Helena Demczuk

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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.

Festival venues

  • Town Centre, corner Orr and McNamara St
  • Crib Lane, Little Orr St
  • The Paragon Theatre, 11 McNamara St
  • 20 Orr St
  • Queenstown Medical Union, 25 Cutten St
  • CWA Hall, 35 Cutten St
  • Cutten St Playground
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway and Tracks Cafe
  • Q Bank Gallery, 37 Orr St
  • QBar, 33 Orr St
  • Old Larq Gallery, 8 Hunter St
  • Old Evans Store, 24 Stitcht St
  • Galley Museum, 1/7 Driffield St
  • Scout Hall, 15 Bowes St
  • Queen River Footbridge
  • Passion Park, on The Esplanade
  • Penghana House, 32 Esplanade
  • Old Limestone Quarry, 9 Penghana Rd
  • Football Ground