What’s New June 10-17: A month full of art, music, flavor and conversation starting this week



The Australian Greek Cultural League will display the work of eight unique artists on 1.7m x 2.3m posters at various locations in the heart of Brunswick, as part of an easily accessible art trail designed to encourage new discovery and discovery. appreciation of color, space and line. . The Art Trail takes no more than 60 minutes to complete on foot – although lingering is actively encouraged – and will include the work of respected artists from across Australia. Through mediums like digital, photography, oils and acrylic paints, the work of eight talented artists will be exhibited on large posters. The list of featured artists includes Efrossini Chaniotis, Katrina Ginis, Masonik, Joy McDonald, Constantine Nicholas, James Pasakos, Kalliroe Tsiatis and Yanis.When: Open until June 12

Where: At key intersections along Sydney Road (including Glenlyon Rd, Victoria St and William St), Brunswick.

Information: www.gaclmelbourne.com/g/ap22/

Artist Efrossini ‘Effie’ Chaniots is hosting a new exhibition of her works, The Painted Sculptures, 3D sculpted works she has painted which represent ‘the meeting of Hellenism and Australianism’ in Melbourne.

The exhibition will remain open from June 15 to July 1 at the Ladder Art Space.

When: From Wednesday June 15 to Saturday July 2, 2022 / Opening Thursday June 16, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Scale Art Space, 81 Denmark Street, Kew, Melbourne

Information: Contact gallery director Maryam Safinia (03) 9852 8772 or visit the artist’s website: www.efrossiniart.com

Greek-Australian filmmaker Mary Zournazi has been connecting to her heritage land for 10 years now, and this is her 2nd feature documentary about Greece, its culture and its history, this time around rembetika music, the “greek blues”. Director Mary Zournazi will do a Q&A, along with Christos Tsiolkas, writer and occasional film critic.

When: Thursday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m.,

Where: Classic Cinema, 9 Gordon St, Elsternwick

Tickets via www.classiccinemas.com.au/events/my-rembetika-blues-q-and-a-screening

After a long hiatus, the FECCA 2022 conference will reconvene in person next year in Melbourne to hold a conference where multicultural communities, policy makers, service providers, academics and many more can delve into several topics of news. The initial list of excellent speakers includes Patricia Turner AM, Behrouz Boochani, Megan Davis, Kumi Taguchi and Nyadol Nyuon.

When: June 16-17, 2022

Where: Sofitel Melbourne, at 25 Collins Street

Reservations: www.fecca2022.org.au

After several delays due to COVID-19, the Hellenic Museum will hold its unique evening on Greek Love: Desire, Sexuality and Identity in the Classical World next month. It offers the opportunity to discover “queer coded stories, mythologies of antiquity”. The Hellenic Museum affirms that Greek Love will inform, entertain and challenge how we as modern audiences interpret the past and how it relates to contemporary LGBTQIA+ representations (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual) .

When: Friday, June 17, 2022, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Hellenic Museum, former Royal Mint building, 280 William Street, Melbourne

Cost: $65 (+1.63 service charge) cocktail and canapés included

Reservation: bit.ly/3N9FmcQ

The Greek-Australian Cultural League has released the dates for the second term school holidays for its arts and culture program GACL KIDS for children aged 7-11 from June 29 to July 1 at Gasworks Art Studio in Albert Park. On Wednesday, June 29, it will be Paintings of feathers and chains: Icarus and his wings. On Thursday, June 30, the session will be devoted to Painting without a brush: flowers in Greek mythology. The Final Session, Story Telling By Art: Loss and Resilience Friday, July 1 is suitable for ages 9-11

When: Three individual sessions on different themes, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. From Wednesday June 29 to Friday July 1, 2022.

Where: Gasworks Arts Studio, Richardson Street, Albert Park

Cost: $20 per session and $50 for three sessions.

Information: full program and online registration, visit gacl.com.au and click on GACL KIDS 2022 or contact Cathy Alexopoulos 0428 968 715

My Rembetika Blues. Photo: Supplied

Melbourne’s Greek community and the Greek Foreign Ministry are bringing back their summer camp after a long hiatus. The new experience, titled Cultural Camp, is for adults 18 and older (you must be 18 by July 8) and will take place in northern Greece. The camp will be based in Thessaloniki with visits to Vergina, Nimphaio, Dion Olympus and Kastoria from July 9 to 20 (20 days inclusive). Fees include accommodation, meals, internal transfers, museum and site admissions.

