Familie Düsselberg
Featuring artists:
Ingrid Düsselberg, Klaus Düsselberg, Nadia Düsselberg, and Saskia Düsselberg

This exhibition is the first of its kind for our family.  Parents Ingrid and Klaus are sculptors and sisters Nadia and Saskia painters. Together we are collectively presenting our works.

We all have a love of the arts and long standing backgrounds in creative fields. Inherently, artistic expression is something that is naturally a part of each of our lives. Being a very close-knit family we often go away on holidays to places of natural beauty and draw and paint together. It is always fun bouncing ideas off one another, we all have lots to contribute and it is great to be able to inspire each other.

Nadia had the idea of this family show. It has evolved into a collection of works that not only compliment each other but also show the diversity we hold between us, within our own unique individual styles.
We are very excited to celebrate this special event and cannot wait to share it with you!

Düsselberg family

S A S K I A   D Ü S S E L B E R G 

Saskia studied fashion at RMIT University and went on to have a successful design career. Saskia headed her own clothing label for several years and has also worked in senior creative positions for a number of well known Australian and International brands. Saskia has also worked with galleries and won awards in art-related fields throughout her career. She has now taken to painting and print-making on a full-time basis.

Exhibition Statement

My work is very much an intuitive process, an experiential expression of energy. After health issues in 2018, I returned to art as a way to discharge emotions, which enabled me to heal and resolve aspects of self, bring much joy in the process. For me creating is a deeply connective experience in its purest state, allowing the expression of ones essence. It is a spiritual practice and a necessity for wellness, nourishing me in endless ways.
My works showing in ‘Famile Dusselberg’ are a collection of my inner explorations of self, an alchemical journey, fusing different processes and mediums such as mono-printing and painting together. For me it is very much about the power and magic of being in the moment, if you can get out of your own way, that is where the magic happens.
I live in Rye on the Mornington Peninsula by the sea and spend much time with sandy toes by the waters edge. The external environment I find myself in tends to seep into my work in the way of colours, patterns and energy. Natures impression becomes a part of my expression.
I also choose to respect the environment by using highest grade certified plantation timbers, recycled canvases and vegan products wherever possible.

N A D I A  D Ü S S E L B E R G

Nadia Düsselberg is a mixed media contemporary artist, based in Melbourne.

Artistic expression runs deep in the Düsselberg family, as Nadia’s parents are both award winning sculptors.

In 2004 Nadia completed a Bachelor Degree in contemporary arts majoring in screen studies. She began working as a Dresser, Set Decorator and later Art Director on such productions as Underbelly, Offspring and The Dress Maker. Toward the end of a 10-year career in the art departments of Melbourne TV and film, Nadia began to yearn for more independent creative fulfilment. 

In early 2015, Nadia started her own ceramics business called ‘Bear and Bone’. This proved a great testing ground of what really sparked Nadia’s passion.  It was the creation process itself, rather than the business aspects that really stood out.

In the winter of 2016, Nadia rented a studio space in Surrey Hills, Melbourne.

From ceramics Nadia moved into painting and drawing. Initially concentrating on portrait studies, interested by the story the face could tell through the eyes and expression. As her work progressed, Nadia became less inspired by the external and more influenced by her own internal world. She began to use art as a way of exploring the self. Each artwork allowed her to understand herself better. Less aware of outside influence, her style became less inhibited and out emerged a style and energy all if its own.

Nadia’s work is rarely conceptualised before creating; rather it has a more organic, intuitive approach. Each piece is conceived from moment to moment, driven by joy, led by the heart. She forces the audience to reconsider their engagement towards art, offering a ‘felt’ experience, not just a visual feast. She intentionally uses feeling and energy to create, so you can’t help but experience the works in this way; making the artwork a multisensory experience.