Evie Hassiotis is an Adelaide based artist who works intuitively with textures and mixed media, photography and improvised dance. Evie believes in the potential of art to emotionally heal the human soul and to promote spiritual growth in the art practitioner and in the viewer. Improvised movement together with her art practice have been an avenue to express spirituality, creativity and art as a healing practice.
Evie began her art studies while living in Sydney in 1995 at the Bondi Road Art School. These classes ignited her enthusiasm for the visual arts and she is indebted to her inspiring tutors at Bondi for guiding her into the world of art. In 2019 she undertook Life Drawing classes at Central School of Art. She joined The Mill as a studio artist in February 2019 and has continued her develop her art practice there, including hosting regular open studio events as well as conducting art workshops for beginners and those people who want to tap into their latent creativity.
Evie has worked as a facilitator of art workshops for adults, including those living with dementia and has experience working with people in residential and community care. In her workshops she creates a space for participants to express themselves without fear of judgment and encourages participants to reveal their inner landscape using a variety of media. She currently works in a primary school with 5-9 year old students with learning challenges.
Evie is currently working on an exhibition Xenitia, to be shown at The Mill during SALA 2020. Xenitia, meaning exile, explores the theme of migration of children and their families and centres around Evie’s experience of migrating to Australia from Greece in 1964 when she was 6 years old. The exhibition will include installation of handmade dolls, film and mixed media artworks.
Evie has exhibited as part of the Mitcham Art Prize, Victor Harbor Art Show, Walkerville Art Exhibition, SALA 2019 at Gallery One and at The Hapmsted Rehabilitation Centre as well as hosting exhibitions from her home studio and her studio at The Mill.
Love & Harmony
Colours of My life
Made in Greece
The Mill Adelaide’s documentary explores Greek migration to Australia during the 1950’s, speaking from my personal experience.
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