Australia

George Kapiniaris Acropolis Now

Kapiniaris: We used to be the enemy

Growing up Greek in Australia in the sixties, seventies and eighties wasn’t always easy. But according to actor and comedian George Kapiniaris, comedies like Acropolis Now helped to change attitudes towards migrant families as they integrated.

Iordanes Spyridon Gogos Jordan Gogos

Jordan Gogos Un/constrained

Like the elite Greek soldiers bursting out of the Trojan Horse in Troy, Iordanes Spyridon Gogos has exploded onto the creative scene with a vengeance, seizing it by storm. After staging his debut runway show at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2021, Gogos has received widespread acclaim for its colourful celebration of community and collaboration. Now in the midst of his first solo exhibition, Greek City Times speaks to the creative genius himself.

Sharia Sarantis: The Braid Boss

Sharia Sarantis: The Braid Boss

California born African American Sharia Sarantis, celebrity stylist and director of thriving business ‘The Braid Boss’ says “I would never have guessed I’d be Greek Orthodox and living in Australia with a thriving business!” Yet somehow, at 39 years of age, Sharia finds herself living in Sydney with her Greek Australian husband Sotiri, their two beautiful children and her 72 year old mother-in law. And she couldn’t be happier.