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Arnie Gautsch       



1968 - 1972        Graduated at the State Glass Art School in Austria, with diplomas in glass-carving ,
                                  leadlight and  mirror engraving. Educated also in all techniques of drawing and design,
                                  art history and glass technology .       
1987 - 1994        Various training - courses at the Art School in Lucerne, Switzerland in drawing,
                                  design and  metalwork

1999                       Tweed Valley Arts Council Award

1998                        First prize  at ‘Southern Cross Art Festiva’l in Ballina (Miniatures)
2001                      First prize  ‘Southern Cross Art Festival’ in Ballina (Glass Art)
2007                        First prize at ‘Tea Tree Art Festival’  Cooraki (Sculptures)
1984  - 1996      Various exhibitions in Switzerland, e.g.  Zurich, Bern, Basel and Lucerne.
1998  - 2007      Roxy Gallery, Kyogle NSW  ( solo exhibition ) - Inverell Art Gallery NSW  -
                                 Bare Bones Gallery, Bangalow NSW  - Tweed River Gallery,  Murwillumbah NSW
                                 Southern Cross Art Festival, Ballina NSW - Art Gallery Stanthorpe QLD -
                                 School of Arts, Nimbin NSW  - International Sculpture Show , Gold Coast QLD                 
                                 East Coast Sculpture Show , Thursday Plantation, Ballina NSW -
                                 Exhibition of Excellence, Grafton NSW - Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise QLD
                                 Cooraki NSW – Tea Tree Art Festival

Work History 
1972  - 1982         Created glass works at  "Aux Art du Feu"  Lucerne,
                                   one of the leading crystal glass companies in Switzerland

1983  - 1996        Formed  "Atelier Gautsch" in Hitzkirch (Lucerne-Switzerland)  with wife Trudy
                                   and supplied the heritage galleries in Switzerland with engraved glass art works.
1997 -  today       Arnie & Trudy are creating various artworks and supplying local and
                                   interstate galleries with works from their studio "glass art aspects"
2003                      Opened our own gallery at  104 Woodlark Street in Lismore NSW 2480 ,
                                  displaying our glass and art works from over 40 other artists
2004                       Part time Art teacher at TAFE Murwillumbah (Engraving & Sandblasting)

1997                    Migrated from Switzerland to Cawongla NSW,

                                 acquired permanent residency in 1996, and the Citizenship  in 2000.