SALVATORE ZOFREA OAM
My Life and Times in Art
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Painter and printmaker, Salvatore Zofrea was born in Italy, arriving in Australia in 1956, and trained at the Julian Ashton School between 1961 and 1966.
Salvatore has held solo exhibitions in Sydney, Wollongong, Brisbane and internationally in Rome. His work has been in group exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He has completed commissions including a mural for the State Bank of New South Wales and a Fresco for the Sydney Opera House Trust. Between 1994 and 1999 he embarked on a project to complete a series of 100 autobiographical woodcuts titled the ‘Appassionata’ which he donated to the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Salvatore was awarded the Sulman Prize in 1977, 1979 and 1982. Salvatore received a Power bequest in 1981 and a Churchill Fellowship in 1986. In 1995 he was conferred a Cavaliere or Knighthood by the Italian Government.
Salvatore’s work is held by the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra; the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney; Parliament House in Canberra; regional and university collections and internationally including the Vatican in Rome.
Salvatore Zofrea was awarded an Order of Australia (OAM) in 2014.