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A shift in collective consciousness about the foundations of positive mental health.

 
I Belong, Neon Installation + Acrylic on Canvas, October 2, 2019

LATEST EXHIBIT - "I, Belong"

I, belong is a collaborative exhibition between Sydney-based artist and psychotherapist Noula Diamantopoulos and Bangkok-based American artist Douglas Diaz. Having first met in 2018 when they both exhibited as part of a group exhibition at Artereal, Diaz and Diamantopoulos have since formed a rare friendship and entered into an expansive dialogue over email, skype and Instagram which has allowed them to explore the overlap between their artistic practices. Grounded in the idea of belonging, their exhibition presents a selection of paintings by Diaz alongside light-based text works by Diamantopoulos, all of which have sprung from a series of mindful and transformative conversations between the two artists on life and art. 

"Creating this series of works and collaborating with Douglas has been a process of endless questioning.

A stream of questions and transformative realisations.

What does it mean to belong? Belonging is about us belonging to ourselves and having the courage to invite others in. Their response is their response. We stay authentic. Therein lies the rub – what does authentic mean?

The answer lies in humbleness. I am me. With all my mess and oddness I stand in the feet of me and in that moment I am received authentically. You cannot fail if you are authentic.

To learn more about this project and others Noula has created, please visit her Artereal Exhibitions page

AGAPE

Through a series of cryptic neon artworks, Noula employs the poetry of the Greek language to explore one of art history’s most enduring and universal themes – love. Continuing the dialogue launched in her collaborative work with Two Good Co, American Express and Deliveroo - “Love Shouldn’t Hurt” - Agape (Greek for the highest form of love) is a series of poetic neon works, with myriad of hidden symbols and personal meanings exploring the power of love, in all its forms and guises. It asks us to explore what it really means to love, “how to be love”, and like all of her work, challenges us to contemplate and question how we define love.

 

"Agape is a forceful statement, in relation to both domestic violence and in the broader context of all relationships. For when we do hurt each other, whether by our words or our deeds, we are often too quick to accept this as being inevitable. We refer to the ‘ups and downs’ of love; We accept the idea that love is complex and not always easy; There is a school of thought which sees pain as being inextricably linked to love and unavoidable; To me this is inherently wrong. Love shouldn’t hurt. Only when the hurt is unintentional can it be accepted. The accident is the exception.”

Agape, Neon Installation Collection, November 29, 2017

To learn more about this project and others Noula has created, please visit her Artereal Exhibitions page

Art allows us to start conversations about tightly held beliefs and topics, challenging us to shift our perspective. It is only when we see the shared nature of life experience and emotion, that we can release our own shame and more through empathy, understanding forgiveness. 

Neon Installation, Sydney, Nov. 2017

AGAPE - CONTINUED

"The artist, compelled to capture the state of love in which she found herself, has created a work which represents her own understanding of ‘agape’. Looking at the lines and marks translated into neon, there are multiple images which can seemingly be glimpsed within the work. The muscles and arteries of a human heart. The double helix of the DNA sequence. Love is in our blood and in our bodies and in our very nature. This final work is an abstract representation of the embodiment of love."

Rhianna Walcott
Curator

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To learn more about this project and others Noula has created, please visit her Artereal Exhibitions page

A collaborative project with Two Good Co, American Express and Deliveroo, this large-scale mural comprised of 20,000 jar lids, is symbolic of the 20,000 meals delivered by Deliveroo to victims of domestic violence. The image depicts the face of Felicity Cook, a domestic violence survivor.

LOVE SHOULDN'T HURT 

Mixed Medium Mural, Sydney, Oct. 2017

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Take a closer look at this collaborative project.

To learn more about this project and others Noula has created, please visit her Artereal Exhibitions page

NUMINOS

Neon Installation, Sydney, Nov. 2016

Noula’s cryptic “Numinos” neon signs offer a quiet, introspective and oblique perspective on life. They seek to articulate the existential, interrogating relationships, the agony of indecision, and invite interpretation and internal conversation, seeking enlightenment: ‘how are you, you?’, ‘# oneness – It’s plural’, and the elliptical ‘what happens if you don’t?’. Here Noula creates a path to be set towards self-awareness and to uncovering what we really understand of the words we use.

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To learn more about this project and others Noula has created, please visit her Artereal Exhibitions page

COLOUR IN YOUR LIFE

TV Episode, Sydney, Nov. 2016

The Colour In Your Life TV series is an art show that takes you into the everyday studios of artists from around the world. While in the studio they share their individual techniques with the viewer in a relaxed atmosphere with a delightfully Australian host and fellow artist Graeme Stevenson. The series is currently filmed in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. In this series, Noula shares her life experience as an accountant and career shift to an artists and therapists.

To learn more about this project and others Noula has created, please visit her Artereal Exhibitions page

QUEST is an experimental performance work, in which the artist & participant engage in a silent conversation of questions (no answers) with each other.

QUEST

First performance art exhibition, Sydney, Dec. 2011

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To learn more about this project and others Noula has created, please visit her Artereal Exhibitions page

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