Adelaide’s epic Hellenic cultural festival Odyssey returns to the City of Churches next month.
Organised by the Greek Orthodox Community of SA Inc. (GOCSA), the month-long festival features an exciting line-up of arts and cultural events, including theatre, art, and music all centred around the theme ‘Cultural Destinations’.
As part of the program, the Odyssey Art Prize returns. The exhibition will feature the works of local artists of Hellenic heritage, and will be on show at the festival’s hub, Olympic Hall for the entire month.
GOCSA is currently seeking expressions of interest from artists, and especially encourage young and new talent to display their work, and even have the opportunity to sell a piece.
Aside from adhering to this year’s theme of ‘Cultural Destinations’, when it comes to medium, all forms of art are accepted from painting, drawing and print making to ceramics and sculpture.
Launching on Friday 5 October, participating artists will also have the opportunity to win one of three prizes. An eminent art judge, whose identity has yet to be revealed, will assess the works and select three winners. The recipient of the first prize takes home $1,000, second prize $600, and third $400.
The piece of art that takes out the top prize will also become a permanent fixture in the GOCSA’s gallery, while every other piece included in the exhibition will be available for purchase.
Odyssey will launch on Friday 5 October at Olympic Hall (288 Franklin St, Adelaide, SA) at 7.00 pm and run until 3 November. Participating artists must have their artwork ready to be hung/displayed by Monday 24 September. To stay up-to-date and for enquiries, visit https://www.facebook.com/odysseyfestival