Bronze and resin
Barbara Licha is born and raised in Poland. Moved to Australia in the 1980s. She is practicing artist of more than 30 years. Barbara studies art in Academy of Fine Art in Wroclaw, Poland 1979-1981 and in Australia at City Art Institute, Sydney 1985-1989, and finished with Graduate Diploma Fine Art in 1989.
Barbara has exhibited 7 times in Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi since 2009 and 3 times in Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe since 2016. In 2015 Barbara receive the Waverley council Mayor’s Award at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi.
She has exhibited widely across Australia and internationally, including Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Qatar, Sweden, Poland and Italy. Her works is represented in number of National Galleries, Universities and Museums as well as in private collections in Australia, United Kingdom, USA, Italy, Poland, France, Japan, United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
Her works have an immediate communication and an emotional tension expressed by figures in the balance who, even if in a cage, still want to express themselves and overcome the threshold.
In Barbara’s words: “The complexity of people’s behaviour has always intrigued me, and inspired me to visually express the range of human emotion.”