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I am an Australian of Ukrainian descent born in 1954, my mother Joanna Chorney’s working life was that of a practicing artist and art educator so my exposure to art began virtually at birth. I clearly recall, at the tender age of six, sitting in a life drawing class with my mother, charcoal in hand fiercely concentrating on light falling on a fruit and bowl arrangement while fighting the anxiety of making those first decisive marks on stark white paper. That was the beginning of my love affair with drawing which led to participation in numerous exhibitions throughout my schooling years and a one man show of ‘Adelaide Torrens River’ landscape paintings at the age of 16.

In 1974 I graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art Painting from the South Australian School of Art.

Early working life started with a short stint in painting backdrops in theatre then progressed to scenic artistry in the film industry. Meanwhile I was in private practice working towards a one man show of nude drawing held in 1978, This was followed by another one man show of paintings and nude drawings in 1980.

Education

Michael Chorney CV
South Australian Artist / Designer
Present Address: 10182 Hunter Road Cowirra via Mannum 5238 South Australia

Born: Adelaide Australia 1954 Nationality: Australian

Professional Qualifications:
1976 S.A. School of Art school with Diploma in Fine Art Painting

1977 Resident Artist for the Adelaide Zoo

1979 Two man multi-media Exhibition at Michael Chorney’s studio in Ovingham
South Australia. Paintings and drawings and film by Michael Chorney
Music composed and performed by Arnoud Wilson

1979 Set design and construction for Peter Weir’s film ‘Gallipolli’ staring Mel Gibson

1981 Solo exhibition of paintings and drawings with the focus on the nude
at the ‘Format Gallery’ Hutt St Adelaide

1980-1984 Freelance Scenic Artist on numerous Australian feature films

1984 Principal Set Designer for Steven E. de Souza’s ‘Street Fighter’ staring
Jean-Cluade Van Damme. Budget $4 million dollars.

1984 Formed Rivercraft Designs Pty. Ltd. Which designed and built
luxury steel cruise vessels and houseboats for the Murray River, Sydney Harbour and Tonga

1988 Design commission for ‘Miss Matilda’ passenger cruise ship for Captain Roger
Heritage $5.5million dollars project.

1995 Established ‘Chorney Studios.Pty.Ltd.’ a commercial manufacturing firm of
pottery and high-end garden ornaments. The company no longer manufactures but specializes in one-off commission sculptures by the owner Michael Chorney.

2006 Established ‘Riverview Rise Retreats’ a 5 Star rated luxury accommodation facility in Mannum S.A. This business is currently family operated.
Awards and Grants:
1986 Winner of ‘Australian Design Award’
Houseboat design and construction (Leisureline Mark II Ver.1). The Awards honour technical, human and commercial factors in recognition for outstanding design.

1986 Winner of ‘Australian Design Award’
River-Cruiser design and construction. The Awards honour technical, human and commercial factors in recognition for outstanding design.

1987 Winner of ‘Australian Design Award’
Houseboat design and construction. (Leisureline Mark II Ver.2) The Awards honour technical, human and commercial factors in recognition for outstanding design.

2006 Federal Government TQUAL Grant of $100,000 for design and
construction of ‘Riverview Rise Retreats’ 5 Star luxury accommodation facility in Mannum S.A.

2010 Federal Government Australian Tourism Development Grant of $25,000
for design and viability study to build ‘Winks Campfire Lounge’ restaurant at ‘Riverview Rise Retreats’ in Mannum S.A.

2016 One man exhibition “Portrait of Kangaroo” at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery

2017 Mixed artist show at Urban Cow Studio Adelaide.

2017 SALA Festival Mannum SA

2017 SALA Festival by invitation exhibition Adelaide Airport (international)
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10182 Hunter road Cowirra South Australia 5238
10182 Hunter Road,
Cowirra, South Australia, 5238

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