St. Basil’s NSW/ACT, in cooperation with the Greek War Museum, brings a stunning ‘1821 Greek Art Exhibition’ to Australia for the first time ever – a collection of rare Greek artwork and costume titled ‘Heroes Made of Metal’ by internationally acclaimed sculptor Nikos Floros – inspired by the Greek Revolution.
Exhibition dates: March 13 to April 3, 2022
Open: 7 days, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Sydney Town Hall, 483 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
As part of the celebrations of 200 years of Greek independence, from March 13 to April 3, 2022, St. Basil’s NSW/ACT will host an “Exhibition of Greek Art from 1821” at St. Basil’s Town Hall. Sydney, with authentic and rare wartime exhibits from Greece. Museum and traditional Greek costumes from the internationally renowned sculptor’s ‘Heroes Made of Metal’ collection Nikos Floros.
“The Greek Art Exhibition of 1821 is an event of national and cultural significance. St. Basil’s couldn’t be prouder to host such an event, especially as this is the very first time these exhibits will come to Australia,” the St. Basil’s NSW/ACT team says in an announcement. on the upcoming exhibition. .
Established in 1975, the Athens War Museum houses a wide range of exhibits relating to Greece’s military history. It covers the history of warfare through the ages and displays artifacts from different eras including the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Alexandrian-Hellenistic period and many more.
The centerpieces of the museum are weapons from the wars in which Greece participated as well as artifacts from other civilizations as well, such as ancient China and ancient Japan.
It is moving that this is the first time that rare and authentic exhibits from the Athens War Museum have traveled outside of Greece and that Australia is the country that will host these items for a short time.
The “1821 Greek Art Exhibition” will also feature traditional Greek costumes that are part of Nikos Floros’ “Heroes Made of Metal” collection.
The costumes were created with mosaics that meticulously transform “humble” materials into rustling satin fabrics, shimmering with brilliant diamond-cut tiles.
When designing the traditional costumes, Floros’ creative process involved historical research and an in-depth study of memories, requiring, as he explains, “time to listen to the character and feelings of these heroes and capture them in my works”.
“We believe this exhibition is very important to all Greek Australians and the wider community,” says St. Basil’s NSW/ACT.
“Everyone will have the opportunity to visit and admire these rare exhibits up close which represent a vital part of Greek history and highlight the key events leading up to the Greek Revolution, the Greek Struggle of 1821 and the evolution of the newly created modern Greek state.
The “1821 Greek Art Exhibition” will be open to the public free of charge, daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NSW/ACT from St. Basil is a non-profit organization established by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia to provide quality care for aging Greek-Australians.
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