The after party


Never unprofessional, but always semi-confessional.

Join artists colleagues and co-hosts Matto Lucas and Elizaveta Maltseva as they do what artists do best - drink and gossip. Each episode is joined by a special guest, a bottle of Genista wine and a new gallery (or be it virtual during the current international social distancing).

Matto Lucas

Matto Lucas is an Australian Visual Artist, photographer, creator, curator and art facilitator working within mixed and digital media, with a preference for photography and performance.In 2013 Lucas was awarded a Lifetime Membership to Midsumma for his continuous work and commitment as a visual artist within the LGBTQI community. In 2015 Lucas operated as Coalesce ARI’s President.Represented commercially by Artman Gallery in 2013, In 2011 Lucas was shortlisted for the Metro Gallery Art Award, and shortlisted for the AGENDO13 young emerging artists prize in 2013, the Sunshine Coast Gallery New Media Art Prize in 2015 and The Footscray Art Prize in 2017. and won first place in the 2019 Picturing Footscray Photography prize.Lucas was the Visual Arts Mentor at the Bendigo South East College’s Academy of Creative Arts for 2016 and 2017 and is currently the Vice President and Committee Member at Trocadero Artspace Footscray. is a current (2019) member of Arts West. and lectures in Visual Media and Design at thenAustralian Institute of Music, Melbourne. Matto Lucas makes up one half of the Drinking With The Artist podcast (available on Spotify and iTunes.)

Elizaveta Maltseva

Elizaveta Maltseva is a Melbourne-based artist and curator who immigrated from Moscow, Russia as a child. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts (honours) from Monash University and a Masters in Arts and Cultural Management from The University of Melbourne. Maltseva recently moved back to Melbourne from Edinburgh, where she continues to contribute to the visual arts community through a number of collectives and galleries.

Maltseva’s practice often, but not exclusively, investigates issues around culture, multiculturalism, heritage, identity and otherness. She often employs strict rules and conditions in her creative practice and is particularly inspired by the process of applying restrictions to creative practice. She firmly argues that art is not produced in a vacuum and therefore frequently explores external stimulus to creative practice.