15 August - 3 September 2013
about the exhibition
Clara Hali’s bronze sculptures reflect her continued interest in, and appreciation of, the human form. An avid traveller, Clara’s journey with the human form has been influenced by different traditions of European and Asian sculpture as well as the precarious rock formations characteristic of the Blue Mountains where she lives. In this exhibition, Clara’s sculptures show the practice of yoga and are inspired by photographs from her mother’s favourite book, “Light on Yoga” by B.K.S. Iyengar. This exhibition is Clara’s tribute to her mother, a yoga teacher for many years, who sadly died last year. The sculptures represent the desire to find balance and equilibrium in our increasingly busy lives. As Clara says, “Humans are complex beings. We are made up of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions. Sometimes they are united and sometimes they are fractured. I am interested in how these things manifest”.
Clara studied sculpture at the National Art School in Sydney and then added to her skills by studying engineering and ornamental ironwork at the Sydney Institute of Technology. She has been a lecturer at the National Art School since 1988 and completed her Masters of Fine Art there in 2007. Clara has exhibited extensively and her work is represented in several collections including Macquarie University, University of Sydney, Compaq Computers and Brambles Australia.