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Duke Albada

In 1997 Duke Albada graduated highly from the prestigious Gerrit Rietveld Academy exhibiting two remarkable public art projects. After working many years as a (part-time) architect/designer in Sydney she is now a recognized site specific public- and installation artist. Duke’s public art is mainly interpretive site specific, and is conceived to be thought provoking. She searches for new approaches in her studio and gallery work and researches social science, human senses and “time”. Materials used in her artworks are many and varied, ranging from new media, light, audio, video, evanescent matter (smoke, steam, water, soap bubbles), natural materials and building products combined with more conventional art media's. Over the past ten years Duke Albada has received numerous prominent commissions for site specific interpretive public art as well as exhibited her work widely in a number of selected group exhibitions and art prizes. She has several works on permanent display. These include the Redland Hospital at Cleveland QLD, Radisson Hotel foyer in Sydney, the staff recreation area for shipping giant ANZDL & Contship’s, at the entrance to Kogarah Municipal Councils chambers, NSW and in the foyer of the Caloundra Cultural centre QLD. Many of Duke's commissions have been won via ‘intellectual tender’, in open competition with other established artists and sculptors. She has been a regular exhibitor at numerous prestigious public art events including the Helen Lempriere Natiional Sculpture Award at Werribee Park VIC, Melbourne City Laneway commissions, Noosa Head’s ‘Floating Land’, Sydney’s ‘Sculpture by the Sea’ and at the Montalto Winery where her ‘Peoples Choice Award’ winning work was purchased for permanent display. Indoor installations have been shown in the 'Object Gallery' and at the Caloundra Regional Gallery.

Birth place
Tirns, Netherlands

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