Greek Revolution LEGO heroes turn up at St Basil’s 1821 Greek Art Exhibition

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The LEGO figures of Greek Revolution heroes and heroines have paid a visit to the St Basil’s NSW/ACT 1821 Greek Art Exhibition at Sydney’s Town Hall.

The LEGO figures have been specially-created by Australian ‘Lego Classicist,’ Pop-Artist and Historical Archivist, Liam D. Jensen.

They include General Theodoros Kolokotronis, Alexandros Mavrokordatos and Lord Byron, as well as Laskarina Bouboulina, Manto Mavrogenous and Domna Visvizi.

General Theodoros Kolokotronis.

READ MORE: Australian pop-artist immortalises Greek Revolution heroines in LEGO.

Mr Jensen tells The Greek Herald that once he heard there was an exhibition in Sydney where he could see two of the original paintings he had based his LEGO portraits on, he knew he had to see them in person straight away.

“The exhibition was wonderful and to have those original paintings and images juxtaposed amongst the vibrant aluminium modern works of art was amazing,” Mr Jensen adds.

Manto Mavrogenous.

READ MORE: Greek Revolution heroes turned into LEGO figures to celebrate Greek National Day.

The St Basil’s NSW/ACT 1821 Greek Art Exhibition will be open at Sydney’s Town Hall until Sunday, April 3.

It is a collaboration with the Athens War Museum and features rare objects inspired by the Greek Revolution of 1821, as well as the ‘Heroes Made of Metal’ collection of traditional Greek costumes by internationally renowned sculptor Nikos Floros.

READ MORE: 1821 Greek Art Exhibition officially launched at Sydney Town Hall.

Laskarina Bouboulina.

Full Details:

  • ‘1821 Greek Art Exhibition’
  • Exhibition dates: March 13 to April 3, 2022
  • Open 7 days, 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Venue: Sydney Town Hall, 483 George St, Sydney NSW 2000.
  • Admission is free.

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