Gwen Velge



I am originally trained as an international relations political scientist (MA, Honours) and sociologist (Honours) but I have since produced cover shots for national and international sports magazines, worked as an instructor and manager for university clubs and kite schools in Ireland, Mexico and Australia. In April 2011, I undertook a solitary road trip in WA with my paraglider and camera, the pleasure I had taking these shots and the overwhelming positive feedback I received convinced me to enter my work in competitions and to exhibit it. Since then I have won two awards and have been a finalist in another two competitions, I have also been exhibited in three solo and one group exhibitions here in WA and overseas. I plan to keep shooting and make it the ride as smooth as it has been so far.

Professional Experience
Solas Suas Visuals Freelance Photographer January 10 – Current

Perth Kitesurfing School Business owner and manager November 10- Current

WA Surf, Safety Bay, Western Australia Kitesurf Instructor and Administrative Assistant November 09 – Sept 10

Ocho Tulum Kitesurf School, Tulum, Mexico Kitesurf Instructor and School Manager December 08 – Mar 09

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition:
“Inhabited”, Bonking Frog Winery, Bunbury, WA, Australia, May 2012.
“Inhabited”, EXPArT Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, March 2012.
“Australian Abstractions”, Naty Chang, Belgium, August 2011- November 2011.
Group exhibition:
“ART MY PLACE”, ART MY PLACE, Brussels, Belgium, 9-11th June 2012.
“Parce qu’on aime”, “Where The Trolleys Are: On Chaos And Inviduality”, Kurb Gallery, Perth, March 2011.
Bibliography
Guest blog by invitationt on ABC Open, http://open.abc.net.au/posts/photography-from-a-different-per-spective-wa-in-a-bubble-96fb0af
IKSurf Magazine issue 25, p.37, www.iksurfmag.com/issue25/

Education

University of Limerick, Ireland Master of Arts in Peace and Development Studies January 2009 First class honours

Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium Honours degree in Politics: International Relations (Licence en sciences politiques) September 2008 Distinction
Honours degree in Sociology (Licence en sociologie) September 2007 Grande Distinction

Institut Saint-Louis, Belgium Certificate of Mathematics (Cours Scientifique Spécial) June 2005 Distinction

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium Diploma of Psychology (Candidat en sciences psychologiques et de l’éducation) August 2004
International School Le Verseau, Belgium Highschool certificate Maths-Science major June 2001

Publications

Stance Magazine (France), article, p.46-58 April 2012
Kitesurf Magazine (GB-Int), article p.30-35 November 2011
Kiteworld (GB-Int), Double Spread, p.14-15 September-October 2011
Kitesurf Magazine (GB-int), Editorial Shot August 2011
Kitemag (Australia), Profile Shots, p.43 August 2011
KiteWorld (GB-int), Article and Profiles, , p.82-95 August-September 2011
Kiteworld (GB-int), Double Spread, p.14-15 June-July 2011
Kitelife (Germany), Cover Shot and Double Spread June 2011
Kiteboarding.de (Germany), Double Spread, , p.28-29 May 2011
Kiteboarder Magazine (Australia), Cover Shot March 2011
Kitesurf Magazine (GB-Int), Article, p. 24-29 January-February 2011
The Kiteboarder (USA), Single Spread, p.35 March 2011
Kiteboarding (USA-int), Single Spread, p.27 March 2011
The Sunday Independant (Ireland), Half a Page, 7 November 2011
Kiteworld (GB-int), Single Spread, p. 26 November 2010
Stance Magazine (International), Cover Shot November 2010
IKSurfmag (GB-Int), Profile, p.111-121 October-November 2010
The Herald Express (GB), Online, Video 19 October 2010
IKSurfmag (GB-Int), Profile, , p.119-127 August-September 2010
Kiteworld (GB-Int), Profile, p.45 August-September 2010
Stance Magazine (France), Cover Shot July 2010
Kiteboarder (Australia), Double Spread, p.15-16 July 2010

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