Once again I’m very happy to be participating in the Greek-Australian Cultural League’s annual Antipodean Palette group exhibition at Steps Gallery. I guess I’m even more ecstatic that I am able to finally submit some new work. I must give a huge thanks to Andrew Gunnell and my husband Theo for helping me produce my homage to a local strip I love, Gertrude Street.
My 2.5 mt Gertrude Streetscape etching will show alongside artworks from: Angy Labiris, Anne Sampsonidis-Warren, Christos Avramoudas, Costa Athanassiou, Effie Mandalos, James Raftopoulos, Mary Raphael, Sophie Kagadis, Soula Mantalvanos, Thalia Andrews, Tina Sideris and Tony Pierrakos.
Hope to see you all at the official opening:
Thursday 22nd May, 6:30pm
Steps Gallery 62 Lygon Street Carlton
The exhibition will run from 22 May – 1 June, 2014.
Official Media Release
Greek Australian Cultural League of Melbourne
4th Annual Art Exhibition
Antipodean Palette 2014
The Greek Australian Cultural League of Melbourne is hosting its 4th annual art exhibition, ‘Antipodean Palette 2014.’ The exhibition aims to support visual arts in the community by showcasing the works of 12 practicing artists in a variety of media.
Artists participating this year are Angy Labiris, Anne Sampsonidis-Warren, Christos Avramoudas, Costa Athanassiou, Effie Mandalos, James Raftopoulos, Mary Raphael, Sophie Kagadis, Soula Mantalvanos, Thalia Andrews, Tina Sideris and Tony Pierrakos.
The exhibition will be held at Steps Gallery, 62 Lygon St Carlton from May 22 until June 1, 10 to 4 pm daily. An opening celebration will commence at 6.30pm, Thursday 22nd May with guest speaker Professor Nick Papastergiades from the University of Melbourne School of Cultural Studies. The duo ‘Polyxeni’ will entertain guests with Greek acoustic music.
The 10 day event will include the following book launches, bi-lingual poetry readings and demonstrations.
24th May, at 4.00pm we will present the work of well known Greek poet, Spiros Karamountzos. His translated into English of some of his collected works, “Poet’s Garden” will be presented by Dimitris Troaditis. Kostas Paivanas will showcase the poet’s body of work.
- 25th May, at 4.30pm we are presenting our annual celebration of poetry with work by thirteen Australian poets, all of whom will be honing in on the cosmic theme of “metamorphosis.” Join them for what will surely be a most memorable afternoon.
- 24th and 31st May, Soula (and Theo) Mantalvanos, an exhibiting artist will be available to speak about her copperplate printing process.
The GACLM is a non-profit organisation established in 1970, supporting the creative endeavours of Greek Australian writers, artists and musicians. Awarded a Medal for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs & Meritorious Service to the Community, the GACLM contributes to the enrichment of literature and the arts by organising many successful annual events.