairs Gallery, Cairns

1988        Galerie Noodlebaerg, Basel, Switzerland  *

1988        Galerie des Arcades, Berne, Switzerland  *

1989        Pacific International, Cairns

1989        Fine Art Australia, Waterfall Place Gallery, Cairns

1989        Galerie des Arcades, Coppet, Switzerland

1991        David Jones, Sydney

1991        Dixon Galleries, State Library of NSW, Sydney

1991        Union Bank of Switzerland, Zofingen, Switzerland  *

1993        Radisson Royal Palms Resort & Mowbray Gallery, Port Douglas

1994        Radisson Royal Palms Resort & Mowbray Gallery, Port Douglas

1995        Galerie Noodlebaerg, Basel, Switzerland  *

1996        Cairns Regional Gallery / Mowbray Gallery, Port Douglas

1996        Pam Schultz Studio Gallery, Babinda  *

1997        Mowbray Gallery, Port Douglas  *

1998        Bruce Watling Galleries, Southport

1999        Galerie Noodlebaerg, Basel, Switzerland  *

2002        Atrium Gallery, Cairns

2002         Port Douglas Gallery of Fine Art, Port Douglas  *

2002        Galerie Trearte, Burgdorf, Switzerland  *

2002/03    La Maison de l’Email, Morez, France  *

2003        Port Douglas Gallery of Fine Art, Port Douglas 

2003        Swiss+Oz Art Expo, The Gallery, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney

2003        5èmes Rencontres Internationales de l’Email, Morez, France

2004         Galerie Noodlebaerg, Basel, Switzerland  *

2004        Galerie de l’Essor, Le Sentier, Switzerland  *

2004        Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

2006        Invité d’Honneur – 6èmes Rencontres Internationales de l’Email, Morez, France  *

2007        Torre Vella, Museu de l’Esmalt Contemporani, Salou, Spain

2008        Galerie So-Un International Art, Zofingen, Switzerland

2011        Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns

2012        Galerie Mauritiushof, Bad Zurzach, Switzerland

2012        Galerie am Bach, Erlinsbach, Switzerland

2016        'Gondwana's Garden', Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns

* indicates solo exhibition. Other exhibitions were either with one or two other artists or as part of a group.
Beat Urfer has also received several Art prizes and Awards, nationally and internationally and his work is represented in Institutional and Private Collections around Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Japan, China, Canada, USA, Mexico, U.K., Europe, Russia, South Africa.

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