Ildiko faced significant challenges in the aftermath of the catastrophic February flood in Lismore, NSW, Australia in 2022, losing both her residence of 20 years and her home studio. This unfortunate event rendered her family, including her husband and two daughters, homeless overnight and resulted in the loss of her artistic practice.
In the wake of the flood, Ildiko's primary focus has been on securing and establishing a new family residence. Additionally, she has been dedicated to ensuring the well-being of her eldest daughter, who has Angelman's Syndrome, by facilitating the setup of essential disability supports.
We are pleased to share the recent development that Ildiko and her family have successfully transitioned into their new home. With the settling process underway, Ildiko is poised to re-establish her home studio and resume her artistic endeavors. The forthcoming revival of her painting practice signifies a positive step forward for Ildiko and her family as they rebuild their lives after the challenging events they have faced.
Ildiko wishes to express her gratitude to the following Australian art organizations that have provided financial assistance in the replacement of art materials and equipment lost during the flood. While progress has been made, there remains a considerable journey ahead in the process of reestablishing her studio.
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