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Our Resident Artist

We have a resident artist at ISHC. The artwork you see on our walls have been created by Gabrijela.

Gabrijela Iva Polic

Gabrijela Iva Polic is a Sydney based visual artist currently represented by the Hughes Gallery in Sydney’s Surry Hills

Polic graduated from Sydney’s College of Fine Arts in 2013 (now known as UNSW Art & Design) with a Bachelor in Fine Arts and majors in drawing and painting.

Polic’s intensely colourful work regularly oscillates between abstraction and figuration. Using the space within the picture plane she aims to depict fantastical natural scenes comprised of inticate detailing and patterning, resembling microcosms and ecological patterns. The characters in her pictures serve as metaphors for the immaterial and spiritual phenomenon of the human bond.

Polic’s poetic references to the natural world come from a life long fascination with nature, but more interesting her depictions of nature always convey the relationships between different elements or ‘characters’, where they grow from, feed off, protect and nurture each other.

Polic, as of late has participated only in group shows and art prizes. Her work is currently held in national and international private collections.
Currently, she is working towards her first solo exhibition scheduled to open in December 2015.

2011-2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), College of Fine Arts, University of new South Wales
2010-2010 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts), Australian Catholic University

Group Shows

  • 2014 Peace of Art, Fenton & Fenton, Melbourne
  • 2014 Sydney Who, the Hughes Gallery, Sydney
  • 2013 CoFA Annual, College of Fine Arts, Sydney
  • 2010 Annual Student Exhibition, Australian Catholic University, Sydney

Selected Grants and Awards

  • 2014 Kogarah Art Prize (finalist)
  • 2013 CoFA Annual, Artscene drawing award
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