Halinka Orszulok

Halinka Orszulok

Blackberry
  • dimensions

    75 x 105
  • medium

    oil on canvas
  • Represented by

    Flinders Street Gallery (Sydney)

  • Artist Statement & Bio

    Halinka Orszulok is a painter living in Jamberoo, NSW. Since obtaining her Masters degree from Sydney College of the Arts in 2002, she has regularly shown her work in both group and solo exhibitions. Previously a finalist in the Fleurieu Biennale, Fishers Ghost, Sunshine Coast and Sulman art prizes, in 2018 Halinka was the winner of the Glover ArtPrize with her work ‘Ponies’. In 2019 she was the curator of ‘Uncertain Territory’ at Artbank, an exhibition examining our multi-layered relationship to landscape as a conceptual space. Her work has been collected by Artbank, Gadens Lawyers and the University of Wollongong. “With an interest in examining the role subjectivity plays in our perception of place, my work investigates liminal spaces that blur the line between nature and culture, the domestic and the unhomely, history and the present. Increasingly ecology, cultural identity and ownership are themes that I like to explore.This painting is part of a series titled ‘Black Bob’s Creek’ recently shown at Wollongong Art Gallery. Black Bob’s Creek is an area off the Hume Highway in Sutton Forest steeped in a narrative of colonisation and land use past and present.”