Zahrina Robertson: from Norwest to New York


Emerging Australian contemporary artist Zahrina Robertson, who grew up in the Hills, will showcase her work at an exhibition in Norwest on September 4, following a successful exhibition in New York in March which saw a famous Hollywood actress among the buyers.

Zahrina has also created an ocean painting for Tony Robbins, her inspiration. Both paintings will feature in her exhibition throughout September.

Norwest developer and manager Mulpha is providing space at the luxury Haven apartments in Norwest for Zahrina to exhibit her art as part of their Norwest Culture initiative to encourage cultural endeavours and a strong sense of community.

Zahrina’s large-scale multi-media paintings feature vibrant use of colour reflecting themes from nature which resonate with people at a deep subconscious level.Her art explodes from the canvas, tantalising the senses, pushing and pulling the viewer in all dreamy directions.

A multi-award-winning photographer, brand strategist and author of 10 books on branding, Zahrina only started painting last year. The New York invitation came just weeks after she launched her art website, Soon after, the NYA Gallery in Tribeca invited her to showcase her work for a month.

“They chose the pieces they wanted from my website and I received great feedback.I can’t believe I got to exhibit in New York before Sydney! But now I’m just as thrilled to show my work in my hometown where I grew up,” said Zahrina.

“The art came out of the blue.I was looking for another creative outlet to escape to but now it is a passion that drives me.”

Zahrina is now building on her Air, Oceanic, Vibrant and Floraz series to exhibit in Norwest.

Zahrina cites her father as a huge inspiration. He passed away after a short intense battle with cancer at Westmead Hospital where he had worked as a dedicated nurse for much of his career. Zahrina has donated specially created artworks to two local cancer fundraisers – Tour de Cure and the Hills Relay for Life and will shortly announce a major deal with Westmead Hospital.

Mulpha Norwest Executive General Manager, Tim Spencer said: “We are delighted to support such an exciting, emerging local artist to contribute to the development of a thriving cultural life at Norwest. It is one of a series of initiatives we are planning as we develop Norwest into not just a highly liveable Smart City, but a thriving lifestyle and cultural destination.

“Like her art, Zahrina is full of life, expression and generosity, and that captures something of the spirit of the emerging Norwest community.”

Zahrina’s contemporary art exhibition will be opened by the Hon. David Elliott MP, Member for Baulkham Hills on Wednesday 4th September on the ground level of Haven apartments on Solent Circuit Norwest. Dr Michelle Byrne, Mayor of Hills Shire Council will also be attending. The exhibition will be open for one month only.


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