Artist and Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop (QG&W) director, Soula Mantalvanos opens her personal studio for the Bellarine Arts Trail 2018.

Soula will open the doors to her newly established studio, welcoming conversation about her practice and works that will form part of QG&W’s summer group exhibition, Lustre.

Having realised Parisian facades in oils, acrylics and etchings, but unable to return to Europe for over six years, Soula turned to her (previous) local Collingwood area for inspiration creating etchings of Gertrude Street and some of her other favorite local places. In recent months she further explored the Melbourne theme in the medium of reduction linocut.

In recent months, Soula was able to finally return to Europe choosing to stay in Venice. Drawing and using watercolour to be able to quickly become familiar with the lines of the Venetian architecture, Soula also used her time to gather reference which now sees her embarking on a new body of work – something she has not been able to plan for many years.

Pop in to QG&W and be directed to where Soula has established her personal studio at the rear of the church.

View, chat and get the exclusive chance to purchase Soula’s work weeks prior to the upcoming Lustre exhibition which begins November 29th.

A FREE event. Please RSVP via email or by calling the gallery on 03 4202 0942