Thank you to the Geelong Advertiser and GT Magazine for their exquisite feature, Curating a New Life, published Nov 11, 2023. Cam Ward captured the story of the origins of Queenscliff Gallery superbly after a lovely long chat with directors Soula and Theo Mantalvanos earlier this year during Michael
Print Council of Australia Colin Holden Print Commission – a new opportunity for visual arts students.soula2023-08-13T10:13:30+10:00
The Colin Holden Print Commission is a new opportunity for visual arts students. The Colin Holden Print Commission is a new opportunity for tertiary students currently enrolled in visual or fine arts at TAFE or university in Australia and is specially established to encourage emerging artists engaged in a tertiary study to develop and promote their printmaking. Thank you, Print Council of Australia, for inviting QG Directors Soula & Theo Mantalvanos to co-judge The Colin Holden Print Commission and to be part of this exciting opportunity for emerging artists. Submissions close Aug 28.
Another fabulous celebration for the opening and announcement of the 2023 Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards and Graphic Investigation exhibitions on Friday, 28 July, at Geelong Gallery. Melbourne-based artist Marian Crawford was announced as the recipient of the $10,000 2023 Geelong Acquisitive Print Award for her print, A blizzard (2021),
Queenscliff Gallery's director, Soula Mantalvanos, has made a captivating contribution to the group of swans scattered throughout the Borough of Queenscliffe, during this year's Queenscliffe Literary Festival. As part of this imaginative project instigated by the Queenscliffe Literary Festival team, local artists have adorned the swans with their visions
In the launch week of Michael Leunig's solo exhibition, Don't Give Up, QG is enjoying a little frenzy of activity. QG Directors first enjoyed a shoot with local photographer Ivan Kemp whose image accompanied two articles for news about Michael Leunig's upcoming exhibition in the Geelong Independent and The Ocean
Congratulations to Timothy Cook (finalist in the Sulman prize) for his painting, Kulama created in traditional Tiwi style using natural pigments on linen. And congratulations also to Katherine Hattam, finalist in both the Archibald and Sulman prizes for her collaged works, The Nightingale and the Kookaburra – portrait of Drusilla
It's been a great week! Directors of Queenscliff Gallery (QG), Soula and Theo Mantalvanos, attended two exciting cultural events in Queenscliff and Geelong. It was the Geelong Gallery's 7th annual Geelong Contemporary soirée, where 170 art enthusiasts gathered to hear Director and CEO Jason Smith, Senior Curator Lisa Sullivan, and Assistant Curator Katarina Paseta discuss three contemporary artists' proposed works for acquisition into the Gallery's collection. Lon Retreat directors Rob Gemes and Claire Gemes (pictured) offered a luxurious stay to help raise funds for acquiring these new works, making it an exciting opportunity for art lovers to connect with the local art scene and contribute to its growth. Soula and Theo return to Geelong Gallery next week for a lead-up celebration for the much anticipated Clarice Beckett exhibition.
Q: What were some of the foundation ideas for this exhibition project? A: If I had to use one word, it would be ‘place’. And the relationship with it; what it means when you’re in it, how it impacts you when you’re away from it, what resonates after you’ve visited or lived in it. Perhaps it’s also respecting a place – I absolutely love Venice. But maybe also, I’m simply doing the artist thing; travelling, documenting, and communicating because that is a beautiful thing to do.
It was a fabulous first-time QG Mingle to celebrate JOHN WALLER's exhibition, Anabranch and Other Stories. QG is transforming the typical public art opening into a more exclusive event by hosting smaller groups after-hours with the artist/artists. It's a chance to connect with the artist/s, learn more about the exhibited
It's a new year and a new approach to exhibition openings at Queenscliff Gallery (QG). Exclusive invite-only events will replace public exhibition openings with QG artists. This means you'll have to hop on the QG Mingle List to receive the opportunity to attend. Each exhibition opening will prioritise patrons
What a fabulous evening at the Geelong Arts Centre Presents 2023 launch event. QG Directors look forward to the must-see season. Featuring performances from a multitude of the nation’s most highly regarded companies, including Sydney Theatre Company, Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Griffin Theatre Company and
Sue Poggioli gives us a glimpse inside her studio and practices with linocut and her passion for drawing from life. Join Sue Poggioli at the opening of her exhibition Sensibility with Kate Hudson at QG. Exhibition dates: Oct 27 – Nov 14, 2022 Celebration with the artists: Sun
A well-timed break for QG Directors Soula and Theo Mantalvanos, who were able to rejuvenate and enjoy their first-ever Biennale in Venice, Italy. Heading to one of their favourite destinations in the world to enjoy Italian culture and for Soula to gather inspiration and make
Come rain, hail, or shine is a saying that roof restorers Darryl Stone and his team truly live by.Working through Victoria’s blistering cold and wet weather, QG’s Wesleyan wafer-thin slate tiles were restored one tile at a time. As was the ridge and wood framing, new
A much-needed roof restoration on QG’s Wesleyan Church presented an opportunity to remain productive and host a pop-up exhibition at fortyfivedownstairs in Flinders Lane, Melbourne. It was a magnificent celebration of SUSAN WALD’s exquisite body of work – four years in the making as QG’s
It’s near seven years since QG Directors, Soula & Theo Mantalvanos acquired their 1868 Wesleyan Church. There has been much restoration and care work already completed and now, the inevitable mammoth task of restoring the over 150-year-old slate roof tiles has come. Through the planned replacement of 5,000 slate tiles