Finding Home

24 October – 25 November 2018

Northern Rivers Community Gallery

44 Cherry St Ballina NSW

opening hours 10-4 Wed to Friday and 9.30-4 Saturday and Sunday

opening event 5.30pm  Thursday 25 October

Finding Home

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Prague spring and the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia. Several months after this event I arrived in Australia as a seven year old refugee. Finding Home draws on experiences and feelings associated with my migrant journey. Although my work is heavy with personal and cultural symbolism, it explores fundamental human themes. While the works in Finding Home celebrate the beauty and significance of tradition, they also explore its fading influence and the desire to adapt and belong in a new country. Most of the work is created with pastel on paper, my favourite means of expression. There is something very immediate and crucial in the way that marks on paper can both express my ideas and communicate them to others.

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2016

Sanctuary – Northern Rivers Community Gallery Ballina NSW

2014

Parade – Northern Rivers Community Gallery Ballina NSW
Animalia – Northern Rivers Community Gallery Ballina NSW

2013

Wild Interiors – Tweed River Regional Art Gallery Murwillumbah NSW

2012

Short and Sweet – Deann Muir Gallery Rockhampton QLD
Short and Sweet – Northern Rivers Community Gallery Ballina NSW

2011

Wild Interiors – Redland Art Gallery Capalaba QLD
Telling Tales – Gympie Regional Gallery QLD

2010

It is not common for hens to have pillows – Grafton Regional Gallery NSW

2009

RED – Barratt Galleries Alstonville NSW

2007

Pearls of Wisdom – Tweed River Regional Art Gallery Murwillumbah NSW
Lismore Regional Art Gallery for the Latte Trail

2004

Heart of the Matter – Kolinda Gallery Alstonville NSW
KATKA Drawings – Jasper Gallery Federal NSW

2003

A Collection of Paintings and Drawings – Jasper Gallery Federal NSW