May 6, 2019

Antipodean Palette – 9th Annual Art Exhibition 2019

The Greek Australian Culture League is a non-profit organization which was established in 1970. It supports the creative endeavours of Greek – Australian writers and artists whose work reflects the confluence of both cultures. The League contributes to the enrichment of literature and the arts by initiating and organizing a number of successful annual events. These include the Antipodean Palette Art Exhibition, an Annual Literary Competition and the publication of the bilingual Antipodes periodical. In December 2006, the GACL received the Medal for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs & Meritorious Service to the Community.

This year we are proud to announce our 9th Annual event “Antipodean Palette”. An art exhibition offering an excellent opportunity for established and emerging artists to meet as a collective group while introducing their work to the broader audience. This platform also offers an excellent opportunity for emerging artists to gain experience by introducing them to the process of exhibiting.

The “Call for Entries” this year proved extremely successful attracting an eclectic group of local and regional, established and emerging Greek-Australian artists of all age groups. Various mediums of artwork will be exhibited; painting, photography, mixed media, 3D installation, sculpture, heritage jewellery and monotype prints.

Artists exhibiting this year are: Angy Labiris, Aphroditi Karalis, Barbara Kitallides, Christella Demetriou, Effie Chaniotis, Helen Sartinas, James Josephides, James Pasakos, Kyriaki Teo, Luke Spiliopoulos, Maritsa Micos, Masonik Arts, Menio Kottakis, Rolando Garay-Matziaris and Sofronis Michaelides.

Click here to learn more about this year’s artists!

Visitors to the Exhibition on the opening afternoon (Thursday 23rd May) will have the opportunity to submit their preference for a “People’s Choice” art prize to be awarded to the art work that receives the most votes.

In past years, this event has been very successful and attracted hundreds of people to the gallery. In 2013 the exhibition was launched by the Victorian Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Heidi Victoria. In 2015, it was opened by the Minister for Creative Industries, The Hon. Martin Foley, MP.

This year we are proud to announce the official opening of the 9 th Annual Art Exhibition will be launched by Professor Nikos Papastergiadis, Director of the Research Unit of Public Lectures, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, on Thursday 23rd May 2019 at 6:30pm.

The Antipodean Palette Art Exhibition will be held at Steps Gallery located at 62 Lygon Street Carlton and will run from May 23 – June 2, 2019. Open weekdays between 10:00am – 4:00pm & weekends between 11:00am – 5:00pm.

Poetry afternoon on Saturday 25th May, 4.00pm
This year we are once again inviting you and your friends to participate in our bilingual poetry afternoon on Saturday 25th May, at 4.00pm, at Steps Gallery. The afternoon will be enriched by the launch of two new chap books written by Dorothy Poulopoulou and Petr Malapanis, published by Owl Publishing. The poetry afternoon will also incorporate a poetry session of well-known poets in our community as well as a most pleasant surprise. The theme we have selected this year is, “Mining experiences, excavating words”. Any inquiries please contact the Coordinators – George and Monika Athanasiou- gathans2@bigpond.com

We welcome you and your friends to the official opening held on Thursday 23 May, at 6:30pm.
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