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Heika Braha’s work has been exhibited at respected commercial galleries in Sydney and regional NSW. Her work has covered numerous commissions for public buildings and private collections. She has held teaching positions at University and TAFE in both Sydney and the Northern Rivers.

Heika Braha’s work focuses predominantly on images which translate her own life and culture. It is strongly influenced by the natural elements of coastal and rainforest landscapes, and explores interactions of humanity with the spiritual landscape.

‘Using luscious paint and layering, Braha’s sensuous fluid lines sculpt the subjects of her art.  Her work celebrates an instinctive emotional beauty,  represented by a sophisticated and visually articulate; finely edged use of colour and form. 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 LILIANAS, Summer Breeze Paintings
2010 NRCG, The Ming Paintings
2010 BaAF Exquisite Smaller Works Show.
2009 CITRUS UPSTAIRS GALLERY
2008 STILL@theCENTRE, Ocean Narratives, Byron Bay
2003 JASPER GALLERY, Springtime Pleasures
1999 POGELS WOOD, Federal, NSW
1997 BARRENJOEY HOUSE Shades of Summer Palm Beach
1985 BLAXLAND GALLERIES, HEIKA BRAHA Recent Works
1984 MANLY ART GALLERY & Museum, Woven Textiles ‘Wallspaces’
1983 BEAVER GALLERIES, Canberra
1980 OLD BAKERY GALLERY, Sydney

REPRESENTED

The Picture Show Gallery, Newport, Sydney
Gallery Six, Mona Vale, Sydney
Moulton Galleries, Mosman
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney
Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
Old Bakery Gallery, Sydney
Beaver Galleries, Canberra
Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney
Australian Craftworks, The Rocks, Sydney
Blaxland Galleries, Sydney

TUTOR/LECTURER

North Coast Institute of TAFE, Lismore
NSW Institute of TAFE, Seaforth & Brookvale, Sydney
Byron Community College, Byron Bay.
ACE North Coast, Lismore
Manly Warringah Community College Inc. MWCC, Sydney
Northern Rivers College of Advanced Education, NRCAE, Lismore
Macquarie University, Sydney

CURATORIAL

Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore
FEHVA 48 Hours of Visual Arts, Byron Bay.
Manly Art Gallery and Museum, MAG&M
Manly Arts Festival/Manly Warringah CC.
Manly Warringah Art Prize/Manly Council
Bangalow Historical Society/ NSW Ministry for the Arts

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Master of Art, University of NSW, College of Fine Art (COFA).
Graduate Diploma of Design, Sydney College of the Arts, Glebe.
Advanced Certificate Textiles Strathfield TAFE, Sydney.
Diploma Interior Design, Double Bay, Sydney.

MEMBERSHIP

NAVA – Professional Artist Practitioner
MIDA- Interior Designer
MAGNSW- Registered Consultant

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 BORDER ART PRIZE, TWEED REGIONAL GALLERY
2012 Border Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery
2010 Rivers of Life, Northern Rivers Community Gallery
2010 Byron Arts Classic, BCC, Byron Bay, NSW
2008 PAN Prof Artists Network Exhibition,(& 2007) Still@Centre
2005 Border Art Prize, Tweed River Regional Gallery, NSW
2003 Collectors Club Exhibition, Citrus Gallery, Byron Bay
1998 Barebones Art Space, Bangalow, NSW
1997 Manly Arts Festival, Manly, Sydney
1997 The Nude Uncovered, Anita Ellis Gallery, Avalon
1986 Sydney Textile Art Prize, Mosman
1984 NRCAE Exhibition, LRG, NSW (also 1882, 1983)
1984 Macquarie University Tutors Exhibition, Sydney
1984 First Australian Fibre Exhibition, Melbourne
1984 Sculpture Centre Group Exhibition, The Rocks, Sydney
1983 Women in Arts Touring Exhibition, Various galleries throughout NSW
1982 NSW Touring Art Exhibition, Various galleries through out NSW

PRIVATE / CORPORATE COMMISSIONS & COLLECTIONS
Aran & Associates, Financial Consultants, Sydney /
J.R. Brogan, Architects,  Sydney /
Appleton, Architects, Sydney /
North’s, Stockbrokers, Sydney Nick & Marie Apap, Sydney /
North Coast Medical Centre, Byron Bay /
Leech and Waite, Architects, Newport /
Jenny Kee, Designer, Sydney /
P. Bakker, Financial Consultant /
Drummond Communications,Kingscliff /
Peter Strudwick & Associates, Surveyors, Sydney /
Catholic Church – St Thomas the Apostle Parish, Canberra /
The Killing of Angel Street, Australian Feature Movie, Sydney /
Barry Prowse, Chemist, Sydney /

ABBREVIATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
LRG Newsletter Interviews, 2014-16
Northern Star Newspaper, 2003, 2008 Byron Shire Echo, 2003, 2008, 2010, Byron Shire News, 2003, 2008, 2010
NRCG, ‘Rivers of Life’ Catalogue , Lismore Regional Gallery, ‘Up the Creek’, Rose Mc Kinley 2011,Catalogue Essay ‘The Most Easterly Point’ Jay Pearse, 2008, Manly Daily, 1998 etc, UNSW Art Write, Vol.1, No.4, Dec. 1993, MAG&M, 1993, Interview with Clarice Thomas, 1993, BHS, 1997, Craft NSW, Craft Art Magazine, Artist Profile 1985, FAFC Catalogue, Australian Production Movie, ”The Killing of Angel Street”, Craft NSW,1981 Australian Handweaver 1980-6

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