DIB presentation published online

The full text of my Drawing International Brisbane symposium presentation is now available online. I am looking forward to a journal publication of an extended version of the paper.

Meanwhile, I will be making another presentation, titled  The hidden beauty: visual art inspired by Australian native plants under microscope at the 2nd Ecoarts  Australis conference in Wollongong on 15 February. Will keep you posted on that too.

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My DIB Symposium presentation today

I have just made a Spontaneous drawing from a contemporary artist’s perspective presentation at Drawing International Brisbane Symposium. Here is the PDF of the presentation (or click the image below).


Unfortunately PDF format doesn’t support the embedded videos but you can watch them online:

Video 1 (Facebook)
Video 2 (YouTube)

Once the full text is published online I will post a link here (and I am also looking forward to the extended version appearing in a journal!).

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Inner Scapes opening 18 September

The Inner Scapes exhibition, where I will be showing my recent works on paper, will be held at Woolloongabba Art Gallery (upstairs) on 15-26 September. The opening night is Friday 18 September 6-8 pm. Please come to the opening and have a look. If you cannot make it to the opening, the gallery is open Tue-Sat 9-5.


If you are coming, please make sure you go UPSTAIRS, as WAG have several exhibition spaces.

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First prize at RQAS!

My Molten Core has just received first prize in abstract at RQAS annual BIG Art Award!

Molten Core

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Diffusion images up – have you seen them live?

I have added artwork images from my current Diffusion exhibition to the galleries, check them out! And have you actually visited the exhibition yet? It will be up for another couple of months, but the works on paper are selling really quick, so don’t miss your chance to see them before they are gone.

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Diffusion coming soon

My 2015 exhibition at Blueroom Cinebar, showcasing 2014-2015 paintings, including a number of ink on paper works, will open on 5 April. Please RSVP to blueroomexpo@gmail.com if you’d like to come to the opening.


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Two Journeys

In Depth: Two JourneysIf you happened to miss my solo exhibition earlier this year, I will be showing two series of paintings from there (Moreton Island paintings and appropriation works) at Aspire Gallery ( 53 Kennedy Tce, Paddington ) on 1-22 October. The exhibition is titled In Depth: Two Journeys; the gallery is open Wed-Sat 10.30 to 4.30. The opening event is on Friday, 3 October starting at 6 PM; please RSVP to svetlana.trefilova@gmail.com by Wednesday 1 October if you are coming. For more information please see this announcement.

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In Depth Is Over

My exhibition at Blueroom Cinebar has finished today. I hope everyone had a chance to come and see, but if you happened to miss it or don’t mind another look – most of the paintings are now displayed on My Artwork page.

A new exhibition opens there next Sunday, 2 August, for more details see Mums’ Night Out on Facebook.

Speaking about Facebook, I have been posting photos from my exhibitions this winter on my page there, please come and check!

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…and Prizes.

I am also proud to announce that my painting The Deep, the “theme” painting I used for promoting my current In Depth exhibition, has won second prize in abstract category at The BIG Art Award at RQAS Gold Coast. The Award is a once-a-year event and competition is always very strong, so this is quite a substantial achievement.

The DeepInterestingly, I put the “theme” painting from my previous solo, Celebration of the Harvest, into a monthly exhibition at RQAS earlier this year, and it came up with a “Commended” prize too!

Celebration of the Harvest

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Even though I have been away for a month and a half, my paintings still went to the scheduled exhibitions. I am back now and it looks like nearly all of my paintings are hanging somewhere. These exhibitions finish soon, some – really soon, so come and have a look NOW if you are interested!

My major In Depth exhibition at Blueroom Cinebar (2013-2014 works) will be extended until some time in mid-July (but certainly not forever, so make sure you see it before it is too late).

The From Russia With Love festival expo at BEMAC, of which I am the major part with a selection of my 2012-2013 paintings, finishes this weekend, so you have to hurry to see these paintings as well as the works of other artists.

Finally, a small exhibition at Ugees Espresso, showcasing my smaller and earlier (2012 and before) works, is up until 5 July. Looking for a bargain? Come there!

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