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Emma Varga’s exhibition of glass artwork

„DREAMTIME DOWN UNDER“
June 8th – July 8th 2006

Emma Varga (born 1952) is an internationally acclaimed artist, who has been living and working in Australia for more than 10 years. She graduated in 1975, from the Department of Ceramics and Glass at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade. That same year she became member of the Association of Applied Artists and Designers of Serbia, bearing the status of an independent artist. Over the next couple of years she collaborated with glass industries of Paraćin and Pančevo, as well as with Sebastian gallery in Belgrade and Dubrovnik


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During the last decade, in Australia, she mastered a special technique of glass shaping, which uses thousands of splinters of glass, forming a kind of mosaic, to create three-dimensional sculptures of cast and polished glass. Her artwork bear the signature of bright colours of the sky and the ocean, of the burning horizon of the sunset – the first impressions that marked Emma's arrival in Australia.


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Emma Varga's works proved itself worthy of numerous national and international awards. Prestigeous museum and galleries all over the world possess collections of her artwork (Museum of Applied Art, Belgrade; Sebastian Gallery, Dubrovnik; Glassmuseum Ebeltoft, Germany; The Arrango Design Foundation, Miami; The Glassgallerie Immenhausen, Germany; The Interglass Symposium Collection, Czech Republic)

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During the last couple of years Emma Varga’s work has been continually presented at exhibitions in Australia, the United States of America, Europe and south-eastern Asia. The Object gallery chose her work to represent Australia at the Import Export : Global Local exhibition, which took place at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London during 2005. She had an important appearance within a significant publication entitled Australian Glass Today in 2005. Also, she stands to have individual exhibitions, one at the Melbourne modern gallery Axia, in 2006, and the other one at the JamFactory gallery, in Adelaide, in 2007.


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At the Belgrade Museum of Applied Art the exhibition entitled “Dreaming Down Under“, this artist will present over a hundred of her latest works to Belgrade audience.

Programme coordinator: Dejan Sandić, International Cooperation Curator