Greek Australian Cultural League launch new exhibition ‘Lost Homelands’ in Victoria

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The Greek Australian Cultural League’s (GACL) new exhibition Lost Homelands was officially launched at Steps Gallery in Carlton, Victoria on Saturday, November 2.

The group art exhibition was organised by the GACL to align with this year’s commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe (1922-2022). It will be open at the gallery until November 13.

Lost Homelands contains artworks from artists from Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia in a number of genres and mediums. The artworks are based around the theme of loss and displacement.

The exhibition was officially launched by Dr Antonis Piperoglou, Hellenic Senior Lecturer in Global Diasporas at the University of Melbourne.

Dr Antonis Piperoglou.

In his speech, Dr Piperoglou encouraged exhibit visitors to let the artworks challenge them and guide them to “new visions of what may constitute a lost homeland.”

“What I take from this torrent of artistic thought is just how variable our conceptions and attachments to homelands are,” Dr Piperoglou said.

“Please allow yourself to wrestle with these thoughtful pieces. Have a conversation with them. Linger with them. Allow them to challenge you.”

The President of the GACL, Cathy Alexopoulos, also spoke at the launch and described the activities of the GACL, as well as congratulated the artists for participating in the exhibition.

“This is not in any way an exhibition that may produce many sales, although we always live in hope, it is an exhibition more of thought, insight and feeling, an evocative display of different art forms which create discussion, reflection and emotion,” Ms Alexopoulos said.

You can visit the Lost Homelands exhibition at the Steps Gallery in Carlton, Victoria until November 13. Monday – Friday, 11am – 4.30pm and Saturday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm.

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