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Olympia Antoniadis

Artist statement - Solace

Olympia Antoniadis preserves flowers in her late sisters sewing studio after receiving them as sympathy gifts. Pink; a colour of hope, warmth and comfort radiates the room, the walls changing in luminosity at different times of the day. The cascading material softens the absence of the human form, creating a surreal and intimate space. Antoniadis finds solace in the act of preserving and in the detail of her painting. Whilst acknowledging the inevitability of loss, she searches for the beauty within her grief. 

Education
2015
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Victorian College of the Arts

Solo exhibitions
2018
VEIL, Studio Bowden, Adelaide SA

Selected Group exhibitions
2019
Art Start Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW

2018
Allegory, Lindberg Gallery, Victoria
Subversive, Cult & Harper, Adelaide

2016  
Gallery Opening, Lindberg Gallery, Victoria

2015  
Art Graduate Exhibition, VCA, Victoria
Proud, Margaret Lawrence Gallery 

2013  
Painting, VCA Student Gallery

Awards/ Scholarships
2019
Eutick Memorial Still Life Award - Finalist (winner to be announced Nov 2019)
Belle Magazine Art Start Competition - 2nd Prize Winner

2017   
RSASA SALA Portrait Prize, RSASA Gallery - Finalist

2015  
Rosemary Ricker Graduate Award For Excellence in Painting - Recipient

2014  
The Art Academy, Robin Eley Workshop, Hill-Smith Scholarship - Recipient 

2013  
Biennial SALA Youth Portrait Competition - Recipient

Experience
2018  
Artist Assistant to Robin Eley, Art Academy, Adelaide S.A

2014  
Artist Assistant to Diane Gall and Jim Thalassoudis, Melbourne Art Fair
Artist Assistant to Nick Selenitsch, Chalk and Clay, Sutton Gallery, Victoria

2013  
Artist Assistant to Jessica Johnson, Melbourne Now, NGVA Ian Potter, Victoria

Bibliography

Belle Magazine Australia, Olympia Antoniadis, April 2019
Christina Nafziger, Behind the Flowers and Between the Sheets, Create Magazine, March 2019

Olympia Antoniadis

The Golden Hours


Oil on linen

77 x 56 cm

$2,600

Olympia Antoniadis

Nature is not saddened


oil on linen

122 x 87 cm

$4,500

Olympia Antoniadis

Weave me through your dreams


oil on linen

122 x 87 cm

$4,500

Olympia Antoniadis

Tears are only water, that help the flowers grow


Oil on linen

168 x 244 cm

$9,000
SOLD

Olympia Antoniadis

Wispy threads


oil on linen

77 x 56 cm

$2,600
SOLD

Olympia Antoniadis

As she wilts we will fall


oil on linen

77 x 56 cm

$2,600
SOLD

Olympia Antoniadis

From a seed you bloomed


oil on linen

77 x 56 cm

$2,600
SOLD

Olympia Antoniadis

And then there was silence


oil on linen

77 x 107 cm

$3,800
SOLD

Olympia Antoniadis

Kiss my petals


oil on linen

77 x 107 cm

$3,800
SOLD

Olympia Antoniadis

Ruby


oil on linen

77 x 107 cm

$3,800
SOLD

Olympia Antoniadis

Four months later


oil on linen

77 x 107 cm

$3,800
SOLD

Olympia Antoniadis

In a pink summer daze


oil on linen

92 x 60 cm

$3,200
SOLD

Olympia Antoniadis

This rose will never die


oil on linen

122 x 87 cm

$4,500
SOLD

Olympia Antoniadis

A hand will cut us off at dawn


oil on linen

122 x 87 cm

$4,500
SOLD

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