Elizabeth’s life is immersed within the arts
– teaching creatives at The Kirribilli Neighbourhood Center (KNC)
– conducting workshops for Arcadia University, Pennsylvania USA, Centennial Parklands, North Sydney Council, Crown St Public School, Sydney Re-Settlement Centre in Auburn, Waverley Council and Rudolph Steiner School, Kirribilli Neighbourhood Center.
– facilitating live-in art workshops at Little Acres Farm, a retreat 2 hours from Sydney.
– working with and within an environmental artist collective Tree Veneration Society
– exhibiting at
Beams Festival Chippendale,
Grace Crossing-Smith Art Gallery,
Norman Lindsay Gallery,
Swap – Ryde Tafe,
Waverley Public Library,
Marulan Kite Festival, and
Rudolph Steiner School
Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Annandale.
Arboreal Narratives 2023: In Conversation at Woollahra Redleaf Gallery, 2-30 April, features over 30 environmental artists including the three Rooted Tattooed Ladies.
The Tree Festival workshops and community tree parade will introduce you to significant trees at Blackburn Gardens Woollahra, on the 15th April.
Elizabeth is the youngest and beloved daughter of Veronika Sipos and Zoltan Gervay, refugees from war torn Europe. Australia adopted them in 1949 and the family thrived.
Australia, where a hand-shake was a hand-shake, and vegemite sandwiches were accompanied by Hungarian cabbage rolls.
On Sundays, reprieved from the Holden factory and piece making of the sewing room ~ music, art and dance enveloped Elizabeth with Veronika’s violin, Tomas’s piano accordion, Susan’s piano notes and the colourful swirling ribbons of the czardas in her father’s arms.
Elizabeth, accepted her obligations – qualified as a Primary Teacher – establishing a Creative Arts Centre at Newtown Public school, curating over 60 art exhibitions in Woollahra and by 2015 graduating with a Master of Art . Her final year included awarded scholarships to outback Australia, Bhutan and Japan.