Olympia Nelson was the primary model and muse for her mother, the late Polixeni Papapetrou. Over a 20-year period they worked together as photographer and subject. Olympia has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Medieval and Renaissance art from Venice at the University of Melbourne. She has published on gender and social media and is now furthering her research in Medieval and Byzantine Art. She has taught art to young people around the world, with experience in leading tours of museums and workshops.