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Writer : Walter Mason will be open Helen Dubrovich art show
BY Catherine | 02-Mar-2018
We will be having travel writer and speaker : Walter Mason open the show! Walter Mason is the Vice President of the NSW Dickens Society and a well-known travel writer and speaker.
Walter is the author of “Destination Saigon” and “Destination Cambodia,” both published by Allen and Unwin, and is a popular teacher of writing, mindfulness and creativity. As well as leading tours to Southeast Asia, Walter teaches Cambodian, Vietnamese and Buddhist history. He is a regular lecturer at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts and at Ashfield and Sutherland Libraries, where he talks on literary subjects including E. F. Benson, Noel Coward and H. V. Morton. Walter has spoken at festivals and conferences
around the world, and is a regular voice on the ABC.
Walter wrote his Honours Thesis on the child in the fiction of Sumner Locke Elliott.
Come and Join us and be a part of the opening. Helen Dubrovich ‘s solo exhibition “ My Watercolour World” at ArtSHINE @yuga Cafe & Gallery, Glebe . ~ Opening Reception on March 10th Saturday from 1 – 3 pm. Exhibition from 5-24 March 2018.
About The Artist- Helen Dubrovich
Helen Dubrovich, born in Germany of Russian parents, migrated to Australia when she was three. When quite young Helen started to travel overseas and this influenced her work which is quite eclectic. Helen has chosen to work in a variety of mediums with various subject matter, rather than sticking to one genre as she felt staying with one type of subject and one medium would lead to boredom not only to herself but to her viewers.
Helen’s artworks cover not only a number of mediums such as watercolour, acrylic, pastel and pencil but her artwork encompasses a number of styles but even then her artwork and style are recognisable through her joyous use of colour, exuberance, texture and detail.
Her feeling for illustrating her works often comes across as a story in it’s own right. Her paintings have a magical quality and the viewer often feels like they can step into her paintings and share her special magic.
About The Exhibition
MY WATERCOLOUR WORLD – TALES FROM MY TRAVELS
Passport, paint, and picture
Travel and painting. Both things that I love to do. The travel bit came about when I was around twelve years of age and I was taking private lessons in painting with my first art teacher, a Russian artist that my father knew.
My teacher told me stories about when he had travelled to so many lands, seen so many cultures and so many people. My teacher was the one who put the idea into my head that I needed to travel and see the world and see how other people lived.
When I married in my early twenties I flew to Europe with my husband and travelled for three months from London to the Scandinavian countries, throughout Europe and down to Turkey. Later we flew to Japan and fell in love with that country returning again and again.
Later, when I was on my own I travelled to Russia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, Cambodia and the list goes on. I had the travel bug. I planned trips when I was still working and that was what got me through the days. The planning was part of the joy. I took a massive amount of photos which I used as references for my paintings later on. Often using a number of photos and making a composite to suit the painting I wanted to create.
When I was asked to do another solo show I had no idea what to paint. But when I thought about it I realised I wanted to share my travels over the years but through my paintings and as they say a picture is worth a thousand words. So appropriately I’ve called this solo show “My Watercolour World”.
Enjoy the show.