:: Dan Wollmering
:: Greg Johns
Dan Wollmering, BA (St John's Mn.) MA (RMIT) PhD (Deakin)
Dan Wollmering was born in St Paul, Minnesota and immigrated to Australia in 1975. He has held diverse teaching/lecturing and administrative positions in 3-D art education in Victorian Secondary Schools, State Techers College , TAFE and Institutees of Advance Education. He has held 25 solo exhibitions and participated in over 40 group shows, with sculptures in corporate, private and public collections. Wollmering's research focuses on the 'condition of the abstract' and is 'site referential', relating to public commissions undertaken in Australia and overseas. His practice- through residencies, symposia, conference presentations and exhibitions - has taken him to Canada, China, Egypt, France, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand and the USA. In 2008, he won the Contempora Sculpture Award for a sculpture referencing the tenth anniversary of the Waterfront Dispute. Wollmering is Senior Lecturer and Studio Coordinator of Sculpture at Monash University and works from a studio in Brunswick West, Melbourne. He is represented by Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne and BMGArt, Adelaide.