Mr Ture Sjolander's artistic
work represents more than one technique, from traditional tapestry work to
visualisation of electronic computing.
He is a pioneer in video-art.
His work contributed to the development of the video-synthesizer. Mr Sjolander
has earned an international reputation for his multimedia art work since his
debut in 1960.
"Mr Sjolander has also served as
a member of the board of the Swedish Artists Society," former Minister for
Cultural Affairs in Sweden, Mr Bengt Goransson."
He is represented at the
Modern Art, Stcokholm, the Swedish Government, the City of
Stockholm and the Royal Fund for Swedish Culture have awarded him grants for his
work. "He received the top grant for scientific art research from the Royal
Swedish Academy of Art. Mr Sjolander has produced television programs for
Swedish Television including The Role of Photography, Time, Monument,
and Space in the Brain.
He is skilled in all kinds of
printing techniques and is also a professional
Mr Sjolander has written several
internationally published books. For example he wrote a pictorial biography of
Greta Garbo titled: "GARBO", for one of
the largest publisher in America, Harper and Row (Harper&Collins) and the
book had world-wide distribution.
He initiated work on a
pictorial essay on
Charlie Chaplin. The dummy work was purchased by Charles
Chaplin and the finished work was titled "My Life in Picture", 1973. He was also
commissioned by Chaplin to produce an art portfolio which was signed by both
Chaplin and Mr Sjolander.
Mr Sjolander was commissioned by
the Swedish band
ABBA, to produce graphic prints and a tapestry used in the
sponsorship of the 1977 America's Cup.
He established an electronic
picture laboratory in Stockholm, VIDEO-NU, for artistic research and was the
administrator of the laboratory from 1980-1986.
Mr Sjolander has created
monumental sized interior artwork
for large industrial complexes in Sweden using various
techniques. He has had a large number of seminars and exhibitions throughout
Europe and he participated in the Fifth Biennale in Paris. He has given lectures
throughout world on art and technology, including a lecture last year at the
Australian Film Institute in Sydney. One of the topics of his lectures is
possible establishment of multicultural communication by satellite. This would
include a three week international TV high tech and arts festival, the
commersialisation of peace via satellite and the formation of an internatinal
lobby group to connect all Television systems of the world.He is presently
involved with negotiations with Uplinger Enterprises (USA), the organisation
which organised Live Aid and Sport Aid, about establishing an annual three week
satellite link up. Campaign co-cordinator of One World or None, Janet Hunt said
the idea was marvelous. "The idea is a logical extension as we move into the
21st century and we certainly support it." Jane Hunt said.
Mr Sjolander has conducted
research into Townsville's history and the city council have received a proposal
to revise the history of the city. His research has shown the first European to
land in Townsville
arrived 49 years earlier then previously believed. The discovery may be
celebrated with a special Townsville Day and a 220 year celebration in
He is also skilled in radio
productions and TV production. Mr Sjolander is interested in establishing an
international artist's centre in Townsville to display exhibitions from
international artists. He is a member of the Perc Tucker Regional Art Gallery
and believes i Fusion Business. He is neither political nor religious but
believes in authentic