Queenscliff Gallery Opening

2020-11-25T15:47:28+11:00

Date: December 14, 2015 Location: 81 Hesse Street Queenscliff VIC 3225 Together with exhibiting artists, directors of ooi Soula & Theo Mantalvanos celebrated the beginning of their new business venture, Queenscliff Gallery. A private event was hosted prior to opening to the public. Thanks to: Lesley Alway, Andrew Gunnell, Ray Threadwell of Bellarine Peninsula Homes, Handmade Films, Jason Reekie Photography, [...]

Dreamscape, Gertrude Street Projection Festival animation at Aesop

2020-12-01T15:37:15+11:00

Please vote for us, we're Site Number 35 Dreamscape is a collection of animated collages by printmaking artists Soula Mantalvanos and Ellie Malin, focusing on line, light, colour and texture. Artists: Soula Mantalvanos and Ellie Malin Medium: Projection / installation at Aesop Gertrude Street Fitzroy. Animation by Jei Jui. Event: The Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2014 Dates: 17 July – [...]

Art & Chronic Pain – A Self Portrait

2020-12-01T15:57:28+11:00

Although a horrendous topic of chronic pelvic pain that is consuming much of Soula and Theo's lives, it was no surprising creative response that Soula directed OoI to communicate her art and words into a book. Self-expression and the ability to extract it in a creativity form is an incredible catharsis, and in this case has produced an overwhelming artistic [...]

Committee for Melbourne Annual Dinner events

2020-12-01T20:10:54+11:00

Client: The Committee for Melbourne (CFM) Brief: Various event collaterol for CFM's annual dinner at The Crown Palladium Ballroom for their approximately 1,000 guests. Outcome: Draw and design the material for the evening including invitations, programs, list of attendees and other suitable items like staff passes, certificates for awards, diary date flyers, table centers, stage set concept, even live production [...]

Artist’s Materials, finalist pieced in the Alice Bale Art Award 2012

2012-12-29T12:01:35+11:00

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 [...]

Catharsis via Collage

2014-01-28T21:15:15+11:00

Or should I call it exorcism? The word ‘exorcism’ certainly feels more appropriate to the chronic pelvic pain hell I’ve been experiencing since March 2007. Sadly I’ve not been able to rid this pain… yet! But I am making progress and I do partially attribute the relief to my returned ability to create again. Increasingly I am finding great catharsis in [...]

Catharsis via Collage

2014-01-28T21:15:15+11:00

Or should I call it exorcism? The word ‘exorcism’ certainly feels more appropriate to the chronic pelvic pain hell I’ve been experiencing since March 2007. Sadly I’ve not been able to rid this pain… yet! But I am making progress and I do partially attribute the relief to my returned ability to create again. Increasingly I am finding great catharsis in [...]

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