Born: Established: 15 Aug 1943 Trondheim ; Died: 11 Dec 2009 Melbourne
Film maker, poet and printmaker, Solrun Hoaas was born in Norway, grew up in China and Japan and returned to Norway, studying Arts and Social Anthropology at Oslo University. In Kyoto, Japan, she studied theatre and trained as a Noh mask maker. She worked as a teacher and lecturer of Japanese and as a journalist and interpreter.
Hoaas wrote and directed film and documentary including Sacred Vandals (1983), Green Tea and Cherry Ripe (1989), Pyongyang Diaries (1997), Rushing to Sunshine (2001), the feature film Aya (1990) and At Edge (1981), a documentary on the poet Judith Wright. Solrun Hoaas lived and worked in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory and Melbourne, Victoria.