gained her BSc from the University of Melbourne in 1967 then worked as an Experimental Scientist with CSIRO. She studied with the School of Colour and Design in Sydney from 1984-88 and returned as lecturer, tutor. She taught at the Ku-Ring-Gai Art Centre from 1983-89. Adele now travels to all states and internationally lecturing and teaching. Her work in artists' books, printmaking, sculpture and drawing has been exhibited widely, is held in private and public collections and has appeared in major publications in Australia and overseas.
Wim de Vos
migrated to Australia from the Netherlands in 1959. His study credits include diploma courses in both Commercial Illustration and Fine Art with honours in Printmaking at the Queensland College of Art. He undertook postgraduate studies specialising in etching, lithography and bookmaking in 1981-82 at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands. He has exhibited regularly in Queensland, interstate and internationally since 1979. His artistic repertoire includes printmaking, painting, sculpture and artist books. He is represented in public and private collections and publications in Australia, the USA, the UK and The Netherlands.
Vale Willem Pieter Antonie (Wim) de Vos
Printmaker, painter, sculptor, book artist, musician
Wim was born in The Hague, The Netherlands in 1947 and migrated to Australia in 1959.
His studies included diploma courses in both Commercial Illustration and Fine Art with honours in Printmaking at the Queensland College of Art. He undertook postgraduate studies specialising in etching, lithography and bookmaking in 1981/82 at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Wim exhibited regularly in Queensland, interstate and internationally since 1979. His artistic repertoire included printmaking, painting, sculpture, papermaking and artist books. His pioneering work using Perspex in books and light sculptures is widely recognised. Much of his work was inspired by sound and light. He is represented in public and private collections in Australia, the USA, the UK and The Netherlands. He inspired hundreds of students over forty plus years of teaching in painting, drawing, printmaking, book arts, sculpture, art history and his ever popular classes on working with Perspex. He ran Studio West End for twenty years with Adele Outteridge, producing his own work, collaborative work, and mentoring many fellow artists in workshops and regular classes. Wim was also well known in the Brisbane Rock’n’Roll scene during the 1960s and 70s, playing guitar, flute and blues harp (harmonica) in several well known bands.
Wim died peacefully on the 8th December following a two year battle with cancer. He fought it to the end, maintaining 'business as usual' in the studio. He worked feverishly to complete the thirty paintings for his Eyre Aerial exhibition. He kept up active participation in a busy life and never lost his sense of the ridiculous nor his passion for art and music.
He wanted no funeral, just parties and a wake. We shall miss him terribly, but he would have been very disappointed had we not kept working. So, Studio West End will continue in his memory.
Wim is survived by his sister, Carla and children, Will, Tim and Saskia.
Written by Adele Outteridge, January 2019
Remembering Brisbane Artist - Queensland State Library
The State Library of Queensland visual arts community was deeply saddened by the death of one of our respected artists’ book makers Wim de Vos on 8 December 2018. Wim was a regular visitor and supporter of the Australian Library of Art collections and we are privileged to have examples of his artistic endeavours spanning almost thirty years from 1987 through to 2016…………………………………………………………………………. continue reading ………………………………………