A photo of Helena Demczuk painting. The emerging painting features natural colours of browns, yellows, oranges and reds, creating geological-looking shapes. Credit Helena Demczuk.

Helena's parents were Ukrainian migrants escaping the aftermath of WWII in Europe. They came to Australia and lived in a coal mining town in Gippsland, Victoria. Decades later, Helena found herself in the mining town of Queenstown, lutruwita/Tasmania, trying to create another type of future.

Many years ago, after Helena's first attempt at Art School in the Latrobe Valley, she lived in Papua New Guinea before running away to Brisbane and enrolling at QIT. Her cultural heritage was important to her so she enrolled at Monash University in Melbourne and studied Ukrainian language and literature.

In 2005, Helena completed a BFA at the University of Tasmania, School of Art which included a semester at the Glasgow School of Art.

Helena's artwork focusses on people, landscapes and the colour that unites them.

The Unconformity acknowledges the palawa people as the original and traditional custodians of lutruwita/Tasmania. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this land.