Loosely inspired by the Art Deco period of the 1920’s, this body of work explores themes of
portraiture and still life. With suggestions of abstracted landscapes emerging in ‘Landing’
and ‘Stars in my Heart’, this series of work acts as a window into a dream-like world of a
bygone era.

Helena Skerlj-Rovers is an emerging multi-disciplinary artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau,
Auckland. Since graduating in 2021 with a BFA (hons) from Elam School of Fine Arts,
Helena's continued work has largely been driven by an exploration of colour and gesture.
More recently expanding from her painting practice into textiles and soft materials, Helena
has drawn her life-long love of craft and handwork into her work in the form of tufted rugs