Saturday, 10 February 2018 23:20

Kythera, Secret and Unexpected

Kythera

Slideshow presentation and talk by photographer and travel guide author Tzeli Hadjidimitriou.

A relationship with Kythera can only be passionate; visitors are enthralled by the scent of wild grasses, the running streams, the stillness of a deserted beach and the steady flight of the eagle. Resisting the ferocious spread of mass tourism, Kythera, enticing and sensual, invites you, through the photos of Tzeli Hadjidimitriou, on a journey of discovery that may change your life for ever.

Sunday 11 March

2.30 pm

Kythera House,  Suite 1, 24 King Street, Rockdale

Free

Bookings: 9599 6998 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Language: Greek and English

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Saturday, 10 February 2018 23:23

Dancing with the Light

Dancing with the light

Photographs of Lesvos and Kythera

Photographer and travel writer Tzeli Hadjidimitriou shares with us moments from Lesvos, the island where she was born and raised, and Kythera, the island she fell in love with many years ago. Evoking sensations and experiences that derive mostly from nature and less often from the daily human presence, while avoiding the superficial convenience of digital photography the photographs do not simply portray a beautiful landscape; they invite us to hear the sounds of its waters, calm and stormy, to feel the heat of its earth, burnt by the sun, to gaze at its moonlight, to feel the humidity of its forests. 

Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 March

Times:  Tue: 11am-3pm

                Wed-Fri: 11am-6pm

                Sat: 11am-4pm

Kudos Gallery, 6 Napier Street, Paddington

Free

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Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:53

Ancient Greece - A Children’s Activity Day

Ancient Greece

The Nicholson Museum will host a day of free activities for children aged 5-12.  Explore the stories of the gods, goddesses and heroes as told in classical myths and discover the life of ancient Greek children; from play to music to drama.  Handle genuine archaeological artefacts from ancient Athens and Sparta and get creative at arts and craft stations around the museum. Explore  

Join us at 11am for the launch of Stella Tarakson’s children’s books Here Comes Hercules and Hera’s Terrible Trap.

Thursday 26 April 2018

10am – 4pm

Nicholson Museum, The University of Sydney

Free

Inquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 9351 2812

Language: English

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Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:53

IMPRESSIONS OF GREECE

Impressions of Greece

A journey through the photographic archives of William Woodhouse

The Nicholson Museum holds over 1500 glass-plate negatives of Greece taken by William Woodhouse,  Professor of Classics and Nicholson Museum curator at the University of Sydney in the 1890s and early 1900s. Woodhouse's photographs captured landscapes, archaeological sites, villages, monasteries, festivals and daily life in mainland Greece.

In this free talk Nicholson Museum curator Candace Richards will present the museum’s citizen archiving Flickr project which is seeking public help in identifying and describing the images. The talk will explore the richness of the photographs as a documentary resource, and we will learn more about Woodhouse’s life, his teaching and his love of Greece.

For more on the Woodhouse archives visit: http://sydney.edu.au/museums/research/woodhouse.shtml

Tuesday 17 April

6:30pm

St Peters/Sydenham Library, St Peters Town Hall, Unwins Bridge Road, Sydenham

Bookings: innerwestlibraries.eventbrite.com.au

Free

Language: English

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Cafe Dreaming

An Exhibition from the “In Their Own Image: Greek Australians” Project in partnership with the Australian History Museum, Macquarie University

Style was an essential element of Australia’s Greek cafés and milk bars. Both their exteriors and interiors, from the 1930s to the 1960s, expressed the glamour and allure of America – dazzling Art Deco streamlined and reflective surfaces, multi-coloured etched mirrors, badged silver-plated and ceramic tableware, flashing neon lights, gleaming soda fountain counters, exotic marble-topped tables or highly-polished wooden booths, with waiting staff in stylish uniforms that matched the interior décor. A new world of visual delight provided Australians with a taste of the American Dream – the fantasy of a life-style that was better, richer, fuller. This object-based exhibition provides an insight into this lost world.

Monday 16 April – Wednesday 30 May

Mon-Fri: 8am – 10pm; Sat-Sun: 10am – 6pm

Official Launch: Monday 16 April, 11am

Contact: 02 9850 7500

Macquarie University Library. Building C3C, corner of Macquarie Walk and Central Avenue

Free

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Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:53

Ancient Greek Art in the Nicholson Museum

Ancient Greek Art

The Nicholson Museum is home to Australia’s largest collection of archaeological objects from the ancient Mediterranean. This free one-hour tour will explore highlights from the collection manufactured in Greece and in Magna Graecia in antiquity, from the Bronze Age to the Roman period. See examples of Greek ceramic and sculptural traditions with a Nicholson Museum curator, and explore the exquisite beauty of the art of ancient Greece.  Discover the stories behind some of the Nicholson Museum’s beautiful artefacts, from the Cycladic figurine to Classical black-figure and red-figure vases and the marble statue of the god Hermes.

Saturday 7 April 2018

3pm

Nicholson Museum, Main Quadrangle, The University of Sydney

Free

Bookings essential: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 9351 2812

Language: English

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Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:46

Faces and Places

Agios Savvas Kalymnos S Caldis

A group exhibition of Sydney-based Greek-Australian artists. All with their own unique styles, the artists’ works come together in a show that explores their individual responses to their homeland and heritage. Artists: Antoinette Barbouttis, Karen Barbouttis, Stephen Caldis, Alexandra Danalis, Maritsa Micos-Dragonas and Dina Tourvas.

Image: Agios Savvas Kalymnos by Stephen Caldis

Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 March

Tue: 11am-3pm

Wed-Fri: 11am-6pm

Sat: 11am-4pm

Kudos Gallery, 6 Napier Street, Paddington

Free

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