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Painting the line between discipline and creativity While you were sleeping by Rebecca Trajkovski


Local resident Rebecca Trajkovski wears many hats - as a talented lawyer and young accomplished contemporary artist, Rebecca has attained a successful legal career and many local creative awards, including: winner of the Georges River Local Artist Prize, runner up in Aspire Gallery Foot Square Art Prize, finalist in Blacktown City Art Prize and Waverley Art Prize. 

Having both pursuits has inspired her creativity over the years, with 46 contemporary Art Deco geometric paintings currently on exhibition at Hurstville Museum and Gallery. 

“I enjoy the discipline, challenge, routine and the people I have met practicing as a lawyer.” said Ms Trajkovski.

“I am able to think creatively when I practice law and when I paint, I bring that discipline to the canvas with the precise straight lines that you see in my work.”

While you were sleeping is a collection that was created based on the artist’s family life after giving birth to her first son Kristian. 

“Motherhood introduces new elements to my work. You will be able to see a significant timeline of my experience throughout the exhibition with motif in Home and The Family - from a couple, to a couple with child, a mother and child and a family of four.” said Ms Trajkovski.

“I always joked when I was painting at home with a newborn that I would call my first solo show ‘While you were sleeping’, as most of my pieces were created over the past three years while my first-born son was sleeping.” 

“I like using bright, fun, figurative means to tell my stories, my techniques and ideas are constantly evolving.” 

Rebecca Trajkovski won the Georges River Local Artist Prize in 2019, which offers $4,000 in cash and a solo exhibition opportunity at the Council’s gallery space. 

Georges River Council’s Hurstville Museum and Gallery is home to high quality exhibitions. 

Its Dragon’s Lair Gallery series provides a whole-year-round fine art platform for local artists to exhibit their works. 

Applications for the 2022 Community Art Space program are now open. If you would like to exhibit your work, visit the Hurstville Museum and Gallery website for more information.

While you were sleeping 

Time: On now till Sunday 4 July 2021
Cost: Free 
Where: Hurstville Museum & Gallery, 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville.


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