ABOUT THE ARTIST
Desma Kas makes art in response to the world around her. She still considers herself an emerging artist. In 2009 she graduated from the Adelaide College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Visual Art & Design.
It’s all about texture and expressing the emotion behind the painting at the time. Desma paints in oils and mixed media. Street scenes, flowers, Australian landscapes, abstracts and poured paint are themes she explores. ‘There has to be movement’ and balance of colour.
During her studies she enjoyed the work of Matisse, Francis Bacon and Clarice Becker, and many other artists of course, too many to mention here.
2009 - Bachelor Visual Art & Design, Adelaide College of the Arts
2013 - Residency in Athens with renowned Greek Artist Takis Moraitis
PROJECTS / EXHIBITIONS / COMPETITIONS
Desma Kas has been exhibiting her work at various locations in the Adelaide metropolitan area since 2008.
Davenport Lane mural - Coordinating Artist - Wayville. Funded by the City of Unley in partnership with Tutti Arts.
Sensual Sights Hellenic Themes - West Torrens Auditorium Gallery, Hamra Centre, Hilton.
Water - Gallery M, Marion Cultural Centre.
Greece & Water; ‘El Greco’ Art Prize & Exhibition - (First Prize) - Odyssey Hellenic Cultural Festival.
Sidestep - Arts in Health, Promenade Gallery, Flinders Medical Centre.
Levissi - Odyssey Art Exhibition.
Kumangka - Gallery M, Marion Cultural Centre.
The Demise or Otherwise of South Australia’s Gulfs - Gallery M, Marion Cultural Centre.
Sea, Snow & Ice - solo exhibition - Zootz Kitchen Bar, Henley Square.
Unke Oneiron (women dreaming) - The Living Kaurna Cultural Centre.
Sangtcity of Place - Chapel Hill Winery
My City - solo exhibition - Greenhill Galleries Adelaide
Graduating Exhibition - Light Square Gallery
Odyssey Hellenic Festival art exhibition - (First Prize) - Olympic Hall.
From Little Things - Bruce Wilson Gallery.
Odyssey Hellenic Festival art exhibition – Eyeline Gallery.
Emphemeral - Bruce Wilson Gallery.
Odyssey Hellenic Festival art exhibition – Festival Theatre foyer.
Sea Colours - Solo SALA exhibition - drawings and paintings, Morska Vila, Henley Beach.