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 Hana Dubaj

About me

     My name is Hana Dubaj and I was born on October 11, 1963 in Karviná – Ráj (Czech Republic). I have no brothers and sisters. I have liked painting since I was a child. I have not attended any arts club. I was attending only the Liduška (Folk School of Musical Art), where I was learning to play the clarinet. After the ending of Primary School I started to attend the High Agricultural Technical School in Český Těšín. When I passed a graduation exam I moved at the agricultural area in Osoblažsko where I was working as a livestock specialist for 18 years. There was the area forgotten by God and humans and it still is in Osoblažsko.
     I got married and gave birth to two children and I started to work with my husband at our family house. Then I restored my hobbies and I started to draw by a pencil, then I drew portraits of children by pastels and I painted the horse by oil paints for the first time. Since that time I tried many various techniques and I experimented with various combinations of materials. I learnt to make bobbin lace and now I teach this technique, which was a livelihood in Osoblažsko 200 years and more ago. I learnt all the techniques (except the making bobbin lace) alone.
     During these years I participated in some competitions of Art which I was placed in. I made the front-page for the Wandering passport of Jeseník, I participated at drawing a map for the Euroregion Praděd, I hosted some exhibitions in Ostrava and I showed my works in Prudnik (Poland), Krnov, Město Albrechtice and also in Slezské Rudoltice where I host exhibitions with authorial jewelry.
     I am a member of the non-profit organization Královský stolec which is interested in revitalisation of history and traditions in Osoblažsko and I am also one of five founders of generally beneficial company Slezské zemské dráhy which is interested in a steam locomotive and old trains on a narrow railway. I paint Jesus Kristus on metal boards and then the boards are attached to the wooden crucify. I founded my own gallery in Liptaň called Ateliér Drak.  
     Under the terms of Královský stolec I lead courses of making bobbin lace, knitting handbaskets, making little men from dried corn leafs, etc.
I used to work as a teacher of arts at the Primary School and as a pedagogue of free time as well.
Competitions, awards, exhibitions
  • Country of the old man Praděd, the winner of two competitions 2001
  • Appreciation of honor in competition at Museum of Bruntál
  • Award of a bishop from Ostravsko-opavská diocese František Václav Lobkovic for the theme „Christian legacy of our region“
  • Město Albrechtice Gallery of the Primary School 1996, 1997, 2001 (the exhibitions)
  • Krnov MIKS 2000, 2005 (the exhibitions)
  • Cultural House in Liptaň 2000, 2001, 2002 (the exhibitions)
  • ČT Television Club in Ostrava 2001, 2002, 2005 (the exhibitions)
  • Poland, Prudnik city 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 (the exhibitions)
  • Continual exhibition at the castle in Slezské Rudoltice and in the gallery „Ateliér Drak“ in  Liptaň since 2003
  • Autosalon Cars Heller 2006 (the exhibition)
  • Exhibition of jewelry at the castle in Slezské Rudoltice 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012