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 [...]

Group show: Editions #1 at Penny Contemporary Hobart

By |2021-10-11T16:53:18+11:00January 27, 2015|Exhibition, Painting, Portraits|

Editions #1 celebrates Penny Contemporary's support of fresh international and interstate talent to Hobart and our continuing support of the Tasmanian and Hobart arts community. The exhibition showcases artists from Tasmania, Sydney, Melbourne, Los Angeles and Chicago across a wide range of media and material. Editions #1 is neutrally titled to reflect the artists' autonomy on the works they create. Artists: Laura [...]

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