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, workshops and individual mentorship. It also operates as a working Art Center opening its doors a couple of times a year for exhibition.  

aboutEmmy Mavroidis was born in Melbourne.  Currently studying at The University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts, Masters of Contemporary 2020. VCA, Bachelors of Fine Arts (Painting) 1986 and obtained her Diploma in Education 1992 at The University of Melbourne.  She established Nyora Studio Gallery in 2003, a thriving centre for the Arts. She has developed the Nyora Studio Gallery Resident Artist’s Program.  She mentors artists as well as holding regular workshops 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 2020 Nillumbik Shire Commission for Art in the Time of COVID-19.  2019 Winner, Arnold Block Leibler Award, Yering Station Sculpture Prize. 2018 Lorne Sculpture Biennale small sculpture exhibition, Lorne VIC. 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 (wood work) of vintage cars for museum and private collection, alongside bespoke furniture design. His studio is situated in Eltham and forms part of the Nyora Studio Gallery, Art and Craft Center, which also serves as a place, offering artists residencies where artistic projects are realised. His studio is a dynamic hub of creativity undertaking various commissions and projects such as sculptural commissions,  building of vintage cars, coach building and woodwork including Bugatti, Delage and many others.

Prizes and Awards include 2018 Lorne Sculpture Biennale, finalist, Lorne VIC. 2017-18 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.