On the program: Exhibitions, conferences, festivals, summer cultural camp and more


VICTORIA

FECCA CONFERENCE 2022

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

THE PAINTED SCULPTURE

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 LOVE AT THE HELLENIC MUSEUM

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

GACL KIDS HOLIDAY PROGRAM

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 Through Art: Loss and Resilience, on Friday July 1, is suitable for children aged 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 tour gacl.com.au and click on GACL KIDS 2022 or contact Cathy Alexopoulos 0428 968 715

GCM SUMMER CULTURAL CAMP IN NORTHERN GREECE

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 9-20 (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: VARIATIONS

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 through www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2022/festivals-and-series/morning-melodies/zoy-frangos-variations

New South Wales

SAINT BASIL GREEK SUMMER FESTIVAL

On Sunday June 5, Sydney’s biggest festival, ‘Greek Summer Festival promises to give you a taste of the Greek summer! The festival will feature delicious Greek food, produce, traditional dance performances, live music and many other Greek summer favorites. This is a family event with a range of games and activities for all ages.

When: June 5, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. AEST

Where: Carss Bush Park, Carwar Avenue, Carss Park, NSW

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