The Greek Australian Cultural League of Melbourne is hosting its 5th annual art exhibition the ‘Antipodean Palette 2015’, from 13 August to 23 August 2015, at the Steps Gallery, 62 Lygon Street, Carlton.

The exhibition aims to support visual arts in the community by showcasing the works of 12 practicing artists in a variety of media (paintings, drawings, engraving, sculpture, ceramics, photography and digital art).

If you want to participate in the exhibition you can download the entry form here, complete it and email it to the following email address: antipodeanpalette@gmail.com

You can read the terms and conditions here.

The opening of the exhibition will be on Thursday 13 August, 6.30 – 8.00 p.m.

How it started
The idea for the Cultural League to organise an art exhibition was conceived many years ago but since 2010 we were in the fortunate position to make this dream a reality thus fulfilling another aspect of the primary aims of the Cultural League. The main purpose of the exhibition is to promote the visual arts within the Greek community and giving artists the opportunity to show their work to a wider public.

The crystallisation of holding an art exhibition arose in 2010 during the work of putting together the “Antipodes” periodical. This is the annual bi-lingual literary periodical of the Greek Australian Cultural League of Melbourne. In addition to literature, the magazine publishes articles in English or Greek and it addresses a range of cultural issues which are of particular interest to Greek Australians.

The governing body of GACLM was unanimous in its decision to extend its activities to the visual arts, starting with a group exhibition in 2011. This group exhibition has become not only a focal point in the events calendar of the Greek-Australian community but also a ten day celebration of culture at its best-during the exhibition we also hold a book launch, a bi-lingual poetry afternoon, a musical afternoon and other events that may arise.