An invitation to all: The Antipodean Palette Art Exhibition 2024 and Poetry Afternoon

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The Greek Australian Cultural League (GACL) will again proudly present one of its most successful annual events, the Antipodean Palette Group Art Exhibition 2024 and extends a warm welcome to all to view the work of 17 practising artists at Steps Gallery, 62 Lygon Street Carlton. 

The exhibition will run from the 11th to 21st July and the official launch will be held on Saturday, July 13th at 2.30pm.  Viewing times are Weekdays (except Monday), from 10am – 4pm and Weekends from 11am – 3pm. For further enquiries, contact the AP2024 Co-ordinator Frixos Ioannides E: frixos.i@gmail.com

Constantinos Emmanuelle, Homesick

Artists– Masonik Arts, Marie Petrides, Rosemary Lugg, Michael Christofas, Tracey Yannopoulos, Agi Argyropoulos, Michael Winters, Constantine Emmanuelle, Paul Laspagis, Ivy Cafaci, Olga Antioniadis, Emily Karanikolopoulos, George Athanasiou, Stephanie Dellaportas, Sophia Xeros-Constantinides, Stella Dimadis, and James Pasakos.

Agi Argyropoulos, The Bee
Agi Argyropoulos, The Bee.

To coincide with the exhibition, the GACL will also present its annual Poetry Afternoon 2024. This free event will be held at the same venue on Saturday 20th July at 1.30pm, featuring 11 poets who will recite their poems in Greek and English with the theme ‘Memory Speaks.’ For more details, contact George & Monika Athanasiou M: 0402079178

Poets– Pavlos Andronikos, Angela Costi, Koraly Dimitriadis, Andrea Demetriou, Andrea Garivaldis, Iakovos Garivaldis, Kaiti Georgiou, Jim Ioannou, Marco Nicolaou, Fivos Panagiotou, and Erma Vassiliou.

Since its establishment, the GACL has amassed a valuable archive of information from all its past literary and art events, thus creating a historical record and a valuable archive of the names and works of numerous talented Greek Australian artists.

Michael Winters, Sailing into the depth of time

Building on the success of past exhibitions, the GACL identified the need for a Greek Australian Artist Directory (GAAD) to raise awareness of the artists who have been part of the Australian community, some since early migration. It is important to continue developing this directory and improve access to these artists and their works. Ten of the artists who will be participating in this year’s Antipodean Palette are currently registered with the GAAD.

Marie Petridis, Abstract Formation

The GAAD welcomes both visual and performing artists as well as artists from diverse backgrounds whose work has been inspired by Greek culture, thereby fostering connections and encouraging collaborative relationships within and beyond our community. Its aim is to enhance the visibility, accessibility, and preservation of the cultural identity, value, and history of Greek Australian art. 

Antipodean Palette 2024 Invitation

Interested artists can register their profiles by visiting www.gacl.com.au and clicking on the dedicated GAAD section. For any inquiries related to the GAAD, individuals can email GACL President Cathy Alexopoulos infogaclm@gmail.com or contact GAAD Co-ordinator Vasy Petros 0412 242 557.

*GAAD is a Greek Australian Cultural League Initiative, supported by The Greek Herald

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