Olga Nowicka

Olga Nowicka

Artist’s Statement

Olga loves colours and experimenting with them. All her artworks were painted using only the primary colours & gouache paint. Olga's paintings are mainly abstract.

Shes gets inspired by everyday life and memories. Olga had a few exhibitions in the past, but only in photography. She would love to get more creative in the near future.

Biography

Olga Nowicka was born in Poland. She came to Australia in 2004, settling in Sydney and becoming an Australian citizen a few years later.

Interested in creativity as a young person, she would rather go to an Arthouse cinema than be getting up to mischief with her peers. Her early artistic passions included photography, film and theatre and these have endured in her life since. She has studied photography and film and had her first exhibition in 2002 at the age of 18. It featured black and white photography, taken on film and handprinted in a darkroom she had set up with a friend.

In 2010 she was selected along with her friend Katherine Beckett to perform a theatre piece for the Next Wave Festival on multiculturalism in Australia.

Major influences in photography are Polish photographer Wojciech Prazmowski and Czech photographer Jan Saudek. Artistically produced film, theatre or TV also inspires, like films of the 50s, 60s and 70s by directors such as Werner Herzog, Mira Nair, Alfred Hitchcock, Wong Kar Wai and David Lynch. In particular, Lynch’s TV series “Twin Peaks” had a major influence on Olga.

Olga is not a full time artist, but would like more hours in the week to be able to pursue a variety of creative and artistic endeavours.

Olga now lives in Adelaide, South Australia and works closely with filmmakers, looking after the networking and overseeing the relationships between people. She has always enjoyed being part of a community and likes helping people and animals, including adopting a cockatoo. Her mission is to make the world a happier place!

Influences

Film, theatre

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  • Olga Nowicka

    1965

    Gouache on canvas

    42 × 29 cm

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  • Olga Nowicka

    1985

    Acrylic on canvas

    120 × 61 cm

    $270.00

  • Olga Nowicka

    1992

    Gouache on canvas

    42 × 29 cm

    $165.00

  • Olga Nowicka

    1998

    Gouache on canvas

    42 × 29 cm

    $165.00

  • Olga Nowicka

    2008

    Acrylic on canvas

    45 × 35 cm

    $150.00

  • Olga Nowicka

    2009

    Acrylic on canvas

    45 × 35 cm

    $150.00

  • Olga Nowicka

    2011

    Gouache on canvas

    42 × 29 cm

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  • Olga Nowicka

    2014

    Acrylic on canvas

    45 × 35 cm

    $150.00

  • Olga Nowicka

    Betty

    Photography

    40 × 30 cm

    $90.00

  • Olga Nowicka

    Blue Motif Necklace

    Hand Made

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