On the exhibition «Far away from home» of artist Yulia Pustoshkina held in the Residence of the Russian Ambassador to Australia Grigory Logvinov

On September 27 the exhibition of Mrs Yulia Pustoshkina «Far away from home» was opened in the framework of traditional «Russian seasons» at the Residence of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Canberra. The event was attended by Former Minister for Foreign Affairs the Hon Bob Carr, Deputy Chief of Protocol at Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Phillip Stonehouse, Assistant secretary of Latin America and Eastern Europe branch Kevin Magee and other staff of the Australian DFAT, the heads and representatives of diplomatic missions, the Australian National University students, priests of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and Russian compatriots – totally 200 guests took part in the event.

More than 30 artworks were presented, being united by love to Russia, its history, culture, art, traditions and folklore were presented.

In his welcoming remarks Mr Grigory Logvinov noted a bright and unique style of paintings by Yulia Pustoshkina who descended from a family of artists. Ambassador’s spouse Mrs Irina Logvinova in her interview with the TASS journalist Anna Arkaeva emphasized a special deepness of the artworks, that according to her words, resembled «a breath of fresh air from our childhood».

Mrs Yulia Pustoshkina highly appreciated the opportunity to exhibit her works at the residence of the Russian Ambassador and expressed a sincere gratitude to the organizers of the event. She was deeply touched by the heartfelt attention of guests,that made her feel at home despite being far away from the motherland.

Jazz pianist and Russian compatriot Mr Alex Parkman, who is well-known in Australia, brilliantly performed a couple of compositions, that complimented warm and friendly atmosphere of the evening.