When: July 9-20, 2022

Where: Northern Greece

Applications: Online form available at https://bit.ly/3wEzBhX

Zoy Frangos is the son of a Greek migrant father and an Indigenous-Australian mother, and is in many ways a “typical” Australian. This show tells the personal and musical story of Zoy. From his childhood in Ballarat, Zoy has since found his place on stage. He starred in Pecan Summer, the world’s first Indigenous opera composed by Deborah Cheetham, voiced Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, played Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar and was most recently seen with Tina Arena in Tim Rice and the iconic musical. EVITA by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Supported by a powerful group and joined by his wife Elisa Colla, Zoy tells his story with honesty and humor. Let yourself be carried away by its variations on classic songs like “Bring Him Home”, “Jailhouse Rock” and the theme from The Godfather.

When: July 18, 2022

Where: Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank

Tickets: $30 via www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2022/festivals-and-series/morning-melodies/zoy-frangos-variations


The 40th Sydney Greek Festival is devoting a day to presentations of recently published books in English by Greek-Australian writers in collaboration with UTS Journalism and Writing. Although very different in style and content, all the books are united by common themes of migration, displacement and identity. Several acclaimed Australian Greek writers will participate; the list includes Nina Angelo, Andrew Pippos, Casi Plate, Peter Papathanasiou, George Paxinos, among others.

When: Sunday June 12, 2022, 10am-5pm

Where: Prince Henry Centre, 2 Coast Hospital Rd, Little Bay

Reservations and information: Free event, registration required, to find out more visit greekfestivalofsydney.com.au

Not all myths are created equal. The Greeks and Romans told hundreds of stories about the lives and loves of gods and heroes. Many of these stories have been forgotten. However, a number have captured our imaginations and inspired generations of artists. Myths that Matter – The Influence of Greek Myths in the Visual Arts lecture examines these influential myths and why they have proven so important to artists from Botticelli to Picasso by Professor Alastair Blanshard. Myths discussed include the labors of Hercules, Perseus and Medusa, Apollo and Daphne, the Minotaur, Pygmalion and Galatea. Professor Blanshard is the first Paul Eliadis Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Queensland. He grew up in Brisbane before undertaking doctoral studies at Cambridge and became a lecturer at Merton College, Oxford. He also taught at the University of Reading and later at the University of Sydney while authoring a significant number of books and publications on the classical world.

When: July 7 at 6 p.m.

Where: Michael Hoskins Center for the Creative Arts, The Armidale School, 89 Douglas Street, Armidale, NSW

Ticket & reservations: $5 – $25 via 0408 472 284 or 02 6776 5800


Dance and feast like a Greek at Greek Street Food Inc Saturday, July 9, 2022 from 5-8 p.m. Mlanda Milaa in Queensland is hosting a unique day out, inviting everyone to grab a bite by the fire or grab some takeaway. All the usual favorites like souvlaki, traditional Greek dishes and rotisserie specialties will be available, along with a special menu expansion including vegetarian and children’s meals.

If you want a table, reservations are essential.

When: Saturday, July 9, at 5-8 AEST

Where: 1720 Malanda Millaa Millaa Road, Jaggan QLD

Reservations: 0482 988 031

The Toowoomba Grammar Acting Academy (TiGAA) is hosting a performance of “Greek Mythology for Millennials” at the Empire Theatre, Armitage Center on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The school specializes in the education of boys and young men since 1875 and now, our current enrollment of students is approximately 1,250, from kindergarten to grade 12. This comedy was written by 12th grader Gabriel C. Donaldson.

When: Wednesday 15 June, at 7 p.m.

Where: Empire Theater, Armitage Center, 54 Neil Street, Toowoomba, QLD

Tickets: $15 adults / $10 reduced

Information: http://www.twgs.qld.edu.au


PYX LAX @ THEBARTON THEATERThe best-selling band in Greek history, PYX LAX, brings an all-ages musical experience to Thebarton for all ages on Friday September 16th. The voice and soul of a generation arrives in Australia with a repertoire of songs that have changed the musical landscape of Greece. Just as the Beatles changed Western music, Pyx Lax changed modern Greek music.

When: Friday, September 16, 2022, Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m.

Where: Thebarton Theater, 112 Henley Beach Rd, Torrensville, SA

Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.au/event/13005C819DF11CC4

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