submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 01.11.2006
*Orest Keywan is the life partner of vibrant young Kytherian Sophia Zantiotis. Who in turn is the daughter of former Kytherian optometrist, and "man about town", Steve Zantiotis. Their Kytherian town of origin is Ayia Anastasia.
Steve Zantiotis. 2005
Sophia - my heritage:
"Maternal grandfather: George Combes, born: Katsoulianika, arrived Australia 1912
Maternal grandmother: Sophia Prineas, born Mitata, arrived Australia 1929
Paternal grandfather: Andonis (Anthony) Zantiotis, born Ayia Anastasia, arrived Australia 1911
Maternal grandmother: Eriphilly Coroneo, born Potamo, arrived ?
My mum is Alexandra (Lexie) Zantiotis nee Combes.
Lexie Combes. Steve Zantioitis. 1952
Mum worked at the State Library of NSW for many, many years. During that time she helped Hugh Gilchrist with his original research hunting back through original documentation and source material.
The strongest link for us has always been the Mitata soi, i.e. Peter Prineas (Katsehamos and the Great Idea)'s father, Jim, is my yiayia's brother,
Katsehamos and the Great Idea. The Book
Peter Prineas. The Man
and James Prineas (kythera-net)'s grandmother, Eleni.
The Coroneo soi is Professor Minas, Peter, Eleni Malanos etc
Professor Minas Coroneo. Notable Kytherian
The Combes soi is Manuel the Optometrist
and the Zantiotis soi is Professor Steve Zantis the Optometrist. (formerly Principal Scientist at Bausch & Lomb in New York, then back here at UNSW)".
Orest was born in Marienbad, Czech Republic, on the Czech/German border. He is Ukranian by nationality. He grew up in Canada. He migrated to Australia in the 1960s, where he studied under Lyndon Dadswell, one of Australia's most accomplished sculptors, at the National Art School in Sydney. Orest later became a lecturer at the Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education (now known as the College of Fine Art, University of NSW).
Acclaimed as 'one of the best sculptors we have' by art critic Sebastian Smee, Orest has represented in public and private collections in Australia and internationally.
He's won numerous awards including the Jackson Smith Sculpture Prize, last week, for miniature sculpture and the Art Gallery of NSW Taskforce Prize at SxS in 2004.
Orest exhibits widely and his work is held in public and private collections both nationally and internationally.
Orest Keywan's history at Sculpture by the Sea.
View/download Orest Ketwan. Profile. 2003., as a .rtf file:
Keywan, Orest – Profile.rtf
Orest has entered Sculpture by the Sea every year since 1998. He is the only sculptor to have been selected 9 consecutive times for the event. He didn't submit anything in its inaugural year.
Orest's work which featured at Sculpture by the Sea in 2005 was entitled Constanta Dreaming. The sculpture stood at 192 x 164 x 132cm and was created out of stainless steel, steel, synthetic resin, wood and concrete.
He was the winner of the Sydney Water Sculpture Prize at Sculpture by the Sea in 1999. He has won first prize again this year. He is the first Australian to win the prize twice.
The 10th annual Sculpture by the Sea Bondi
Bondi - November 2006
The 10th annual Sculpture by the Sea Bondi will be held from 2-19 November 2006.
Sculpture by the Sea turns 10! The Bondi-to-Tamarama coastal walk will again be transformed into a magnificent outdoor art gallery, hosting one of the largest and most popular sculpture exhibitions in the world. This year's exhibition will feature 108 sculptures by artists from 11 different countries.
The celebrations begin a week before the Bondi exhibition with one of the most popular sculptures ever exhibited, 10 little friends by Richie Kuhaupt, making a return visit, popping up right across Sydney in unusual and unlikely places from the Blue Mountains to Bondi Beach. During the exhibition Sculpture by the Sea will be taking to the sky with Guy Warren's Icarus to be created several times by a sky writer for the whole of Sydney to see.
The event has always attracted a strong contingent of international artists and in 2006 the work of sculptors from Scotland, New Zealand, Italy, Japan, England, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Malaysia and the USA, as well as the work of Australian sculptors, will be exhibited. For more information, see the Artists page.
For information about Bondi, see the About Bondi page.
For further information on Sculpture by the Sea, visit the Sculpture by the Sea website.
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