Opening reception: March 27, 2015 (6pm-9pm)

March 27 – May 31, 2015

The exhibit “Australian Artists from Ukraine” opens an untapped new window into Ukrainian Art History. It shows the talents of six artists that came from different backgrounds, all born in what is now Ukraine, who through the vagaries of world history settled in Australia before and after World War II. They influenced Australian art with their individual techniques and personalities. Australia had never seen anything like them before.  Michael Kmit, Maximilian Feuerring, Stanislaw “Stacha” Halpern, Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz, Ludwik Dutkiewicz and Timothy Messack were survivors of a horrific world war, but yet through an unbroken spirit, brought to Australia with their art, beauty, culture, and style.

View photos from opening – HERE

View letter from Australia’s Prime Minister, Tony Abbott to UIMA – HERE

Order catalogs – HERE