St. Basil's NSW/ACT, in cooperation with the Greek War Museum, presents for the very first time in Australia a stunning ‘1821 Greek Art Exhibition'– a collection of rare artworks and traditional Greek costumes entitled 'Heroes Made of Metal' by the internationally renowned sculptor Nikos Floros - inspired by the Greek Revolution.
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
As part of the celebrations of 200 years of Greek Independence, from March 13 until April 3 2022, St. Basil's NSW/ACT will be hosting an ‘1821 Greek Art Exhibition' at Sydney Town Hall, featuring authentic and rare exhibits from the Greek War Museum and traditional Greek costumes from the collection 'Heroes Made of Metal' by the internationally renowned sculptor Nikos Floros.
“The ‘1821 Greek Art Exhibition' is an event of national importance and cultural significance. St. Basil's could not be prouder to host such an event, especially as this is the very first time that these exhibits will be coming to Australia,” says the team at St. Basil's NSW/ACT in an announcement about the up and coming exhibition.
Established in 1975, the Athens War Museum houses a large range of exhibits relating to Greece's military history. It covers the history of war across ages and exhibits objects from different eras including the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Alexandrine – Hellenistic Period and many more.
The museum's centrepieces are weaponry from wars in which Greece participated as well as artefacts from other civilisations also, 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 will travel outside of Greece and that Australia will be the country to host these artefacts for a short period of time.
The ‘1821 Greek Art Exhibition' will also feature traditional Greek costumes that form part of Nikos Floros' 'Heroes Made of Metal' collection.
The costumes have been created with mosaics that meticulously transform "humble" materials into rustling satin fabrics, glittering with brilliant diamond-cut tiles.
In designing the traditional costumes Floros' creative process entailed historical research and intense study of memoirs, requiring, as he explains, "Time to listen to the character and the feelings of these heroes and to capture them in my works."
"We believe that this exhibition is very important for all Greek Australians and the wider community," says St. Basil's NSW/ACT.
"Everyone will have the opportunity to visit and admire up-close these rare exhibits which represent a vital part of the Greek history and shed light upon the key events which led up to the Greek Revolution, the Greek struggle of 1821, and the evolution of the newly established modern Greek state."
The ‘1821 Greek Art Exhibition' will be open to the public for free, every day from 9:30 am till 4:30 pm.
St. Basil's NSW/ACT is a not-for-profit organisation created by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia to provide quality care to ageing Greek - Australians.