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Tame Sow & Wild Boar (reflections on a hybrid existence)

Antonietta Covino-Beehre & Sophia Xeros-Constantinides



Building D, Level 1, Room 12



Antonietta Covino-Beehre and Sophia Xeros-Constantinides come together as Tame Sow and Wild Boar (reflections on a hybrid existence) to spawn hybrid outcomes in this collaborative endeavour, which re-presents the body in contemporary art.
Using the self-portrait as a point of departure both artists experiment with iconography and semiotics of the body within a variety of printmaking acumens.

  Antonietta Covino-Beehre
Antonietta Covino-Beehre is a graduate of Monash University, with a Masters of Arts and Honors in Fine Arts. She also undertook a Tamarind Lithographic Summer Workshop in New Mexico, as well as studies at the Australian College of Photography Arts and Communication and Photography Studies College.
Her imagery is inspired by Italian history and folklore and its juxtaposition within her multi-cultural life in Melbourne. Her works incorporate multiple disciplines including printmaking, sculpture, drawing and photography.
Antonietta won the prestigious Fremantle-Print Award in 2033 with 'Studio D'una Citta' a work incorporating etching, cyanotype, woodcut and lithography printmaking process. Additionally in 2004 she exhibited in Genoa, Italy at the 'Arte di Ritorno' Genoa European City of Culture, also in 2099 she exhibited her Faccia Faccia – Face to Face wall series' in Impact Vi at Uwe Bristol UK.
Her work is represented in national, state and regional galleries in corporate and private collections in Australia and Europe.

Sophia Xeros- Constantinides
Sophia Xeros Constantinides is a post-graduate student with the faculty of Art and Design at Monash University Caulfield.
She is researching for her PhD in the area of visualizing aspects of the female reproductive body and mother-baby experiences. Her media include drawing, printmaking, digital photography and collage.
Sophia's academic achievements include an Australian Postgraduate Award in 2002. She was the Inaugural Prize winner for the Embroiders' guild fabricate 2006 textile based Acquisitive prize judged by Roger Leong of the national gallery of Victoria. She was a selected exhibitor in 2010 swan Hill Print and drawing Acquisitive Prize and has been selected to exhibit in the 2010 Beleura National Works on Paper at the Mornington Peninsula regional gallery as well as in 2010 Fremantle print Prize.




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