Greek exhibition by philhellenic linocut artist Michael Winters open in Canberra

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An exhibition of Greek linocuts by artist Michael Winters is currently showing in Canberra at the Belconnen Arts Centre.

The exhibition titled ‘My Greece’ is open until August 21 and comprises 45 pieces and is a major retrospective survey of his Greek-themed artworks from 1995 to 2022.

‘My Greece’ is the creation of Canberra’s wandering Philhellene artist who upon visiting Leros in 1965, commenced a long creative relationship with the island and Greece itself.

He lived and worked in Greece for long periods and in 2007 set up a printmaking studio on Leros. Some of the works in the exhibition were created there.

Winters says his intention was to create both a sense of place and also the technical challenge of using layer upon layer of colour in the work.

Helen Musa from CBR City News writes: “His exhibition will cover linocut images of Athens, Monemvasia, Corinth, ancient Olympia and Crete, but the majority will be of Leros, where, in 2007 he shipped his equipment and spent two years making prints and teaching in the adopted homeland of his youth.”

Winters is responsible for several large public murals around the ACT, is still an active painting teacher and is most prominently known in Canberra for his grand exhibition of artworks commemorating Australia’s involvement in Crete during World War II at the Australian War Memorial in 2005.

For more details on “My Greece”, at the Belconnen Arts Centre click here.

SOURCE: CBR City News

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