Andrea Higgins & Elizabeth Dobrilla

Double Solo Show

ANDREA HIGGINS Memento Mori ELIZABETH DOBRILLA Mizu-Nami-Rising SUSAN HERBERT will give the opening address. Susan has held prior positions at QU Art Museum, QAG and NGA. Join us for the opening party on FRIDAY 1st APRIL 6:30pm - 8:30pm The exhibition closes on 25th April. First Floor 285 Carlisle St East St Kilda 3183 03 9525 9377

Art Exhibition previously on at Obscura Gallery in Australia.
From Friday 01 April 2011 to Monday 25 April 2011
Launch Friday 01 April 2011, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Andrea Higgins, Untitled 1 from Wire Works Series, Photogram, 2009 image

Published by anonymous on Monday 21 March 2011.
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Memento Mori

Andrea Higgins investigates aspects of family heritage, memento mori, collecting/collections, the feminine and the domestic, via two series of traditionally created archival, black and white, photogram images.

Andrea Higgins has worked in Sydney assisting well-known fashion photographers as well as London based antique dealer, Charles Edwards. She co-established the Queensland Centre of Photography (QCP) and was an active board member for the first three-year period. Andrea exhibits her photographic artwork regularly both in public and private galleries. Her works are in public and private collections and have been featured in both photographic and mainstream publications.

This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


Elizabeth Dobrilla, an Australian artist of Yugoslavian origins, lived in Japan for seven years. In Japan, she developed a unique perception of the symbols and icons around her, from the sacred Chrysanthemum, representing the Imperial seal to pop-cultural icons and a collective obsession with Cute (‘Kawaii’).

Elizabeth Dobrilla was a finalist in the Shell Fremantle Print Award in 1997, 1999 and 2000, the Silk-Cut Award for Linocut Prints in 1998 and 2000 and the Swan Hill National Print and Drawing Acquisitive Awards in 2000. In 1999 Port Jackson Press commissioned her to create a series of etchings for the Park Hyatt Hotel Melbourne, and the Westin Hotel, Sydney. This year her work has been seen in the Linden Postcard Show and in Fair and Square at Charles Sturt University Gallery, N.S.W. Her work is represented in several public and private collections nationally and internationally including the Australian War Memorial, Monash University, BHP Billiton, Artbank, Port Jackson Press and Forbo-Krommenie, Amsterdam.