Suzanne Kaldor b.1939 – ‘A Sculptors Life’.
Artist Talk 4 April 2019. Ola Cohn Centre, Gipps Street, East Melbourne.
Suzanne Kaldor, Member of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors since 2003 arrived early and commenced her Artist Talk at 1.00PM sharp. The chronological order of her talk immediately engaged and held the attention of the audience of members Louise Foletta, Sue Jarvis, Annemarie Szeleczky (Suzanne Kaldor’s sister), Jo Reitze, Jocelyn Bell, Robyn Pridham, and Carmel O’Connor’s interest.
‘Hungarian born, my father was away during WW2, with as I was banned to participate in the1956 Olympics as two of my Aunts and their family were migrated to Australia in 1938 and 1948 the second Aunt. So I came with my family as REFUGEES. I turned 21 when the Dutch migrant ship arrived to Fremantle. We embarked in Melbourne as our Aunts waited for us. So we never went to any camp’.
Suzanne’s creative, competitive skills aroused by winning her first art prize at the age of ten years in Hungary with her sculpture of POPEYE. This was the beginning of a life long passionate enquiry into art.
Suzanne commenced exhibiting her works of Sculpture, Ceramics, Drawings, Paintings and Etchings from1970. ‘I had sixty SOLO Exhibitions mainly in Regional Galleries’, and many more group shows Group Shows through her affiliations with Craft Council Victorian Ceramic group, MSWPS, Beaumaris Art Group, Contemporary Art Group and the Firestation Print Studio. During her many years of art research; one of her most intriguing discoveries was that ‘the red reduction copper glaze evaporate during firing over 1280C as many more technical secrets were kept from us’.
Suzanne Kaldor will be publishing a book of her works and memoirs late May of 2019 through the Beaumaris Art Group – Member’s Gallery
Please contact Suzanne [email protected] if you would like to join her ARTIST MAILING LIST.
Article by Suzanne Kaldor and Carmel O’Connor
Born in Hungary, educated in Melbourne Australia. Chemical Engineering 1 Year
Certificate of Ceramics Caulfield Institute of Technology Sculpture 5 years at RMIT
Teaching Certificate and Religion CIT
I was teaching at Monash University Life drawing and Life modelling, summer school Chemistry of the glazes and Kiln building.
Secondary School Senior teacher until I retired : Graphic communication and design.
U3A established life drawing and Sculpture at Manningham, Glen Iris and Bayside,
Won prizes for Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture and Ceramic .
I had 60 one man show and many group exhibitions with VAS, CAS, Ceramic group of Vic. ASV, Craft council, and with many more.
Curated and Judged Exhibitions. Wrote three books.
My artwork sold in Germany, Holland, US., England, Hungary, Israel.
I had an inquisitive mind, explored different avenues of Art and enjoyed by doing so. I am proud of the students I managed to inspire……and blessed with a large and supportive family.