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Monday, 29 December 2014

European Centre for Peace and Development exhibition in Pula, Croatia

Images from 3 projects - 3 artists and 3 projects. Selected works by Istra, Nina, and Slavko to represent their participation in INA - gas platforms in Adriatic; Women in Iatrian frescoes; Man and nature.

Glass art for Christmas

December 2014 - Istra's glass art made especially as festive season food serving dishes.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Art events at Studio Valeria

October-December 2014. Istra organised a set of new workshops titled Art & Wellness based on the use of creative forms including sound and movement, script and text, drawing and visual art, performance and acting out for a group of 6 participants. These workshops were very popular and will be repeated again later in 2015. More info:

Workshops in glass - As one of regular educational events, Istra organised a set of advanced level workshops. Participants had an opportunity of learning some new possibilities in forming glass. Advanced workshops as well as workshops for beginners will run throughout 2015.

 Art exhibition "Painting in a Chair"- This work was carried out with a group of residents from a home for mentally ill adults together with volunteer artists from Studio Valeria. 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

International art event

Kranj in Slovenia, 07/10/2014. Istra contributed to the 3rd International exhibition in various collage techniques together with 120 artists from 12 countries shown in over 20 galleries in and around Kranj.
Istra was awarded a prestigious recognition for her work in a form of miniature books (12/12cm).

Saturday, 4 October 2014

The Map project in Medulin, Croatia

02/10/2014 at MMC Medulin we opened  the Map project exhibition with a very regional cultural program of poetry and music. The Map project starts its tour of Australia in 2015. For more info see 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

New glass in pate-de-vere

September 2014 at Northlands Creative Glass in Lybster, Scotland 
These new pieces of glass were made at Estonian Kristiina Uslar's master class using her take on pate-de-vere technique. Work was inspired by the place.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Bebington Central Library

September - The Map Project exhibition can be seen at Bebington Central Library until Saturday 20th. September. This travelling show has been to Croatia, Montenegro, Wirral Festival of Firsts in Hoylake and Hope University in Liverpool this year.
For this venue there is also related work by the local artists involved Istra Toner Helen Smith Viv Netherwood Yvonne Body and Judith Railton  
Bebington Central Library, Civic Way, Bebington CH63 7PN

Friday, 18 July 2014

The Map Project at Liverpool Indi Biennial

July-August 2014, Cornerstone gallery in Liverpool. The project was shown as a part of Independences  Liverpool Biennial in the most attractive Cornerstone gallery space. The exhibition was hosted by Liverpool Hope University and will be shown until the end of August. More info:


Friday, 27 June 2014

Space, light and glass

25 June 2014. Istra and Nina exhibited glass art at the European Centre for Peace and Development in Pula, Croatia. Istra's work illustrates a range of techniques and stiles in working with glass.


Thursday, 12 June 2014

Glass art and paintings in Zagreb, Croatia

02 - 27 June 2014 at Zagreb Central Library Istra and artists from Studio Valeria are exhibiting some new glass art and objects together with Istra's paintings inspired by images from Istrian medieval wall paintings.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The map project - exhibitions

The map project is an international cross-cultural art project in textile. Participating countries include groups of artists from England, Croatia, Montenegro and Australia. The project has been shown first during May 2014 in Tivat, and Podgorica in Montenegro; then during June in European Centre for Peace and Development in Pula, Croatia. The project has been received with much interest. More information about artists and their work on


Tuesday, 11 March 2014

New work-new style

March 2014. I always enjoy trying something new. In this work in which I used colour not often in my preferred range or style.  The work titled "Primark bag exploding in space" is inspired by the clothing company's global expansion.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Where I live - new paintings

February 2014 - Exploring scenes from Liverpool sea front and Salford quays using news paper collage with acrylic.