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the artworks of Yulia Pustoshkina

folkloric  surrealism



Yulia Pustoshkina is a third generation Russian born Australian artist. Studying at the Art School of Petrozavodsk, Yulia’s painting style is influenced by famous traditional Russian art schools including Palekh and Loubok. Yulia’s early miniature paintings traditionally applied on wood panels depicted Russian folkloric daily scenes of harvesting and fishing. The extensive practice of working with miniature paintings has highly influenced her current painting technique.

Now Yulia is working with oils or acrylics on canvas and linen. Each painting tells a story. Yulia draws inspiration from her past, folklore, traditions, fairy-tales and the world around her. There always is a thoughtful purpose in everything that her characters do. Her latest artworks display a fusion of Australian flora and fauna, small animals, birds, fish and minor but meaningful details in her paintings with distinctive flair of her Russian heritage.

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Featured Past Exhibitions
Earthly Delights card

Earthly Delights  solo exhibition

12 December - 22 December 2018


m2 Gallery Sydney

Away from Home  solo exhibition

27 September - 12 October 2018

Residence of Ambassador of the Russian Federation 

in Australia, Canberra

Imagine as if... card

Imagine as if...  solo exhibition

21 April - 5 May 2018

m2 Gallery Sydney

Gelato in July solo exhibition

20 September - 2 October 2016

 Bondi Pavilion Gallery Bondi Beach Sydney 


Solo shows

2019   'Enchanted Woods'  m2 Gallery Sydney

2019   'Face Me, I'll talk'  Gallery ONE88 Katoomba NSW 

2018   'Earthly Delights'  m2 Gallery Sydney

2018   'Away from Home'  residence of Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Australia, Canberra

2018   'Imagine as if...'  m2Gallery Surry Hills Sydney

2016   'Gelato in July'  Bondi Pavilion Gallery Bondi Beach

Art fairs

2019   The Other Art Fair Sydney

2019   Affordable Art Fair Melbourne

2017   Artexpo New York NY USA

Group exhibitions

2018   Finalist to Hunters Hill Art Exhibition

          Finalist to Gosford Regional Art Prize

          Ryazanoff Gallery Melbourne 


2017   World Polo Championship Art Exhibition, Sydney Polo Club

          Finalist to Northern Beaches Art Prize

          Hunters Hill Pop Up Art Exhibition

          Finalist to Hunters Hill Art Exhibition. Winner of Kids Choice Award

2016   Finalist to Hornsby Art Prize

          Finalist to St George Art Awards

          Finalist to Warringah Art Prize 

          Finalist to The Kirribilli Centre Art exhibition

          Finalist to Hunters Hill Art Exhibition. Winner of Pop Up Gallery exhibition

2015   Changeable Art, North Sydney Community Centre

          Finalist to Women's Art Prize City of Ryde 

          Finalist to Hunters Hill Art Exhibition

          Finalist to Inspired Visual Arts Exhibition

          'We Get By'  Cooks Hill Galleries Newcastle

          'New Faces surReal Good Art ' Cooks Hill Galleries Newcastle