In the lead up to Greek Orthodox Easter, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, District of Northcote, Victoria, have launched a Byzantine art and craft exhibition titled ‘Anastasi.’
The exhibition, which was organised by the District of Northcote Book Centre in collaboration with Uriel’s Workshop Art Gallery, features art such as traditional styled icons and wood carved creations, which aim to acknowledge the rich history of the Christian Orthodox past.
On the opening night, various clergy, artists and iconographers from around Victoria gathered to admire the Byzantine art and listen to a keynote speech from Dean Kalymnios on the importance of icons and their history.
The Very Reverend Father Evmenios, Archiepiscopal Vicar for the District of Northcote, as well as the Consul General of Greece in Melbourne, Emmanuel Kakavelakis, and many other prominent members of the Greek community, were also present.
After a number of official speeches, all attendees were encouraged to take in the exhibition and talk amongst themselves about some of their favourite pieces of Byzantine art.
The exhibition will be on display all week from 10am – 6pm at Uriel’s gallery in Coburg.