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I own a gallery – Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop (QG&W)

By |2018-03-07T14:19:13+11:00December 18, 2015|Curating, Exhibition, Me|

True! The Opening (excerpt from QG&W's website) We couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful opening. View all our images at our Facebook page. Together with our artists, our families, short and life-long friends, and the Queenscliff community we celebrated art and printmaking in our refurbished Wesleyan church. A huge thanks to those who were able to attend and for those who couldn’t, [...]

Magical

By |2018-03-07T14:19:13+11:00October 25, 2015|Exhibition, Me, Printmaking|

Magical! My first ever invitation to a Print Exchange. Thank you Rona Green and thank you Theo for editioning my 50+ prints. What happens in a Print Exchange? Artists are invited to interpret the exhibition theme in any way they feel. A payable fee covers advertising material, framing, exhibition expenses and - the best bit - an archival box for each artist containing [...]

Geelong College Carnival Art Show Finalist

By |2018-03-07T14:06:19+11:00October 10, 2015|Exhibition, Prize|

A wonderful welcome from a neighbouring community since moving to Queenscliff. Thank you Geelong College. My Gertrude Streetscape (Southside Plate 2), Little Smith Street Fitzroy & Nude laying Prone, were three of the 70+ pieces selected from 300 pieces to be included in The Geelong College Art Show. I was pretty honored to be hanging with a great various group of artists and [...]

From a Collingwood design studio to Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

By |2018-03-07T14:06:19+11:00September 4, 2015|Gallery, Me, Printmaking|

Finding themselves at a life crossroad, creative directors Soula and Theo Mantalvanos of ooi - creative communication, decided to grant themselves four months of thinking time on the East Coast of Tasmania. Away from their Collingwood routine, they were able to clarify and plan for the next stage of life, taking into serious consideration Soula's chronic pain issue and related daily limitations. Soula [...]

My art website is back

By |2018-03-07T14:19:13+11:00July 26, 2015|Me, Studio|

Hello, welcome back! My art site is back and firstly I must apologise to those of you who have had some strange feeds land in your inbox during testing time. Hopefully this post will make sense of it all. Many of you might already know, but Theo and I made a mammoth transitional move from our beloved Collingwood to Queenscliff. Not an easy [...]

Finalist in the 2012 AME Bale Art Prize

By |2018-03-07T14:19:14+11:00July 13, 2015|Exhibition, Me, Painting, Prize|

Indeed! Clearly, studying during pelvic pain hell was worth it and not just for sanity's sake. Thank you Jeff Makin for your wonderful tuition (and your great selection of objects!). Artist's Journal and Palette has been selected as a finalist piece for the 2012 AME Bale Art Prize in the medium of oils and/or acrylics. 10" x 14", oil on canvas panel. Not [...]

And the winner is ME!

By |2018-03-07T14:19:14+11:00July 13, 2015|Drawing, Exhibition, Me, Painting, Prize|

My first ever art prize win and how perfect that it's been awarded by people whom I treasure, and people who inspire me, not only with my art my practice but with my life also. Sending out a huge thanks to Louise, David and crew at St. Luke Artist Colourmen and Langridge Artist Supplies. Who would have thought that all that chronic pain [...]

The Design Files induction

By |2018-03-07T14:19:47+11:00July 13, 2015|Press, Studio|

Full Design Files post: thedesignfiles.net Excerpt from Origin of Image (OoI) newsletter June 2013 Photos: Sean Fennessy. You all might recall that in our first OoI news edition we were renovating. Well, we are very excited to announce we have completed the renovations and the live, work, play lifestyle in the fields of art and design, is proving to be quite a lovely. [...]

The Art of Pain, feature in the Neos Kosmos Good Life

By |2018-03-07T14:19:47+11:00July 13, 2015|Exhibition, Press|

by Penni PappasIt's the story you've now heard many times before, but Penni Pappas felt she needed to feature our 'Good Life' with the excuse of today's official opening of The Greek-Australian Cultural League's Antipodean Palette Exhibition 2014. Although the last seven years have been a gruelling and most stressful time for us, we now believe the worst is over, and it's time [...]

Artist’s meet and greet at Port Jackson Press

By |2018-03-07T14:06:20+11:00June 1, 2015|Exhibition, Printmaking|

A wonderful afternoon at Port Jackson Press for Soula and Stephanie's meet and greet. Many thanks to everyone who attended, to our families, friends and community who have and will visit and who supported the exhibition. Biggest thanks to Theo Mantalvanos and Andrew Gunnell (who editioned prints for Soula), Sheridan Jones for her exquisite framing, the Port Jackson Press team for their impeccable [...]

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