EMMA VARGA

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born 1952, Ada, Yugoslavia
lives in Collaroy, NSW

Emma Varga 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 Paracin and Pancevo, as well as with Sebastian gallery in Belgrade and Dubrovnik.

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 artworks 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.