Nyora Studio Gallery is a thriving Centre for the Arts situated in the leafy northern suburbs of Eltham just a short drive from Melbourne’s CBD. Nyora Studio is owned and operated by artist Emmy Mavroidis and coach builder/furniture maker/ sculptor Aldo Bilotta. Nyora Studio is a dynamic and creative hub for artist’s and provides art education through a variety of classes, workshops and mentorship. It also operates as a working gallery opening its doors a couple of times a year for exhibitions
Emmy Mavroidis was born in Melbourne in 1965. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1986 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) and obtained her Diploma in Education 1992. She established Nyora Studio Gallery in 2003, a thriving centre for the Arts. She has developed the Nyora Studio Gallery Resident Artist’s Program were she teaches and mentors other artist as well as holding regular classes in sculpture and life drawing. Recent travel includes SEAS International Exhibition in Ionion Centre for Arts and Culture, Greece in 2016. France in 2010, 2011 & 2013.
Prizes & Awards include 2017 Montalto Sculpture Prize finalist,VIC. 2016 Yering Station Sculpture Prize awarded winery choice award. VIC. 2015 Hutchins Drawing Prize, finalist, Tasmania. 2014 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, finalist, NSW. 2013 & 2014 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – semi finalist. 2010 Nillumbik Prize, finalist (highly commended) 1985 Clifton Pugh Drawing Prize. 1985 The Trustees of The National Gallery of Victoria Award, 1984 Alun leach Jones drawing Award. Emmy’s work is in private collections throughout Australia and internationally.
Aldo Bilotta was born in Italy. He studies 1986 Bachelor of Art in Fine Art – (Sculpture) Victoria College Prahran. Aldo is a Sculptor and coach builder of vintage automobiles alongside custom built furniture design and construction. His Studio is situated in Eltham a d forms part of the Nyora Studio Gallery complex which serves as an art education provider and gallery. His studio is a dynamic hub of creativity undertaking various commissions and projects such as sculptural commissions, the restoration of vintage cars including Bugatti, Delage and many others.
Prizes and Awards include 2017 Sculpture at Scenic World Blue Mountains NSW finalist. 2016 Yering Station Sculpture Prize, finalist. 2016 Nillumbik Prize, Montsalvat VIC. 2016 Toorak Village Sculpture Prize, finalist, Toorak VIC. 2016 Tom Bass Figurative Sculpture Prize, finalist Juniper Hall Sydney NSW. 2016 Montalto Sculpture Prize, finalist, Red Hill VIC, Travel 2016 Greece & 2011 Paris, France.