VISUAL ARTS

VISUAL ARTS

Pisti

Handcrafted by Pisti: Greek cultural gift store

Made with love and guided by faith, the beautiful creations of Pisti are meaningful cultural gifts that are custom-made by inspiring 23 year old Greek-Australian artist Georgia Xirocostas.

Bipartisan Support for the Annual Martin Children’s Walk

Bipartisan Support for the Annual Martin Children’s Walk

Two bronze statues honouring Sir James Martin, philhellene and one of the founding fathers of the modern Australian state of New South Wales, are set to become the starting and finishing lines for an annual walk of school students from Parramatta to Sydney.

Sir James Martin Statue Relocated to the Heart of Parramatta

Sir James Martin Statue Relocated to the Heart of Parramatta

A bronze statue honouring Sir James Martin, philhellene and one of the founding fathers of the modern Australian state of New South Wales, has been relocated to a more ‘fitting’ permanent new site in the very heart of the City of Parramatta.

Britain’s Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan Warns: Returning the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece “A Very Dangerous and Slippy Road

British Culture Secretary Warns: Returning the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece “A Very Dangerous and Slippy Road"

Britain’s Culture Secretary Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan says restoring the Sculptures to their homeland of Greece would only serve to spark a wave of further demands for the return of other ancient artefacts that are currently also held in Britain. “Where does that end?” she asks.

St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church World Trade Center New York

Finest Iconographers in the World Complete Dome at St. Nicholas Greek Church on World Trade Centre Site

The final iconography including the Pantokrator icon at the Dome’s centre and the 20 Prophets at the Dome’s perimeter painted by Mount Athos monks Fr. Lukas and his associate Fr. Pachimos, among the finest iconographers in the world, was completed at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, New York early this week.

Jordan Gogos GQ Men of the Year

‘Creative Force’ Jordan Gogos, GQ Men of the Year Winner 2022

The burgeoning hold of Jordan Gogos in the hearts of creatives has been cemented as he is named a winner at the GQ Men of the Year 2022, the magazine’s prestigious awards celebrating the best and brightest men and women across all kinds of arenas from sport, to fashion, to art and acting. Gogos speaks to Greek City Times about his award.

Fikos

Fikos: Painter of the Largest Mural in Greek and Byzantine Art History

Painter and muralist, Fikos is the creator of the largest mural in the history of Greek and Byzantine art. Entitled ‘Earth&Sky’ the 46-metre high masterpiece covers the side of a seventeen-storey building taking the internationally acclaimed artist just thirteen days to paint.

The University of Melbourne to Develop Exchange Programs with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the University of Patras

The University of Melbourne to Develop Exchange Programs with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the University of Patras

On Thursday 17 November a group of delegates from the Hellenic Medical Society of Australia and Hellenic Diaspora World Congress met with representatives from the University of Melbourne’s faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

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Four of the finest Ancient Greek sculptures are kept in museums away from their motherland

The movement to return the Parthenon marbles to their motherland was started in the 1980s. But it is not just the Elgin marbles that have been removed from Greece. Some of the most magnificent Greek sculptures ever created are in fact located in various museums around the world, proudly representing the country in which they were born.

Apart but Alike: Classical Greece and its Influence on Sydney [VIDEO]

Apart but Alike: Classical Greece and its Influence on Sydney [VIDEO]

Presented at Parliament House, Sydney by the Executive Board of Greek-Australian Business Leaders on Tuesday 18 October 2022 and hosted by The Hon. Rob Stokes, Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport; ‘Apart but Alike: Classical Greece and its Influence on Sydney’ provided a great opportunity to reflect on the legacy of the Greeks in Sydney and how Classical Greece broadly impacted Western culture.