Biography - Tene Mansvelders


Dip in Fine Art-Painting (SA School of Art) University of SA.
Distinctions: General Drawing, Life Drawing & Painting, Sculpture, Design, Perspective and Pictorial Composition.
Credits: Life Drawing, History of Art, Graphic Art, Life Painting and General Painting.
Dip in Teaching Art/ Secondary (College of Advanced Education) University of SA., Majoring in Art & Drama.


Teacher of Art & Drama for the S.A. Department of Education for sixteen years.
Head of the Art Department 'All Souls & Saint Gabriels School'.
Tutor of Art 'Institute of Technology'.
Tutor 'The Jam Factory' in their jewelry course - University of SA.
Lecturer Sketch Artist for P & O., Cunard, C.T.C., and Royal Olympic Shipping lines.
Portrait Artist for David Jones Department store.


One-man shows: SA School of Art, The Los Angeles Australian Trade Fair, The Barn Gallery.
Exhibited with The North Adelaide Art Gallery, The Alice Springs Art exhibition, Lidmans Art Auctions, Aldgate Art Show, Citizens Art Group show Nth Ad, Miller Andersons Art exhibition, The Contemporary Art Society, The Royal Society of Arts and Charters Towers Art exhibition.


A Studentship, Commonwealth Scholarship, The Clarkson Memorial prize for Sculpture, The George Rowney prize for Painting.
Merit - Royal Soc of Arts.
First prize Pacific Art Festival.
Chosen by John Dowie A.M. as his protege in 'The Masters & Protege' exhibition.
Written up in the 'Blue Book' - SA Biographies.


Traveled around the world studying the Galleries.

Major exhibitions:
Van Gogh Gallery Amsterdam (did a thesis on him as part of my Advanced Diploma in Teaching)
Salvador Dali (largest collection in the word)
Turner at the Tate Gallery in London.
Titians work in Venice.
Michelangelo in Rome.
Matisse in Milan.
Goya at The Prado in Spain.