Men in Business - Advertiser, August 3, 1989
Sjolander a pioneering
Mr Ture Sjolander's artistic
work represents more than one technique, from traditional tapestry work to
visualisation of electronic computing.
Mr Sjolander has earned an
international reputation for his multimedia art work since his debut in
"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
Museum of Modern Art, Stcokholm, the Swedish Government, the City of Stockholm
and the Royal Fund for Swedish Culture have awarded him grants for his
He received the top grant for
scientific art research from the Royal Swedish Academy of
Mr Sjolander has produced
television programs for Swedish Television including The Role of Photography, Time, Monument, and Space in
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
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",
He was also commissioned by
Chaplin to produce an art portfolio which was signed by both Chaplin and Mr
Mr Sjolanderwas 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
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, includinga lecture last year at the
Australian Film Institute in Sydney.
One of the topics of his
lectures is possible establishment of multicultural communication by
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
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
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
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 humanity.