Siv Grava

Exhibition 17th March 2017 - 15th April 2017

Born in Victoria in 1954, South Australian artist Siv Grava uses oils to create rich and vivid interpretations of Australian landscapes. She uses pre-mixed paint carefully applied to often a dark contrasting background. Siv’s underlying love of light and the land are obvious in these stunning works that are uniquely Australian.

Siv Grava is a Latvian descendant who originally studied medicine before completing a BA in Fine Arts at the Victorian College of Arts, and then a Graduate Diploma in Education at Melbourne State College.

Moving to the arid, desert environment of South Australia in 1988 she began to take an interest in rural issues including the need for economic and artistic revitalisation for both Aboriginal and white Australian communities. For over 20 years Siv has divided her time between community cultural development and her own studio practice. Siv won the Doug Moran portrait prize in 1992.

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