Nola Diamantopoulos Artist Biography
Nola Diamantopoulos is a Sydney based artist working across a variety of mediums including performance, sculpture, mosaics, printmaking, painting and encaustics.
Much of Nola’s work explores new ways of making, seeing and understanding both art and the world. As an artist she constantly strives to create work that captures and expresses those universal feelings and emotions which cannot be named or described, but are an essential part of the human condition. Her practice explores the life force and the whole ‘idea of us’ through her art.
Most recently Nola has embraced the medium of performance art as a conceptual and enigmatic vehicle for her continuing search for meaning, understanding and interpretation of the human psyche and the inner self. Her interactive performance Quest, is essentially an interactive and collaborative social project or experiment focused on community involvement and engagement which draws on relational aesthetics and the artist’s background as a practicing psychotherapist. Nola was recently invited to perform Quest as part of the Director’s Cut program at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair.
Nola is also the founding member and current president of the Mosaics Association of Australia and New Zealand and the creator of the Mosaic Art School of Sydney. In 2011 she completed a large scale commissioned mosaic project for the Cathedral of St. Peter’s and St Paul’s in Goulburn. More recently she completed a large scale public sculpture and mosaic for the City of Canada Bay Public at the Piazza Eolie in Five Dock.
Nola has held numerous solo exhibitions in both Sydney and Melbourne. Her work can be found in collections both within Australia and internationally.
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