Kiara goes back to school

Former St Brigid’s College student Kiara Rechcichi-Baker and husband Andrew Baker. Picture: Bruce Hunt d410461
Former St Brigid’s College student Kiara Rechcichi-Baker and husband Andrew Baker. Picture: Bruce Hunt d410461

The 1999 graduate has since travelled the world, has opened a picture framing business in Kalamunda with her husband Andrew and spends hours a week creating art.

But she still finds the time for the place where her love for art was nurtured.

Her lino cut prints will be showcased at the school’s 2013 biennial art exhibition and sale this weekend ” the second time she will be involved in the event.

‘I studied in Italy as an exchange student when I was 15-years-old; that was an important trip because of my Italian heritage, and then I went back there in 2000 to study at university,’ she said.

‘I have also been to North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, India and Europe, which has inspired my art work; particularly the rich traditional patterns from India and the Middle East.

‘But the Hills is my home, I went to St Brigid’s college from pre-primary, all the way through and even after I left school I was involved in some way or another, like helping create sets for the drama department for their productions.

‘Coming back is always fun.’

The busy artist has scored herself a spot in an artist in residency program in Venice with an 80-year-old mentor.

St Brigid’s College spokeswoman Annamaria Cream said the school was proud and excited to have Rechcichi-Baker’s works on show and the help of her husband to curate the exhibition.

‘We also have 70 other Perth and Hills artists including the Terry cousins and Nick Economo exhibiting,’ she said.

‘It’s a big community weekend at the college.’ 

Details:

WHAT: St Brigid’s College
2013 Biennial Art Exhibition
and Sale
WHEN: Champagne
opening: Friday, November
8, exhibition continues
Saturday 9and Sunday
10 – 10am-3pm
WHERE: College gymnasium,
200 Lesmurdie
Road, Lesmurdie
Tickets: Champagne
Opening – $20
INFORMATION: All inquiries
and bookings –
9290 4205 or cream.
annamaria@stbrigids.wa.
edu.au