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Heika has a significant career spanning over twenty years. Her work has been exhibited at respected commercial and regional galleries in Sydney and northern NSW, and she has completed numerous commissions for public buildings and private collections. She has also lectured and tutored at University and TAFE. Her latests work focuses predominantly on images which translate her immediate life and culture. Living in the Byron Hinterland she is strongly influenced by the natural elements of the beach and rainforest landscapes. These form the stage for her personal visual interpretation of contemporary culture; including elements of environmental sensitivity, mindfulness, interactions of humanity, and cultural juxtaposition. Using sensuous fluid lines to sculpt her subjects through the luscious use of paint and layering, Heika’s work celebrates an instinctive raw emotional beauty on many levels, engaging the viewer with a uniquely sophisticated and visually articulate edge. 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 LILIANAS, Summer Breeze Paintings
2010 NRCG, The Ming Paintings
2010 BAAF Exquisite Smaller Works Show.
2009 CITRUS UPSTAIRS GALLERY Byron Bay
2008 WAYWOOD GALLERY, Ocean Narratives, Byron Bay
2003 JASPER GALLERY, Springtime Pleasures, Ballina
1999 POGELS WOOD, Byron Shire, NSW
1997 BARRENJOEY HOUSE Shades of Summer Palm Beach
1985 BLAXLAND GALLERIES Recent Works by Heika Braha
1984 MANLY ART GALLERY & Museum, Woven Textile Works
1983 BEAVER GALLERIES, Canberra
1980 OLD BAKERY GALLERY, Sydney

REPRESENTED

The Picture Show Gallery, Newport, Sydney
Gallery Six, Mona Vale, Sydney
Moulton Galleries, Mosman
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney
Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
Old Bakery Gallery, Sydney
Beaver Galleries, Canberra
Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney
Australian Craftworks, The Rocks, Sydney
Blaxland Galleries, Sydney

TUTOR/LECTURER

North Coast Institute of TAFE, NCITAFE Lismore
NSWTAFE, Seaforth & Brookvale, Sydney
Byron Community College
ACE North Coast, Lismore
Manly Warringah Community College Inc. MWCC, Sydney
Northern Rivers College of Advanced Education, NRCAE, Lismore
Macquarie University, Ryde, Sydney

CURATOR

Lismore Regional Gallery, LRG
FEHVA 48 Hours of Visual Arts, Byron Bay
Manly Art Gallery and Museum, MAG&M
Manly Arts Festival
Manly Warringah Art Prize
Bangalow Historical Society, BHS

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

M.A. UNSW, College of Fine Art (COFA) Sydney
Graduate Diploma of Design Sydney College of the Arts

MEMBERSHIP

NAVA – Professional Artist Practitioner
MIDA- Interior Designer
MAGNSW- Registered Consultant

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010 Rivers of Life, Northern Rivers Community Gallery
2010 Byron Arts Classic
2008 Panache, PAN Artists Exhibition
2007 Flash in the Pan, PAN Artists Exhibition
2005 Border Art Prize, Tweed River Regional Gallery, NSW
2003 Collectors Club Exhibition, Citrus Gallery, Byron Bay
1998 Barebones Art Space, Bangalow, NSW
1997 Manly Arts Festival, Manly, Sydney
1997 The Nude Uncovered, Anita Ellis Gallery, Avalon
1986 Sydney Textile Art Prize
1984 NRCAE Exhibition, LRG, NSW (also 1882-3)
1984 Macquarie University Tutors Exhibition
1984 First Australian Fibre Exhibition, Melb VIC
1984 Sculpture Centre Group Exhibition, The Rocks
1983 Women in Arts Touring Exhibition, LRG NSW
1982 NSW Touring Art Exhibition, various galleries in NSW

PRIVATE / CORPORATE COMMISSIONS & COLLECTIONS

Aran & Associates, Financial Consultants
J.R. Brogan, Architects, Pitt St, Sydney
Appleton, Architects, Sydney
North’s, Stockbrokers, Sydney
N&M Apap, Sydney
Leech and Waite, Architects, Newport
Jenny Kee, Designer, Sydney
P. Bakker, Financial Consultant
Strudwick & Associates, Surveyors, Sydney
Catholic Church – St Thomas the Apostle Parish, Kambah, ACT
The Killing of Angel Street, Australian Feature Movie, Sydney

 

ABBREVIATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

LRG Newsletter Interviews, 2014-16
Northern Star Newspaper, 2003, 2008 Byron Shire Echo, 2003, 2008, 2010, Byron Shire News, 2003, 2008, 2010
NRCG, ‘Rivers of Life’ Catalogue , Lismore Regional Gallery, ‘Up the Creek’, Rose Mc Kinley 2011,Catalogue Essay ‘The Most Easterly Point’ Jay Pearse, 2008, Manly Daily, 1998 etc, UNSW Art Write, Vol.1, No.4, Dec. 1993, MAG&M, 1993, Interview with Clarice Thomas, 1993, BHS, 1997, Craft NSW, Craft Art Magazine, Artist Profile 1985, FAFC Catalogue, Australian Production Movie, ”The Killing of Angel Street”, Craft NSW,1981 Australian Handweaver 1980-6

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