Eva Heiky Olga Abbinga lives and works on Wurundjeri land in Naarm/ Melbourne. Her multidisciplinary art practice incorporates textiles, performance, photography and community collaboration to explore the complexities of history, place and identity. Her practice is informed by her Ukrainian and Dutch heritage and she embraces collaborative partnerships with other artists and community groups.

She is half of the creative duo Threadwork a collaboration with Larissa Linnell. Threadwork create works that utilise textiles as a means of connection, story-telling, and community engagement. 



2021                 Family Matters, Collingwood Yards Studio Corridor, Melbourne

2019                 Material Gesture, St Heliers Gallery, Melbourne

2019                 Crownings, Melbourne City Library Gallery, Melbourne

2016                 Arrival of the Rajah, Next Wave Festival, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne

2015                 Arrival of the Rajah, Customs House Lawn, Geelong

2015                 The Well Part III, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne

2014                 The Well Part II, Conduit Art Initiative, Melbourne

2013                 The Well Part I, Federation Square, Melbourne

2013                 Tunnel Blindness, Homemade Festival, Melbourne

2011                 Babynya First Site Gallery, Melbourne

2009                Memories, Penang International Arts Festival, Georgetown, Malaysia


2018                 Opens Spaces, Abbotsford Convent Melbourne

2018                 UDHA Quilts, Australian Museum for Democracy, Canberra

2017                 Favoureconomy, Airspace Projects, Merrickville, NSW

2017                 Favoureconomy, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne

2017                 Artists in Residency, Australian Tapestry Workshop, South Melbourne

2015                 Colour In Action, Noordin Family Tomb, Penang, Malaysia

2015                 Quarter Acre, Blindside, Melbourne

2015                 Lost in Translocation, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne

2013                 Bah Humbug, D11, Melbourne

2013                 Hot Mess, D11, Melbourne

2013                 Collective Wanderings, First Site Gallery, Melbourne                                       

2011                 Agendo, Abbotsford Convent Gallery, Melbourne


2019 Creative Victoria Project Grant for Shroud of Remembrance

2019                 City of Yarra Small Arts Grant for project Material Gesture

2018                 Australia Council funding for project Crownings

2017                 City of Melbourne Grant for project Crownings

2015                 Geelong Community Arts Grant for exhibition Arrival of the Rajah

2015                 Next Wave Kickstart artists program for exhibition Arrival of the Rajah

2015                 Art Start, Australia Council for the Arts

2016                 Creative Victoria Project Grant for exhibition Arrival of the Rajah

2015                 Australian Cultural Fund for exhibition Colour in Action


Natalie King, Interview, Crownings www.crownings.wordpress.com

Garland Magazine, Dr Kevin Murray, Giving Thanks in Australia exhibition Arrival of the Rajah,https://garlandmag.com/article/eva-heiky-olga-abbinga/; Verity Hayward Lost in Translocation exhibition;

Katie Paine, Arrival of the Rajah: Eva Abbinga,

Jessica Arnott To Scotland and Back again,Mortals Magazine 17thMay 2016.