Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia officially launched the Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney’s costume exhibition at the Hermes Lounge in Kogarah on Sunday April 11.

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes
*His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

The amazing exhibition features traditional costumes from different regions of Greece, jewellery, artefacts, furniture, rugs, embroideries and books, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the 1821 Greek Revolution.

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

In attendance was Her Excellency Martha Mavrommatis High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus, Consul General of Greece in Sydney Christos Karras, Trade Commissioner of Greece in Australia Katia Gkikiza, special guest Jenny Morrison, the wife of Scott Morrison (the 30th Prime Minister of Australia), as well as other members of the Greek community.

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes
*Left to Right: Mrs Jenny Morrison, Mr Christos Karras, Mrs Katia Gkikiza, Mrs Martha Mavrommatis and His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes
*His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia
Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes
*His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia and Mrs Jenny Morrison
Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes
*Mr Christos Karras
Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes
*Mrs Martha Mavrommatis
Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes
*President of the Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney, Liana Vertzayias
Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes
*MC Dimitrios Kametopoulos
Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes
*His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia with the Hellenic Lyceum Sydney committee

The Greek and Australian National Anthems were recited by the National Metropolitan Choir of Australia, led by musical director Themos Mexis.

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

An excerpt from Mexis’ composition, ‘ODE TO FREEDOM’ in commemoration of the 1821 struggle for Greek Independence, was also sung by the choir.

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes
*Themos Mexis with National Metropolitan Choir of Australia

Following the speeches, the Aristotelion Academy of Greek Traditional Dance wowed attendees with traditional dancers from Morias and Thrace.

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Many of the costumes at the unique exhibition were donated by the local Greek community.

Children and teenagers are encouraged to attend to see the richness and culture of the Greek heritage.

 Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney presents a unique exhibition of Greek costumes

The National Metropolitan Choir of Australia's first public performance at the Hellenic Lyceum Sydney's Costume Exhibition

The National Metropolitan Choir of Australia's first public performance at the Hellenic Lyceum Sydney's Costume Exhibition

The costume exhibition will be at the Hermes Lounge in Kogarah for a limited time only.

  • Saturday between 1pm-3pm
  • Sunday 11pm-1pm
  • Monday to Friday by appointment
For more information, please visit the Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney.
*Images by Nick Bourdaniotis/Bourdo Photography (Copyright)

The National Metropolitan Choir of Australia under the direction of Themos Mexis

Greek composer and conductor, Themos Mexis, has been appointed Musical Director of the new National Metropolitan Choir of Australia, formed under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.

The choir will perform in Constantinople in 2021, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the enthronement of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. It is hoped the event will be held in the wonderful Hagia Eirene.

Themos Mexis, with the support of Father Steven Scoutas, invite anyone interested in joining the choir to complete an online application form.

All interested men and women, above the age of 18-years-old, are encouraged to apply.

All that is required is a love of singing in a choir. No previous experience is necessary nor is the ability to read Greek or music.

For further information, please contact Ellie Mexis on 0404 378 745 or Father Scoutas on 0417 771 113.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.