Louis Laumen, Sculptor

Melbourne Australia

Biography



BORN
Netherlands: 1958
Arrived in Australia: 1960



QUALIFICATIONS
1981-1984: Studied Fine Art(Sculpture)at Victorian College of the Arts
1982: Bachelor of Fine Arts
1984:Graduate Diploma of Fine Art (with Distinction)


EMPLOYMENT
1984 & 1985: Sculpture intructor for National Gallery Society Summer School
1984,85,88: Lecturing in sculpture at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
1987-1995: Technician at Meridian Sculpture Founders, Melbourne
1995 to present full time professional artist


COMMISSIONS
1984: Life size figure for 'Edward's Tavern' project (Peter Brown & Associates-Architects)

1987: Presentation statuette for ANZ Travelling Fellowship Awards

1988-1990: Portrait medallions of Dr.Joseph Brown, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, Robert & Dorys Raynor, Baillieu Myer & Norman R.Seddon (National Gallery of Victoria)

1998: finalist for Malvern City Square Sculpture competition (City of Melbourne, Victoria

1990: finalist for 'national Memorial to the Australian Vietnam Forces' memorial competition (National Capital Planning Authority)

1991: Portrait bust of Cr.'Dick' Turner, City of Bendigo,Victoria

1992: 'Classical'Torsos for Omega Trend Ltd, Perth , West Australia

1992-1993: Sports memorabilia statuettes for Royal Selangor Ltd

1994: finalist for 'Weary' Dunlop Memorial competition, Melbourne

1994: finalist for 'Australian War Memorial-Fromelles, France' competition (Australian War Graves Commission)

1995: Sculptor for Melbourne Regent Theatre restoration project (Allom Lovell Conservation Architects, Ltd)

1995: awarded commission to construct a memorial to Sir Edward 'Weary'Dunlop (Benalla 'Weary' Dunlop Committee)

1996: Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Memorial, Benalla, Victoria

1997: finalist for 'National Korean War Memorial' competion, Anzac Parade, Canberra (Capital Planning Authority)

1997: finalist for 'Great Irish Famine & Emigration Commemoration' competition, Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney (Hyde Park Barracks Museum)

1998: 'Widow & Children' sculpture, Legacy Garden, Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne

1999: 'Peter the Fisherman' statue for St. Peters Church, Toorak, Victoria

2000: Memorial to Sir Albert Coates, Sturt St Ballarat, Victoria

2000: 'Magic Pudding' sculpture, Children's Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria

2000: St. Francis of Assisi & St. Catherine of Siena statues, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, Victoria

2000: W.G.Grace statue purchased by Marylebone Cricket Club, London,UK.

2001: 'Melbourne Grammar VS. Scotch College 1858' sculpture, MCG, Melbourne, Victoria

2001: Sir Archibald McIndoe portrait bust, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria

2002: awarded commission to create 10 portrait statues (Sir Donald Bradman, Betty Cuthbert, Ron Barassi, Keith Miller, Dick Reynolds, Shirley Strickland, Hayden Bunton, Leigh Mathews, Bill Ponsford & Dennis Lillee)for the MCG, Melbourne, Victoria (project  completed December 2006)

2002: 'St Peter the Apostle' statue, St Peter the Apostle Mission Church, Hoppers Crossing, Victoria

2002: St Francis Xavier statue, Xavier College Chapel, Kew, Victoria

2003: Sir Henry Bolte statue, Gold Museum, Ballarat, Victoria

2005: Blessed Mary McKillop statue for Penola College, Victoria

2006: Sir Thomas More statue for the Speaker's Garden, Parliament House of NSW, Sydney, New South Wales

2006: Barry Davis portrait bust for Essendon Football Club Hall of Fame, Essendon, Victoria

2007: H. C. Mott portrait bust, Albury Library Museum, Albury, N.S.W.

2007: Pastor Sir Douglas and Lady Gladys Nichols Memorial, Parliament Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria.

2008: Crucifix for Seminary of the Good Shepherd, Homebush, NSW (Transferred to Domus Australia, Rome 2011)

2008: John 'Kanga' Kennedy statue, Hawthorn Football Club, Waverley Park, Victoria

2008: Kevin Sheedy bust for Essendon Football Club Hall of Fame, Essendon, Victoria

2008: 'Widow & Children 2' sculpture for Perth Legacy, King's Park, Perth, WA

2008: Greg Sewell portrait bust, Essendon Football Club Hall of Fame, Essendon, Victoria
 
2009: Peter Thomson statue, Victoria golf Club, Cheltenham, Victoria

2009: Michael Long & W. Crichton portrait busts, Essendon Football Club Hall of Fame, Essendon, Victoria                                      

2010: Elijah the Prophet for Whitefriars College, Donvale, Victoria

2010: St Mary of the Cross (Mary MacKillop), St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney

2011: 'Pompey" Elliott statue, Sturt St. Ballarat, Victoria (to be unveiled
May 2011)

2011: Shane Warne statue, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria
(to be unveiled December 2011)