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My parents were Ukrainian migrants escaping the aftermath of WW II in Europe. They came to Australia and lived in a coal mining town in Gippsland Victoria. Decades later I found myself in the mining town of Queenstown Tasmania trying to create another type of future.

Many years ago after my first attempt at Art School in the Latrobe Valley I lived in Papua and New Guinea before running away to Brisbane and enrolling at QIT. My cultural heritage was important to me so I enrolled at Monash University in Melbourne and studied Ukrainian language and literature.

In 2005 I completed a BFA at the University of Tasmania, School of Art which included a semester at the Glasgow School of Art.

My artwork focusses on people, landscapes and the colour that unites them.

The Unconformity acknowledges the palawa people as the original and traditional custodians of lutruwita/Tasmania. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this land.