Clara Hali: The Circle and the Square showcases new and existing works, focusing on the influence of Eastern philosophies & spirituality on the artist’s practice. Hali engages with the sculptural possibilities offered by the human form as well as natural and built structures. Influenced by the Cubist ethos of combining figurative and abstract planes, Clara’s sculptures and drawings explore the human figure & landscape, yoga poses and reference the ancient hemispherical structures of Buddhist stupas. Clara Hali is an established and widely exhibited Sculptor. She studied and lectured sculpture at the National Art School (NAS) and completed her Masters of Fine Arts in 2007 in addition to studies in ornamental ironwork at the Sydney Institute of Technology. She has exhibited extensively across Australia and her work is represented in the collections including Macquarie University (Sydney), University of Sydney, Compaq Computers and Brambles Australia.