My Happy 50th

By |2020-12-28T10:35:56+11:00December 28, 2020|Me|

(Written 1 year later!) I had an absolutely glorious 50th. With all the social media outlets, I neglected writing a post about my special occasion on my own website. With this freshen up of the website, it is an optimum excuse to create the post now. This event is a significant one – not just because I marked my 50 years of [...]

Bellarine Arts Trail 2018

By |2018-09-13T16:35:29+10:00September 13, 2018|Studio|

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 [...]

An artist in my own residence

By |2021-10-10T21:05:39+11:00March 31, 2016|Curating, Me|

I'm in a huge transition period and it's quite unsettling. It really doesn't help with one's art practice - there's too much shifting and newness to allow me to document a body of work or even begin to tackle a subject. The only recognisable thing in life at the moment is Theo...(a very good thing!). I'm not complaining. I keep pointing out [...]

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 [...]

Sitting for Barbie Kjar

By |2021-10-11T16:55:40+11:00October 18, 2014|Painting|

Who would have thought staring at the back of an easel could be so inspiring! Not only inspiring, we were enthralled in this simple form of art on the eve that The Australian's Sharon Verghis was publishing her article that questioned whether drawing was dead. From an artist's perspective, Soula particularly felt her own practise validated witnessing the push, pull and struggle [...]

Sunday Style’s My_Space, featuring ‘our’ space.

By |2018-03-07T14:06:22+11:00April 28, 2013|Press|

Sunday Style's My_Space feature. April 28, 2013 It was lovely of Joanne Hawkins to come out and meet with us and have her great words published in yesterday's Sunday Style 'My_space' feature. Clearly Zephyr's portrait, by Marija Ivkovic in his classic yogi pose stole the limelight. For those that saw the article, forgive the brag but we did want to send it out [...]

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