Helen Dubrovich first Solo Show
Exhibition from 2nd-16th March 2016
Thursday, March 3
from 6 PM – 8 PM
About the Show: Memories of Bali
This is artist Helen Dubrovich’s fist solo exhibition – “Memories of Bali” launching at the ArtSHINE Gallery housed at CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator in the City of Sydney’s Chippendale Creative Precinct on Thursday 3 March 2016.
Helen’s first solo exhibition “Memories of Bali” will run from Monday 2 March till Monday 16 March 2016.
“The first time I visited Bali was nearly 25 years ago with a friend who had been there many times. I was told I would either hate it or love it. I loved it.
We stayed in Sanur, a relatively quiet area. I found it serene and enjoyed the beautiful gardens, the beaches and was very impressed with the Balinese concept of design.
After the second trip I fell in love with this island. Every time I went back and walked down a quiet street in the afternoon and heard Gamelan music playing, or walked past a restaurant with the heady aromas of Balinese cooking, I felt like I had returned to my second home.
On visiting Ubud in the mountains, and exploring museums, galleries and art shops I related more and more to the colours I found in the designs of children’s clothing, the colourful sarongs, and carved woodwork everywhere.
I went back with a friend to the west coast of Bali to her cousin’s wedding which was traditional. It lasted all day. It gave me more insight to the traditions and colour of this island.
Every time I went back I saw something new. I visited temples, met so many people, and found my own work started to change when my paintings started becoming brighter with intense colour. I wasn’t looking for a style but it looks like it found me.
Being a traditionalist at heart because that was the way I was trained, I wanted to loosen up my style and to try different things. So when I decided on a theme for my solo exhibition, Bali immediately came to mind. I’ve always loved the exotic and colourful with a dash of mystery. Bali fitted the bill. I’ve always loved flowers, gardens and birds. Bali had plenty of both. The island also had a mystique about it. The more I read, the more intrigued I became. There are lovely little villages away from the crowds, temples, jungle and so much more to explore. That is what I tried to depict in my paintings. The colour, serenity, flowers, birds and a bit of the exotic.
Hopefully I’ve achieved this. Please enjoy my exhibition.”
Sunday 6 March
From 2pm – 5pm
“Flavours of Bali”
10 Stage Long Lunch
(with a complimentary drink)
* Vegetarian options available
$99 per person
Early Bird $89 per person
Use code “ArtSHINE” for a 10% discount
Enjoy a long lunch and get close and personal with the artist Helen Dubrovich. Helen will share with you about her art practice and her passion for painting and how she uses different media to create her amazing artworks.
Members and friends are invited to join Helen and enjoy “the flavours of Bali” long lunch. The lunch will be prepared by Irina and Anthony from “Barefoot & Hungry” a pop up restaurant specialises in creating memories “Themed” events for special functions.
Price is $99 per person for a delicious long lunch with the artist.