ABOUT US

Y015Yoshio Koaze

小疇 吉雄

“I was born in Japan and worked over 30 years as A Film Director & Producer.I retired and migrated to Australia in 1990, then I began to draw oil paintings.I like to paint portraits very realistically. I try to draw the life of the person who is in the canvas. I try to draw the of the person’ s personality, sadness and anger. I understand my personality well when I draw a self-portrait myself. I think I‘m a difficult and angrier. I would like to draw such characteristics and feelings, which may not in a photograph in the picture.
I like to paint Kabuki, too. Kabuki is well known as the major traditional dancing entertainment in Japan. I also try to draw the backgrounds of the kabuki actor who is acting and dancing. I would like to draw the actor’s feelings like bravery, tragedy, sorrow, charm and grace.”
(2005 Yoshio Koaze speaking)

 

1932 Born in NAKATSU-City OITA-prefecture, JAPAN.
1961 Graduated from Department of Fine Art “Nihon University”.
1961-1964 Worked for ”NIKKATU-MOVIE STUDIO” as A Production Manager.
1970-1984 Worked for ”HORI-PRODUCTION” as A Film Director & Producer.
1980 Awarded ”The Best Visual Art Prize” by The MINISTRY of CULTURAL AFFAIRS of Japan.
1984-1989 Freelance Director & Writer of The Movie.
1990 Migrated to Australia.
1996 Wife & Husband joint Exhibition ”East & WEST – Japanese touch & PERTH LANDSCAPE” at Hyogo Prefecture Cultural Centre, Perth, Western Australia.
1996 Exhibited ”Visual Art Exhibition Celebrating Friendship” under The auspices of The Consulate General of Japan.
1997 Received ”highly Commended” Award at HARVEY Art Exhibition.
2000 Received ”highly Commended” at Canning Art Award.
2000 Received First Prize & Most Popular Entry Prize at COOLGARDIE Day Art Prize & Exhibition.
2001 Wife & Husband joint Exhibition ”SILENCE & ACTION” at Atwell Gallery, Perth, Western Australia.
2005 Wife & Husband joint Exhibition “THE WORLD OF SUPER-REALISM” at Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney.
2007 Deceased

 

S11200386Setsuko Koaze

小疇 節子

I have been painting since I was 4 years old in Japan. After growing and overcoming much suffering and difficulties in my past, now I have found that my faith and painting as my life’s work were the only means which led me to my present happiness.
The Unicorn is another image of myself as a symbol. It’s also like the sun in my life, which is shinning and sharing its brilliant light with not only my but also others. The picture with the name of “Unicorn” is a representative work of mine.
I have presided over Studio ULULU for 25 years in Japan and more than 20 years in Australia.

 


Born in Tokyo, JAPAN.
1950- 1955 Exhibited Japan Water Color Society, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
1950- 1955 Exhibited UNESCO Art Society, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
1952 Japan India Friendship Society of Tokyo Metropolitan.
1952- 1955 Received The highest prizes at UNESCO Art Society.
1956- 1960 Exhibited ”Dai Niki Society” Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
1959 Graduated at the ”Musashino Art university”.
1966-1990 Worked for ”Studio Ululu” as An Art Lecturer.
1976 Received ”New figure prize” Award at Woman’s painter Society.
1975- 1977 Exhibited ”Women’s Painter Society” Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
1971-1990 Worked for Tokyo Komae Kindergarten as An Art Lecturer.
1981-1985 Art Group “Sanjukai”
1987 Exhibited ”Unicorn Illustration” at Shinjuku Kinokuniya Art Gallery, Tokyo.
1988-1990   Worked for ”Odaku Cultural Centre” as An Art Lecturer.
1990 Migrated to Australia.
1996 Wife & Husband joint Exhibition ”East & WEST – Japanese touch & PERTH LANDSCAPE” at Perth.
1996 Exhibited ”Visual Art Exhibition Celebrating Friendship”.
2001 Wife & Husband joint Exhibition ”SILENCE & ACTION” at Perth.
2005 Wife & Husband joint Exhibition “THE WORLD OF SUPER-REALISM” at Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney.