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About

I am exploring the beauty of nature in a surreal way. I like to spark your imagination by hiding figures in these whimsical scenes or mimicking movement in the scene through creating dreamy flowing brushstrokes. Being subtly placed, yet noticeable just enough, it makes you want to hunt around exploring the picture to see what is going on. The artwork becomes a playfully pleasing game like a where's Wally? poster or easter egg hunt.

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Education

2014 Certificate III Micro Business Operations, ITEC Wollongong
2014 Certificate IV Small Business Management, TAFE Wollongong
2007 Adobe Creative Suite certified, 313 Training, Wollongong
2006 Certificate II Business, WCET, Wollongong
2006 Certificate III Venues and Events Customer Service, WCET, Wollongong
2005 Bachelor of Creative Arts - Visual Arts with Distinction, Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong, Wollongong
2005 Bachelor of Arts - Communication Studies & Marketing, Faculty of Arts, University of Wollongong, Wollongong
2002 Airbrushing For Murals, TAFE Plus, Wollongong

Exhibitions

2018 Beach Vibe, Old Court House Gallery, Wollongong 
2017 Within Us Exhibition, Howlin Wolf Whisky Bar, Wollongong  
2017 Xmas exhibition, Old Court House Gallery, Wollongong
2017 Black Toast Cafe Annandale Sydney
2016 Within Us, CTC Robertson Gallery, Robertson
2016 Daydreamer, Old Court House Gallery, Wollongong 
2016 Violetta Strabic, Old Court House Gallery, Wollongong  
2016 Howlin Wolf Exhibition, Howlin Wolf Whisky Bar, Wollongong
2016 Violetta Strabic, Sheffer Gallery, Darlington central Sydney 
2015 Violetta Strabic, Old Court House Gallery, Wollongong  
2015 Day Dreamer, Art Arena Gallery, Wollongong  
2015 Floral Fantasy, Minnamurra Gallery & Cafe, Minnamurra  
2015 Howlin Wolf Exhibition, Howlin Wolf Whisky Bar, Wollongong
2015 Delano Exhibition, Delano Cafe, Wollongong 
2015 Violetta Strabic, Old Court House Gallery, Wollongong
2015 Martin Place Art Gallery, Thirroul
2015 Nourish, Old Court House, Wollongong
2015 Colour Passion, Art Arena, Wollongong
2015 Beautiful Things, Beanstalk Gallery, Thirroul
2015 Kiama Show Art Exhibition, Kiama
2014 Beautiful Things, Kaleidoscope Gallery SOMA Society, Chippendale Sydney
2013 Bolero, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2012 Black & White Duo Exhibition, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2011 Transition, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2011 Transition, Beanstalk Gallery, Thirroul

GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND COLLABORATIONS

2016 Harbour House Exhibition, Old Court House Gallery, Wollongong 
2016 International House Wollongong Project For Peace, Innovation Campus University of Wollongong
2015 Nourish Exhibition, Illawarra Visual Artists Alliance, Old Court House Gallery, Wollongong
2015 IWD International Womens Day IWD Empowering Change Exhibition, Art Arena Gallery, Wollongong
2013 Kiama Show Pavilion Art Exhibition, Kiama
2013 Hidden Treasures, Art Arena Wollongong
2013 Landscape Exhibition: Expanse, Art Arena, Wollongong
2012 I’m In! Members Show, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2012 Impromptu Members Show, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2012 Fire & Light Members Show,  Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2011 First in Best Dressed: Sun, Sea & Sangria, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2011 Fire & Light Members Show, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2009 Christmas Show, Art in Port Gallery, Port Kembla
2008 Still Life Exhibition, De Havilland Art Gallery, Wollongong
2008The Artful Christmas Show, De Havilland Art Gallery, Wollongong
2003 Next Gen, Long Gallery, University of Wollongong, Wollongong
1999 Graduation Exhibition, Wollongong High School of Performing Arts
1999 Art Class Exhibition, Wollongong High School of Performing Arts
1998 Pantomime stage prop design Around the World in 80 days, Wollongong High School of Performing Arts
1997 Pantomime stage prop design, Little Shop of Horrors, Wollongong High School of Performing Arts
1997 Still Life Exhibition, Corrimal Community Hall
1998 Still Life Exhibition, Corrimal Community Hall


PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
2018 Caravan Murals commissioned large 48sqm artwork, for Wollongong City Council
2016 Substation private commissioned large 19sqm artwork, Wollongong 
2016 Private commissioned wall art, 13 sqm artwork, Wollongong
2015-16 Public Art Project Art on traffic signal boxes at 10 locations, Wollongong City Council.

RESIDENCIES
2016 Artist In Residence Wollongong High School of Performing Arts, Fairy Meadow, NSW
2016 Artist In Residence, Sunsiz Media, Lightning Ridge, NSW

Press

AWARDS
2015 Kiama Show, Watercolour, 2nd Prize
2015 Kiama Show, Ceramic Article, 1st Prize
2015 Kiama Show, Glaze, 1st & 2nd Prize
2015 Kiama Show, Wheel Thrown Pottery, 1st & 2nd Prize
2015 Kiama Show, Hand-Built Pottery, 3rd Prize
2015 Kiama Show, Black & White Sketch, Highly Commended
2014 Thirroul Seaside Festival, Finals

PRINT & MEDIA
Hop Dao,“Interview with Artist Violetta Strabic”, University of Wollongong UOW TV, Aug 2017
SaatchiArt.com, Featured Artist in a collection, March 2017
International House Wollongong, “Project For Peace Featured Artist”, University of Wollongong catalog 2016
Good Life, “Time Out”, Black and White exhibition, Illawarra Mercury, 7th June 2012, p.52
Delphie Dib-Milston, "NEXT 02", Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong, Nov 2002, UOW, p.68
Michelle Singer, "Art of the Next Gen", The Weekender, Illawarra Mercury, 23rd Nov 2002, p.47

Influences

Jennifer MCurdy, Brett Whitely, Freda Carlo, Vincent Van Gogh, X de Medici, Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam and Ernesto Neto.

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$180
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