Local artist Gina Sinozich (b. 1930 - d. 2020) has a special place in the history of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. She was a regular exhibitor, patron and supporter of the Centre since she first started painting in 2000 at the age of 70. Over the last two decades, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre has held several exhibitions of Gina’s artwork, including Midnight Wedding (2002), Dream Wedding (2004), Istria: 1943 – 1945, Liverpool Hospital 1961 and Living with Dementia (2005) and The Survival of Stalingrad (2014). Few other artists have had such an ongoing relationship with the Centre as Gina.
Gina used painting as a means of retelling and recording the stories of her life. She was a prolific artist whose work is visually accessible yet highly distinctive. Her life and the lives of those around her were played out in paint to communicate memories for posterity and emotional relief. It was Gina's observational skill, honesty, and charming yet affecting depictions of events that elicit such strong responses from audiences and made her such an outstanding artist.
Gina Sinozichfierce fyting and bullets spray on building, Rijeka betwen German and Partizan start on 9.9.1943 in this batle was my husband (Eugen)2002
Gina SinozichGerman and Partisan have a fierce fyting in Rijeka 12.9.1943 in this batle is my husband (Eugen) Partizan lost the batle2002
Gina Sinozichin this painting is true story. I been queing from 3 ocl. in the morning in very cold winter until 6. ocl the shop open for 1Lt of milk2002
Gina Sinozichafter the WWII this was our daily life queu for hours everyday. For our ratio of food in the rain, or snow, or shine (in this ocasion was) (for 200g bread)2002
Gina SinozichI met Kati in 1950 / I notice she did' not have toes / or finger nail, I ask what happen, wel the pitheer tel the story, / (because she was Catholic religion and meried a Jew / she pay a high price2006
Gina Sinozichour wedding i.1950 becose of comunist regim we HAVE NOT been alowed in the church. we been marryd secretli at night 12.Oct2002
Gina SinozichThe first time we put our foot down on promise land 16.8.1957 Melbourne2002
Gina SinozichMy grandaughter Renee is thanking our heros to save her house (at Engadine N.S.W in 2001)2002
Gina SinozichMe in Liverpool Hospital Maternity Ward, 19.5.1961 6.10am, neglected by nyght duty stuff they call the priest because they tought I won't survive. Doctor ask for last wish. My wish was to come true (through) this ordile alife and go home to beautiful children2004
We would like to acknowledge the Cabrogal Clan of the Darug Nation who are the traditional custodians of the land that now resides within Liverpool City Council’s boundaries. We acknowledge that this land was also accessed by peoples of the Dhurawal and Darug Nations.