Diploma Of Fine Arts
Trained at the Otago School of Fine Arts with a painting major.
Please see www.OlinkaHeath.com for art and exhibition reseme.
I have worked for 15 years at Whitiriea Polytechnic, for Workers Education Association and Privately
From January 2011
OLINKA HEATH Dip. Fine Arts
Address: 242 Marine Parade H. (06) 364 8447 Mob. (027) 5355 616
Otaki Beach 5512
Born 1967 (Australia). Raised New Zealand.
Professional artist practicing from Otaki Gorge studio.
1991 - 2002 Tutor Whitireia Polytechnic, Porirua
(Life Drawing, Drawing, Portraiture, Painting).
1995 - 2004 Tutor for Workers Education Association
(Drawing, Portraiture, Life Drawing, Painting).
1987 – 2012 Private Painting/ Multi Media Exploration.
Olinka’s works are held in private collections in New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong. Her work has been purchased by artist Ralph Hotere and art dealer, Marshall Seifert, also Hong Kong based art dealer Poly Smyth (now in England).
Current areas of interest and on-going development include large and small multimedia work incorporating dead dried animals, vegetable mater, sand, and glass coated in melted polystyrene.
At this moment Heath’s focus lies in iconic exploration. Profoundly affected by the Tingari Cycle of the Australian Aboriginal works, she is drawing heavily from her birth place of Australia to express her New Zealand Taniwha connection.
1985 Woman’s Exhibition, Dunedin (First Place)
1986 Artist Collective Exhibition, Dunedin
1987 Academy Artists, Dunedin
1988 School of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition, Dunedin
1992 “The Giving” Solo Exhibition, Pukerua Bay
Plimmerton Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Plimmerton
B.N.Z Art Awards, National Gallery, Wellington
1993 Norsewear Art Awards, Waipukerau
1994 Ohau Art and Craft Gallery, Ohau
1995 Telecom Art Awards, Wellington
1998 Christmas Exhibition, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae
Life Drawing Exhibition, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae
1999 Woman’s Exhibition, Shed 11, Wellington
Whitireia Polytech Exhibition, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae
Life Drawing Exhibition, Coastlands, Paraparaumu
2000 Life Drawing Exhibition, Hong Kong
Lush Art Gallery, Raumati
Qualifications & Certifications
POLYTECH, WORKERS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, PRIVATE