There still time for artists to submit their work for selection to the Greek Australian Cultural League of Melbourne’s (GACL) 2021 Antipodean Palette’s “Metamorphosis” annual exhibition which this year is dedicated to the Liberation of the Hellenes from Ottoman rule.
Entries for the exhibition must be submitted by 30 April from which the work from 14 artists will be selected to be displayed from 17 to 31 May on billboards and walls in Melbourne, including Duckboard Place which is part of Melbourne’s street-art trail.
Last year, because of the COVID-19 restrictions, the exhibition was hosted online on the GACL’s website. In previous years, the exhibition was held in selected galleries.
“This year’s Antipodean Palette will be staged in Melbourne’s Duckboard Place, and other city locations. It is a bold and progressive move. Work from selected artists will be displayed on posters with QR codes to access the full work and artists’ statements on the GACL’s website,” said Aphroditi Karalis who is coordinating this year’s Antipodean Pallette in conjunction with Vasy Petros.
“Artists submitting work may interpret the theme “Metamorphosis”, however they wish with whatever medium they wish,” said Ms Karalis.
“Last year COVID-19 put a halt to many planned events as members hunkered down in their homes, not knowing what the future would hold. Even without events there was much to do and organise behind the scenes with (GACL president) Cathy Alexopoulos keeping members informed, overseeing the annual publication of the bilingual periodical Antipodes, organising the annual Literary Competition and keeping the group together and motivated to look to the future.
“For Vasy Petros it is the establishment of the Greek-Australian Art Register (GAAD) and Kids art classes. The GAAD, the first of its kind, brings together Greek Australian artists past and present. It will be a most valuable resource,” said Ms Karalis..
♦ For more information and how to apply go to the Greek Australian Cultural League of Melbourne website.